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 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.

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March 2018

Four States Ag Expo

Thursday, March 15th - Saturday, March 17th
April 2018

Four Corners Home & Garden Show

Friday, April 6th - Saturday, April 7th

Cortez Gun Show

Friday, April 13th - Sunday, April 15th

Mesa Verde National Park Fee-Free Days (National Park Week Weekend)

Saturday, April 21st

Pueblo-to-Pueblo Run/Bike Event

Saturday, April 28th
May 2018

Ute Mountain/Mesa Verde Birding Festival

Wednesday, May 9th - Sunday, May 13th

12 Hours of Mesa Verde Endurance Mountain Bike Race

Saturday, May 12th
June 2018

Ute Mountain Ute Native American Bear Dance

Friday, June 1st - Sunday, June 3rd

Dolores River Festival

Saturday, June 2nd

Ute Mountain Round-Up Rodeo

Thursday, June 7th - Saturday, June 9th

Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon

Saturday, June 23rd

Four States Ag Expo Ranch Rodeo

Sunday, June 24th
July 2018

Ute Mountain Fireworks Display & Events

Tuesday, July 3rd

Cortez Fireworks Display

Wednesday, July 4th

Parque de Vida, Cortez

Mancos Days

Friday, July 27th - Sunday, July 29th

Montezuma County Fair

Friday, July 27th - Sunday, August 5th
August 2018

Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally

Friday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 5th

Parque de Vida, Cortez

Escalante Days

Friday, August 10th - Sunday, August 12th

Dolores Mountain Bike Race

Saturday, August 11th

George Geer Memorial Car Show

Saturday, August 11th

Centennial Park, Cortez

Mancos Summer Brew Fest

Saturday, August 18th

Ute Mountain Casino Pow-Wow

Friday, August 24th - Sunday, August 26th
September 2018

Harvest Beer Festival

Saturday, September 8th

Mesa Verde National Park Fee-Free Day (National Public Lands Day)

Saturday, September 22nd

Montezuma’s Revenge Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, September 29th
October 2018

Ride of the Ancients

Sunday, October 7th

Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 27th

Downtown Cortez

November 2018

Mesa Verde National Park Fee-Free Day

Sunday, November 11th
December 2018

Four Corners Realtors Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 1st

Main Street, Cortez

Festival on the Plaza

Saturday, December 1st

Christmas in Dolores at the Galloping Goose

Saturday, December 8th

Mesa Verde National Park Luminaria Open House

Thursday, December 13th
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