Downtown Grand Junction has some fantastic events planned for 2022.

One of the best things about Grand Junction is the downtown business district. It looks fantastic and is filled with unique stores, shops, and restaurants. Along with that are the great community events that are held downtown throughout the year.

No matter the season, you can count on fun community events happening in downtown Grand Junction. These events are always family-friendly and they are always free. The key is to know what's going on - and when it takes place. Here's a look at the downtown Grand Junction evens for 2022.

DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION EVENTS:  Restaurant Week April 1-10

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Restaurant Week is a time to highlight the amazing restaurants in downtown Grand Junction. The promotion encourages residents to experience the various restaurants in the downtown area - and maybe find a new favorite in the process. When you visit a participating restaurant, you have a chance to win a $50 downtown gift card. There are other gift cards to be won -up to $500 - depending on how many restaurants you visit.

DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION EVENTS: Grand Junction Mountain Bike and Music Festival -  May 20 - 22

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The Grand Junction Mountain Bike and Music Festival combine two great Grand Junction pastimes - mountain bikes and music. For the mountain bikers, there's racing. For bikers and non-bikers alike, there is a free 3-day music event spanning three stages in downtown Grand Junction.

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DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION EVENTS: Market on Main - June 23 - September 8

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The Downtown Grand Junction Market on Main is held every Thursday during the summer featuring a variety of vendors, food trucks, fresh produce, and live music. An estimated 5,000 people attend the Market on Main every Thursday.

DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION EVENTS: Fourth of July Parade - July 4

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The annual Fourth of July parade happens on July 4 on Main Street. It's a great time for parade participants as well as parade attendees to display their patriotism and love of country. It's not the biggest parade of the year by far, but, you're never sad you went.

DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION EVENTS: Mobility Driven Downtown Car Show - September 17

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One of the best car shows on the western slope happens in downtown Grand Junction.  The Main Street area is filled with over 200 classic cars, trucks, hot rods, muscle cars, and antique vehicles. It's the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer.

DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION EVENTS: Art Festival -  October 7 - 9

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Art encompasses many things and it's all on display on Main Street during this special weekend. Local artists and vendors, live demonstrations and performances, and film fill the weekend. It's a great opportunity to support local artists - and to take some amazing art home with you.

DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION EVENTS: Trick or Treat Spooktacular - October 22

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Here's a fun event for Grand junction's little folks as they gather downtown for the Trick or Trick or Treat Spectacular. There will be trick-or-treating, fun activities, performances, and more.

DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION EVENTS: Tree Lighting -  November 19

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Just before Thanksgiving, we kick off the holiday season in downtown Grand Junction with the annual tree lighting event. Some fantastic live entertainment kicks off his Christmas event before Santa arrives to magically light the big tree in the Wells Fargo Bank courtyard along with all the lights in downtown Grand Junction.

DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION EVENTS: Parade of Lights - December 3

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It's the biggest and best parade of the year, and the downtown Grand Junction parade of lights happens on December 3. One hundred beautifully decorated floats and entries will parade down Main Streets while thousand of people look on.

Your Favorite Things About Downtown Grand Junction in 2022

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Downtown Grand Junction Businesses of Yesterday

If you stop and think about it, several of the business pictured above are still up and running. Most of these photos were taken in the 1950s. Almost 70 years later, many are still going strong. Sure, some have moved to new locations, but others, Quincy's for example, are right where they've always been.