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Celebrate Independence Day in Grand County, Colorado!

by Jack Gerstein

See the spectacular Colorado sky light up with fireworks this Independence Day in Grand County! Celebrate our nation’s independence and all the freedoms we enjoy at numerous family, friendly community events taking place for the holiday! Show off your patriotic pride throughout the county this 4th of July!  


Rendezvous Run for Independence

Date: Saturday, July 1st

Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Vintage Hotel (100 Winter Park Drive, Winter Park)

Cost: $35 per adult | $30 per child (ages 18 & under). Register HERE!

Get active this 4th of July weekend with the Rendezvous Run for Independence 5 Mile Run/Walk. The race begins at 9:00 am at The Vintage Hotel and takes racers along a beautiful course along the Fraser River Trail and Town of Winter Park. The finish line is at Rendezvous. After the race enjoy refreshments, prize drawings, and awards during the after party. There is a free shuttle bus service back to the hotel after the party.

 

4th of July Parade & Party in the Park

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Downtown Granby (Main Street) | Polhamus Park (1-99 West Jasper Avenue, Granby)

Cost: FREE!

Find your perfect viewing spot along Main Street in beautiful Granby to watch the “Biggest small-town parade in Colorado” and Fly-Over at 11:00 am. After the parade, head to Polhamus Park for a community party filled with delicious BBQ, fun kids games, dunk tank, photo booth, and live entertainment the whole family will enjoy.  

 

Fire Up the Cliffs

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Time: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Kremmling Town Square (203 Park Avenue, Kremmling)

Cost: FREE!

Come to Kremmling Town Square from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for a block party designed specifically for the kids, featuring a bounce house, kids games, prizes, kids treats, and more. Afterwards, stick around for more celebrations with a BBQ picnic, beer garden, games, pie sale, live music, and so much more. See the mountains light up when the fireworks display starts at dark!

 

Lance Gutersohns 4th of July Celebration

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Hideaway Park (78841 US Highway 40, Winter Park)

Cost: FREE!

Swing by Hideaway Park for an evening of family fun. The celebration features inflatables, face painting, live music by Buckstein, and a spectacular fireworks display at dark. Check out all of the great local spots downtown Winter Park before or after the celebration for more patriotic fun.

 

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Time: ~10:00 pm

Location: Grand Lake

Cost: FREE!

Find the perfect spot along the shores or on the water of Grand Lake to watch one of the nation’s best fireworks displays at dark. There are also numerous activities and live entertainment taking place throughout the day in Grand Lake for you to celebrate the holiday.


Winter Park Jack wishes everyone in Grand County a very Happy & Safe July 4th!  

Hideaway Park Stage Ribbon Cutting!

by Jack Gerstein

Festival season in Winter Park is here! Celebrate the kick off to a summer full of music and live entertainment this week at the Hideaway Park Stage Ribbon Cutting! Come to Hideaway Park (78841 US Hwy 40, Winter Park) on Thursday, June 22nd, to celebrate the town’s brand new, permanent stage!

 

The event will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm and feature a FREE live concert by Big Head Todd & The Monsters!

 

 

Designed by Semple Brown Design and constructed by Big Valley Construction, the stunning new stage evokes Winter Park’s mountainous terrain. The structure is made of concrete and stone and features a beautiful white, steel canopy that resembles ski drifts and moguls. The new stage is 2,600 square feet. It will truly become one of the iconic features of this already beautiful mountain community.

 

Winter Park Jack is looking forward to celebrating this latest addition to Winter Park with all of you! We cannot wait to see you at the Hideaway Park Stage Ribbon Cutting! Be sure to come back to this incredible venue for Blues From The Top this weekend and for the numerous upcoming festivals planned this summer!

 

Image Credit: Town of Winter Park

Mark Your Calendars for Blues From The Top in Winter Park!

by Jack Gerstein

Blues From The Top is fast approaching! Do not miss out on this favorite Winter Park summer festival. Now in its 15th year, the 2017 festival will take place Saturday, June 24th, through Sunday, June 25th. Come enjoy the best live blues music by local, regional, and national artists at Hideaway Park (78786 U.S. 40). Gates open daily at 10:00 am. Music will be nonstop from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm. Here’s all you need to know to make the most of your visit to the 15th Annual Blues From The Top!

