Grand Lake's Winter Carnival is a midwinter tradition. By late January of each Rocky Mountain winter, the village of Grand Lake, Colorado, is ready for a little diversion. Thus was born the annual Winter Carnival, a day of midwinter family-style wacky fun and games guaranteed to have everyone smiling.
- Contests such as snowman-building and ice sculpture displays
- Fun for everyone
- Held in early February each year
Overview: Grand Lake's Winter Carnival has included such events as a snowman-building contest in the town park, ice sculpture displays, miniature golf (in the snow!), a charity benefit Poker Run, and a snowshoe race through the area. On the ice of Grand Lake is the ever-popular and highly competitive Teapot Curling championship games.
Where: The events occur at locations throughout Grand Lake such as Grand lake, the town park and Grand Avenue
When: The Winter Carnival is typically held the first weekend in February
Cost: There isn't an entry fee for the festival, however there may be fees for individual events
Details: The Carnival Parade, held in the afternoon on Grand Avenue, reflects the colorful and eclectic nature of the festival itself. After the parade, Grand Avenue becomes a raceway for the thrilling Bed Sled Race and lanes for the Human Bowling Contest.
The day's fun concludes on Saturday evening with the traditional dance and coronation of the "Buffalo Bill" and "Annie Oakley."