Bonfires, Brews and Blocks of Ice This Week in Summit

By Samantha Blair | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

With January coming to an end, it's time to check in on those New Year's resolutions. For those of you who wanted to dance more, hear more music, see more art, drink more local beer and watch dozens of trees spontaneously combust, this week will get you back on track. Check out these awesome events and more, this week in Summit. 

Photo: Sammy Blair

Angry James Anniversary

Angry James is officially a year old! Come celebrate on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A $20 entry gets you a Klean Kanteen Anniversary Pint, a free beer, a raffle ticket, a $5 donation to Summit Search and Rescue, and live music all day.

Photo: Everything Summit, Breckenridge Creative Arts

Brewers Rock for Rescue

Breweries from across the region are gathering on Saturday, January 26, for the Brewers Rock for Rescue at the Silverthorne Pavilion from 5 to 9 p.m. The event includes beer samples from more than 24 breweries, a commemorative glass, a silent auction and live music with March Fourth. Tickets are $30 per person. Proceeds go to support Summit County Search and Rescue.

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Silverthorne

Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire

This is the last week to bring your retired Christmas trees to the drop-off area at the Frisco Bay Marina for the Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire. All trees must be stripped of decorations, and they must be real trees (no plastic). The bonfire will kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 26. DJ Landry will rock the event, and fireworks will begin at 8 p.m. There will be beverages for sale, including beer from Outer Range, and chili for sale to benefit the Summit Nordic Ski Club.

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Frisco

International Snow Sculpture Championships

Through January 30, the International Snow Sculpture Championships are in Breckenridge. Over a five-day sculpting period, artists from all over the world come to compete and carve massive ice sculptures from 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of snow using hand tools.

Photo: Everything Summit, Breckenridge Creative Arts

Coming Soon: Casino Night with FDRD

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District is hosting its fundraising Casino Night on Thursday, February 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Silverthorne Pavilion. Guests can play poker, blackjack, roulette and craps and bid in the silent auction. Light appetizers and $500 of funny money for gambling are included in the ticket price, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $50 online and $60 at the door.  

Photo: FDRD


About the Author Samantha Blair
Born and raised in Breckenridge, Samantha Blair has returned to live in Summit County as a writer and ski instructor. She has written for publications, companies and organizations from Santiago, Chile, to Rhode Island. When she is not traveling abroad or visiting family on the East Coast, Samantha is enjoying all of the skiing, hiking and adventures in Summit County and around Colorado.