5 Can't-Miss Summer Events in Grand County

Summer in Grand County means a practically never-ending lineup of fun, family-friendly events! Whether you're looking for live music at 9,000 feet above sea level, delicious food and craft beverages, or just a bit of our signature Western spirit, this list of the biggest annual summer events in Grand County makes it simple to plan your next grand adventure.

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1. Hot Sulphur Days

Experience the stunning beauty of Grand County while celebrating the area's rich cultural heritage during Hot Sulphur Days. Held in Hot Sulphur Springs during the second weekend of June, this low-key summer festival kicks off the season with a BBQ lunch, family-friendly games, a pie-baking contest, live music, a parade, fireworks, and more.


2. Blues From The Top

Taking place over two days in June at the Rendezvous Event Center in downtown Winter Park, Blues From The Top brings some of the best blues musicians from around the country to our musical corner of the mountains. In addition to the sets at Rendezvous, be sure to catch some of the more intimate night shows happening around town during the festival. 


3. Grand Lake Fourth of July Fireworks

There’s no better way to spend Independence Day in Colorado than the Grand Lake Fourth of July Fireworks! The main attraction is the grandiose 30-minute fireworks show over the pristine water of Colorado’s largest natural lake, but you’ll also find plenty of fun activities and live music throughout town during this annual celebration. Pro tip: get out on the water and watch the fireworks from a boat!


4. Winter Park Jazz Festival

Hosted at Rendezvous Event Center in downtown Winter Park every July, Jazz Festival is a two-day celebration of all things jazz! The lineup typically includes a variety of world-renowned acts performing jazz, R&B, and soul music beneath an iconic Rocky Mountain backdrop. Winter Park Jazz Festival almost always sells out, so be sure to buy tickets in advance.


5. Granby Rodeo

Embrace the heart and spirit of the American West at this thrilling summer rodeo series at the Flying Heels Arena in Granby. With rodeos every Saturday in June and July (plus special events around July 4), the Granby Rodeo is the longest rodeo series in the entire country! Get some dust on your boots as you enjoy bull riding, barrel racing, mutton bustin’, and more.