If you currently live in Breck, you already know how amazing it is (but feel free to keep reading). We’re spoiled with a gorgeous landscape, fabulous restaurants and bars, a charming downtown, and a tight-knit community. Heck, you can even hike a fourteener without leaving the neighborhood. But there’s a lot more to Breck than sky-scraping mountains and riverfront dining. This may come as a surprise to folks buying a luxury home in Summit County, but we have a pretty impressive art scene – and an annual festival to celebrate it.
Last year marked the inaugural Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, and it’s back for another run August 11 – 20, 2017. This 10-day celebration is chock full of extraordinary events in spectacular spaces across town. And, all of the performances, exhibitors, screenings, workshops, and talks are inspired by themes of mountain culture and the environment. It’s truly a beautiful conglomerate of the best things about Summit County, all wrapped up in one inspiring festival.
There are literally dozens of things to see and do during the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts. Honestly, it can get a little overwhelming if you’re open to experiencing it all. Our suggestion: check out the schedule and pick a few performances and installations you’re really interested in. Then create a plan from there. To get you excited about what’s to come, we’ve listed a few of our most highly anticipated events below.
Breckenridge International Festival of Arts
Ephemeral Pathways, by Kia Neill
Breckenridge Theater | 121 S Ridge St.
We love the way Kia uses photo collage as a medium to express the ephemeral experience of being in the Rocky Mountains.
Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush
Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams St.
Cost: $30-$45; youth ticket: $7; student ticket with ID: $10
Catch a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s 1925 silent comedy with live music performed by the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra.
Ants, by Polyglot Theatre
Blue River Plaza | 203 S Main St
With hundreds of giant breadcrumbs and three big ants, children will learn about their relationship with the environment in this fun and interactive performance.
Birdmen, by Close-Act Theatre
Blue River Plaza | 203 S Main St.
Created by Dutch artists Close-Act Theatre, Birdmen features stilt-walkers dressed as illuminated pterodactyl-like creatures that roam the streets of downtown Breck.
Driftwood, by Casus Circus
Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams St.
Cost: $20 adults; $10 kids
Casus Circus is an internationally recognized quartet from Australia that performs mesmerizing acrobatics and aerial stunts.
Illinois Creek Trail
Tree-o features three musicians – a cellist, a violinist, and a mandolinist – that plays concerts in the forest perched high in the boughs and branches.
Riverwalk Center Lawn | 150 W Adams St.
Acoustic Flow combines music, nature, and wellness in a series of outdoor yoga and meditation classes on the relaxing shores of the Blue River.
Click here for more events and details about the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.
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