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spacer 64th Annual Colorama Festival
Held Annually on Mother's Day Weekend!
May 8-10, 2020 at North Dam Park

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This festival is a hometown favorite and draws people from the Grand Coulee Dam Area and the surrounding towns as well. It is a popular event for former residents of the area to return to year after year. The festival is held annually on Mother's Day weekend in beautiful North Dam Park (between Grand Coulee and Electric City). Activities for the weekend include a carnival, two Pro-West Rodeos, a Color Run, a parade down main street, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a beer garden, and a prize button raffle drawing with grand prizes.

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Check out the 2019 official poster for a preview of all the fun to be had again this year.

Pack up the kids and spend the day in the Grand Coulee Dam Area. With plenty to do all weekend long, you'll be glad you did! 

Rainier Amusements Carnival
Rainier Amusements Carnival Thursday 4pm-9pm
Friday 4pm-9pm
Saturday 12pm-9pm

The carnival comes to town to entertain and delight with plenty of family-friendly fun for Colorama. Pre-sale tickets will be available for sale at the discounted rate of just $20 ($30 at the gate). Get your tickets in advance at these area businesses:

  • Chamber office (Grand Coulee, next to The Star)
  • Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union (Coulee Dam)
  • Coulee Hardware (Grand Coulee)
  • H&H Grocery (Electric City)
  • Loepp Furniture (Grand Coulee)
  • The Star (Grand Coulee)
  • Trading Post (Nespelem)

Colorama Color Run
Colorama Color-Run Saturday 9am
in North Dam Park

This 5K run through North Dam Park, now in its 3rd season, is now a fixture of the Colorama festivities. The entry fee is just $25, and all entrants get a T-shirt. REGISTER HERE in advance or the morning of the race. Come get your Colorama color on!

Cowboy Breakfast
Saturday 7am to 11am
The Seniors hold an annual Cowboy Breakfast from 7am-11am Saturday at the Senior Center on Grand Coulee’s Main Street. Join us!

Colorama Parade
Saturday 11am
Bands, riders, floats, fire engines, and the works await those who gather along Grand Coulee’s Midway Avenue. The parade usually lasts over an hour. If you want to enter the parade, fill out and return this parade entry form. There’s always room for one more!

Arts, Crafts, and Food Vendors
Friday and Saturday 10am to 8pm
Sunday 10am to 2pm

The vendor fair, packed with more than 60 arts & crafts and food vendors, is held in picturesque North Dam Park.

If you are interested in being a vendor for this exciting event, click here for more information.

Beer Garden
Thursday 4pm-9pm*
Friday 4pm-9pm with live music from 7pm-9pm
Saturday 2pm-11pm with live music from 7pm-11pm
Serving Pacific Northwest Microbrew beers and featuring LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday AND Saturday evenings!
   *Thirsty Thursday prices: 6 drinks for $20 or $4 each
   Regular price: 5 drinks for $20 or $5 each

Helicopter Rides
Friday 2pm-8pm
Saturday 11am-8pm
Sunday 10am-2pm

Taking off and landing at the upper ballfield in North Dam Park.

Pro-West Rodeo
Friday 6pm
Saturday 4pm

The Pro-West Rodeo features Ranch Bronc Riding on Friday and Saturday at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds Arena, located at 2209 Alcan Road (in the Delano area of Grand Coulee). Prior to each event, a stick horse race and mutton bustin' (sheep riding) event will commence - great fun for the kids! For more information, click here.

Raffle Buttons
Get your Colorama buttons!Raffle Drawing held Saturday 1pm
Colorama Buttons are on sale at 30+ businesses locally for $3 each. Drawings for prizes totaling nearly $1,000 will be held Saturday at 1pm at the gazebo in North Dam Park. Each button is numbered and you have to be present to win. More than a dozen awesome prizes will be awarded - good luck!

Thank you to everyone who helps to make Colorama a success!

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Have questions? Contact Peggy Nevsimal, Executive Director, at 509-633-3074 or