Lots of fun activities over the weekend will help kick off the start to summer tourism season here in town. Tomorrow at 4:30pm, join in as locals, second homeowners and tourists alike all celebrate the end of winter (it snowed 2 weeks ago) and the beginning of our amazing summer at our annual Town Party on the Riverwalk Center lawn. Music, beer, catching up with old and new friends, watching the kids run around and much more. And keep the environment in mind and ride your bike down to the party, the Town’s Green Team is once again providing Free Bike Valet at the Sons of Norway lawn (directly south of and adjacent to the Breck Welcome Center). Although we’ve been to town parties during snowy cool weather, the forecast is looking pretty good for tomorrow!
Also starting up tomorrow is the summer service for the free BreckConnect gondola and the Fun Park up at the base of Peak 8. Take a free scenic ride on our gondola, enjoy the views of town and the TenMile Range, and if you’re lucky, you just might catch a glimpse of the wildlife in the Cucumber Gulch nature preserve. The Peak 8 Fun Park features the popular Alpine SuperSlide, the new Gold Runner Coaster, guided hikes, 4×4 off-road tours, climbing wall, mini golf, chairlift rides, mountain biking and more. The Fun Park will be open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm through Sept. 2; then Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only through Sept. 15.
And last but not least, come and join the fun as Town pays homage to its mining heritage with the Kingdom Days celebration. The Outhouse Races are always a hit, and there will also be activities for kids, a free concert by the Luv Brothers, mine tours, gold panning demonstations, sidewalk sales, and a free concert by the National Repertory Orchestra.