Editor’s Picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend | SummitDaily.com

Editor’s Picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend

Take a deep breath — shoulder season is upon us. It’s the time when locals can finally recover from a busy summer. Not to say we won’t stay active getting outside to enjoy the last little bit of warm weather, but the amount of events happening around the county is starting to slow down. You’d never be able to tell we were heading into off season in Breckenridge last weekend — the streets, restaurants and bars were packed to the gills with people enjoying the town and the annual Breckenridge Film Festival.

My top recommendation for what to do this weekend is get out and do some leaf-peeping. I couldn’t stress this more if you haven’t already gotten out there, and even if you have, go again. The leaves just exploded this week, and won’t be at their peak for much longer — we might have one more lucky weekend or so after this. A crazy gorgeous spot only an hour away from Summit is Kenosha Pass, but it’s also incredible crowded this time of year. So be prepared or go early, like watch-the-sunrise early. Or, take the family on a day trip on the Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway. It starts at Copper Mountain and travels over Fremont Pass to Leadville, then take the loop that heads back to Minturn. And, of course, Boreas Pass in our backyard. Check out our full list our recommendations for leaf-peeping.

RODNEY AND EMMYLOU

Breckenridge Creative Arts is bringing us another great concert on Friday, Sept. 25, with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. The duo is touring in support of their second duet album, “The Traveling Kind.” A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris has recorded more than 25 albums and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Crowell is a multi-Grammy Award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James, and Grateful Dead, among others. Kudos to BCA for bringing such big names to Summit. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.

MOUNTAIN STARS

Another local favorite happening Saturday, Sept. 26 is Dancing with the Mountain Stars. A fundraiser for St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, this year’s proceeds will go toward adding a multi-million dollar infusion center and multispecialty clinic. And we get to watch some of our favorite community members out of their element and into their dancing shoes. To buy tickets, call Melissa with the Centura Health Foundation at (970) 668-9755.

Take a deep breath — shoulder season is upon us. It’s the time when locals can finally recover from a busy summer. Not to say we won’t stay active getting outside to enjoy the last little bit of warm weather, but the amount of events happening around the county is starting to slow down. You’d never be able to tell we were heading into off season in Breckenridge last weekend — the streets, restaurants and bars were packed to the gills with people enjoying the town and the annual Breckenridge Film Festival.

My top recommendation for what to do this weekend is get out and do some leaf-peeping. I couldn’t stress this more if you haven’t already gotten out there, and even if you have, go again. The leaves just exploded this week, and won’t be at their peak for much longer — we might have one more lucky weekend or so after this. A crazy gorgeous spot only an hour away from Summit is Kenosha Pass, but it’s also incredibly crowded this time of year. So be prepared or go early — like watch-the-sunrise early. Or, take the family on a day trip on the Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway. It starts at Copper Mountain and travels over Fremont Pass to Leadville, then take the loop that heads back to Minturn. And, of course, Boreas Pass in our backyard. Check out a full list of recommendations for leaf-peeping in the Thursday, Sept. 24 edition of the Summit Daily, or find the story online.

RODNEY AND EMMYLOU

Breckenridge Creative Arts is bringing us another great concert on Friday, Sept. 25, with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. The duo is touring in support of their second duet album, “The Traveling Kind.” A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris has recorded more than 25 albums and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Crowell is a multi-Grammy Award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead, among others. Kudos to BCA for bringing such big names to Summit. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.

MOUNTAIN STARS

Another local favorite happening Saturday, Sept. 25 is Dancing with the Mountain Stars. A fundraiser for St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, this year’s proceeds will go toward adding a multi-million dollar infusion center and multispecialty clinic. And we get to watch some of our favorite community members out of their element and into their dancing shoes. To buy tickets, call Melissa with the Centura Health Foundation at (970) 668-9755.


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