Breckenridge Hosts Red Hot Fire Arts Festival This Week

By Caitlin Row | Monday, January 23, 2017

The arrival of Breckenridge's Fire Arts Festival contrasts beautifully with the town's current snowglobe grandeur. Think fiery sculptures and live performances likened to what was born out Burning Man, a gathering held annually in the expansive Nevada desert. The event is planned Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 26-29.

Hosted by the Breckenridge Arts District, the festival will include fire sculptures, fire performances, hot-arts demonstrations, DJ sets (Jan. 26-28) and fire workshops along with talks and tours (Jan. 27). According to, "All fire sculptures are ignited on the hour starting at 5 p.m. on the Breckenridge Arts District campus from Jan. 26-29."

This will be a sight worth seeing!

Photo: Biodiversity Fire Sphere & Obelisk by Shane Shane (on display)

And with that here are more top picks featured in Summit This Week:

Contest Kicks Off

More artistic, lighted displays are in store for evening visitors. Snow artists hailing from locations around the globe are set to compete in the annual International Snow Sculpture Championships

The downtown Breckenridge event kicked off Tuesday, Jan. 24, and the contest will conclude Saturday, Jan. 28. Snow sculptures will remain up in the area near the Riverwalk Center (150 W. Adams Ave.) through Feb. 5 as weather permits.

The event is presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts and Breckenridge Tourism Office in connection to the Fire Arts Festival this weekend.

Photo: International Snow Sculpture Championships, Carl Scofield

Get Crowned

The Crown, a well-loved coffee shop, has served locals and visitors for 14 years on Breckenridge's Main Street. It was renovated in 2014 and now offers an updated look, a new kitchen and a bar. Its offerings are expanded, and it still has that locals vibe.

Head to The Crown for a coffee, glass of wine or a casual meal. The menu is simple and breakfast is served until 11:30 a.m.

Photo: The Crown Facebook

'Prosit' For Your Health

Frisco's own German beer garden is Prosit. It has served tasty beer and sausages on Main Street since 2010. Draft and bottled beers span all tastes, and Prosit's menu boasts 30 bottles of beer from Bavaria and Belgium. Sausages are varied as well. From the Frankfurter to Elk Jalapeno Cheddar and even a Vegetarian Sausage, this is a menu worth exploring.

Check Out the Calendar

Summit This Week has a lot to offer in terms of fun around town. 

Wonderlic plays Dillon Dam Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 26. Horizon Line will rock The Barkley Ballroom Saturday, Jan. 28 in Frisco. Then River Kittens and Bill Hearne will perform Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Breckenridge's The Historic Brown.

Click here for more information on activities and things to do in Summit County.

Photo: River Kittens Facebook; by Nate Burrell

About the Author Caitlin Row
Caitlin is a High Country local. She loves to ski, play in the snow (preferably with her dog) and taste all Summit County has to offer.