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Arts + Culture in Breckenridge

Breckenridge is known for the beautiful and breathtaking mountains, charming town and world-class ski resort. But, those are just a few of the wonderful things Breck has to offer. On top of the endless events, and some of the best restaurants in Colorado, Breck also has an inspiring Arts + Culture scene…


The Breckenridge art scene has boomed over the past few years. The Arts District, BreckCreate, includes visual and performing arts, museum activities, and education. Also, culinary arts, design, film and literature, to name a few more. The BreckCreate community offers a scenic mountain environment with opportunities for individual self-expression and cultural exploration.

While you’re here, be sure to try something new! BreckCreate offers art classes to the public, daily with each building in the District offering unique workshops. So, get crafty with your kids, get your hands dirty at a ceramics class, try jewelry making, and so much more. See the full class schedule here.

breck create arts district
Photo courtesy of BreckCreate


The year-round festivals and events in Breckenridge are endless. Check out some of our (FREE!) favorite summer events focused on Arts + Culture. And maybe even plan your trip to Breck around one of them!

WAVE: Light + Water + Sound


This four-day festival features temporary installations, musical performances and interactive artworks. Located around the Blue River Plaza (just off of Main Street), WAVE transforms the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvasses and exhibition spaces. This one is a must-attend event your entire family will enjoy!

Gold Panning Championships


Learn about our mining history and how to pan for gold at the Blue River Plaza this June! Everyone is invited to learn the basics from gold panning professionals. And tools are already provided so all you have to do is show up!

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA)


This 10-day arts festival spans the town in different locations and spaces. Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the multi-arts festival brings together an eclectic mix of music, dance, visual arts, film and entertainment for your whole family!

Breckenridge Film Festival


Each year a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, educational programs and more are showcased at the Breck Film Fest. Be sure to check it out this September!

Looking for more Breckenridge events? Check out our full events calendar here.


Available to see year-round. The trail to the troll is not maintained during the winter months so please adventure safely.  

Isak Heartstone is a large-scale, wooden troll sculpture made from recycled materials. And you may remember him from last summer. He was created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, co-commissioned by the Town of Breckenridge and Breckenridge Creative Arts. This June, the famous Breckenridge troll is returned to a new location! Isak welcomes those who will love his home as he does and leave no trace on his new surroundings. He will be located on the Trollsteigen Trail, a one-way directional trail located by the Stephen C. West Ice Arena.

breck troll arts
Photo courtesy of Thomas Dambo


Breckenridge history runs deep. And the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance was founded to help promote and protect Breckenridge’s unique heritage. Experience first-hand what life was like in Historic Breckenridge with our local museums:

Edwin Carter Museum
Barney Ford Victorian Home Museum
Edwin Carter Discovery Center
Summit Ski Exhibit Red, White & Blue Fire Museum


The stunning sights of the Ten Mile Range paired with live music make the atmosphere sweet at 9,600ft. Throughout the summer, a variety of free, eclectic concerts fill the Riverwalk Center and its riverside park. Experience The National Repertory Orchestra and other live bands all summer long. Make sure to take a look at the Riverwalk Calendar for shows and events while you’re in town. For more live music close by, check out the Dillon Amphitheater and the concerts in the park on Main Street in Frisco.

riverwalk center


The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre enriches, educates and entertains by letting their audience participate in and experience the joy of live theatre. Fun and entertaining for your whole family, be sure to check out the theater schedule while you’re in town.

Also, in case you want see a movie, we have a Speakeasy Movie Theater right here in town! With three showings a day starting around 2pm to 8pm, it is a great place to enjoy the full on movie experience in a low key environment.


Another way to learn about the Breck heritage is through our guided tours. And the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance offers a variety! From gold mines to bawdy saloons or Victorian ladies to lingering spirits. Check out all of the historical tours here.

Still looking for a place to stay? Make it easy by staying right downtown with access to Breck’s events, festivals, Arts District and more!

Check out some of our beautiful, walk to town properties you and your family will love!

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Travel Dates
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