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.
Mancos Valley Balloon & Art Festival
Mancos Valley Art Fest & Street Fair
Food, music, art demos and hands-on art for kids and grown ups too. Dancing in the street and old time carriage rides.
Mesa Verde National Park Free Admission Day
National Public Lands Day
Wetherill Mesa Bike and Hike
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mesa Verde National Park
You are invited to participate in this year's Wetherill Mesa Bike and Hike. The fall is a special time of year to visit as the more relaxing fall season replaces the busy days of summer. The Wetherill Tram is not running so you are invited to ride your bike on the tram road and hike to Long House and Step House cliff dwellings. Rangers are available to answer your questions. Wetherill Mesa will be open 9 am to 4 pm.