Holiday Hangover Activities in Summit County

By Samantha Blair | Monday, July 3, 2017

The Fourth of July has passed, and we can all begin to recover from the company, travel, excess of sunshine and maybe a little too much fun this past week. While the holiday is over, there is still plenty to do in Summit County. Relax and refresh with a hike, some yoga and a film. Keep the party going with a beer festival, live music and comedy. 

Photo: Samantha Blair 

Get Outside

Join Dan Schroder, CSU Extension Agent, and the Friends of Dillon Ranger District on an interpretive hike and learn about Summit County’s forests along the Rainbow Lake Trail. The hike is free and begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5. Space is limited, so make sure to register online.

Photo: Everything Summit

Yoga. Music. Nature. What else could you need to wind down on a Wednesday afternoon? From 2:30-4 p.m. on July 5 join local yogi Jenni Frank and the National Repertory Orchestra on the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center Lawn for an afternoon of music and musings. The event costs $20 per person, and you can register online.

Summer Comedy Series

Get ready for some serious belly laughs with the Summer Comedy Series at Warren Station in Keystone. This Wednesday, July 5, catch headliner Troy Walker from 7-9:30 p.m. Check the schedule to see more of Colorado’s top comics throughout the summer.

Photo: Troy Walker Facebook



Copper Mountain Music Festival 

The third annual Copper Mountain Music Festival is here this Friday through Sunday, July 7-9. Dance to free bluegrass and Americana artists, including Del McCoury, Town Mountain, Suzy Bogguss, Corb Lund and more. Music enthusiasts can participate in a jam session, a songwriter workshop and more. There will be fireworks on Saturday night to make this the ultimate summer music experience.

Photo: Copper Mountain Music Festival Facebook

Sunset at the Summit

This Saturday, July 8, is the first of the Sunset at the Summit series at Rainbow Park. The event is always free, and beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. This week’s performance is by the popular funk band Wash Park. Check the schedule to see what other performers are coming this summer.

Photo: Wash Park Band Facebook

Kidtopia Kidzfest

Kidtopia Kidzfest in the River Run Village Plaza is this Saturday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is a child’s dream with everything from face painting, balloon art and music, to a trackless train ride through the village, pony rides and a bubble foam pit.

Photo: Kidtopia Kidzfest Facebook

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival

This Saturday, July 8, is the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival from 12-5 p.m. at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center main parking lot. More than 50 breweries will be there to give a taste of their finest brews. Tickets, including VIP and designated driver passes, can be purchased online. There will be an after party at the Park Avenue Pub with wing and craft beer specials.

Photo: Breckenridge Beer Festival Facebook


Breckenridge Sunday Market

Breckenridge Sunday Market is here for the summer! Head to Main Street Station and the Village at Breckenridge every weekend through September 10. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick up your produce for the week along with handcrafted and homegrown items.

Photo: Breckenridge Sunday Market Facebook

Film Fun

On Sunday, July 9, watch the award-winning film Entre Nos at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. Summit Colorado Interfaith Council is sponsoring the free event, but donations are welcome. The film will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion with audience participation. The film is in Spanish but will have English subtitles. 

Photo: Colorado Mountain College Facebook

These are just a few of the fun events happening around Summit County this week. Please 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.