4th of July, Kidtopia Stars & Guitar Event with Grammy Winners, The Okee Dokee Brothers

Having fun at Summer Adventure Park in Keystone
Kids will have a blast at the Adventure Zone

The new Kidtopia Summer Signature Event, Stars and Guitars, comes to you over the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend.  There will be tons of free activities and events for the whole family to enjoy together, including a concert from the Grammy-Award Winning Band, The Okee Dokee Brothers.


The event kicks off on Friday, June 29 and runs all the way through July 4.  Daily Kidtopia activities are mixed with weekly summer activities, as well as special events tailored specifically for this fun weekend in Keystone.  Some of the weekend highlights include the Friday Afternoon Club, Stars, and S’mores, Fishing Derby, Wild West Night, Kite Flying, The Independence Day Celebration and the annual 4th of July Bike Parade!  Start packing and head to Keystone for the 4th of July! Your family will thank you.

Boaters at Keystone Lake
Enjoying an afternoon on the lake




Face Painting & Craft-er-noon
12:30 – 3p.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

Mountaintop History Walk
3 – 4 p.m. | Keytop Overlook Deck | Free

Friday Afternoon Club
Summit House | Dercum Mountain
1 – 7 p.m. | Free scenic gondola rides
4 – 7 p.m. | Live music, outdoor activities, and food & drink specials
Take a free gondola ride to the top of Dercum to enjoy live music while you play yard games and enjoy a cold beverage!


Super Snake River Science
9 – 11 a.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

Stretch, Bend, & Wiggle: Mountaintop Yoga
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Keytop Overlook Deck | Free with Scenic Gondola

Kidtopia Kidzfest
11a.m. – 3p.m. | River Run Village Square | Free

Camp Night with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
5 – 7p.m. | Adventure Center | Free

Stars & S’mores
8:30 – 10p.m. | Keystone Lodge & Spa Terrace | Free
Everyone is welcome to join the instructors of the Keystone Science School for a night of stargazing and s’ mores! Learn how to identify constellations and make the perfect campfire treat.



Strider Balance Bike Races
9 – 10a.m. | Registration
10 – 11 a.m. | Strider Races
River Run Village Square | Free
Little kids will have their first taste of competition at the strider bike races and have a chance to earn prizes.

Grammy Award-winning The Okee Dokee Brothers Mountaintop Concert
12– 4 p.m. | Keytop Overlook Deck | Free with Scenic Gondola Pass
Purchase a gondola ride or a summer adventure pack ticket to ride to the top of the mountain to see this free live concert with The Okee Dokee Brothers, with a chance to meet the band after the show!

Meet the Rescue Dogs
4 – 5 p.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free



Listen & Learn: Music 101
12 – 2 p.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

Wild West Night
5:30 – 8:30p.m. | Keystone Stables



Annual Fishing Derby
8 – 9:30 a.m. | Lakeside Village | Free
This event is for kids 12 and under, fishing rods and lures will be provided, along with help from Cutthroat Angler Guides.

Family Nature Hike & Crafts
10:30a.m. – 12p.m. | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free

Lakeside Village Independence Celebration & BBQ
11a.m. – 10p.m. | Lakeside Village
The perfect day of family fun in the mountains.  Bounce houses, face painting, kites, hiking, BBQ, drinks and live music that ends with fireworks over the lake!

Go Fly a Kite!
3 – 4 p.m. | Lakeside Village Gazebo | Free

Kidtopia Independence Day Party
12p.m. – 6p.m. | Decatur Field | Free
– Bounce Houses
– Face Painting
– Balloon Artist
– Kite Decorating

Independence Day Fireworks
9:30 p.m. | Lakeside Village | Free


4th of July Bike Parade
Don’t miss the 4th of July Bike Parade in River Run!



Bike Decorating & Parade
10:30 – 11:30a.m. | River Run Village | Free
Head to River Run with your bike to load on the decorations and take part in the parade!

Meet the Draft Horses
4 – 5 p.m. | Keystone Stables | Free


Now is the time to start making your Independence Holiday plans in the mountains.  Book a large private home and bring your extended family to Keystone or a smaller condo on the Lake and watch the fireworks from your living room!


