What do you have planned for your long weekend over Labor Day? How about one last getaway with the kids before the back to school grind? Or an inexpensive, yet romantic getaway weekend with your special someone? Keystone is just a short 70 minute drive from Denver and is the perfect place to go for a quick mountain escape. There is plenty to do here whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, love shopping or are just looking to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. We have properties to fit any size group and Vacation Planners that can help you find that perfect property, whether you want a romantic love nest or a spacious home for your entire family. Spend 2 nights in Keystone over Labor Day Weekend & get your 3rd night free!
Over Labor Day Weekend, culinary lovers can satisfy their taste-buds at the Taste of Keystone Culinary Outdoor Food Festival. The Taste of Keystone is a perfect way to experience Keystone’s finest cuisine, from restaurants like the Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, and The Bighorn Steakhouse without having to break the bank. Sample the finest foods and enjoy specialty wines along the shores of Keystone Lake. Stay at a property in Lakeside Village and walk to the event!
For the shopping lovers and deal hounds, the Merchant Tent Sale will be going on all weekend. This is a great time to get your holiday shopping done early or get some new ski equipment at up to 70% off! Don’t miss out on great bargains and prices from Gorsuch, Kidz Cabin, Christy Sports, Keystone Sports, Rock’n R Ranch and Shirt Off my Back. It’s the perfect time to buy your gifts for the entire family.
This will also be the last weekend for FREE gondola rides during the Friday Afternoon Club, with live music, food, and yard games at the top of Dercum Mountain. If you’ve never seen the views from the top during the summer, you won’t want to pass it up. With amazing panoramic views of Lake Dillon, Breckenridge and the surrounding mountains, it is a great spot to hike around or just enjoy a beer with a view in one of the comfy Adirondack chairs in the sunshine. Friday, August 31st features live music from the The Luv Brothers, at the top of Dercum Mountain. Saturday the 1st is your last chance for twilight riding in the Keystone Bike Park. The final closing day of downhill mountain biking is September 16th. Other activities at Keystone include hiking, biking, golf, and horseback riding. Enjoy one last summer vacation before the snow falls!
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 and to enjoy live music all afternoon.
Schedule of Events
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, Black Bear Grill , Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Ski Tip Lodge and more! *Subject to change.
Parking: Free parking will be available at the Keystone Lodge Parking Lot just off Hwy 6 across from the Lodge. Take the underground tunnel to the Village.
Directions: From I-70, take Highway 6 East towards Keystone (7 miles). Take next left past Keystone stoplight to Lodge parking and take underground walkway to Keystone Village.
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.