Selected Community Events



Mesa Mall – Next to Children’s Soft Play Area 2424 US-6 Grand Junction, CO 81505
Mesa Mall will host the Simon Kidgits Club’s “Back to School Celebration.” Members will enjoy educational activities from the John McConnell Math and Science Center and a live performance from Absolute Dance. In addition, kids can create their own name tag necklaces and pictures frames to take home.

Not a Kidgits Member? A yearly membership is just $5 and includes access to Kidgits events, birthday gifts and more! Visit Simon Guest Services or for more information.
Rachel Leshinsky
GPR | Goodman Public Relations
(954) 446-0811

The Live Action Ninja Turtle Show

The Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction CO
* Promoting Anti Bullying *

The Live Action Ninja Turtle Show​ is coming to Grand Junction on 7/11!

Special appearances by your favorites: Mikey, Raphael, Donatello and Leonardo!

Come check out this interactive show that promotes a positive anti bullying message, that is fun for the entire family!

Stunts, kicks, flips and more! You do NOT want to miss this show!

Tickets can be purchased online at

Kylah Boyd, 765-505-0230,

One Book, One School Celebration

Chipeta Elementary Grand Junction, Co
A family/community event to celebrate the book "The One and Only Ivan". We have a great community event going on to celebrate a beautifully written Newberry Award winning book written from the point of view of Ivan, a Silverback gorilla who lived the majority of his life in a mall in WA. e have storytellers, a photo booth, arts and crafts, and officers showing how every fingerprint is different. We will honor Ivan with a Fingerprint Mural, as well. Many other activities will take place.
Dena Guidry 615-0936

Little Planet Helpers

Mesa Mall 2424 US Hwy 6, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1115
Mesa Mall is teaming up with Cabela’s to help kids and their families go GREEN and learn ways to keep the environment clean and healthy!

Join us on April 22nd from 5pm to 6:30pm in the Cabela’s wing of Mesa Mall to celebrate Earth Day with some environmentally friendly fun!

Not a member? It's only $5 to join for an entire year. You can sign up anytime at Guest Services in the Management Office, or at any event.

Vendor opportunities are also available for all of our Kidgits events.
For more information, please call (970)242-0009.

Bagels with the Easter Bunny!

Mesa Mall, 2424 Highway 6 And 50, Grand Junction, Colorado 81505
As a Kidgits Member you have the unique and wonderful opportunity to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The Bunny only comes around once a year to share its Easter cheer, so don’t be late for this very important date! On March 28th Mesa Mall will be hosting Bagels with the Easter Bunny, this is a great way to say goodbye until next year to our favorite furry friend. This bagel breakfast will be provided from 8:30am – 10am, followed by a bunny hop to the Bunny’s chair for a final picture and hug till next year. Although our Kidgits Members are free, as a way to share our good fortune this spring, we ask our Kidgits parents to make a dollar donation to the Simon Youth Foundation. Parents can pick up tickets at Guest Services or the Management Office.
Mesa Mall, (970) 242-0009

Kidgits Club Book Blast

Mesa Mall, 2424 US Highway 6, Grand Junction CO 81505
Kids will discover the magic of reading and let their imaginations take them on a fun-filled journey! The even will feature stores read by local 96.1 KSTR and Magic 93.1 celebrities Greg and Max, accompanied with interactive activities that will bring the stories to life. Join us in the children's soft play area.
Mesa Mall, (970) 242-0009

Easter Egg Hunt & BBQ

Crossroads United Methodist Church 599 30 Road Grand Junction
Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt, BBQ, bump & jump, fun and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!!!
Heather Dennis (970)778-0068

Kids Free Day

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. Cool Science will be here from 11:00am-4:00pm. “Super Cold Science Show” where you can make your own cup of ice cream…see what happens when ordinary objects are exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Shows will be at 12:00pm and 2:00pm with activities in between, before and after presentations. Come be engaged, inspired and excited at the wonders of science with “Cool Science”.
Deb Robi, 719-686-1820,

Little Dragon's Karate

Delta, Colorado Bill Heddles Recreation Center
Learn discipline, respect, and build self esteem. The karate class is for ages 5-8, taught by Sensei Rodney Grantham, 6th Degree Black Belt- Okinawa Seidokan. Register by January 9th.
Bill Heddles Recreation Center
874- 0923

Thanksgiving Puppet Workshop

Dinosaur Resource Center
A “gobble” good time is in store for everyone at the DRC for our Thanksgiving Puppet Workshop. Everyone gets to make their own paper sack Turkey Puppet and perform with puppeteer Cathy Kelsay using her wonderful portable stage. So strut on down for this very special program.
Deb Robi, 719-686-1820,

