Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, Winter Park, Colorado, has abundant activities, unique natural vistas, friendly people and an ideal location for your next summer vacation.
While many people associate cities like Winter Park with winter activities and events, the warm weather months are packed full of fun things to do. The outdoor landscape is absolutely breathtaking and ideal for almost any outdoor activity that you can imagine. The city lays claim to a wide selection of great parks and public areas such as: Central Park, Lake Baldwin Park, Kraft Azalea Garden and Ward Park. If you venture further into the stunning wilderness, you’ll find additional opportunities for things to do. Byers Peak Trail, Columbine Lake Trail and High Lonesome Trail are perfect for hiking, exploring, photography and wildlife viewing. In close proximity to town you’ll encounter multiple lakes, rivers and streams that carry their own set of activites. A few places to check out include: Shadow Mountain Lake, Lake Granby and Grand Lake. From fishing to sunbathing, it's all here. Regardless of what you're into, Winter Park has it. Local events like The Divide Music Festival are fun and a great way to familiarize yourself with the community.
While this may only be the first year of The Divide Music Festival, they are looking to make a big impression. This one-of-a-kind event takes great live music and combines it with a variety of different outdoor activities. The things to do at the festival will include swimming, mountain biking, yoga and the list goes on. In addition to all the activities, there will be ample opportunities for relaxation. The event will feature a beer garden for anyone over 21 and an assortment of food vendors serving up a variety of meals. If you love the outdoors, music, and adventure, you won't find a better event. We got the chance to interview Luke Rothschild, Representative for The Divide Music Festival, to talk about this great music event.
RAL: Tell me a little bit about the event.
LR: This is a first year event put on by a local Denver company, Team Player Productions. They have been responsible for putting on the Taste of Fort Collins for the last 20 years, plus they organize an additional 35 events per year.
RAL: What is the typical demographic makeup of the event? Children? Families? Couples?
LR: This year we are looking at between 5-10k attendees per day. Most of our attendees are people between ages of 20 and 40. It's primarily an active nightlife and/or outdoor adventurous crowd. There is no programming specifically for children, but all are welcome at the festival.
RAL: What makes this event unique?
LR: What really makes Divide unique is the way the event highlights adventure sports and outdoor activities. There will be yoga classes, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, rafting and so much more! We have a world-class lineup of live music all weekend, and enough fun things to do to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast.
RAL: Take me through what people will find at the event. Include activities, food and overall environment.
LR: At Divide Music Festival, we offer a number of activities. Yoga every morning, guided hikes and biking trips everyday as well as a bunch of other mountain oriented activities around the area. Attendees can enjoy a full beer garden filled with local craft beers and top notch local food vendors. Music starts at 2:45 pm on Friday, then on Saturday and Sunday the music starts at noon.
The environment here has a lively and fun Colorado feel. Enjoy the outdoors while you’re surrounded by the Rockies during the day and get down to the great lineup of music we have all day and night! The Continental Divide isn’t a bad backdrop to have for the weekend.
RAL: What can an attendee expect to find for local lodging?
LR: We have a couple of options in terms of lodging for this festival. Our official lodging headquarters is Winter Park Resort. We have also teamed up with Destinations West and Stay Winter Park so that people can rent apartments / condominiums that are specific for their wants and needs. Along with that, the car/RV camping onsite is gorgeous and perched right above the festival grounds, and accessible by magic carpet.
RAL: What does the event mean to the community?
LR: We look forward to bringing like-minded people together to experience unique adventures embracing the outdoors, while also having individuals bond over the power of music. We hope to take the Colorado outdoor festival scene to a new level.
RAL: Does this drive business to your local economy?
LR: Yes! We are working with local breweries, local food vendors, and lots of other Colorado based companies to create an atmosphere of community interaction that will help everyone.
RAL: Why should people come to your event?
LR: This is the perfect all-in-one Colorado getaway. You get the full experience of a lovely mountain town, the expansive outdoors, the local food and beer, and the epic music lineup. Divide has everything you need to escape the city and have an incredible weekend!
For more information about The Divide Music Festival, please visit their website.