Our new Summer Guides are HERE! Get your copy at Palisade Town Hall, downtown businesses, Palisade Chamber, Palisade Library, Clifton Library, or Central branch Library.  We also have a few more programs left in the spring season, which can be found below!  Just a reminder, online registration is available, but must be done with credit card.  Cash and check enrollment must be done in person at Palisade Town Hall.    Registration for summer programs and swim lessons is now open.  Registration can be done with this link



Festival Tickets: Have you bought your tickets to the 10th Annual Bluegrass & Roots Festival?  Music starts on Friday, June 8th and will go through Sunday, June 10th.  Buy single day tickets, three day tickets, or general camping is also available.  Visit https://www.palisademusic.com/ for a complete schedule of performers, to volunteer, or to buy tickets.  Early Bird ticket pricing is available until May 31. Looking to volunteer?  We still have spaces available to volunteer for the festival this year.

Bluegrass Sip & Paint: Show off your creative side and hand paint a fun Bluegrass themed wood project with a guided Sip & Paint session, hosted by Colorado Creative Juices on Thursday, June 7th from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM in the Palisade Plaza.  Adults will paint a pre-assembled bottle cap catcher for $30.00 and it includes an adult beverage.  Youth participants will get to paint a similar design on a flat wood canvas for $24.00.  All participants will receive one complimentary drink of choice; beer and wine will be available for those 21 and over.  Adult Registration link:https://townofpalisade.sportsiteslabs.com/player#ActIf6895a096-b162-4e8c-8bc1-2bcaa56d42f20.  Youth Registration Link: https://townofpalisade.sportsiteslabs.com/player#ActIf7b6cf1a8-1a82-4c14-8914-553da834154e0

Sage Creations Lavender Farm Tour: Experience local agriculture in Palisade with a Lavender Farm Tour at Sage Creations Organic Farm on Friday, June 8th from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. Participants will meet at the front gates of Riverbend Park at 9:30 AM for shuttle service to the farm. Take a guided tour of the lavender fields and green houses, see a distillation demonstration, enjoy culinary tastings, and learn about the benefits of lavender and how to grow it. Tour is open to ages 12 and up, all participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is $14.00 per personhttps://townofpalisade.sportsiteslabs.com/player#ActIf8c1b63f3-9deb-40e2-8c61-59d17c59b4500

SUP Yoga: Get into Festival grove with Yoga on a Paddle Board.  Enjoy a fun workout, scenic views of Palisade, and cool off at the same time on Friday, June 8th from at 3:00 PM on the East Pond in Riverbend.  Wear clothes you can get wet; go barefoot or wear sandals with a heal strap.  To participate in this activity, participants MUST have either a Friday festival ticket for a 3-Day ticket. Registration is $24.00 (includes all gear + class) or $10.00 (for the class only, bring your own board). Open to ages 16 +.  https://townofpalisade.sportsiteslabs.com/player#ActIfc892a8bb-f8a7-4ec1-bde7-d2533965f5720


Palisade Plunge Fundraiser: Kick off summer on Thursday, May 24th with an event that will raise funds for the Palisade Plunge Project.  The event will take place downtown Palisade from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM and will feature live music by Bluegrass Offenders, Clunker Bike Race, and a drink tent complete with many native Palisade favorites (Palisade Brewery, Talon Wine Brands, & Talbott’s Cider).  The Clunker Race will start at 6:00 PM, participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes and dress in costume to race a mile down Main Street for bragging rights and cool swag.  Race entries are all donation based.  Door prize drawings will also be given away throughout the night in the Plaza.  The Palisade Café will be donating 25% of the day’s proceeds to the project as well.  All proceeds from drink and snack sales and race entries will go towards the Palisade Plunge.

Palisade Sunday Farmers Market: Kick off produce season with the Palisade Sunday Market on June 10th from 9:30 AM-1:30 PM downtown Palisade.  Enjoy a great lineup of music at the season opener, featuring some of the bands from the Bluegrass Fest.

Streams of Eden               9:30 to 10:40 a.m.

Let Them Roar                   10:55 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

Bluegrass Offenders       12:20  to 1:30 p.m.


Opening Day Splash: Dive into summer on Saturday, May 26.  The pool will open for lap swim at 12:00 PM and public swim from 1:00 PM-7:30 PM.  Enjoy an opening day special of $2.50 per person for all ages.

Palisade Swim Team: Swim Season is here!  Advanced swimmers, ages 7-17 are invited to join swim team, all participants must be able to swim 50 yards continuously and must be proficient in freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.  Practices will begin on June 5th at 8:30 AM and practices will be held every Tues & Thurs through Aug 2nd.  Perspective team members are welcome to try out at no cost on Thursday, May 31 at 8:30 AM.  Registration is $105.00 for the full season or $58.00 per month, full season payments must be received by June 7th.

