A Colorado-Themed Week in Summit County

By Samantha Blair | Monday, July 24, 2017

This week we are truly embracing what it means to be in Colorado. Whether you are running our beautiful trails, trying our beer, wine and food, dancing to our music, learning about our environment or exploring our lakes, there is so much to appreciate in this beautiful state. Summit County brings out the best of Colorado, and you don't want to miss a single minute of it. 

Photo: Samantha Blair 

Eat, Drink, Pick

Friday, Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m., join New Belgium Brewing and Chef Chris Rybak for Eat, Drink, Pick, a beermaker's pairing event at Warren Station. The six Colorado-themed stations will feature a small plate and matched beer sample. Listen to the Shaky Hand String Band as you learn about the menu design process, the brewery and the showcased brews. Seating is limited so reserve your spot ahead of time.

Birdwatching for Kids

Keystone Science School is teaching kids about field identification, bird behaviors and local ecology during a trail walk on Aug. 4 from 3-4 p.m. Meet in Blue River Plaza. The event is first-come, first-serve and has a 15-person limit.

Photo: Keystone Science School Facebook

Hunky Dory 10K & Half Marathon

Get ready to race in the Hunky Dory 10K and Half Marathon on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Entry includes a race t-shirt and lunch. The event is open to only 100 athletes so register soon. The run will start at Vista Point Park.

Photo: Google

Colorado Days

Embrace all that Colorado has to offer at Colorado Days in the Burning Stones Plaza in Center Village at Copper on Saturday, Aug. 5. Vendors, live music, pie and beer pairings, and food from all over Colorado will be available. Show your Colorado ID to get special discounts.

Photo: Copper Mountain Facebook

Copper Triangle

The Copper Triangle is back for its 12th annual event. On Saturday, August 5, take on the 78-mile alpine cycling event over Freemont, Tennessee and Vail Pass as you raise money for Parkinson’s disease research. The classic Colorado road race is put on with the Davis Phinney Foundation. Race entry includes a custom jersey and a ticket to the post-race Alpine Celebration.

Photo: Copper Triangle Facebook

Birdies, Bogeys and Bloodies

Show off your Frisbee skills while sipping on the ultimate cocktail. This Saturday, Aug. 5, enter the Disc Golf Tournament at A-Basin and join guests as you partake in the ultimate Bloody Mary Tasting. P-Nuckle, a dance-hall reggae and punk rock band, will keep you dancing as you toss, drink and play the day away. If you get hungry, grab a bite at the new taco truck or 6th Alley Bar and Grill. Registration and entry fee information for all events is available online.

Photo: Birdies, Bogeys & Bloodies Facebook

Bluegrass and Beer Festival

This weekend get ready to stomp, spin and sing your heart out at the 21st annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival at River Run Village. Watch tons of free live music on three stages from bands like the Wooks, The River Arkansas, Liver Down the River, Wood & Wire, The Railsplitters, Peter Rowan Band and more. There will also be bluegrass workshops at Warren Station. Between songs, choose from more than 100 beers made by more than 40 different Colorado breweries. The festival booths and New Belgium Beer Garden are open from 12-5 p.m. and the Unlimited Beer Sampling goes from 1-5 p.m. each day. Tickets and beer and food info are available online.

Photo: Everything Summit

Dillon Challenge

This Sunday, Aug. 6, take part in one of the most scenic regattas in North America. The ninth annual Dillon Challenge is a 5K race from Frisco Bay Marina put on by the Frisco Rowing Center. All level participants and all paddled and rowed watercraft are welcome. Registration and details are available online.

Photo: Frisco Bay Marina Facebook

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.