The Best Summer Festivals at Keystone
It doesn’t get much better than summertime in Keystone. The Colorado Rocky mountain resort has become known for its summer festivals and signature events, with 3,000 pounds of bacon goodness, the best Colorado brews and free music and kids activities.
No matter what your taste is, we’ve got the event for you. Check out the best summer festivals at Keystone and start making your plans.
Bacon and Bourbon Festival (June 22-23, 2019)
The Keystone Bacon and Bourbon festival is held every June in River Run Village and delivers the finest bacon and bourbon. Think bacon s’mores, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, bacon inspired ice cream and just plain bacon, pounds and pounds of it. Three thousand pounds of it, in fact.
Are you drooling yet?
Pair all of that bacon with sips of bourbon and free music. And, you’ve found nirvana in Keystone’s River Run Village
The Keystone Bacon and Bourbon Festival has become a “must-do” event in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and the most delicious way to kick-start your summer. Check dates and details for this summer’s Bacon and Bourbon event.
Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival (July 13-14, 2019)
Every July, you can sample more than 300 different wines from red to pink and white to sparkling wines and champagnes to everything in between at Keystone’s River Run Village.
The Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival pairs wine and champagne with some of the best jazz bands and musicians for this free event in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.
Learn about different regions and taste the difference during the Village Grand Tasting event. Or, enrich your knowledge with a series of professional wine seminars.
Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival (Aug. 3-4, 2019)
What’s on tap in August? Beer, beer and more Colorado beer. The Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival will serve up more than 100 brews from 30-plus Colorado breweries.
Raise a pint or two for a toast to the lineup of bluegrass bands from the likes of Steep Canyon Rangers,Cornmeal, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, SHEL, the Monocle Band, Groundscore, Claire Lynch Band, Ragged Union, the Barefoot Movement, Blue Highway and many more.
Plus, all that beer drinking is for a good cause. Like all of the Keystone Neighbourhood Company events, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local nonprofit. For the Bluegrass and Beer Festival, the donations benefit The High County Conservation Center.
The Mountain Town Music Festival (Aug. 17, 2019)
The Mountain Town Music Festival is a celebration of all things Colorado that happens every August in Keystone. Combine warm summer days with free live music from national acts and the delicious tastes from the harvest season in Colorado.
The festival also features vendors from across Colorado highlighting hammocks, original art, pet goodies, jewelry, clothing and more. As always there are activities for the kiddos with face painters and crafts. A signature fireworks show (depends on the weather and safety considerations) lights up the sky over River Run Village.
Keystone’s Oktoberfest (Aug. 31, 2019)
Dig out the lederhosen and bring out the family for Keystone’s Oktoberfest taking place in the River Run Village.
Start the day with the Das Bier Burner 5K Run and get primed for the festivities later in the day. There will be plenty of kid’s activities including free face painters, a bounce house and the Edelweiss Polka Dancers along with a River Run Merchant tent sale to clear out the summer inventory.
Come sample beers, say Prost and buy a commemorative Keystone stein for sampling the bier. Free concerts, food booths, kids’ activities and beer flow in the Village all afternoon.
Taste of Keystone
Bring a hearty appetite for Labor Day weekend at Keystone. We’re serving up amazing cuisine from our speciality restaurants and talented chefs around Keystone Resort. Drink, eat and be merry at the beautiful Lakeside Village for this wonderful outdoor festival. Plus, enjoy kids activities all day long.