BreckFilmFest Features FAMILIAR FACES and FREE MOVIES for kids!
The festival is nearing 2 decades and going strong. Apparently earthlings like stories about other earthlings.
It’s a great time to take in a play! Cozy up to two very different comedies this week at Lake Dillon Theater Co. I think the reviews articulate the heart of each play pretty well:
“A heart-wrenching, hilarious play…One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop…There is something tough being confronted here—the guilt of not being able to make those we love happy—and it is explored with unflinching honesty.” —The Guardian
A comedy about newly weds dealing with each others’ differences, their over priced apartment, and a meddling mama. “A BUBBLING, RIB-TICKLING COMEDY.” – The New York Times
They’re sure to give you food for thought and conversation. Speaking of food…
The Dillon Farmers’ Market is Friday from 9 AM to 2PM on Lodgpole Street in Dillon, CO. It’s such a quintessential Fall activity- so is wearing layers 😉 Here are my favorites at the market:
Well, the last day of the festival has a fixed spot on the first Sunday of October. As it grew and became a crowd favorite the organizers lengthened the fesitval and worked back from that Sunday- so as to take advantage of Septembers warmer weather. Not the romantic answer I had imagined, but there it is.
So, what’s involved in this Bavarian bash in Breck? A massive street party with dirndl (DEERN-dul) dresses and lederhosen (LAY-der-hozen) shorts, German grub and brews, games and live music! It’s kind of a big deal, with a BIG crowd; but, no pets please.
By the way, entry is FREE! But, bring those dollars for beer, brats and a commemorative stein- as seen below.
Rubber ducky, you’re the one- I hope! There are prizes to be won, charities to be profited and tons of fun to be had! It starts Saturday August 31st at 10 am. The Summit Foundation is a local non-profit that gives good things to locals and visitors alike. They provide for programs that range from pre-collegiate prep, to housing, to health. The races raise money and awareness for the foundation, and the people it serves.
Here you go, into the bath…
There are a few races- one just for the kiddos, one for businesses and one for the rest of us (hosted by Breckenridge Grand Vacations, one of our partners)! Throw your ducky into the Blue River at Main Street Station; cheer it on in hopes that it’s one of the first finishers at the Riverwalk Center- if so you get one of many prizes!
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At the Main Street Station and the Village at Breckenridge
There will be bacon, there will be Bourban, and there will be cuisine. Moe’s BBQ, Blue Fish and Pure Kitchen are among several restaurants dishing up amazing flavor at this fesitval. Mix and mingle with vendors and their savory flavor combinations below Peak Nine in Breck. Also, there will be live music, so maybe bring a chair or a blanket; definitley bring your appetite.
Copper Mountain continues its concert series this weekend; Saturday and Sunday, 8/24 and 25. First up is Anders Osborne on Saturday at 3 pm, then Brent Cowles on Sunday at 2:30 pm.
Osborne’s been at it for 3 decades and has collaborated with songsters like Keb Mo, Jonny Lang and The Grateful Dead’s Lesh and Greene.
Cowles is a soulful songwriter searching the depths of human trappings. His wide ranging vocals allow him to convey his message adroitly.
A bounce house means different things to different kids. For my nephew Owen it means a black eye. For his sister Ana; a chance to show herself just as capable of holding her own with her brothers. For Calvin it’s the absolute best way to make more friends. After the bounce house rush they will run to explore other offerings with their new buddies. Off to the inflatable slide, then the climbing wall, face painting, Tumble Bumble and much more. Parents- check out the county’s after school programs like karate and dance. Bring cash- the only thing that’s not free is the food.
Adventurers of all ages will appreciate amazing feats on wheels, shown on film at the Riverwalk Center lawn. Roll into the outdoor movie night with a blanket, some warm clothes and your spirit of wonder.
Not free, but a rad event nonetheless… Breck Epic
It’s an intense mountain bike race. I found a great article, with video, that gave me a better understanding of the course and event.
(BIFA) starts Friday, August 9th and ends Sunday, August 18th. The festival take place on trails, lawns and in the streets and rivers of Breckenridge. Each installation and event illustrates the artists’ vision of our spectacular Rocky Mountain garden.
Many events are free, some are ticketed, all are sure to be a great time spent in the lovely outdoors. Click here for a schedule of events.
Today, at 7:30 PM, enjoy compositions inspired by summer days and friendships (at Breckenridge Theater).
On Thursday at 7:30 PM, take in Haydn’s Passione and Farewell symphony; a literal deconstruction of the symphony, one player at a time. Sehr dramatisch!
The weekend offers an up-close private party with a composer, a concert that combines Folk and Orchestra, guitar music and banter with Grammy nominee Leo Kottke, and Chamber music with champagne. Find the who, when, where, right here.
My co-worker, Paul, likes his with Alfredo sauce. Nick prefers creamy, not baked. Abbie likes hers with ground beef and lots of butter. My favorite is fried onions and hot-dog bits mixed into creamy spirals.
It’s an interesting topic. Everyone seems to have fond memories of the humble pasta, and his/her own twist on how best to enjoy it. Like so many others it reminds me of my college days; it was cheap, easy comfort food that had a dozen variations. It was a pantry must-have, along with PB&J, salsa and soup.
The chefs at Copper Moutain are upping the ante with their culinary concoctions like…
Swoon! If you want in on this cheesy goodness buy tickets on eventbrite. Tickets start at $20.00.
Also this weekend- attend the Breckenridge Food & Wine Festival. Wines from around the globe are paired with delicious vittles, live music and scenic strolls. Purchase your tickets by clicking the link above.