Summer Mountain Events

June 10th, 2015 by

3 Summer Mountain Events for MINIacs

If you’re looking for an excuse to drive your MINI to the mountains all summer long, there are several upcoming events that’ll do just that. In the next couple of months, explore all Colorado has to offer, including live music, local food and wine, and especially the scenic drive up. Pack your MINI for one of these amazing summer mountain events. Here are three upcoming summer mountain events you need to attend:

Breckenridge’s Kingdom Days + Town Party

  • June 19-21 @ Riverwalk Lawn
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Breckenridge is one of the most popular mountain towns, both in the winter and summer. For over 150 years, this place has been alive and well, offering exceptional skiing, killer views of the mountains, and all the summer activities for the whole family. Starting on June 19, Breck will be celebrating those 150 years with a fun three-day event where everyone can learn about the history of Breck, along with seeing some awesome live music. The Kingdom Days event starts on June 19 and runs until June 21. Gold panning, history tours and more will be available, along with some exciting shopping and eating from local restaurants. On June 19th, you can also hang out until 4:30 p.m. when the Breck Town Party will begin. See local act The Raven and the Writing Desk open the night, followed by the headlining performance from Paper Bird. This event is free for the whole family and a great time outdoors in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado.

Copper Mountain Music Festival

  • Saturday, July 11 @ 12-8:30 p.m.
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Copper Mountain welcomes thousands of Colorado and out-of0staters every year to experience endless weekends of live music. There’s a festival or local concert happening every month, so it’s always a good time to head up to Copper Mountain for the scenery, beer culture and that live music. On July 11, the annual Copper Mountain Music Festival will ensue, offering patrons of jazz, funk, county and good ol’ rock music the opportunity to check out some awesome bands. This year’s lineup includes The Honeycutters, Balsam Range, Larry Keel Experience, Jeff Austin Band, Peter Rowan Twang an’ Groove. Grab a picnic blanket, some food from the local farmer’s market or restaurants, a beer and stay in Copper for the night for an evening under the stars as you’re guided by some cool performances.

MINI 5280’s MINIs in the Mountains

  • August 5th thru the 9th
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The ultimate summer event for MINIacs is coming up on August 5th. This five-day event is called MINIs in the Mountains and has gathered MINI enthusiasts together for years. This year’s event is being hosted in Snowmass. Wednesday, the 5th is the setup day, Thursday is the  oncert night featuring Firefall!, and Friday is the track day at Aspen Motorsports Park in Woody Creek. That night, Schomp MINI will host a pool party! On Saturday, a MINI car show called the !NUF Car Show will take place, along with a group photo and dinner. Finally on Sunday, MINIs in the Mountains will say farewell at a coffee and donuts shop. Everyday, there will be a DIY car wash sponsored by Prima Car Care products. There will also be group rides throughout the event. Don’t miss out on the MINIs in the Mountains event of the year on June 5-9.

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