Lots going on in Summit County in September... here is the schedule of events to help you make your summer plans.  Come visit us- and if you'd like any further details or suggestionss- we always have the inside scoop!

Sept. 1, 5-10 p.m.
Never Forget Our Soldiers — An Evening of Tribute
A concert by the United States Air Force Academy Band will follow the tribute. The evening will end with an amazing fireworks show over Lake Dillon, choreographed to music. Dillon Amphitheatre. www.townofdillon.com or (970) 468-2403

June 11- Sept. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dillon Farmers Market
Buffalo Street, Dillon. Various musicians perform from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (970) 468-2403 or www.townofdillon.com

Sept. 3, 6 p.m.
Randall McKinnon
Free concert, followed by a free showing of “Where the Wild Things Are” at Copper Mountain’s outdoor venue

Sept. 3, 7 p.m.
Interstate Cowboy
Free concert at Dillon Amphitheatre

Sept. 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Adrenaline Film Series
Free movie featuring some of the world's best skiers and riders. Door prizes, giveaways and drink specials. Attend all four Adrenaline Movie nights and earn a chance to win one of our grand prizes. Warren Station at Keystone, River Run Village. Free. (970) 486-4FUN


Sept. 3-5
Copper Country
A free Labor Day festival tradition, Copper Country celebrates the best of the American spirit. Incredible live music, Copper Country Arts Festival, kids' crafts, the Copper Kids’ Corral, mechanical bull rides, a petting zoo and pony rides. Performers include Dr. John, Pat Green, Radney Foster, The Richie Furay Band and Felix Cavaliere's Rascals. www.coppercountryfest.com

Sept. 3-5
Dillon Craft Fair
Downtown Dillon. Join us over Labor Day weekend, when the Alliance for Historical Preservation hosts the first Dillon Craft Fair. Over 65 crafters from all over Colorado will showcase Colorado’s finest cottage industry crafts in this zero-waste event

Sept. 4, 7 p.m.
Nacho Men
A free concert at Dillon Amphitheatre

Sept. 5
Ricochet the Police Horse and Sergeant Kipple, 1 p.m.
Marina Park. Children will not want to miss the opportunity to meet Ricochet, the Police Horse and his owner, Sergeant Wendy Kipple at Marina Park by the playground on selected Sundays throughout summer. Kids can collect Ricochet’s limited edition trading cards and learn more about the important work of a police horse.

Sept. 5, 1-3 p.m.
John Adams & Friends
These musicians salute John Denver with a free concert at Dillon Amphitheatre

Sept. 5, 2-4 p.m.
Free concert
At Dillon Amphitheatre. www.townofdillon.com

Sept. 6, noon registration, show at 2 p.m.
Marina Mutt Contest
Dillon Marina. Dog lovers unite in an afternoon of fun as dog owners show off their companions and compete for prizes

Sept. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Life Drawing
Workshop, with a nude model. No previous life drawing experience needed. $15. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

Sept. 10, 2-4 p.m.
Space 2 Studio
An alternative studio for teens. Experiment with fall mobiles. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

Sept. 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Adrenaline Film Series
Free movie featuring some of the world's best skiers and riders. Door prizes, giveaways and drink specials. Attend all four Adrenaline Movie nights and earn a chance to win one of our grand prizes. Warren Station at Keystone, River Run Village. Free. (970) 486-4FUN

Sept. 10-12
Copper Criteriums, Cyclecross & Fall Colors Ride
A weekend of criterium racing and festivities that includes a pro criterium under the stars, amateur races and a fall colors ride consisting of a poker run format around the county give cyclists the best of both worlds — a fantastic social ride with aid stations and ride support when the High Country is at its fall color peak and a fast and exciting criterium course that will challenge all comers, especially during Saturday's twilight event. www.coppercrits.com

Sept. 11, 8-10 p.m.
Live music
Located in Copper Pavilion. $15, or free for Copper lodging guests. www.coppercolorado.com

Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Beetlefest
Frisco’s zany festival to ward off the Evil Pine Beetle. Frisco Main Street. (970) 668-5547 or www.townoffrisco.com

Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Valley Brook Cemetery Guided Tour
Meet off Airport Road. (970) 453-9767 or www.breckheritage.com

