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KICK-START SUMMER IN THE HIGH COUNTRY

Summer in the high country is near, bringing with it a new season of outdoor activities and events. Keystone Festivals brings you our ultimate guide on how to kick-start your summer in the high country. From sizzling bacon festivals to farmers markets and outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the high country this summer.

Dillon Farmers Market

Check out the Farmers Market in Dillon Every Friday from June 7th to September 13th, showcasing the best of local produce, crafts, and community spirit. By supporting local vendors at the Dillon Farmers Market, you can contribute to sustainability while supporting local farmers and vendors! For more information and to plan your visit, check out the official Dillon Farmers Market website.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget your jacket for those first few Fridays in June!

Bacon & Bourbon Festival June 22-23rd

Summer officially kicks off with the return of Keystone’s Bacon & Bourbon Festival on June 22nd and 23rd!  This year, we are excited to welcome new ticket offerings to satisfy your Hungry Hogs, Samplin’ Swines, or give your little ones a Piglet Pass to enjoy all the fun! NEW to Camp Bacon this year is the great Bacon Bill. Our Camp Bacon rangers are in for a treat as Bacon Bill is on the hunt for the most spirited ranger!

Pro tip: Don’t forget to check out Presley the Mechanical Hog at Bacon & Bourbon!

Check out the lineup of participating vendors and plan your bacon-filled weekend in Keystone!

Get Outside

Embrace the natural beauty of the high country and take advantage of all Summit County has to offer! Enjoy a peaceful ride alongside Lake Dillon’s bike path. This paved path is perfect for any level and offers a tranquil environment for you and your crew to enjoy.

Want to take your bike off the beaten path? Keystone Resort’s bike park offers adventure for every skill level! Whether you prefer a scenic ride through the forest or a winding path to the base, Keystone’s got it all! Keystone’s Bike Park opens for the season on Thursday, June 20th! For more information about the Keystone Bike Park, click here! 

Do you prefer to travel on foot rather than wheels? Climb the highest via ferrata in North America at Arapahoe Basin! Challenge yourself to this epic hike completely above the treeline. Two different guided tours are offered throughout the summer based on how much time you have. For more information on Arapahoe Basin’s via ferrata, click here.

Looking to get a little competitive? Pack up your discs and challenge your crew to a round or two at the most scenic course in the state! The Lake Dillon Disc Golf course has incredible views of Lake Dillon and The Gore Range, plus, this course is south-facing, meaning it will be drier than other trails early in the season!

With its enticing lineup of events and activities, Keystone, Colorado, offers the perfect destination to kick off your summer adventures. Whether you’re a bacon and bourbon connoisseur, enjoying local treats at the farmers market, or exploring the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone! So pack your bags, gather your friends and family, and get ready to make unforgettable memories in Keystone this summer!