Posted on 8/28/2017 by Alyssa Hubbard
Spend Labor Day Weekend in Keystone
Labor Day Weekend in Keystone is jam packed with fun activities to enjoy with your friends or family. Book a condo and head out for a fun weekend in the mountains! Head up to Keystone on Friday and take advantage of free scenic gondola rides and the Friday Afternoon Club. Relax with a beer on an adirondack chair as you take in the spectacular 360 views and listen to the band play. Challenge your friends to a game of cornhole or ladder golf or even head on an easy hike around the top of the mountain. Friday evening enjoy a horse carriage ride out to the Soda Creek Homestead for 'Brats, Belgians and Brews' dinner, complete with a cowboy entertainer and campfire! On Saturday, kick off the day with the Das Bier Burner 5K fun run starting at noon. This event is one of Colorado's favorite 5K's - a great value and a ton of fun. Every runner gets a commemorative event t-shirt and goody bag with their registration, as well as a complimentary brat and beer (for those 21+) after the race at Keystone Oktoberfest! The race starts and finishes at the entrance of River Run Village. The course mostly follows the Keystone bike path, circling out to East Keystone along Montezuma Road, through Settler's Creek and The Adlers, around Red Hawk Townhomes, past the Snake River and on the outskirts of the village. The final yards push through the heart of the village as onlookers cheer you on with cowbells! Costumes are encouraged and there are plenty of prizes awarded at this event. Register today at www.DasBierBurner.com. [caption id="attachment_26682" align="alignleft" width="660"] Participants at the Das Bier Burner 5K in Keystone[/caption] After the race, head right into Keystone Oktoberfest in the River Run Plaza from 1 - 6 pm. Enjoy plenty of Oktoberfest Beers and German themed- cuisines as you participate in polka dancing and PROST-ing all afternoon long! Live music starts with the Summit Concert Band and then rolls into Those Austrian Guys as the highlight of the day! This is a family-friendly event and there will be plenty of kids activities available as well, such as face painting and a bounce castle! Purchase an Oktoberfest beer stein for $35 and get 3 free fill ups! Finally on Sunday, top off the weekend at A Taste of Keystone. This foodie event happens around the lake in Lakeside Village, offering food samples from some of Keystone's best chefs and restaurants. Tasting tickets are just a dollar each, so each lunch in the form of tastings! Live music will be on site along with paddle board rentals if you want to get out on the water. Stroll around the lake and take in the great views as you fill up your belly on great food! [caption id="attachment_24960" align="alignleft" width="660"] Paddle Boating on Keystone Lake[/caption] In between all of these fun weekend events, be sure to make time for a nice hike or bike ride. Mountain View Sports offers all of our summer guests discounted bike rentals and there is a wonderful paved bike path that runs all the way through Keystone into Dillon or around the lake. There are also countless hiking trails in and around the Keystone Resort area. Try the Keystone Aqueduct Trail for an easy going hike with a view! Take advantage of some of the last days of summer! Book a condo with SummitCove Lodging and take 25% off summer stays through the end of September at select properties when you book with the promotional code 'BUCKETLIST'.