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Best Summer Events In Grand Junction

Best Summer Events in Grand Junction
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Lather on the sunscreen, put on a smile, and enjoy the the best summer events and festivals to hit the Grand Valley. As temperatures are rising, so is the urge to get out and participate in local happenings. Mark your calendars with these top summer events near Grand Junction:


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Steen Wackerhausen, ThinkStock

Tab Benoit

June 12th
 
 

Opening the Riverfront Concert Series at the Colorado River State Park, Tab Benoit brings the sound of the Louisiana bayou to Fruita, CO. Tab Benoit is recognized as a talented Blues entertainer, Grammy nominee, and a conservationist working save the Louisiana wetlands.

 
Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival
Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival
 

This 6th annual event is held at the Riverbend Park in Palisade, CO. This festival includes musical performances by The Infamous Stringdusters, The Wood Brothers, Hackenshaw Boys, Chatham County Line and more. Soak in the greatness of bluegrass jams with a craft beer in hand and local cuisine in belly.

 
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Sherri Camp, ThinkStock

North Fork Uncorked

June 14th-15th
 
 

This Father's Day weekend take advantage of the hiking, fishing and biking of the North Fork Valley while ending your day with a visit to the local wineries for tours and tasting. Wineries will be open from 11AM-6PM.

 
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Adam Porter

Country Jam

June 19th-22nd
 
 

Boots, beats, and booze; Country Jam 2014 is the largest music festival on the western slope, presenting performers such as Jake Owen, Lady Antebellum, Eric ChurchBrantley Gilbert and more.

 
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WaveBreak Media

Paonia Cherry Days

July 4th-5th
 
 

The 68th annual Paonia Cherry Days include a fly-casting competition, vendors, music, and even a wood splitting event.

 
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Michael Valdez, ThinkStock
 

Capture this magnificent firework display beginning at dusk at Snooks Bottom in Fruita, CO. Among the awe of the sparkling fireworks, take a moment to appreciate the country we call home.

 
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George Frey, Getty Images
 

Starting at 10AM, the downtown Grand Junction Independence Day Parade makes way, as participants decorated with red, white, and blue, trek down Main Street.

 
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Chris Jackson, Getty Images

Lavender Festival

July 11th-13th
 
 

Explore the lavender farms of Palisade and the North Fork Valley at the only lavender festival in Colorado. This event allows visitors to study lavender gardens, products, and demonstrations.

 
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brocreative, ThinkStock

Mesa County Fair

July 15th-19th
 
 

The Mesa County Fair has everything from cotton-candy to pig shows. With a variety of events and activities, come support local 4-H and FFA participants as they exhibit all of their hard work.

 
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Debora Dzenkiw, ThinkStock
 
 

As Garth Brooks would say, "it's boots and chaps it's cowboy hats", the Montrose County Fair and Rodeo isn't far from that. Come take advantage of this event as junior livestock shows and rodeo entertainment provide an opportunity for patrons to learn about agriculture.

 
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Warren Goldswain,ThinkStock

Color Dash

July 26th
 
 

Add a little color to your life and participate in the Color Vibe, a 5k footrace supporting Mesa County Partners.

 
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iStock

Palisade Peach Festival

August 14th-17th
 
 

Drool won't be the only thing running down your chin after biting into a juicy Palisade Peach during this year's festival.

 

 
 
 

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