Guests and locals alike are bound to experience one of the many events held at Copper throughout the summer. With a jam-packed schedule featuring food, music, cycling and more, don’t miss any of the action. For complete details including event schedules, stay up-to-date at CopperColorado.com/events.
Ride the Rockies, June 13-15 Copper welcomes the 31st annual Ride the Rockies cycling event to kick off Summer 2016. Hosted by the Denver Post Community Foundation, Ride the Rockies raises thousands of dollars for various non-profit organizations.
Altitude Anonymous, June 17-19 The 3rd annual Altitude Anonymous festival welcomes internationally-recognized DJs spinning the latest tunes with Copper’s beautiful scenery as a backdrop. Performances take place in Copper’s Center Village as well as on-hill at Solitude Station.
Independence Day Celebration Weekend, July 1 - 4 Celebrate America at Copper Mountain over the long holiday weekend with live music and activities. Grab the family to participate in the Family Adventure Challenge presented by the Kids Adventure Games™, then stick around for free live music from Three Dog Night. Complete the weekend with the Fabulous 4th of July Celebration in Frisco, including a fireworks spectacular over Lake Dillon.
Copper Mountain Music Festival, July 8 - 10 Nothing says summer in the Colorado Rockies quite like cold beer and dancing to free live music under the shadows of the Ten Mile Range. The 2nd Annual Copper Mountain Music Festival will include a variety of bluegrass and singer/songwriter Americana artists. The 2016 line-up is coming soon.
Triple By-Pass Cheering and Hydration Station, July 9-10 Listen to live music and participate in all that the Copper Mountain Music Fest has to offer while the Triple By-Pass passes through Copper’s Center Village. The Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride is recognized as one of the premier cycling events in Colorado. Celebrating its 28th anniversary, the Triple offers two days of riding through the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Mac and Cheese Fest, July 15 - 17 Returning for its second year, local restaurants compete for the title of “Best Mac and Cheese in Summit County” and $1,000 in cash prizes. Festivities include a 5K run/walk, mac and cheese samplings, an eating contest, kids’ activities and free live music from Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Courage Classic, July 22 - 24 Take a ride at this renowned 3-day cycling event to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado. Courage Classic includes cycling routes through Colorado’s high country that conquer challenging mountain passes – all to benefit kids in the community. In 2015, nearly 3,000 fearless riders raised $2.9 million.
Colorado Burger Summit, July 30 Restaurants compete for the title of Colorado's Best Burger at the 2nd annual Colorado Burger Summit. Guests vote for their favorite with the winner receiving the Golden Ticket - a chance for the winning team to compete in the nationally-televised World Food Championships for the World’s Best Burger. Feast on several different kinds of burgers, grab a beer and get down to free live music.
Copper Crush, July 29 - 30 New to Copper this summer, the Copper Crush event is serving as the finale for the Rocky Mountain Endurance Series. This exciting 10-mile mountain biking circuit is 90% alpine single-track, taking competitors from Copper’s Center Village to mid-mountain at Solitude Station. Competitors are set to rip through a roller coaster of pine and spruce trees to end in Center Village. The event will also feature post-ride festivities for the whole family.
Play Outside the Box - Capture the Flag, July 31 On July 31, the best Capture the Flag game ever will take over Copper’s Center Village and Burning Stones Plaza. Flags will be hidden around Copper’s village areas for teams to discover before their opponents. Registration proceeds benefit Camp Powder Gap.
Copper Triangle, August 5 - 7 The Colorado Cyclist organization partners with the Davis Phinney Foundation for this 78-mile alpine cycling event. The Copper Triangle has long been considered one of Colorado’s classic alpine road rides. This event exemplifies cycling in the Colorado Rockies featuring challenging high-altitude climbs over Fremont Pass, Tennessee Pass and Vail Pass.
Colorado Ragnar Relay, August 12 Colorado’s Ragnar Relay is a 200-mile journey that begins at Copper with teams running over and around nearby mountains all through the night, ultimately finishing at Snowmass Resort. Stop by Copper to cheer on teams of hardcore runners who have joined together to tackle elevations of over 10,000 feet. Guitar Town, August 12 - 14 The 12th annual Guitar Town festival includes three days of free acoustic and electric performances from guitar legends, free guitar workshops, the Custom Luthier Expo, and kids’ music activities.
Genuine Jazz & Wine Festival, August 19-21 All-star artists within smooth and fusion jazz delight the senses at the 31th annual Genuine Jazz & Wine Festival. Nationally-recognized jazz talent plus delicious food and wine tastings add up to a smooth mountain getaway.
Craft Beer 5K, August 20 New to Copper in 2016, this 5k four-person relay is a test of will and palate as competitors race through obstacles and team games to win bragging rights and prizes, all while sampling the best craft beers in Colorado. Drink beer, race and conquer – cheers!
Cider Circus, August 26 - 27 Jugglers, mimes, clowns and acrobats bring a unique element to this craft beverage tasting event. The 2nd annual Cider Circus kicks off Friday, August 26 with special reserve and cheese pairings. This circus will feature samplings from cideries and breweries from across the nation, kids’ arts and crafts plus entertainment for the whole family.
Copper Country, September 2 - 4 Copper Country continues as Summit County’s free Labor Day celebration with the best of the American spirit. The 2016 line-up is set to include America, Savannah Jack, and The Long Players with a tribute to Neil Young and Dire Straits. Dirty Girl, September 9 - 11 Dirty Girl is a women-only 5k mud run designed for all ages and athletic abilities. A wine fundraiser, Dirty Girl Night Out, a Bennies and Bubble Brunch and a special golf outing are set to round out the weekend. Proceeds benefit Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
Copper Mountain Chubby Chili Pepper and Whiskey Fest, September 16 - 18 Sample a variety of chili pepper-based concoctions with whiskey pairings guaranteed to fire up the taste buds. Festivities include samplings, free live music and kids’ activities.
**Note: all events and programming are subject to change.