This weekend marks the 9th annual Kingdom Days in Breckenridge, Colorado! Celebrate the 150-year history of this unique mountain town, which was first founded in 1859. The heritage celebration reinvents the history of Breckenridge with free learning activities downtown including, museum tours, gold panning and outhouse races!
The Kingdom Days weekend kicks off tonight, Friday, June 19th, with the Town Party at the Riverwalk Center lawn! Visit for outdoor festivities such as food, live music, beer and the annual town photo! Breckenridge Creative Arts District representatives will be present this year, providing free activities for the kids! The party takes place from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Come early and don’t miss the eclectic indie folk vibes performed by headliners Paper Bird at 7:00 PM!
The Colorado Gold Panning Championship will take place each day from 10 AM to 4 PM. Separate competitions are set up for teams, age groups and gender in the Blue River Plaza, the heart of Main Street Breckenridge. Prizes and bragging rights will be distributed to both participants and winners! To find specific competition time frames, visit http://www.gpoc.com/championships-2015.html.
Many historical tours are available throughout the Kingdom Days weekend and are fun for the entire family! Some of the available tours include, Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour, Historic Walking Tour, Haunted Tour of Breckenridge, Washington Gold and Silver Mining Tour, Tombstone Tales at Twilight and the Summit Ski Exhibit. Explore well preserved, still standing mining relics, taste your way through the oldest pubs in the town and frighten yourself in the graveyard amongst the original Breckenridge founders! For more information on the many available tours, visit http://breckheritage.com/.
Running of the Annual Outhouse Race takes place on Sunday, June 21st from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. The race immerses present day humor, while recognizing the hardships faced by the original Breckenridge settlers. Each year during the Kingdom Days race, crowds line up and down the street on the 100 block of South Ridge Street in front of Fatty’s Pizzeria in preparation for the comical competition. This year, the Outhouse Races kick off at 2:00 PM. Come early with the kids for an assortment of activities beginning at 12:00 PM!