There's So Much to Be Thankful For in Summit County!

By Samantha Blair | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving is about getting together with family and friends and feeling grateful for their company, good food and your beautiful home (or vacation spot) in Summit. Don't miss these awesome Turkey Day meals and events as well as other fun happenings in the County this month. 

Photo: Everything Summit, 5th Ave Grille

Turkey Day 5K

The 6th annual Turkey Day 5K is at 9:30 a.m. in Frisco. Burn some calories before loading up at your Thanksgiving feast. The event is open to all ages and abilities and will be along the Rec Path and Frisco side streets. Racers are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation to support the Summit FIRC. Register here.

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Frisco

Thanksgiving Feasts 

Tiki Mana Island Grill in Breckenridge will have dinner starting at 2 p.m. The meal will cost $15.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids and will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, Hawaiian stuffing, veggies and a dinner roll.

The Residence Inn Breckenridge will have turkey, bread, ham, stuffed mushrooms, potatoes, greens and all kinds of desserts from 4 to 7 p.m. Adult tickets cost $40+ and kids (age 15 and younger) cost $25+. Children younger than age 5 eat for free.

Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center will have a Thanksgiving Buffet celebration from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

5th Ave Grille will serve a three-course traditional Thanksgiving feast from 12 to 9 p.m. for only $28. Call for reservations. The usual full dinner menu will also be available.

Pug Ryan’s Brewing Company will have a special turkey dinner starting at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for adults and $12 for kids. Reservations are recommended.

Photo: Everything Summit, Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

Thanksgiving Concert

There is a free Thanksgiving Concert this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Copper Mountain. Music will by by Miles Arnell, Max Camp, Steve Powers and a surprise special guest.

Free Yoga

Peak Yoga is hosting an all-levels Donation Yoga Class for FIRC this Thursday at 9 a.m. This special class is taught by three of Peak’s experienced instructors and will feature live music by Carrie Benefiel.

Photo: Everything Summit, Peak Yoga Class 

Ski Ball

Team Summit is hosting its 38th Annual Ski Ball on Saturday, December 1, at 6 p.m. at the Keystone Conference Center. The event will feature dueling pianos, cocktails and dinner. Ticket proceeds benefit Team Summit.  

Photo: Everything Summit, Team Summit

Best Après in the Country Now Serves Breakfast

The Gold Pan Saloon is still ranked third in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Best Après-Ski Bar in the nation. Vote here to make it number one. As if the après scene wasn't enough, Gold Pan also offers a killer pre-ski breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Fuel up before the slopes and wind down after at this Breckenridge locals' favorite. 

Photo: Everything Summit, Carboy Winery

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.