YEAR-ROUND EVENT SCHEDULE

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JANUARY

  • Dolores River Advocates Annual Permit Party - 4th Friday in January

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.

  • Easter Egg Hunt is the Saturday before Easter, may happen in March or April, 10am at Joe Rowell Park

MAY

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

  • May 1st: Special Drive In Movie: Holes (2003) a Fundraiser for Operation Graduation. Starts at dark, around 8pm at Joe Rowell Park, $5 suggested donation per vehicle.

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

  • May 15th: Dolores Chamber Banquet, open to the public. Citizen of the year, business of the year awards, cash bar, silent auction. Doors open at 6pm at the Dolores Community Center, dinner starts at 7pm, ribs and chicken provided by End of the Trail Catering. $30pp, $50/couple, $200 table of 8

JUNE

  • Dolores River Festival – CANCELLED FOR 2021 - 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 doloresriverfest.org for up-to-date event information.  Joe Rowell Park, Dolores, Colorado.  Contact: producer@doloresriverfest.org.

  • Friday Family Fun & Food Nights, 5pm - 12am. Food trucks in Flanders Park from 5pm - 8pm, or visit one of our excellent restaurants, then go to a Drive-In Movie at Joe Rowell Park, $5 suggested donation. Movie starts at dark. Every Friday from June - September.

  • Dolores Community Yard Sale, First Saturday in June, 8am - 2pm at various locations in Dolores. June 5, 2021

  • Dolores Farmers Market: June – October, Wednesdays from 4 – 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Dolores. Live music most weeks.

  • Ride of the Ancients Gravel Grinder - 30-mile or 95-mile course in the San Juan National Forest, Boggy Draw and Salter Y area. (4th Saturday in June) June 26th, 2021

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

  • Friday Family Fun & Food Nights, 5pm - 12am. Food trucks in Flanders Park from 5pm - 8pm, or visit one of our excellent restaurants, then go to a Drive-In Movie at Joe Rowell Park, $5 suggested donation. Movie starts at dark. Every Friday from June - September.

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

  • Dolores SummerFest - 3rd Saturday in July - Car Show, Dog Carnival, live music, beer & wine, foam pile and obstacle course. 11am - 7pm, Adults $10 entry, Teens $8, kids 12 and under free, dogs on a leash encouraged. July 17, 2021.

  • Dolores Summer Craft Bazaar - 3rd Saturday in July at the Dolores Community Center, starting at 8am. July 17, 2021

AUGUST

  • Friday Family Fun & Food Nights, 5pm - 12am. Food trucks in Flanders Park from 5pm - 8pm, or visit one of our excellent restaurants, then go to a Drive-In Movie at Joe Rowell Park, $5 suggested donation. Movie starts at dark. Every Friday from June - September.

  • Dolores Rotary Club's Boggy Draw Beat Down First Saturday in August. Beginner, Sport, Expert and Endurance. Ride up to 60 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. 13-mile, 18-mile, 33-mile, and 60-mile Endurance. Chip time, USA Cycling Sanctioned. Beer tent, Emcee, DJ music with Start & Finish at Flanders Park. August 7, 2021 starting at 8am for Endurance, 9am-10am for all other courses.

  • Durango Agility Dogs Agility Trials First Friday – Sunday in August:, Joe Rowell Park, Dolores (970) 247-8946. August 6-8, 2021

  • 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 visitdolores.com. August 14th, 2021

  • 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, Wednesdays from 4 – 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Dolores.  

SEPTEMBER

  • Friday Family Fun & Food Nights, 5pm - 12am. Food trucks in Flanders Park from 5pm - 8pm, or visit one of our excellent restaurants, then go to a Drive-In Movie at Joe Rowell Park, $5 suggested donation. Movie starts at dark. Every Friday from June - September.

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. October 2nd, 2021

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

  • Dolores Mountainfilm on Tour (3rd Saturday in Oct) - Enjoy 9-10 short films specially selected from the Telluride Mountainfilm Fest. Located at the Dolores Community Center. Silent Auction, beer & wine. doloresriverfest.orgOctober 16th, 2021

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

  • Dolores Ski & Sport Swap (2nd Saturday in November)

  • 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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