September Slows Down in Summit County but There's Still Fun to Be Had

By Samantha Blair | Monday, September 18, 2017

Summit County starts to slow down as fall creeps in. The tourists are fewer, and the locals set out for mud season travel. While days may be colder and the weather is nodding toward winter, there are still great events (both indoor and outdoor) to keep everyone busy until ski season. Enjoy music, film, food, drinks and shopping and see how ready you really are for the snow at the on-snow competition at Copper. 

Photo: Town of Frisco Facebook

Breckenridge Film Festival

Attention all movie lovers: Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24 is the 37th annual Breckenridge Film Festival at the Riverwalk Center. Watch more than 60 selected films from all over the world. Whether you’re into thrillers, dramas, documentaries or adventure films, the festival will have something for everyone’s taste. Check the schedule to see special screenings with guest speakers and look out for the filmmakers presenting their fine works. Tickets and passes are available online.

Photo: Breckenridge Film Festival Facebook

Strings, Ciders & Sours

This Saturday, September 23, from 2 to 6 p.m., get ready to dance and drink to good old American bluegrass. Strings, Ciders & Sours will be held at Main Street Station and The Village at Breckenridge for an afternoon of cider, ale, food pairings, live music, mixology and more. Guests will receive a commemorative tasting mug and entry to festival activities, including the Sours Garden. Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased online.

Photo: Breckenridge Strings, Ciders & Sours Facebook

FDRD Yard Sale Fundraiser

Help the environment and pick up some much-needed items at the Friends of Dillon Ranger District Yard Sale Fundraiser. Purchase furniture, household items and tools at huge discounts this Friday to Sunday, September 22 to 24, in the Dillon Ranger District parking lot. All proceeds will benefit the organization and help facilitate their mission of forest stewardship in Summit County. Make sure to see the schedule of sale times online.

Photo: Friends of the Dillon Fire District Facebook

Big Island Rail Jam

For those so ready for ski season they’ve been working on their skills all summer, it’s time to show off your stuff. Sunday, September 24, is the 2017 Woodward Copper Big Island Rail Jam. Competitors will be divided between skiers and snowboarders in different age divisions. Top competitors could win skis, a board, a GoPro, Woodward Copper swag and more. The entry fee is $10 for Summer Park pass holders and $24 for non-pass holders. Helmets are required throughout the entire event. Purchase your passes and tickets online.

Photo: Copper Mountain Facebook 

Bluegrass Picking Nights

Bluegrass enthusiasts are invited to Prosit every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy some quality music. Musicians of all levels can play together in a casual group setting. If you don’t want to play, swing by and snag a stein of German beer, a sausage or giant pretzel and soak in the local tunes.

Photo: Prosit Facebook

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.