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Can’t Miss Summer Events In Winter Park, Colorado

Summer is just around the corner and we’re excited to share all the events we’ve got going on! Whether you like live music, beer, wine, margaritas, summer adventures, or all the above, Winter Park is the place you want to be.

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Summer Events in Winter Park

June 18 | Venture Out Fest

This popular winter event is returning for a summer rendition! On opening day, Saturday, June 18, Venture Out Fest will kick off the summer season with a full day of free adventures. We will have fly fishing demonstrations, backpacking classes, and so much more! You can also watch the beloved Dock Dogs competition, where dogs jump from a platform into the water and see how far they can go. This FREE event is the perfect way to get you into the summer spirit and ready for summer adventures!

June 25 | TheBigWonderful Beer Fest

TheBigWonderful is bringing back beer fest to Winter Park for summer! Join us for unlimited samples from Colorado breweries, browse merchandise from local craft vendors, soak up the sun and fresh mountain air, and jam out to FREE concerts all afternoon. Tickets are on sale now!

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July 16 & 17 | Winter Park Jazz Festival

The 39th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival returns to the Rendezvous Event Center in the Town of Winter Park. This year, 10-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Chaka Khan, and platinum-selling artist, KEM, will be headlining the festival! Get your tickets now. After listening to beautiful jazz music, head to the resort for Mountaintop Happy Hour to make it a truly remarkable day in the mountains before heading back to your room at the base.

August 20 | Tacos & Margs in the Mountains

The inaugural Taco & Margaritas in the Mountains festival takes place at Winter Park Resort. Enjoy a day full of authentic street tacos and different flavored margaritas made from blanco, reposado, and añejo tequila all while soaking in the warm mountain air and scenic views of The Rocky Mountains. Tickets on sale soon.

September 23 & 24 | Rocky Mountain Wine Festival

Drink wine mountainside? Count us in! Experience mountain life leisure as you sample different wines from around the world, selected by experts. With 50+ bottles to sample from, there’s sure to be a wine for everyone. Tickets on sale soon!

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Date TBD | Upslope Backcountry Tap Room

Experience autumn in the mountains with Upslope Brewery. After a ride up the scenic gondola, hit the trail for a short hike to the top of Mary Jane mountain, where you’ll find a pop-up taproom nestled in the trees.

Every ticket sold directly benefits the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics’ Hot Spot Program, which identifies areas suffering from severe human-related impacts that can thrive again with Leave No Trace solutions. 

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Weekly Events

High-Note Music in the Park | Every Thursday, June 23 – August 25

High-Note Thursdays is a free summer concert series put on by the Town of Winter Park on Thursdays at the Rendezvous Event Center. The community can enjoy a mix of musical styles performed on our state-of-the-art stage. Bring your picnic, favorite beverages, and a smile, we provide the chairs and live music (please leave your pets at home).

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Mountaintop Happy Hour | Every Friday & Saturday, June 24 – September 3

Load the gondola for breathtaking views, mountain sunsets, live music, and the perfect place to end the day. When you purchase a Gondola Day Pass after 4pm, you get a $20 food and beverage voucher for Happy Hour too!

Pro tip – 22/23 Ikon and Winter Park Season Pass holders receive free gondola rides in the summer.

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Coca Cola Movie Nights | Every Friday, June 24 – August 26

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Grab the fam and head to the Village Cabriolet Meadow for a FREE movie under the stars. Winter Park will provide the movie, chairs, and a beautiful place to watch the movie! All you need are snacks and some extra layers, once the sun goes down so do the temps.

Farmers Market | Every Saturday, August 6 – August 27

Stop by the Winter Park Village and Village Pond for fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, jams, and local craft merchandise. There’s no better way to enjoy a day in the mountains.

High Country Stampede Rodeo | Every Saturday, July 2 – August 13

Exciting rodeo entertainment for families and groups including bull riding, clown acts, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, trick riding, roping, and much more. Junior Rodeo begins at 3:00pm. Main performance begins at 7:00pm. Enjoy some western BBQ by SMOKE – 4:00 – 9:00pm, Beverages from The Watering Hole, and tasty ice cream from The Ice Box.

Mountain Hike & Sundance Yoga | Sundays & Mondays, July 10 – September 26, ONLY Sundays October 2- October 30

This serene mountain escape features a short 1.5-mile hike through the forest to warm up and begin your reconnection with nature and yourself. After hiking, you’ll find panoramic mountaintop views where you will stretch and find peace in a 45-minute yoga practice with a certified yoga instructor, suitable for all levels! Book your experience now!

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Teran ★★★★★ – “Fantasy meadow is an incredible place to do Yoga. The hike is gorgeous and an easy 2.5 miles round trip. Definitely recommend!”

Make sure to read our 100 Things To Do This Summer and our itinerary for a Dog-Friendly Day for even more recommendations! We’ll see you soon 😊

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