Festivals and Events

Not To Miss Breckenridge Events

Go ahead, sprint down Main Street with 100’s of Santa Clauses during the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas. Grab some bragging rights at Ullr Fest as we break the World Shot Ski Record. Raise your stein and throw down a little polka at the largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rocky Mountains.   Plan your trip around one of our not to be missed events and get ready to join us for a whole lot of fun.  These are the festivals, competitions and events worth planning your trip around!

Summer Festivals & Events

WAVE: Light + Water + Sound - May 31-June 3, 2018

Breckenridge Creative Arts is pleased to announce the return of WAVE: Light + Water + Sound, an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art featuring illuminated sculptures, projections and digital art on the riverfront. This free 4-day event offers temporary installations, musical performances, screenings, digital art and eye candy of all sizes for the whole family to experience.

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Ride the Rockies - June 9-15, 2018

The 33rd Ride the Rockies Tour will showcase the communities of Breckenridge, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake and Winter Park. Beginning and ending in Breckenridge, the ride will traverse through some of Colorado’s most popular mountain towns.

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Gold Panning Championships - June 15-17, 2018

We have hit the Mother Lode! The Gold Prospectors of Colorado are coming back to Breckenridge this summer for the annual Gold Panning Championships at the Blue River Plaza. Taking us back to Breckenridge’s prosperous gold prospecting roots, these professional gold panners share the tricks of the trade for visitors of all ages to strike it rich!

You might not find Tom’s Baby here, but there are plenty of nuggets and flakes for everyone to stake their claim. Learn the proper technique to pan for gold, explore new tools and equipment, and take part in the 2018 Championships.

Event Schedule:

Friday, June 15th—10:00am-5:00pm

Saturday, June 16th—10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, June 17th—10:00am-5:00pm

Something For Nothing: All necessary tools will be provided to attendees. The event is free and open to people of all ages!

 

Independence Day Celebration - July 4-8, 2018

Each Independence Day, Breckenridge kicks off the party 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. Don’t miss Breckenridge Creative Arts’ Street Arts Festival, which celebrates street, pavement and graffiti arts with outdoor murals, installations, workshops and pop-up art.

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Summer Beer Festival - July 7, 2018

The 13th Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is one of the premiere summer events in Breckenridge each year bringing over 40 breweries for tastings, live music, a VIP area and wonderful food and retail vendors.  All taking place outside at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge with amazing views of the mountains!  Enjoy a weekend of playing outdoors and a Saturday afternoon of beer tastings from some of Colorado’s finest breweries & other breweries from around the world!  The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival draws a wide range of people from beer aficionados to families.  The Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival celebrates Brews, Views & Great Live Music!

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Breckenridge Food and Wine - July 28, 2018

The Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival brings you a unique, wine-tasting experience. Main Street Station Plaza and The Village at Breckenridge, (at the base of Peak Nine), transform into a beautiful, mountain-side vineyard starring an array of varietals created by top wineries. From the soft and smooth to the unabashedly bold, guests will get more than their fair share of delicious sips. There will be nearly 300 wines to select from!

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Breckenridge International Festival of Arts - August 10-19, 2018

Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts 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.

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Breck Epic - August 5-10, 2018 (Tentative Dates)

The Breck Epic is composed of 6 BIG backcountry loops (3 loops for the 3-day Epic-curious events), each between 35 and 50 miles long. The event is unique in that it employs a cloverleaf format; each loop starts and finishes within a mile from downtown Breckenridge and utilizes the sprawling network of trails in both Summit and Park Counties.

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Spartan Race - August 18-19, 2018

During the Breckenridge Spartan Race, experience the immense beauty of Colorado while conquering climbs, crawls, carries and traverses — just don’t let the scenery distract you from sticking that spear throw.  The town of Breckenridge sits at an impressive 9,600 feet above sea level, and it only goes up from there. For Spartans, that means an opportunity to test athletes of every caliber — from the newcomer to the seasoned Pro. From the moment Spartans arrive at the venue to when they reach the highest point on the course, they will be treated to captivating views of the Continental Divide and monstrous peaks at every corner.

