So Much to Celebrate!
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There is so much to celebrate in Mesa Verde Country. Many of our festivals reflect our cultural ties with the archaeology and Native Culture of the area and link the past to the present. Others take to the skies, whether looking for birds or ascending in balloons.

Some festivals appeal to our taste buds, be it gourmet or beer fests, while others appeal to our artistic tastes through music, art, and drama. Our spectacular parks fill on weekends with antique cars, arts and crafts vendors, or fireworks celebrations. Cowboys and the western lifestyle are also a big part of our celebrations, and rodeos and the county fair provide that Old West Experience.

The National Park Service, celebrating its 100th year in 2016, is essential to America’s heritage.

Mesa Verde National Park—the only national park dedicated to preserving the works of man—is a part of this nationwide commemoration. With its archaeological riches, diverse wildlife and some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, Mesa Verde beckons you to visit soon.

Make memories, recreate, and enjoy the solace of nature with us in this special century-mark year.

★ Notes centennial events

 

 

November 2016 to March 2017

Four Seasons Greenhouse Winter Farmers market
Saturday, November 19th to Friday, March 31st
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Saturday’s 10:00am – 1:00 pm
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March 2017

Four States Ag Expo
Thursday, March 16th to Saturday, March 18th
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April 2017

Four Corners Home, Garden & Car Show
Friday, April 7th to Saturday, April 8th
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Mesa Verde National Park Fee-Free Days (Ntl. Park Week Weekend)
Saturday, April 15th to Sunday, April 16th
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Cortez Gun Show
Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd
Mesa Verde National Park Fee-Free Days (Ntl. Park Week Weekend)
Saturday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 23rd
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Pueblo to Pueblo Run/Bike Event
Saturday, April 29th
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May 2017

The Ultimate Outdoor & Gun Show
Friday, May 5th to Sunday, May 7th
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Ute Mountain/Mesa Verde Birding Festival
Wednesday, May 10th to Sunday, May 14th
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12 Hours of Mesa Verde Endurance Mountain Bike Race
Friday, May 12th
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3rd Thursday Downtown Open Air Market
Thursday, May 18th
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Indian Arts & Culture Festival
Saturday, May 27th to Sunday, May 28th
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May 2017 to September 2017

Third Thursday downtown
Thursday, May 18th to Thursday, September 21st
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Local market, vendors, food, beer, wine, live music
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Native American Dances
Monday, May 29th to Monday, September 4th
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June 2017 to October 2017

Cortez Farmers Market
Thursday, June 1st to Tuesday, October 31st
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Saturday’s 7:30-11:30am
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Dolores Farmers Market
Thursday, June 1st to Tuesday, October 31st
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Wednesday’s 4:00-7:00pm
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June 2017 to September 2017

Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, June 1st to Saturday, September 30th
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Thursday’s 4:00-7:00pm
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June 2017

Ute Mountain Native American Bear Dance - towaoc
Friday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 4th
Dolores River Festival
Saturday, June 3rd
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Ute Mountain Round Up Rodeo
Thursday, June 8th to Saturday, June 10th
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Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon
Saturday, June 24th
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Four States Ag Expo Ranch & Rodeo
Saturday, June 24th

July 2017

Ute Mountain Casino fireworks display
Sunday, July 2nd
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Cortez Fireworks display, Cortez Burst Triatholon
Tuesday, July 4th
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Mancos Days
Friday, July 28th to Sunday, July 30th

July 2017 to August 2017

Montezuma County Fair
Friday, July 28th to Saturday, August 5th
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August 2017

Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally
Friday, August 4th to Sunday, August 6th
Escalante Days
Friday, August 11th to Sunday, August 13th
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Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race
Saturday, August 12th
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George Geer Memorial Car Show
Saturday, August 12th
Mancos Summer Brewfest
Saturday, August 19th
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Mesa Verde National Park Fee-Free Day (Ntl. Park Service Birthday)
Friday, August 25th
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Ute Mountain Casino Pow-Wow
Friday, August 25th to Sunday, August 27th
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September 2017

Harvest Beer Festival
Saturday, September 9th
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Mesa Verde National Park Fee-Free Day (National Public Lands Day)
Saturday, September 30th
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October 2017

Dolores Harvest Festival and Orchard Social
Saturday, October 14th
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Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 28th

November 2017

Mesa Verde National Park Fee Free Day (Veterans Day Weekend)
Saturday, November 11th to Sunday, November 12th
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December 2017

Four Corners Realtors Parade of Lights
Saturday, December 2nd
Festival on the Plaza
Saturday, December 2nd
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Christmas in Dolores at the Galloping Goose
Saturday, December 9th
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Mesa Verde National Park Luminaria Open House
Thursday, December 14th
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Holiday Hayrides
Friday, December 15th to Saturday, December 16th
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