Join us as we "Celebrate our Song" of Native American art, culture and history


Mesa Verde Country® Indian Arts and Culture Festival

The communities of Cortez, Dolores, Mancos, and Towaoc, and our partners at Mesa Verde National Park, welcome you to the 14th 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.

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!

Preserve America: Explore and Enjoy Our Natural Heritage
The Indian Arts and Culture Festival is supported in part by a Preserve America Grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Mesa Verde Country® Indian Arts and Culture Festival Poster

We are proud to be supported in part by the Colorado Creative Industries