May 5th-8th, 2016

 

The Cañon City Music and Blossom Festival features national high school, middle school and junior high school bands in competition areas of Concert Band, Jazz Band, Parade and Orchestra.

  Concert Band and Orchestra Competitions are held at the Cañon City High School Lou Del Pizzo Performing Arts Center and Jazz Band Competitions are held at the Florence High School Performing Arts Center. The Blossom Festival is the largest school band competition in the state; performances will begin on Thursday, May 1st and will continue nearly until parade time on Saturday.

The Parade is held between 3rd and 14th streets on Canon City's Main Street, featuring marching bands and floats, food and fun.

Along the parade route, there will be various food vendors on Main Street, at the nearby Veterans Park and at the rodeo grounds serving tacos, hamburgers, pizza, caramel apples, lemonade, snow cones, Polish sausages, corn dogs and much more -- all the things that make a festival fun!

The Blossom Festival isn't just band music and a great parade, though. The oldest rodeo in Colorado takes place in Canon City on Blossom Festival weekend; the huge Wright's Amusements Carnival provides thrills for all ages all week long; the Blossom Craft Fair has over 100 vendors and an amazing free Kid Zone; and the ClusterDuck concert on Saturday night kicks off a summer of musical fun in Fremont County.

 

2016 Blossom Map

2016 Queen and Court

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 2016 Blossom Queen and Court 

2016 Queen and Court

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Left to Right:

2nd Attendant: Alessandra Giammo

Queen: Courtney Crossman
1st Attendant: Jordyn Whitney
Miss Personality: Ceianna Higgins

Little Miss & Mister: Tayah Salazar and Kayden Fields

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Blossom History


"The first recorded mention of a festival in Canon City occurred in the 1860's in the Canon City Times. By the 1880's, residents were celebrating Fruit Day as both an acknowledgment of their remarkable harvests and a way to acquaint neighboring communities with their bountiful products." Read more

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Check out information about Wonderful Canon City and all the adventurous things to do! Great places to eat and fun places to stay.

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Welcome to the 78th Canon City Music & Blossom Festival!

Join us for the fun and excitement of the 2016 festivities! Festival Free App 

2016 Schedule of Events

 Carnival

May 4th-May 8th 2016
Opens Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Thrusday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm-Midnight
Saturday: 10:00am-Midnight
Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Click here for more information about the Carnival

 


High School Band Concert Schedules

CAÑON CITY MUSIC AND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
CONCERT PERFORMANCESLOU DEL PIZZO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CAÑON CITY HIGH SCHOOL

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
CONCERT PERFORMANCES LOU DEL PIZZO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CAÑON CITY HIGH SCHOOL

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCES FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016


8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
CONCERT PERFORMANCES LOU DEL PIZZO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CAÑON CITY HIGH SCHOOL

 

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCES
FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

 

1:00 p.m.

CAÑON CITY MUSIC AND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PARADE

 

3:30 p.m.
AWARDS PRESENTATION FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BANDS, JAZZ BANDS, ORCHESTRAS AND ALL PARADE BANDS AT CITIZENS’ STADIUM, CAÑON CITY HIGH SCHOOL


Run Blossom

Saturday May 7th, 2016
Race Info
Friday
5-7 Early Packet Pick-up/Regsitration
@ Red Canyon Cycles

Saturday
6:45 - Packet pick-up/ race day registration
7:30 - 1/2 marathon start
8:30 - 5k/5mi start
8:31 - YETI start
8:32 - Strollers and Walkers
9:15ish - Kids' Races begin
9:45ish - Awards

Click here for more information: http://www.runblossom.org/


Parade: 

Join Us for the Parade on Saturday May 7th, 2016

Parade Line Up—12:15 p.m.

Start Time: 1:00 p.m.

 Click here for more information about the Canon City Music & Blossom Festival Parade


 Craft Fair

May 7th - 8th

Centennial Park: 221 Griffen, Canon City

Veteren's Park: 211 South 3rd St, Canon City


Cluster Duck

Cluster Duck 2016 Schedule

Sound Check between 1 – 3pm
Gates at 4pm
Open 4 – 5pm
Court Nance 5 – 6pm
Changeover 6 – 6:30pm
Jackson Michelson 6:30 - 7:15pm
Changeover 7:15 – 7:45pm
Mo Pitney 7:45 - 8:30pm
Changeover 8:30 – 9pm
Donovan Lee 9 – 10pm
Changeover 10 – 10:30pm
Tara Thompson 10:30 - 11:30pm


Blossom Map

Saturday - May 7, 2016

Music via ‘DJ’ through parade time until noon
12-1:30 Drew Frady
1:45-2:45 Crowning Kings acoustic
3:00-4:30 RiverCity Blues

Sunday - May 8, 2016
10-11am Church Benny Soto
11-11:30 Ira Carpentar
11:45-1:45 Bob Weir acoustic
2-4p Court Nance