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, 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.

  • 119 W 3rd Street,
    Palisade
    970-464-4819 | Website
    May 06, 2017

    A family friendly Spring Celebration featuring wine, food, music and art. A family-friendly evening where kids can do sidewalk art and create clay creatures with local potters.

  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration pres. by LAAF
    Main Street,
    Grand Junction
    970-248-3658 | Website

    This marks our 37th Cinco de Mayo Celebration downtown. held on Main Street between 4th and 7th Street celebrate Cinco de Mayo from 10am-10pm.

  • 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!

  • Four Peaks 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

  • Four Peaks 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.

  • Four Peaks 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.

  • Mesa County Fair
    2785 Hwy 50,
    Grand Junction
    970-255-7107 | Website
    July 26, 2017

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

  • Mesa County Fair
    2785 Hwy 50,
    Grand Junction
    970-255-7107 | Website
    July 27, 2017

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

  • Mesa County Fair
    2785 Hwy 50,
    Grand Junction
    970-255-7107 | Website
    July 28, 2017

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

  • Mesa County Fair
    2785 Hwy 50,
    Grand Junction
    970-255-7107 | Website
    July 29, 2017

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

  • Palisade Peach Festival
    451 Pendleton St.,
    Palisade
    970-464-7458 | Website
    August 18, 2017

    The Palisade Peach Festival is held the third weekend of August every year at Riverbend Park in Palisade.

  • Palisade Peach Festival
    451 Pendleton St.,
    Palisade
    970-464-7458 | Website
    August 19, 2017

    The Palisade Peach Festival is held the third weekend of August every year at Riverbend Park in Palisade.

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

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