Sept. 11-12, noon to 5 p.m.
Second Annual Festal Italia
Join Keystone for a day of Italian cuisine and wines, live entertainment and an authentic Keystone Marketplace. Gather the family and visit our famous Kidzone to enjoy FREE fun inflatables and more. River Run Village, Keystone. Free. (970) 496-4FUN

Sept. 12
Blue River Festival
This year's Festival features a fishing derby, fun run/walk, picnic and live music on the Pavilion lawn. BlueRiverFestival.wordpress.com. (970) 262-7390

Sept. 13, 2-4 p.m.
Bountiful Beading
Participants will complete a couple projects of their choice, including zipper pulls, key chains, earrings and bracelets. $39. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

Sept. 14-19, 7 p.m.
Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival
One of the best chamber music festivals in America offering two formal concerts, two fabulous private soirees in local homes and other special events. (970) 468-2857 or www.alpenglowchambermusic.org

Sept. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Vermicomposting at Alpine Earth Center, Silverthorne. www.alpineearthcenter.com

Sept. 17, 5-8 p.m.
Gold Wing
Gold Wing motorcycle descends on Frisco to enjoy the golden color, music and fun. Visit http://rockies-gold.net

Sept. 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Adrenaline Film Series
Free movies featuring some of the world's best skiers and riders. Door prizes, giveaways and drink specials are sure to keep you coming back. Attend all four Adrenaline Movie nights and earn a chance to win one of our grand prizes. Warren Station at Keystone in River Run Village. Free. (970) 496-4FUN

Sept. 17-19, all day
The America Cup — The International Fly Fishing Tournament
The Town of Frisco hosts The America Cup — International Fly Fishing Tournament. International Teams come from around the world to compete on the 10 Mile, Blue River and other local rivers. Award ceremony on Sept. 28 at the Frisco Bay Marina. (970) 668-5547 or www.theamericacup.com

Sept. 17-19
16th Annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest
The Oktoberfest celebration brings Bavarian food, German brews, lederhosen and Oompah music to Breckenridge's Main Street. The prestigious Brewmaster's Dinner kicks off the weekend-long party on Friday night. (970) 453-2913 or www.gobreck.com

Sept. 24, 4-7 p.m.
You Can Paint a Masterpiece
Learn to paint like a master. This 2 1/2 day workshop is suitable for beginners who wish to finish a large painting in a weekend. $350. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

Sept. 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Adrenaline Film Series
Free movies featuring some of the world's best skiers and riders. Door prizes, giveaways and drink specials are sure to keep you coming back. Attend all four Adrenaline Movie nights and earn a chance to win one of our grand prizes. Warren Station at Keystone in River Run Village. Free. (970) 496-4FUN

Sept. 24-26
Camp Experience
CampExperience is a one-of-a-kind retreat designed exclusively for women that are ready for inspiration and transformation. At Camp, you will refine your vision, reflect on your purpose, enjoy top speakers and activity leaders and relax in an amazing setting. www.campexperience.com

Sept. 30, 6-8:30 p.m.
Textile Club
Experiment with hand-painted silk,. $25. Fuqua Livery Stable, Breckenridge. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

Ongoing Summer Events

Kid’s Discovery Days, 11 a.m. Tuesdays
Watch a magic show, see zoo animals, or sing a-long with a musician. The entertainment changes every Tuesday. Free. River Run, Keystone

Family Fun Night, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays
Enjoy a free evening of live entertainment, activities and more in Keystone's River Run. www.keystonefestivals.com

Barney Ford House Museum, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
Visit the home of Barney L. Ford, as escaped slave who prospered and became a prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights leader in Colorado. Meet 111 E. Washington Ave. Free, suggested donation, $5. (800) 980-1859. www.breckheritage.com

Summit Ski Museum, 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays
Celebrating Breckenridge as the first ski town in Colorado and the first 100 years of skiing in Summit County. Meet at 308-B, S. Main St. Free, suggested donation, $5. (800) 980-1859. www.breckheritage.com

Edwin Carter Museum, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take an interactive journey into the life of Breckenridge’s famous log cabin naturalist, Professor Edwin Carter. Meet at 111 N. Ridge St. Free, suggested donation, $5. (800) 980-1859. www.breckheritage.com

Red, White & Blue Fire Museum, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Breckenridge formed an all-volunteer fire department in 1880. Today, see an original human-powered ladder cart as well as firefighting equipment and uniforms from the first companies. Meet at 308 N. Main St. Free, suggested donation, $5. (800) 980-1859. www.breckheritage.com

