Posted by JanL on May 16, 2017
There’s a reason Breckenridge real estate is so hot May-August. As the old adage goes: people come for the winter but stay for the summer. As both a Summit County housing expert and long-term local, I can tell you firsthand that there is no better place to be in the summer than the Colorado High Country. Here’s what’s happening throughout the County this upcoming summer season.
Kick off the summer season with a three-day weekend in the High Rockies. Memorial Day is one of the best times to be in Summit County – the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and all the restaurants and bars are opening back into full swing. Spend your nights barhopping across the County and your days exploring all that this place has to offer – from a highly acclaimed Jack Nicklaus designed golf course to picturesque hikes that offer stunning views of the reservoir and surrounding wilderness.
Dubbed as “The Official Start of Summer,” the Rock the Dock Party is one of the Town’s most anticipated summer events. Head to the Frisco Bay Marina on June 3rd from 11 am to 3 pm for live music, a cookout at the Island Grill and an eclectic celebration to welcome back boating season. Partake in the excitement which will include a party and free giveaways – all where Main Street meets the water! Hope on a pontoon boat rental with some friends for a few hours of jamming out on the water.
Beers, award winning barbecue and live concerts – all under the Colorado sunshine for one epic party on Frisco’s Historic Main Street. What more could you ask for? How about a little friendly competition!? The Annual BBQ Challenge is where 70+ master BBQ chefs from all over the state come to compete for Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Titles, along with your taste-buds! The celebration begins on Thursday, June 15 with a kickoff concert and follows into the weekend for two delectable days of pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, and much, much more. Make sure you stop by our Summit County real estate offices on Main Street for a quick hello!
If all the fanfare of drinking and partying isn’t what gets you riled up for summer, Breck Bike Week surely will. There’s no better introduction to summertime than getting your heart pumping at an altitude that offers stunning views and challenging trails. In addition to a natural paradise for riders, Breck Bike Week offers road and mountain demos, guided tours and skill clinics. Hop on a road bike and explore the County’s vast network of paved bike paths, or don your mountain gear and go where no car has gone before!
Does your heart beat true for the red white and blue? Come celebrate our Country’s 241st year of independence (21 years since Will Smith freed the planet from evil space aliens) in Summit County! Plan your entire weekend getaway now with a party boat on Lake Dillon, head to parade and firework celebrations across the entire county and don your American flags! If there’s anything “made in America,” it’s the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Head to Beaver Run Resort for the 12th Annual Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival. Enjoy samplings from over 40 craft breweries, styling’s of live musical performances, a VIP area and food vendors galore. Nothing pairs better with craft beer than a gorgeous weekend in the Rockies, filled with sunshine, live entertainment and the great outdoors.
If there’s one thing Summit County does right, it’s bike-themed festivals and events. That’s why you should attend the inaugural Colorado Classic, coming soon to Colorado Springs, Breckenridge and Denver. Make sure you’re in the High Country for the Breckenridge portion (Stage 2). The race will challenge both male and female riders with more than 300 miles
The Colorado High Country is the premier place to be during the summer season – yet another reason to consider Breckenridge real estate if you’re thinking of settling here permanently. Contact me today for more information on summer events as well as the Summit County housing market.
Slifer, Smith & Frampton
Real Estate Agent