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.

July 2015

Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally
Friday, July 31st - Sunday, August 2nd
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August 2015

Cortez Evening Market
Tuesday, August 4th
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Escalante Days
Friday, August 7th - Saturday, August 8th
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Pow Wow 2015
Friday, August 21st - Sunday, August 23rd
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Ute Mountain Casino & Resort Handgame Tournament
Saturday, August 22nd
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Southwest Colorado Wine, Food & Art Festival
Saturday, August 22nd
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FREE ADMISSION to Mesa Verde National Park
Tuesday, August 25th - Tuesday, August 25th
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September 2015

Cortez Evening Market
Tuesday, September 1st
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17th Annual Harvest Beer Festival
Saturday, September 12th - Saturday, September 12th
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FREE ADMISSION to Mesa Verde National Park
Saturday, September 26th - Saturday, September 26th
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11th Annual Mancos Valley Balloon & Art Festival
Saturday, September 26th - Sunday, September 27th
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October 2015

Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 3rd
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Cortez Evening Market
Tuesday, October 6th
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