Grand Junction is a mecca for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, so it’s no surprise that numerous sporting events and competitions take place in this scenic part of Colorado. Bike races, a music festival, a junior college baseball championship tournament, and even a wakeboarding state championship happen here in Grand Junction. Check out these upcoming sporting events and start making plans to participate or spectate!

June 28 – June 30, 2024: World Wake Association (WWA) Colorado State Championships

Wakeboarder at Imondi Wake Zone

Watch as professional wake sport athletes fly through the air and perform some of the sport's most technical tricks and techniques. Grab your friends and family and head to the WWA Colorado State Championships to catch some of the best wakeboarders and wake surfers in the state. It’s a great spectator sport! 

August 10, 2024: Just Peachy 5K & 10K

The Just Peachy 5K and 10K are held outside Grand Junction in Palisade. Views of the surrounding area and the varying distances make this race fun for beginners and families. Event participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher medal, peaches, and other exciting prizes. 

Grand Junction hosts high-caliber events all year, so check out the events calendar to see other events in Grand Junction. Book your hotel at one of the many lodging options and check out the various dining options in the area.


In case you missed it, below is a list of events that have already passed. Don't worry because many of the below will return in 2025, so plan ahead for next year!

May 10 & 11, 2024: Grand Junction Rides & Vibes Downtown Music Fest

Downtown Rides & Vibes

Two days of live music, crit bike races, food trucks, craft brews, and outdoor vendors in Downtown Grand Junction. Grand Junction Ride & Vibes is one of the largest and most popular events in Downtown all year. Enjoy the live music for free while you sip on a craft beer brewed locally, or sign up to race for a chance to win $5,000.


June 2, 2024: Grand Valley Yoga Fest

Woman Doing Yoga in CNM

Grand Valley Yoga Fest offers a transformative experience of connection, rejuvenation, and joy while supporting the local community. All proceeds go to vital mental health and suicide awareness programs. With diverse yoga styles, meditation, and philosophy talks, join in on the fun and unite, recharge, and make a difference together.

June 7-9, 2024: Colorado Special Olympics Summer Games

Special Olympic Athletes

Attend the Special Olympics Colorado State Games for inspiration and camaraderie as athletes compete in track & field, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, and swimming at Colorado Mesa University. Witnessing the athletes compete with unwavering passion and determination is incredibly moving. Their grit and resilience serve as a powerful reminder of the human spirit’s boundless potential.