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:


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


  • 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


  • 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!
    • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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!


Events This Weekend in Keystone

This weekend in Keystone kicks off with tons of fun activities on the schedule. Top it off with new snow, it should be a great weekend to be in Keystone! Up to 7 inches of new snow is predicted to fall between now and Saturday.  Head to Keystone this weekend to get in on the fun! SummitCove Lodging has two bedroom condos starting at just $118 a night!


2 Nights of Fireworks
This weekend kicks off the start of Kidtopia Spectacular, with a special fireworks show over Lakeside Village on Friday night, and the weekly Kidtopia Saturday night fireworks over River Run.  2 nights in a row of fireworks – wow!


Ugly Sweater  Special at Ready, Paint, Fire
Head to the Ready, Paint, Fire studio at Keystone Lake anytime from 11am – 7pm on Saturday, December 16 and wear your ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater!’  Anyone donning an ugly sweater will receive a free studio fee (a $10 value!) Decorate an Ugly Sweater Dish for $20 and the ‘ugliest’ dish creator will win a prize!


Live Music: Keller Williams
Two nights of Keller Williams at Warren Station in River Run Village! Friday night will be a Bluegrass themed evening and Saturday’s show will be electric.  Both nights Keller will do a first solo set, followed by a second set with various ‘compadres’ from various bands including Elephant Revival, Leftover Salmon and The String Cheese Incident.  Purchase tickets here. 


Kidtopia Spectacular
Friday starts the 10-day celebration of fun and everything kids! The newly remodeled Labonte’s Smokehouse Grand Opening is Friday afternoon, with all sorts of specials and giveaways. Friday afternoon is craft-er-noon at Kidtopia Headquarters and then Friday night there is a Winter Wonderland Bounce party at the Keystone Lodge Ballroom starting at 4:30 pm.  On Saturday, participate in the Reverse Parade with Santa in River Run and get a photo at the Epicmix Photo Booth with Santa! Saturday evening head to the top of the mountain for the lighting of the Snow Fort, followed by the Saturday night fireworks!

Keystone Science School Open House This Wednesday!

Do you have children?  Give them something to look forward to this summer with a fun and rewarding summer camp for kids!

SummitCove Vacation Lodging is hosting an Open House with the Keystone Science School
! Learn about Camp, ask questions, and sign up for summer programs at discounted rates!

Bring your kids and come with an appetite as we learn more about the incredible Summer Camp Programs offered by KSS. Keystone Science School is a non-profit organization that has been in Summit County since 1976.

What is Keystone Science School?
What kind of programs are offered?
Why should I sign my child up for camp this summer?
Can my whole family stay in Keystone while my child is at camp?


Visit the Keystone Science School Open House!
Wednesday, May 1st
6 – 8 pm
Where? Golden
900 13th Street
Golden, CO 80401

(See it on a MAP!)

Learn all about the Keystone Science School and what programs are being offered this summer.  Ask questions and find out everything you’ve been wanting to know, and more!  Meet the Camp Director, win prizes and get a great feel of how the summer programs operate.  There will be special discounts on summer programs for those who register.  Complimentary Pizza, Salad, & Drinks will be provided!
Complimentary pizza, salad and drinks will be provided.  Child supervision with games and songs will be available while parents learn more about camp programs. A deposit will be required for on-site registration.