YEAR-ROUND EVENT SCHEDULE

MARCH

  • Dolores Chamber of Commerce Annual Spring Banquet and Chamber Awards at the Dolores Community Center, dates will vary. doloreschamber.com

APRIL

  • McPhee Reservoir partially opens for boaters for the season mid-April. Will start full open hours in May. All motorized boats must get an Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspection before putting in.

  • Friday nearest Earth Day: Dolores Mountainfilm on Tour. See 10 acclaimed short films, silent auction, beer and wine.

MAY

  • May 1st: Dolores Visitor Center Opens for the season at 201 Railroad Avenue

  • McPhee Overlook Trail opens May 1st for the season thru October.

JUNE

  • Dolores River Festival – First 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. Check doloresriverfestival.org for up-to-date event information.  Joe Rowell Park, Dolores, Colorado.  Contact: outreach@doloresriverfestival.org.

  • Last Saturday in June: Dolores Community Yard Sale, 8am - 2pm at various locations in Dolores

  • Dolores Farmers Market: June – October, Fridays from 4 – 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Dolores.  

JULY

  • 4th of July Celebration at Groundhog Lake and RV Park groundhoglake.com

  • Adult Fishing Tournament at Groundhog Lake and RV Park groundhoglake.com

  • Annual Chili Cookoff at Groundhog Lake and RV Park groundhoglake.com

  • Dolores Farmers Market: June – October, Fridays from 4 – 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Dolores.  

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 Saturday 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, on EVEN years. Quilt Show, last full weekend in August. Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave, in downtown Dolores, CO. www.doloresmountainquilters.com

  • Dolores Farmers Market: June – October, Fridays from 4 – 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Dolores.  

OCTOBER

  • Dolores Chamber Orchard Harvest Festival 1st Saturday in October, 10am – 7pm, with Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project. Food, fun, vendors, beer booth, apple tasting, apple cider press, hard cider tasting, chili competition. Flanders Park, Dolores Colorado doloreschamber.com and montezumaorchard.org

  • Dolores Farmers Market: June – October, Fridays from 4 – 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Dolores.  

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 Cyclocross at Joe Rowell Park! 1st Saturday in November. Southwest Colorado Cycling Association www.swcocycling.com

  • Boggy Draw Mountain Bike Trail System Snowbike Grooming begins when snow pack permits, Southwest Colorado Cycling Association www.swcocycling.com

  • Dolores 5K Turkey Trot, on Thanksgiving. 9am @ Dolores Schools. Bring non-perishable kids lunch item for entry.

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 Saturday 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

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