Ugandan Kids Choir Concert

Connection Church, 402 Grand Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
The Ugandan Kids Choir, a group of ten talented Ugandan children, has announced that they will be performing at Connection Church (402 Grand Avenue, GJ) on September 21st, 2014 at 10 am. All ten children have been given hope through Childcare Worldwide’s Sponsorship Program and now they are here to spread that hope to audiences all across the United States. The choir has performed nationwide at churches, schools, at Disneyland, on King 5 Television’s “New Day Northwest,” at Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks, and on the steps of the White House.
These children delight audiences with traditional African songs and dances. Megan DiRienzo, Curator of Education at the San Angelo Museum of Fine arts says, “All of you have amazing talents, beautiful voices and some serious dance skills! A performance like yours was a once in a lifetime opportunity. We fully support you on your mission to end child poverty!”
The Ugandan Kids Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide, which has been dedicated to empowering children in the developing world since 1981. Through child sponsorship, Childcare Worldwide brings hope to children in need by providing them with an education that will set them up for future employment and break the cycle of poverty in their lives.
By coming to this event, you will enjoy traditional African song and dance, as well as help children in need all around the world. So don’t miss this unique and authentic performance by the children of the Ugandan Kids Choir.
To learn more about the choir and Childcare Worldwide, please visit our website at
Connection Church, Diana Hudson, Executive Assistant, 970-523-1857

Kidgits Julius Jr. Party

Mesa Mall, Grand Junction CO
Kidgits Julius Jr Party! Join us on September 17th from 3-5 pm in the Play Area for fun, DIY activities, music, an all-new episode screening, prizes and more.
Lisa Washington, 9702420009,

Grand Valley Children's Choir Auditions

Redlands Middle School Cafeteria, 2200 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO 81507
Do you LOVE to sing?? We would like to invite all interested 4th and 5th graders who would like to become a member of the Grand Valley Children's Choir to join us for a mandatory informational meeting to learn more about the choir and to sign up for auditions. Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept 6th by appointment only.
Dazie Kirtland 970-985-5898, or visit for more info

Caprock Academy Junior Class Papa John's Pizza NIght

Grand Junction, CO and Clifton, CO
The Junior class of Caprock Academy is trying to raise money to go on a trip our senior year and we would like some help trying to raise the money. If you order a pizza you will have to mention Caprock and we get some of the proceeds back off of their purchase.
Tiara Muchowski, (970)523-1122 and email

Mother Goose visits DRC

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Little Chippy, the chipmunk is wondering “Where’s my Mommy”? She is celebrating Mother’s Day with Mother Goose (aka Cathy Kelsay) at the DRC. What fun everyone will have laughing, singing and being part of this extra special show honoring our wonderful Mother’s.
Deb R., 719-686-1820,

Get Air at the Silo Grand Opening

715 S. 7th St, Grand Junction, CO
The Grand Opening of Get Air at the Silo Trampoline Park. With nearly 7000square feet of inter-connected trampolines and foam pits, this facility is sure to be a center of healthy, active, fun for ALL ages.
Mita White, 970 314 0282

Kohl's Keeps Kids Safe

Kohl's Dept. Store
St. Mary's Hospital and Kohl's Department Store will be giving away FREE Bike Helmets to Children
Danette Lurvey

Fur, Feathers, Scales and Skin

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
The Wildlife Experience will have 2 shows at 11:30am and 1:30pm with School Programs Coordinator, Erin Kendall. Erin will be bringing snakes, sugar gliders, hissing cockroaches and a tarantula just to name a few of her "pets". As an added bonus, the Thelma and Flash Hedgehog Rescue will be here with these unique mammals that are survivors from the time of the dinosaurs.
Deb Robillard, 719-686-1820,

Sleeping Beauty Dance

Nov 16, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday

Palisade High School Auditorium located at 3679 G Road in Palisade.
Try not to miss the Sleeping Beauty Ballet production by Dance Works on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 for and $5 for children 12 and under. It will be an additional $3 at the door. Reserved seating only.

Kids Free Day

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863
This annual event presents an opportunity to bring the whole family out for a day of education and entertainment with Marc Straub of “Cool Science”. He will do 2 shows at 12:00pm and 2:00pm and will be here from 11am-4pm with hands on activities in-between shows. Two kids age 12 and under will be admitted FREE with each paid regular adult admission.
Deb Robillard - 719-686-1820 -


Oct 26, 2013 3:30 p..m. to 5:00 p.m.

