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. (downtowngj.org/signatureevents/ art-music-festival/)
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.
(kekbfm.com/pork-n-hops/) 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.
June 18–21. Headliners: Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry. Country Jam Ranch in Mack. (countryjam.com/info/)
Crawford Pioneer Days
June 11–14. Crawford. Melodrama performance, baking contest, parade, outhouse races, fireworks. (crawfordcountry.org/page.cfm?pageid=10583)
DeBeque Wild Horse Days
Aug. 20–23. DeBeque. Mud run, food, vendors and more. (facebook.com/debequewildhorsedays)
July 16–19. Delta. Rodeo, parade, barbecue, tractor pull, vendors and more. (deltacolorado.org/deltarado-days/)
Sept. 29, Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita. Family friendly activities. (museumofwesternco.com/visit/ dinosaur-journey/)
Fruita Fall Festival
Sept. 25–27. Fruita. Parade, carnival, vendors, contests, music and more. (fruitafallfestival.com)
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. (tworiverswinery.com/events.cfm)
Loudwire Music Festival
June 26–28. Headliners: Lincoln Park, Rob Zombie, Weezer. Country Jam Ranch in Mack. (loudwiremusicfestival.com/)
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. (moabmusicfest.org/)
Mountain Harvest Festival
Sept. 24–27. Paonia. Music, art, wine, food. (mountainharvestfestival.org/)
Olathe Sweet Corn Festival
Aug. 1, Olathe. Food, vendors, arts & crafts, games, entertainment. (olathesweetcornfest.com/)
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. (palisadepeachfest.com)
Paonia Cherry Days
July 3–5. Paonia. Parade, vendors, kids activities, Fourth of July fireworks and more. (paoniacherrydays.com/)
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. (pickinproductions.com)
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. (http://www.salidafiberfestival.org)
June 19–21. Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs. Parade, battle of the bands, vendors, food, kids activities and more. (strawberrydaysfestival.ning.com/)