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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  • Fasching 2016 [German Mardi Gras]
    1224 N 25th St.,
    Grand Junction
    970-209-9241 | Website

    FASCHING 2016 on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 starting at 6 PM at SERGIO'S: 1224 N 25th STREET.

  • Mesas to Monuments Quilt Show
    910 N 12th Street,
    Grand Junction
    970-241-2688 | Website
    There will be much to draw your attention...
  • Western Slope on Tap
    2785 Hwy 50,
    Grand Junction
    970-242-7788 | Website
    March 12, 2016

    The Western Slope On Tap Craft Beer Festival Saturday, March 12th at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.

  • Mesas to Monuments Quilt Show
    910 N 12th Street,
    Grand Junction
    970-241-2688 | Website
    There will be much to draw your attention...
  • Edesia Wine & Food Festival (Fundraiser for Marillac Clinic)
    777 Grande River Drive,
    Palisade
    970-464-5777 | Website

    Edesia, A Palisade Culinary Wine & Spirits Adventure | Sunday, April 3, 2016 at The Wine Country Inn - Must be 21 to attend | Join us for exquisite food, wine and spirits during the Edesia celebrat

  • Palisade International Honey Bee Festival - 8th Annual
    3rd & Main, Downtown Palisade,
    Palisade
    970-464-5777 | Website

    Palisade International Honey Bee Festival 2016 | Friday & Saturday, April 8th and 9th, 2065 | Join us for two fun-filled and educational days of celebrating the industrious honeybee.

  • BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair
    159 Main St.,
    Grand Junction
    970-243-8829 | Website

    The BEACON Senior Newspaper is having a party and you're invited. The 16th annual BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Southwest Arborfest
    12th and Gunnison,
    Grand Junction
    970-254-3866 | Website
    April 23, 2016

    Earth Day has teamed up with Southwest Arbor Fest to kick off the season with the first large outdoor festival of the year. Noon-5 PM. Beer tasting $20.

  • South Park Square,
    Fruita
    303-635-2815 | Website
    April 28, 2016

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

  • South Park Square,
    Fruita
    303-635-2815 | Website
    April 29, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Downtown Music Festival
    Main St.,
    Grand Junction

    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

    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

    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

  • 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.

  • Mesa County Fair
    2785 Hwy 50,
    Grand Junction
    970-256-1528 | Website
    July 12, 2016

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

  • Mesa County Fair
    2785 Hwy 50,
    Grand Junction
    970-256-1528 | Website
    July 13, 2016

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

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.

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