Grand County Colorado Skyrockets with July 4th Fun

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Celebrate All-American Festivities at the Headwaters of the Colorado River

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Colorado’s Grand County is putting out its red-white-and blue welcome mat this 4th of July holiday with family-friendly festivities.

Colorado’s Grand County is putting out its red-white-and blue welcome mat this 4th of July holiday with family-friendly festivities in Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake and Kremmling. Whether you’re into hiking through Rocky Mountain National Park or fishing in Colorado’s largest natural lake, you’ll find plenty of events that will help you play, explore and relax in this natural wonderland.

Here’s a town-by-town look at festivities that will make a July Fourth stay even more enjoyable.

Winter Park/Fraser
With more than 600 miles of mapped and marked trails, including meadow trails and steep backcountry climbs, fair-weather friends relish summertime adventures in this haven for hikers, bikers and horseback riders.

Thursday, July 4
Noon             Fitness in the Park
4 p.m.            Lance Gutersohn’s 4th of July Celebration
5:30 p.m.        Kids Night Out
9:30 p.m.        Great Lake Fireworks Extravaganza

Friday, July 5
4 p.m.            The Friday Music Series
6 p.m.            Cooper Creek Square Music
8 p.m.            Coca-Cola® Family Night Movie

Saturday, July 6
9 a.m.                 Grand Park Run for Independence (register at
TBD            Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast
TBD            Lion’s Club Fishing Derby
11 a.m.        The Village Uncorked-Wine, Art and Cheese
1 p.m.            Cooper Creek Square Ice Cream Social
2 p.m.            High Country Stampede Rodeo
3 p.m.            Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
6 p.m.            Name Change Celebration & Summer Fundraiser
6-9 p.m.        Free Winter Park SolShine Music Festival Featuring
            Salmon and the Nevilles

Sunday, July 7
TBD            Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m.            Free Fitness in the Park

For more information, contact the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce at (970) 726-4118 or visit

Surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park and boasting breathtaking views of the Continental Divide, Granby exudes western hospitality and a friendly small town vibe, making visitors feel right at home.

Thursday, July 4
11 a.m.         4th of July Parade on Main Street
Noon            Polhamus Park Picnic & Events

Friday, July 5
4 p.m.            Farmer’s Market

Saturday, July 6
7 p.m.                Flying Heels Rodeo - Finals of the Open Rodeo Series
9:30 p.m.        Fireworks at Rodeo Grounds

For more information contact the Granby Chamber of Commerce at (970) 887-2311
or visit

Grand Lake
The charming village of Grand Lake at the west entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect springboard for exploring the rugged, less-crowded western destinations within the park.

Thursday, July 4
5:30pm        Peggy Mann performing live at Gateway Inn
6:00-11pm        Bruce the Moose and Fireworks Fundraiser at the Western Rivera.
            Cost is $40/per person and includes catered dinner, dessert and
6:30pm        Texas Hold ‘Em at Gateway Inn
9:00pm        Boot Scootin’ at Grumpy’s
9:30pm        Grand Lake Fireworks Extravaganza

For more information, contact the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce at (970) 627-3403 or visit

The “heart of high country,” recreation-rich Kremmling sits at the confluence of Muddy Creek and the Blue and Colorado Rivers, and is surrounded by three major national forests: Routt, Arapaho and White River.

Thursday, July 4
6 p.m.            Fire Up the Cliffs Celebration – BBQ in the park and live music
Dusk             Fireworks off the cliffs

For more information, contact the Kremmling Chamber of Commerce at (970) 724-3472 or visit

About Grand County, Colo. (

Located 67 miles west of Denver, Grand County is home to wide-open spaces, breathtaking mountain scenery and authentic old-west towns. Outdoor recreational activities include golf, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sleigh rides and tubing. The area features more than 600 miles of mapped and marked trails, one national park, two national forests, two wilderness areas, two national scenic byways, two major ski resorts, five world-class dude ranches and four mountain golf courses. Grand County’s extensive water network includes Colorado’s largest natural lake, 1,000 miles of streams, 1,000 acres of high-mountain lakes and 11,000 acres of reservoirs.

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