Selected Community Events



3210 E Rd, Clifton, CO
You and your family are invited to the BLOCK PARTY for an evening of FAMILY FUN and FREE FOOD. (Bump ‘n Jumps and the Valley’s largest ice cream sundae)
Contact Phone: 970-812-3741
Contact email:
Contact web:
Contact Name: Steven Peschke

Coaching Parents: Math Night

Western Colorado Educational Services
Learn about four different approaches for instruction to develop math skills at this Free Parent Event. These approaches can be used in classrooms, home study, and is especially useful for students with learning difficulties. The following sessions will take place: Four Methods for Mathematics Instruction and Home and in the Classroom, Chalk Talks for Parents, Math Apps for Help at Home.
Sarah Hecht, 970-433-0496,

Dad and the Dinos

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Come join the DRC for a day full of family fun! There will be Wolves, Gold Panning, Chalk Painting, Kids activity table, Face Painting, Hedgehogs, Balloons, Car Seat Safety checks, Cave of the winds GeoLab, Shale Splitting, Dino Drawing Lessons and much more! Check our website for updates.
Deb Robi, 719-686-1820,

Outdoor Family Fun Day

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St.,Woodland Park, CO 80863
Come join the DRC for a day full of family fun! There will be Wolves, Gold Panning, Chalk Painting, Kids activity table, Face Painting, Hedgehogs, Balloons, Car Seat Safety checks, Cave of the winds GeoLab, Shale Splitting, Dino Drawing Lessons and much more! Check our website for updates.
Deb Robi, 719-686-1820

FREE Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Curtesy of Home Loan Insurance

Grand Junction Downtown Farmers Market
Absolute Prestige Limousine Service is proud to announce out partnership with Home Loan Insurance on July 3rd 2014 at the downtown Grand Junction Farmers Market. We will be offering FREE horse-drawn carriage rides to the public through the historic downtown area curtesy of Home Loan Insurance. The rides will be available from 5:30-8:30p.m July 3rd at the downtown farmers market on main street. The horse-drawn carriage pick-up location will be on 4th street.

Visit the historic and beautiful Grand Junction downtown area on July 3rd during the farmers market and take a FREE ride in a horse-drawn carriage pulled by beautiful draft horses, curtesy of Home Loan Insurance.

If you have any questions regarding the free horse-drawn carriage rides please feel free to call Shirleen Hutton at (970)858-8500 or email her at
Shirleen Hutton (970)858-8500

Father's Day at DRC

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Bring Dad to see the Dinosaurs! Fathers are FREE with 1 paid regular adult or child admission.
Deb r., 719-686-1820,

Military Appreciation Day

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D.
Deb R., 719-686-1820,

Mesa Land Trust Colorado Conservation Week Family Hike

Lunch Loop (Tabeguache) Trailhead
Join Mesa Land Trust in celebrating Colorado Conservation Week with a fun family hike on the new Hilltop Trail.

We will hike up the newly constructed, pedestrian only Hilltop Trail on the Three Sisters property. This will be a great way to get outside in the morning while the trails are still cool, enjoy time with other kids and families, and get to know the fun opportunities right outside your backdoor!

Meet at the Lunch Loop (Tabeguache) Trailhead at 8am and bring your kids, water, snack, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, a hat and friends.
Mary Hughes, 970 263-5443,

Outdoor Family Fun

Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO
Come and join us for some family fun! Good food, shale splitting, gold & rock panning, face painting, kids activity table, Live Wolves, Cool Science and so much more. Check out our website for further details.
Deb R., 719-686-1820,

Delta Street Fair

Delta, Colorado
When was the last time you strolled along Delta’s beautiful Main Street? This Saturday, May 10, is the perfect chance to reacquaint yourself with your hometown. Grab a cup of coffee or breakfast. Take the time to meander through the stores and rediscover what Delta merchants have to offer.

Along your route, make sure to stop by the first Second Saturday Street Fair on West Third Street, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There, vendors will be lined up with products and services ready to meet your every need. Mother’s Day gift? We’ll have it. Graduation gift? We’ll have those too. Just need a fun place to hang out with the family? Then the street fair is the place for you.

Vendors will have everything from handmade soaps and beauty products to handbags, Christian books, arts and crafts, pottery and more. Stylists from Beyond the Salon will be on hand giving massages, haircuts and facial waxing.

Don’t forget to stop by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce booth, for free T-shirts and free Grand Junction Rockies baseball cards and team photos, while supplies last.

While you enjoy the vendors, you’ll enjoy Take Five, a classic jazz and blues band based in Delta, which will take the stage from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Take Five – comprised of Toby King, Lane Anderson, Robin Nicholoff, Mike Kern and Andrew Bruington – play jazz that is easy to listen to without being smooth and sappy. They play works by Dave Brubeck, John Coltraine, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, the Blues Brothers, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and more.

Vendor spots are still available by visiting and looking under the Events tab, or by calling the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce at 874-8616. The street fairs are made possibly by a sponsorship from the City of Delta.

