Annual Dolores Area Events

Open 7 days a week, 9 -4, May 1st through October 31st

Closed November 1st – April 30th

April

  • Dolores Chamber of Commerce Annual Spring Banquet and Chamber Awards 4th Saturday in April at the Dolores Community Center, doloreschamber.com

May

  • Dolores Visitor Center Opens for Season at 201 Railroad Avenue, 7 days a week, 9-4 through October 31

June

  • Dolores River Festival – Second Saturday in June– Annual event featuring LIVE MUSIC, arts, crafts, food vendors, kid’s activities, beer garden, free raft rides. Camping on-site, dog friendly. Festival kicks off with preparty the Friday evening prior at the Dolores River Brewery. Check doloresriverfestival.org for up-to-date event information.  Joe Rowell Park, Dolores, Colorado.  Contact: info@doloresriverfestival.org.
  • Dolores Farmers Market: June – October, Wednesdays, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Dolores.  882-7720

July

August

  • Durango Agility Dogs Agility Trials First Friday – Sunday in August:, Joe Rowell Park, Dolores (970) 247-8946
  • Escalante Days Second weekend in August. Biggest annual event in Dolores. Parades, vendors, Duck Race, Mountain Bike Race, Chain Saw & Arm Wrestling Competitions, live music, food, arts & crafts, and Galloping Goose Train activities.  Flanders Park, Dolores doloreschamber.com
  • Dolores Rotary Club Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race Second weekend in August. Beginner, Sport, Expert and Endurance. Ride up to 50 miles of connected single-track alpine trails on the Boggy Draw Mountain Bike Trail system, located in the beautiful and scenic San Juan Mountains doloresrace.com
  • Hunting Season Begins in the San Juan Mountains Late August
  • Dolores Mountain Quilters Biennial Quilt Show, even years. Quilt Show, last full weekend in August. Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave, in downtown Dolores, CO. www.doloresmountainquilters.com

October

  • Dolores Chamber Orchard Harvest Festival 2nd Saturday in October, 10 – 4, with Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project. Food, fun, vendors, beer booth, live music, apple tasting, apple cider press, hard cider tasting. Flanders Park, Dolores Colorado doloreschamber.com and montezumaorchard.org

November

  • Dolores Visitor Center closes for the winter November 1st – reopens May 1. The Dolores Public Library will serve visitors with local information and brochures through the winter.
  • Dolores ‘Cross (cyclocross) at Joe Rowell Park! 1st Saturday in November. Southwest Colorado Cycling Association www.swcocycling.com
  • Dolores Dollars Shop Local Promotion begins on Saturday after Thanksgiving, spend $10 or more at any participating merchant and receive an entry to win Dolores Dollars! Runs through third Saturday in December.
  • Boggy Draw Mountain Bike Trail System Snowbike Grooming begins when snow pack permits, Southwest Colorado Cycling Association www.swcocycling.com

December

  • Annual Dolores Community Center Christmas Bazaar – 1st Saturday in December, Dolores Community Center. One of the biggest and best seasonal craft fairs in the county!
  • Dolores River Brewery Holiday Arts & Crafts Show 1st or 2nd week in December, check web site: doloresriverbrewery.com
  • Christmas in Dolores at the Galloping Goose #5 Train Station and Museum – 2nd Saturday in December. Santa, live music, treat bags for kids, tree lighting and bonfire www.gallopinggoose5.org
  • Dolores Community Holiday Lighting Displays – All December long, holiday lighting contest, check out the beautiful lights on the mountain overlooking the town of Dolores