7 Amazing Ways to Celebrate Autumn in Breckenridge

08/26/2016 | By Summit Vacations


Soon the leaves will be changing colors, the kiddos will be or are already going back to school, and a crisp chill will sweep through summer and cling to the mountain air. Before you know it, autumn will be upon us! What have you done to get ready for the changing times? Summit Vacations is here to help you prepare for this upcoming fall season in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Plan on Seeing the Changing Colors

Fall colors in Breckenridge, Colorado.

There is nothing quite like the splendor of fall mountain foliage. If you haven’t had the chance to witness the gorgeous autumn rainbow that Breckenridge is so lucky to receive at the beginning of each September, then your life just isn’t complete!  For an incomparably breathtaking scenic view, Summit Vacations suggests driving, hiking, biking, or horse riding on Breckenridge’s Boreas Pass Road. This unpaved, windy dirt road offers adventure and the chance to see some truly spectacular vistas.

Plan on Spending Labor Day Weekend in Breckenridge

The Summit Foundation Great Rubber Duck Races fundraiser event.

Monday, September 5th is Labor Day, so why not spend your extended weekend in Breckenridge and begin the harvest season right! Starting Friday, September 2nd- Monday, September 5th Breckenridge will be holding Sidewalk Sale Days, an event where local merchants bring out sale items and exhibit new merchandise in the streets for all to see. Broaden your cultural horizons and appreciation by checking out some amazing art at The Great Divide Arts Festival Saturday, September 3rd- Monday, September 5th in the Wellington lot. Also, don’t miss out on watching 10,000 rubber duckies float down the Blue River on Saturday, September 3rd for The Summit Foundation Great Rubber Duck Races fundraiser event. This special annual event raises $100,000 in local scholarships and grant programs. Adopt a ducky today at www.summitfoundation.org.

 Prepare Yourself for Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Plan on taking off work early the second Friday of September, and heading on over to Breckenridge. Prepare to be pleasantly entertained with three days of merry celebration of Bavarian culture and brews, September 9th, 10th and 11th. Oktoberfest will involve partaking in the local spirits, delightful hobnobbing, and festival activities for all ages! Order your stein and beer tickets ahead of time at www.gobreck.com

 Arrange for a Hike or Bike Ride

Boreas pass outside of autumn in breckenridge, colorado

This is your last chance to explore by foot or bike the many trails that proliferate throughout the Breckenridge area. Make sure to go on that last minute adventure before winter weather blankets the area in a thick layer of snow! A thorough map detailing Breckenridge’s extensive trail system can be found in the quick links at www.Breckenridge.com or at the Breckenridge welcome center located at 203 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424. Bikes and hiking gear can be purchased or rented at one of the many local outdoor sports rental shops, such as Mountain Outfitters, Breckenridge Sports, or Summit Vacations’ personal favorite, Base Mountain Sports. Summit Vacations guests receive a special discount at Base Mountain after booking their lodging reservation online.

Plan on Attending Breck Film Fest:

Add a little bit of high art and culture to your life by attending the 2016 Breck Film Festival, Thursday, September 15th to Sunday, September 18th. One of the oldest film festivals in the country, the non-profit Breck Film festival began back in 1981 and states its mission as “To guide a year-round comprehensive celebration of independent film for the community, visitors, and filmmakers by presenting diverse film experiences in an authentic mountain environment.” Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at www.breckfilmfest.org and are recommended even for free events. Screening this year starts with Ron Howard’s “Beatles: Eight Days a Week-The Touring Years”, then is followed by two days of back to back independent films.

Purchase Your Tickets for this Year’s Breckenridge Wine Classic

Breckenridge Wine Classic logo

Party, play, wine and dine this year at the 2016 Breckenridge Wine Classic. This special series of events will be held all over Breckenridge September 15-18. The Breckenridge Wine Classic includes a wide variety of over 100 distilleries, breweries, wineries, and food artisans from near and far. Events consist of a Grand Wine Tasting, Farm to Mountain Wine Dinner, Hike & Hops, Mi Casa es Su Tapas, Namaste & Nosh, Hair of the Dog Brunch, and much more! There is even a speakeasy-themed free kickoff party. The Breckenridge Wine Classic is not to be missed! Visit www.breckenridgewineclassic.com to reserve tickets today.

Register for The Breckenridge Road Marathon:

Running feet.

Grab your running shoes and join in on the fun with other runners at the Breckenridge Road Marathon Saturday, September 17th at 8 a.m. Hosted by Mad Dingo Fitness, this run comes in full, half, and quarter marathon style. Find specific information and instructions on how to reserve your tickets at www.themaddingo.com/.

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