Fun in the sun: June 2017 in Summit County

Posted by Bret and Meredith Amon on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 9:39am.

Summer season is almost here and the mountains are coming alive with action: from world famous art shows to prestigious bike races, Summit County has it all. Here are our favorite activities coming up in just a few short weeks.

ARTS

WAVE: Light+Water+Sound  |  Breckenridge, Colorado  |  June 1-4, 2017

Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, WAVE, is an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art presented from June 1–4, 2017. The free four-night festival features interactive artworks, illuminated sculptures, temporary installations and musical performances, screenings, digital art and eye candy of all sizes for the whole family to experience.

The performances take place from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm each day around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces. The 2017 edition of WAVE features dazzling, innovative artworks by local, national and international artists. Art revelers can also enjoy collaborative projects with Breckenridge Film Festival, High Country Conservation Center and Keystone Science School along with a variety of pop-up performances, artist talks, workshops and late-night experiments. Take the chance to experience downtown Breckenridge as the Rocky Mountain’s town turns into an arts mecca for the fist days of June.

Local Accommodations

Some of Breckenridge’s most beautiful real estate is located in close proximity to the exhibit space: exclusive properties such as the primarily single family community of Sunbeam Estates, the spacious townhouse complex called The Settlement, or the impeccable Shock Hill subdivision.

 

Grand Opening of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center |  Silverthorne, Colorado  |  June 24, 2017

The town of Silverthorne is typically known as a pit stop on the way to the slopes for most Denver dwellers, but on June 24th, the second most populated area in Summit County hopes to change that with a revitalized downtown experience. The grand opening of its newly completed performing arts center is taking place that day. The complex will feature multiple theaters, an arts education lab, a modernized orchestral pit, rehearsal space, reception lobby bar and space for in-house costume and set production, and it is slated to be the largest new construction theater in the state of Colorado. The 16,000 square foot building is set to open in conjunction with Silverthorne’s 50th Anniversary. The programming for the theater will come from Lake Dillon Theatre Company which has a 20-year lease on the space.

The town is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new theater along with weekend-long celebrations. Find out more information visit the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center website.

Local Accommodations

Nearby Silverthorne communities include Hamilton Creek Homes, Three Peaks Homes, and Hideaway Townhomes.

 

SPORTS

Frisco Roundup  |  Frisco, Colorado  |  June 7, 20117

The 31st season of the midweek Summit Mountain Challenge series makes it debut on June 7 with the Frisco Roundup. Held on trails at the Frisco Peninsula — usually one of the first areas to dry out after winter — the Wednesday race is, in terms of difficulty, the perfect season opener, with categories for men, women and juniors. The Peninsula trails are fast and it takes riders on a tour with up to three laps on a 6.6-mile course known for rocky descents, flowy ridges and a few nasty climbs. Rides range from 4 miles to 21 miles, depending on division.

Local Accommodations

The picturesque town of Frisco offers plenty of options in accommodations and price ranges: Cross Creek Condos are conveniently located one block off of Main Street, the beautiful neighborhood of Frisco Town Sub, and the newly-built complex of Drake Landing Condominiums.

 

Breck Bike Week  |  Breckenridge, Colorado  |  June 21-25, 2017

One of the most anticipated events of the season, Breck Bike Week, is packing the community’s favorite cycling activities – mountain and road demos, skills clinics, and guided tours – into a few days of fun as visitors and residence discover the area’s massive network of trails and take part in the famous Poker Ride.

Die-hard bikers have the chance to purchase discounts at the Bike Expo over the weekend and check out the latest brands and technologies. There will even be a bike exchange, where you can turn in your old bicycle for credit toward a new purchase. And of course, the Bike Crawl promises to stop at some of the best local bars and at the Breckenridge Distillery tasting room.

Local Accommodations

Additional Breckenridge properties to choose from include: One Breckenridge Place, Mountain Thunder Lodge, and Los Pinos Condos and Homes.

 

Keystone Big Mountain Enduro  |  Keystone, Colorado  |  June 24, 2017

The Keystone Bike Park contains some of the most rugged lift-accessed mountain biking in the U.S. and is one of the most popular mountain biking events in the country: The North American Big Mountain Enduro series, the Keystone Resort’s tree-day race taking place on June 24th. The event will feature five to six laps in a single day on the tight, rocky, tree-lined trails of the Keystone Downhill Park.

The series also stops in Vail, Winter Park, Aspen Snowmass and Crested Butte, but the Keystone stop regularly fills up. With rock gardens, roots, drops and high-speed features, there will not be a dull moment on your bike for this stop on the tour. The courses will challenge riders to the fullest and combine the top trails on the mountain. Throughout this one-day event, expect to see at least three rowdy stages, primarily lift-accessed with some pedal transitions, a non-stop festival taking place in the village, a kids mini-enduro and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.

Local Accommodations

The vibrant town of Keystone boasts an array of properties only minutes away from the downtown area: the Buffalo & Dakota Lodge, Expedition Station, and Jackpine & Blackbear Lodge.

 

With so much to see & do, who wouldn't want to make a home here, any time of the year! To learn more, we encourage you to contact the Amon Team online or call 1-970-376-3813 to consult an experienced Summit real estate expert.

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