Typically the second week of January.
Ullr Fest is Breckenridge’s signature locals’ winter festival. Ullr Fest has been going on in Breckenridge for over 50 years and is a favorite festival for locals and visitors alike. Ullr Fest is a weeklong celebration that includes zany events such as the annual Ullr Parade down Main Street in Breckenridge.
During Ullr Fest, you will see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes, more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade and crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub on a trailer. In Norse mythology, Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) was the god of winter. Come celebrate winter the way Ullr would want at Ullr Fest in Breckenridge!
Ullr Fest Signature Events
Ullr Parade & Bonfire
Head down to Main Street in Breckenridge for the Ullr Fest parade and celebrate snow with all the participants in the parade! The annual “Shot-Ski” where we attempt to break our own world record again will be held just prior to the parade at 4 p.m. We continue to hold the world record for the number of people taking a shot-ski at the same time.
World Record 2015: 777 people
World Record 2016: 831 people
World Record 2017: 1,234 people
You may register for the parade at the Riverwalk Center from 1-4 p.m. A $5 donation is encouraged to the Breckenridge Rotary Club. Following the parade will be the annual town bonfire! Bring your Christmas tree and head down to the South Gondola Parking Lot.
Talent Show/Crowning of Ullr King and Queen
Bring the family and friends for a night of entertainment. The Riverwalk Center presents a town-wide talent show. The winners of this contest will also be crowned king and queen of Ullr Fest!
Join a night of laughter at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Come join comedy works in celebration of Ullr Fest!
Ice Skating and Ullympics
The Steven C. West Arena hosts a day of ice skating and decorating of Ullr helmets. Join the fun located at 189 Boreas Pass Rd. The Ullympics kicks off at 3:00 pm. Join the fun events like the frying pan toss, group ski racing and ski boot relay. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Must register in advance.