Things to Do in Dillon, Colorado

Ampitheatre with seating and lake and mountain views behind it.
by Emily

There is so much that Summit County has to offer its visitors, but in this blog, we are going to focus on the town of Dillon! The town of Dillon is a smaller area in Summit County, however most of Dillon is alongside the waterline of Lake Dillon, offering you insanely beautiful mountain and lake views. It is centrally located, only 10 minutes from Keystone, Silverthorne, and Frisco, and about 20 minutes to Copper, making it easy for you to bop around all of Summit County. With Spring upon us and summertime just around the corner, let's talk about some fun summertime activities and things to do in Dillon, CO!


Spend Time Outdoors

Dillon Amphitheatre 

First off, we have to talk about the Dillon Amphitheatre! The amphitheater has been in Dillon for a long time, but just underwent a full renovation a few years ago. It is an outdoor music venue right on the water! You can enjoy live music, mountain views, and watch all the boats out on the water. They offer a selection of beer and wine, and several local food vendors at each show.  Each year, the amphitheater attracts more musicians, and bigger names. They even offer free shows for Mountain Music Mondays! Grab your friends and family, get your tickets, and dance the night away at this stunning music venue in Dillon, Colorado. See what artists are coming to the Dillon Amphitheater this summer at the link below!

Dillon Marina

The Lake Dillon Marina is the place to be in the summer months. There is plenty of shoreline to take out your paddle board or kayak, as well as boat rentals and a boat ramp to enjoy a day out on the water. Lake Dillon Marina offers boat rentals, kayak or paddle board rentals, boat tours, sailing classes and more!  It is also home of the highest Tiki Bar in the United States. Stop by Pug Ryan’s Lakeside Tiki bar to enjoy a rum runner or a froze and enjoy those beautiful mountain views while the sun shines and the cool winds run off the water. If you're looking to enjoy a day on the water, then the Dillon Marina is where you should be!

Dillon Farmers Market

During the summer months in Dillon, the local farmers market is hosted every Friday from 9am to 2pm. The Dillon Farmers Market offers the freshest Colorado produce and foods as well as many local artisan crafts and goods. This market is one of the biggest open-air markets in Colorado! There is even live music from 10:30am to 1pm. Come on down to Buffalo Street in Dillon every Friday throughout the Summer and get your local Colorado goods.


Visit Breweries/Bars

Dillon Dam Brewery

Get your own dam beer at the Dillon Dam Brewery! The Dillon Dam Brewery is an American-style restaurant and brewpub serving lunch and dinner with over 70 menu items and 20 beers on tap. They offer a full bar, fantastic beer selection, and all around great food! If you are a fan of microbreweries, then this should definitely be a stop on your list of things to do in Dillon, Colorado! Don’t forget to grab your dam merch on the way out, or grab a growler of dam beer to go! Check out their menu at:

Vue Rooftop

The Vue Rooftop is a new restaurant located on the top floor of the Homewood Suites Hotel.  They offer both indoor and outdoor seating, and on beautiful, sunny days they open up the garage-style doors to have an open-air feeling. This restaurant overlooks Dillon town center and boasts gorgeous views of the lake and mountains surrounding it. Enjoy classic food and spirit options with a fresh, contemporary spin. Relax, mingle, and enjoy the spectacular views from one of the highest elevations in town!


Enjoy Bowling and Fun Activities

Elevation Bowl & the Underground

Come check out the world’s highest elevation bowling alley at Elevation Bowl! Elevation bowl can accommodate parties of any size, from birthday parties to corporate events. This bowling alley was renovated in 2020 with 16 brand new lanes. Elevation bowl not only offers bowling, but there are pool and shuffleboard tables, as well as a full bar and food options. During the late night hours, next door is the Underground! The Underground is a new music venue in Dillon (opened 2023) and is your entertainment destination! They have different themed nights throughout the month including Latin night, Game Night, Comedy Night, Live Music, DJs, Disc Gold tournements and more! The Underground can also be rented out for a private party, reception, or birthday! Check out the Underground’s event schedule here:

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Play Your Stay With Us!

No matter what time of the year it is, Dillon is the perfect place to visit with family and friends. Be sure to check out all available Dillon vacation rentals to start planning your stay in Colorado!