 

 

FESTIVAL MUSIC LINEUP

Saturday, June 24th

The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

C.J. Chenier

Little Hurricane

Jimmy Vivino + The Kate Moss 3

Austin Young    

Sunday, June 25th

Anders Osborne

Carolyn Wonderland

Alvin Youngblood Hart

Analog Son

Dany Franchi​​​​​

 

​TICKET INFORMATION

General Admission Tickets

Grass Seating

  • Single Day - $35 per person

  • Weekend - $60 per person

  • Cost increases as date of festival approaches

  • Free for children 12 & under with ticketed adult

BUY TICKETS

VIP EXPERIENCE Tickets

Exclusive seating stage right, includes food and drink specials, private tents, and more

  • Single Day - $100 per person

  • Weekend - $185 per person

BUY TICKETS

 

 

OFFICIAL NIGHT SHOWS at SMOKIN’ MOE’S (63 Cooper Creek Way)

Friday, June 23rd

Category 5 Amplification presents Jimmy Vivino & Kate Moss 3, Dany Franchi, & Others

Saturday, June 24th

Blue Star Connection Night Show featuring Little Hurricane and C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

 

 

ADDITIONAL PRE- and POST-FEST SHOWS

Thursday, June 22nd | 6:00 pm

Todd Parker Moore

  • Location: Hideaway Park Amphitheater (78786 U.S. 40)

  • Cost: FREE!

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate new stage

Friday, June 23rd | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Music on the Square featuring Keeping the Blues Alive All Stars

  • Location: Cooper Creek Square (47 Cooper Creek Way)

  • Cost: FREE!

Sunday, June 25th | 8:00 pm

Post Fest Show hosted by Andy Irving and his Blues Collective

  • Location: The Winter Park Pub (78260 U.S. 40)

  • Cost: FREE!

 

 

Winter Park Jack cannot wait to see you at Blues From The Top in beautiful Winter Park, CO!  

 

Image Credit: PlayWinterPark

You just celebrated your love with a spectacular Grand County Colorado Wedding! Why leave when you can continue to make memories in one of the most beautiful places in the United States?! Raise your family where your life started! Grand County gives families the opportunity to live the mountain lifestyle all year round!

 

Settle down near right by where you said “I do”! Whether you are looking for a condo/ townhouse or a single family home that you can grow into, there is the perfect home for you to start off your new life together and begin your family!  Winter Park Jack is here to help make your dreams come true! Check out the current homes and condos for sale near your Grand County wedding venue!

 

 

Winter Park Resort Weddings

Winter Park Single Family Homes for Sale

Fraser Crossing Condos for Sale

Zephyr Mountain Lodge Condos for Sale    

 

Devils Thumb Ranch Weddings

Fraser Single Family Homes for Sale

Tabernash Single Family Homes for Sale

Winter Park Ranch Single Family Homes for Sale

Meadow Ridge Lodge Condos for Sale

  

Granby Ranch Weddings

Granby Single Family Homes for Sale

Granby Ranch Single Family Homes for Sale

 

Stillwater Grand Lake Weddings

Grand Lake Single Family Homes for Sale

 

 

With incredible recreational amenities, diverse housing options, endless dining, retail, and entertainment facilities, excellent public schools, and the most stunning landscapes around, you will feel like your honeymoon has never ended when you move to Grand County. Give us a call today or visit our website at http://www.winterparkjack.com/!

Cast Your Fishing Line in Grand County this Summer!

by Jack Gerstein

Grand County, Colorado is a fisherman’s paradise! With 1,000 of miles of streams and rivers and over 10,000 acres of mountain lakes and reservoirs, residents and visitors can spend their summer days in the area casting their lines and finding the best fish available. Catch salmon, mackinaw, and wide variety of trout just below the surface of Grand County’s beautiful waterways.

 

There are so many fishing spots to explore throughout the county. Whether you are looking for a guided tour or want to spend the day out on your own, you can find the perfect spot. Some of our favorite mountain fly fishing is found at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Granby Ranch, and Rocky Mountain National Forest.

