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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)

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 8:00 am - Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 5:00 pm

CORTEZ GUN SHOW

Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 8:00 am - Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 am - Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 5:00 pm

PUEBLO TO PUEBLO RUN/BIKE EVENT

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

THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR & GUN SHOW

Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 8:00 am - Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 5:00 pm

UTE MOUNTAIN/MESA VERDE BIRDING FESTIVAL

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 8:00 am - Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at 5:00 pm

12 Hours of Mesa Verde Endurance Mountain Bike Race

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

3rd Thursday Downtown Open Air Market

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

Ute Mountain Native American Bear Dance – towaoc

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 12:00 am - Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 12:00 am

Ute Mountain Round Up Rodeo

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 at 12:00 am - Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 12:00 am

Dolores River Festival

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
July 2017

58th Annual Mancos Days

Friday, July 28th, 2017 - Sunday, July 30th, 2017

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

Montezuma County Fair

Friday, July 28th, 2017 - Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Montezuma County Fairgrounds Contact Phone: 970-565-1000

August 2017

Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally

Friday, August 4th, 2017 - Sunday, August 6th, 2017

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

Escalante Days & Mountain Bike Race

Friday, August 11th, 2017 - Sunday, August 13th, 2017

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

George Geer Memorial Car Show

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

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

Escalante Days & Nights Music Festival

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

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

Mancos Summer Brewfest

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

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

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

Friday, August 25th, 2017

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

Ute Mountain Casino Pow-Wow

Friday, August 25th, 2017 - Sunday, August 27th, 2017

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

September 2017

Harvest Beer Festival

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

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

13th ANNUAL MANCOS VALLEY BALLOON FESTIVAL

Friday, September 29th, 2017 - Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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

Agape Durango Rhythm & Soul Festival

Friday, September 29th, 2017 - Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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

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

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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

Mancos Valley Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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

October 2017

Dolores Harvest Festival and Orchard Social

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

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

Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

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

November 2017

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

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 - Sunday, November 12th, 2017

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

December 2017

Four Corners Realtors Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Contact Phone: 970-565-8408

Festival on the Plaza

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

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

Christmas in Dolores at the Galloping Goose

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

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

Mesa Verde National Park Luminaria Open House

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

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

Holiday Hayrides

Friday, December 15th, 2017 - Saturday, December 16th, 2017

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

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
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