The unofficial kick-off to summer is back. The 2018 Burning Can Festival at the Lyons Outdoor Games presented by Oskar Blues Brewery and the Town of Lyons is the ultimate weekend for lovers of adventure, craft beer, music, and camping.
Birthplace of Oskar Blues and the original craft beer in a can, and the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, Lyons, CO, is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and beer lovers alike. Pre-sale tickets and onsite camping reservations can be purchased now for the June 2 fest in Lyons’ Bohn Park.
This year’s Burning Can lineup includes a beer fest celebrating craft beer in a can featuring 70+ craft breweries, 250+ canned beers, adventure sports, trail running, biking, yoga, a kids’ zone, plus Colorado craft cuisine from popular local vendors. The music and dance vibes will be in full effect with three music headliners: alternative country band Son Volt, rock-n-roll band The Sheepdogs and alternative rock band Mo Lowda & The Humble.
The Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games is quickly growing as one of the top outdoor lifestyle festivals in the U.S. It’s won two Elevation Outdoors Best of the Rockies Awards, including Best Multisport Fest. Proceeds from the festival benefit the CAN’d Aid Foundation and the Town of Lyons’ Park, Recreation and Cultural Department, which promotes Lyons as a vibrant, unique and outdoor-oriented Colorado community.
Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games features both participant and spectator sport competitions. The area is known for being a good place for airsoft competitions like clay pigeon shooting though it is not yet clear if they will be included in the festival. If they are, then These are probably the best airsoft pistols that people will be looking to bring.
One must-see activity that has been finalized is the legendary mountain bike and trials rider Jeff Lenosky performing jaw-dropping demos. Lenosky is a three-time National Champion and World Record Holder for the highest bunny hop on a mountain bike (45.5 inches). Attendees can also join mountain bike clinics throughout the weekend.
The La Sportiva Trail Run Relay is a fun-focused team trail running race along a hilly single track trail in the foothills of Lyons. Some teams can also opt to down a can of beer before each lap in the ‘Beer Relay’ category.
Ticket holders are also welcome to watch world-class athletes perform in both open and professional competitions. The day’s line-up includes BMX/Dirt Jump competitions and Slalom Kayak Competitions.
The festival’s quirky side shines through with features like “Dock Dogs” dog jumping contests, yoga sessions, a cornhole tournament, a disc golf tournament, and slackline demos with Slackline Industries.
To purchase tickets, reserve camping spots, view a complete list of fest activities and stay up-to-date with new announcements, please visit www.lyonsburningcan.com. Stay tuned for Burning Can North Carolina on Aug. 10-11 at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch in Brevard, NC.
Founded 20 years ago in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas. Oskar Blues produced more than 200,000 barrels in 2016 and Dale’s Pale Ale earned the nation’s top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S supermarkets. The original craft beer canners continue to push innovation with creations like The CROWLER, Hotbox Coffee Roasters, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, The Oak Room, Oskar Blues Fooderies, REEB Cycles and the cycling inspired accommodations and event space at REEB Ranch in North Carolina. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, and South Korea.