Summer is in the air! With all of the events around town and in the area, sometimes it can be daunting to find fun things to keep the children occupied, engaged, and entertained! Below you will find some upcoming events to get your little ones on the move this summer. Go out and enjoy this beautiful Colorado weather!
Movies Under the Stars June 3rd through July 22nd:
Hosted by, and benefiting, the Glade Park Volunteer Fire Department, this family friendly event running from early June to end of July features hayrides, pre-movie concession stand serving farm-to-table goodies, and some truly awesome movies! Be sure to bring blankets and folding chairs, and most families bring sleeping bags for the kids. Free admission.
June 3rd: Finding Nemo
June 10th: Soul
June 17th: E.T.
June 24th: Karate Kid
July 1st: NO MOVIE DUE TO HOLIDAY
Glade Park Fire Department
16400 D S RD.
Glade Park, CO 81523
Kids Adventure Games June 3rd, 4th and 5th:
Located at Highline Lake State Park, this will be the 12th Season of the Coolest Kids Adventure Race On The Planet! Welcoming kids ages 6-14, competitors will race in trams of two on a 2.5 – 4-mile course filled with obstacles. Biking, hiking, and water sections! Compete for prizes, and the for the coveted title of Coolest Kid!
Admission: $180 for a team of two; Hours are 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Mike The Headless Chicken Festival June 3rd and 4th:
A local favorite, this unique festival is held each year in Fruita, where locals and visitors alike gather to celebrate the life of Mike the Chicken, who lived for 18 months without a head. Featuring family games, a classic car show, local vendors, disc golf tournament, a 5k race and more, you will not want to miss this one! Lots of live music!
Admission: Free; Hours: Friday, 4:00 – 10:00 PM and Saturday, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
Fruita Civic Center Park
325 E. Aspen Ave.
Fruita, CO 81521
Kiwanis Pancake Day June 11th:
Every Summer, the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction features a Pancake Day. Come on out to support a great local club where all ticket proceeds are used for Allocations Day, when the Kiwanis Club donates the funds to Mesa County organizations that benefit children. Past organizations have included: Special Olympics, STRIVE, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Kids Aid Backpack Program, and Habitat for Humanity. The event features an all-you-can-eat breakfast, silent auction, informational booths from local non-profits, and games for children.
Admission: $6.00; Hours: 8:00 AM – Noon.
Mesa County Fairgrounds
Grand Junction, CO 81503
Downtown Market on Main ongoing from June 23rd to September 8th:
Summertime’s signature event in Grand Junction, The Market on Main is a summer-long community event series. The ultimate Farmers Market experience!
Admission: Free; Hours: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Downtown Grand Junction
101 South 3rd St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Colorado Lavender Festival June 24th, 25th and 26th:
Lavender has been prized for centuries because of its sweet perfume, medicinal properties, and beautiful color. Check out coloradolavender.org for more information!
Admission: $5.00; Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
451 Pendelton Dr.
Palisade, CO 81526
Do you have any further questions? Reach out to our experienced team at Vertex Realty Partners and we will be happy to help!
Or stop into our centrally located office at:
601 Main St. Suite B
Grand Junction, CO 81501