Rotary Snowplow Park, noon to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays
Rotary snowplows cleared narrow gauge railroad tracks, throwing snow 30 feet to either side. See a rotary snowplow on display and learn about Breckenridge’s railroad history in the park museum. Meet at Boreas Pass Road, next to the Ice Rink. Free, suggested donation, $5. (800) 980-1859. www.breckheritage.com

Guided Historic Walking Tour, 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays
Take a guided walk through Breckenridge’s Nationally Recognized Historic District. Allow 90 minutes to complete the tour. Meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St. $10 adults/$5 children 12 and younger. (800) 980-1859. www.breckheritage.com

Washington Gold & Silver Mine Tour, 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays
Take a journey back in time to Breckenridge’s hard rock mining era. Walk underground for a firsthand mining experience and learn to pan for gold. Great for the kids! 465 Illinois Gulch Rd. $10 adults/$5 children 12 and younger. (800) 980-1859. www.breckheritage.com

Lomax Placer Mine Tour, 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays
Experience Breckenridge’s early mining days. Peer inside a miner’s cabin, see and feel the original mining equipment and learn to pan for gold. What you find is yours to keep. 301 Ski Hill Rd. $10 adults/$5 children 12 and younger. (800) 980-1859. www.breckheritage.com

Every Saturday, 10 a.m.
Iowa Hill Guided Hike
Enjoy a guided hike that goes through a historic mine site and up to a restored miners’ boardinghouse. Allow two hours to complete the hike. Meet at the Iowa Hill Trailhead, directly north of the Public Works facilities on Airport Rd. $10. (970) 453-9767. www.breckheritage.com

Every Thursday, 10 a.m.
Guided Hike: French Gulch
Enjoy a guided hike though French Gulch. See a dredge boat, mines, and explore the once heavily mined area while on a beautiful hike. $10. (970) 453-9767. www.breckheritage.com

Dillon School House Museum, 1-4 p.m.
The Summit Historical Society hosts tours of the Dillon School House Museum and “Building of Dillon Dam” video. 403 LaBonte St., Dillon. (970) 468-2207 or www.summithistorical.org

“Smokey Joe's Café: The Music of Leiber and Stoller” (call for dates)
This Tony Award-nominated musical revue features the music of Leiber & Stoller, including such popular hits as "Fools Fall in Love," "Love Potion Number 9," "Jailhouse Rock" and much more. Don't miss this night of music from the incredible song-writing duo of Leiber and Stoller. At the new Warren Station at Keystone in River Run Village. $23.50 adults; $19.50 students. (970) 496-4FUN or http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/index.php/event_calendar/

 “8-TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE 70's,” Sept. 2-26 (call for specific nights)
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company presents “8-TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE 70's.” Re-discover the heart and soul of the “forgotten decade.” Celebrate the greatest hits of the 70s, starring the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, LaBelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, K.C. & The Sunshine Band and many more. Admit it. You feel good in polyester. Lake Dillon Theatre, Dillon. $25 for adults, $18 for students. (970) 513-9386 or www.lakedillontheatre.org

“Cinderella,” Sept. 3-6, 7:30 p.m.
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with one of the most original, charming, and elegant musicals ever created. Backstage Theatre. www.backstagetheatre.org

Disney's “Beauty and the Beast” (call for dates)
Presented by The Backstage Theatre. Set in a French provincial town, beautiful Belle lives with her father — a dotty inventor. When her father fails to return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, she discovers he is being held captive in an enchanted castle by a horrible beast. She trades her freedom for his, and the "tale as old as time" begins. How Belle tames the unfortunate Beast and his redemption and ultimate transformation into a handsome prince continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. $20-22 for adults, $10-11 for children under 12. (970) 547-3100, ext. 8

Mario the Peddler in a Theatrical Stage Production (call for dates)
Author, speaker, and entertainer “Mario the Peddler” has presented his story of love, peace and justice to religious and political leaders around the world, including the U.S. Congress and the White House. www.mariothepeddler.com. Warren Station at Keystone in River Run Village. $5 adults; free for children 12 and under. (970) 486-4FUN or http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com.

“Parallel Lives” Sept. 18-27 (call for dates)
Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge. www.backstagetheatre.org