Keystone Kidtopia Music Experience this March

Keystone Kidtopia is bringing a rocking good time to Keystone this March with the new event, the Kidtopia Music Experience. This fun 8-day event brings you all of your favorite daily Kidtopia activities, plus some additional signature events, all ringing in with a music theme. Some of the highlights include a fun ‘Snow Pants Dance Party’ outdoor concert in River Run with kids favorite, Koo Koo Kanga Roo and a Beats and Treats Bounce Party with a band cover album photo booth. There will be fireworks every weekend, daily events and even kids yoga classes and family nights!

Kids playing in the snow at Keystone Colorado Ski Resort


Check out the full events schedule below!

Beats & Treats Bounce Party
4:30pm-7:30pm | Keystone Lodge & Spa Ballroom | Free – Bounce Houses, Crafts, Face Painting, Crafts, Cookie Decorating, Photo Booth, and much more!
6:00pm-6:45pm | Free Kid’s Yoga Class, Studio K
Fireworks Show
7:00pm | Lakeside Village | Free


Craft-er-noon & Face Painting
12:30pm-3:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
Ripperoo’s Rockin’ Village Parade Featuring Guerilla Fanfare
4:00pm | River Run Village | Free
Kidtopia Fireworks Show
7:00pm | River Run Village | Free


Ripperoo’s Rock N’ Roll Ice Cream Party
3:30pm-4:30pm | Mountain House | Free
Starquest Exploration
5:00pm-6:30pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free


Fireside Cocoa & Coloring
3:00pm-5:00pm | Bighorn Bistro | Free
Family Game Night
6:30pm-8:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free


Stretch, Bend, & Boogie: Kid’s Yoga
10:30pm-11:15pm | Studio K | Free
Bark to Your Own Beat: Meet the Avy Dog
4:00pm-5:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
Super Snowy Science
5:30pm-7:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free


Critter’s Discovery
2:00pm-3:00pm | Kidtopia HQ | Free
Musical Movie Matinee
4:00pm-5:30pm | Kidtopia HQ | Free


Techno Tubing with Ripperoo
2:00pm-3:00pm | Nordic Center | Free
Cupcakes, Canvas, & Country Tunes
5:00pm-6:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters, River Run Village
$15 per Child- includes instruction, canvas, art supplies, and cupcake! | Advance Reservations Required


Wacky Tacky Party
5:oopm-7:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free


Craft-er-noon & Face Painting
12:30pm-3:00pm | Kidtopia Headquarters | Free
Ripperoo’s Rockin’ Village Parade Featuring Koo Koo Kanga Roo
4:00pm | River Run Village | Free
Snow Pants Dance Party! Outdoor Village Concert Featuring Koo Koo Kanga Roo and 6 Million Dollar Band
2:00pm-4:00pm- 6 Million Dollar Band
Koo Koo Kanga Roo to play immediately following Parade until 5:00pm
Free concert, face painting, crafts, and EpicMix photo booth
River Run Village | Free
Kidtopia Fireworks Show
7:00pm | River Run Village | Free


Give your kids (and yourself!) the Spring Break of their dreams this year at Keystone Resort. Most of the Kidtopia activities are completely free to attend and participate in. Book your Spring Break Ski Trip with SummitCove and save 15% on stays of 7 or more nights.  Stay in Expedition Station, Buffalo or Dakota Lodges to be closest to the Kidtopia Headquarters!


Kids Rule at Keystone: Daily Kidtopia Events for Ski Season

If you haven’t heard, kids rule at Keystone Resort! Daily Keystone Kidtopia events offer kids endless things to do during their visit.  Kids can have a snowball fight or explore the world’s largest snowfort.  They can enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate, play games, learn about so many things, do arts and crafts, and more! Checkout the main events that happen every week all season long at Keystone. The best part? Most of the events are free and for all ages! The Keystone Kidtopia Headquarters is located in the main level of Expedition Station in River Run Village, near the ice rink.

Note – dates and times are subject to change. Call (970) 496-4386 with questions.

