Festivals, chocolate, music and more. Summer in Grand County offers many great choices of things to do!
Blues from the
July 6 & 13
31st Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival Hideaway Park, downtown Winter Park, some of the best jazz acts in the country, Kool & the Gang, Euge Groove with special guest Jeff Golub, Dotsero, Musiq Soulchild, Down to the Bone and more, 888-409-5974, www.playwinterpark.com/jazz for complete schedule.
Tuesdays June 25-Aug. 7
Picnic in the
Thursdays June 20-Aug. 15
Fridays June 21-Aug. 30
Music on the Mall Live music by the fountain,
Wednesdays & Saturdays June 26-Aug. 31
July 4 Celebrations
Lance Gutersohn’s 4th of July Celebration Family fun and games, Fraser Valley Sports Complex, 3-9pm, (970) 726-4118, www.playwinterpark.com.
Grand Lake Fireworks Extravaganza on the Lakefront 9:30pm, (970) 627-3402, www.grandlakechamber.com.
The Largest Small-town Parade in the State Downtown Granby, 11am, www.granbychamber.com
Kremmling’s Fire Up the Cliffs Celebration A variety of activities in the park followed by fireworks, starts 10am, (970) 724-3472, www.kremmlingchamber.com.
Yummy Food Events
Fridays June 29-Sept. 7
Winter Park Chocolate Festival Chocolate samples and fine chocolates for sale, special guests, live music, full-day event, free admission, $10 Taste Tickets for multiple samples, The Village at Winter Park, (970) 726-1564, www.winterparkresort.com.
The Village Uncorked 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, (303) 316-1564, www.winterparkresort.com.
Winter Park Beer Festival Unlimited beer tasting 12-5pm, 25 micro brewers, $25 in advance, $30 at the door, (970) 726-4118, www.playwinterpark.com.
High Altitude Flamethrower’s Chili Fest Chili chefs compete in
Thursdays June 27-July 25
Gallery Night Wine, Dine & Art Granby Ranch Grill features local artists and wine tastings, 5-8pm, (970) 887-5200, www.granbyranch.com.
Trax-n-Trails Cross country mountain bike enthusiasts support the
Grand Park Run 4 Independence 5-mile run/walk, (970) 726-4118, www.playwinterpark.com.
Saturdays July 6-Sept. 14
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
Triple DHip 2 Lift-served, 3G-formatted mountain bike stage race, $2000 in prize money, 888-850-4615, www.granbyranch.com.
39th Annual Winter Park Alpine ArtAffair Fine arts, photography, metalwork, mixed media, pottery and more, downtown Winter Park on US Hwy 40 north of Winter Park post office, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm, www.alpineartaffair.com.
Winter Park Weather