The Dinosaur Journey Museum held a Dinosaur Day family festival Saturday in Fruita. The kids enjoyed exploring dinosaurs, face painting, other games and refreshments.
The annual Palisade Peach Festival offered a taste of peaches and lots of fun for the family at Riverbend Park this weekend.
The Land’s End Hill Climb race started back in 1941. The record time set by Paul Dallenbach in 1994 still holds. Saturday and Sunday drivers were joined by motorcycle riders on the 5 1/4 miles track for the first time. Spectators picked their spot along the hillside to get a glimpse of the racers as they spun around the hairpin turns with sheer drop-offs along the track. JR Cline won the motorcycle stint in 6:07 seconds and Spencer Steele had the fastest recorded speed of 100 mph
Family Fun Festival put on by Rocky Mountain PBS.
The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is an annual even held in Olathe, Colorado featuring the areas marquee corn crop that is renowned not just in Colorado but abroad. The even features everything from kids games to a car show and various contests.
The Color Dash run and walk took place Saturday. Part of the proceeds benefited Mesa County Partners. Pastel colors are made from food-grade cornstarch.
Many Western Colorado fans came to the Indigo Girls concert at Grande River Vineyards Winery. Photos by Melinda Mawdsley.
Veterans and families came to West Star Aviation to view the Boeing B29 Superfortress.
The first wine-tasting event took place at the Mesa County Fair. It featured vintners from local wineries who were competing for notoriety and blue ribbons. Special to the Sentinel/Cerise Moran Hock
Crowds of lavender devotees and those just wanting to learn more about the versatile and aromatic herb gathered at Memorial Park in Palisade Saturday. The Lavender Association of Western Colorado organized the event which was held July 11, 12 & 13th and included farm tours, seminars, workshops, vendors and Lavender Fest Gala Dinner.
The will and skill of teams of adventurers were tested as they ran, crawled, and climbed through the 4 mile obstacle course at the Powderhorn Mountain Resort during the Powderhorn Mud Dash this weekend.
The Live in the Vines Summer Concert Series at Wine Country Inn featured entertainment by Thomasina Brown, as guests enjoyed, cocktails, wine and casual outdoor dining.
Contestants were treated to blasts of color as they made their way around Mesa Mall Saturday. For the curious minded, the color is made of food-grade cornstarch.
The Downtown Grand Junction Farmer’s Market was packed with people enjoying not only the farmers and vendors but the entertainers, splash pad and each other.
The 2014 Major Mortgage Country Jam welcomed thousands of music fans to Mack, Colorado. The beautiful weather and stellar lineup made for a weekend to remember.
Grande River Vineyards hosted their first concert of the season with local favorite Exit 42. The Heard it through the Grape Vine Concert series benefits local non-profits and Habitat for Humanity was this show’s beneficiary. Alpine Bank was the corporate sponsor that made it all possible.
The 6th annual Palisade Roots & Bluegrass Festival brought more campers, more people and more fun for the entire family. Campground jams, great food and exciting vendors set the tone for weekend long family fun event.
Grand Junction’s Relay for Life was held last weekend at Long’s Family Park. The overnight event gathered teams of supporters, caregivers and survivors as they walked to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Heritage Days at Cross Orchards Living History Farm saw record crowds this past Saturday as people of all ages enjoyed “life on the farm.” Thank you to Wes Allen for sharing his photos.
The art scene is sizzling in June and this weekend was full of receptions and openings. The featured First Friday art gallery reception at Aspen Photo Art was from 5:30p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, June 6, inside Main Street Bagels, 559 Main Street. At Colorado Canyons Gallery, 623 Main Street, Doug Loring was the featured artist at the First Friday reception. The 5th Biennial Contemporary Clay Exhibit opened at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.
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