Every Day:

Kidtopia Headquarters
Located in River Run, Kidtopia Headquarters is open daily from 9:30 am – 3 pm. Enjoy toys, games, and more. Great for chilly days or when you want to take a break from the outside activities!

Kidtopia Snowfort
Starting December 16, the world’s largest snowfort will be open for exploration.  Have a snowball fight or pretend you are king of the castle! Fun for all ages!

Cookie Time
At 4pm at Kidtopia Headquarters, get a free tasty treat from Chef Ned!

ISpy Keystone Scavenger Hunt
Enjoy this self-guided tour that explores the resort and starts at Kidtopia Headquarters!


Ripperoo’s Ice Cream Party!
Kids can enjoy ice cream, photo opportunities and t-shirt decorating on the 1st floor of the Mountain House Lodge on Sundays through April 1st from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

Starquest Exploration
The Keystone Science School heads the exploration of our universe on Sundays at the Kidtopia Headquarters from 5 – 6:30 pm.  Highlights including learning about winter constellations, viewing celestial objects up close, and buildin a starfinder that will be theirs to take home.


Fireside Cocoa & Coloring
Mondays from 3 – 5 pm, stop in at the Bighorn Bistro and decorate your own mug next to the fire and then fill it with hot cocoa and take it home as a souvenir! No registration required and no charge!

Family Game Night
In River Run Village at Kidtopia Headquarters at Expedition Station, families can join in on board games or bingo or friendly foosball from 6:30 – 8 pm.


Stretch, Bend & Wiggle: Kid’s Yoga
At Keystone’s Lakeside Village, visit Studio K from 10:30 – 11:15 am and have some fun with a kid’s yoga class. Kids will learn how to do basic yoga and incorporate yoga as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Meet the Avy Dog
Every Tuesday from 4 – 5 pm, Keystone’s avalanche dogs will be ready to meet and greet guests as they learn about what the dog’s do and how they are an asset to the team.  Meet the dogs at the Kidtopia Headquarters.

Super Snowy Science
Meet at Kidtopia Headquarters from 5:30 – 7 pm and learn about the science of snow.  Keystone Science School instructors lead a class teaching about types of snow crystals, layers of snow, life-cycle of snow and more.  All ages are welcome and you don’t even have to register in advance, just ‘snow’ up!


Critters Discovery
Kids (and their parents) can learn about all the different kinds of animals that call Keystone their home.  Put on by Friends of the Dillon Ranger Disctrict, this is a hands on class for everyone! Meet at River Run Kidtopia Headquarters across from the Dercum Ice Rink at 2 pm, for this hourlong class, every Wednesday through April 8.

Winter Movie Matinee
Curl up with a good movie every Wednesday starting at 4pm at the Kidtopia Headquarters! Movies average about an hour and a half.

Here’s the 2017 / 2018 Winter Film Lineup (subject to change):

December 6 – Anastasia
December 13 – Elf
December 20 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
December 27 – Frozen
January 3 – The Book of Life
January 10 – Paddington
January 17 – Snow Day
January 24 – Peter Pan
January 31 – The Peanuts Movie
February 7 – Cool Runnings (Olympics)
February 14 – Ratatouille (Kidtopia Culinary Festival)
February 21 – Leap!
February 28 – Moana
March 7 – Sing! (Kidtopia Music Experience)
March 14 – The Princess and the Frog
March 21 – Storks
March 28 – The Good Dinosaur
April 4 – The Little Mermaid


Old-Fashioned Tubing with Ripperoo
Head over to the Keystone Nordic Center in West Keystone for some tubing.  Walk up and slide down or build a snowman, Thursdays from 2 – 3 pm.

Cupcakes and Canvas
Every Thursday from 5 – 6 pm, kids can explore their creative side as an art teach guides them to create a masterpiece and enjoy a cupcake! This class is $15 per person and reservations are required, call (970) 496-4386.  The class is for kids ages 3 or older and their parents and includes the canvas, all supplies, instruction and a cupcake!


Wacky Tacky Party!
On Fridays, Kidtopia Headquarters turns up the volume with their Wacky Tack Party!  Dance music, party games, prizes and face painting and a fun craft to make and take home.  Join the party from 5 – 7 pm on Friday afternoons.


