Plenty of people are hitting the road for the holiday weekend, but, for those who aren't traveling,  there is no shortage of fun things to do locally for the holiday weekend.

Sometimes it's good to stay home for the holiday weekend, fire up the backyard grill, and do something locally. If you are staying in the valley this weekend, try one or more of these fun happenings in Grand Junction.

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    SCHOOL'S OUT PARTY AT THE POOL

    Friday, 1:30PM-7:30PM

    If anyone is in the mood for a party, it's all the kids who are out of school for the summer. The Lincoln Park Moyer Pool is the site of the big celebration with lots of wet, watery fun.

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    FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

    Friday, 5:30PM-8:30PM

    You want to ease into the long holiday weekend. You don't want to cook, but you really don't feel like going "out." Food Truck Friday is the answer at Lincoln Park. There will be a variety of food trucks on location, plus music and a beer garden. Bring your lawn chairs and/or a blanket.

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    JUCO

    Saturday, Sunday, Monday

    The Alpine Bank Junior College World Series gets underway on Saturday and there will be lots of baseball at Suplizio field all weekend long and beyond. Tickets are available for each game at the gate.

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    STRAY GRASS CONCERT

    Saturday, 7:00PM

    Enjoy the smooth sounds of local favorite Stray Grass at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. Admission is $15 so put on your dancing shoes, and be sure and bring a blanket or a chair.

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    TITANOBA MONSTER SNAKE

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    Dinosaur Journey in Fruita is the site of this Smithsonian traveling exhibit. It's a 48-foot long replica of the world's largest snake that slithered over the earth some 60 million years ago. Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for kids.