Fall is the perfect opportunity to take a weekend vacation up to the mountains! The Aspen leaves are beginning to change, the crowds are diminishing and there are plenty of events to take advantage of in the high country. If you're headed to Keystone this weekend, here are a few things that you can check out in Summit County while enjoying the fall weather!
Starting this Friday, September 9th, Keystone's Restaurant Week begins! Enjoy delicious eats at a great price. Throughout River Run Village, restaurants will be featuring specials as well as live music. Keystone's Restaurant week goes through September 9th - 18th.
Music Schedule for Keystone Restaurant Week
|Date||Feature Restaurant||Local Musician||Time|
|Friday, Sept. 9||Spoon Café||Randall McKinnon||4pm - 6pm|
|Saturday, Sept. 10||Café FreshLuigi's Pasta House||Randall McKinnonRandall McKinnon||12pm to 2pm4pm to 6pm|
|Sunday, Sept. 11||New Moon Café||Drew Andrew Reges||12pm to 2pm|
|Monday, Sept. 12||Kickapoo Tavern||Beau Thomas||4pm to 6pm|
|Tuesday, Sept. 13||Pizza on the Run||Beau Thomas||4pm to 6pm|
|Wednesday, Sept. 14||Zuma Roadhouse||John Truscelli||4pm to 6pm|
|Thursday, Sept. 15||9280' Tap House||Jess Moidel||4pm to 6pm|
|Friday, Sept. 16||Kickapoo Tavern||John Truscelli||4pm to 6pm|
|Saturday, Sept. 17||New Moon CaféPizza on the Run||Randall McKinnonRandall McKinnon||12pm to 2pm4pm to 6pm|
|Sunday, Sept 18||Inxpot||Drew Andrew Reges||12pm to 2pm|
Food Specials Luigi's Pasta House 2 for 1 all entrees: September 9, 10 and 11th only. Restaurant closes September 12th. Feature Spotlight: Sat Sept 19th with Randall McKinnon 4-6pm Kickapoo Tavern All 10 days: 2 for 1 Burgers. Feature Spotlight special: Surf & Turf- 10 ox Aspen Ridge Ribeye with a Jumbo Shrimp Skewer w/ 2 sides $29.99 Feature Spotlight: Mon Sept 12 with Beau Thomas 4 - 6pm & Fri Sept 16 with John Truscelli 4 - 6pm Zuma Roadhouse 40% off all entrees and burgers. Feature Spotlight: Wed Sept 14 with John Truscelli 4 - 6pm Spoon Café $3 Beer specials, $5 mojitos, Buy one sandwich or salad get second one half off. Sept 9 & 10th only. Restaurant closes September 11th. Feature Spotlight: Friday September 9th with Randall McKinnon 4 - 6pm. New Moon Café Feature Spotlight Special: $3 all beer all day. $2 off all Panini all day. Feature Spotlight: Sun Sept 11 with Drew Andrew Reges 12 - 2pm & Sat Sept 17 with Randall McKinnon 12 – 2pm Pizza on the Run $3 Drafts all 10 days. Featured Spotlight Specials 9/13 & 9/17: ½ price pizzas all day! Food Specials Daily! Feature Spotlight: Sat Sept 17 with Randall McKinnon 4 - 6pm & Tues Sept 13 with Beau Thomas 4 - 6pm Café Fresh Feature Spotlight Special: $4 Seasoned Beef Fajitas w/ grilled onions & yellow/ green peppers. Sides: cheddar cheese, corn & flour tortillas, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, black beans. Feature Spotlight: Sat Sept 10 Patio Party in Buffalo Courtyard with Randall McKinnon 12 - 2pm Inxpot 10 Day Special: 10% off sushi Friday and Saturday night, $4 Sapporo on sushi nights $8 Lunch special every day, $5 Breakfast Burrito every day, $1 off Nitro Cold Brew, Buy one get one half off Pastries by Pauli, 15% off all fall latte flavors (pumpkin, maple and butter pecan). Feature Spotlight: Sun Sept 18th with Drew Andrew Reges 12-2pm Feature Spotlight Special: $5 Blackberry mimosa, $5 Bacon bloody Mary, ½ off Biscuits and Gravy 9280' Tap House 10 Day Special: Tap House Tacos and side with a beer or soft drink for $10 (Choices include Cod, Tempura Shrimp, Pork or Chicken). Feature Spotlight: Thurs Sept 15 with Jess Moidel 4 - 6pm
Dillon / Keystone On Saturday, Summit County will be hosting it's first triathlon, 106 West Tri, which also boasts being the 'highest' triathlon in the world at 10,291 feet. The race starts with a 1.2 mile swim in Lake Dillon (a new privilege that has never been allowed before), a 56 mile cycle race that will pass right through Keystone and up Montezuma road and finishing with 13.1 mile run around part of the Lake. Book discounted event lodging with SummitCove here. This event will be a blast to watch, and you may even be able to see the bikers from your Keystone condo!
Head over to Lake Dillon Drive between 9am and 2pm to check out the Dillon Farmer's Market this Friday! Grab lunch and catch the live music while you browse the local food and crafts for sale.
And you won't want to miss the last summer concert at the Dillon Amphitheater, The John Truscelli Band. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sunset at this gorgeous outdoor venue. Show starts at 7pm.
Arapahoe Basin is hosting their final summer event on September 11th, a Clam Bake and Oyster Boil! Head over to the base of the mountain for live music and an open bar from 3pm-6pm. Buy an adult ticket for $42 or a child ticket for $15, to enjoy a picnic style meal on the deck. To check availability and make a reservation, call A-Basin Guest Services at 888-272-7246.
Check out local artists from all over Colorado this Saturday and Sunday at Frisco Fall Fest. Meet the artists, and maybe find something to take back home from 10am - 5pm each day. There will also be a beer and margarita garden open daily to suit everyone's taste! Saturday features free live music from Caribou Mountain Collective from 12 - 2pm, and Page 6ix from 3 - 5pm.
And if you want to make it a long weekend, head into town Thursday night to catch a free show at the Barkley Ballroom by Northern Strangers - a psychedelic folk rock band, joined, and Float like a Buffalo - a folk, funk, rock influenced group.
If you missed Keystone's Oktoberfest last weekend, you still have a chance to "Prost!" with your friends at the Breckenridge Oktoberfest this weekend! Grab a Paulaner Beir and german cuisine on Friday from 2 - 6pm, Saturday 11 - 6pm and Sunday11 - 5pm, on Breckenridge Main Street.
This weekend Copper Mountain is hosting the Dirty Girls Mud Run! Start the weekend off by heading to C. B. Grill at 7pm to enjoy Wine Night benefiting Bright Pink, a non profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. Saturday morning, the 3.1 mile (5K) obstacle course starts at 10am, and is followed by a costume contest and live music in the village. Finish the weekend out strong with Sunrise Yoga at 7am, followed by Bennies and Bubbly Brunch at JJ's Tavern. And for those of you with energy left after all of that - sign up for the Golf Tournament at Copper Creek Golf Course! Tee-time is 11am. Event tickets are available individually, as well as in a combined package.
This is a great weekend to visit Keystone and Summit County and enjoy one last summer mountain getaway before the snow starts to fly. Take 30% off end of summer stays in Keystone with SummitCove Keystone Lodging.