Memorial Day weekend preparations and celebrations in Summit County

By Samantha Blair | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This week is the calm before the storm. June is right around the corner and with it come jam-packed summer days and schedules. Take this week to treat yourself to some light entertainment before the holiday. Remember why it’s a short work week by paying tribute to the veterans who have fought for our freedom.

Western Line Dancing 

Lasso your inner Wild West and learn to Western line dance to some country tunes in the Old Masonic Hall in the Upper Level Studio in Breckenridge from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Christine Armitage will be teaching all types of moves from the two-step to the shuffle. Register online at least 24 hours in advance to ensure you have a spot. No partners needed to participate.

Dine Out for the Summit Foundation

Dine out with a purpose and turn your Friday night, May 26, into a good deed. Grab a bite at Bold Restaurant and Bar and 15% of all proceeds will go to The Summit Foundation. Call (970) 423-5150 for reservations. 

Photo: Bold Restaurant and Bar Facebook

Sip and Ski at A-Basin

With the recent snow, skiers and snowboarders have still been playing on the slopes. Show your stuff at the Spring Rail Jam at A-Basin on Sunday, May 28, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The event is free and will take place on four different features. The top three winners in the categories of Snowboard Men and Women and Ski Men and Women will compete in a final round to win tickets, snowboards and more. Registration begins in the terrain park at 10 a.m.

After you’re done watching (or shredding) the Rail Jam on Sunday, make sure to check out the 16th annual Festival of the Brewpubs featuring a dozen breweries from around Colorado and beyond. Admission is $35 for a commemorative mug and sampling from 12-4 p.m. The festival will host food stations and live music, including music by the Freddy Jones Band.

Photos: A-Basin Website

Memorial Day Commemorations

In honor of local veterans, Summit County is putting together some wonderful Memorial Day celebrations for Monday, May 29.

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is putting on a free event in the Valley Brook Cemetery. The commemoration will include light refreshments, an interdenominational service, the placement of a wreath and the playing of Taps. The ceremony will take place from 10-11 a.m.

Dillon also will host a Memorial Day Ceremony. Gather in the Dillon Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to hear music by the Summit Concert Band and watch a flag-retirement ceremony as well as the local Boy Scouts presenting the colors. An open microphone session will give community members the opportunity to speak in remembrance or in honor of loved ones.

These are just a few of the fun events happening around Summit County this week. Please visit our daytime and nightlife sections to learn about more.

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.