First Fridays in Grand Junction are a great way to experience the wide variety of artistic talent in town. Numerous art venues and galleries, including exhibits at the Grand Junction City Hall, are open late on the first Friday of each month. City Hall hosted an opening reception with works by Independence Academy artists and City of Grand Junction employees. It will be on display though Jan. 11.
The Fuoco Motor Company Downtown Car Show featured antique cars, muscle cars, classic cars and motorcycles. Entries competed for awards in several categories.
All male teams slipped on their finest footwear as they competed in the 6th Annual Men in Heels Race. The event is an annual fundraiser for Latimer House– providing emergency shelter and vital services to those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Finals of the Season event, presented by the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association and the Mesa County Sheriffs Posse, took place at Mesa County Fairgrounds, Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Junction.
Food Truck Friday took place downtown in the parking lot near GrassRoots Cycles. Several vendors served up a variety of food, beverage and dessert options. The event will continue through November on the first and third Friday. Bring the family, bring a date, or bring your friends to enjoy great food and music.
Larchwood Inn’s Memory Walk 2015 took place August 29 and raised more than $1,500 for the local Alzheimer’s Association. All photos by Dawn Morrow.
Mesa County area children got a chance to hang out with some of their favorite PBS characters like Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog as well as participate in dozens of fun activities at the Rocky Mountain PBS Kids Fun Fest, held Saturday August 1 at Lincoln Park.
The Color Dash supported Mesa County Partners this year. More then 300 runners participated in the Color Dash on Saturday morning at Canyon View Park. More than $3,600 was raised. Our Social Junction photographer Karol Austin captured the fun of the event.
Smiling faces and happy kids enjoy the many events at the Mesa County Fair.
The Lavender Festival was held Saturday July 11, 2015 in Palisade Memorial Park. The festival was free to the public and featured over 40 vendors selling assorted lavender products as well as a host of bath & body products, artisans, and jewelry. It also featured demonstrations, seminars, and workshops and live entertainment.
Thousands attended the Fourth of July parade in Grand Junction. Here are many of those smiling faces our Social Junction photographer found downtown. All photos are available for reprint and gift items.
This year’s Rocker Ball honored the movie “Back to the Future.” The concert featured songs of the 80s, and a few from the 50s, a buffet dinner, cash bar, prom photos, games, prizes, party favors, a costume contest, and dancing. The Rocker Ball IV is a fundraiser for the Colorado Mesa University’s music department and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.
The Grand Junction Off-road Art + Music Festival combined mountain bike races with an art and music expo last weekend. It proved to be a good mix as many enjoyed the events across the valley including free musical performances by James McMurtry, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Shakey Graves.
The Shrine Circus took place Saturday at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. Social Junction photographer Christine Szeredy captured the essence of the circus where everyone is happy.
The Insane Inflatable 5K offered a variety of mixed terrain, trail running and of course, bounce house obstacle courses at the Country Jam Ranch May 10, 2015.
A filthy and formidable 5k obstacle course that benefits the Special Olympics in Western Colorado.
The annual Cinco De Mayo celebration took place in downtown Grand Junction May 2. The event featured vendors, entertainment, a jalapeno eating contest and a street dance. All photos by Christine Szeredy/Special to the Sentinel. Photos available for reprint and gift items.
The annual walk in support of the fight against MS took place in Grand Junction at Canyon View Park Saturday, May 2. Several teams were formed in effort to raised money for the cause. All proceeds benefit MS research.
Two events, the Maverick Classic and the MOG Fest, attracted hundreds of visitors downtown April 25. Despite the rainy weather, people enjoyed watching the criterium race and browsing the popular bike and gear swap. All photos by Clinton “Buddy” Brown/Special To The Sentinel.
The March of Dimes BrewFest took place at the Ale House Saturday night. Breweries that participated included Breckenridge Brewery, Palisade Brewery, Kannah Creek, SKA, Firestone Walker, Black Bottle, Stone Brewing Co., Rockslide and Bristol Brewing Co! All proceeds went to support the March of Dimes!
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