Keystone's Summer Festivals

Posted on April 30

Get Ready for the Best Summer Ever

From enjoying the thrill of our downhill bike park to taking in the breathtaking views of our summer snow tubing hill, our mountain has something for the kid in everyone. But when it comes to summer fun at Keystone, the mountain is just the start, and the party keeps going in our villages.

From music enthusiasts to foodies, adventure seekers to art lovers, Keystone’s River Run Village offers an array of festivals that cater to every taste and interest. Check out these upcoming festivals and buy your tickets in advance to make this the best summer ever!

Guest Getting Bacon and Bacon and Bourbon Festival

Bacon & Bourbon – June 22-23 

While the mountain opens Thursday, June 20, River Run Village kicks the fun into high gear that weekend with Bacon & Bourbon fest! Whether you prefer your bacon crunchy, floppy, sizzling, or even wrapped around a smore, there’s a strip waiting with your name on it. Live music, bacon-eating competitions and more round out this sizzling good weekend! 

Young bacon-lovers can’t miss: Participants ages 5 – 16 can be crowned Bacon Royalty when they attend the “Bacon Royalty Coronation” at 4pm on June 23.

Buy your Bacon & Bourbon tickets here.

Stars & Guitars – June 29 

Don your stars n’ stripes and celebrate Independence Day the Keystone way! Live music, free face painting and interactive art set against the backdrop of the Rockies make for a perfect kickoff to the holiday.

Families won’t want to miss: Stars & Guitars includes free entertainment from Salida Circus!

Learn more about Stars & Guitars here.

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival – July 13-14

Taste hundreds of varieties of wine while enjoying the the sounds of soft jazz music. Whether you’re looking for a deep red, a crisp white, or a flowery rose you’ll have countless options to swirl, sip and savor.

Level up your experience: Snag a meal voucher to sample delectable dishes, and come up with the perfect food and wine pairing!

Buy your tickets to Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival here.

Keystone River Run Art Festival – July 26-28

You're invited to join over 80 artists from around the country as they convene to showcase their art in the heart of River Run Village. Peruse hundreds of pieces, from ceramics, to jewelry, to paintings and more, and take something home that reminds you of the magic of the mountains.

Learn more about the art festival here.

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Bluegrass and Beer Festival – August 3-4

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this two-day event features live performances by renowned bluegrass artists, complemented by over 40 breweries showcasing their finest brews. From traditional favorites to innovative blends, there's something to satisfy every beer aficionado's palate.

Did you know? Keystone’s Bluegrass and Beer Festival is one of the oldest craft beer festivals in Colorado!

Buy your tickets here.

Mountain Town Music Festival – August 17

Enjoy free live music, face painting and more while soaking up the last of the summer at Mountain Town Music Festival. Live music from Runaway Grooms and free interactive entertainment from the Salida Circus make this weekend the perfect chance to round out your summer in the Rockies.

Learn more about Mountain Town Music Festival here.

Keystone Oktoberfest – August 31

Don your lederhosen or dirndl and celebrate the end of summer in celebratory fashion at Keystone Oktoberfest! Raise your stein to lively music and delicious German cuisine, or perhaps take a poka lesson from the lpen Auerhahn Schuhplattlers. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, a foodie, or simply looking for a fun-filled weekend that the whole family can enjoy, Keystone Oktoberfest promises an unforgettable ending to the Summer!

Oktoberfest isn’t just for adults: Keystone’s Kinderfest (German for Children’s Party) offers a uniquely family-friendly Oktoberfest experience, complete with kid-centric activities and even a Root Beer Hoisting Contest!  

Get your tickets to Keystone Oktoberfest here.