The 68th Grand Lake Buffalo BBQ, held since 1947, this year takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and 19th. On Saturday, the day begins at 7 a.m. with the Rotary pancake breakfast in the park, to be followed by a 5K run. Then, from noon until it runs out, farm-raised buffalo with all the fixin’s will be served at the lakefront. There’ll be entertainment, too: lots of music, beer and spirits, and plenty of activities for kids.

Buffalo, Buffalo Barbecue, Grand Lake, COBuffalo barbecue will again be served on Sunday, preceded by Cowboy Church in the Park. And be sure to catch the Buffalo Parade down Grand Avenue at 1 p.m. There will also be arts and crafts, sidewalk sales, and bingo in the park. If you’re in the area, why not drive over and check it out? For more information, see the festival website.