Annual Summit County Events

Summit County annual events have some of the most engaging names you can imagine — Frisco BrewSki (clever!), the Colorado Burger Summit, Cider Circus, Skakin' at the Basin, Bacon & Bourbon (sign me up!), Attack of the Big Beers. The monikers make you both smile and make a decision on the spot that this is one of the Summit County annual events you're not about to miss! Luckily, there are so many of these opportunities for boundless fun that you can join in or simply attend one (or two or three) every month of the year. Want to celebrate food? Great, because there are festivals featuring lobsters and clams, BBQ, burgers, soups and more. There’s even an annual community picnic! Wine, beer and spirits calling your name? Summit County annual events celebrating the grape, grain or hops have you covered. Holidays are front and center of annual events in the area as are arts-related gatherings, concerts and events that celebrate the history of area towns. With snow sports being one of the major draws to Summit County, annual events that celebrate all things frozen white stuff are popular: snow sculpting, snow events such as the USASA Nationals and the not-to-be-missed festival celebrating the God of Snow, Ullr.

Annual Summit County Events: Sports!

Since the healthy, outdoor-centered life is what draws many people to Summit County, annual events that celebrate stamina, grace and perseverance are plentiful. Want to try a six-day bike race through Breckenridge’s backcountry or a 78-mile alpine road race? Step on up! Nordic events draw skiers of all ages and abilities, and there’s an event that lets pond skimmers show off their moves. Of course, running races abound, and if summer events are more to your liking, you can also compete in the world’s highest sailing regatta.

Breckenridge Film Festival

Summit County Annual Event
103 S. Harris Street #205, Breckenridge
(970) 453-6200

Celebrating the art of filmmaking since 1981, Breckenridge Film Festival is one the most established film festivals in the country. Held annually on the third weekend in September, the four-day festival presents an array of independent films as well as premieres, receptions, forums, educational programs, retrospectives and a children's program. Over the years the festival has hosted many celebrity guests and distinguished names in the... read more

Celebrating the art of filmmaking since 1981, Breckenridge Film Festival is one the most established... read more

Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival

Summit County Annual Event
(877) 930-3378

Grape lovers from Summit County, Denver and beyond gather and appreciate this exquisite wine tasting experience in charming downtown Breckenridge. The festival is held annually in July so that everyone can enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful Rocky Mountain summertime. It is a culinary weekend experience not to miss. Bring your appetite for food and fine wine, along with your family and friends, to revel... read more

Grape lovers from Summit County, Denver and beyond gather and appreciate this exquisite wine tasting... read more

Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide

Summit County Annual Event
Corner of Main Street and Wellington Street, Breckenridge
(970) 406-1866

The Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival is ranked 13th among the top 200 fine art shows in the country. For more than 40 years the festival has welcomed more than 100 artists to share their ceramics, fiber, paintings, wood, glass, sculptures, fiber, mixed media and more. It's a Labor Day weekend tradition on Main Street in Breckenridge. Admission is free. 

Breckenridge HogFest

Summit County Annual Event
(765) 425-6053

Breckenridge HogFest is an annual event organized by Rocky Mountain Events. This bacon-and-bourbon-inspired festival is located in downtown Breckenridge at Main Street Station and The Village. The main event offers live music, bourbon education, brown-spirit tastings and delicious pork-inspired food samples. VIP tickets give exclusive access to an event lounge, along with artisanal snacks, a special tasting seminar and sampling one hour before gates open... read more

Breckenridge HogFest is an annual event organized by Rocky Mountain Events. This bacon-and-bourbon-inspired festival is... read more

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

Summit County Annual Event
Blue River Plaza, Breckenridge
(970) 453-3187

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts is a 10-day multi-arts program that celebrates the environment and mountain culture. Enjoy dance, film, eclectic music, arts and family entertainment throughout the festival.  

Breckenridge Wine Classic

Summit County Annual Event
Historic Downtown, Breckenridge
(877) 328-2783

Breckenridge Wine Classic hosts vineyards from around the world with master sommeliers, chefs and winemakers sharing their craft and knowledge. The weekend is full of seminars, demonstrations and a grand tasting in the Arts District. 

Día De Los Muertos

Summit County Annual Event
Various locations, Breckenridge
(888) 251-2417

Día De Los Muertos is a three-day celebration of the Day of the Dead. Take part in hands-on workshops and face painting and check out the art installations and the community-made altars on the Arts District campus. 

Fall Fest Art Festival

Summit County Annual Event
104 Village Place, Dillon
(720) 941-6088

Lake Dillon Arts Festival presents its three-day Fall Fest Art Festival in downtown Dillon over Labor Day weekend. More than 50 fine artists and craftspeople from around Colorado and the nation are present during the festival, so you can meet them and ask about the inspiration for their works before purchasing. This show is juried, ensuring a well-rounded range of styles in a variety of... read more

Lake Dillon Arts Festival presents its three-day Fall Fest Art Festival in downtown Dillon over... read more

Ice Castles

Summit County Annual Event
Dillon Town Park, 120 Buffalo Street, Dillon
(970) 468-2403

There’s plenty of outdoor winter fun in Summit County, and if you are looking for a unique winter venue, you won’t want to miss the beautiful Ice Castles that come to town in Dillon every other December (here in 2017, back in 2019). The location in Dillon Town Park couldn’t be more stunning with Lake Dillon and the mountain ranges as a backdrop. The Ice... read more

There’s plenty of outdoor winter fun in Summit County, and if you are looking for... read more

Lake Dillon Arts Festival

Summit County Annual Event
Main Street, Dillon
(970) 418-0423

Lake Dillon Arts Festival is a three-day juried festival with 90 of Colorado’s best fine artists. It's one of the longest running art festivals in Summit County, and locals and tourists from all over come to see the first-class contemporary, traditional, abstract and Southwest paintings, mixed media and sculpture. Admission is free, and there is live music throughout the whole event. 

Mountain Art Festivals

Summit County Annual Event
(970) 406-1866

Mountain Art Festivals is a local organization that hosts outdoor fine art shows in Breckenridge and Silverthorne. Their summer shows have been ranked among the top shows in the country for more than 40 years. The festivals provide a venue for talented artists to sell their original works of art and for thousands of art enthusiasts to meet the artists, ask questions and commission or... read more

Mountain Art Festivals is a local organization that hosts outdoor fine art shows in Breckenridge... read more

Street Arts Festival

Summit County Annual Event
(970) 453-3187

The Breckenridge Street Arts Festival is a three-day event to celebrate street pavement and graffiti arts. Visitors can take part in workshops and check out multiple outdoor murals and installations.