If you are looking for something to do this first weekend in October, there is plenty of things happening. Here is a list of some of the things we found out about.

  • 1

    James and the Giant Peach

    CMU Department of Theatre Arts presents 'James and the Giant Peach' on the main stage at Robinson Theater

    Showtimes are September 29, 30, October 1, 6, 7, 8;  at 7:30pm

    October 2 and 8; Matinees at 2pm

    The Robinson Theatre located in the Moss Performing Arts Center on 12th street.

    Tickets are $20 for adults; $16 for seniors; $7 for students

    The show is directed by Jeremy Franklin

    Book by Timothy Allen McDonald, Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Based on “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl.

  • 2

    Bow Wow Film Festival at the Avalon Theater

    The Bow Wow Film Festival is returning for the second year to the Avalon Theater. After a great first year, the Bow Wow Film Festival is back in Grand Junction. The films this year feature pups as adventure buddies, service dogs, and lifelong pals.

    The Bow Wow Film Fest is Short Films for the Love of Dog!

    Show #1

    Doors Open @ 1:30pm

    Film Starts @ 2:00pm

    Tickets: 12 and under $6.00; adults $12.00

    Show #2

    Doors Open @ 6:30pm

    Film Starts @ 7:00pm

    Tickets: 12 and under $8.00; adults $15.00

  • 3

    Dog Days Of Summer Sidewalk Sale

    Dog Days of Summer Sidewalk Sale is also this weekend! Downtown businesses will be offering specials and deals and some Downtown shops will be donating a portion of their sales to Roice-Hurst Humane Society. During the sidewalk sale. Wag Resort presents the Bow Wow Film Festival at the Historic Avalon Theater on October 1st with showtimes at 2pm & 7pm.

  • 4

    11th Annual Montrose Oktoberfest

    The first of two Oktoberfests this weekend is happening in Downtown Montrose starting at 1 p.m. Beer tasting, live music and delicious food with a German flair.

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    Oktoberfest Colorado in Parachute

    Oktoberfest Colorado is happening at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.

    Family Fun 10am-5pm

    Brewfest 2pm-5pm

    Concerts start at 7pm

    Country artist Chase Rice with special guest Mark Wills in concert.

    There will be fireworks between concerts.

    Roger Jegg
  • 6

    St Nicholas Greek Festival at 12th and Horizon

    Food and events happening from 11 am to 7 pm

    If Greek is more your style, this annual festival is for you. Greek food and pastries, coffee shop, gifts, books, silent auction, flaming cheese, kids games, church tours greek beer, wine…and ouzo traditional greek dancers.

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  • 7

    Walk from Obesity

    The Walk From Obesity is coming to Grand Junction this weekend.  on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 . Lace up your sneakers and walk with us to raise awareness of the disease of obesity. it is happening at Las Colonias Park from 9:30 to 1:30

    This event is presented by St. Mary's Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO.

    Registration is $25 per adult, and children under 12 are free with paid parent or guardian. On-site registration is $35. Register online at here.

    Proceeds from the Walk from Obesity help the ASMBS Foundation continue to support obesity research, education, and access to treatment.

    Learn more about the ASMBS Foundation's Walk from Obesity website.

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  • 8

    Cederedge Applefest

    It is 2 days of Apples, Live Music, Food, Kids Rides, over 150 vendors, car show and motorcycle show on the south side of the Grand Mesa on Highway 65.

    Fun to be had by all. Free Admission.

    Christine Keene
  • 9

    Principles of Liberty Colorado Policy Training.

    Mesa County Central Library from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

    Learn about Colorado politics and policy, discuss the role of government, and find out why Principles of Liberty is Colorado’s #1 legislative rating group.

    $20 suggested donation. Principles of Liberty is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

  • 10

    Powderhorn Fall Festival

    Join Powderhorn for a full day of fun, games, live music, and more. Enter in the chance to win a one-night stay for two at the Wine Country Inn. Head to the top of the Flat Top Flyer and join YogoVinyassa for a free yoga session.