When planning a meeting in Breckenridge, there’s no better way to showcase local culture than by incorporating a signature event. This mountain community is known for its festival vibe, and the year-long calendar offers diverse animation for planners and attendees. Breckenridge’s summer festival season kicks off in June with great values; themes range from arts and cycling to rich mining history.

Plan a meeting around the Colorado Gold Panning Championships for teambuilding opportunities and excellent off-site amenities. / Photo by Carl Scofield

Plan a meeting around the Colorado Gold Panning Championships for teambuilding opportunities and excellent off-site amenities. / Photo by Carl Scofield

Unique, off-site amenities

WAVE: Light + Water + Sound (June 1-4, 2017) features interactive arts displays, temporary installations and musical performances around the Blue River Plaza. It’s the perfect pick for planners who want to combine value season with creative off-site activities–it’s great for attendees traveling with family.

History & teambuilding

Get a first-hand taste of Breckenridge’s mining history with the annual Colorado Gold Panning Championships (June 17-18, 2017). Try a Country Boy Mine tour and add a teambuilding challenge to bring home the gold. Panning demos run all weekend in the Blue River Plaza, and make for excellent off-site activities.

Refined VIP events

Home to the National Repertory Orchestra and the Breckenridge Music Festival, the Riverwalk Center offers more than 40 classic and popular music concerts throughout summer. Create a VIP experience at one of the top concerts, or bring a small chamber ensemble to perform at a private event.

Work with local musicians to theme your next meeting to the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (or any signature event!) / Photo courtesy Joe Kusumoto for Breckenridge Creative Arts

Work with local musicians to theme your next meeting to the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (or any signature event!) / Photo courtesy Joe Kusumoto for Breckenridge Creative Arts

Corporate social responsibility

Bike-themed activities take center stage during Breck Bike Week (June 23-25, 2017), Breckenridge’s signature summer cycling event: try mountain and road demos, a poker ride, clinics and guided tours. Meeting planners can stick to the cycling theme with a build-a-bike corporate social responsibility program, or design a custom clinic that doubles as a teambuilding initiative.

Theme any meeting to a signature event

Bring a taste of any Breckenridge festival to your next meeting. For example, planners can showcase an arts theme in honor of the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts by working with an artist to create custom pieces at a welcome reception. Artwork can be raffled or given as awards.

The Breckenridge community hosts a variety of signature events throughout fall and winter. For more ideas, or to start planning, contact the destination consultants at the Breckenridge Tourism Office: BreckMeetings.com or (888) 796-2825.

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