Craft Beer & Rocky Mountain Revelry

The 2018 Colorado Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games is the perfect weekend for lovers of adventure, beer, music, and camping. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Lyons Colorado boasts a natural playground for runners, riders, kayakers, dogs, and climbers. Featuring adventures to see and watch, a mountain-side beer fest with close to 100 breweries, world class athletes, beautiful camping, and a huge concert, the Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games is quickly growing to be one of the top outdoor lifestyle festivals in the U.S.


Bohn Park
199 2nd Ave, Lyons



Son Volt: 8:30pm

There are only two kinds of songs,” Townes Van Zandt said, well before he died. “There’s the blues, and there’s zip-a-dee-doo-dah.” The new Son Volt album is titled Notes of Blue.

Simple as that, maybe.

Just now pushing fifty, Jay Farrar, the creative force behind Son Volt, is still not as old as his voice. Not nearly. His singing voice, an ageless gift which sounds something like old timber looks, like the unpainted walls framing Walker Evans’ best portraits from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: simple, durable, weathered and grooved and unplanned.


The Sheepdogs: 7:00pm

Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: “Pure, simple, good-time music,” as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It’s no surprise, then, that the band’s fifth LP, Future Nostalgia, is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.

From their cramped Saskatchewan jam space to gold and platinum records and shows with rock icons, The Sheepdogs haven’t strayed from their goal of sharing pure, passionate rock n’ roll with anyone who’ll listen – and Future Nostalgia is packed with it.


Mo Lowda and The Humble: 5:30pm

Known for their progressive song writing and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & The Humble’s beginnings were in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their first full length album in 2013, the trio, consisting of Jordan Caiola, Shane Woods, and Nate Matulis began playing venues throughout the city. After experiencing the high of multiple sold out hometown shows, Mo Lowda took their act on the road and began consistently touring the country.  Their 2016 sophomore release, ‘Act Accordingly’, was a short and sweet embodiment of the band’s natural progression; refining their already formidable sound. Following that release, Jeff Lucci stepped in as the new bassist, bringing his unique songwriting and tasteful use of effects pedals into the mix.  On the heels of playing over 100 shows nationwide in 2017, Mo Lowda is set for a full US tour In 2018, in support of their upcoming Full-Length entitled “Creatures”.


June 2nd


The Schedule


  • Friday

  • Camping Registration Opens
    3 PM
  • Dock Dogs Registration and Practice
    4 PM
  • Dock Dogs Big Air Wave #1
    5 PM
  • Dock Dogs Speed Retrieve
    6:30 PM
  • Saturday

  • Trail Run Race Relay Registration & Check-in
    8:30 AM
  • Dock Dogs Registration and Practice
    9 AM
  • Mountain Bike Ride with Pro Mountain Biker Jeff Lenosky
    10 AM
  • Roast the Line Dirt Jump Practice
    10 AM-11:30 AM
  • Dock Dogs Big Air Wave #2
    10 AM
  • Cornhole
    10 AM - 2 PM
  • Kayak Slalom Race at Lavern Johnson Park
    10 AM-1 PM
  • Outlaw Yoga
    10:30 AM
  • Dock Dogs Big Air Wave #3
    11:30 AM
  • Roast the Line Dirt Jump Jam - 10 minute session
    12 PM
  • Roast the Line Dirt Jump/Women Jam Start - 10 minute Session
    12:20 PM
  • Roast the Line Dirt Jump Jam - 15 minute session
    12:40 PM
  • Roast the Line Dirt Jump Awards
    1:30 PM
  • Dock Dogs Big Air Wave #4
    1 PM
  • Jeff Lenosky Bike Stunt Show
    2 PM
  • VIP Entry into Beer Fest
    2 PM
  • Trail Run Relay Awards
    2:30 PM
  • Dock Dogs Extreme Vertical
    2:30 PM
  • Beer Fest-General Admission!
    3 PM-6 PM
  • Dock Dogs Big Air Finals
    4:30 PM
  • Live Music: Mo Lowda and the Humble
    5:30 PM
  • Jeff Lenosky Bike Stunt Show
    6:30 PM
  • Live Music: The Sheepdogs
    6:45 PM
  • Live Music: Son Volt
    8:30 PM
  • Burning of The CAN!
    10 PM



La Sportiva Trail Run Relay

Take turns with your friends running a beautiful and challenging 3 mile trail loop. Run as a ‘duo’ or on a team of 4. There’s even a ‘Beer Relay’ category for those who’d like to make things a bit interesting. The team with the most laps in the shortest time wins!

More Info!

