Keystone Events Celebrate Food, Music and Colorado Living
Considered a hidden gem among the ski community, Keystone ranks among the friendliest towns in Colorado. Area residents love to welcome new visitors and throw big celebrations, so everyone feels like a local. Keep scrolling to learn about the top Keystone events and annual festivals.
Best Keystone Events for Local Vibes and Fun
Bacon and Bourbon Festival
This family-friendly event features thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon-inspired dishes. Visitors may sample bacon, and those 21 and older can try bacon and bourbon. In the afternoon, kids participate in crafts, scavenger hunts, face-painting and other fun activities. Plus, live music starts early in the afternoon with concerts on multiple stages.
Wine and Jazz
Those who love wine will find more than 300 varieties at Keystone Wine and Jazz. Guests may sample wine from both regional and international names, as well as try food prepared by local restaurants. In addition to wine tastings, the festival hosts wine seminars, smooth jazz concerts, and vendors for shopping.
Keystone Art Festival
Ranked among the best Keystone events for fine art, this festival showcases regional and national artists. Guests enjoy an outdoor gallery full of handmade art, gifts and functional pieces. Art mediums include painting, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, and mixed media. Admission is free and open to all ages.
Bluegrass and Beer
Known as the longest-running annual event in Keystone, Bluegrass and Beer welcomes visitors 21 and older to enjoy craft beer samples. Non-drinkers and minors will also find fun things to do, such as arts and crafts, drawing in the chalk zone and listening to live music. Plus, more than 12 bands play shows for free all weekend.
Mountain Town Music
Those who love Colorado’s style can’t miss Mountain Town Music Series. These events occur a few afternoons during summer and welcome all ages. When not enjoying the show, guests can attend other live performances, an outdoor bar and see acrobats.
German culture meets mountain vibes at Oktoberfest. Plus, the entire event is family-friendly so everyone can have a good time. Even kids have their own Kinderfest with face-painting, arts and crafts, dance performances and lessons. Adults enjoy Colorado’s craft brews, shopping and live music.
Other Festivals in Summit County
If theses Keystone events aren’t enough to keep everyone busy, head to nearby communities in Summit County.
Here’s a quick list:
- In Breckenridge, film lovers should attend Breckenridge Film Festival, one of the most established film festivals in the U.S. Or attend the 10-day Breckenridge International Festival of the Arts.
- Art fans will love Lake Dillon Arts Festival, which features more than 90 Colorado artists.
- For more events, visit Silverthorne. This mountain town hosts a fine art festival, casino night and a shopping extravaganza at Outlets at Silverthorne.