Spring and summer in Grand Junction, Colorado, mean the events calendar blooms right alongside the flowers. There are plenty of ways to get outdoors and celebrate local culture. Fruita, Colorado’s Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, which takes place in late May, honors the memory of the infamous chicken that survived 18 months after his head was chopped off. The Palisade Peach Festival, which takes place every August, celebrates the sweet side of local farming with a peach-eating contest, live music and lots more. For music lovers, be sure to check out Grand Junction’s annual Country Jam, a four-day festival featuring some big-name headliners, and the Downtown Art and Music Festival. There are plenty of other outdoor music events around Grand Junction, too, including summer music series hosted by the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and several local wineries. If you’re visiting in the fall, be sure to keep an eye out for the Grand Valley Art and Craft Fairs as well as Palisade’s Feast in the Streets. 

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  • Alternative Health Expo
    159 Main Street,
    Grand Junction
    970-639-0819 | Website
    March 25, 2017
    A day of Wellness exploration with professionals from around the West.
  • Business Expo pres. by the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce
    324 N. Coulson,
    Fruita
    970-858-3894 | Website

    The Fruita Area Chamber presents The 2017 Business Expo showcasing Fruita Chamber member businesses. Thursday, April 6th from 4-7 PM at the Fruita Community Center.

  • Palisade International Honeybee Festival
    3rd & Main, Downtown Palisade,
    Palisade
    970-464-5777 | Website

    Palisade International Honey Bee Festival 2017| Saturday, April 8th, 2017 | Join us for a fun-filled and educational day of celebrating the industrious honeybee.

  • Southwest Arborfest
    12th and Gunnison,
    Grand Junction
    970-254-3866 | Website
    April 22, 2017

    Don't miss the 16th annual SOUTHWEST ARBOR FEST Saturday, April 22nd from Noon-5 PM. Beer tasting admission fee $20.

  • Fruita Fat Tire Festival
    South Park Square,
    Fruita
    303-635-2815 | Website
    April 27, 2017

    2017 marks the 22nd year of this Singletrack Mountain Bike tradition.

  • Fruita Fat Tire Festival
    South Park Square,
    Fruita
    303-635-2815 | Website
    April 28, 2017

    2017 marks the 22nd year of this Singletrack Mountain Bike tradition.

  • Fruita Fat Tire Festival
    South Park Square,
    Fruita
    303-635-2815 | Website
    April 29, 2017

    2017 marks the 22nd year of this Singletrack Mountain Bike tradition.

  • Fruita Fat Tire Festival
    South Park Square,
    Fruita
    303-635-2815 | Website
    April 30, 2017

    2017 marks the 22nd year of this Singletrack Mountain Bike tradition.

  • Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival
    120 W. Eighth St.,
    Palisade
    970-464-7458 | Website

    Saturday, May 6th come out for the 4th Annual Brew & Cruise Festival from Noon-5 PM at Palisade Veterans Memorial Park. Rain or shine event.

  • Grand Valley Beer Fest at CMU
    CMU - University Center,
    Grand Junction
    970-248-1503 | Website

    Indoor beer tasting event with over 70 different breweries; small selection of wine will also be available. Designated Drivers receive free admission.

  • Grand Junction Renaissance Faire
    Riverside Parkway & 7th Street,
    Grand Junction
    970-462-7795 | Website

    There's something for the whole family in our enchanted faire!

  • Grand Junction Renaissance Faire
    Riverside Parkway & 7th Street,
    Grand Junction
    970-462-7795 | Website

    There's something for the whole family in our enchanted faire!

  • Downtown Music Festival
    Main St.,
    Grand Junction
    970-245-9697 | Website

    May 19-21, 2017 | Downtown Grand Junction | Main Street comes alive for a full weekend with music performed by local and national artists. A celebration of music, this outdoor event features live m

  • Downtown Music Festival
    Main St.,
    Grand Junction
    970-245-9697 | Website

    May 19-21, 2017 | Downtown Grand Junction | Main Street comes alive for a full weekend with music performed by local and national artists. A celebration of music, this outdoor event features live m

  • Beer, Gear, & Grub - Fruita
    455 Kokopelli Center,
    Fruita
    970-858-3894 | Website

    Beer, Gear (equipment swap), & Grub at Fruita's Southside Marketplace on Saturday, May 20th from Noon -6 PM.

  • disAbility Health Fair
    740 Gunnison Ave,
    Grand Junction
    970-241-0315 | Website
    May 20, 2017
    1st regional Disability Health Fair providing Screenings, Demonstrations, Activities & Resource Info for the Disability Community. Food & Door Prizes!
  • Downtown Music Festival
    Main St.,
    Grand Junction
    970-245-9697 | Website

    May 19-21, 2017 | Downtown Grand Junction | Main Street comes alive for a full weekend with music performed by local and national artists. A celebration of music, this outdoor event features live m

  • Mike the Headless Chicken Festival
    325 E. Aspen Avenue,
    Fruita
    970-858-0360 | Website

    Celebrate the 18th Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival June 2-3, 2017 in Fruita, Colorado. This festival is dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken's will to live.

  • Mike the Headless Chicken Festival
    325 E. Aspen Avenue,
    Fruita
    970-858-0360 | Website

    Celebrate the 18th Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival June 2-3, 2017 in Fruita, Colorado. This festival is dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken's will to live.

  • Kiwanis Pancake Day and Funfest
    159 Main St,
    Grand Junction
    970-260-1523 | Website
    Enjoy a pancake breakfast that includes ham & eggs while raising money for childrens programs in Mesa County.
  • Mesa County Fair
    2785 Hwy 50,
    Grand Junction
    970-255-7107 | Website
    July 25, 2017

    The Mesa County Fair is an annual celebration of the county, its residents, community and history.

The end of summer brings a bountiful harvest to the Grand Valley and a reason to celebrate all things peach and wine.

Grand Junction is Colorado’s Wine Country: Just a few hours we

Whether you’re planning a bachelorette party or just an indulgent retreat with a few close friends, Grand Junction has great options for a girls-o