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 winemakers' dinners 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.

February 2016

The Jordan World Circus
Monday, February 8th
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SW Colorado Concert Series presents John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
Tuesday, February 9th
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Four Seasons Greenhouse Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, February 13th
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Miss Tess & The Talkbacks at Sunflower Theatre
Sunday, February 14th
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Four Seasons Greenhouse Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, February 20th
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Four States Junior Rodeo
Saturday, February 20th - Sunday, February 21st
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Four Seasons Greenhouse Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, February 27th
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March 2016

Four Seasons Greenhouse Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, March 5th
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Four Seasons Greenhouse Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, March 12th
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Four States Ag Expo
Thursday, March 17th - Saturday, March 19th
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Four Seasons Greenhouse Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, March 19th
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Four Seasons Greenhouse Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, March 26th
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April 2016

16th Annual Home, Garden, and Car Show
Friday, April 8th - Saturday, April 9th
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Cortez Gun Show
Friday, April 15th - Sunday, April 17th
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FREE ADMISSION to Mesa Verde National Park
Saturday, April 16th - Sunday, April 24th
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Pueblo-to-Pueblo Run/Bike Event
Saturday, April 30th
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May 2016

SW Colorado Concert Series presents Brassfire
Sunday, May 1st
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10th Annual 12-Hours of Mesa Verde Mountain Bike Race
Saturday, May 7th
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12th Annual Ute Mountain / Mesa Verde Birding Festival
Wednesday, May 11th - Sunday, May 15th
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The Ultimate Outdoor & Gun Show
Friday, May 13th - Sunday, May 15th
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Indian Arts & Culture Festival
Saturday, May 28th - Sunday, May 29th
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June 2016

Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, June 1st
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, June 2nd
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, June 4th
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The Dolores River Festival
Saturday, June 4th
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Ute Mountain Round-Up Rodeo Chuckwagon Supper
Wednesday, June 8th
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Ute Mountain Round-Up Rodeo Carnival
Wednesday, June 8th - Sunday, June 12th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, June 8th
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86th Annual Ute Mountain Round-Up Rodeo
Thursday, June 9th - Saturday, June 11th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, June 9th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, June 11th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, June 15th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, June 16th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, June 16th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, June 18th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, June 22nd
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, June 23rd
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, June 25th
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Mesa Verde National Park Reunion
Saturday, June 25th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, June 29th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, June 29th
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July 2016

Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, July 2nd
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Ute Mountain Casino Fireworks Display
Sunday, July 3rd
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Mancos Fireworks Display
Monday, July 4th
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Cortez Burst Triathalon & Rotary Fireworks Display
Monday, July 4th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, July 6th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, July 7th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, July 9th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, July 13th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, July 14th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, July 16th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, July 20th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, July 21st
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, July 23rd
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, July 27th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, July 28th
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Mancos Days
Friday, July 29th - Sunday, July 31st
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, July 30th
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Montezuma County Fair
Saturday, July 30th - Saturday, August 6th
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August 2016

Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, August 3rd
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, August 4th
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Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally
Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, August 6th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, August 10th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, August 11th
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Escalante Days
Friday, August 12th - Saturday, August 13th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, August 13th
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George Geer Memorial Car Show
Saturday, August 13th
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Mancos Beer Festival
Saturday, August 13th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, August 17th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, August 18th
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Ute Mountain Casino Pow-Wow
Friday, August 19th - Sunday, August 21st
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, August 20th
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FREE ADMISSION to Mesa Verde National Park
Tuesday, August 23rd - Sunday, August 28th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, August 24th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, August 25th
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Mesa Verde National Park Founder's Day
Thursday, August 25th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Tuesday, August 30th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, August 31st
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September 2016

Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, September 1st
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, September 3rd
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, September 7th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, September 8th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, September 10th
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18th Annual Harvest Beer Festival
Saturday, September 10th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, September 14th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, September 15th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, September 17th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, September 21st
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Mesa Verde National Park's Balcony House Sunrise Tour
Thursday, September 22nd - Friday, September 23rd
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, September 22nd
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12th Annual Mancos Valley Balloon & Art Festival
Friday, September 23rd - Sunday, September 25th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, September 24th
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FREE ADMISSION to Mesa Verde National Park
Saturday, September 24th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, September 28th
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Mancos Farmers Market
Thursday, September 29th
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October 2016

Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, October 1st
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Wetherill Star Night
Saturday, October 1st
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, October 5th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, October 8th
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Dolores Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 8th
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Mesa Verde National Park's Balcony House Sunrise Tour
Monday, October 10th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, October 12th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, October 15th
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, October 19th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, October 22nd
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Dolores Farmers Market
Wednesday, October 26th
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Cortez Farmers Market
Saturday, October 29th
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November 2016

FREE ADMISSION to Mesa Verde National Park
Friday, November 11th
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December 2016

Festival on the Plaza
Saturday, December 3rd
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Mesa Verde National Park Luminaria Open House
Thursday, December 8th
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Holiday Hayrides
Saturday, December 17th
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