First Friday, rodeo and more: Events to check out around Grand County this weekend
Summer fun continues this weekend across Grand County.
Headwaters Trails Alliance Summer Pub Crawl
Friday, Winter Park
Join Headwaters Trails Alliance for its third annual Summer Pub Crawl Fundraiser. Travel on your cruiser bikes through Winter Park on an exciting but, leisurely route with games and stops along the way.
The journey will start at Winter Park Resort and then cruise down through the town of Winter Park. It’s a fun way to give back to the trails everyone enjoy.
Proceeds for this event go towards the maintenance of trails in Grand County.
Tickets include a free drink and snack at each location. Be sure to wear a costume for a chance to win prizes. The event includes bikes, games, prizes, food, drinks and music. For tickets and inquiries contact Headwaters Trails Alliance at 970-726-1013 or check out http://www.headwaterstrails.org/event-tickets.
Music on the Square — 6 p.m. Friday at Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park. Enjoy live music by the fountain with national recording artists, local musicians and some of Colorado’s best talent. Order dinner or an appetizer from the Taste of Cooper Creek food tent which offers a selection of menu items from a variety of Cooper Creek restaurants each week.
First Friday: The art of the antler
6-9 p.m. Friday, Winter Park
The focus will be on local artists upcycling antler heads out of any material they desire. So far some of the pieces that will be up for auction are made from taxidermy, pulleys, washers, wood slats, spoons and wire.
Nibo, a Chilean born artist living in Denver who races in Winter Park, was the inspiration for the theme as he made an antler head out of recycled bicycle parts, an homage to the popularity of biking in Grand County. His creation joins those from more than 20 other local artists for the event.
Fifty percent of the sales made on First Friday goes to the artists, with the other 50 percent going to whatever charity they choose.
EAA Chapter 1267 Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast
7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Granby
Granby Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1267 will hold its annual Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast Scholarship and Aviation Camp Fundraiser at the Granby-Grand County Airport. Come on out and enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast including drinks, a silent auction, door prizes for kids, visiting aircraft and some good old social time. All proceeds go towards our annual scholarship fund.
High Country Stampede Rodeo kicks off season
3-10 p.m., Saturday, Fraser
Saturdays from July 7 to Aug. 18, Join us for exciting rodeo entertainment for families and groups including Bull Riding, Clown Acts, Mutton Bustin’, Barrel Racing, Roping and much more. Junior Rodeo begins at 3 p.m. Main performance begins at 7 p.m. Enjoy our western BBQ, 4-9 p.m. Rain or shine, we have covered stands. Celebrating the Fourth of July, wear red, white blue. At John Work Arena, 1741 County Road 73 in Fraser.
Tops of the Rockies — 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music at the Grand Lake Yacht Club while you support children’s programs at your local library. Participate in a one-of-a-kind live auction as well as an extensive silent auction. This event is provided by the Friends of the Grand County Library. Make your reservations at any Grand County library or at http://www.friendsofgrndcountylibrary.org.
Saturday Night in the Park — 7 p.m. at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. Join us for a special guest speaker every week during the summer to discover the wonders of Rocky Mountain National Park history, wildlife biology, geology and more. Call (970) 627-3471 for weekly program topics.
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