Head to Keystone this weekend for some Labor Day weekend fun and family friendly events! On Friday, head up the River Run Gondola – FOR FREE at the Friday Afternoon Club! Head to the top for some pre-5K stretching on a mountain top hike and then sit back and enjoy live music and drink specials. On Saturday, participate in the Das Bier Burner 5K at noon to earn your free brat and beer at Keystone Oktoberfest, which kicks off after the race from 1 – 6 pm. Keystone’s Oktoberfest is one of the most family friendly in all of Colorado, with dancing, face painting and performances from the Edelweiss Schuhplattlers dancers. German Fare and of course Oktoberfest beers, live music and polka dancers complete this great event at Keystone. On Sunday head to Lakeside Village for ‘A Taste of Keystone’ where you can sample delicious cuisine from Keystone’s best restaurants as you take in the views and enjoy live music around the lake. Rent a stand up paddle board or paddle boat for a fun afternoon in the sun.
Labor Day is almost here, meaning colder months are just around the corner! Summer in Keystone is coming to a close, with just a few more scheduled summer events and the bike park coming to a close tentatively on September 15. Labor Day Weekend is a great time to come up and enjoy some of the last weeks of the summer before the snow starts to fall.
Kicking off Labor Day weekend in Keystone will be the last 2013 edition of the Friday Afternoon Club, featuring free gondola rides up to the top of Dercum Mountain. Enjoy yard games, hiking, and a free concert at 11,000 feet with music from The Luv Brothers from 4 – 7pm. This is a great way to explore the mountain, take in the views, and enjoy food and drinks and a free concert at altitude.
On both Saturday and Sunday, check out a new event in Keystone, Cirque Due Wheels happening in River Run Village. Saturday’s circus event features a free, live circus act, bringing in wild entertainers who perform juggling, aerial fabric acts, and other fun entertainment, from 3 – 7pm. Sunday is the main event; Cirque Due Wheels,a circus themed bike festival. Participate in events like competitive racing, costume contests, circus performers, live music, food, and of course all the biking you can handle!
Also taking place on Sunday in Lakeside Village is the annual food festival event, a ‘Taste of Keystone.’ There’s no better way to sample the best food from some of Keystone’s Top Chefs. Tasting tickets will be available for purchase at this single-day event, so come walk around the beautiful Keystone Lake and satisfy your taste-buds with cuisine from some amazing local Keystone restaurants including the Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone Ranch, Bighorn Steakhouse and the Black Bear Grill. There will also be live music and a silent auction benefiting Mountain Mentors.
Make your reservations for Labor Day Weekend in Keystone today!
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.
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.
Hello Summer Summit Covers! Summer is sadly coming to an end, but there are still a few wonderful weeks of warmth ahead of us! Shorts are still wearable and the mountain bikes and golf clubs are still in use. Along with all of the great activities in Keystone we still have a few festivals that should not be missed. For starters, The annual Taste of Keystone festival is coming up on Labor Day Weekend. This is an exciting festival where all the Keystone operated restaurants pull out all the stops and have various dishes served a la carte in the Lakeside Village. Get hungry, because with menu items such as grilled beef tenderloin skewers, braised short ribs, and New Zealand lamb chops; a healthy appetite is a must!
The following weekend is Festa Italiana. September 11th in River Run Village will hold the 2nd annual Italian food and wine festival. Live family friendly entertainment and tent vendors add to the festive atmosphere where families will be strolling and enjoying Italian influenced cuisine. We even have a gondola! No, the Snake River is not deep enough for a singing gondolier to romantically paddle you and your loved one through the village, but hey we’re in The Rockies. Beautiful scenery on the way to the top of Dercum Mountain is a pretty fair trade I think.
In October, Wine in the Pines is one of the most anticipated events of the year. People book for this event months in advance. Every year there is a theme for this event, and this year will feature Francis Ford Coppola’s Vino in a Godfather atmosphere. If this sounds like something you might be interested in call as soon as you can so we can “make you an offer you can’t refuse!” Some events are “black tie” and some events are casual. Whether you are the cutoff jeans type or the Armani Tux type, you can’t afford to miss out on The Wine in the Pines event on October 22nd and 23rd.
The annual Taste of Keystone festival will take place September 4 (11 AM – 3 PM) in Lakeside Village this year. The Taste of Keystone is the culinary event of the summer, in which the many award winning restaurants and chefs of Keystone show off their culinary prowess to all visitors. Admission to this event is free, but if you want to try all the delicious food you’ll have to pay the fare (you can buy $1 taste tickets and samples range from 2 to 5 tickets). Last year’s hits featured the Edgewater Cafe’s seared ahi tuna, the Alpenglow Stube’s grilled bison short ribs and wild boar ribs and marinated Colorado lamb loin from Ski Tip!
This year promises to be just as good, if not better and will feature many activities for adults and children! With the famous bounce houses and Keystone Adventure Center, kids will have a great time, while adults enjoy the local food, flavor and breath taking views from Lakeside Village!