Buffalo Days 2023
Save the Date for 2024 - August !6th, 17th, and 18th 2024. Here's a sneak peek: Fireworks, Lakefront Music Festival, Corn Hole Tournament, Carnival Games, 5K, Lakefront Movie, Parade, Pie Bake Off and More!Register Interest >
76th Annual Buffalo Days
-Friday, August 18th 2023-
Cowboy Paint and Sip | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Grand Lake Center
Western Themed Painting class at the Grand Lake Center with local artist Edie Dafoe. Beverages and snacks included. Register ahead of time as space is limited. Registration is open! Scroll to the bottom of the page to register. Cost is $50/person
Western Line Dancing | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Grand Lake Center
Get your cowboy boots ready and join instructor Dinah for a boot-scootin’ good time in her country western dance class! Register ahead of time as space is limited. Registration is open! Scroll to the bottom of the page to register. Cost is $20/person
Outdoor Movie Night sponsored by Lupine village | 8:00pm – 10:30pm | Town Park
Set up blankets and Watch a movie at the town park. This 90s classic will thrill all ages while we root for three family pets as they venture through mountains to return home! Fresh popcorn, and drinks available by donation. Entry is free.
-Saturday, August 19th 2023-
Buffalo Days 5k Race brought to you by the Grand Lake Center | 8:00am | Grand Lake Center
Start at the Grand Lake Center to run a 5k loop into town. Register with the Grand Lake Center here.
**CANCELLED** Rotary Club’s Pancake Breakfast | 8:00 am – 10:00 am | Town Park
Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at the Heckert pavilion in Town Park. **Unfortunately the Rotary Club of Grand Lake has decided to cancel this pancake breakfast**
Cowboy Carnival Games sponsored by Ted’s place | 10:00am – 3:00pm | Town Park
Head down to town park and play a round on the giant corn hole set, take a chance on the bull ride, challenge your friends on the timed hanging game, or enjoy giant board games! $5/ticket for the bull ride, giant corn hole and hanging game. Giant board games are free and first come first serve.
Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by Mountain Lakes Lodge | 10:00am – 3:00pm | Town Park
Register and compete for your own Buffalo Days custom board set! Courts set up at town park. Register ahead of time as space is limited. Registration is open! Scroll to the bottom of the page to register. $50/team
-This is a two person team, double elimination tournament
-Winners receive $200 cash and custom corn hole set
-Runners Up receive $100 cash
-Winners will be congratulated at the music festival at 4:45pm
Pie Baking Contest | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Town Park
Turn in your signature dessert pie and enter to win prizes and bragging rights. Register ahead of time as space is limited. Registration is open! Scroll to the bottom of the page to register. Cost to enter is $10.
- -Bakers get FREE ($10 value) admission to the Lakefront Music Festival
- NO STORE BOUGHT PIES
- Bakers must provide one entry form per HOMEMADE pie, dessert pies only.
- No pies that require refrigeration. Pies must be able to sit out for two hours before being judged.
- Pies may be single or double crusted.
- Winners will be announce at the Music Festival at 4:45pm
Pie Eating Contest | 2:30pm | Town Park
Come cheer on the Grand County Sheriffs as they compete against each other to raise funds for local nonprofits such as Grand Beginnings, Chris’ Water Rescue, Grand County Search and Rescue, and Grand County Pet Pals. Donate online now or at the event in person: https://givebutter.com/buffalodayspie. Let’s show these amazing organizations some love!
Taking Step’s Jail Photo Booth | 10:00am – 3:00pm
Take memorable western photos in our old town jail on Grand Ave. Hosted by Taking Steps for Cancer.
Buffalo BBQ sponsored by Sagebrush BBQ & Grill | 4:00pm until sold out | Lakefront Park
Sagebrush BBQ is cooking up a menu of real buffalo BBQ to enjoy during the music festival!
Lakefront Music Festival sponsored by Sagebrush BBQ & Grill | 4:00pm – 9:00pm | Lakefront Park
$10 Cover, Rain or Shine! 12 and under free
4:00-4:45 Reed Alleman
5:00–6:30 Country Music Project
7:00-9:00 Lance Rogers
Fireworks Display over Grand Lake! | 9:00pm
Thanks Town of Grand Lake, we will enjoy a 20 minute fireworks display over the lake during Lance Roger’s headline performance!
*subject to fire ban restrictions
-Sunday August 20th, 2023-
Cowboy Church | 9:00am
Gather at the gazebo to celebrate and rejoice the cowboy way with an eclectic mix of music, poetry, and humor.
Buffalo Days Cowpoke Parade | 12:30pm
Follow the herd down Grand Avenue with floats, horses, costumes, and dressed-up pups! Anyone can join in on the parade – please fill and return this application to the Chamber if you’d like to be a part of the parade!
Water Zone | 1:30pm | Gene Stover Park
After the parade, head down to Lakefront Park for some water fun area put on by Grand Lake Fire!Register Interest >
Buffalo Days 2023 Poster
Get ready for the summer Buffalo Days Festival! Download our event poster to stay in the loop with all the exciting happenings. From contests and live music to delicious food and family fun, there's something for everyone. Join us for a memorable summer adventure!Download the Poster
Register Your Place
Registration for the 2023 Buffalo Days Events are now closed.
The Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
Jump start your trip by making your first stop at the Grand Lake Chamber, conveniently located on the corner of Highway 34 (also known as Trail Ridge Road) and Grand Avenue. The Visitor’s Center has an array of handy brochures, maps and menus to help you plan your stay. Say hello to our friendly and knowledgeable staff members who can inform you of where to stay, what to eat, how to play and when community events are happening. Allow us to assist you in planning your next Colorado vacation in Grand Lake, The Soul of the Rockies and your Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park!