Signature Downtown Event

Parade of Lights


Congratulations to our 2015 Parade of Light Winners!!! This was a tough year of judging- there were so many great floats. Congratulations to all of our businesses and organizations for their creativity this year. It was another great Downtown Parade and we’re already looking forward to next year.

Our 2015 winners are: 

1st Place- Snob Productions
2nd Place- The Spring Works
3rd Place- Countryside Services

1st Place- DanceWorks
2nd Place- Grand Junction Marching Band
3rd Place- Nueva Generación Folklorico

1st Place- Western Slope ATV Association
2nd Place- Grand Mesa Jeep Club
3rd Place- Elk’s Lodge

1st Place- Colorado Korruption, GJ Grizz
2nd Place- Mesa County 4-H Horse Program
3rd Place- Cub Scouts Pack 353

1st Place- Town Square Media

The Parade of Lights is the biggest parade of the year! Thousands line Main Street as more than 100 lighted entries enchant viewers. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy our beautiful Downtown. Be sure to also check out the shop windows of our wonderful Downtown businesses! In 2015 the parade was awarded “Best of the West for Family Events” by the Daily Sentinel.

The parade theme for 2015 is “Pedaling into the Holidays” with a nod to one of our most beloved Western Colorado sports: Bicycling and Mountain Biking!

Note on Parking: On November 19, 2014, City Council approved a ban on parking on Main Street during the Parade of Lights. This is primarily in the interest of safety, though visibility on the parade route and a reduction of exhaust fumes will also be improved. Parking will not be allowed along the parade route as of 3:00pm on Dec. 5. Any vehicles remaining along the parade route will be towed to a lot a few blocks away, where they can be retrieved at no cost to the owner. Please park on a side street or in the parking garage at 4th and Rood and walk over to enjoy the festivities!