Art, craft beer, marathon keep Palisade busy on Saturday

If you’ve got the “what to do, where to go” blues this weekend, make plans to head to Palisade. Here’s why:

■ The Palisade Brews and Cruise Festival is happening from noon–5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Palisade Veterans Memorial Park, 120 W. Eighth St., in Palisade.

There will be vendors, food, brew samples, local wine and music by The Navigators, Lincoln Pants Band and Dualakoo.

Serious beer lovers are invited to check out the new VIP tent that features craft beers not available on the Western Slope such as Oskar Blues special draft, Cigar City and Parrin.

VIP ticket holders will have tables, water and food at the cost of $55 in advance and $60 at the gate. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold.

General drinking tickets cost $25 per person in advance and include a complimentary beer mug. Non-drinking tickets also are on sale. Go to or call 464-7458 for tickets and information.

■ Runners participating in the ninth annual Grand Valley Marathon also will converge on Palisade on Saturday.

The marathon and half marathon course follows the Palisade Fruit and Wine Byway and the 10K and 5K course follow the Colorado River. The event is a fundraiser for the byway. Go to for information.

■ Enjoy a stroll from 5–8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Palisade, during the May Art Street Fest hosted by The Blue Pig Gallery, 101 W. Third St.

The family-friendly event features food, wine, music and art. Blue Pig Gallery artists will demonstrate painting, watercolor, fine drawing techniques, batik, clay work, gourd work, wood burning and more on the street and in the gallery.

Kids can express their creativity with sidewalk chalk art and create fun clay creatures with local potters Ron Cloyd and Tim Wedel.

Call The Blue Pig Gallery at 464-4819 for information.


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