Upcoming Events and Things to Do in Grand County
With over 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s no wonder that Grand County is a top destination for outdoor recreation. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes, the trails, the rivers, or the lakes, there truly is something for everyone. In the winter, skiing and snowboarding are the main attractions, and we’re just a short drive from the world-class ski resorts at Winter Park and Granby Ranch. But there’s also snowmobiling, ice fishing, sleigh rides, and more. And when the snow melts, the hiking and biking trails come alive. You can explore Rocky Mountain National Park, ride the lifts at Winter Park Resort for downhill mountain biking, or take a leisurely cruise on the Fraser River Trail. And fishing enthusiasts will delight in our many rivers and streams, as well.
But there’s more to Grand County than just outdoor recreation. There’s also a thriving arts and culture scene, with galleries, museums, and theaters aplenty. The Grand County Historical Association offers tours of local historical sites, while the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in nearby Grand Lake offers a Broadway-quality stage production every summer. And, if you’re in the mood for some shopping, the charming boutiques and specialty stores of downtown Granby and Winter Park will not disappoint.
Of course, no visit to Grand County would be complete without experiencing the local cuisine. We may be in the mountains, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some truly amazing restaurants and breweries to explore. From elegant fine dining to laid-back family-friendly spots, there’s something for every taste and budget. And don’t forget to try our world-famous green chili, a spicy, savory treat that’s a staple of the local food scene.
As for upcoming events in Grand County, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. In the winter, the Winter Park Ski Train is a must-do, with a scenic train ride from Denver directly to the slopes. And if you’re here during the holidays, you won’t want to miss the tree lighting ceremonies and Christmas festivals in Granby and Winter Park. Spring brings the annual Wolford Mountain Ice Fishing Tournament, as well as the Grand County Blues Society’s Blues from the Top festival. Summer is packed with events, from the Kremmling Days parade and rodeo to the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo, featuring traditional western events like bull riding and barrel racing. And in the fall, the Grand County Artisans Fair and Craft Show offers a chance to browse handmade goods and support local artists.
But no matter when you visit, Williams Fork Lodging will be your home away from home. Our cabins are fully equipped with everything you need to relax and unwind, from comfortable beds to full kitchens. And our prime location in Parshall puts you just minutes from all the best attractions in Grand County. Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway or a family vacation full of adventure, we’re here to make sure your stay is comfortable, memorable, and enjoyable.