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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  • Fruita Fat Tire Festival
    South Park Square,
    Fruita
    303-635-2815 | Website
    April 30, 2016

    2016 marks the 21st year of this Singletrack Mountain Bike tradition.

  • Grand Junction Renaissance Faire
    715 Struthers Avenue,
    Grand Junction
    970-462-7795 | Website

    We invite you to come and be a part of our wonderful world. Come take a look at our magnificent renaissance history and lifestyle that surrounds these festive traditions.

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

    Come out to the GJ Renaissance Faire hosted by Juniper Ridge Community School Apr 29-May1. Friday: 3-8 PM | Saturday: 10AM-8PM | Sunday: 10AM-4PM.

  • Canceled!! - Maifest - German Celebration of Spring
    905 Struthers Ave.,
    Grand Junction
    970-242-2657 | Website

    Canceled due to inclimate weather forecast!!

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

    Come out to the GJ Renaissance Faire hosted by Juniper Ridge Community School Apr 29-May1. Friday: 3-8 PM | Saturday: 10AM-8PM | Sunday: 10AM-4PM.

  • Olympus - Colorado West Pride Fest 2016
    Downtown Grand Junction,
    Grand Junction

    The 4th Annual Colorado West Pride Festival Presents: 

    Theater Night - Thursday, May 5, 2015 at Mesa Theater • 8pm • $5 • 18+

  • Olympus - Colorado West Pride Fest 2016
    Downtown Grand Junction,
    Grand Junction

    The 4th Annual Colorado West Pride Festival Presents: 

    Theater Night - Thursday, May 5, 2015 at Mesa Theater • 8pm • $5 • 18+

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

    Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival Friday and Saturday, May 6th & 7th

    Friday, May  6th We are hosting a street dance with beer garden and music.

  • Olympus - Colorado West Pride Fest 2016
    Downtown Grand Junction,
    Grand Junction

    The 4th Annual Colorado West Pride Festival Presents: 

    Theater Night - Thursday, May 5, 2015 at Mesa Theater • 8pm • $5 • 18+

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

    Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival Friday and Saturday, May 6th & 7th

    Friday, May  6th We are hosting a street dance with beer garden and music.

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration (36th Annual)
    Main Street,
    Grand Junction
    970-248-3658 | Website

    In Downtown Grand Junction May 7th on Main Street between 4th and 7th Street celebrate Cinco de Mayo from 10am-10pm.

    Variety of art, craft and food vendors and entertainment.

  • Olympus - Colorado West Pride Fest 2016
    Downtown Grand Junction,
    Grand Junction

    The 4th Annual Colorado West Pride Festival Presents: 

    Theater Night - Thursday, May 5, 2015 at Mesa Theater • 8pm • $5 • 18+

  • Grand Valley Beer Festival (5th Annual)
    1455 N. 12th Street,
    Grand Junction
    970-248-1503 | Website

    From 5-9 PM | Ticket Price $30 pre-sale and $35 at the door | Proceeds Support the Maverick Club's Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund | Live music, tasting and people's choice competition, craft brew

  • Bloomin Deals Plant Sale
    641 Struthers Ave,
    Grand Junction
    970-245-3288 | Website

    Vendors will be selling natural products and potted plants. We will have a multitude of vendors for this event.

    Proceeds benefit the Botanical Gardens.

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

    May 20-22, 2015 | 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 20-22, 2015 | 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

  • 119 W 3rd Street,
    Palisade
    970-464-4819 | Website
    May 21, 2016
    A family friendly Spring Celebration featuring live art demonstrations and live music from Palmas Duo.
  • Downtown Music Festival
    Main St.,
    Grand Junction
    970-245-9697 | Website

    May 20-22, 2015 | 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

  • Western Colorado Economic Summit
    1100 North Ave,
    Grand Junction
    970-245-4332 | Website
    The Economic Summit will provide an in-depth look at local economic development, including key industry concerns, improving education and workforce in the Grand Valley, Jump-Start Mesa County and othe
  • Mike the Headless Chicken Festival
    325 E. Aspen Avenue,
    Fruita
    970-858-0360 | Website

    Celebrate the 17th Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival June 3-4, 2016 in Fruita, Colorado. This festival is dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken's will to live.

  • Colorado State Square Dance Festival (61st Annual)
    1100 North Ave.,
    Grand Junction
    970-434-3543 | Website

    The Colorado West Area Square and Round Dance Council will host the 61st Annual Colorado State Square Dance Festival on June 3-4, 2016 at Colorado Mesa University.

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

    Celebrate the 17th Annual Mike the Headless Chicken Festival June 3-4, 2016 in Fruita, Colorado. This festival is dedicated to the amazing story of one chicken's will to live.

  • Vintage Motorcycle Show (Palisade)
    Downtown Palisade, CO,
    Palisade
    970-216-8633 | Website

    Live music and free admission for the 8th Annual Vintage & Custom Motorcucle Show on June 4th from 10am-3pm in downtown Palisade, CO.

Music festivals, desert races and delicious culinary experiences are just a taste of what’s on the menu this summer in Grand Junction.

The Grand Mesa always features spectacular colors, but fall is a special season as the leaves change.

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