Dirt Jump Comp

Grip and Rip! Check out the Hotbox Roast the Line dirt jump comp at Bohn Park’s bike park. Open to all wheel sizes with 3 categories. Details at:

White Water

Now in its 16th year, we will feature three white water events: Slalom, Freestyle, and the Creek Race. More info is available HERE

Disc Golf Tournament

Hosted by the Longs Peak Disc Golf Club, get ready for a disc golf tournament! More info soon…

Dock Dogs

The country’s top aquatic dog competition will feature Big Air, Speed Retrieve, and Extreme Vertical events on Friday and Saturday. Registration is open to all dogs. Please click here for details

Mountain Biking

Lyons has some of Colorado’s top trails all a short ride from downtown and Bohn Park. World Class Trails Mountain Biker, Jeff Lenosky will host a social ride at 10am and two stunt clinics at the festival


Lyons has beautiful trails for hiking including Hall Ranch and Picture Rock. You can also hike from the event venue up to the “L” on the hill for a great view of the festival.


Everybody’s favorite beer drinking sport. Tournament info coming soon…


This one is for adults and kids – free with admission you can battle, bounce, and play with your friends.


Join us for Outlaw Yoga at 10:30 by the stage. First 25 attendees get a FREE prAna yoga mat!

Trail Run Relay

Take turns with your friends running an adventurous trail loop.

Fueling with beer option. More Info!

Fly Fishing

Brought to you by Rocky Mountain Anglers! Fly casting competition Saturday June 2, 10am-2pm.  Combined score; casting for distance, and casting for accuracy.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Sign up the day of the event!


R‍‍‍ocky Mountain Camping is available both Friday and Saturday


Tent camping is available when you buy your tickets.
Spots are limited so 
get your tickets soon!

Please note: DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED in tent camping area. 


What is this Festival?

Winner of Elevation Outdoors Best of the Rockies, Burning Can Fest at the Lyons Outdoor Games is quite simply – it’s the best weekend of the year! Craft beer, adventure sports to watch and do, Rocky Mountain camping, and an awesome concert. The mission of Burning Can at Lyons Outdoor Games is to raise funds and awareness for the Can’d Aid Foundation and the Town of Lyons Park, Recreation and Cultural Department and to keep Lyons growing as a vibrant, unique and outdoor–oriented Colorado community. Our vision is simple: for every person to leave Burning Can at Lyons Outdoor Games stoked to live a more adventurous life!

Where can I stay?

Tent camping is available onsite at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Host hotel coming soon!

What should I bring?

Bring your ID, cash for food and beer, sun screen, and festival footwear. All substances deemed illegal at the federal, state, and local level are prohibited. Outside alcohol is also prohibited in the camping area.

What’s the vibe?

It’s a laid back mountain town vibe, filled with athletes, craft beer, drinkers, and families. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Security staff reserve the right to remove anyone from the property immediately without a refund if they deem it necessary.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes. well-behaved dogs are allowed everywhere Except the tent camping area. Dogs must be on leash at all times and you must be responsible for their behavior or you will be asked to leave the festival.

Can I litter?

No – this is a zero waste event and we appreciate you respecting our beautiful planet (and venue).

Can I camp?

Yes – tent camping is available onsite and for sale online

Can I smoke?

We wish you wouldn’t, but if you must, please be aware of and sensitive to the people around you. Dispose of cigarette butts in the appropriate containers.

Can I be super loud and obnoxious all night long while people are trying to sleep?

No. Everyone loves sleep. Please shut it down at 1am.

Are there any discounts on local hotels?

Yes! The Holiday Inn Express in Boulder is offering a special rate of $149/room. We are also offering FREE transportation to and from the Festival, leaving from this hotel. CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM.

Will there be public transportation to the event?

Yes, The Oskar Blues Trolley will be running from Longmont and Boulder. Schedule is as follows.

12:00pm: Pick up at Boulder Taproom (921 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302)

12:15pm: Pick up at Holiday Inn North Boulder

12:30pm: Drop off in Lyons


1:00pm: Pick up at Tasty Weasel (1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO 80501)

1:30pm: Drop off in Lyons


2:00pm: Pick up at Boulder Taproom (921 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302)

2:15pm: Pick up at Holiday Inn North Boulder

2:30pm: Drop off in Lyons



 9:00pm: Pick up in Lyons
9:30pm: Drop off at Oskar Blues Boulder Taproom

10:00pm: Pick up in Lyons
10:30pm: Drop off at Tasty Weasel Taproom in Longmont

Is everybody over 21 allowed in the Beer Fest area?

NO – only attendees with a Beer Fest wristband will be allowed in beer fest.

Our Cause

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CAN’d Aid was formed as an immediate response to the massive flooding that devastated our hometown of Lyons & Longmont,CO, in September 2013. To date, CAN’d Aid has raised more than $3.4 million to support its “do-goodery” efforts including donating over one million cans of water to communities post-disaster, building 1,164 bicycles, donating 346 instruments and recycling the equivalent of 17.6 million cans.

Funds raised from The Burning Can at the Lyons Outdoor Games support many recreation programs for toddlers to seniors 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.



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