Keystone Summer Festival Dates Announced!

 Keystone Resort hosts festivals all summer long and people come back year after year from across the country, specifically to attend these amazing, fun and unique mountain summer festivals.  The warm Colorado sunshine, fun events, countless activities, amazing food, cool mountain temperatures, live music and SPECTACULAR scenery make Keystone the perfect place to visit in the summertime.  Check out the upcoming 2013 summer festivals, listed below and remember dates are always subject to change.  Look for summer event packages with tickets coming soon!

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour
June 22 & 23, 2013

(Typically the 3rd Weekend in June)
A festival designed for those who love the savory, salty treat- Bacon!  Enjoy all the bacon you can handle and then some and try new treats like chocolate dipped bacon and a bacon ice cream sundae!  Don’t miss this unique festival in Keystone that is the kick-off for summer!  BOOK BACON FESTIVAL LODGING & TICKET PACKAGES HERE

 

Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival
July 13 & 14, 2013
(Typically the 2nd Weekend in July)
A wine lover’s dream weekend, taste hundreds of wines, enjoy live jazz music and learn all about wine with various seminars throughout the weekend.  Food booths will be setup throughout the village to give you the base you need to taste all of those delicious wines! BOOK WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL LODGING & TICKET PACKAGES HERE

Bluegrass and Beer Festival
August 3 & 4, 2013
(Typically the 1st Weekend of August)
Probably the most anticipated and enjoyed event of the summer, the Bluegrass and Beer festival features over 30 different beer vendors and a weekend of live bluegrass music to get your feet stompin!  This fun weekend offers unlimited beer tastings, delicious food and great music across 3 different stages that fit in perfectly in the beautiful mountain setting at River Run Village. Reserve a condo with a view of the festival, like some of our properties at Silver Mill, Jackpine, or Black Bear Lodge.   BOOK BLUEGRASS & BEER FESTIVAL LODGING & TICKET PACKAGES HERE

A Taste of Keystone
September 1, 2013
(Labor Day Weekend)
Situated along the Lakeshore at Keystone’s Lakeside Village, The Taste of Keystone is a great way to experience Keystone’s finest cuisine without  breaking the bank!  Enjoy samplings of a wide variety of cuisine from Keystone’s best restaurants including: Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, and The Bighorn Steakhouse.

River Run Rocks Free Concerts
Dates TBA
(Various Dates Throughout the Summer)
Free concerts nestled in the heart of River Run Village! Enjoy the fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery, and delicious cold beverages and food while dancing the afternoon away in the sunshine. Concerts are held on various days throughout the summer, typically on Saturday Afternoons.

Wine Seminars this Weekend at River Run Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival

Wine Seminars at River Run at Keystone: Tasty and Educational! The Wine and Jazz Festival at Keystone Resort this weekend features a multitude of seminars on a variety of topics.  Check out the descriptions below to see if there are any you might be interested in attending, they all sound great! All seminars are $20 to attend and take place at Warren Station in River Run in Keystone.

Saturday Seminars

Topic: 75 BELOW IN JULY
Saturday, July 14 // 12pm
Frank C. Seidl, Advanced Sommelier, CMS
General Sales Manager, Trinity Fine Wines

An enjoyable and informative foray into the wide world of “Meritage” wines. What is a Meritage wine? How did they get this strange name? Where do they come from? Why are they expensive? What do they taste like? How are they related to the great wines of Bordeaux? All will be revealed – and tasted – during this entertaining session.

Topic: COME OUT OF THE DARK AND SEE YOUR WAY TO OUR BLIND TASTING SEMINAR
Saturday, July 14 // 3pm
Scott Thomas, Wine Specialist
Republic National Dist Company

Join us in learning more about the fine art of blind tasting wine. This interactive seminar will explore key components of common varietals and learn how to deduce the difference between old world and new world wines taking in account the varietal characteristics. Hosts will guide you through the steps and philosophy behind blind tasting and allow the opportunity to practice for yourself. This is a great seminar to increase your wine knowledge and improve your sensory skills.

Sunday Seminars

Topic: BUBBLES EVERYDAY ON ANY BUDGET
Sunday, July 15 // 11am
Diane Kressley, General Sales Manager – Grand Vin

Bubbles shall no longer be limited to just those special celebrations, holidays, or weekend brunches…You can find the perfect bottle of “bubbly” to suit every occasion and every budget, big and small! Once considered to be reserved solely for the rich and royal, we will uncover the mystery of Champagne and Sparkling Wines to tempt and tantalize even the most amateur of taste buds.
Discover how wine making techniques, grape varietals, and the region where the grapes are grown affects the price of every special bottle. Whether your bubbles preference is sweet or dry, foreign or domestic, you will learn how to find some of the best values on the market, as well as learn what to look for when splurging for that special occasion.

Topic: JELLY BELLY WINE BAR EXPERIENCE
Sunday, July 15 // 2pm
Ashley Rowe, Luxury Wine Specialist, Constellation Wines, U.S.

Belly up to the wine bar with Jelly Belly jelly beans.
Demystify your palette with the tasty sensations of six different wines paired with dozens of jelly beans. Looking for what flavors you find in Zinfandel? How about a couple of raspberry jellybeans, a black cherry, and mocha? Perhaps you’re looking for the flavors that best compliment a Chardonnay? Maybe add a pear, a pineapple, some green apple.

What kids love to do in Keystone

Kids love summertime in Keystone

Here is a portion of an email we received from a recent guest who stayed in River Run Village

My girls love going to Keystone, especially to the Springs pool/hot tubs and fire pit.  Their new favorite thing to do this Summer/July was to ride the gondola up and go tubing in shorts and crocs.  They loved it!!  They also like to play putt putt over by the park.  We also found out when you buy your first round of putt putt, you can play as long as you want and your price is good for all day and you can come back to play again and again (Same day only).  Always fun to stop by the Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory and satisfy your sweet tooth.  Lauren, our 6 year old, had fun watching a theater production of Rapunzel at the ampitheatre.   They also like going to Lakeside Village, riding the paddle boats and getting the ducks and geese to follow for food.  We have ridden our bikes from River Run Village out to Lake Dillon as well.  Not too tough of a ride for kids to do and a paved path.  Keystone is always a fun family place to be. I wanted to say thank you again for such an amazing experience for our family in Keystone, it is always nice to work with SummitCove.

Grab the kids and head up to Keystone for a weekend trip, now that the kids are in school it won’t be long until Fall kicks in and we are unable to enjoy some of the summer clasics in Keystone Colorado.