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. It features winter sports competitions, music, discount days and other special activities. Whether planning to spend a few days or a few weeks, here are the festival’s signature events for the whole family.

Breck Spring Fever: Family-friendly Events

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Cheer On Your Favorites

During Breck Spring Fever, 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 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 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., 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 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 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 Breck Chili Cook Off. The dishes and competition get hot as chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort and Breck Hospitality create specialties for guests to sample and vote for their favorite.

Breck Spring Fever ends in flair during Season End Celebration. Head to the party to enjoy drink specials and listen to music.

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

Easter in Breckenridge

Easter falls during the spring festival, and the town offers family-friendly events to celebrate the holiday. Early birds can attend the Sunrise on the Mountain service. Dress warm 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 kids hunt Easter eggs on the snow-covered slopes, which are monitored and protected just for them.

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