Festivals, chocolate, music and more. Summer in Grand County offers many great choices of things to do!
39th Annual Winter Park Alpine Art Affair Fine arts and crafts festival, Lions Club pancake breakfast each morning at 7:30am, downtown Winter Park on US Hwy 40 north of the Winter Park Post Office, starts 9am each morning, www.alpineartaffair.com.
June 29-July 1
Blues from the Top Music Festival Located in Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park, Colorado, guests will kick‐off the weekend Friday Night at Smokin' Moe's (in Cooper Creek Square) with the Pre‐fest Party, and the fun continues well into Saturday night with the All‐Star Night show.
Winter Park SolShine Music Festival National, regional and local live music, Little Feat, Trampled by Turtles, The Samples and Jami Lunde, merchandise, food vendors, beer garden, Hideaway Park, downtown Winter Park, free, www.playwinterpark.com.
30th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival Some of the best jazz acts in the country, Charlie Wilson, David Sanborn/Brian Culbertson, Joe Louis Walker Big Band, Hazel Miller and more, complete schedule www.playwinterpark.com/jazz.
Live Music with Red June Bluegrass, roots, rock and traditional country music from national recording artist from Asheville, NC, Cooper Creek Square, 1-4pm.
Winter Park Music Festival Features classic music of the 80s and 90s, Bret Michaels, The Outlaws, The Groove Hawgs, and Dave Mason, Hideaway Park, downtown Winter Park, noon-6pm, gates open 10am, free, http://www.playwinterpark.com/jazz.
Tuesdays June 26-Aug. 7
Picnic in the Park Concerts Old School House Park, Fraser, 5:30-7:30pm, free, (970) 726-4118, www.playwinterpark.com.
Tuesdays June 26-Aug. 28
Cowboy Sing-along & S'Mores by the Fire Outside the Private Lesson Center, Winter Park Resort, 4-5:30pm, free, but s'mores first-come first-served, (970) 726-1564, http://www.playwinterpark.com.
Thursdays June 21-Aug. 9
High Note Thursday Concerts Hideaway Park, downtown Winter Park, 6-8pm, free, (970) 726-4118, www.playwinterpark.com.
Fridays July 6-Aug. 31
Music on the Mall Live music by the fountain, Cooper Creek Square, 5-7pm, free,
Saturdays June 30-Sept. 1
The Village Vibe Summer Music Series Variety of live music, The Village at Winter Park gazebo, 4-6pm, (970) 726-1564, www.winterparkresort.com.
June 29-July 1
Blues from the Top Music Festival Hideaway Park, downtown Winter Park, www.grandblues.org.
United States Air Force Band Hideaway Park, downtown Winter Park, 6-8pm, free, (970) 726-4118, www.playwinterpark.com.
Sept. 8 & 15
Music in the Courtyard Cooper Creek Square, noon, free, www.coopercreeksquare.com.
Classical Music Church of the Eternal Hills, Tabernash, single tickets $20 at the concert, see website for dates, www.grand-countyconcertseries.org.
Yummy Food Events
Fridays June 29-Sept. 7
Granby Farmer's Market Produce, breads, jewelry, crafts, kids' craft area, downtown Granby, 4-7pm, free, www.granbychamber.com.
Winter Park Chocolate Festival Chocolate samples and fine chocolates for sale, special guests, full-day event schedule, free admission, purchase Taste Tickets for multiple samples, The Village at Winter Park, (970) 726-1564, www.winterparkresort.com.
Grand Art, Cheese & Wine Festival Grand County artists show off their talents in this one-of-a-kind arts festival, sales and sampling of regional wines and cheeses, The Village at Winter Park, 11am-6pm, www.winterparkresort.com.
Buffalo BBQ Weekend Parade on the 15th, town park and lakefront, Grand Lake, (970) 627-3402, www.grandlakechamber.com.
Winter Park Beer Festival Sampling event featuring 25 craft breweries, food vendors, live music by Mike Doughty, www.playwinterpark.com.
Grand Park Run for Independence Five-mile fun run/walk/roll/bike event traces the Fraser River Trail from Winter Park Resort to Grand Park in Fraser, all ages and abilities, live music and fun-filled activities at finish line, benefits the Scott Hughes Foundation and Children's Hospital,
The Lance Gutersohn 4th of July Celebration in Fraser From late afternoon until evening the Fraser Sports Complex bustles with family activities ranging from sporting games to kids' activities, a community picnic and live music by Under a Blood Red Sky. Carnival games, face painting and, of course, a fireworks display add to the festivities.
Saturdays July 7-Aug. 11
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides Cooper Creek Square, 3-7pm, free, www.coopercreeksquare.com.
39th Annual Winter Park Alpine ArtAffair Fine arts and crafts festival, Lions Club pancake breakfast each morning at 7:30am, downtown Winter Park on US Hwy 40 north of the Winter Park Post Office, starts 9am each morning, www.alpineartaffair.com.
Colorado Freeride Festival Features some of the best mountain bikers in the world battling it out for almost $40,000 in prize money. Winter Park Resort. www.coloradofreeridefestival.com.
Mountain Bike Capital USA Weekend Iis the same weekend as the Colorado Freeride Festival with activities for all. Winter Park Free Family Fun Fest with bike activities in Hideaway Park to the long tradition of hosting world‐class mountain bike events. The Freeride Festival promises some of the best mountain bikers in the world battling it out for more than $35,000 in prize money.
Winter Park Beer Festival This beer sampling event features 25 craft breweries with live music from Mike Doughty. Merchandise and food vendors will be available to complete the festival fun. Located in Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park, guest can sample beer from more than 30 brewers and enjoy live music. Come choose your favorite brew!
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