Swim Lessons:  Palisade Pool offers both morning and evening swim lessons.  Session 1 AM will begin on June 4 and will run Mon-Thurs through June 14 with lesson times at 9:40 AM10:15 AM,10:55 AM, and 11:30 AM.  Evening lessons will begin on June 5 and will run Tuesdays & Thursdays June 5-June 28 at 5:30 PM and 6:10 PM.  Please refer to the summer activity guide to see a complete schedule of the levels offered for each lesson time.  Register online at https://townofpalisade.sportsiteslabs.com/player#Root1edef0ddd-1afd-4709-9c20-6f9043be78d40


Group Fitness: All classes are held at the Palisade Community Center and are open to ages 14 and over. All Yoga classes will resume as scheduled this week.

  Class Day Time Fee
Total Body Fitness
Mon 5:30 PM-6:20 PM

NO CLASS on May 28

$4 drop in

$30  10 punch

Core Strength & Tone
Wed 10:00AM-10:50AM $4 drop in

$30  10 punch

Tues 6:00PM-7:00PM $8 drop in

$36  6 punch

Weights for Life
Thurs 10:00AM-10:50AM $4 drop in

$30  10 punch

Gentle Yoga
Thurs 6:00PM-7:00PM $8 drop in

$36  6 punch


Little Explorers (Ages 3-6): Spend the morning exploring nature at Riverbend Park; learning about nature through scavenger hunts, nature walks, and crafts.  Session 1 will begin on June 12th and will run on Tuesday &Thursday at 10:00 AM from June 12-June 21.  Participants should meet at the Lions Club Shelter at Riverbend Park and bring water.  Registration is $20.00 per child, enroll by June 8.


Mica Mine Field Trip (Ages 7-11): Youth are invited to take a fun day trip to the Mica Mine on Wednesday, June 13 from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM for a morning of exploring local geography and geology, then the group will head back to Palisade to look at the collected samples in a micro scope, and finally they will top the day off at the Palisade Pool.  Participants should wear sturdy shoes, pack water, lunch, sun screen, and swim gear.  Registration is $18.00, enroll by June 8.

Wrestling Camp (Ages 7-10): Kids new to wrestling and those that have been in the sport for a short time will benefit from this camp taught by CMU athletes; learning the basics of the sport, proper techniques, and body awareness.  Camp will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at the Palisade Gym starting June 19-June 28.  Registration is $26.00 per child, enroll by June 14.

Science Camp (ages 6-10): Kids will have fun with hands-on experiments ranging from STEM to chemistry. Camp will run MondayThursday (July 16-July 19from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Palisade Community Center.  The camp includes a field trip to the Math and Science Center on the final day. Participants should pack water, lunch, sunscreen, and swim gear. Participants will be dropped off at the Palisade Pool at the end of camp.  Registration is $52.00 per child and it includes all supplies, field trip admission and transportation, and pool admission each day of camp.  Register EARLY, our deadline for this camp is June 20.  https://townofpalisade.sportsiteslabs.com/player#ActIf14134ec0-e813-487d-a3fd-cdd29dc1aa4b0


Gray Gourmet: Meet new friends or catch up with old friends each week at the Gray Gourmet meal, every Tuesday at the Palisade Community Center.  Doors open at 11:00 AM and the meal is served at 12:00 PM.  Participants are welcome to come at 11:30 AM for dominoes or cards.  Advanced reservation is required, to reserve a seat call 243-9844 X1.  Suggested donation of $3.50 for diners 60+ or $8.75 for all diners under age 60.

History Walk: Enjoy an interpretive history walk of downtown Palisade on Friday, June 1st, learning about the early founders and 100 years of business in Palisade.  Participants should meet at 10:00 AM at the Kiosk across the street from the Post Office on Kluge.  Registration is $5.00 per person, and all proceeds go to the Palisade Historical Society.  RSVP by May 31.

DIY Class: Looking for a creative escape?  Join Palisade Rec for a class on Wed, June 13 at 1:00 PM to make Garden Markers, adding fun décor and organization to your garden.  Class will be held in the Rec Office, located next door to Town Hall.  Registration is $10.00 and it includes all supplies, enroll by June 11.


Summer Hiking Series:  The first hike of the summer series will take place on Monday, June 4th with a 3 mile hike along Time Machine in Grand Junction.  The group will meet earlier in the summer, at 7:20 AM.  Registration is$4.00 per person by June 1 or $5.00 at the door.  Participants should pack water, snacks, sunscreen, and dress in layers.  Dogs Welcome!

Grand Mesa Water Tour: Get outdoors with a hike and tour of Flowing Park Reservoir with local water commissioner on Monday, June 25th.  This interpretive tour will showcase water law, local water supply, measuring water and how to take water reads.  After the tour, plan to hike 4-5 miles near Flowing Park.  The group will meet at 7:00 AM at Palisade Town Hall for the shuttle.  Participants should wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, pack water, lunch, bug spray, and sun screen.  Registration is $8.00 per person, enroll by June 20th.  Dogs Welcome!

Contact Sarah Brooks, Recreation & Events Coordinator for Town of Palisade, at 970-464-5602 or sbrooks@townofpalisade.org.