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 Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 and will continue nearly until parade time on Saturday.
- Choir competitions begin Thursday only at Florence High School.
- Band competitions begin at FHS and CCHS WEDNESDAY
High School Band/Orchestra Full Schedule of Events 2019 - click here
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.
Cañon City Music & Blossom Festival
2019 Blossom Queen Madyson Martinez
2019 Blossom Pageant Court
pictured left to right Miss Personality Jacine Valdez, Blossom Queen Madyson Martinez,
1st Attendant Peyton Valentine, 2nd Attendant Emma Enslow".
2019 Blossom Pageant Candidates and Award Winners
2019 Blossom Queen, Madyson Martinez
1st Attendant, Peyton Valentine
2nd Attendant, Emma Enslow
Miss Personality, Jacine Valdez
3rd Runner Up, Laiken McClure
4th Runner Up, Emily Reynolds
Interview Merit, Hannah Vertrees
Modeling Award, Morgan Richardson
Miss Photogenic, Anna Grace Swearingen
Spirts of Blossom, Katrina Jackson & Jennifer Green
2019 Little Miss and Mister
Ryan Jones and Rainy Bowyer
"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