Fourth of July in Grand County features fun for everyone
July 2, 2009
Fireworks, rodeos, barbecues, and live music.
Grand County residents can find all of the above and more, happening on Saturday for the Independence Day celebration.
Here’s a round-up of weekend events:
Granby will host “The Biggest Small Town Parade” beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on Main Street.
The Flying Heels Rodeo will start events at 2 p.m., with the children’s Buckaroo Rodeo, followed by the Open Rodeo Finals at 7 p.m.
The events will culminate with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Grand Lake Administrative Clerk Marti Lund said the town will start off Saturday morning with a Rotary pancake breakfast at the Town Park pavilion from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.
There will also be a bake sale in the gazebo starting at 9 a.m., continuing all day.
Lund said there will be a flyover if the weather permits, and the fireworks show will start at 10 p.m. on Grand Lake.
“It’s the place to be,” Lund said. “Our little town goes from 500 to 20,000 people, because of all of the tourists we bring in.”
Executive Director of the Kremmling Chamber of Commerce, Kacey Beres, said there will be a barbecue at 6 p.m. Saturday, hosted by the Kremmling Volunteer Fire Department in Town Square Park.
“There will be an all American pie sale,” Beres said, “benefiting the Kremmling Fire Department, Grand County 4H Council, and the Kremmling area Chamber of Commerce.”
Beres said the 2nd Annual Redneck Mud Shuffle will also take place, starting at noon, at the fairground.
If you are looking to hear live music, The Aaron McCloskey Band will be live on stage at 6 p.m., and Beres said the Fire Up the Cliffs fireworks will follow as soon as it gets dark.
Winter Park/Fraser Valley
According to the Winter Park-Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Catherine Ross, the Rendezvous Run for Independence will take place Saturday morning. This is a five-mile run/walk along the Fraser River Trail. The run will start at 9 a.m. at Winter Park Resort and end in Fraser at The Ski Broker. The event helps fundraise money for the YMCA of the Rockies for children with kidney disease.
Those interested may obtain more information or register online at, http://www.playwinterpark.com.
Fraser will be kicking off the High Country Stampede Rodeo Series on Saturday with the junior rodeo starting at 4 p.m., and is followed by the main rodeo performance at 7 p.m.
The Fraser Valley Sports Complex will be hosting fireworks after the rodeo.
To obtain more information, visit http://www.playwinterpark.com
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