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Breckenridge Hogfest Bacon & Bourbon - August 25, 2018

Bacon is the most loved food in the universe and the route to all things swine and divine. Add the quintessential American liquor, bourbon; mind blown. These indulgences come together for Breckenridge Hogfest – Bacon & Bourbon.  Meat connoisseurs will be able to taste their way through a spectrum of pork samples, premium whiskeys, single malt scotches and barrel-aged spirits while enjoying live music and mixology below Peak Nine.

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Fall Festivals & Events

Labor Day Weekend - September 2-4, 2018

Enjoy beautiful autumn temperatures and exciting events like the Summit Foundation’s Rubber Duck Race, the annual Sidewalk Sale, the Gathering at the Great Divide Arts Festival and more. With so much going on, you’ll need an extra day to experience it all.

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24th Annual Oktoberfest - September 7-9, 2018

Breckenridge hosts the largest Oktoberfest street party in the Rocky Mountains. The September street party is where Munich meets the mountains, featuring over three dozen genuine German cuisine and brew vendors, German games and lots of polka dancing.

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Breckenridge Wine Classic - September 13-16, 2018

Raise your glasses and join us as we uncork the can’t-miss wine festival of the season! Breckenridge Wine Classic is your chance to grow your knowledge and enjoy top quality food and wines from vineyards around the world. Master sommeliers, chefs and winemakers invite the public to play, wine and dine during the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors. The event combines a grand tasting in the historic Arts District, seminars and demos with town’s outdoor adventures to create a weekend of fine food and foliage.

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Breckenridge Film Festival - September 20-23, 2018

Since its opening event in 1981, the Breckenridge Film Festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking. Each year a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.

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Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours - September 29, 2018

Cider is becoming the most loved beverage in the universe and the route to all things magnificent. We aren’t missing a beat! Add quintessential American Bluegrass, delicious food pairings, a Sours Garden and gorgeous views; you have an irresistible recipe for magic. These indulgences come together for Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

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Craft Spirits Festival - October 19-21, 2018

Join us for the 8th annual Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival featuring small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, a spirited cooking class, scavenger hunt, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of sampling. Meet the distillers and taste the creations of 38 distillers Saturday night at the Still on the Hill Grand Tasting!

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Dia de los Muertos - November 1-3, 2018

A three-day commemoration of Day of the Dead featuring hands-on workshops, face painting, art installations and community-made altars on the Arts District campus.

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Winter Festivals & Events

Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas - December 8, 2018

The first weekend in December begins Breckenridge’s annual transformation into a sparkling holiday scene with the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where hundreds of jolly look-alikes race down Main Street and watch as Santa uses his magic to light up the town for the season.

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Ullr Fest - January 9-12, 2019

There’s a reason Breckenridge gets 366+ inches of annual snowfall and it might just be Ullr Fest. Grab your Viking helmet and join us for this four-day festival celebrates Ullr and all things snow with a town long shot ski, Ullr Parade, bonfire, Ullr Ice Plunge and a whole lot of snowy fun.

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International Snow Sculpture Championships - January 21-30, 2019

Join us for the 29th Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Breckenridge Brewery and Your Hometown Toyota Stores! Watch as snow sculpture artists from around the world create creative masterpieces out 12-foot-tall, 25-ton blocks of snow using only hand tools.

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Spring Festivals & Events

Mardi Gras - March 5, 2019

Each year, New Orleans visitors and Mardi Gras lovers take over Breckenridge with masks, boas, beads, music and revelry to commemorate the carnival season. Join us on Main Street for a New Orleans-Style Mardi Gras party!

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Breck Pride - March 7-11, 2018

We are proud to announce the Third Annual Breck Pride 2019! Our authentic, rockin’ little mountain town (with a backyard that happens to be a world-class ski resort) is home to all the goods this March. From daily après parties, ski/board lessons, to shopping, dining, dancing, catching a world-class DJ, and much, much, more… this week is going to be ON! United we Pride, you with us? See you in March!