Downtown Grand Junction (6th and Main St.)
This is a family-friendly event that is for kids 12 and under. All kids should come with a costume for the fun! They can enjoy cookie and pumpkin decorating as well as spooky music.

Colorado Mesa University's Children's Harvest Festival

Colorado Mesa University's Academic Classroom Building
Colorado Mesa University Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is hosting a Children's Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Harvest Festival will be held at Colorado Mesa University's Academic Classroom Building, which is located at the corner of Elm and Houston avenues. The festival will run from 5-8 p.m. The price is $5.00 per child; admission is free for accompanying adults.

The Children's Harvest Festival is a safe, fun, and controlled environment for families with children between ages 3-12. The festival will include a crawl maze, ring toss, a ghost buster’s game, arts and crafts, cakewalk, and much more!
For more information, email FBLA-PBL president Bonnie Masters, or call (720) 393-9911.

Fruita's 7th Annual Truck 'N' Treat

Fruita Civic Center at 325 E. Aspen Avenue
This hands-on community event allows families with young children the opportunity to explore many different types of trucks and vehicles. On-site will be fire trucks, police cars, limo, concrete trucks, school buses, semi-trucks and a variety of other vehicles. All of which are waiting to be explored!
Wear your Halloween costume to this event and bring a bucket to collect candy!
Chelsea Mangold
Events Coordinator

Santa's New Helper: puppet show

Dec 11, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Central Library at 1st St. and Gunnison Ave.
Rudolph is sick and Santa needs to find a helper to pull his sleigh. Find out who will help Santa deliver toys.

The Nutcracker

Dec 14, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 7:30 p.m. on Friday Saturday plus 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday

Grand Junction High School Auditorium
Colorado Mesa University and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra present The Nutcracker. Prices range anywhere from $5 to $25, depending on where you are sitting.

Railroad Christmas Train Show

Dec 8, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cross Orchard Historic Farm at 3073 F Road
The Cross Orchard Historic Farm is holding a Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train Show. The admission fees are $1 for children under 12, $4 for an adult, and $7 for a family.

Pretty in Pink Pageant

Jan 22, 2012 - Jan 22, 2011 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Masonic Lodge, GJ
Pageant with NO boundaries regarding age or demographics
Tina David
cell: 469-867-1691

Christmas Classics Concert

Dec 19, 2011 - Dec 21, 2011 7:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church on 5th and White
Your Holiday Favorites presented by High Desert Opera. Tix available at Roper Music and at the door. $12 adults, $5 students, children under 12 free.
Tarasina Compagni

Benefit Concert for the Mientka Famiuy

Nov 19, 2011 - Nov 21, 2011 1:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church in Paonia
On Sunday, November 20, there will be a benefit concert for the Mientka family at Sacred Heart Church in Paonia at 1:30 PM. The church is located at the corner of Third St and North Fork Ave. .
If you need more information, please call Gretchen Nicholoff at 970-261-0889

Holiday Concert

Dec 17, 2011 - Dec 19, 2011 6:00 pm

Northeast Christian Church
2nd Annual Holiday Concert featuring the Bookcliff Barbershop Chorus, quartets & additional numbers by church groups.
Jim Witt, 242-2657 or 209-9241

Church on the Rock 4th Annual Harvest Fest Craft Fair

Nov 18, 2011 - Nov 20, 2011 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

2170 Broadway Grand Junction, Co
Over 25 vendors, food, face painting for the kids, and a cookie walk.
Darlia Sawyer

Max & Ruby's Musical Playdate

Nov 14, 2011 - Nov 16, 2011 6:30 pm

Sheridan Opera House, Telluride CO
Enjoy a live theatrical production featuring two of your favorite Nick Jr. animated characters, Max and Ruby! See Max and Ruby come to life on stage with song, dance and sibling humor. This is the perfect show for children and families. Tickets are $23, reserved seats, with lap children free. Don't miss this very special night of fun with your kids!
Sheridan Opera House, Julia Wentworth 970.728.6363 x3


Oct 28, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Fruita Civic Center, 324 N Coulson, Fruita
Wear your costume and come explore more than 50 cool vehicles! Don't forget a bucket to collect candy!
Kelley Griffin, 970-858-0360

A Salute to the Red, White and Blue

Nov 11, 2011 - Nov 13, 2011 1:30 p.m.

Dinosaur Resource Center
It’s a salute to the Red, White, and Blue! In honor of our Veterans the Dinosaur Resource Center will feature patriotic animal stories by Cathy Kelsay There also will be stories about turkeys to honor Thanksgiving. Be part of the show as you sing, dance, and celebrate Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day on Saturday, November 12th at 1:30pm. Price included with museum admission.
Deb Robillard

Horn O'Plenty Bazaar

Nov 10, 2011 - Nov 13, 2011 4 p.m.-7 p.m./ 8 a.m-2 p.m.