Crafter-er-noon & Face Painting
Be at the Keystone Kidtopia headquarters starting at 12:30 until 3 pm on Saturdays for face painting and free crafts!

Ripperoo’s Village Parade
Join Ripperoo as he parades through the village with friends and dance performers, hop on his float! Parade starts at 4pm in River Run.

River Run Fireworks
To cap off a wonderful weekend in the mountains, direct your eyes to the mountains for the weekly Saturday night fireworks display! Fireworks start at 7 pm through March 10 and 8 pm for the remainder of the ski season.


Be sure to take advantage of some of these fun, kid-friendly events while you are visiting Keystone this winter.  Most events are free to attend and parents are always welcome!  Keystone is the place for kids!

Ready Paint Fire Grand Opening at Lakeside Village Keystone

Ready Paint Fire is opening a new location in Lakeside Village in Keystone, Colorado.  This  family-fun art center specializes in painting, ceramics, glass fusing and mosaic tiling.   Go into the studio and make your very own, Colorado-themed creation!  This is the perfect mud season or rainy day activity or just a fun family night activity.

Check out their grand opening on June 17, they will have $5 mug painting and a free family art project where you paint a tile with your family name or symbol on it, and your creation stays up on their wall forever!  The new location overlooks the water and is a bright space, perfect to be inspired.  The new studio has their own cafe and bar, along with a daily happy hour from 6 – 9  pm.  The new studio will be open through Labor Day weekend, from 11 am until 8 or 9 pm every day.  


This activity is not just for families or kids!  Bring your friends in and enjoy their affordable wine and beer at the cafe, while creating your masterpiece!  Not artistic?  No worries! Ready Paint Fire has many pre-drawn Colorado-themed canvases for you to choose from.  Paint with the ladies and have a couple laughs over a glass of wine.  What a perfect place to have a birthday party or a date-night!  Ready Paint Fire allows anyone to bring their own snacks and desserts, or purchase something from their cafe or the pizza place next door. 


If you are lodging with SummitCove this summer, you get a 2 for 1 studio fee coupon in our Key to Keystone coupon book!  Stay in one of our Lakeside Village condos, and after a long day of canoeing and shopping right outside your door-step, come into the studio and have some artistic fun!      

Keystone Resort’s Kid-Friendly Summer Activities


Kids Panning for Gold at Keystone Resort

Keystone Resort is full of fun, family-friendly activities year- round.  This summer, several programs have continued that are perfect for keeping younger kids busy during your Rocky Mountain Vacation; from Kid’s Discovery Days to storytelling in River Run Village.  There is still plenty of time to plan a summer vacation to Keystone with your family.  Be sure to take a look at our current summer specials to find the best fit for you!

Kid’s Discovery Days takes place on Tuesdays in River Run Village.  With a new entertainer each week, a bounce house, and 2 face painters or balloon artists, the kids can stay busy.  Lines close at 12:30 am, and performers are on stage from 11am to 11:45am.  The final date for Kid’s Discovery Days for 2012 is scheduled for  August 14th.

Storytelling with Redtail the Mountain Man and Bambi the Donkey will take place on Wednesdays through August 8th.  This free activity includes storytelling and free face painting that the kids are sure to love.

Friday performances of Kidtopia Kid’s Theatre will showcase the Lake Dillon Theater sponsored show “The Prince” at the Quaking Aspen Amphitheater.  The remaining summer dates are July 20th and  27th, and August 3rd and 10th.  Tickets are only $5 for adults and children, and with two shows to choose from (10:30 am and noon), there is plenty of time to plan your day.

Kidtopia KidsFest is set to take over River Run Village on July 28th, and August 11th.  Bring your family for free fun including a petting zoo, train rides, caricatures, face painting, balloon artists, crafts, spring art, a kids show, bounce house and a DJ.  All entertainment takes place in the River Run Events Plaza from 11am to 3pm.  The featured Kid’s Show entertainer will perform on the stage at noon, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm.

