Editor’s Picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend | SummitDaily.com

Editor’s Picks: Summit County’s best bets for the weekend

At the Dillon Amphitheatre, New Monsoon will perform on Friday, and progressive bluegrass band Hot Buttered Rum will play on Saturday, both starting at 7 p.m.
Jenise Jensen / Special to the Daily |

It’s blasphemous to say, I know, but I’ve never really been into the whole bacon craze myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good BLT, but I’m usually satisfied with just a piece or two at breakfast, and I never upgrade to the bacon Bloody Mary.

But I get it, I do — it’s part of our nature to crave salt and fat. And try to keep me away from pulled pork, pork belly, or anything of that nature — I will stab your hand with my fork.

This is actually why I love the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour so much. I get to try bacon in a variety of new ways I would never even have thought of in my wildest swine dreams. Ice cream, doughnuts, waffles, dumplings, mac ’n’ cheese — the list goes on and on. Even without the food, this is one fun festival. Apparently bacon costumes were trendy this spring at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area events, and I’m betting they will be ten-fold at Keystone this weekend. I’m just waiting for the day when some creative genius actually sews real strips of bacon to their clothes. Challenge accepted? Just stay away from any nearby dogs.

If you see any great costumes this weekend, snap a pic and send them my way: hjarvis@summitdaily.com


Enough about bacon, but here’s the event details. The sixth annual festival is Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 from 1–6 p.m. daily in River Run Village at Keystone. Hanging out at the festival is free, as is the live music. Tasting packages can be purchased in advance for slightly cheaper here, or at the fest itself. A-la-carte tasting tickets are available for $4. A portion of the proceeds benefit Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, a local nonprofit that protects our National Forest land.


The 20th annual Meet the Artists outdoor art show will be held this weekend June 25-26, on the lawn of the Riverwalk Center and Blue River Plaza. Meet the Artists brings visual and performing Colorado artists to Summit County in a more intimate environment, with only 34 artist booths allowed. Artworks include oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings, fiber art, photography, jewelry, mixed media, metal art, glass art, woodworking, pastels and fine furniture.


The always-popular shows are back this summer at Dillon Amphitheatre with live music on Fridays and Saturdays. This weekend, check out New Monsoon on Friday, and progressive bluegrass band Hot Buttered Rum playing at the picturesque venue on Saturday, both starting at 7 p.m. Go to townofdillon.com for more information.

Frisco’s Concert in the Park series returns this year as well, and if you missed the first show last night with Chris Thompson and Coral Creek, don’t fret, there will be plenty more. This upcoming week, check out The Robby Wicks Band on Thursday, June 30. The community always turns out for these fantastic shows for good reason — music, outdoors, and beer/wine sales that benefit a nonprofit. Bring the family (and the dog), bring chairs, bring a picnic and enjoy the music on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Go to townoffriscoevents.com for more information.

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