Special to the Mirror
GRAND JUNCTION It’s a cornucopia of fall festivals in Grand Junction this fall. Here are just a few of the colorful events that visitors can enjoy in Colorado’s Wine Country. Grand Junction Air Show: Sept. 21-23 -This year’s performers include the Blue Angels, the GJ Modeleers, the Army Black Daggers Parachute team, Aero Skydancer Steve Oliver, the Misty Blues AllWoman Skydiving Team, paraplegic glider pilot Dan Buchanan, and the outrageous jet -propelled vehicles of the Indy Boys. (Grand Junction Regional Airport)
11th Annual Fuoco Motor Co. Downtown Car Show: Sept. 29 Bring your antique car, muscle car, classic car or motorcycle for some friendly competition at the
Downtown Car Show. Prizes include plaques and customized jackets.
A portion of the money raised will be donated to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado. (Main Street, downtown Grand Junction)
Color Weekend on Grand Mesa: Sept. 2930 The Olympics are over, but you can still go for the gold at the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway Annual Color Sunday. There will be plenty of family-friendly activities including camping, fun run, live music, lift rides, and a disc golf tournament, all among the fall colors at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Tour of the Moon: October 6 The Tour of the Moon takes cyclists on a century tour through the ruggedly scenic Colorado National Monument, ending with a “Harvest Moon Celebration” post-ride party and expo. (Start/finish at Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction) Open Studios Tour: October 2021 Artspace promotes Grand Valley artist entrepreneurs and patrons by organizing twice-yearly open studio tours where the public can get a personal view of working artists in their creative spaces. (Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade) Rim Rock Marathon: November 10 This fourth annual race takes runners on a world-class course through Colorado National Monument, one of the most scenic venues in the racing world. (start near east entrance to Colorado National Monument, finish at James M Robb Colorado River State Park in Fruita).