The communities of Cortez, Dolores, Mancos, and Towaoc, and our partners at Mesa Verde National Park, welcome you to the 13th Annual Mesa Verde Country® Indian Arts & Culture Festival. We invite you to join us as we "Celebrate Our Song" and showcase the many cultural and archaeological gems of our area.
May is archaeology month in Colorado and there is no better place to celebrate than Mesa Verde Country®, the archaeological center of America. Archaeology ties all of us to the heritage we proudly share with the Ancestral Puebloan people from the past and the Native Americans living here today.
Also woven into the rich fabric of our landscape are explorers, ranchers, miners, farmers, cowboys, outlaws, and railroad men. These later settlers to the area are very much a part of the rich cultural heritage we invite you to celebrate with us.
This year's festival is part of the Grand Opening of the new Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center, located at the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park.
Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center
The Indian Arts and Culture Festival is supported in part by a Preserve America Grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
We hope your experiences in Mesa Verde Country® provide a deeper understanding of the archaeology, Native American culture, and Old West history that have made our area a trading center and merging point for many cultures over the past 2,000 years. They are the reasons we are Celebrating Our Song!