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

Today’s top five things to do in Summit County

National acts grace the River Run Village stage and local food vendors will line the streets concocting their best peach recipes as well as other harvest favorites such as; Rocky Ford melons, Olathe sweet corn & elk during the Mountain Town Music Festival. The fest will run from 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, until 9:30 p.m. with closing fireworks.
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Saurus + Stx

Breckenridge, Aug. 18-21

11 a.m., Blue River Plaza, Main Street, Breckenridge. The biggest beasts that ever walked the earth will stomp their way through downtown Breckenridge, turning Blue River Plaza into a prehistoric landscape. Created by Dutch artists Close-Act Theatre, Saurus is a spectacular piece of street theater that features stilt-walkers outfitted in 18-foot-tall dinosaur-like costumes. On alternating days, the company will perform STX, a choreographed drumming show featuring percussionists moving synchronously on stilts through the streets of downtown. Saurus performs on Aug. 19 and 21; STX performs on Aug. 18 and 20.

The Moth Mainstage

Breckenridge, Aug. 18

7:30 p.m., Riverwalk Center, 150 West Adams Avenue, Breckenridge. The Moth is an acclaimed nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. Each show is composed of simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes and every story is told live on stage, without notes. The Moth, a favorite of NPR listeners, makes its Breckenridge debut. Presented in partnership with KUNC. 970-453-3187.

Historic Preservation Award Reception

Breckenridge, Aug. 18

4:30 p.m., Barney Ford House Museum, 111 E. Washington Ave, Breckenridge. Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Theobald Award! This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the historic preservation of the Breckenridge area. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. More info at or 970-453-9767 x2.

Conversation with Colorado, Summit County

Frisco, Aug. 18

5:30 p.m., Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Mental Health Colorado is on a listening tour. We are hearing from communities across the state about what barriers they are facing in getting mental health care and we are also hearing about what’s working in those communities. For more information go to: or call Jen Marnowski at 404-309-1137.

The Swarm by Tasha Lewis

Breckenridge, Aug. 18-21

9 a.m., Breckenridge, Main St. Bridging boundaries between art, nature and everyday life, Tasha Lewiss ephemeral installations consist of thousands of cyanotype butterflies printed on fabric and embedded with magnets, invading metallic surfaces around town.

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