Fourth of July events, fireworks displays in Grand County
June 30, 2011
July 2, 3, 4: Lions Club Pancake Breakfast (7:30-11 a.m.)
Belly up to a plate of the “best pancakes in Grand County.” The Fraser River Valley Lions Club sponsors these pancake breakfasts to get your days off on the right foot. Cost is $6, and all proceeds go back to the community and the visually impaired.
July 2: Grand Park Run for Independence (9 a.m.)
The annual five-mile run/walk/roll/bike on the Fraser River Trail starts at 9 a.m. at Winter Park Resort and finishes at Grand Park in Fraser. Shuttles will be available in Fraser and Winter Park Resort before and after the race. New this year, welcoming the No Barriers USA disabled athletes and also a cruiser bike division for those who want to pedal the Fraser River Trail. The fun race is truly for all ages and abilities. Celebrate at the finish line with a farmers market and a beer garden. The event is a fundraiser for the Scott Hughes Foundation and Children’s Hospital, which provides scholarships to Camp Chief Ouray at Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies for children with kidney disease and Advocates.
July 2: Grand Lake Rotary Pancake Breakfast (7-11 a.m.,)
Town Pavilion. Adults, $6; seniors over 65, $5; children under 12, $4.
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July 2: High Country Stampede Rodeo, Fraser (4 p.m.)
Rodeo is as American as apple pie. The junior rodeo begins at 4 p.m. and the main performance takes place at 7 p.m. Events include all the typical rodeo competitions, like bareback riding and tie-down roping, as well as a calf scramble and mutton busting. The local Sagebrush BBQ and Grill man a chuckwagon beginning at 5 p.m.
July 2, 3: Flying Heels Rodeo Finale and Fireworks Celebration, Granby (3- 9:30 p.m.)
Start the afternoon at 3 p.m. with the children’s Buckaroo Rodeo followed at 7 p.m. with the Open Rodeo, come see bull riding, barrel racing and goat tying as you plunge into the old west rodeo. When the rodeo ends on Saturday, an impressive fireworks display over the rodeo grounds. It can be seen best from the rodeo grounds but you can park comfortably from many areas nearby and see the amazing display. 9:30 p.m.
July 4: Lance Gutersohn Fourth of July Celebration, Fraser Sports Complex (4-10 p.m.)
Life’s a beach at this community Fourth of July celebration. From late afternoon until evening the Fraser Sports Complex bustles with family fun ranging from sporting games to kids activities, a community picnic and live music by The Bluffetts. Carnival games, face painting and a fireworks display add to the festivities.
July 4: Biggest Small Town Parade, Granby (11 a.m.)
More than 100 entries make their way down the main street of Granby as children and adults alike applaud their arrival. Follow the end of the parade to the town park for the Rotary’s BBQ lunch and games for all the kids. Trophies are given for best in each category with consideration given for following this year’s theme, “United We Stand.”
July 4: Grand Lake Fireworks Extravaganza (at dark)
Lakefront at dark. For more information call the Grand Lake Chamber at 970-627-3402.
July 4: Fire up the Cliffs Celebration (6 p.m.)
Live Music with the Loose Nuts Classic Country, barbecue dinner with the Mountain Valley Christian Academy and a spectacular Fireworks show from on top of our Kremmling Cliffs. The Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kremmling Fireworks Committee are accepting donations for fireworks; please make your checks out to Kremmling Fireworks Fund.
July 4: Devil’s Thumb Star Spangled Barbecue (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
All-you-can-eat barbecue with all the fixins. On the Heck’s Patio. Entertainment by Rob Drabkin from noon to 3 p.m. Burgers, hotdogs, ribs and chicken, potato salad, summer garden salad, watermelon salad, corn on the cob and house made cornbread. Angel food cake with summer berry compote, and chocolate devil’s cake$29/adult, Kids 3 to 12, half price. 3 and under, free.