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Spring Fever - March 17-April 22, 2018

Breckenridge Spring Fever is a month-long party hosted by Breckenridge Ski Resort to celebrate the best of spring! Take part in some of the signature events such as the Breck Plunge and Imperial Challenge and finish off the ski season the right way!

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Apply For A Permit

Are you planning to host an event in beautiful Breckenridge? Be sure to apply for a Special Event Permit!

Community Events

Already here and looking for something to do? Check-out our community event calendar for historic tours, theatre and art events and community gatherings.

2018 Schedule of Events

MUSIC + PERFORMANCE

The Vijay Iyer Trio

When: August 9, 2018 @ 8:00pm

Where: Riverwalk Center, 150 W Adams Ave

The Vijay Iyer Trio has become one of the most pivotal jazz bands of the twenty-first century with composer, writer, pianist, and Harvard professor, Vijay Iyer at the helm. Innovative in style and form, the trio fuses various jazz forms that are rooted in tradition.

Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as ͞one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,͟ by the Los Angeles Weekly as ͞a boundless and deeply important young star,͟and by Minnesota Public Radio as ͞an American treasure.͟ He has been voted DownBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year three times – in 2016, 2015 and 2012. Iyer was named Downbeat’s 2014 Pianist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. In 2014 he began a permanent appointment as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in the Department of Music at Harvard University.

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Chirp!

Harmonizing their voices to create an ethereal atmosphere in the forest, Chimney Choir is a Denver-based performance ensemble who blends old time folk songs and minimal music into their own quirky compositions. A musical installation, each concert features a vocal soundscape performed along a trail. Featuring guest vocalists Natalie Tate and Evan McCandless.

Performance Schedule:

Chirp! 01–02: | Aug 10 | FREE
11–11:30 pm + 3–3:30 pm | W Wellington Trail

Chirp! 03–04: | Aug 11 | FREE
11–11:30 pm + 3–3:30 pm | W Wellington Trail

Chirp! 05–06: | Aug 12 | FREE
11–11:30 pm + 3–3:30 pm | W Wellington Trail

Chirp! 07–08: | Aug 17 | FREE
11–11:30 pm + 3–3:30 pm | W Wellington Trail

Chirp! 09–10: | Aug 18 | FREE
11–11:30 pm + 3–3:30 pm | W Wellington Trail

Chirp! 11–12: | Aug 19 | FREE
11–11:30 pm + 3–3:30 pm | W Wellington Trail

 

Tree-o

Elevating music to new heights, Tree-o features three musicians — cellist Russick Smith, violinist Karen Lauffer and mandolinist Kevin Larkin – in a series of free concerts held in the forest, high among the pine boughs and branches. A performance art installation, each musical session features instrumental melodies performed with the trio perched aloft upon the trees.

Performance Schedule:

Tree-o 01: | Aug 10 | FREE
6–6:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

Tree-o 02–03: | Aug 11 | FREE
1–1:30 pm + 6–6:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

Tree-o 04–05: | Aug 12 | FREE
1–1:30 pm + 6–6:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

Tree-o 06–07: | Aug 17 | FREE
1–1:30 pm + 6–6:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

Tree-o 08–09: | Aug 18 | FREE
1–1:30 pm + 6–6:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

Tree-o 10–11: | Aug 19 | FREE
1–1:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

 

Andrew Bird with special guest Neyla Pekarek

When: August 12, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Where: Riverwalk Center, 150 W Adams Ave

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop.

