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.

May 2015

126th Ute Mountain Bear Dance Celebration
Friday, May 29th - Monday, June 1st
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June 2015

Dolores River Festival
Saturday, June 6th
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Ute Mountain Rodeo Chuckwagon BBQ
Wednesday, June 10th
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Ute Mountain Rodeo Carnival
Wednesday, June 10th - Sunday, June 14th
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85th Annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo
Thursday, June 11th - Saturday, June 13th
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FREE ADMISSION to Mesa Verde National Park
Saturday, June 13th
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July 2015

Cortez Burst Triathalon & Rotary Fireworks Display
Saturday, July 4th
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Ute Mountain Casino Fireworks Display
Sunday, July 5th - Sunday, July 5th
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Mancos Days
Friday, July 24th - Sunday, July 26th
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Montezuma County Fair
Monday, July 27th - Saturday, August 1st
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Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally
Friday, July 31st - Sunday, August 2nd
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August 2015

Escalante Days
Friday, August 7th - Saturday, August 8th
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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

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

Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 3rd
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