Labor Day weekend in Breckenridge is full of fun festivals, floating rubber ducks, and great sidewalk sales! Wind down summer with a visit to beautiful Breckenridge to enjoy strolling the streets under the sunny skies and crisp mountain air.
The weekend kicks off with the annual sidewalk sales from stores along Main Street and throughout downtown. You may not be shopping for anything in particular, however this is a fun time to browse and maybe find that special item at a highly discounted price. It is tough to say no to half-off items ;)
You will also enjoy the 43rd Annual Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide Arts Festival which takes place September 1st through 3rd at Main Street and Wellington Road. The festival is a long-standing tradition over Labor Day for the community of Breckenridge and Summit County. It's a nationally-ranked art show with over 100 artists featuring their work. Art ranges from a variety of media including ceramics, photography, wood, glass and more.
Another 'must see' is the 30th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race taking place on Saturday, September 1st on the Blue River in Breckenridge. Watch thousands of ducks float down the Blue River as spectators line the river banks to cheer on their ducks for the top prizes. This event is so much fun for the whole family where kids, teenagers, parents and event grandparents will enjoy the quaintness of a classic rubber ducky race. The Great Rubber Duck Race supports the community through grants and scholarship programs, hosted by the Summit Foundation. It is hard to imagine the site of 10,000 ducks being dumped into the Blue River - a scene not to be missed if you are in Breckenridge over Labor Day weekend!
Photo: The Great Rubber Duck Race in Breckenridge on the Blue River