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The summer of 2021 is starting to look a whole lot more fun than pretty much all of 2020, and as you begin to make your summer plans, you may be excited to realize that this year you potentially have a bonus long weekend to enjoy! The Winter Park 4th of July falls on a Sunday this year, and many employers across the nation have given their hard-working employees the Monday that follows off. If you are one of the lucky ones, there may be some travel in your forecast, especially if you think ahead and use that week for your annual vacation! Not everyone enjoys the heat and humidity that often accompanies this most patriotic of celebrations, and you may have your sights turned in the direction of our favorite mountain town of Winter Park, Colorado, where the weather is destined to be absolutely perfect, and the celebrations are guaranteed to offer small-town charm and cheer! When it comes time to pick your vacation accommodations, the homes we offer at Visit Winter Park promise to add, comfort, luxury, and a heaping pinch of perfection to your Independence Day. This guide to the most fabulous 4th and our luxury properties will help you have the extraordinary getaway you so richly deserve!

The Lead-in to Fun for the Winter Park 4th of July

The best part of any celebration can be the lead-in to the fun, and Winter Park has a few ways to ensure that your ENTIRE stay is filled with fun and excitement! July 1st is when our free summer concert series starts, held at the Rendezvous Event Center. The Welcome Back Winter Park concert goes from 6-8 PM and promises to be a relaxing and entertaining way to lead off the Independence Day party! Looking for the perfect painting to hang over your fireplace in the den? The Winter Park Art Trail also begins this holiday weekend, starting on Friday, July 2nd, and although it continues on until the fall, it makes a great addition to the Independence Day weekend festivities! Located along the Fraser River Trail, viewing the works of the nation’s most talented artists as you walk, run, or jog along the trail adds an extra touch of wonderful to the already perfect day you are having. On July 3rd, the most American of all events, the High Country Stamped Rodeo, takes place in nearby Fraser! Grab your cowboy hat, slip into your favorite pair of boots, and prepare for a day filled with one of America’s favorite pastimes. The rodeo will take place every Saturday through August, so if you are staying through the weekend after July 4th, you can watch it twice!

Simple Pleasures

After you have unpacked your bags and finished your explorations of your home away from home, your time in Winter Park stretches out before you, filled with an infinite array of possibilities. Should you hike along the trails that traverse the area, reveling in the nearly perfect weather and the absolutely perfect views? Or should you, being the overachiever you are, start out the holiday with a 5K run/walk that takes you through some of the nation’s most beautiful landscapes? The Rendezvous Run for Independence begins at 7:30 AM at the Winter Park Resort and leads runners (and walkers) along wooded trails and through green pastures, giving participants something other than the pain of running to contemplate during their journey. Ending at the Rendezvous Event Center in Winter Park, participating in this challenge allows you to not feel guilty over all the sinfully delicious food you plan on indulging in throughout the course of the day!

Of course, even a 5K walk can feel a little too much like work, and yet you still may have the need to start the day with a bit of activity, so how does some time spent doing Yoga in the Park sound? Winter Park 4th of July is the jumping-off point for Winter Park’s Fitness in the Park Series that will take place on Sundays through August 29th, and as the classes do not start until 9 AM, you can sleep in a bit and wander off towards Confluence Park, ready to greet the day with a few sun salutations before starting the real celebrations in earnest!

The Good Times Continue

Your time in Colorado is guaranteed to be filled with fun and excitement, and because you chose Visit Winter Park for your holiday hideaway, the good times will continue every minute of your stay! Designed to pamper and spoil, our properties become home when you and your family first step inside, and even though it is only a temporary escape, we are happy we could be a part of your adventure. Contact us to reserve your stay with us today!