 

Be sure to head over to the headwaters of the Colorado River near Granby! For the first time in years, five sections of the river will be open to the public for fishing. Fishermen will need to get a permit from Granby Town Hall to fish along the mile stretch of the river. The reservation fee is $25 for Granby residents and $60 for non-residents.

 

No matter where you decide to fish in Grand County, a Colorado Fishing License is required for anyone over 16 years of age. Anyone younger than 16 can fish but may only keep half the legal limit. Please review all Colorado fishing regulations before heading out on your fishing adventure.

 

Fishing is just one of the many fun activities that you can experience this summer when you enjoy the ultimate mountain lifestyle in Grand County, Colorado. Make this natural paradise your home, by giving Winter Park Jack a call today or visit our website at http://www.winterparkjack.com/!

Grand Lake Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

by Jack Gerstein

Do not miss Grand County’s main Memorial Day celebration this Monday, May 29th, in beautiful Grand Lake. Honor our nation’s bravest men and women during the Grand Lake Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony.

See incredible displays of patriotism during the parade, which will begin promptly at 10:00 am. The route goes down Grand Avenue.  Following the parade, there will be a moving ceremony with live music in Town Park (1025 Grand Avenue).

 

On Memorial Day, veterans can enjoy complimentary coffee and complimentary breakfast from Pancho & Lefty’s (1120 Grand Avenue). There will also be a potluck especially for them after the parade and ceremony.

 


Throughout Grand County, there will be endless recreational and outdoor fun taking place during the long weekend. Memorial Day weekend has truly come to signal the unofficial start of summer and with all there is to do in the Winter Park area all season long, that definitely makes us excited! However, we need to remember the real reason for the holiday and honor all the brave men and women who have protected and served our country. The veterans and active service members need to be celebrated and saluted this Memorial Day and everyday for their service and sacrifice. 

 

Winter Park Jack extends a sincere THANK YOU to all United States veterans. We wish you all a Happy & Safe Memorial Day!

Incredible Festivals ALL Summer Long in Winter Park!

by Jack Gerstein

Winter Park becomes a city of festivals all summer long! Enjoy warm summer days filled with incredible live music, delicious food, fun festivities, and so much more! Mark your calendars now for these fantastic events so you do not risk missing out on all the fun! And stay tuned to our BLOG for information and updates on these and other events occurring this summer throughout Grand County, Colorado!

 

15th Annual Blues From The Top

Dates: Saturday, June 24th - Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Location: Hideaway Park (78786 U.S. 40, Winter Park)

Purchase Tickets HERE!

Music Lineup

35th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival

Dates: Saturday, July 15th - Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Location: Hideaway Park (78786 U.S. 40, Winter Park)

Purchase Tickets HERE!

Music Lineup

44th Annual Alpine ArtAffair

Dates: Saturday, July 22nd - Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Location: Hideaway Park (78786 U.S. 40, Winter Park)

Admission is FREE!

List of 2017 Artists

8th Annual Winter Park Beer Festival

Date: Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Location: Hideaway Park (78786 U.S. 40, Winter Park)

Purchase Tickets HERE!

 

Winter Park Uncorked Wine Festival  

Date: Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Location: Hideaway Park (78786 U.S. 40, Winter Park)

Stay Tuned for Ticket Information.

Schedule

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | VIP Pre-Wine Tasting Event

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Live Music

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | General Admission/VIP Event

  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Champagne Cork-off

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Live Music


Winter Park Jack cannot wait to see you at all of these incredible events this summer! Want to call Winter Park home so you can experience the mountain lifestyle all year round? Check out our current Homes for Sale. Give us a call today or visit our website so we can help your find your dream mountain home in time for all the festivals!

 

Image Credits: PlayWinterPark

Treat Mom to a Special Weekend in Grand County!

by Jack Gerstein

Celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend in Grand County? Head to Devil's Thumb Ranch (3530 County Road 83, Tabernash) for a weekend filled with fun activities planned especially to celebrate that special woman in your life. Thank mom for all she does for you throughout the year by treating her to one or all of these fantastic events planned at the Ranch this weekend!

