First Fridays

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The Town of Silverthorne is making the first Friday of every month a reason for residents and visitors alike to get together and celebrate what’s special about this vibrant community. From arts and food to music and fun, First Fridays showcase the community’s talented makers, artisans and performers. They include hosted evenings with artists, chefs, brewers, musicians and more in various locales that welcome the whole community to participate.

Remember to walk, ride your bike, carpool or take the FREE Summit Stage to First Friday events. Please drink responsibly and designate a sober driver. 

Sign up for the monthly First Friday e-newsletter here.

Here’s what’s on tap for 2020:

January - Sledding Competition

Join us at Maryland Creek Park for an inaugural sledding competition.  

February - Noche de Candela

A celebration of Summit County’s many cultures, February’s First Friday event will include a floating wish lantern festival down the Blue River, Salsa dancing, special food and drink, and much more! 

March -Rail Jam

Silverthorne will host its third annual live rail jam on the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center lawn. Watch as more than 40 semi-professional and amateur skiers and riders launch themselves off numerous rails, jumps and other park features. The event will include live music, food and drink. 

April - Burning Snowman

The Silverthorne community will come together to celebrate the return of Spring. We will say goodbye to winter with a bonfire and a symbolic burning of the snowman. The brighter the fire burns, the warmer our spring will be. Come together for live art, music, food and drinks in the Trent Park Overflow Lot from 5-8:00 p.m.

May - Locals’ Appreciation Party

May’s First Friday event will honor the folks who call Silverthorne home. In partnership with Locals’ Liquors, the event will include samples from 30-plus breweries and distilleries, in addition to food vendors and a live band on the outdoor stage at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center.   

June - Cycle Silverthorne

The kickoff to Silverthorne’s month-long salute to the community’s biking culture, Cycle Silverthorne Month, June’s First Friday event will showcase local bike vendors and shops with special bicycle-friendly programming and will include live music, food and beverage.

July - Art on The Blue Art Festival

The July First Friday will feature over 25 artists from across the state as part of the Art on The Blue art festival, showcasing their original works along with a concert from a nationally touring band. 

August - Party in the Park 

August’s First Friday will feature a party in Rainbow Park.  Activities will include bounce houses, climbing walls, tumble bubbles and more for the kid, in addition to a nationally touring band (TBD) on the stage.  Come out and party in the park with friends and neighbors.  

September - Concert in Rainbow Park

September’s First Friday will feature a nationally touring band.  

October - Ski Film Premiere

Kick off the start to ski and ride season with a movie premiere at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. 

November - Silverthorne Stroll

November's First Friday celebrates local businesses with the Silverthorne Stroll. Participating businesses will offer First Friday discounts throughout the day and help support local non-profits with a percentage of sales going to non-profits. Take a stroll in Silverthorne for the November First Friday and support our local businesses and non-profits.

December - Holiday Lighting and Festivities

December’s First Friday will bring the Silverthorne community together to celebrate the holiday season. The event will feature Silverthorne’s second annual tree lighting in front of the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center and will also include holiday carolers, photos with Santa, hot chocolate and “story time on the go” at Red Buffalo café, which will be serving up tasty treats. The night will conclude with a Bad Santa party at Angry James Brewery. Don’t miss this night of holiday fun in Silverthorne!


Summit County non-profits can apply to receive a portion of the alcohol proceeds from First Friday events. Applications for 2020 First Friday alcohol proceeds are due on April 15, 2020. Complete the application here

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