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Local’s Guide to Weekdays in Winter Park

Winter Park fun isn’t limited to just our exciting weekend event schedule. Experience the weekdays like locals do with the inside scoop on the weekly happenings. From live music to drink specials, here’s our guide to enjoying the weekdays like a local.


What: Idlewild Happy Hour

When: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Where: Idlewild Spirits Distillery 

Start your weekday adventures with locally crafted cocktails at Idlewild Spirits Distillery. This local distillery was voted the best bar/cocktail in Winter Park. On Mondays, you can enjoy your choice of a small plate and a signature cocktail, for only $6. Pair a whiskey mule with crispy Brussel sprouts for the quintessential Fraser Valley combo – the locals know this is the go-to!


What: Mountainside Yoga 

When: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM  

Where: Winter Park Resort Base 

After a day of mountain exploration, head back down to the Winter Park base for a relaxing complimentary yoga session. As you take in the breathtaking views, a certified instructor will lead you through an hour of yoga suited for all skill levels.  

What: Picnic in the Park 

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  

Where: Old Schoolhouse Park 

Once you’re relaxed and recharged, it’s time to hit the town. Every Tuesday, locals from the Grand County area flock to Fraser for Picnic in the Park. Feel free to bring your own snacks or head to Fraser River Beer CO after for a local brew or something delicious from the new food truck 85Fifty


Weekdays, Local’s Guide to Weekdays in Winter Park

What: Campfire Music Series 

When: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Were: Winter Park Resort Village  

Kick back and enjoy local music in the picturesque Winter Park Village with a unique summertime music series. The Campfire Music Series is a family-friendly event that features musicians who specialize in a blend of Country, Blues, Folk, and Rock. Sing along to covers of your favorite songs and spend the evening where all the locals want to be.

What: Dinner in The Village 

When: 5:30 PM 

Where: Winter Park Resort Village  

After the Campfire Music Series, you’ll be in the perfect spot to grab dinner. The Village has delicious dinner options like Vertical, Doc’s Roadhouse, and Lime, all within walking distance. Grab a juicy burger or indulge in a giant margarita from Lime. Wherever you choose to dine, you’re sure to leave with a full belly and a huge smile. 


Weekdays, Local’s Guide to Weekdays in Winter Park

What: High Note Thursdays 

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Where: Rendezvous Event Center 

Thursdays are every local’s favorite weekday during the summer! High Note Thursdays is a fun and free concert series right in the heart of downtown Winter Park. The Rendezvous Event Center is a short shuttle ride from your slopeside lodging to downtown. So pack a cooler, your favorite snacks, and a smile, Winter Park provides the chairs and music. 

What: After party at The Peak or Deno’s  

When: 8:00 PM 

Where: The Peak or Deno’s  

The fun doesn’t have to stop just because the music ends. Just a block down the street from the Event Center, the lively downtown area of Winter Park comes to life. Head over to The Peak or Deno’s to keep the party train rolling with more music from local bands, craft beer, and handcrafted cocktails.  

The secret to experiencing the mountains like a local is to visit during the week! Book now to save – Lodging as low as $95 a night when you stay 2+ nights during weekdays. With deals this good, we hope to see you soon!

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