A Look at Labor Day Weekend Activities in Keystone

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Friday, September 2nd

Friday Afternoon Club

This is the final Friday of the summer season for FREE gondola rides from 3pm – sunset Enjoy live music while taking in the majestic scenery from the deck of the Summit House and chow down on some delicious BBQ.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase from our outdoor grill and BBQ.  Arnie J. Green will perform live music.

Moments in Time-An Evening With Jon Paul

At 7:00pm, The Dercum Center for the Arts and Humanities presents this evening of live music and the photography of Jon Paul at Warren Station in River Run Village.  This is a ticketed event.  Cost is $15 per adult, $10 per student, and FREE for photography workshop participants.

Saturday, September 3rd

The Annual Great Rubber Duck Races at Breckenridge Riverwalk Center

Watch as adopted ducks are dropped into the Blue River.  About 10,000 rubber ducks will float down the river to the Riverwalk Center.

Schedule of events:
1 p.m. Kids Duck Dash
2 p.m. Business Battle Duck Race
3 p.m. The Great Rubber Duck Race

Sunday, September 4th

A Taste of Keystone

Bring a hearty appetite and prepare your taste buds for the best culinary event of the summer! The Taste of Keystone is a perfect way to experience Keystone’s finest cuisine, while supporting Summit County’s Mountain Mentors, all in one day!  Here’s an opportunity to sample a wide variety of cuisine from Keystone’s best restaurants including: Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, and The Bighorn Steakhouse. Top it all off with the finest sweet treats from acclaimed pastry chef Ned Archibald. Enjoy live music all afternoon.

11:00 am-2:30 pm Bidding on Silent Auction for Mountain Mentor’s – Lodge Terrace
11:00 am-3: 00 pm Restaurants open for sampling – Lodge Terrace and Lakeside Village
11-12:30pm 1-3pm Live Music
11:00 am-3:00pm Children’s and Adventure Center activities
3:00 pm Mountain Mentor’s Silent Auction Winners Announced

Participating Restaurants: Alpenglow Stube, Bighorn Steakhouse, Conference Center Pastry Shop, Edgewater Café,   Keystone Ranch, Summit Seafood , Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Ski Tip Lodge, River Course Grill, 9280 and more!

Breck Crest Mountain Marathon

The Summit Foundation is the beneficiary of the Breck Crest Mountain Marathon.  Comprised of 5 mile, Half Marathon and Marathon trail runs, the races are scheduled annually the Sunday of Labor Day weekend in conjunction with The Summit Foundation’s Annual Rubber Duck Races. $5 from each race entry is donated to The Summit Foundation.

Great Events for a Good Cause this Labor Day Weekend!

If you and your family and friends are still looking for a unique way to celebrate Labor Day weekend, head up to Summit County.  The Summit Foundation is putting on some fabulous events in nearby Breckenridge.  You can easily make it from your Keystone lodging to enjoy these spectacular events.  It’s another great opportunity to have some fun and make a difference all while taking in some of the most gorgeous scenery that Colorado has to offer.

Saturday, September 3rd, your whole family will be delighted with the Annual Great Rubber Duck Race at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.  At 1 pm, kids will love the Kids Duck Dash.  The Business Battle Duck Race takes place at 2pm with local Summit County businesses competing for the top spot!  Finally, at 3 pm, the Great Rubber Duck Race will begin. You can adopt a duck online and watch as it races the Blue River!

On Sunday, September 4th is the Breck Crest Mountain Marathon.  With Half Marathon and Marathon trail runs, this popular annual event is known for its rugged nature, elevation gain, and incredible scenery.  All races are run on dirt singletrack trails and forest service roads in the Ten Mile Range above Breckenridge.  One of the most difficult and scenic long-distance events in America, the near-marathon distance race traverses the Ten Mile Range above timberline and rises to an altitude of 12,400 feet.  Each race begins and ends at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.  Entry forms and specific details on this year’s event can be found at Maverick Sports Promotions.  Individuals may also sign up for the race at The Summit Foundation’s office.