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 Burst Triathalon & Rotary Fireworks Display
Saturday, July 4th
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Cowboy Music at the Sunflower Theatre
Sunday, July 5th - Saturday, July 11th
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Cortez Evening Markert
Tuesday, July 7th
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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

Cortez Evening Markert
Tuesday, August 4th
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Escalante Days
Friday, August 7th - Saturday, August 8th
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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 Markert
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 Markert
Tuesday, October 6th
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