Plan your Summit County weekend: Pond skimming, art installations and dock days
We’ve reached light at the end of the tunnel: Finally, Summit County has emerged from mud season. There are numerous events to choose from this weekend. The Summit Daily rounded up the top five.
SKIM THE POND
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is the last Colorado mountain still open for the season. Closing day is June 11, so ski while you still can. The ski area will operate seven days a week through Sunday, June 4. A-Basin will reopen from Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11. This weekend, after getting end-of-the-season turns in, pop off the gear and catch free live music. On Saturday, Jakarta featuring Isaac Points will take the stage at 1 p.m. Points’ way with the funk is widely acclaimed, as he has taken the stage with Chuck Berry, Tony Bennett and other big names. On Sunday, the Sweet Lilies are set to take the stage from 1-4 p.m. Based out of Colorado’s Front Range, the Sweet Lilies are known for their high-energy, melodic tunes that blend bluegrass, Americana and compelling songwriting into a sound of their own. Both shows are free to the public. Along with the live entertainment, Arapahoe Basin will continue the tradition of pond skimming in the small alpine lake that forms every year known as Lake Reveal. For more information, visit ArapahoeBasin.com.
RIDE THE WAVE
BreckCreate’s WAVE festival carries on over the course of the weekend, taking place on the Riverwalk Center Lawn and around the arts district. Each day the festival takes place from 3-11 p.m. WAVE: Light, Water and Sound Festival is an exhibition of cutting-edge works of contemporary public art featuring illuminated sculptures and projections. This is a free, four-day event that offers temporary installations, musical performances, screenings, digital art and eye candy of all sizes. Installations and performances will take place in and around the Blue River Plaza in downtown Breckenridge, transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces. Art revelers can also enjoy collaborative projects with Breckenridge Film Festival, High Country Conservation Center and Keystone Science School along with a variety of pop-up performances, artist talks, workshops and late-night experiments. For more information, visit BreckCreate.org.
ROCK THE DOCK
The town of Fisco is officially ready to kick off the start of summer and many dock days to come. This Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the public is invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Frisco Bay Marina. There will be free live music from Lola Rising, a Colorado-based indie-folk and rock band comprised of five Denver natives. Burger and beer deals will be offered at the Island Grill. The event is scheduled to take place where Frisco’s Main Street meets the water. From 8-10 a.m. the Frisco Rowing Center will be offering a free “learn to row” day in celebration of National Learn to Row Day. Participants will have a chance to check out the rowing center’s shells and what the rowing center has to offer members. Try a rowing machine, rowing simulator or a rowing shell. For more information, visit TownOfFrisco.com.
DRINK THE BEER
This Saturday marks the second annual Bakers’ Second Beer-iversary at The Bakers’ Brewery in Silverthorne. The Beer-iversary takes place at the brewery and starts at 7 p.m. There will be live music from John Truscelli and Jess Rose from 7-11 p.m. Specializing in Americana and rock, John and Jess have been staples of Summit County for years and have performed over 250 shows. They are known for their unique covers. Barrel-aged summer brews will be released and a poor mans’ beer pairing dinner which will feature new menu items. The pairings are $25 and will be available starting at 5 p.m. For more information, visit TheBakersBrewery.com.
bOIL THE cRAWFISH
Saturday marks the first annual Crawfish Boil to benefit Team Vertical Runner Breckenridge. The Crawfish Boil will take place on Vertical Runner Breckenridge’s back patio (301 N. Main St.) at 3 p.m. Beer and other beverages will be served, and all proceeds will support Team Vertical Runner Breckenridge’s adult and kids teams. Enjoy free live music. Advance tickets are available through Vertical Runner, by visiting VerticalRunnerBreckenridge.com, or calling 970-423-6116.
The Weekend is the arts and entertainment column for the Summit Daily News, focused on fun weekend happenings in Summit County. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with event information.
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