Best Time for Breckenridge and Summit County

When is the best time to visit Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado?
By Jeff Shibley

Answer: There was a famous gunfight in 1877 along the Blue River that still runs through downtown Breckenridge. The gunfighters were miners in Breckenridge staking their claim along with many others during the 1800s gold rush. There were lots of gunfights in Breckenridge back then. This gunfight had nothing to do with whether the best time to visit Breckenridge is spring, summer, fall or winter. But, in those days, you can bet winter wasn’t the best time to visit Breckenridge.

Best time to visit Breckenridge
Fast forward 100 years and winter is the most popular time to visit Breckenridge. Thanks to world class skiing, snowboarding, snow plows, gondolas, free public transportation, heated sidewalks, fat bikes, snowmobiles, heated car seats and of course hot tubs. There are lots and lots of hot tubs in Breckenridge.
 
     Breckenridge ski mountain opened in 1961. Since then, winter is a special time in Breckenridge for sure. But Breckenridge is a year ‘round resort. Just like a super model changes outfits and remains beautiful, Breckenridge also changes and remains beautiful. Each season has its own spectacular sights with different sounds, colors, textures, movements, attitudes and temperatures. Each season offers unique adventures, unique relaxing leisure, better than Disney family fun and lots of romance (oh baby is this place loaded with romance).
 
     The best time to visit Breckenridge is when you can be here. The window of opportunity to take a getaway is limited for most people. That’s okay. Sometimes the best decisions I make are the ones made for me. If you have school aged kids, a lot of decisions are made for you. Do you know Breckenridge rates a 10 out of 10 in the Family Friendly category? Each season offers students a school break of some sort. You’ll find Breckenridge a great place to “activate a family connect”. Even if you can only make it on a weekend.
 
Best time to visit BreckenridgeThe Breckenridge Welcome Center
It doesn't matter what time of year you visit or how many times you've been here. Your first stop should be the Breckenridge Welcome Center. Located in the middle of downtown, it's here you’ll find historical insights and Breckenridge experts. They can share the most current conditions of trails, activities and things to do. They can also give you directions to everything. 
      If you don’t have a school schedule to worry about, plan your trip to avoid holidays and weekends for a less crowded adult friendly experience.
     Finally, no matter what time of year you visit, make sure to hydrate and use sunscreen constantly. The dry mountain air can lead to dehydration and altitude sickness before you know it. The best way to combat that is to drink lots of water all the time. There’s a song that goes ”Drink, Drink, Drink. Pee Pee Pee. Stay happy in Summit County.”
 
Following is a detailed over view of what to expect and what you can do when you visit Breckenridge no matter what time of year it is.
 
Unique things to do all year in Breckenridge and Summit County 

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Longmont Farmers Market Saturdays
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Boulder County Farmers Market Wednesdays
May 01 - Oct 02
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Governor’s Art Show
May 03 - Jun 02
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Cherry Creek Fresh Market Saturdays
May 04 - Oct 26
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Metro Denver Farmers’ Market at Southwest Plaza
May 04 - Oct 26
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Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market
May 05 - Oct 27
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Southlands Farmers Market Saturday
May 11 - Oct 26
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Union Station Farmers Market Saturdays
May 11 - Oct 26
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Parker Farmers Market Sundays
May 12 - Oct 27
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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
May 16-26
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Sister Act The Musical
May 17 - Jun 16
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Louisville Farmers Market Saturdays
May 18 - Oct 12
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Mosque
May 19 - Jun 02
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Briargate Farmer’s Market Wednesdays
May 22 - Oct 09
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2019 Grande Olde West Days
May 22-27
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Discs-n-Dabs™ 2019 May
May 24-27
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Chuck Prophet
May 24-25
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Mountain Archery Festival
May 24-26
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Spring Sidewalk Sale
May 24-26
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Shakin' at the Basin Spring Concert Series
May 25
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Nattali Rize
May 25
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Boulder Creek Festival
May 25-27
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Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis
May 25
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Miniature Horse Show
May 25-26
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Last Saturdays Car Show
May 25
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Territory Days
May 25-27
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The Original Growler Bike Race
May 25-26
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88Glam
May 25
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David Phipps
May 25
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Denver Arts Festival
May 25
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Denver Day of Rock: Eli Young Band, Barns Courtney, Austin Young Band, Wild Belle and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and more
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Lavender Jones and MoonRadish
May 25
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Tough Old Bird/Josh Moorehead/Sawmill Joe/Many Mountains
May 25
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Ultimate Colorado Pinball + Gamer Festival Experience
May 25-27
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University Hills Farmers Market
May 25 - Oct 19
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Veterans Memorial Day Tribute
May 25
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“Astonishment Artist” Mat LaVore
May 25
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Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend
May 25
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Junior College World Series 2018 (JUCO)
May 25 - Jun 01
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Clear Creek Pack Burro Race Weekend
May 25
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“Run for Your Life” Survival 5k
May 25
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Eilen Jewell
May 25
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FAF Airsoft Summer Kickoff
May 25
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Bluegrass on the Arkansas Festival
May 25-26
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18th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs
May 26
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Los Hermanos Rosario
May 26
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Memorial Day Observance Concert
May 26
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Cordera Farmer’s Market
May 26 - Sep 01
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South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival
May 26-27
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Tea Leaf Green with The Jive Tribe
May 26
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Ten Miles South
May 26
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Veterans Tour at Fairmount Cemetery
May 26
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The Epic Mini Triathlon
May 26
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Molly Hatchet
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Grist brew run
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