Celebrate Memorial Day in Grand Junction with a week of unforgettable events and festivals! Plan to visit during the holiday weekend or arrive early to partake in the local festivities all week long. For a full list of events in Grand Junction, check out the Grand Junction Event Calendar


Western States Classic Six-Horse Hitch Classic: May 17 - May 19, 2024

Wild West Classic Horse Hitch Shootout

Saddle up, partner! The WSC Six-Horse Hitch Classic is slated for May 17 through May 19 at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. Watch as these draft horses are judged based on conformation, movement, and overall presentation as they elegantly trot around the arena. Load up the family and throw on your pearl snap shirt or favorite Daisy Dukes for a hoof-stomping good time.


Grand Valley River Fest: May 18, 2024

Grand Valley River Fest

Dive into the excitement at the 3rd Annual Grand Valley River Fest on May 18th from 11 am - 4 pm, benefiting RiversEdge West and the Save-a-Life Jacket Program. Enjoy live music from Tim & Richard, Ruby Horsethief, and Stray Grass while savoring a picnic on the lawn at Las Colonias Park. Visit the Beer Garden featuring local brews, indulge in food trucks, and explore the Community Gear Swap. Join thrilling activities including SUP Yoga, Slackline Exhibition, Paddle Board Jousting, Throw Bag Tournament, and the Rubber Ducky Race, with a chance to win a paddleboard! Admission is free, and pre-registration is required for specific events.


Peach Street Revival at Roice-Hurst Wüffstock Music Festival: May 19, 2024

Dog With Paw of Up

Get ready to groove with your furry friends at Wüffstock! Hosted at the stunning Western Colorado Botanical Gardens for an evening of tail-wagging fun and live music featuring local bands Peach Street Revival and Tim+Richard. Bring your dog and enjoy various delicious offerings from food trucks, sip on refreshing drinks, and sway to a mix of original tunes and classic rock covers. Doors open at 3:00 PM, Tim+Richard taking the stage at 4:00 PM, followed by Peach Street Revival at 5:00 PM. Don't miss out on this paw-some celebration of music, food, and canine companionship at Wüffstock!


Mesa Theater Events

Music Venue with Hands in Air

Mesa Theater is a premier live entertainment and events venue in Downtown Grand Junction. This iconic and historic locale hosts an eclectic array of performances, from concerts featuring local and national bands across various genres like rock, country, and indie, to comedy shows, theatrical productions, and community events. With its intimate yet dynamic atmosphere and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, Mesa Theater promises unforgettable experiences. Check out some of their events during Memorial Day Weekend!



Sip & Stitch Tuesdays at Whitewater Hill Vineyards: May 21, 2024

Sip & Stitch

Sip & Stitch Tuesdays at Whitewater Hill Vineyards celebrates creativity, community, and connection. Whether knitting a cozy scarf, embroidering a masterpiece, or scripting calligraphy, this gathering welcomes all crafters with open arms. Mingle with fellow artisans and share your passion projects. Amidst the artsy atmosphere, indulge in the delicious potluck offerings – bring something you would like to share (not required). Glasses of wine are discounted at 25%, and every sip becomes a toast to the joy of creation and the camaraderie found in crafting. Come as you are, bring your creativity and your latest project and let Sip & Stitch Tuesdays ignite your imagination.


Music in the Grapevines - Stray Grass: May 21, 2024

Music in the Grapevines

Prepare for an enchanting "handcrafted acoustic Americana" evening with Stray Grass at the scenic Two Rivers Winery & Chateau! Gates open at 6 pm, allowing you to settle in with a delightful picnic dinner before the music kicks off at 7 pm. Sip on exquisite wines from Two Rivers Winery, available by the glass or bottle, as you immerse yourself in the soulful tunes of Stray Grass under the open sky.

Colorado Stampede: May 24 – May 26, 2024

Bull Rider in rodeo

Get ready to experience the excitement of the Colorado Stampede Rodeo in Grand Junction, Colorado, this Memorial Day Weekend! From the thunderous hooves of bareback riding to the lightning-fast action of barrel racing, this rodeo promises heart-pounding thrills and unforgettable moments. Feel the tension as courageous cowboys take on snorting, twisting bulls for eight seconds. Marvel at the precision of roping events and watch the lassos fly. Beyond the exhilarating competitions, the Colorado Stampede celebrates the spirit of the Wild West. If you're seeking an experience that blends athleticism with Western heritage, look no further than the Colorado Stampede Rodeo. 


Country Night @ Mama Ree’s After Dark: May 25, 2024

Step into Grand Junction's vibrant country scene at Mama Ree's After Dark for the ultimate Country Night experience! Get ready to kick up your heels on the massive dance floor as you swing to all your favorite country tunes. Cheers to the drink specials and connect with fellow country music enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned two-stepper or just looking to let loose and have a good time, Mama Ree's After Dark promises an evening filled with great music and a western beat with a bit of twang.  


Cross Orchards Antique Truck Show: May 25, 2024

Vintage Antique Truck Show

Rev up your excitement and cruise over to Cross Orchards for the Antique Truck Show! As the engines roar and the nostalgia flows, immerse yourself in a world of timeless treasures and classic craftsmanship. Explore rows of meticulously restored antique trucks, each representing a story of bygone eras and the American spirit of ingenuity. Every truck aficionado will find something to admire, from sleek classics to rugged workhorses. There will be a variety of trendy food vendors, live music, and activities for all ages. Veteran collectors and vintage lovers will enjoy the Cross Orchards Antique Truck Show.


Junior College World Series: May 25 – June 1, 2024

JUCO Runner Rounding the Bases

Get ready to witness the next generation of Major League Baseball stars be discovered at the Junior College World Series! This premier Grand Junction event brings together top nationwide collegiate talent for a showdown of skill, determination, and sportsmanship. Every game is a thrilling display of athleticism and teamwork, from nail-biting extra innings to jaw-dropping home runs. Watch these young athletes chase their dreams and leave it all on the field to pursue championship glory. Buy some peanuts and cracker jacks and create lifelong memories at the Junior College World Series!


Pickin’ in the Rockies: May 26, 2024

Pickin In The Rockies

Gather your kinfolk and head down to Pickin' in The Rockies, a family-friendly festival nestled in the picturesque landscapes of the Grand Junction area. Experience a rip-roaring, foot-stomping, hand-clapping good time with world-class, upbeat entertainment. From award-winning country to toe-tapping bluegrass, the lineup features top-notch talent, including Keaton Brown, Peggy Malone, Caroline Owens, Williamson Branch, Rocky Mountain Ramblers, and Carson Peters & Iron Mountain! Grab your lawn chairs, bring the little ones, and enjoy a day at Pickin' in The Rockies!

For more events in Grand Junction, check out the official Grand Junction event calendar!

Grand Junction has a variety of affordable lodging, from hotels to motels, B&Bs to vacation homes, RV parks to campsites, so you can afford to stay an extra night or two!