Since beginning his recording career in 1997 Bird has released 13 albums and performed several hundred concerts worldwide. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as “Dr. Stringz” on “Jack’s Big Music Show,” and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and festivals worldwide. Mojo Magazine declared him “simply incredible live.” In recent years he performed as the Whistling Caruso in Disney’s “The Muppets” movie, scored the FX series “Baskets,” and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation that exhibited at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Boston’s ICA and the MCA Chicago. Bird has been a featured Ted Talk presenter, a New York Times op-ed contributor, and is an advocate for Everytown for Gun Safety. Additionally, Bird hosts an ongoing Facebook Live series of performances called Live From The Great Room, putting the creative process on display for fans as he performs and converses with friends and collaborators in a candid, intimate setting.

Bird is currently working on a series of site-specific improvisational short films and recordings called Echolocations, recorded in remote and acoustically interesting spaces- a remote Utah canyon, an abandoned seaside bunker, the middle of the Los Angeles River, and a reverberant tile covered aqueduct in Lisbon. His most recent studio album, Are You Serious, was released April 1st, 2016 on Loma Vista Recordings.

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VISUAL ART

Edina Tokodi: Tempting Landscapes

When: August 9, 2018 – October 10, 2018. All Day.

Where: Gallery@OMH – 136 S Main Street

Edina Tokodi uses “green guerrilla” strategies to bring nature into the exhibition space. Tokodi’s work is a seamless fusion of landscape art and real materials found in the outdoors. Using plants native to both the mountains and downtown Breckenridge, she reflects the cycle and the resilience of life, advocating sustainable living and participation in the metamorphosis of an evolving visual culture.

Nicole Banowetz: Nature Will Not Miss Us

When: August 9, 2018 – August 19, 2018. All day.

Where: Old Masonic Hall – 136 South Main Street

Nicole Banowetz makes sewn inflatable sculptures and delicate assembled forms, which move freely between growth and decay blurring the distinction between decoration and disease. Inspired by the natural world, Banowetz’s work addresses human qualities while using the imagery she finds in the animal, plant, mineral and bacterial worlds.

Nature Will Not Miss Us is inspired by the Anping Treehouse in Tainan City, Taiwan. The Anping Treehouse is one banyan tree that for the past 70 years has grown over and consumed an old warehouse, breaking through windows and creeping along walls. Seeing the manmade architecture overrun with the power of one tree a person feels awe and fear.  The beauty and power overwhelms us. Nature Will Not Miss Us is a reminder of the power of nature and its ability to thrive in the absence of human interference.  In the town we keep naturecontrolled, pruned, and potted, but we must remember that nature surrounds us.

 

Thomas Dambo: Peeking [Name TBD]

When: August 9, 2018 – August 19, 2018

Where: Wellington Trail

Discover one of Danish artist Thomas Dambo’s enchanting troll-like creatures along a scenic forest trail in the outskirts of town. Based on woodland myth, the artist’s newest work, commissioned by BIFA, will be a gentle giant perched high atop a rocky hillside, stacking stones. Made from recycled and reclaimed wood, the sculpture will be built with the help of local volunteers who will source scrap lumber for its construction.

Specializing in building family-friendly installations from upcycled materials, this will be Dambo’s first exhibition in Colorado and a West Coast premiere of his one of his world-famous giants.

Note: Thomas Dambo often, if not always, names his sculptures after one of the people who helps him build it. Upon completion and installation of his artwork in Breckenridge, a proper first name will be given to the giant in honor of a local volunteer.

 

Edina Tokodi: Yeti

When: August 10, 2018 – August 19, 2018

Where: Illinois Creek Trail

Edina Tokodi’s Yeti will exist deep in the forests of Breckenridge for the two weeks of the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts. A free-standing sculpture covered with living grass with a hole in place of the face, Tokodi was inspired by vintage American roadside attractions that featured interactive cutouts in which individuals could place their head inside and take photographs. The artist asks viewers to follow the legend of the yeti into the wild and respond to the playful call to participate as a means of engaging with our natural surroundings and the mysteries within.

Edina Tokodi is a Hungarian artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and uses plant material to create urban murals throughout the city. By incorporating plant life and other materials found in the local natural environment with photos or graphic elements, Edina’s installation works dissolve the barriers between private and public space, between the organic and inorganic elements of the urban landscape, and between nature and art. Her work advocates sustainable living and draws attention to the deficiency of nature in daily life.