See you at the street fair!
Kami Collins:,, Delta Area Chamber of Commerce: 874-8616

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

1st annual Western Colorado Alpaca Pen Sale

1427 Q Road Loma
alpaca sales, farm tours, family fun

Dyslexia For A Day

529 25 1/2 Rd. Unit B201

A Day With Dyslexia: A Simulation of Dyslexia
February 24, 2014
529 25 1/2 Rd Unit B201 and B203
Grand Junction, CO 81505

RSVP by February 20 by phone or email

Come gain insight on what it feels like to live with dyslexia. Rotate through two reading, two writing and one processing simulation. The simulation is designed to help individuals gain a better understanding of and empathy for those children and adults who struggle with dyslexia.
Sarah Hecht 970-433-0496

Martin Mortuary's Day of the Dead celebration

550 North Ave., in Grand Junction.
Mariachi music and informational videos about the holiday throughout each day
Artwalk of works for display and sale, including some vendor booths
Ten percent of proceeds from all artworks and goods sold to be donated to HopeWest Hospice
HopeWest Hospice will receive 100% of all money raised from donations for food
Community altars set up in the chapel

Activities for kids--
Face painting
Mask making
Plus some surprises!

Martin Mortuary will open its facilities for two days on November 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to all members of the community to honor and learn about the cultural history of Day of the Dead.

Mariachi music and informational videos about the holiday will be playing throughout each day. An Art Walk of works for display and sale as well as some vendor booths will be available. Ten percent of all artworks and good sold will be donated to HopeWest Hospice, and the organization will receive 100 percent of all money raised from donations for food.

Saturday will feature community altars in the chapel and activities for kids, including face painting and mask making.
Richard Lewis, or 970-243-1538.

Kidgits Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Celebration

Mesa Mall children's play area in Food Court - 2424 Hwy 6 & 50 Grand Junction, CO 81505
Wednesday, September 25 from 3 - 5 PM at Mesa Mall | Come celebrate Warner Bros. release of The Wizard of Oz's 75th anniversary hosted by the Simon Kidgits Club with Mesa Mall. Families can participate in a variety of imaginative The Wizard of Oz inspired activity stations that feature viewings of The Wizard of Oz film clips, craft-making and coloring activities, cut-out character photo opportunities and exclusive movie focused giveaways. The movie will be released October 1. - See more at:
Chelsi Reimer, (970) 241-6913

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.

Caroling at Grace Point

Dec 9, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 10:45 a.m.

Grace Point Church located at 606 28 3/4 Road in Grand Junction.
Join them each Sunday for Christmas caroling at Grace Point Church and they will show how each song relates to the original Christmas story.

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.

Susie McEntire Christmas Concert

Dec 6, 2012 7:00 p.m.

The Avalon Theatre at 745 Main St.
A concert to benefit United Way of Mesa County. Reserved tickets are available at, any City Markets, or by calling 866-464-2624. Ticket prices are $45 for Premier Floor Seats, $35 for Premier Balcony Seats, and $25 for Reserved Floor and Balcony.

Collbran Christmas Craft Show

Dec 2, 2011 - Dec 4, 2011 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Collbran Auditorium & Grace Bible Church
Fun family & community shopping day with tons of local vendors. We'll have everything from clothing to candy & food, crafts, art, and MUCH more!

Tips for Buying Telescopes

Oct 24, 2011 - Oct 26, 2011 7:00 p.m.

OLD Montrose Council Chambers, 24 S. Uncompahgre St. Montrose, CO
On October 25th, the Black Canyon Astronomical Society will offer tips on buying telescope and binocular equipment for all levels of interest.
This free program starts at 7PM at the Old Montrose Council Chambers, 24 S. Uncompahgre St., on Centennial Plaza. For more information, call the BCAS at 970 874-6926 or go to
BCAS 970 874-6926

Free Dental Day

Sep 22, 2011 - Sep 24, 2011 8:00am

Dr Gillis Office 1190 Bookcliff Ave. Unit 201 and Dr. Weenig's Office 790 Wellington Ave. Suite 205
The dental offices of Dr. Julie Gillis, Dr. Kenneth Perino and Dr. Duane Weenig will offer basic dental care to persons unable to afford dental care. Patients should arrive to the offices of Dr. Gillis and Dr. Weenig at 8 a.m. Friday September 23, 2011 to be screened. They will give given an appointment time and location for treatment Saturday, September 24, 2011
Mackenzie Perino 970-640-7982

Grand Junction Modeleers Open House

Sep 17, 2011 10:00 a.m.

116 32 Road East of Western Slope Dragway
Come and enjoy model aviation, flying demonstrations and displays.
Phil Wesley 970-250-3936

Gateway Dynamite Shoot

Behind Gateway Community Center, Gateway Colorado
Shots of firearms setting off major explosions of dynamite!!! Bring the whole family out for a BLAST!!!

Evening Under the Stars Community Concert

Aug 27, 2011 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Park
Free, family friendly event. Music provided by the Centennial Band, Talking Rhythms and GJ Symphony Orchestra. Sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Kristen Woods-Madril, GJSO Marketing Director 970-243-6787

A Walk Through Time

Colorado National Monument Visitor Center
Colorado National Monument will host its third community wide “A Walk Through Time” event on Sunday, August 28, 2011. From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the public is invited to walk, stroll, jog or bike along 14 miles of Rim Rock Drive without motorized traffic. A family parade will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to and from the Visitor Center to Otto’s Trail (1 mile roundtrip). Festive costumes are encouraged. Canine friends will be welcome, but must stay on a 6-foot (or shorter) leash at all times and remain on paved areas.
Amy Ashman (970) 858-3617 X 366