A trip to Breckenridge usually involves skiing and snowboarding, or maybe hiking and camping in the summer. We’re hailed as a spring break destination, and our happy hours are top notch. What may surprise you is that our mountain town also has an impressive cultural scene.
Breckenridge hosts creators from all over the world to display their talents at a number of art festivals throughout the year. We have the International Snow Sculpture Championships each January, and the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts in August. This spring, we’re really excited that WAVE: Light + Water + Sound is returning to Breck for the third year in a row.
WAVE: Light + Water + Sound
Let us just start by saying – this festival is seriously awesome. It’s worth the trek to Breckenridge if you’re planning a Colorado trip in the coming weeks. This year, the event is set to take over Blue River Plaza May 31 to June 3, 2018.
WAVE: Light + Water + Sound is a public art exhibition that transforms downtown Breckenridge into a spectacle of wonder and entertainment. Think mind-blowing illuminated sculptures, projections, musical performances, and digital art that use the river and surrounding area as a canvas. Some of the installations are interactive, like “Angels of Freedom” by OGE Group from Israel. It invites visitors to photograph themselves as angels with brightly lit wings and halos. Cool, right?
Another installation we’re looking forward to is “IMPULSE” by Lateral Office and CS Design of Montreal, Canada. The installation is a series of acoustic, glowing seesaws that transform when interacted with. Basically, it looks like a futuristic playground. This is going to be a really fun one to visit with the kids (and adults who like to pretend they’re kids). There will also be musical performances, craft workshops, and screenings throughout the four-day event. Check out the full schedule to plan your visit.
LightCycles: A Community Bike Ride
You don’t have to be a world-renowned artist to get involved in the festival. Fill up your bike tires and head to the Blue River Bikeway for LightCycles on May 31st. LightCycles is an illuminated, community bicycle parade through the WAVE: Light + Water + Sound exhibition site. You can either decorate your bike beforehand or gear up onsite with free glow swag. The ride is from 8pm to 9pm and should be just as fun to watch as it is to participate.
As if the festival couldn’t get any better, WAVE: Light + Water + Sound is totally free and all ages are welcome, making it a great family outing.
Will you check out WAVE: Light + Water + Sound next weekend?
We’ll always adore winter recreation in Breck. We count down to opening day every year! That being said, it’s fun to balance all of the physical activity with cultural events that speak to our artistic side. WAVE: Light + Water + Sound is one of our favorite events of the summer and a great way to kick off a fun season. We hope to see you there!
If you’re hoping to buy a luxury home in Summit County, we’d be thrilled to show you available properties that fit with your budget and lifestyle. May and June tend to be the months when we see a lot of homes for sale in Breckenridge. So, now is the perfect time to look! Give us a call when you’re ready to start your search at 855-DWELL-CO.