 

Nicole Banowetz: Concerning Plants

When: August 10, 2018 – August 19, 2018. All-day

Where: W Wellington Trail

Concerning Plants is a playful interpretation of the mysterious and complex networks of plant communication.  The inflatable sculpture winds through the trees as if a strange root system emerges from the ground, both alien and natural.  It is a thing which has grown up above the surface to give us a glimpse of the mythic and invisible networks down below.

Nicole Banowetz is an artist based out of Denver, Colorado. She makes sewn inflatable sculptures and delicate assembled forms, which move freely between growth and decay blurring the distinction between decoration and disease. Inspired by the natural world, Banowetz’s work addresses human qualities while using the imagery she finds in the animal, plant, mineral and bacterial worlds.

 

Nikki Pike: Aurous Trove

When: August 10, 2018 – August 19, 2018

Where: Iowa Hill Trail

Aurous Trove subtly interrupts the landscape to remind us of the history of the gold rush at the Iowa Hill Mine. The Trove invites viewers to consider the value of resources as they are naturally in juxtaposition of conquest and the consequences of extraction.

Nikki Pike is an artist based out of Denver, Colorado. She has been working as a professional artist and educator for the past nine years primarily in Colorado and Florida. Nikki has had the opportunity to perform under the direction of William Pope L. as Miss Black Factory in a three-month national tour of the Black Factory. Her work has also been featured at Art Basel Miami, The Contemporary Art Museum of Tampa, and The Tampa Art Museum. Serving as the Color Orchestrator, Nikki also spent ten months living and working in Macau for Sky Art where she was fundamental in helping to create a 250,000 square foot ceiling mural.

DIRECTIONS TO IOWA HILL
From the Blue River Plaza, travel north on Main Street. At the round-about, continue north on Highway 9. At the second stoplight, turn left onto Valley Brook Road and then turn right onto Airport Road. Travel 0.25 miles and the trail head is on the left directly after the Public Works facilities. Parking is available in the dirt lot.

INTERDISCIPLINARY

Concrete Jams: Sk8 + Jazz

When: August 11-12, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Breckenridge Skate Park – 880 Airport Rd

Skateboarding and jazz collide as BIFA brings together athletes and artists in unexpected ways. Essential to both disciplines is the ability to find an individual groove, so this 360-degree immersion showcases the art of improvisation in both music and sport, offering a new kind of performance art: the bowl as bandstand.

Denver-based Other Black perform a blend of jazz, funk and hip-hop, while nationally and internationally celebrated professional skateboarders Jordyn Barratt, Bucky Lasek and X Games legend Andy Macdonald will skateboard to the music on the fly.

Performance Schedule:
Sat, Aug 11, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Sun, Aug 12, 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Note: The exhibition begins with an open skate and DJ sets at 10am, the pro skate demo with live music at 11am, and closing set and community skating party at 12pm. This event will happen rain or shine, though the safety of the athletes will be prioritized if skating conditions.

 

In the Light of Air

When: August 11, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Riverwalk Center – 150 W Adams Ave

Steven Schick, Conductor
With BMF Orchestra Members + Meta Yoga

A tetralogy of works by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottír, this piece – scored for the ethereal combination of viola, cello, harp, piano, percussion and electronic – elicits images of Iceland’s varied geography. The four movements bear the titles Luminance, Serenity, Existence and Remembrance and are connected by short transitions to form a seamless flow throughout the work. Performed with an onstage gentle yoga and meditation session for interested audience members.

FILM + CINEMATIC ARTS

Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi

When: August 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Where: Riverwalk Center – 150 W Adams Ave

Steven Schick, conductor
Vijay Iyer, piano
Film by Prashant Bhargava

Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi is a vivid multimedia collaboration by composer-pianist Vijay Iyer with film by Prashant Bhargava. The two were inspired by the centennial of Stravinsky’s beloved “Rite of Spring” to explore another rite of spring: the Hindu festival of Holi, famous for its revelry of color in celebration of Krishna and Radha. A chamber ensemble accompanies cinematic episodes compiled from footage of the eight days and nights of Holi festivities in Mathura, India.

