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Grand Junction, CO
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MESA COUNTY: MONUMENTS, MESAS, MEMORIES
Enjoy the wide variety of trails from the wooded Grand Mesa National Forest, to breathtaking Mt Garfield, to the majesty of the Colorado National Monument!
Enjoy spacious greens with some of the best views in Colorado when you golf in Mesa County. The Colorado National Monument, Grand Mesa & Bookcliffs form dramatic backdrops to this unique combination of untouched high desert & greenways.
Mesa County has become a major mountain biking destination, with bikers coming from across the country to enjoy the epic trails and beautiful scenery.
Mesa County offers amazing angling opportunities. Sitting at 10,000 ft elevation, the Grand Mesa, described as the worlds largest flattop mountain, has more than 300 lakes. Those looking to enjoy some fishing will always be able to find a beautiful place to cast a line!
Get out and enjoy the great outdoors! Excellent campsites, beautiful lakes, fun trails, wildlife, and enchanting countryside make camping in Mesa County a favorite pastime.
Ski Powderhorn Mountain
Tucked alongside the northern edge of beautiful Grand Mesa, Powderhorn Mountain Resort offers breathtaking views and over 1,600 acres of mountain terrain. Enjoy a stress-free, relaxing getaway.
Canoeing & Rafting
See the Grand Valley from a different view! Located alongside the Colorado River, the Grand Junction area allows several options for water sports. From white water rafting to stand up paddle boarding, you're sure to find a water activity to suit your taste!
Nestled between valleys and plateaus, providing excellent conditions for growing world-class wine grapes, the Grand Valley is home to more than 20 wineries and vineyards. Explore western Colorado's boutique wineries, fertile vineyards and vino-related events!
Annual Local Events
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Taste of the Valley
February 6th, 2017
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
April 27-April 30 2017
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!!
May 27-June 3 2017
The 2017 Alpine Bank JUCO World Series kicks off May 27nd with the annual banquet. Games begin on Saturday, May 27th. The Alpine Bank Junior College World Series has been a staple event in Grand Junction for over 60 years! See you at the ballpark!
Mike the Headless Chicken Festival
June 2 & 3 2017
Celebrate the 19th Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival June 2nd and 3rd, 2017, in Fruita, Colorado. USA Mike is "Going for the Gold". 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!
Movies Under the Stars
June 9th-August 18th 2017
“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
June 22nd-September 14th 2017
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 4th 2017 10:00am
Mesa County Fair
July 25th-29th 2017
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!
Palisade Peach Festival
August 17th-20th 2017
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 8th & 9th 2017
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 14th-17th 2017
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 16, 2017 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
November 19th 2017 6:00pm
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!
Museum of the West
The Museum of the West offers a thousand years of history that can be experienced. “Ride” in a stagecoach, “fly” a 1958 Cessna from Walker Field or gaze upon an ancient cup and ladle from the Anasazi. Study Ute and Fremont Rock Art, see the real firearms that outlaws used, sit in a one-room schoolhouse, and visit the Pastime saloon to experience western Americana at its best. See what our exhibits hold for you here!
Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool
This 50 meter outdoor pool features a waterslide, Splash Pad water playground, a 13' diving well with 1 meter and 3 meter diving boards, and a separate, shallow water (2' - 4') instructional tank. The pool has an extensive grass area, concession area, shade shelters, and pool deck furniture. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Click here for more information.
The Children's Nature Center
The Children's Nature Center (CNC) is the only living museum within a 250-mile radius that exhibits exotic animals in naturalist habitats. The center hosts more than 120 unique creatures, ranging from 13-foot pythons to 1-inch-long dart frogs to lively stingrays.
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The Fun Factory
The Indoor Soft Playground at KidzPlex is Affordable Fun in any weather, known for its friendly staff. ZipLine, Slide, Mountain climb, Mirror mazes, Cargo net, Tunnels, Balls and more provide hours of fun and exercise as well as social interaction!
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Susan Rowland believes in children and she believes in music. She is excited about the way that Kindermusik brings children and music together for life. Susan grew up with music in her home and studied music throughout high school and college. Her education includes elementary education and music at Colorado Mesa State and Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Susan received her preschool/childcare director qualifications through the University of the Rockies in Denver. She has been actively involved in the care and education of young children for over 18 years.
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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.
Don't have to travel far for a fine drink!
Looking for something different from hops and grapes? Local distilleries provide a wide verity of spirits to wet your whistle!
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.
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