Events for Any Age in Summit County

By Samantha Blair | Friday, July 21, 2017

Whether you're in the mood to run up some mountains, hang with the kids or leisurely shop, stroll, eat and drink, this week is packed with events for every age and interest. Between food and art festivals, mountain biking, running, thrifting and more, this weekend is sure to be full of summertime fun. 

Photo: Samantha Blair 

Summit Seniors Annual Rummage Sale

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This Thursday through Sunday is the Summit Seniors Annual Rummage Sale at the Senior Center in Frisco. Snag amazing deals on everything from clothing, furniture, computer systems, appliances, laptops, children’s items, linens, ski clothes, house wares and more. Get the VIP experience on Thursday, July 27, from 5-8 p.m. at the pre-sale event. Admission is $10. Friday and Saturday come rummage for free between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. On Sunday, July 30, all items inside the building (not including boutique items) will be sold for $2 a bag from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. When you’re done thrifting, take part in the silent auction, where guests can score everything from restaurant certificates, artwork, luxury goods and theme baskets. All profits will benefit local nonprofits that serve senior citizens in the community. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Brenda Alberico at (815) 258-5843.

Art Festival

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork this weekend, July 29 and 30, at the Art Festival in River Run Village. The juried event will feature the finest pieces from more than 100 artists from around the country. The event will take place form 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

Photo: Howard Alan Events Facebook

Mac & Cheese Fest

Get ready for some cheesy goodness as local chefs compete for the title of Best Mac & Cheese in Summit County and a $1,000 cash prize. The third annual Mac & Cheese Fest will take place at Copper Mountain from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. Enjoy a day full of sampling, kids' activities, an eating competition and live music from the Broadcast, Rose’s Pawn Shop and the Lonely Heartstring Band, and Super Doppler. End a great day with fireworks starting at 9 p.m. Purchase tickets ahead of time online.

Photo: Everything Summit

Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival

The Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival is taking over this weekend at Main Street Station Plaza and the Village at Breck with live music, delicious food and wine. Enjoy a Food and Wine Pairing Dinner by Sauce on the Maggie starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28. On Saturday taste up to 30 different wines from more than 70 of the best wineries around the world accompanied by small a la carte dishes at the Grand Wine Tasting from 2-6 p.m. Purchase the VIP Experience to get early access, a commemorative glass, unlimited wine samples and access to the VIP Center with a wine bar, cheeses and a sparkling wine welcome reception. Finish off the festival with Brunch and Vines on Sunday at 11 a.m. Sip on sangria, mimosas and other refreshing beverages while feasting on a delicious brunch. Purchase tickets for all food and wine events and sneak a peek at the menus online.

Photo: Everything Summit

Hike MS

Hike for a cause this Saturday. Meet in River Run Village Gondola Plaza at 7 a.m. for registration for the Hike MS event. The event raises money for research, education, programs, services and financial assistance for more than 100,000 people affected by Multiple Sclerosis in Wyoming and Colorado. The hiking route is for all skills and levels. Registration fees and fundraising info are available online.

Cirque Series: Trail Run and BBQ

Challenge your trail running skills at the Cirque Series: Trail Run and BBQ, on Saturday July 29. The 8.2-mile run starts at the base of A-Basin and goes all the way up toward the Lenawee Chair and around the mountain and surrounding trails. Catch views of the Continental Divide as you run across ridges, glacial cirques and towering peaks. Treat yourself to BBQ after the race and enjoy tunes from 40 Oz to Freedom. There are also free scenic chairlift rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register online.

Photo: Cirque Series Trail Facebook

Mountain Bike Challenge

Race 100 miles, gain 13,719 feet of elevation and cross the Continental Divide three times during the 12th annual Breck 100 Mountain Bike Challenge this Saturday, July 29. There are different length routes and relay options if you’re not ready for the full race, as well as free kids and junior ride options. Entries include a post-race buffet, medical support and more. Details and registration options are available online.

Photo: Breck 100 Facebook

Osprey Walk

Learn about local ospreys and other resident and migratory birds on Tuesday, August 1, from 5:30-7:30 pm. at North Pond Park. Take the short walk along the Blue River Trail, visit the educational stations and check out the raptor displays and educational birding presentation. 

Photo: National Park Service

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.