Kingdom Days

June 19th - 21st 2015
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Join us in reinventing Breckenridge’s colorful past during the 8th annual Kingdom Days. Celebrate over 150 years of Breckenridge’s diverse history with mining, exploration and adventure. Founded in 1859, Breckenridge was inadvertently excluded from some copies of the U.S. maps, becoming known as "Colorado's Kingdom" until 1936 when it finally became incorporated. For an entire weekend, this real town turns upside down to pay tribute to gold fields and mining, exploration and adventure, brothels and saloons, booms and busts. Be sure to try your hand at gold panning with the Gold Prospectors of Colorado during their Colorado Gold Panning Championships and check out the Outhouse Races on Sunday, June 21st on Ridge St. This corky race showcases uniquely built outhouses on wheels which are raced down the street and has become a Father’s Day staple for the entire family.

2015 Breckenridge Outhouse Races:

Join us from noon to 3:30pm for free kids entertainment including face painting, bounce house, strolling characters and of course, the Outhouse Races!

The running of the 8th Annual Outhouse races. In celebration of the zany character of Breckenridge and the hardships faced by our forefathers, Breckenridge hosts an event that combines a glimpse of our past in the spirit of today. There will be prizes for first, second and third places as well as the People’s Choice Outhouse Award plus entertainment and kids games in between races from Paul Borrillo.

Where: 100 block of S. Ridge St. (outside Fatty's Pizzeria)
When: Sunday, June 21st 2:00pm - 3:30pm (kids activities begin at 12:00pm) 

People's Choice Voting at 1:00 p.m.

Want to participate in the Outhouse Races? Check out the links below to sign up for FREE and find out more information on race guidelines. You can also click on the picture of the outhouse race to the right to see more examples of past outhouses!

Register Here

Printable Registeration Form

See Race Rules Here

Colorado Gold Panning Championships:

Where: Blue River Plaza (203 S. Main St. Breckenridge)
When: June 19th - 21st from 10am - 4pm
Cost: FreeMore info:

Schedule for Museums and Historic Tours:

Barney Ford Victorian Home Tour
Visit the home of Barney L. Ford: escaped slave, prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights leader.  Learn about Aunt Clara Brown, considered one of Colorado’s great pioneers, while this temporary exhibit is on display. (Available for private parties.)  Enjoy old time treats during your visit to the Barney Ford Home on Saturday.
where:  111 East Washington Avenue, Breckenridge
time:  11am – 4pm, Tuesday thru Sunday
cost:  Free, donations gratefully accepted
info:  970-453-9767

Edwin Carter Discovery Center
Take an interactive journey into the life of Breckenridge’s famous log cabin naturalist, Professor Edwin Carter.  Great for kids!  Featured are a theatre and interactive learning center where children can try hands-on activities related to Carter’s work. (Available for private parties.)  Join us on Sunday 
at noon for a birthday celebration in honor of Mr. Carter complete with birthday cake and music!
where:  111 North Ridge Street, Breckenridge
time:  11am – 4pm, Tuesday thru Sunday
cost:  Free, donations gratefully accepted
info:  970-453-9767

Summit Ski Exhibit
This exhibit celebrates Breckenridge as the first ski town in Colorado and highlights the first 100 years of skiing in Summit County.  Included in the exhibit are items on display from the 10th Mountain Division.
where:  308-B South Main Street, Breckenridge
time:  11am – 4pm, Tuesday thru Sunday
cost:  Free, donations gratefully accepted
info:  970-453-9767

Tombstone Tales at Twilight
Hear the tales of Breckenridge’s past from beyond the grave.  Stroll through the cemetery and hear the many fascinating stories of Breckenridge’s first inhabitants.
where:  Valley Brook Cemetery, 905 Airport Road, Breckenridge
time:  5:30pm, Friday and Sunday (Reservations required by 3:30pm/24 hour cancellation required)
cost:  $15/adults, $10/kids (Ages 4-12)
info:  970-453-9767

Breckenridge World Market
The Breckenridge Sunday World Market boasts 40+vendors from around the world sharing their handmade crafts and exotic goods as well as three farms.
Where: Main Street Station, 505 South Main Street
When: Sunday, June 15th 9:00a.m. -2:00p.m.

Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour
Taste the spirits of the Breckenridge Distillery and learn about the historic saloons of Breckenridge.  Tour includes Distillery tasting when available.
where:  The Welcome Center, 203 South Main Street, Breckenridge
time:  5pm, Friday and Saturday (Reservations required by 4pm/24 hour cancellation required)
cost : $15/adults (Must be over 21 years of age)
info:  970-453-9767

Historic Walking Tour
Take a tour through Breckenridge’s Nationally Recognized Historic District.   Hear stories of the gold seekers, rough individuals and other hardy souls who lived in Breckenridge over 100 years ago.
where:  The Welcome Center, 203 South Main Street, Breckenridge
time:  11am & 1:30pm, Tuesday through Sunday (Reservations not required) - (Free during Kingdom Days only)
cost:  Free, donations gratefully accepted
info:  970-453-9767

Haunted Tour of Breckenridge
The most popular tour offered – a late evening stroll through Breckenridge’s haunted historic district.  Along the way, the eerie stories from Breckenridge’s rough and raw past will be told but remain unexplained. 
where:  The Welcome Center, 203 South Main Street, Breckenridge
time:  Saturday 7:30pm (Reservations required by 5pm/24 hour cancellation required)
cost:  $15/adults, $10/kids (Ages 4-12)
info:  970-453-9767

Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch
where:  301 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge
time:  11am – 3pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (Reservations not required)
cost:  $10/adults, $5/kids (Ages 4-12)
info:  970-453-9767

Washington Gold & Silver Mine Tour
Take a journey back in time to Breckenridge’s hard-rock mining era.  Walk underground for a first-hand mining experience and learn to gold pan on site.  Great for kids!  Free gold pan included with tour! (Available for private parties.)
where: 465 Illinois Gulch Road, Breckenridge
time:  11am & 1:30pm, Saturday and Sunday (Reservations required 30min. prior to tour time)
cost: $15/adults, $10/kids (Ages 4-12)
info:  970-453-9767

Gold Panning
Get expert instruction and see demonstrations by the Gold Prospectors of Colorado.  Keep an eye out for anything shiny because there is real Gold in the boxes and you can keep what you find!
Where: Blue River Plaza on Main Street
Saturday, June 15th & Sunday, June 16th 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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