Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond |

Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort
Liam Doran / Vail Resorts |

Breck Summer Fun Park opens June 12 with new kids’ area

Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Summer Fun Park at the base of Peak 8 officially opens at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, with perennial favorites such as the Gold Runner Coaster, Alpine SuperSlide, Breck Treks guided hikes, 4-by-4 off-road tours, climbing wall, mini golf and more, plus activities at the new Kids’ Base Camp, with an opening date to be announced.

Kids’ Base Camp at the Summer Fun Park will offer three new attractions for children weighing 30 to 100 pounds, including a small kids’ zipline, kids’ challenge course and a kids’ summer tubing hill. Scenic chair rides, access to hiking and various levels of mountain biking will operate on Peak 8 via the Colorado SuperChair, and beginner mountain biking terrain can be accessed via Rip’s Ride on Peak 8.

The Breckenridge Summer Fun Park will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Labor Day, plus Friday, Saturday and Sunday the following weekend during Oktoberfest to close out the summer season on Sunday, Sept. 13. Free parking will be available in the Gondola North parking lot, and the BreckConnect Gondola will start running with free service on Friday, June 12, at 9 a.m.

For full details on all events taking place in Breckenridge this summer or to purchase Fun Park tickets online, visit

Summit County Preschool hosts Barn Dance Revival fundraiser

Summit County Preschool will host its Barn Dance Revival fundraiser Friday, May 22, at the Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are $20 for adults or $5 for children 10 and younger.

The event features music from Rocky Mountain bluegrass and Americana band Coral Creek, as well as kids’ activities, with a special Trail Mix Station sponsored by Whole Foods Frisco. Childcare will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with about 30 to 45 open spots. Kids can take part in fun and games, pizza and friends, while Mom and Dad get a little date-night action with a full barbecue dinner from Moe’s Original BBQ, a silent auction, dancing and cash bar.

Tickets and be purchased with cash or check in person at the school, 71 W. Main St. in Frisco, or by clicking on the barn dance logo at Sponsorship packages are also available. For more information, call Summit County Preschool at (970) 668-5508.

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