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spacer 61st Annual Colorama Festival
Held Annually on Mother's Day Weekend!
May 12-14, 2017 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 two Pro-West Rodeos, a parade down main street, an all-new and bigger-than-life Colorama Fun Zone for great family fun, 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 official poster for last year's 2016 Colorama Festival!

Hours of operation are 10am-dusk on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, and 10am-2pm on Sunday, May 14.

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! 

Colorama Fun Zone (click here for a preview!) NEW!
Friday 4pm-8pm session
Saturday 12pm-4pm session
Saturday 4pm-8pm session
in grassy, picturesque Banks Lake Park

Colorama Fun Zone A one-of-a-kind Colorama Fun Zone replaces a carnival this year, complete with bigger-than-life kid-, tween-, and parent-friendly inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, basketball challenges, and over-the-top-fun PowerBall Bubbles! CLICK HERE for a preview of all of the great fun in store for you at the Colorama Fun Zone! Pre-sale tickets will be available for unlimited* play on the inflatables during each 4-hour session. Get them 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)

* Note: Unlimited play does not include PowerBall Bubbles use.

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 dusk
Sunday 10am to 2pm

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

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

Beer Garden
Thursday 5pm-9pm
Friday 5pm-9pm
Saturday 3pm-10pm

Serving Pacific Northwest Microbrew beers and featuring LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday AND Saturday evenings!

Helicopter Rides
Friday 2pm-dusk
Saturday 11am-dusk
Sunday 11am-2pm

Taking off and landing at the upper ballfield in North Dam Park. Provided by our friends at Inland Helicopter!

Pro-West Rodeo
Friday 6pm
Saturday 3pm

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
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