4th of July, Kidtopia Stars & Guitar Event with Grammy Winners, The Okee Dokee Brothers

Having fun at Summer Adventure Park in Keystone
Kids will have a blast at the Adventure Zone

The new Kidtopia Summer Signature Event, Stars and Guitars, comes to you over the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend.  There will be tons of free activities and events for the whole family to enjoy together, including a concert from the Grammy-Award Winning Band, The Okee Dokee Brothers.


The event kicks off on Friday, June 29 and runs all the way through July 4.  Daily Kidtopia activities are mixed with weekly summer activities, as well as special events tailored specifically for this fun weekend in Keystone.  Some of the weekend highlights include the Friday Afternoon Club, Stars and S’mores, Fishing Derby, Wild West Night, Kite Flying, The Independence Day Celebration and the annual 4th of July Bike Parade!  Start packing and head to Keystone for the 4th of July! Your family will thank you.

Boaters at Keystone Lake
Enjoying an afternoon on the lake




Face Painting & Craft-er-noon
12:30 – 3p.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

Mountaintop History Walk
3 – 4p.m. | Keytop Overlook Deck | Free

Friday Afternoon Club
Summit House | Dercum Mountain
1 – 7p.m. | Free scenic gondola rides
4 – 7p.m. | Live music, outdoor activities, and food & drink specials
Take a free gondola ride to the top of Dercum to enjoy the live music while you play yard games and enjoy a cold beverage!


Super Snake River Science
9 – 11a.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

Stretch, Bend, & Wiggle: Mountaintop Yoga
11:45a.m. – 12:45p.m. | Keytop Overlook Deck | Free with Scenic Gondola

Kidtopia Kidzfest
11a.m. – 3p.m. | River Run Village Square | Free

Camp Night with Friends of the Dillon Ranger Disctrict
5 – 7p.m. | Adventure Center | Free

Stars & S’mores
8:30 – 10p.m. | Keystone Lodge & Spa Terrace | Free
Everyone is welcome to join the instructors of the Keystone Science School for a night of stargazing and s’mores! Learn how to identify constellations and make the perfect campfire treat.



Strider Balance Bike Races
9 – 10a.m. | Registration
10 – 11a.m. | Strider Races
River Run Village Square | Free
Little kids will have their first taste of competition at the strider bike races and have a chance to earn prizes.

Grammy Award-winning The Okee Dokee Brothers Mountaintop Concert
12– 4p.m. | Keytop Overlook Deck | Free with Scenic Gondola Pass
Purchase a gondola ride or a summer adventure pack ticket to ride to the top of the mountain to see this free live concert with The Okee Dokee Brothers, with a chance to meet the band after the show!

Meet the Rescue Dogs
4 – 5p.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free



Listen & Learn : Music 101
12 – 2p.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

Wild West Night
5:30 – 8:30p.m. | Keystone Stables



Annual Fishing Derby
8 – 9:30a.m. | Lakeside Village | Free
This event is for kids 12 and under, fishing rods and lures will be provided, along with help from Cutthroat Angler Guides.

Family Nature Hike & Crafts
10:30a.m. – 12p.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

Lakeside Village Independence Celebration & BBQ
11a.m. – 10p.m. | Lakeside Village
The perfect day of family fun in the mountains.  Bounce houses, face painting, kites, hiking, BBQ, drinks and live music that ends with fireworks over the lake!

Go Fly a Kite!
3 – 4p.m. | Lakeside Village Gazebo | Free

Kidtopia Independence Day Party
12p.m. – 6p.m. | Decatur Field | Free
– Bounce Houses
– Face Painting
– Balloon Artist
– Kite Decorating

Independence Day Fireworks
9:30p.m. | Lakeside Village | Free


4th of July Bike Parade
Don’t miss the 4th of July Bike Parade in River Run!



Bike Decorating & Parade
10:30 – 11:30a.m. | River Run Village | Free
Head to River Run with your bike to load on the decorations and take part in the parade!

Meet the Draft Horses
4 – 5p.m. | Keystone Stables | Free


Now is the time to start making your Independence Holiday plans in the mountains.  Book a large private home and bring your extended family to Keystone or a smaller condo on the Lake and watch the fireworks from your living room!


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 Kidtopia: A Fun Festival that Never Quits!

Utopia can be defined as an ideal place or state. Kidtopia is defined as a rocking festival designed just for kids right here in Keystone, Colorado. With daily activities and events, Kidtopia is sure to be fun-filled and keep kids coming back for more. This year the schedule is packed with events for kids of all ages and families of all sizes, from face painting to ice cream with Ripperoo to meeting the Avy Dogs of Keystone Resort. Kidtopia kicked off this weekend and continues with daily events throughout most of the ski season. 
Daily Kidtopia events and activities are available through early April: 
The Biggest Snowfort
The Kidtopia Snowfort is back at the top of Dercum Mountain with all the fun a ginormous snowfort can offer. Explore, have a snowball fight, or just marvel at the world’s LARGEST snow fort, right here in Keystone! 
Theatre Thursdays
Every week  features a new, kid-friendly flick with 2 viewing times, 1 or 7 pm at the Kidtopia Headquarters.  Check out movies like Shrek, The Grinch, Polar Express, Finding Nemo and more, best yet it is free! 
Snow Tubing
Tubing is available at the top of Dercum Mountain and is a fun activity for everyone in your group!  Reservations are highly recommended.  To reserve call 970-496-3000. 
Fireworks Over River Run
Fireworks can be enjoyed by all ages and from both River Run and Lakeside Villages, happening every Saturday evening at 7pm! 
Ready, Paint, Fire
For those that need a creative outlet or who are ready to get inside away from the chill, Ready, Paint, Fire is available daily from noon to 7pm at the Kidtopia Headquarters inside Expedition Station. Ceramic mugs, platters and figurines are available and after your masterpiece is finished, it will be glazed, kiln-fired overnight and ready for you to pick up the following day. 
Parade & Cookies
Join the fun every Saturday at 4pm as Ripperoo leads a parade right through the middle of River Run Village with all of his Ski school friends! The parade ends deliciously with complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. 
Scheduled Snowball Fights
What could be more fun than launching a giant snowball? Mountain House Base area is where it’s at for testing your snowball launching skills! Targets and prizes are available for those that have the longest launch and the best aim.
Adventure Walks
Although we believe we have found the Yeti here at SummitCove, you can set out in Keystone on the “In Search of Bigfoot Adventure Walk” to learn about animals, nature and Bigfoot. 
Wild Wednesdays
Every Wednesday Kidtopia hosts Wild Wednesdays where kiddos can run, crawl and jump through a racecourse designed just for them! After the course closes, there is a DJ available with great music and games in the Kidtopia Headquarters, complete with face painting! 
Sunday Family Pajama Brunch
Kids will be excited for brunch with other kids while parents enjoy some time off from the kids at the adult table.  Parents will enjoy a classic brunch with all the fixings inside the main Bighorn dining room with views of lakeside ice rink and relaxing music.  Kids will love eating kid-friendly foods from their own buffet with a fun atmosphere in the Littlehorn dining room with a weekly movie on 2 TV screens, craft tables and an appearance from Riperoo.  
Much more is available throughout the week at Kidtopia! And don’t forget to save some time for skiing and riding! Take your family to experience Kidtopia this year!