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Headless chicken riding a dinosaur.
Mike The Headless Chicken Festival
June 2-3, 2023

Experience Fruita Fun

We’ve got lots of events, from bike races to farmers markets and festivals. Check out our event calendar and see what’s going on while you’re in Fruita!

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Thursday Night Concert Series
Every Thursday Night from June 8 - August 10
7:30 p.m.
These free, family-friendly concerts happen every Thursday night between June and August and feature live music!
3rd of July Fireworks
Sunday, July 3, 2023
Show Begins at Sunset
Enjoy the City of Fruita Fireworks on July 3rd, presented by Canvas Credit Union! The show can be seen from almost anywhere in Fruita and starts at dusk on July 3. A few popular public viewing araes are Rotary Park, the Visitor Center, and James M. Robb State Park. Fireworks are launched at Snooks Bottom Open Space but there will be no viewing at that location. Snooks Bottom Open Space will be closed to the public for the entire day of July 3. The City of Fruita would like to remind residents to refrain from using personal fireworks as they are a fire hazard and can be disruptive.
One Riverfront Concert - The Bellamy Brothers
Saturday, August 12, 2023
5:00 PM
The Grand Valley's most scenic concert site is the James M Robb Colorado River State Park in Fruita, Colorado. 2023 is the 25th anniversary of these summer events that benefit the Riverfront Project. This idyllic location on the banks of the Colorado River is full of natural beauty and the wonderful vibe of lawnchairs and great music can't be duplicated. Craft beers, wine and food are for sale or you can bring your own picnic basket! Please no liquid containers of any kind. Th Bellamy Brothers are one of country musics alltime great hit machines with "Let Your Love Flow", "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me", "Redneck Girl", "Do You Love As Good As You Look" and many many more. The Bellamy's have played the Riverfront seies in 2018 and it was one of the highest attended shows in the 25 year history of the program. The Bellamy Brothers bring the party and you don't want to miss it!
Tour de Vineyards
September 16, 2023
Celebrate the beginnings of fall with a scenic tour of Colorado Wine Country on September 16. Choose between a leisurely 23-mile route along the Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway or the more challenging 58-mile course that adds on a loop up and over Reeder Mesa.
Fruita Fall Festival
September 23-25, 2023
All Day
Join us for the annual Fruita Fall Festival! This celebration has been taking place in Fruita for over 100 years!
Rim Rock Marathon
November 2023
All Day
Join us for the annual Rim Rock Run that takes participants on one of the most scenic routes in the country. This run takes people over the Colorado National Monument.

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Dinosaur Journey

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