Grand Valley Days 2023

August 18 -20

Photos credit:
Lynn J Shore - Photographist
Richard Olsen - Photographer
See you in 2024!

The Park Association would like to thank all of our sponsors for the support and thank you to the community for a successful 115th annual Grand Valley Days.

Grand Valley Days is an annual summer celebration, a way to come together and thank our community! Grand Valley Park Association hosts an array of summer time activities including: the GV Days Rodeo, Town Parade and a ton of Community Activities.

Event Schedule

Friday, August 18

Sign up for all Family Games
At Cottonwood Park

Let the games begin!
At Cottonwood Park

  • Stick Horse Races
  • Tug of War
  • 3 Legged Race and more!
  • Prizes to winners of each division

Free Music in the Park
At Cottonwood Park

  • Featuring The Basement Brothers
  • Food & Drink Vendors on site
Saturday, August 19

7:00AM to 10:00AM
Pancake Breakfast
At Grand Valley Methodist Church

“Derby Day’s” Parade
Kentucky Derby style Big Hats, and Big Bucks.

After the Parade
At the lawn of the Center for Family Learning

  • Live music by Alpine Echo
  • Food and merchandise vendors at the Early Learning Center
  • BBQ Benefiting Brent’s Place

Slack for timed events for the rodeo

At the Rodeo Grounds next to Cottonwood Park

Sign Up for Mutton Busting on site

Main Event Rodeo

  • Professional Announcer: Brandon Edwards and W/A Rodeo Co.
  • Mutton Busting
  • Bronc Riding
  • Calf Roping
  • Bull Riding
  • Barrel Racing and more!
  • 3rd Annual Calf Dressing

Immediately following the rodeo:
Live Music
By Rick Mancuso and the Fyve Star Band

Sunday, August 20

1:00PM to 3:00PM
Sunday Pie & Ice Cream Social
At the Battlement Mesa Historic School House

  • Live Dixieland music by Noodle Soup
Want to Join this year's Parade?

2023 Parade Entry Form

Please fill out the Parade Entry Form and mail the entry to:
GVD Parade Committee c/o Dusty Richards
PO Box 453
Parachute, CO. 81635

Entries must be in no later than August 8th!

Come Join us

Become a Volunteer

Our team is dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience for the attendees, and we couldn’t do it without the help and support of our amazing volunteers. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the event from behind the scenes, gain valuable experience, build new skills, and create new connections. We appreciate your willingness to donate your time, and we look forward to working alongside you to make our event a hit!

If you are willing to become a volunteer, please fill out this contact form. 

Contact Us

Have questions or comments? Send us a message!

Grand Valley Park Association