It's a Work Hard, Play Hard Kind of Week in Summit County

By Samantha Blair

This week Summit is putting you to the test. How fast can you paddle? How hard can you run? How long can you pedal? Challenge yourself all week long and then treat yourself to a weekend of let-loose fun. Whether you are dancing, singing, eating or laughing, the live entertainment will help recover the body and soul after pushing your physical limits. 

Photo: Frisco Bay Marina Facebook

Pedal for Pints at Copper

Fridays throughout the summer, Copper is hosting Pedal for Pints. This Friday, July 14, from 3:30-5 p.m., head up the American Eagle chairlift and bike back down to Center Village. All ages and abilities are encouraged to join, and all bikers will receive a free pint of beer or a non-alcoholic beverage of their choice. Stick around after for the weekly Brews and Tunes concert on the West Lake Stage. This week’s artist is Umberto Fonte.

Photo: Copper Mountain Facebook

Free Classical Music at Main Street Station Breck

This Saturday, July 15, enjoy free classical music at the Main Street Station in Breckenridge. The chamber music will be performed by National Repertory Orchestra musicians from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Local Jam Band Day

This Saturday, July 15, is Local Jam Band Day at A-Basin. Hop on a free scenic chairlift ride on the Black Mountain Express from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy free music from bands like Hobo Village, Old Herman, Strung High String Band, John Truscelli and High Five from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mountain Goat Plaza. The whole family can sing and dance, play yard games and check out the kids' zone. There will be a taco truck, and the 6th Alley Bar and Grille will be open for lunchtime munchies.

Photo: Everything Summit

 

Frisco Triathlon

Test your endurance and your mountain skills at the fourth annual Frisco Triathlon. The new multi-sport event consists of standup paddleboarding, mountain biking and trail running and was named Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s Best Triathlon. All ages and abilities are welcome, and there is a discounted fee for kids ages 17 and younger. For teams of three, the race can be run as a relay. All racers must bring their own gear and can rent from local shops like Kodi Rafting, Epic Mountain Gear and Podium Sports. Awards and the post-race party will take place at the Frisco Bay Marina, where all racers will receive a post-race meal from Island Grill and an ice-cold beer from New Belgium Brewery. Register online to reserve your spot.

Photo: Frisco Triathlon Facebook

Tough Mudder

How tough are you? Battle more than 20 obstacles on a 10- to 12-mile mountain run and put your strength and grit to the test. This year Copper Mountain is hosting the Tough Mudder on July 15 and 16. Register your team online for the ultimate challenge in teamwork and camaraderie.

Wine & Jazz Fest 

This weekend treat yourself to a classy couple of days at the Keystone Wine & Jazz Fest at River Run Village. More than 300 different wines will be available for tasting, and eight different jazz artists and bands will perform, including Joel Rodney Siemion, Scruffy Pearls, Flat Irons Jazz, Brian Simpson Band, Phil Denny Band and more. At the Educational Wine Seminars, you'll learn about the different growing regions and the unique flavors of special blends. Register for your tickets on Saturday or Sunday and for the Friday VIP Reserve Tasting at Warren Station.

Photo: Everything Summit

Prosecco & Pancakes

Need an appetizer before the Wine & Jazz Fest? How about some Prosecco and pancakes to start the day on Sunday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. in Warren Station. There is a full brunch menu, including Prosecco cocktails, pancakes, toppings and delicious breakfast sides. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Sunday Singing

Wind down on Sunday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Broken Compass Brewing in Breckenridge with free acoustic music. This week’s artist is Benji West.  

Photo: Broken Compass Brewing Facebook

Get Out Girl Paddle Jam

Paddle out on the Dillon Reservoir this Sunday, July 16, at 7 a.m. with your fellow lady lake-lovers. This community event is not a race, but an all-female fundraiser to inspire women to get out on the water. SUPS, kayaks, canoes and other flotation devices are welcome. Support boats will be out on the water to provide snacks and hydration. There will be an after party at Frisco Bay Marina following the event. Register online. Proceeds from the event will go to Foundation 1023, an organization that provides mental wellness counseling and support for first responders.

Photo: Kristin McLain, Get Out Girl Paddle Jam Frisco 

Wiseguy Kitchen Show

Food, comedy and theater. It doesn’t get much better than that. Split the week up next Wednesday, July 19, with the Wiseguy Kitchen Show at Silverthorne Pavilion. Award-winning Chef Vincent Fiore will do a live cooking demo, followed by a theatrical performance, a comedy act, singing and a dinner buffet by Sauce on the Blue. The event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $55 the day of the show. 

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.