This weekend is definitely a busy weekend with all the scheduled events in the area. Here’s a look at what’s coming up this weekend:

Thursday, August 22

  • Downtown Farmers Market from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Main Street in Grand Junction
  • Grand Junction Rockies will host the Missoula Osprey at 7:05 p.m. at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction

Friday, August 23

  • First day of ROCK JAM, a 2-day music festival taking place in Mack, Colorado (Loma exit on I-70). Gates open at 2:00 p.m. Performances are as follows: 2:15 p.m. – Pop Evil; 3:30 p.m. – Fuel; 5:00 p.m. – Sevendust; 7:30 p.m. – Seether; 10:00 p.m. – Three Days Grace
  • Glade Park Movies Under the Stars will feature the PG-13 movie “Real Steel” starring Hugh Jackman. The event takes place at the Glade Park Fire Department just west of the Glade Park Store on DS Road. Concession stand opens at 5:30 p.m., grill opens at 6:00 p.m., live entertainment starts at 7:00 p.m., and movie begins at dusk.
  • The John McConnell Math & Science Center will have its annual fundraising dinner at 7:00 p.m. at Allen Unique Autos, 2285 River Road in Grand Junction. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 per table. For more information, call 254-1626.
  • Grand Junction Rockies will host the Missoula Osprey at 7:05 p.m. at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction.
  • Colorado West Area Square Dance Council will have its Annual Peach Promenade at 7:15 p.m. at Mt. Garfield Middle School, 3475 Front Street in Clifton. For more information, call Pat or Wanda McBride at (970) 434-3543.

Saturday, August 24

  • Grand Valley BMX will host the Colorado State Championships BMX Finals at the Mesa County Fairgrounds BMX Track, 2785 U.S. Highway 50 in Grand Junction. Visit www.grandvalleybmx.com for times
  • Fruita Farmers Market is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Civic Center lawn in Downtown Fruita. For more information, call 858-3894.
  • Western Colorado Botanical Gardens will host its 22nd Annual Grand Valley Garden Tour from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Avenue in Grand Junction. Tours will feature designer gardens, their designers, master gardeners, musicians, and artists. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Botanical Gardens or at any City Market. For more information, call 245-3288.
  • KCW and Madson Racing will present the Foreign Aid VW Mania at Western Colorado Dragway, 115 32 Road in Grand Junction. The event is a quarter mile drag race for all VW powered vehicles. Gates open at 10:00 a.m., time trials begin at 4:00 p.m. with eliminations at 7:00 p.m. VW race entry is $40, and gate entry is $10. For more information, call 248-8062.
  • Blue Pig Gallery is sponsoring an Action Drawing Class from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Blue Pig Gallery, 101 West 3RD Street in Palisade. Cost for the class is $75. For more information or to reserve a spot in the class, call 464-4819.
  • Second day of ROCK JAM, a 2-day music festival taking place in Mack, Colorado (Loma exit on I-70). Gates open at 12:00 p.m. Performances are as follows: 1:00 p.m. – Girls, Girls, Girls; 2:15 p.m. – Stars in Stereo; 3:45 p.m. – Queensryche; 5:15 p.m. – Hinder; 7:30 p.m. – Lynyrd Skynyrd; 10:00 p.m. – KORN
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse is hosting a viewing of the hunt film “The Trembling Giant” at 6:00 p.m. at CMU’s University Center Ballroom, 1455 North 12thStreet in Grand Junction. “The Trembling Giant” deals with big game hunting in the Rocky Mountains and the connection between man, animal and nature. The screening is open to the public, and tickets are available at Sportsman’s Warehouse.
  • Western Colorado Botanical Gardens will present Stray Grass in concert as part of the Garden Groove Summer Concert Series. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens amphitheater, 641 Struthers Avenue in Grand Junction. Cost is $10 per person and $8 for garden members. For more information, call 245-3288.
  • Grand Junction Rockies will host the Helena Brewers at 7:05 p.m. at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction
  • Colorado West Area Square Dance Council will have its Annual Peach Promenade at 7:15 p.m. at Mt. Garfield Middle School, 3475 Front Street in Clifton. For more information, call Pat or Wanda McBride at (970) 434-3543.

Sunday, August 25

  • The National Park Service is celebrating its birthday by offering a free fee day for all national parks. The Colorado National Monument in Fruita will offer free admission all day to the public. For more information, call 858-3617.
  • Grand Valley BMX will host the Colorado State Championships BMX Finals at the Mesa County Fairgrounds BMX Track, 2785 U.S. Highway 50 in Grand Junction. Visit www.grandvalleybmx.com for times
  • The 25thAnnual Tour of the Valley begins at the Doubletree Hotel of Grand Junction, 743 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. Check-in begins at 6:00 a.m., and participants can begin their ride anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. Cyclists can choose a 30, 50, 75, or 100 mile ride. For more information, call (970) 242-0920.
  • Western Colorado Botanical Gardens will host its 22ndAnnual Grand Valley Garden Tour from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Avenue in Grand Junction. Tours will feature designer gardens, their designers, master gardeners, musicians, and artists. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Botanical Gardens or at any City Market. For more information, call 245-3288.
  • The Town of Palisade presents the Palisade Sunday Market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 3rd and Main in Palisade. For more information, call 464-5602.
  • Grand Junction Rockies will host the Helena Brewers at 4:00 p.m. at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction

Have a fun weekend!