Vacationland: Festivals, Music & More

Festivals, Music & More

Art + Music and Grand Junction Off-Road

May 28–31. Downtown Grand Junction. Art vendors, bike races, concerts with James McMurtry, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Shakey Graves and many other bands, beer and wine garden. ( art-music-festival/)

Cedaredge Applefest

Oct. 1–4. Downtown Cedaredge. Music, food, art, and apple-themed activities celebrating the apple harvest.


Colorado Mountain Winefest

Sept. 17–20. Palisade area. Wine tasting Festival in the Park, seminars, dinners and other events.


Colorado Pork ‘n Hops Challenge

Sept. 11–12. Barbecue competition with sampling, microbrew, live music. Lincoln Park in Grand Junction.

( Colorado Riverfront Concert Series June 11. The Young Dubliners; July 29, Robert Earl Keen; Sept. 2, Los Lonely Boys. James M. Robb Colorado River State Park in Fruita. Tickets at City Market stores.


Country Jam

June 18–21. Headliners: Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry. Country Jam Ranch in Mack. (

Crawford Pioneer Days

June 11–14. Crawford. Melodrama performance, baking contest, parade, outhouse races, fireworks. (

DeBeque Wild Horse Days

Aug. 20–23. DeBeque. Mud run, food, vendors and more. (

Deltarado Days

July 16–19. Delta. Rodeo, parade, barbecue, tractor pull, vendors and more. (

Dinosaur Day

Sept. 29, Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita. Family friendly activities. ( dinosaur-journey/)

Fruita Fall Festival

Sept. 25–27. Fruita. Parade, carnival, vendors, contests, music and more. (

Fruita Thursday Night Concert Series

7:30 p.m. Thursdays from June 4 through Aug. 20.

Fruita’s Civic Center Park. Free. Take a camp chair or blanket.

Jazz Among the Grapevines

All concerts at 7 p.m. at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway. Lineup: May 19, Stray Grass; June 16, North Fork Flyers; July 21, Bryan Savage; Aug. 18, Influx.

Tickets: $15. (

Loudwire Music Festival

June 26–28. Headliners: Lincoln Park, Rob Zombie, Weezer. Country Jam Ranch in Mack. (

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials

Sept. 9–13. Meeker. Sheepherding competition, art contest, food, vendors.


Moab Music Festival

Sept. 3-14. Moab, Utah. Music, picnics, musical raft trip, more. (

Mountain Harvest Festival

Sept. 24–27. Paonia. Music, art, wine, food. (

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival

Aug. 1, Olathe. Food, vendors, arts & crafts, games, entertainment. (

Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival

June 12–14. Headliners: Jackie Green, Hayes Carll, Elephant Revival. Riverbend Park in Palisade.


Palisade Peach Festival

Aug. 13–16. Riverbend Park in Palisade. Recipe contest, vendors, eating contests, music and more. (

Paonia Cherry Days

July 3–5. Paonia. Parade, vendors, kids activities, Fourth of July fireworks and more. (

Pickin’ in the Park

Paonia Town Park in Paonia. Lineup: Aug. 6, Todo Mundo; Aug. 13, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats; Aug. 20, Davina and the Vagabonds; Aug. 27, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen. Free. (

Ridgeway Concert Series

6 p.m. Hartwell Park in Ridgeway. Lineup: July 2, Sol Driven Train; July 9, Humming House; July 16. TBA; July 23, Roxy Roca; July 30, The Steep Canyon Rangers. Free.


Salida Fiber Festival

Sept. 12-13. Salida. Fiber vendors, demonstrations, classes, workshop, beer tent. (

Strawberry Days

June 19–21. Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs. Parade, battle of the bands, vendors, food, kids activities and more. (


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