Music, Art and Nature in Summit County

By Samantha Blair

The Fourth of July crowds are gone, but there is still plenty of fun to be had. Enjoy local music, art and free outdoor opportunities this week in Summit County. 

Photo: Lake Dillon Arts Festival

NRO On The Lake

On Saturday, July 14, come to see the National Repertory Orchestra at Lake Dillon Theater for live classical music on the lake. The free event starts at 6 p.m.

Photo: Everything Summit, National Repertory Orchestra

Local Band Jam Day

The second annual Local Band Jam Day is this Saturday, July 14, from 12 to 4 p.m in Mountain Goat Plaza at A-Basin. The event is free. There will be scenic chairlift rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check the lineup online.

NoLo Fundraiser

On Sunday, July 15, come to Breckenridge Distillery for the North London Mill Preservation Inc. Fundraiser. From 2 to 6 p.m. there will be door prizes and live music from The Pine Beatles, Dean Misantoni and Crane & McCoy. As a benefit for NoLo, 100% of punch sales and 10% of dinner sales will go toward the organization.

Photo: Everything Summit, Breckenridge Distillery

Silverthorne Fine Art Festival

This weekend – Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 – is the inaugural Silverthorne Fine Art Festival. Come to North Pond Park to see 80 fine artisans from across the nation and the world. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Photo: Everything Summit, 1st Silverthorne Fine Art Festival

Wheelie Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, enjoy free mountain biking tours by Colorado Adventure Guides starting at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours last between two and three hours.

Photo: Everything Summit, Colorado Adventure Guides

Coming Up

Lake Dillon Arts Festival, the longest-running and most established art festival on the eastern side of Summit County, will be held from July 20 to 22 in Old Downtown Dillon. Seventy-five fine artists from around Colorado and the country will show off paintings, pastels, charcoal and mixed-media pieces, as well as stone wear, ceramics, jewelry, silk fabrics and more. Enter to win a $500 or $1,000 shopping spree raffle. 

Photo: Everything Summit, Lake Dillon Arts Festival

That's not all that's happening in Summit County this week and in the upcoming months. To see more events, click over to our Daytime and Nightlife listings.

See you in Summit!

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.