Saturday, May 13th

The day before Mother’s Day is filled with fun activities for your whole family to enjoy and unique experiences that mom will never forget! Enjoy some alone time this Mother’s Day by taking Couples Yoga at the Spa. Don’t worry about the kids. They will stay busy during the complimentary Cowpoke Camp from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Call (970) 726-1054 for more information about the Couples Yoga. Swing by Zach’s Mercantile for a delicious Mimosa Tasting. Call (970) 726-1054 to learn more. Have a grand adventure at the Resort as a family with Fly Fishing Horseback Riding, or Zip Lining.

 

Sunday, May 14th

Dine on a Grand Buffet for Mother’s Day. The buffet costs $49 per adult, $24.50 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children 3 and under. Call (970) 726-7013 for reservations.

 

All Weekend

Want to really give mom the weekend off? Reserve a room for the weekend at special lodging prices starting at $279 per night. Call (970) 726-5632 to book.

 

Winter Park Jack wishes all the mothers in Grand County a very happy Mother’s Day weekend!  

 

Celebrate SPRINGTOPIA in Winter Park!

by Jack Gerstein

Spring might be here but the fun never stops in Winter Park, Colorado. It’s time to “Party like Winter is going out of style” at Springtopia 2017! Come to Winter Park Resort (85 Parsenn Road) for a weekend of festivities to celebrate a great winter season and welcome the warmer months ahead!


Image Credit: Winter Park Resort

 

 

Friday, April 21st | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New Belgium’s® Fat Friday

Swing by Winter Park Resort’s Derailer Bar for a performance by Gary Key. There are great drink specials, including $4 New Belgium® draft beer, for you to sip on as you enjoy this afternoon of live music.

 

Saturday, April 22nd | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Springtopia Concert featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead

Winter Park’s mountain will be filled with music at this incredible FREE annual concert. This year’s concert features great Colorado musicians. It will begin at 12:30 pm with music by Hunker Down and The Rick Lewis Project. The afternoon continues with headliner Michael Franti & Spearhead.

 

Sunday, April 23rd | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monster Energy® Spring Splash®

Now in its 49th year, this event is the main attraction of Springtopia! Grab your skis or snowboard and show off your skills as you make your way down the Larry Sale trail race course through obstacles and skim over an icy pond. There will be prizes awarded to the top finishers in the skiing and snowboarding categories. Registration will take place that morning from 8:00 am to 10:30 am at the Resort’s Guest Services. Cost is $20 per participant. Don’t feel like participating? No worries! This event is incredibly entertaining to watch!

 

Remember, Winter Park Resort has extended their season until April 30th so you can still enjoy some great winter recreational fun!

 

 

 
 

Exciting New Development in Winter Park!

by Jack Gerstein

There is big news in Winter Park! Intrawest Resorts, operator of Winter Park Resort, has been acquired by Denver’s KSL Partners and Aspen Skiing Company in a $1.5 billion deal. This new partnership will help all of Intrawest Resorts properties throughout North America further develop and bring new investment and value to the resorts and larger communities.

 

An operating agreement was reached between Intrawest and the city of Denver in 2002 to develop the Winter Park ski area. Intrawest agreed to invest $50 million+ in infrastructure and cover annual payments for the area to Denver, which owns Winter Park. Intrawest also develops and sells real estate in the village.

 

But, what does the acquisition of Intrawest mean for the community of Winter Park? Will Winter Park and the surrounding area experience the “Aspen Effect?”  Aspen Skiing - KSL have the capability to emulate what Vail Resorts, the world’s largest resort operator, has achieved in the communities where they operate properties. Known as the “Vail Effect”, investment in Utah ski resorts, such as Park City Mountain Resort, through expansion and renovation projects has had a positive effect on the real estate markets in those areas. Park City saw a population growth and rise in tourism as a result of the Vail Resort investments. This lead to an immediate and lasting rise in home prices in the area.


It is likely that we will see a similar “Aspen Effect” now in Winter Park. This new acquisition is expected to increase home values and sale prices throughout this year and into the near future as more investment comes to the area. If you are looking to purchase a home in Winter Park and take advantage of the “Aspen Effect” today, work with a Local Real Estate Expert to make your dreams of a mountain life a reality!  

 

 

Image Credit: Winter Park Resort

 

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