Whether you’re a longtime resident or a visitor contemplating a move, you’ll quickly find that there is no shortage of annual Winter Park, CO, events. Here are some of the best local happenings in Winter Park—plan your next visit around these. Or, if you’re a local, come out and see what you’ve been missing!

The 11 Best Winter Park, CO, Events You Need to Check Out

3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest | January

Located only 20 miles from Winter Park, the weekend-long event in Granby offers multiple prizes and an option to register for part or all of the event. Whether you come to reel in an icy catch or to cheer on from the shore, the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest is a thriller!

Stagecoach Classic | January

This is your chance to experience the pristine Nordic ski trails at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Trek through the old Idlewild Ski Area into Hideaway Park in Winter Park. Since this area is normally not groomed, local skiers relish this area as the best Nordic ski area in Colorado!

Wells Fargo Ski Cup | February

Home to a thriving ski culture, Winter Park knows a thing or two about slopes and fresh powder. The town is also home to the Wells Fargo Ski Cup. According to the race’s host, the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), the Wells Fargo Ski Cup is the country’s oldest professional ski race, making this a must-see event!

Spring Splash and Bash | March

Each year, Winter Park Resort throws the much-anticipated Spring Splash and Bash. Join in the fun, whether you participate in the variety of ski-related activities and races or enjoy yourself with live music and special events. You’ll have four weekends to choose from that are packed with things to do.   

The Blues from the Top Music Festival | June

The Grand County Blues Society holds its Blues From the Top music festival set against the stunning backdrop of Winter Park’s scenery. The event spans two days and features over a dozen talented artists. Find more information about Blues from the Top and other events hosted by the Grand County Blues Society when you visit their website!

Winter Park Jazz Festival | July

Enjoy gorgeous weather, world-class musicians, and the company of other festival-goers at the Winter Park Jazz Festival! 2019 marks the 37th annual installation of this popular event, and the festival is continuing its tradition of excellence with a lineup filled with GRAMMY® nominated artists.

Winter Park Beer Festival | August

Do you have a penchant for craft beer? Then, look no further than the Winter Park Beer Festival at Hideaway Park! Arguably one of the more palatable annual events in Winter Park, CO, the festival boasts an impressive roster of craft breweries, including New Belgium Brewing Co., Breckenridge Brewery, and Great Divide Brewing Co., to name a few. Check out the full lineup of attending breweries, ticket prices and get more information!

Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset & Crooked Gravel | August

Did you know that Winter Park is known as “Mountain Bike Capital USA™?” When you consider the abundance of rugged cross-country trails and the two downhill bike parks, it doesn’t come as much surprise. This distinction and the excellent conditions for mountain biking mean that Winter Park is often the site of competitive races and biking events, and this year some brand new events are happening here.

The Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset features a 12-hour relay format, and its trails are just above town, so it will be a breeze to relax between laps. This race will be held in conjunction with Crooked Gravel, which offers a challenging adventure all its own.

Mountain Oktoberfest | September

The classic beer festival at 9,000 feet! In addition to fresh mountain air and refreshing, cold beer, there will be art installations, a live painting competition, an art auction, and more! Enjoy breathtaking views as you sip on a variety of brews.

Winter Park Resort Opening Day | November

Kick off the ski season at Winter Park Resort in style! Hit freshly groomed slopes and feel the exhilaration of flying down the mountain after months of anticipation. Opening Day at Winter Park Resort is always a festive time. If you find yourself visiting later in the season, be sure to catch a ride on the iconic Winter Park Express.

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade | December

One of Winter Park’s most beloved traditions! Spend an enchanting day in the snow-frosted Village as the excitement builds for the glowing parade. In the evening, a procession of torch-bearing skiers will make their way down the Lower Hughes Trail, followed by Santa Claus and his helpers. The grand finale announces itself with snowcats strung with Christmas lights and a spectacular display of colorful fireworks.

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