Grand Valley Days

August 16-18, 2024

Photos credit:
Lynn J Shore - Photographist
Richard Olsen - Photographer

Join us for Grand Valley Days 2024: Western Heroes!

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.

2024 Event Schedule

Friday, August 16

6:00PM
GVPA Final Gymkhana
At the Rodeo Grounds

Dusk
Movie under the Stars
At Cottonwood Park

Saturday, August 17

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

Street Vendors & Games

10:00AM
“Western Heroes” Parade

After the Parade
Live Music: Gerhard Rill and Alpine Echo
On the lawn of the Center for Family Learning (CFL)

Afternoon/Evening
Cornhole Tournament
At Cottonwood Park

  • All proceeds to benefit the Grand Valley Educational Foundation.


7:00PM
Main Event Rodeo
At the Rodeo Grounds

After the Rodeo
Concert: Rick Mancuso and the Five Star Band!
At the Rodeo Grounds

Sunday, August 18

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

  • Sponsored by the Grand Valley Historical Society
Friday, August 18

5:00PM
Sign up for all Family Games
At Cottonwood Park

6:00PM
Let the games begin!
At Cottonwood Park

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

8:00PM
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

10:00AM
“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


4:00PM
Slack for timed events for the rodeo

At the Rodeo Grounds next to Cottonwood Park

6:00PM
Sign Up for Mutton Busting on site

7:00PM
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
After the Rodeo

Rick Mancuso and the Fyve Star Band

After the Parade

Gerhard Rill and Alpine Echo

will play on the lawn of the Center for Family Learning (CFL)!

Barrels, Poles, Flags and Special Events

Grand Valley Gymkhana Series

Parachute Fairgrounds May 31, June 28, July 19 and August 16

Age Groups (As of January 1) – 8 & Under, 9-12, 13-17 and 18 & Up

Check In 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. Start

$10 per event

Must attend 3/4 of the events to qualify for year end prizes.

Want to Join this year's Parade?

2024 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 10th!

Grand Valley Days 2024

Vendors Needed!

Click on the  button below to see available vendor sites.

Email Brandon Burke at bburke@parachute.gov to register.

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

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Grand Valley Park Association