Burning Can Brings a Killer Weekend to Lyons

  Photo: Angie Wright Photography

Photo: Angie Wright Photography

It’s not too late to score tickets to The Burning Can at the Lyons Outdoor Games this weekend.

The festival, launched by Oskar Blues in cooperation with the city of Lyons, unfolds with a vast number of games, competitions (for man and dog), and other entertaining possibilities for attendees. Did we mention music and beer? The music rocks on Saturday night with Son Volt, The Sheepdogs and Mo Lowda and the Humble. The beer fest will include local breweries as well as others from the region – 70 in all, slinging about 250 different beers.

  Photo: Angie Wright Photography

Photo: Angie Wright Photography

Visitors can watch or participate in a number of games, including kayaking, fishing, cornhole, disc golf, yoga, running and biking. There’s also a playground for kids. And if your dog can dive into a swimming pool in style and retrieve in the water, this is the place for you.

The games feature participant and spectator competitions including the La Sportiva-sponsored Trail Run Relay, a team trail running race along the outskirts of Lyons. The Beer Relay category might be considered a more lubricating alternative. Runners drink a beer before each lap and aim to finish multiple 5-K laps within a four-hour period. 

If observing is more your speed, check out world-class athletes competing in both open and professional competitions. Throughout the day, BMX, Dirt Jump and Slalom Kayak competitions can be viewed.

  Photo: Angie Wright Photography

Photo: Angie Wright Photography

Yes, the entertainment at Bohn Park, near downtown Lyons, will bring in thousands of people who know how to have fun. Tent camping, local hotels and event shuttles will help provide a safe weekend for all. “It’s a laid back, mountain town vibe, filled with athletes, craft beer, drinkers and families,” according to Adventure Fit, which organizes and promotes the event. However, “inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.”

Funds raised from festival support recreation programs in Lyons including, kayaking, crafting and volleyball programs. “Additional funds also help with the purchase and restoration of many of the trees, shrubs and perennials that were lost in the flood,” organizers report.

Find more info and tickets at https://www.oskarblues.com/event/burning-can-colorado/