Clean up the County This Week in Summit

By Samantha Blair | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The snow is melting in Summit, and the county is cleaning up for the summer. Join any of the town clean-ups this weekend and check out other fun events around town. 

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Frisco  

County Clean-Ups


Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m. is Frisco’s Town Clean Up and Appreciation BBQ. Meet between 1st and 2nd Avenues on Main Street outside of the Frisco Historic Park & Museum to pick up cleaning materials, receive area assignments, two beverage tickets and a door prize ticket. Clean the streets, sidewalks and parks, and then enjoy a free lunch at the Frisco Historic Park provided by Safeway, 5th Avenue Grill, The Lost Cajun and Butterhorn Bakery. Outer Range Brewing Co. is donating beer. Check out the website for more event details and volunteer opportunities.

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Frisco


Town Clean Up Day at Rainbow Park starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Clean up the neighborhoods, parks, trails and business areas. Meet at the Rainbow Park Tot Lot at 9 a.m. for area assignments and free beverages provided by Red Buffalo Coffee and Tea (bring your own coffee mugs and water bottles). There will be a volunteer appreciation picnic at the park at noon.

Photo: Silverthorne Colorado Facebook


Breckenridge Town Clean Up Day starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Riverwalk Center. Volunteers can pick up their materials and receive area assignments. There will be free breakfast and coffee provided by Breckenridge Market & Liquors and LoLo Juice. Following the cleanup will be an appreciation BBQ with free food, beer, live music by Home Grown Mountain Jams and raffle prizes.

Annual Recycling Event

HC3 and SCRAP are hosting their Annual Recycling Event to provide support for a county-wide Clean Up Day. Come to the drive-through at the Summit Stage Bus Barn on Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to drop off items that are tough to recycle, including electronics, textiles, pharmaceuticals and household hazardous waste. For a full list of items, see the HHW page.

Photo: Everything Summit, HC3

Broken Compass' Birthday

On Saturday, May 19, from 10 to 11 a.m., celebrate Broken Compass Brewing’s Fourth Anniversary. They will be tapping specialty beers all day long, and guests can enjoy live music, a pig roast, cornhole tournaments, bear contests, face painting and more.

Photo: Everything Summit, Broken Compass Brewing

Acoustic Open Mic 

Every Wednesday enjoy Open Mic Unplugged at the Red Buffalo Café from 3 to 5 p.m. Interested in performing? Call (970) 468-4959.

Photo: Everything Summit, Red Buffalo Cafe

Mud Season Fun

Head to Lakeside Bowl & Billiards for tons of family fun regardless of the weather. Locals get 25% off bowling games every Tuesday. Start bowling before 5 p.m. with your child any day of the week and your whole party will get 50% off. 

Photo: Everything Summit, Lakeside Bowl & Billiards

These are just a few of the fun events happening around Summit County this week. Visit our Daytime and Nightlife sections to find many more things to do.

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.