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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 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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April 2017

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK FEE-FREE DAYS (NTL. PARK WEEK WEEKEND)

April 15 at 8:00 am - April 16 at 5:00 pm

CORTEZ GUN SHOW

April 21 at 8:00 am - April 22 at 5:00 pm

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

April 22 at 8:00 am - April 23 at 5:00 pm

PUEBLO TO PUEBLO RUN/BIKE EVENT

April 29 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 2017

THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR & GUN SHOW

May 5 at 8:00 am - May 7 at 5:00 pm

UTE MOUNTAIN/MESA VERDE BIRDING FESTIVAL

May 10 at 8:00 am - May 14 at 5:00 pm

12 Hours of Mesa Verde Endurance Mountain Bike Race

May 13 at 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

3rd Thursday Downtown Open Air Market

May 18 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 2017

Ute Mountain Native American Bear Dance – towaoc

June 2 at 12:00 am - June 4 at 12:00 am

Ute Mountain Round Up Rodeo

June 8 at 12:00 am - June 10 at 12:00 am

Dolores River Festival

June 10
July 2017

58th Annual Mancos Days

July 28 - July 30

Boyle Park Contact Phone: 970-533-7434 Website: www.mancosvalley.com

Montezuma County Fair

July 28 - August 5

Montezuma County Fairgrounds Contact Phone: 970-565-1000

August 2017

Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally

August 4 - August 6

Parque de Vida ~ 6:30 am Contact Phone: 505-977-2679

Escalante Days & Mountain Bike Race

August 11 - August 13

Contact Phone: 970-882-4018 Website: www.doloreschamber.com

George Geer Memorial Car Show

August 12

Centennial Park, Cortez ~ 10:00 am Contact Phone: 970-560-2572

Escalante Days & Nights Music Festival

August 12

Dolores River Brewery Contact Phone: 970-882-4677 Website: www.doloresriverbrewery.com

Mancos Summer Brewfest

August 19

Contact Phone: 970-533-9761 Website: www.mancosbrewingcompany.com

Mesa Verde National Park Fee-Free Day (Ntl. Park Service Birthday)

August 25

Contact Phone: 970-529-4465 Website: www.nps.gov/meve

Ute Mountain Casino Pow-Wow

August 25 - August 27

Contact Phone: 970-565-8800 Website: www.utemountaincasino.com

September 2017

Harvest Beer Festival

September 9

Contact Phone: 970-565-1664 Website: www.montezumaland.org

13th ANNUAL MANCOS VALLEY BALLOON FESTIVAL

September 29 - October 1

Contact Phone: 970-533-7434 Website: www.mancosvalley.com

Agape Durango Rhythm & Soul Festival

September 29 - October 1

For more information phone (970) 533-7434 or visit: www.agapedurango.org

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

September 30

Contact Phone: 970-529-4461 Website: www.nps.gov/meve

Mancos Valley Arts & Crafts Festival

September 30

For more information phone (970) 533-7434 or visit: www.mancosvalley.com  

October 2017

Dolores Harvest Festival and Orchard Social

October 14

Contact Phone: 970-882-4018 Website: www.doloreschamber.com

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