Welcome to the 77th Canon City Music & Blossom Festival!

Join us for the fun and excitement of the 2015 festivities! And join us in our celebration of community: Two years ago, wildfires changed the landscape but not the spirit of our area. We are proud of the natural beauty that surrounds us, and we'd love to share it with you! 

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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.


We are excited to have Megan Ruger from season 6 of The Voice performing at this years Cluster  Duck on May 2!


RunBlossom, go to the parade and then make sure you make it to the Cluster Duck.


It is an event you and your friends don't want to miss!




2015 Blossom Queen and Court



Photo is courtesy of  Carie Canterbury / Daily Record


Queen — Raina Snelson
      First Attendant — Carissa Harlow
      Second Attendant — Kaitlyn Collins
      Miss Personality — Elise Green
      Little Miss — McKinley McBride
      Little Mister — Zeb Koehn




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


Welcome Bands!


Plan Today to come to Colorado's Community Run Band Festival 77th Annual Music & Blossom Festival in Canon City, Colorado!



Dear Band Director, On April 30th thru May 4th, the City of Cañon City, Colorado will be hosting the 77th Annual Music and Blossom Festival. This is Colorado’s only community run Band Festival. I cordially invite you and your students to participate in this spectacular musical event. 


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Be our Guest!


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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