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Updated: Feb. 22, 2016

It’s no secret that Breckenridge knows how to party. The summer brings big events, each celebrating a Breckenridge best-of. Join us to celebrate history, bikes, beer and more. Read on for tips and local favorites at these top summer (June through August) events. The fun continues as the seasons change, so don’t miss fall festival season and top winter events.

The Pool is one of many installations and exhibits that will be featured during Breckenridge Creative Arts' newest event, WAVE. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Creative Arts

The Pool is one of many installations and exhibits that will be featured during Breckenridge Creative Arts’ newest event, WAVE. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Creative Arts

(New) WAVE: Light + Water + Sound debuts June 2-5, 2016

Breckenridge Creative Arts brings a brand-new, four-day event featuring interactive art, temporary installations and musical performances around the Blue River Plaza. Exhibitions range from serious to whimsical, and all center on the themes of light, water and sound.

More info: http://www.breckcreate.org/

Breck Demo Days highlights top trails and bike rides June 23-26

Town’s signature summer cycling event packs the community’s favorite bike-themed activities – mountain and road demos, a poker ride, and guided tours – into a long weekend (June 23-26) of fun, now called Breck Demo Days (formerly Breck Bike Week).

Best bet: Pack your headlamp and join us for the campfire ride. We’ll have an easier and a more difficult trail option, all culminating with a campfire and s’mores.

More info: http://www.gobreck.com/events/breck-demo-days

Breck Demo Days brings guided rides on top trails. Photo by Liam Doran

Breck Demo Days brings guided rides on top trails. Photo by Liam Doran

July 4: Sidewalk chalk rules in Breckenridge on Independence Day weekend

This Independence Day, Breckenridge Creative Arts’ Street Arts Festival (July 1-4) celebrates street, pavement and graffiti arts with outdoor murals, installations, workshops and pop-up art. On July 4, the party kicks off with a 10K trail run, followed by the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race and the Main Street parade. Family activities, live music, a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra and an extraordinary fireworks display close out the night.

Family tip: Bring a swimsuit! Kids’ water fights are tradition, and you’ll have dry clothes for later.

More info: http://www.gobreck.com/events/fourth-of-july

L'Homme Cirque is one of many performances taking place during the 2016 Breckenridge International Festival of Arts. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Creative Arts

L’Homme Cirque is one of many performances taking place during the 2016 Breckenridge International Festival of Arts. Photo courtesy Breckenridge Creative Arts

Breckenridge Summer Beer Fest: July 9

For more than 10 years, the Breckenridge Summer Beer Fest has brought an incredible music lineup, along with dozens of brewers, to celebrate in the Summit County sunshine. The party goes down on Ridge Street and tickets typically sell out. Keep an eye on the website below for updated brewer and band info, or check out more of Breckenridge’s best beer fests.

Locals’ tip: A catered lunch, take-home mug, special edition brews and private bathrooms make the VIP tickets totally worth it, and they will sell out.

More info: http://summer.breckenridgebeerfestival.com/

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts: Aug. 12-21

Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, this 10-day festival brings together a variety of performances, installations, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks, and surprise collaborations, with an eclectic mix of music, theater, film, visual and street arts, and family entertainment.

Locals’ tip: Sign up to volunteer — you’ll usually get an inside look at the artists and exhibitions. For example, last year, volunteers got to meet the artist and help paint with him for The Blue Trees exhibit.

More info: http://www.breckcreate.org/

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Events continue throughout the year — visit Fall is Festival Season for the September-October lineup, and Best Winter Events in Breckenridge for ski season (November through April) festivals.

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