As the old adage goes, “people come for the winter but stay for the summer.” Anyone who live in Summit County year-round knows just how true this statement holds. Usually having chased winter here themselves, locals end up falling head over heels for what this magical place offers once the snow melts. If you’re thinking about pulling the trigger on that slice of Breckenridge real estate or exploring another part of the county to settle down in, have no fear that there is plenty to be enjoyed and explored once you hang up your ski poles. Without further adieu, here are the most anticipated events and activities of summer in Summit County, Colorado.
Adventures on lake Dillon
Being land locked isn’t so bad when you have 27 miles of shoreline at your disposal! Scenic Lake Dillon is situation in the heart of Summit County and offers dock access from Frisco and Dillon. Spend a weekend kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, or getting your groove on on board a 14 person pontoon party boat. Summer mountain air paired with picturesque views makes for a perfect day out on the water. Afterward, enjoy an afternoon spent at the Island Grill or Tiki Bar for lakeside cocktails.
Frisco BBQ Challenge
What’s better than a summer day filled with world-class BBQ, live music and good beer? The Annual BBQ Challenge is where dozens of master BBQ chefs from across Colorado compete for who can tantalize your tastebuds the most. The celebration begins on Friday, June 14 with the pig races and continues throughout the next two days. Bring your appetite, because this famed event features all the pork, ribs, chicken, and brisket you can eat!
Fourth of July
Views, brews, and the red, white and blue! Come celebrate our Country’s 242nd year of independence in Summit County! With parade and firework celebrations across the entire county, there’s no better place to don your American flags and celebrate the land of free! If there’s anything “made in America,” it’s the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Summer Beer Festival
What better way to ring in summer in the rockies than by sipping craft brews in front of a mountain backdrop? The Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival comes to town July 7th, so don’t miss out on getting tickets! Enjoy samplings from over 40 craft breweries, styling’s of live musical performances, a VIP area and enough food vendors to adequately soak up all the beer samplings.
There’s a reason Summit County has been crowned as “Colorado’s Playground.” You don’t have to purchase an event ticket to have fun this summer, the adventures are all around you! Head to a nearby hiking trail and explore local waterfalls or check a fourteener off the bucket-list. Explore the county’s network of bike trails for an exhilarating ride, or ride the Breck Gondola up to the base of Peak 8 for a slope-side summer picnic. The county is at your fingertips, and you might even spot some wildlife along the way!