Today’s top five things to do in Summit County |

Today’s top five things to do in Summit County

Rieko Aizawa, piano, co-artistic director of the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival. The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, with a soiree in a private home in Silverthorne, featuring artistic directors Aizawa on piano and Jesse Mills on violin, as well as Bart Feller on flute, Makoto Nakura on marimba, Mark Holloway on viola and James Wilson on cello. Alpenglow soirees welcome attendees with a champagne reception and light refreshments follow the performance. Tickets are $75, and directions to the private home will be provided once tickets are purchased. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
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20th Annual Oktoberfest

Breckenridge, Sept. 14

All day. Get ready for a fun-filled weekend of fall foliage, great parties, Paulaner Bier, genuine German cuisine, collectible steins and special accommodation packages. Don’t miss the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains. $25 small stein, $30 Large Stein.

Edwin Carter Discovery Center

Breckenridge, Sept. 14

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Edwin Carter Discovery Center, 111 North Ridge St. Explore the home and museum of Edwin Carter, miner turned taxidermist and naturalist. View many original Rocky Mountain specimens and enjoy interactive displays honoring Carter’s legacy.

Gold & Silver Mine Tour

Breckenridge, Sept. 14

11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Washington Gold and Silver Mine, Illinois Gulch Road. In the mid-1880s, the Washington was one of the area’s largest gold and silver mines in the area. Today, you can take a journey back in time to Breckenridge’s hard rock mining era; walk underground for a first-hand mining experience and learn to pan for gold. Reservations required – online or call (970) 453-9767 x2.

Clam Bake and Lobster Boil

Dillon, Sept. 14

3 p.m., Arapahoe Basin, 28194 US Highway 6. A Clam Bake, Rocky Mountain style, at the 6th Alley Bar and Grill. Enjoy an afternoon cocktail on the 6th Alley Bar and Grill deck while listening to live music then indulge in our New England style Clam Bake and Lobster Boil. Reservations are required.

Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival

Silverthorne, Sept. 14

7 p.m. Only a few tickets left for the first soiree of the festival. Go to to get your ticket along with directions to the soiree. Join the musicians for a champagne reception, a unique performance in a beautiful setting followed by light refreshments and wine.

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