Grand Junction, CO
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Annual Local Events
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Taste of the Valley
February 3, 2020
Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley is a food festival featuring a wide array of local restaurants, catering companies and food products.
Exhibitors provide samples of their food and/or beverage, and participants enjoy an evening of tasting and fun, all while supporting United Way of Mesa County. Attendees get to vote for the best in categories.
Fruita Fat Tire Festival
May 7 - May 9, 2021
One of the most beloved endurance events on the western slope. With a fast and fun singletrack lap located within the "posh environs" of Highline Lake State Park, with its green grass and warm showers, makes this a great race to kick off the season. Get your buddies together for a great weekend of racing and don't forget to check out the new "Coed Geezer" categories!!
Grand Junction Off-Road & Four Peaks Downtown Music Festival
May 29 - May 31, 2020
The Alpine Bank Junior College Baseball World Series has been a staple event in Grand Junction for over 60 years! JUCO draws amazing young baseball players full of talent, commitment, and enthusiasm. Players, coaches, and fans are all swept up in the thrilling moments of America's favorite pastime. A week of great fun and lasting memories for all ages!
Mike the Headless Chicken Festival
Celebrate the 21st Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival May 29th and May 3oth, 2020, in Fruita, Colorado. This festival is dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken’s will to live. Events such as a 5k run, disc golf tournament, wing and peep eating contests, live music, delicious food, and artisan booths make this a weekend to remember.
Food Truck Fridays
May 22-Sept 18, 2020
Mobile food courts that rotate Friday locations in downtown Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade. Enjoy delicious food from multiple food vendors offering a wide variety of options all in one place, live local music, and family fun!
Movies Under the Stars
July 3 - September 4, 2020
“Movies Under the Stars” is the major fund raiser for the Glade Park Volunteer Fire Department. On summer Fridays, hundreds load up their families and drive up from Grand Junction to Glade Park, CO, to cool off and eat at the grill (only open during the movie) and watch a FREE family movie under stars that are bright and plentiful. For locals it is a place to visit with neighbors, and show support for the Fire Department by volunteering to flip burgers and brats at the grill and concession stand.
Downtown Farmer's Market
July 9 - September 24, 2020
From 5:30-8:30pm every Thursday, The Downtown Farmers’ Market is summertime’s signature event in Grand Junction, and is a showcase of farm products from the Western Slope and around Colorado. It's a summer-long community event series drawing an estimated 5,000 visitors per week.
Independence Day Parade
July 4, 2020 10:00am
Mesa County Fair
July 14 - July 18, 2020
The Mesa County Fair is held each July in Grand Junction, Colorado,
at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. Our events attract visitors from
all over Western Colorado, Colorado, and Utah since 1887!
West Star Aviation Air Show
Check out the high-flying, rip-roaring, speed-breaking action at the Grand Junction Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels along with various air and ground performers, as well as interactive displays!
Palisade Peach Festival
August 13 - August 15, 2020
The Palisade Peach Festival is one of the original agricultural festivals in Colorado honoring our rich bounty and history. It’s Peach Mania! Plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, activities for kids, and opportunities to explore Palisade via outdoor recreation.
Pork and Hops
September 11 - September 12, 2020
Colorado Pork 'n Hops BBQ Challenge features several American events! Try barbeque from award-winning cooking teams or enter the Amateur BBQ Competition. Enjoy your favorite mircro brews from around the region and listen to some of your favorite local bands at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction. Gates open 4:00pm Friday and 12:00pm Saturday.
Colorado Mountain Wine Fest
September 17 - September 20, 2020
Take in all that Colorado Winefest has to offer from food and wine pairings, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars and more.
The “Festival in the Park” takes place on Saturday, September 21, 2019, and is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations & seminars!
Parade of Lights
December 5, 2020 5:00 - 7:00pm
The Parade of Lights features spectacular, never-before-seen floats, performing groups, local community groups and more! Each year seems to outdo the previous year! This event will sell out! The parade starts at Belknap and Throckmorton. Get ready to be dazzled!
You will enjoy a wide variety of local restaurants. More information in photo captions.
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For a complete list of Grand Junction area restaurants click here!
Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries
Good friends and good beer.
Colorado is one of the leading states in the revival of craft beer! Western Colorado is no different. In the Grand Valley alone we have 7+ breweries for you to choose your favorite local brew. For a complete list of Grand Junction area Breweries click here!
Don't have to travel far for a fine drink!
Colorado Wine Country
Over 20 wineries to explore!
Some of Colorado's best wine can be found in the Grand Valley.
Enjoy passing time while wine tasting and touring over 20 vineyards nestled in between the mesas and red rock cliffs of Mesa County. For a complete list of Grand Junction area Wineries click here!
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