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4th of July Celebrations In Winter Park, Colorado

Looking for vacation ideas to spark up your 4th of July celebrations?   Why not take the family barbecue to the BIG backyard this year, with a long weekend in Winter Park, Colorado?

Located just 70 miles west of Denver, Winter Park is the perfect mountain escape from the city –  and one of the few mountain towns that still offers great lodging and activities at family friendly rates.

This year, the 4th of July lands on a Tuesday, making it the perfect opportunity to take a few extra days for mid-summer getaway?  So what’s going on in Winter Park this 4th of July?  Step aside Seth Meyers, it’s time for a closer look….



Friday, June 30th 2017

Friday Music Series

What?     Live music by Weston Smith. 

Where?   At the Gazebo By The Pond at Winter Park Resort

When?    4 PM – 6 PM

How Much?  FREE

Free entertainment at winter park resort


Music On The Square

What?     Live mix of rock, Americana and blues music by Sam Osborne & Gary Key.  

Where?   Cooper Creek Square in Downtown Winter Park

When?    6 PM – 8 PM

How Much?  FREE

live music winter park


Coca-Cola Family Movie Night

What?     Outdoor Movie Showing of ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’.  Bring a picnic and blanket.

Where?   On the Great Lawn at Winter Park Resort.

When?    7 PM – 9 PM

How Much?  FREE

Free activities at winter park resort

Saturday, July 1st 2017

Run For Independence

What?     Scenic 5 mile run/walk from Winter Park Resort to Rendezvous after race celebration in Fraser.

Where?   Begins at The Vintage Hotel at Winter Park Resort and follows the Fraser River Trail.

When?    TBD

How Much?  TBD

Winter Park 4th Of July Events


Ice Cream Social, Face Painting, Music & More

What?     Free ice-cream plus live music, face painting, balloon artist, bouncy house & glitter tattoos.

Where?   Cooper Creek Square in Downtown Winter Park

When?    1 PM – 4 PM

How Much?  FREE

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The Village Uncorked – Wine, Art & Cheese Festival

What?     Wine & cheese festival featuring 40+ samples, cheese pairing presentations and local art exhibits.

Where?   The Village at Winter Park Resort

When?    12 PM – 4 PM

How Much?  FREE to look, buy taste tickets/commemorative wine glass at the event to sample.

Winter park wine festival

High Country Stampede Rodeo

What?     Rodeo night in Fraser with bull riding, roping, barrel racing, mutton bustin’ and the town clown.

Where?   Fraser Rodeo Grounds, 1741 County Road 73, Fraser CO 80482

When?    Junior rodeo from 3 PM,  Main Performance 7 PM- 4 PM

How Much?  Adults $10, Kids 6-12 yrs $8, Under 5’s FREE

High Country Stampede Rodeo

Sunday, July 2nd 2017

Annual Kids Fishing Derby

What?     Head to the Fraser fishing ponds for the annual Kid’s Fishing Derby.   Lots of prizes for young anglers!

Where?   The Fraser fishing ponds (next to safeway).

When?    9 AM -Noon

How Much?  FREE

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Fitness In The Park

What?     Free outdoor fitness class of yoga, pilates, zumba or similar.  Check back for details.

Where?   Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park

When?    9 AM – 10 AM

How Much?  FREE

fitness classes winter park



Monday, July 3rd 2017

Go Wild In Winter Park

Use this day to try something new, or go with a tried and tested family favorite.   Winter Park is a playground for all ages with amazing mountain biking and hiking trails, western horseback riding, white water rafting and a ton of family friendly activities on offer at Winter Park Resort (mini-golf, alpine slide, climbing wall and more!).

To see our complete list of summer activities, CLICK HERE.


Bike trails for beginners and children in Winter Park


Tuesday, July 4th 2017

Winter Park 4th Of July Celebration

What?     Live music, magic shows and fireworks with spark up the sky at the annual Lance Gutersohn’s 4th of July celebration in Downtown Winter Park.

Where?   Hideaway Park in Downtown Winter Park

When?     6 PM – 10 PM

How much?  FREE

Winter Park Fireworks





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May 23rd, 2017

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