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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)

04/15/2017 at 8:00 am - 04/16/2017 at 5:00 pm

CORTEZ GUN SHOW

04/21/2017 at 8:00 am - 04/22/2017 at 5:00 pm

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

04/22/2017 at 8:00 am - 04/23/2017 at 5:00 pm

PUEBLO TO PUEBLO RUN/BIKE EVENT

04/29/2017 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 2017

THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR & GUN SHOW

05/05/2017 at 8:00 am - 05/07/2017 at 5:00 pm

UTE MOUNTAIN/MESA VERDE BIRDING FESTIVAL

05/10/2017 at 8:00 am - 05/14/2017 at 5:00 pm

12 Hours of Mesa Verde Endurance Mountain Bike Race

05/13/2017 at 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

3rd Thursday Downtown Open Air Market

05/18/2017 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 2017

Ute Mountain Native American Bear Dance – towaoc

06/02/2017 at 12:00 am - 06/04/2017 at 12:00 am

Ute Mountain Round Up Rodeo

06/08/2017 at 12:00 am - 06/10/2017 at 12:00 am

Dolores River Festival

06/10/2017
July 2017

58th Annual Mancos Days

07/28/2017 - 07/30/2017

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

Montezuma County Fair

07/28/2017 - 08/05/2017

Montezuma County Fairgrounds Contact Phone: 970-565-1000

August 2017

Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally

08/04/2017 - 08/06/2017

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

Escalante Days & Mountain Bike Race

08/11/2017 - 08/13/2017

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

George Geer Memorial Car Show

08/12/2017

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

Escalante Days & Nights Music Festival

08/12/2017

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

Mancos Summer Brewfest

08/19/2017

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

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

08/25/2017

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

Ute Mountain Casino Pow-Wow

08/25/2017 - 08/27/2017

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

September 2017

Harvest Beer Festival

09/09/2017

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

13th ANNUAL MANCOS VALLEY BALLOON FESTIVAL

09/29/2017 - 10/01/2017

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

Agape Durango Rhythm & Soul Festival

09/29/2017 - 10/01/2017

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

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

09/30/2017

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

Mancos Valley Arts & Crafts Festival

09/30/2017

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

October 2017

Dolores Harvest Festival and Orchard Social

10/14/2017

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

Pumpkin Festival

10/28/2017

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

November 2017

Mesa Verde National Park Fee Free Days (Veterans Day Weekend)

11/11/2017 - 11/12/2017

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

December 2017

Four Corners Realtors Parade of Lights

12/02/2017

Contact Phone: 970-565-8408

Festival on the Plaza

12/02/2017

Contact Phone: 970-565-1151 Website: www.cortezculturalcenter.org

Christmas in Dolores at the Galloping Goose

12/09/2017

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

Mesa Verde National Park Luminaria Open House

12/14/2017

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

Holiday Hayrides

12/15/2017 - 12/16/2017

Contact Phone: 970-565-1151 Website: www.cortezculturalcenter.org

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