Don’t know what to do this weekend? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Pull up a seat at the counter and I’ll tell you about everything that’s hot and happening.
The calendar of events is moving forward and outdoor festivals are taking advantage of the mid-July weather to make the most of the season. There are tons of festivals on the list, so let me break them down for you.
Sip and sing
Summer ski resort schedules continue this weekend with the annual Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival. People can taste hundreds of varieties of wine from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, July 17 at River Run Village. Artists such as Dotsero, Tina Philips, Eric James Groove Conspiracy, Will Donato, Tom Amend, Linda Theus-Lee and Heavy Heavies will play sweet tunes and grooves on the stages.
There will also be food available, such as shrimp and smoked gouda topped with Ski Tip Lodge roasted tomatoes and capers. For the little ones, there will be face painting, a photo booth, the Cave of Confusion and crafts from Frosted Flamingo.
The festival is free to attend, but various food and beverage packages are available, ranging from $60 to $180. Visit KeystoneFestivals.com for buying.
On the subject of music, the animated film “Sing” will be shown as part of Dillon’s Movies on the Water program. The film will be screened for free at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Dillon Amphitheater, 201 W. Lodgepole St. Visit TownOfDillon.com For more information.
Want more movies? The Breckenridge Creative Arts and Breck Film Film Series continues at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 20 with a screening of Pixar’s “Wall-E” at the Ridge Street Arts Square at the intersection of Ridge Street and Washington Avenue.
Films are shown on the AirStage’s LED wall and are paired with various art activities.
At the screening, BreckCreate resident Calder Kamin encourages people to drop off clean, unlabeled plastic goods that will be recycled and incorporated into a community sculpture. The sculpture will make its debut at the Breckenridge International Arts Festival in August. Visit BreckCreate.org For more information.
Following in the footsteps of July’s annual Breckenridge Arts Festival, the fourth annual Silverthorne Fine Arts Festival returns to Summit County this weekend. Running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 15 through Sunday, the juried festival brings together artists from all over the parking lot to the Silverthorne Recreation Center at 430 Rainbow Drive.
The free, family-friendly event features painting, woodworking, glass art and other mediums. Visit MountainArtFestivals.com For more information.
Just around the corner is the monthly Silverthorne Art Walk, which runs from noon to 3pm on Sundays. Enjoy pop-up artists and musicians as you stroll along the Blue River Trail between the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center and the Chipotle Underpass. Visit silverthorne.org For more information.
Art lovers in the south end of the county should check out BreckCreate’s Summer Saturday celebration from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday at the Arts District campus on Ridge Street. Artists will hang out, like artist-in-residence Calder Kaminwhich again collects plastic goods at the Fuqua Livery stable.
In addition, there will be live music on the AirStage and Karen Fisher will be the lead artisan at the Quandary Antiques Cabin. Visit BreckCreate.org for details.
Jefferson Geiger is the arts and entertainment editor for Summit Daily News and managing editor for Explore Summit. Email him at [email protected]