 

Kick Push: A Roll-In Movie Night

When: August 14, 2018 @ 9:05 pm – 10:05 pm

Where: Riverwalk Center Lawn – 150 West Adams

Skate, scoot, pedal or ride to the Riverwalk Center lawn for a program packed with inspiring tales from international filmmakers, explorers and athletes. From boards to bikes, join us for a family-friendly outdoor screening featuring a series of cinematic shorts highlighting humanity’s greatest feats on wheels.

 

Lula del Ray, by Manual Cinema

When: August 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Riverwalk Center – 150 W Adams Ave

Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming-of-age story, set in the mid-century American Southwest and inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline. Performed by Manual Cinema, the company creates real-time animated cinema using overhead projectors, shadow puppetry, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design and an onstage music ensemble. Their “movies” evoke the visual poetry of silent classics with the sophistication of Hitchcock and the contemporary gothic of Tim Burton.

Suitable for Ages 7+

CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS

A Simple Space, by Gravity & Other Myths

Get up close and personal with one of Australia’s hottest and most original circus ensembles. In the award-winning show that has captivated sell-out festival audiences worldwide, seven young acrobats push themselves to their physical limits and beyond in an awe inspiring performance of supreme acrobatic ability, strength and skill.

Performance Schedule
Fri, Aug 17, 7:30 pm
Sat, Aug 18, 7:30 pm
Sun, Aug 19, 2:00 pm

Be sure to also catch the artists of Gravity & Other Myths (GOM) in trailside acrobatic demos as free, open-air previews to their indoor shows.

GOM Circus Teaser 01: | Aug 14 | FREE
1:00–1:20 pm | W Wellington Trail

GOM Circus Teaser 02: | Aug 15 | FREE
1:00–1:20 pm | W Wellington Trail

GOM Circus Teaser 03: | Aug 16 | FREE
1:00–1:20 pm | W Wellington Trail

Trail Mix

Trail Mix combines art, music, hiking and biking along the trails of Breckenridge through free outdoor concerts and environmental installations, featuring pop-up performances throughout BIFA. Featuring artworks by Nicole Banowetz, Thomas Dambo and Edina Tokodi. Co-presented with Breckenridge Music Festival.

Iowa Hill Trail | Click here for map
Moonstone Trail | Click here for map
Wellington Trail | Click here for map

Trail Mix Schedule

Trail Mix 01–03 | Aug 9 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail (w/ BMF musicians)
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail (w/ BMF musicians)

Trail Mix 04–06 | Aug 10 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail

Trail Mix 07–09 | Aug 11 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail

Trail Mix 10–12 | Aug 12 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail (w/ BMF musicians)
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail (w/ BMF musicians)
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail (w/ BMF musicians)

Trail Mix 13–15 | Aug 13 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail (w/ BMF musicians)
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail (w/ BMF musicians)
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail (w/ BMF musicians)

Trail Mix 16–18 | Aug 14 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail (w/ BMF musicians)
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail (w/ BMF musicians)
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail (w/ BMF musicians)

Trail Mix 19–21 | Aug 15 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail (w/ BMF musicians)
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail (w/ BMF musicians)
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail (w/ BMF musicians)

Trail Mix 22–24 | Aug 16 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail

Trail Mix 25–27 | Aug 17 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail

Trail Mix 28–30 | Aug 18 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail

Trail Mix 31–33 | Aug 19 | FREE
10:00 am | Moonstone Hill Trail
2:00 pm | Iowa Trail
4:00 pm | W Wellington Trail

DIRECTIONS TO MOONSTONE TRAIL

Biking/walking from Carter Park:
Start at the trail sign at the east end of the Northern parking lot and walk up trail to stairs. At the top of the stairs take a left and then a right onto Moonstone Trail and hike up trail for 20-30 minutes.

