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!
Many enjoyed the Western Slope on Tap Beer Festival which took place at the Mesa County Fairgrounds March 14, 2015. More than 100 new beers were available to sample, along with food and live music.
The Grand Junction Symphony’s Mozart in March concerts on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th highlighted some of his most famous works including Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Sinfonia Concertante for Winds and his famous Prague Symphony (No. 38).
Enthusiasts rode their two-wheeled steeds from the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens to Fruita during the Worst Day of the Year Bike Ride Saturday morning. About five dozen people participated in the bike ride, which was a fundraiser for Homeward Bound.
The Fruita Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet was sponsored by Alpine Bank and included an evening of dinner, cocktails and silent auction.
The School District 51 Foundation hosted its annual White Iced cocktail party last weekend at the Colorado Mesa University Ballroom. Guests enjoyed drinks, dessert, a silent auction and many teachers were recognized for their accomplishments.
The Survive Like a Yeti event, part of the Junior Scientist Series at the Mesa County Libraries, taught children and their families about outdoor survival in the winter. Guest speaker was Colorado Mesa University professor Bruce Bauerle. Photos by Clinton “Buddy” Brown.
The Grand Junction Rockestra performed songs inspired by the Big Hair era Saturday night at the Robinson Theater at Colorado Mesa University. All photos are available for purchase.
The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and singer Steve Lippia paid tribute to Frank Sinatra during the Centennial Sinatra concert at the Avalon Theatre.
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