Arts & Entertainment

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Even in a place packed with endless outdoor adventures, an afternoon or evening of traditional entertaining can be a nice change of scenery. Summit County is filled with entertainment options for a quality outing as good as in any city. The County has a fine-dining selection the size of a small army, relaxing small town bars and busy nightclubs. The bowling alley and stadium style cinema in Dillon make for a fun night out with the family.

But in addition to the conventional pastimes, Summit County offers a unique variety of art and culture one wont find anywhere other than Colorado’s playground.

The new Arts District in Breckenridge is a multi-million dollar project aiming to enhance the town’s economic sustainability through local art. The facilities center on education as well, bringing classes, demonstrations and workshops to the community.

Along with Breckenridge, Dillon is also a notably culture-friendly town. With the Breckenridge and new Dillon theaters, you can treat yourself to a variety of local productions, concerts and special events year round – many of which are free to the public.

History doesn’t go underappreciated here either. As Colorado’s largest historic district, maintaining nostalgia of the old days is a priority, no matter how modern the Summit County towns become. Every Main Street in Summit County is reminiscent of the Wild West and Colorado’s infamous Gold Rush Era. The Frisco museum acts as a time portal to the past, where kids and families can learn about the fascinating history of the streets they stand on.

There truly is no shortage of things to do on the few rainy days in Summit County. The Breckenridge and Silverthorne Rec Centers are among a wide offering of indoor workout facilities, and even come with indoor water slides.

And when those beautiful summer days come rolling in, enjoy the free concert series that brings big name artists to the area each year, check out one of the local beer festivals and indulge in the refreshing taste of Colorado craft, and get to know your fellow Summit County neighbors at the annual summer barbecues and Fourth of July parade. They say people visit the Rocky Mountains in the winter and stay for the summer; but one visit to Summit County will make you want to stay here forever.