Labor Day Weekend

laborheaderWrap up your amazing summer with a visit to Breckenridge, Colorado and discover all it has to offer. Enjoy cool summer temperatures and exciting events like the Summit Foundation’s Rubber Duck Race, Sidewalk Sales on Main Street, the Gathering at the Great Divide Arts Festival, a Wine Festival, the Breck Crest Trail Marathon and more. With so much going on, you need an extra day to experience it all.


10:00am – 6:00pm – 37th Annual Great Divide Art Festival
11:00am – 5:00pm – Wine Tasting
1:00pm – Kids Duck Dash
2:00pm – Business Battle Duck Race
3:00pm – Great Rubber Duck Race


7:30am – Breck Crest Marathon and Half Marathon
10:00am – 6:00pm – 37th Annual Great Divide Art Festival


10:00am – 4:00pm – 37th Annual Great Divide Art Festival

Great Rubber Duck Races – Aug. 31st: For the 25th year, The Summit Foundation will drop some 10,000 rubber ducks into the Blue River for a fundraiser race that includes kids, business and open categories. Prizes include a one-week vacation, pontoon boats on Lake Dillon, kids season ski pass and more. Funds raised support The Summit Foundation grant and programs. Those interested in volunteering for the Great Rubber Duck Race should call 970.453.5970.

Breckenridge Wine Festival – Aug. 31st: The Breckenridge Wine Festival (formerly the Water House Wine Festival) combines vino from around the world with live music and food, all served up at the starting area for the duck races. Twenty-dollar tickets include entry, commemorative wine glass, 10 tasting tickets and one duck in the races, which start at Main Street Station. Proceeds support The Summit Foundation.

37th Annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival – Aug. 31st – Sept 2nd: A nationally-ranked art show, Gathering at the Great Divide features over 100 artists showcasing a variety of media including photography, wood, glass, ceramics and more. The three-day show takes place in the Wellington Lot, located at the intersection of Main Street and Wellington Road.

Breckenridge Merchants – Sidewalk Sale Days – Aug. 30th – Sept. 2nd: Breckenridge’s merchants open their doors for a four-day sidewalk sale. Stock up in preparation for snow or scout for deals on summer wares. Over 150 shopping options give guests and locals plenty of retail choices.

Breck Crest trail races – Sept. 1st: Marathon and half-marathon courses top out above treeline, and the five-mile course offers a shorter option. All routes feature stunning views from the peaks of the Tenmile Range. Aside from the start/finish sections, courses are on soft surface trails and service roads. Five dollars of each entry supports The Summit Foundation.

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