Winter Park, Colorado is one of the most beautiful summer destinations in the Centennial State. Beautiful mountain views paired with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation make this summer retreat one that you’ll definitely want to add to your summer bucket list. Winter Park is also home to a huge number of summer events. Whether you’re into live music or beer, tacos or cycling, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. Check out these 10 Winter Park summer events that you won’t want to miss.

1. Switchback Music Festival

June 16-17, 2018

This new two-day event will bring eight world-class artists and up-and-comers to the Rendezvous Event Center in downtown Winter Park. Headliners include: SOJA, Tribal Seeds, Ziggy Marley, and Citizen Cope. For more information, visit playwinterpark.com/switchback-music-festival

2. Bikes & Blues

June 22-24, 2018

Mountain Bike Capital USA™ brings a day of personalized training and skills clinics to Winter Park, Colorado. You can ride with Alison Powers and ALP Cycles Coaching as well as other professional riders and coaches to get more confident with you bike handling skills on varied terrain. The Blues portion of the event is presented by the Grand County Blues Society and will feature performances Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and the North Mississippi All Stars, among others. For more information, visit playwinterpark.com/bikes-blues.

3. Lance Gutersohn’s 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2018

Inflatables, face painting, and carnival games from 6-9 p.m., live music from 7-10 p.m., and then fireworks will all be part of the 4th of July celebration in Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. For more information, visit playwinterpark.com/lance-gutersohns-4th-july-celebration.

4. Tequila & Tacos

July 7, 2018

The third annual Winter Park Tequila & Tacos Fiesta will feature an afternoon of tequila and taco tasting in Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park as well as live music from The Rick Lewis Project and from Felix Y Los Gatos. New this year is also the chili cook-off and tastings. For more information, visit playwinterpark.com/tequilaandtacos.

5. Alpine ArtAffair

July 14-15, 2018

Applications and booth fees from this juried, not-for-profit art show benefit scholarships for local students, support the local schools, and the local arts community.

6. 36th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival

July 21-22, 2018

World-class artists flock to the outdoor amphitheater in Winter Park’s Hideaway Park for one of the favorite annual festivals. Headliners include Keith Sweat, an icon of contemporary R&B, Fantasia, Boney James, and more. For more information, visit playwinterpark.com/36th-annual-winter-park-jazz-festival.

7. Winter Park Beer Festival

August 4, 2018

Live music, great brews, and unbeatable views will greet you as you arrive at the 9th Annual Winter Park Beer Festival. There’s an unlimited beer tasting from noon to 5 p.m. with more than 45 microbreweries to sample from. For more information, visit playwinterpark.com/winter-park-beer-festival.

8. SolShine Music Fest

August 11, 2018

Line-up coming soon! For more information, visit playwinterpark.com/solshine-music-festival.

9. Winter Park Uncorked Wine Festival

August 18, 2018

This year’s Uncorked Wine Festival will feature wine tasting, food samples, and live music at Winter Park’s Hideaway Park. Additionally, a champagne cork-off will be sponsored by Deno’s Mountain Bistro. For more information, visit playwinterpark.com/winter-park-uncorked-wine-festival.

10. Country at the Park

August 25, 2018

Winter Park is adding a country music festival to its jam-packed line-up of summer event fun! Check back for details. For more information, visit playwinterpark.com/country-park.

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