Driving from Carter Park:
From the Northern parking lot, next to the tennis courts, head north on High St. Take a left (west) on Jefferson Ave. and then turn left on French Street. Continue down French Street and then take a left onto Boreas Pass Road. Drive uphill until reaching County Road 503. Take a left on CR 503 (Just before Baldy Mtn. Rd.). Park on the side of road and walk down County Road 503. Look for the Moonstone Trailhead sign on the left (west) and follow this trail down for about 5 minutes.

From the west side parking lot, next to the elementary school, take a left onto French Street and then go straight until reaching Boreas Pass Road. Take a left on Boreas Pass Road. Drive uphill until reaching County Road 503. Park on the side of road and walk down County Road 503. Look for the Moonstone Trailhead sign on the left and follow this trail down for 5 minutes.

Bus from Breckenridge Station:
Take the pink route bus to the Cloud Cap Apartments (must request this stop with the bus driver). Walk down County Road 503. Look for the Moonstone Trailhead sign on the left (west) and follow this trail down for about 5 minutes.

Acoustic Flow

Acoustic Flow combines music, nature and wellness along the relaxing shores of the Blue River with free outdoor classes in yoga, meditation and healing arts, featuring sessions with live music throughout BIFA. Co-presented with Breckenridge Music Festival, in partnership with Meta Yoga Studios.

Schedule:

Acoustic Flow 01 | Aug 10 | FREE
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

Acoustic Flow 02 | Aug 11 | FREE
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

Acoustic Flow 03 | Aug 12 | FREE (w/ BMF musicians)
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

Acoustic Flow 04 | Aug 13 | FREE (w/ BMF musicians)
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

Acoustic Flow 05 | Aug 14 | FREE (w/ BMF musicians)
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

Acoustic Flow 06 | Aug 15 | FREE
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

Acoustic Flow 07 | Aug 16 | FREE
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

Acoustic Flow 08 | Aug 17 | FREE
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

Acoustic Flow 09 | Aug 18 | FREE
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

Acoustic Flow 10 | Aug 19 | FREE
8:00–9:00 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

WORKSHOPS + TALKS + DEMOS

Youth Sk8 Workshop

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Join skating legends Jordyn Barratt, Bucky Lasek, and Andy MacDonald for a one hour workshop on the basics of skateboarding.  Bring your own skateboard.

 

Plein Air Painting

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Express your creative side in the great outdoors. In this workshop, kids will learn how to paint on-site, capturing the subtleties of light and color. All ages welcome. Parents must attend with children age 6 and under. Register for child only. Register in advance to ensure a spot.

 

Nature Printmaking

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Make a beautiful nature print with stencils, Styrofoam plates and pencils. Learn how to use a printing press and experiment with negative space. All ages welcome. Parents must attend with children age 6 and under. Register for child only. Register in advance to ensure a spot.

 

Inflatable Art

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Get inspired by Nicole Banowetz’s Trail Mix installation and make your own inflatable art! All ages welcome. Parents must attend with children age 6 and under. Register in advance to ensure a spot.

 

Artist Talk with Edina Tokodi

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Meet Edina Tokodi and learn about her Gallery@OMH exhibition: Tempting Landscapes.

 

Yeti Art

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Get inspired by Edina Tokodi’s grass yeti sculptures and make your own larger-than-life yeti to take with you on the trail! All ages welcome. Parents must attend with children age 6 and under. Register in advance to ensure a spot.

 

Rock Art with Keystone Science School

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Get inspired by Thomas Dambo’s rock-stacking giant, and investigate the world below your feet with the Keystone Science School. All ages welcome. Parents must attend with children age 6 and under. Register in advance to ensure a spot.

Lodging

For information on lodging deals in Breckenridge during BIFA and other Breckenridge festivals and events, check out our lodging page!

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