Downtown Grand Junction is more than just a great place to grab a bite to eat or to buy that perfect gift. It’s the heart and soul of Grand Junction, the place where the atmosphere and casual vibe foster and grow community. It’s a space for sharing ideas, for collaborating, for celebrating — a space where, visitors and residents alike, can come together and enjoy the best western Colorado has to offer.
Where else can you enjoy one of the largest public art collections or shop at the oldest shoe store in Colorado? Where else can you grab lunch with friends downtown and mountain bike some of the most famous terrain in the world all in the same hour? Year-round, Downtown Grand Junction offers events to get you into the swing of the season.
Downtown Grand Junction is home to one of the largest public outdoor sculpture collections in the nation. With more than one hundred unique art pieces, Art on the Corner curates art from many local artists in a variety of styles and mediums. The event is always free; just stroll along Main Street to enjoy both the permanent collection as well as the temporary exhibit.
Every Thursday evening from June 21 to Sept. 13, Downtown Farmers’ Market will showcase its full array of locally grown, farm-fresh fruits and veggies as well as other sundries from local artisans and vendors. Buy your produce for the week, grab a slice of Pablo’s pizza, sink your teeth into a juicy peach (we’re famous for them!), and enjoy the live music on nearly every corner. Every Thursday in October, enjoy the final harvests of the year at the Downtown Fall Produce Market, our farmers-only market that allows you to stock up for your fall preserving.
Downtown is also the perfect place to spend time with your family. There are several children’s play areas sprinkled around downtown for your convenience. Several businesses are tailor-made for children such as Candytime Shoppe, eBricks (your one-stop shop for all things Lego™), and Gelato Junction. Stop by Enstrom’s Toffee & Confectionary, sample their exceptional chocolate, and watch them make their world-famous toffee.
Race through epic, high-desert scenery with 2,000 other participants with Tour of the Moon on Sept. 30. Considered to be one of the premier recreational bike rides in the Western United States, the Tour of the Moon race begins and ends downtown and is one of the best ways to take in the breathtaking views of the Grand Valley…all from the comfort of your very own bicycle seat.
During the holidays, Downtown Grand Junction is the place to be to get into the spirit. Bring the whole family to meet Santa and enjoy a carol or two at the Downtown Tree Lighting on Nov. 17. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and prepare to be enchanted by hundreds of lighted floats at the annual Parade of Lights on Dec. 1.
With over 35 restaurants and 80 retail shops, Downtown Grand Junction has everything you need for cuisine, shopping, art, and entertainment. But we’re more than that. We’re a place where community comes together and celebrates the gift of living in western Colorado. No matter if you live here or are just visiting, whether you’re racing through downtown with Tour of the Moon, sampling toffee at Enstrom’s, or having a glass of wine at Bin 707, we hope you feel at home here.