Breck Spring Fever Celebrates the Best Sun and Snow

Breck Spring Fever bids a fond farewell to winter and welcomes spring with a bang. Praised as the largest spring party in the Rocky Mountains, the month-long festival begins in March and runs through mid-April, featuring winter sports competitions, music, discount days and other special activities. Whether planning to spend a few days or a few weeks, these are the must-see signature events for the whole family:

Cheer On Your Favorites

During Breck Spring Fever, many amateur and professional athletes have the opportunity to compete in action-packed events. From the spring open to the hockey tournament, spectators can watch their favorite athletes push themselves to the limits. One main event is the Imperial Challenge, a pseudo triathlon that has run for more than 25 years where runners and cyclers test their skills. Other past competitions include the GoPro Big Mountain Challenge and Breck Final Race, part of the annual Breckenridge Ascent Series.

Guests can also win prizes, listen to music and eat free hot dogs at the Spring Fever Park Jam. On select Fridays during Breck Spring Fever, attendees show off their park and pike skills and participate in jam-style contests.

Attend a Breck Spring Fever Concert

In addition to outdoor recreation and exciting events, concerts draw visitors from all over to hear talented performers and diverse genres. On select weekends, a DJ kicks off the party at 2 p.m., with giveaways that include free merchandise, helmets, gift cards and more. At 3 p.m., the bands head to the stage. Past performers have included R&B, reggae, rock, and jazz. Check the lineup to see who will perform during your vacation.

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Hang with the Locals

One of biggest tips from professional travelers is to talk with locals. In Breckenridge, that’s easy to do.

Meet locals and taste the best area’s brews at the Breckenridge Spring Fever Beer Festival, which brings together more than 35 breweries and hosts live music, food and vendors. Another food-related event is the Breck Chili Cook Off. The dishes and competition get hot as chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort and Breck Hospitality create their specialties for guests to sample and vote for their favorite.

Breck Spring Fever ends in Western flair during the Season End Celebration. Pull on your boots and grab your hat, and head to the party to enjoy barbecue, drink specials, ride a mechanical bull and listen to music on the patio.

Shoppers won’t want to miss the annual Fever Reliever shopping event. Look for a Spring Fever logo in the shops’ windows, and ask for your Fever Reliever shopping discount, which can save money on needed apparel, gifts and souvenirs.

Easter in Breckenridge

Easter falls during the spring festival, and the town offers two family-friendly events to celebrate the holiday. Early birds can attend the Sunrise on the Mountain service. Dress warmly and ride the chair lift as the sun rises over the mountain on Easter Sunday. The service lasts about 45 minutes, and breakfast is available for purchase. Afterwards, help the kids hunt Easter eggs on the snow-covered slopes, which are monitored and protected just for them.

Book early to save! Plan your Colorado vacation in Breckenridge today!