Crossroads United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road
Crossroads United Methodist Women are hosting their annual Horn O'Plenty Bazaar. We will be selling Christmas items, crafts and baked goods. We will also have our popular Cookie Walk on Saturday. Proceeds benefit women's and children's causes locally and globally. If you have questions, please call the church office at 242-0577.
Robin Iles, 200-2766

GirlFest Grand Junction

Oct 21, 2011 - Oct 23, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park, the Loop
Free event featuring everything for women and girls of all ages. Fundraiser for Project Hope which puts on the Prom for the Special Needs population every year in Grand Junction! Full line up of entertainment and demos, and lots of great booths!
Susie Larson

Trick-or-Treat Street & Halloween Carnival

Oct 27, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011 6-8 pm

Downtown Palisade and Palisade Gymnasium
From 4-6pm come to Palisade dressed in costume for trick-or-treating at all the down town businesses located on 3rd street and Main street. Then attend the Halloween Carnival from 6-8pm at the gym at 711 Iowa Ave. The carnival is $2 for children 4 and over, children under 4 are free.
Sarah Brooks

2nd Annual Alpaca Days

Oct 8, 2011 - Oct 10, 2011 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Sheriff Posse Arena 25 &F1/2 Roads
annual event to allow the public to learn more about alpacas

Fun at the BOOseum

Oct 28, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Dinosaur Resource Center
The Fantasy Forest Entertainment Co., presents a playful puppet workshop at the DRC. See a lively puppet theater show and learn how to be a puppeteer yourself, creating your own bag puppet. Have even more fun when you get to put on a puppet show using what you’ve learned, your handmade puppet and the puppet theater. Be sure to wear your best Halloween costume for the costume contest that takes place at 3pm right after the workshop. There will be prizes and lots of Halloween fun.
Deb Robillard

The Western Colorado Train Show

Sep 30, 2011 - Oct 3, 2011 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Montrose County Fairgrounds
Train show with vendor booths, operating layouts, clinics, and more.
Rod von Bernuth

Mariachi Concert

Aug 26, 2011 - Aug 28, 2011 6:30 p.m.

Grand River Vineyards
Night Of Music With Head Start
Date: 8-27-2011
Time: Gate Opens at 6:30 p.m.
Place: Grand River Vineyards
787 N. Elberta Palisade, Co
Ticket Price $15.00 per person
At Gate $17.00
Children Under 12 years old get in free
All proceeds will benefit the Head Start parents
Tickets are sold at Fisher Liquor Barn, Roper Music, Grand River Vineyards, Rocky Mountain SER Head Start
Reona Beltran
(970) 243-9318

Partners Benefit Pistol Shoot

Aug 28, 2011 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

San Juan Shooting Range, Montrose CO
Come out with your handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition (no magnums) and shoot four courses of fire as an individual and/or sign up with two others to form a 3 person team and compete with local law enforcement and other local friends.
There will be Cowboy, USPSA and IDPA shooters running side shoots where you can shoot your guns. There will be loaner guns to borrow and try out for a separate fee plus ammo.
Many of your local law enforcement officers will be there to compete and to assist the public with their shooting. No experience is necessary as coaching will be provided. Come for a fun time, bring your family see how you stack up against local law enforcement and help PARTNERS help our kids.
Kristi Harvey, Partners 970-249-1116

Gateway Canyons Hosts The Williams Brothers Band

Aug 20, 2011 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Gateway Canyons Amphitheater in Gateway, Colorado
Live music, buffet style dinner with grilled Mahi Mahi fish tacos and chicken fajitas along with all the trimmings for only $20 per person. Overnight packages start at $97 per person based on double occupancy, excluding tax. Come join us for an exciting concert in the Canyons.

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

2455 hwy 6&50 Grand Junction CO 81505
Annual breakfast to show our appreciation to the teachers of District 51
Gary Grant 970-242-1800

Kairos Children's Boutique

Feb 1, 2011 - Mar 1, 2011 Business hours

Kairos Children's Boutique, 533 Main Street
During February, Kairos will showcase local artists who design and construct children's clothing and accessories for the store. Many items are one-of-a-kind, some use recycles or vintage fabrics and all are made in Grand Junction.

Arts and Enrichment Classes

Creative Avenues, 128 S. 5th Street
Classes in performing arts, visual arts, activity/fitness, and academic enrichment for ages 3 through adult or (970)255-6757