Area Events & Festivals
Alamosa - Summerfest on the Rio
A variety of live entertainers (rock & roll, bluegrass, jazz, Mariachi bands, belly dancers, jugglers and more) and over 150 vendors set up at Cole Park for a jam-packed weekend of fun. www.summerfestontherio.org
Monte Vista - Rally in the Valley
Around 600 motorcyclists meet for a poker run (with a stop in Creede!), bike show, games, music and more.
Alamosa Round Up
At the Alamosa Fairgrounds. Includes a Little Britches Rodeo, team roping, bull riding, barrel racing and more. Event ends with a Demolition Derby.
South Fork - Little Britches Rodeo
This 3-day rodeo features the youngest cowboys and cowgirls! Kids ages 6-19 come from all over the western United States to compete in everything from barrel racing to steer riding! Top contenders earn a spot at the National Little Britches competion.
South Fork - Logger Days Festival – 3rd Weekend of July
Watch professional loggers and amateurs compete in events such as axe throwing, wood chopping, cross sawing and more. Chainsaw artists, live music, food. www.southfork.org
Manassa Pioneer Days
Rodeo, horse races, demolition derby, parade, food and live music. www.themanassaproject.org
Alamosa – San Luis Valley Fly-In and Air Show
Annual event with classic warplanes, aerobatic exhibitions, military aircraft, experimental aircraft and home-builts. 719-852-9860
Monte Vista – Ski Hi Stampede
Colorado’s oldest pro rodeo event. Huge concert Thursday night, parades through town on Friday and Saturday mornings, three pro rodeo performances, live music and dancing in the evenings, and a carnival sets up just outside the arena. www.skihistampede.com
Pagosa Springs - Wyndham Arts & Crafts Festival
The Wyndham hosts an annual Arts & Crafts festival July 17th-18th along Hwy 160 with tons of vendors. There are multiple events in town this weekend - make sure not to miss this!
Del Norte – Covered Wagon Days
Celebrate western heritage with a parade, costume contest, horseshoe tournament, gunfight reenactment and 5k run. Pancakes and sausage served after the parade. Event ends with Saturday night dance.
Crestone Music Festival
A cultural event for all ages held at the Challenger Golf Course. Enjoy great live music, international cuisine, arts and crafts, contests, activities and more. www.crestfest.org
South Fork - Rhythms on the Rio – Late August
Celebrate music and bring unique sounds to the banks of the Rio Grande. Each year the festival hosts two days of music, vendors and fun for the whole family. www.southforkmusic.org
Alamosa – Early Iron Festival
Labor Day Weekend. A fantastic show of around 400 vintage vehicles in Alamosa’s Cole Park. Parade, vendors, live music and great food! www.earlyironclub.com
Pagosa Springs - Four Corners Folk Festival
Live music festival over Labor Day Weekend. www.folkwest.com
Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Festival
Music, food, wine, and friends…all beneath the fall aspens of the San Juan Mountains. www.lakecityfestival.org