Carnival in the Rockies!
By mid-winter, the excitement of the holidays are over and many people are looking for a fun diversion. On February 5, 2011 downtown Grand Lake pulls out all the stops to host a festival that's as unique, quirky, and laughter-inducing as you can find. The Grand Lake Winter Carnival is a day of off-beat fun combining parades, contests, races, and merriment - so dust off your halloween costumes and get ready to join the fun! This year the theme is "A Space Oddity", so there will be Snow-alien contests (How much fun is that? A snowman with three heads, tenticles, and antennae...my creative juices are flowing), flying saucer human bowling, comet teapot curling and more. There are great activities to do with the kids too: a steeplechase, and parent and child sled pull to name a few. After sundown, the sky will be ablaze with an awesome fireworks display and space creatures will cut a rug at the annual ball.