For young anglers, you may want to plan to attend the final Kid’s Fishing Derby of the season.  This event is for children 12 and under on July 28th.  Registration begins at 9am, and the event starts at 10am.  The entire family can cheer and enjoy a morning on the lake.  Raffle prizes, BBQ, and live music will follow the event.  Be sure to bring your own fishing gear and tackle since this is not supplied for you!

You may also want to top off your perfect day in Keystone at the miniature golf course in River Run.  It is just $8 per person for the entire day (you can come and go), and open from 8am to 5:30 pm.  You might also want to consider renting a paddle boat on Keystone Lake.  There are plenty of activities to consider when planning your Keystone vacation!

Miniature Golf at Dercum Square in Keystone

Keystone’s Kidtopia Kids Theater is Perfect for the Younger Crowd This Summer!

KidTopia Kid’s Theater has resumed at Keystone Resort’s Quaking Aspen Amphitheater, located in River Run Village.  If you missed the opening performance of “The Prince” yesterday, there are other opportunities on the following dates: July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, and August 3rd and 10th.  With two performances each Friday, from 10:30am to 11:15am and Noon to 12:45pm.

Ticket prices are just $5 for adults and children.

The Lake Dillon Theatre Company will pick up where it left off last summer with “The Red Cape”, with another round of fantastic summer performances.  The story of “The Prince”  begins when the Kingdom’s royal princes have all mysteriously gone missing. That is, all except Prince Herbert, who is often dubbed the most ineligible bachelor in the land. But when the awkward Herbert is given the humorously impossible task of serving as royal king-to-be to all the Kingdom’s princesses, he discovers his true self. This is an original family musical full of humor and heart as Prince Herbert and the entire kingdom discover that true nobility comes from deep within.

Named “Best Colorado Theatre West of Denver” by the Colorado Theatre Guild and “One of Colorado’s Top Ten Theaters Outside Denver” by the Denver Post, the Lake Dillon Theatre brings you a high-quality, high-energy, high-altitude musical performance you won’t want to miss.

SummitCove offers many lodging options in River Run Village, very close to the Quaking Aspen where you can enjoy these performances.

Keystone Resort Kidtopia Snow Fort Set to Open December 27th!


Keystone Resort’s KIDTOPIA will kick off for the season starting on December 27, 2011.  The snow fort construction is underway, and will be set for the first KIDTOPIA festival from December 27th to January 3rd!

Bring your kids to Keystone’s winter festival! Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing and join the continuing education activities that fill this weekend on and off the slopes. Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend.

There are multiple dates for KIDTOPIA this ski season at Keystone during the following dates:

Dec 27-Jan 3

Jan 13-16

Feb 4-5

Feb 17-20.

March 10- 14.

March 18-21

Kidtopia has a massive Snowfort ready for you to explore complete with a maze, a slide, and a lookout tower this snowfort will be the highlight of your trip!   The snow fort and festivities open daily at 11am at the top of Dercum Mountain, and is free with lift ticket or pass!

Contact a SummitCove vacation planner for your Keystone Resort lodging when you bring your family for KIDTOPIA!


Keystone’s KIDTOPIA! Fun for the Whole Family!

Bring your kids to a festival designed just for them. Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing and join the continuing education activities that fill this weekend on and off the slopes. They have special events like Glow Bug Skating Night, Dog Sledding, Fireworks displays, Teen Adventure Nights, Scenic Sleigh Rides, Cookie decorating, Meet the Avalanche Dog & more.  Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend.  Call 970-496-4FUN for more details!

The Kidtopia event consists of several holiday weeks throughout the season and a signature event.

  • January 14-17, 2011
  • January 29-30, 2011
  • February 18-21, 2011
  • March 12-20, 2011

Keystone Unveils Massive Snow Fort

For weeks builders have been slaving away on a massive pile of snow that is to be turned into a beautiful work of architecture. On Spring Dipper trail at the top of Dercum mountain, the finished product; a massive snow fort, will be opened to the public at the end of this week!

It’s all part of Keystone’s Kidtopia Event, which will be taking place on and off all season. The first installment runs from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 and includes tons a family oriented activities. For a full schedule click here.