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, April 29th, 2020 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.


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



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



Canon City Music & Blossom Festival 


April 29-30, May 1,2,3 2020





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