One of the first large summer events that takes place in Breck is Kingdom days in Breckenridge. Basically, kingdom days is our celebration of the rich 150 year history of Breckenridge. Years ago, during the birth of Breckenridge and through the 1930’s, the Omnipotent map makers of the time neglected to put us on national maps. Out of spite, and most certainly in jest, local members of the community adopted the phrase, Kingdom of Breckenridge, in response to this oversight. If you won’t recognize us, we will recognize ourselves.
Eventually, those in the mapping industry saw fit to officially recognize Breckenridge as a mappable town. However, the term kingdom of Breckenridge remained on the greeting sign at the south end of town for dozens of years after, symbolizing the unique and defiant nature of the town and the people of Breckenridge.
In Celebration of the town’s colorful nature and extended history, Kingdom days is held every year. Festivities include-
The annual Breckenridge town party at the riverwalk center, which includes, food, petting zoo, booze, and games.
–Museum tours of our historic district
-An old fashioned gunfight (staged of course, we have progressed as a town over the years)
-The annual outhouse races (yes, that’s right)
Check out more about Kingdom days in Breckenridge and find a great place to stay. Visit us at www.BreckenridgeResortManagers.com/kingdom_days.asp
Until next time