Kidtopia Kid Culinary Festival Starts Next Weekend at Keystone!

Come join us in Keystone for a family fun filled week with food and activities for all ages. Grab your cooking gear and get ready for some fun culinary events with the Kidtopia Kids Culinary Festival, February 9 – February 17. Check out our family friendly lodging in River Run or Lakeside Village and be close to all the events going on throughout the festival. Enjoy the many, mostly-free events ranging from kids yoga, build your own snow cones, make ‘dirt’ cups, enjoy free donuts, participate in educational activities and watch multiple Firework shows!  There are events scheduled daily throughout this fun, new festival that celebrates kids and cooking at Keystone Resort! You’ll see celebrity kids chefs, featured on the Food Network, here to give tips, demonstrations, cooking lessons and more! 

Keystone Kidtopia Culinary Festival

 

For a unique way to spend Valentine’s night with the family, have a nice dinner at one of the restaurants in River Run or Lakeside Village, such as Zuma Roadhouse or the Bighorn Bistro. Then head out to a movie for a complete family date night. The Kidtopia movie of the week is of course food-themed, showing ‘Ratatouille’, which will be featured at the Kidtopia Headquarters right at the Expedition Station building, free to attend! 

 

Also, Keystone is getting more snow this week, so skiing should be great with the family. Come and stay with SummitCove Lodging and attend the first-ever Keystone Kidtopia Culinary Festival!

See the events schedule below:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

  • Carnival Bounce Party
    • 4:30pm – 7:30pm | Keystone Lodge & Spa Ballroom | Free
  • Fireworks Show
    • 7:00pm | Lakeside Village | Free

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

  • Cooking with Kids: Celebrity Kid Chefs Amber Kelley and Juliana Malfitano
    • Culinary Festival Main Event: Watch as these young chefs who have been on the Food Network create a culinary masterpiece right before your eyes! This is an interactive dining event!
    • 5pm – 6:45pm | Lodge & Spa Ballroom| $24 for Adults, $12 Kids 12 – 4, Kids 3 or under are free
    • Book reservations via Keystone Activities & Dining: 970.496.4386
  • Craft-er-noon & Face Painting
    • 12:30pm – 3pm | Kidtopia Headquarters| Free
  • Ripperoo’s Village Parade
    • 4pm | River Run Village | Free
  • Kidtopia Fireworks Show
    • 7pm | River Run Village | Free

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

  • Skating & S’mores with Celebrity Kid Chef Juliana Malfitano!
    • 12pm – 1:30pm | Dercum Ice Rink | Standard Rink Fees
    • Watch Julianas demonstration on how to create the perfect s’more – and then do it! Followed by a fun skating session!
  • Epic Passholder’s ‘LABONTE’S BACKYARD FAMILY BBQ’
    • 11am – 2pm | Labonte’s Cabin on North Peak | Free to first 1,000 Epic passholders
  • Ripperoo’s Ice Cream Sundae Party
    • 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Mountain House | Free
  • Starquest Exploration
    • 5pm – 6:30pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

  • Fireside Cocoa & Coloring
    • 3pm – 5pm | Bighorn Bistro | Free
  • Family Game Night
    • 6:30pm – 8pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 | MARDI GRAS

  • Stretch, Bend, & Wiggle: Kid’s Yoga
    • 10:30am – 11:15am | Studio K, Lakeside Village | Free
    • Flavored water bar
  • Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook Off
    • 2:30pm – 5pm | River Run Village | Cost Varies
    • Tasting tickets are $12 for adults in advance / $15 at the gate | Kids are $5 in advance / $8 at the gate
    • Free live music from Chris Daniels and the Kings
    • Celebrity Kid Chef Nicholas Hornbostel will be joining as a guest judge to crown the winners of the evening! 
  •  Meet the Avy Dogs
    • 4pm – 5pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
  •  Super Snowy Science
    • 5:30pm – 7pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
    • “Build Your Own” snow cones

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 | VALENTINE’S DAY

  • Critter’s Discovery
    • 2pm – 3pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
    • “Build Your Own” dirt cups with Animal crackers, gummy worma and oreos
  • Culinary Movie Matinee
    • 4pm – 5:30pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
    • Ratatouille!
    • Popcorn available
  • Heart-shaped cookies for cookie time!
    • 4pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

  • Old-Fashioned Tubing with Ripperoo
    • 2pm – 3pm | Nordic Center | Free
    • Free Donuts!
  • Cupcakes & Canvas
    • 5pm – 6pm | Kidtopia Headquarters, River Run Village
    • $15 per Child- includes instruction, canvas, art supplies, and cupcake! | Advance Reservations Required

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

  • Candy Land Bounce Party
    • 4:30pm – 7:30pm | Keystone Lodge & Spa Ballroom | Free
  • Fireworks Show
    • 7pm | Lakeside Village | Free

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

  • Craft-er-noon & Face Painting
    • 12:30pm – 3pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
  • Ripperoo’s Village Parade
    • 4pm | River Run Village | Free
  • Kidtopia Fireworks Show
    • 7pm | River Run Village | Free
  • Keystone Winter Wine Tasting
    • 7pm – 10pm| Warren Station | $40 in advance, adults
    • Enjoy an evening of wine tasting, live music and hors d’oeuvres

 

Book a stay during the Keystone Kidtopia Culinary Festival for a fun family vacation! SummitCove Lodging has over 300 vacation rental properties available at Keystone Ski Resort, including plenty of multi-bedroom private homes and townhomes for big families or groups.  Keystone is the number one ski resort for families and kids!