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Main Street Breckenridge is known for it’s incredible shopping and dining scene but it also serves as the central hub of everything Breckenridge with fun events, festivals, music, an abundance of activities for all ages and interests happening all year long. The best part is once you park the car or take the shuttle in for your trip you can walk anywhere, which means more time outside enjoying the mountains and enjoying the views. Take a peek at a few of our favorite Main Street Adventures and customize your own itinerary for the perfect mountain getaway.
Adventures on Main Street
The Blue River and Maggie Pond
Just because Colorado is land locked doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy the water. The Blue River runs down the mountain to create Maggie Pond, all the way through downtown Breckenridge and beyond.
Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages enjoy fly fishing from the shores of the Blue River just steps away from Main Street. You can learn to cast, get your license and find out where the fish are biting with the help of our local outfitters and guides at Breckenridge Outfitters and Mountain Angler.
Stand UP Paddle Board (SUP) rentals are available on Maggie Pond with the gorgeous slopes of Breckenridge Ski Resort as your back drop. The crew at Charter Sports can set up with one of their awesome Colorado made Sol Paddle Boards for a paddle on the pond.
Enjoy SUP yoga classes on Maggie pond all summer too. Meta Yoga Studios offers SUP yoga classes Thursday-Sunday mornings and Bhava Yoga offers SUP on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings during the Main Street Station Farmers Market.
Breweries and Tasting Rooms
There truly is something special about our fresh mountain water and the craft spirits, brewery and wine making scene are creating lots of buzz with their innovative creations. Our 2 local distilleries, Breckenridge Distillery and Dancing Pines both have tasting rooms on Main Street or you can check out two new wineries on Main Street too; Continental Divide and Carboy Winery. If beer is your beverage of choice, head for lunch and a beer at Breckenridge Brewery, the fourth oldest brewery in the state or head out on Ridden Bike & Brew Tour with a Fat Bike tour of downtown and visits to the Breckenridge Distillery and Broken Compass Brewing on Airport Road.
Discover the History and Mystery of Breckenridge
The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance offers signature tours recounting the history and mystery of our quaint mountain town’s past. There is a tour for everyone with expert local guides sharing stories of old miners to bawdy saloons, Victorian ladies, lingering spirits to haunted houses. The Walk through History, Haunted Breckenridge, Swinging Doors Saloon Tour all meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and run most days of the week. Reserve your spot here.
History buffs can learn even more about the mining days, railroads and captivating ski history of Breckenridge with a visit one of our historical museums and exhibits curated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.
Breckenridge Creative Arts
There is always something fun and creative happening in the Arts District with live performances, public art, outdoor movies, classes and workshops to get your creative juices flowing. Breckenridge Creative Arts also offers interactive docent-led tours to showcase the Town’s public art collection, the Arts District campus and highlight art and culture in our community. Breck Create describes the tours are conversational, interactive and appropriate for all ages.
Second Saturdays are reserved for family art programing on the Art’s District Campus. This monthly program featuring hands-on kids activities and creative crafts from 10 am to 12 pm. Children of all ages welcome with parent or guardian present. Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hike & Explore the Mountains
There are awesome family friendly hikes easily accessible and walkable from downtown Breckenridge. Enjoy the incredible scenery and get on the trails in no time with Carter Park, Burro Trail or to Sawmill Creek just a stones throw away from all the action on Main Street.
The BreckConnect gondola runs free of charge from the center of town to the base of Peak 8 in both summer and winter. It’s a fun scenic ride for all ages and a great way to access more hiking trails or explore the possibilities for the whole family at Breckenridge’s Epic Discovery Park – home to a plethora of summer activities and fun including alpine slides, the Gold Runner Roller Coaster, miniature golf, zip lines and more in the summer or the Peak 8’s signature slopes in the winter.
More Family Fun
The Blue River Plaza is a great central location where older kids can splash in the shallows of the Blue River and toddler’s can play sandbox and mini play area. Stop by the Welcome Center to grab a map of town or pick up a scavenger hunt ($10) to uncover more fun on your own. Head across the bridge to enjoy the grass on the Riverwalk lawn or walk upstream to the dredge pond for a chance to feed the fish below.
The young ones will love climbing and playing at mining-inspired Prospector Park on North Main Street and the Highline Railroad Park on Boreas Pass Road where a real Engine No. 9 train and boxcars are displayed. Ice Skating is another great option for the whole family with public skate sessions offered daily at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. The Mountain Top Children’s Museum is a great resource for kids 10 and under with interactive exhibits and even offer a kids night out and summer camp programs to keep the kids busy while the parent’s play.
We like to celebrate year round in Breckenridge and the calendar is fully stocked with festivals, big events and lots of fun all year long. Main Street comes alive during the many parades, Beer Festivals, Art Festivals, Sunday Farmers Markets, WAVE festival, BIFA – Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts, Breckenridge Film Fest, Oktoberfest, Ullr Fest, the International Snow Sculpture Championships and so many more. There are wonderful opportunities to catch live music at the Riverwalk Center and live theatre at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre all year long too.
Check out the event calendar and plan you trip around one of these awesome events for a mountain town party you will not soon forget!