Events

Annual Events Calendar – Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

View by Month: January | March | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

For this year’s detailed visitor info visit the Alamosa Tourism Calendar

Month & Time

Event

Mid January
Alamosa Ice Festival
Location: Main Street, Downtown Alamosa
Description: Ice sculptors create theme-based sculptors before your very eyes. The sculptors last for weeks.
March, 2nd weekend
Monte Vista Crane Festival
Location: Monte Vista and Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge
Description: Around 20,000 Sandhill Cranes visit the San Luis Valley in the spring as they migrate to points north.
URL: crane & crane
May, most Days, check website
Ranger Interpretive Programs
Location: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
URL: http://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/ranger-program-schedule.htm
May, Memorial Day Weekend
Ft. Garland Military Re-enactment
Location: Ft. Garland
URL: http://museumtrail.org/FortGarlandMuseum.asp
June, 1st Weekend
Summerfest on the Rio
Location: Alamosa, Cole Park
Description: Arts, crafts, live music, food and activities in picturesque Cole Park.
URL: http://www.summerfestontherio.org/
June, 1st Weekend
Junior Ranger Day
Location: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Description: 9:00am-1:00pm Becoming a junior ranger is a great way for kids to learn about park resources.
URL: http://www.nps.gov/grsa/forkids
June, Check Website
Rollin Deep Car & Bike Show
Location: Alamosa, Cole Park
Description: Lowrider and custom car show
June, 3rd Weekend
Alamosa Roundup Professional Rodeo
Location: Alamosa, Rodeo Grounds
Description: The Alamosa Roundup has been a part of Western Heritage in Colorado for more than 30 years. Starting in 2010 it is a PRCA Rodeo.
URL: http://www.alamosaroundup.com/
June, Last Week
San Luis Valley Annual Quilt Show
Location: Alamosa
Starting Late June, Sundays @ 6
Sundays @ 6 Musical Entertainment
Location: Alamosa Cole Park
Description: Free concert series in Alamosa’s Cole Park
URL: http://www.almaonline.org/sundays-six/
July, First Week
Santa Ana Days Location: San Luis
July 3rd (Weekend)
July 4th Weekend

Pancake Breakfast and Parade
Location: Alamosa

July 4th (Weekend)
Pancake Breakfast and Parade
Location: Alamosa
July Saturdays after the 4th
Valley Farmers’ Market
Location: Downtown Alamosa
Description: Weekly until mid October. Fresh local and regional produce, baked goods and local crafts, live music, cooking demos and samplings, and cultural events.
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/valleyfarmersmarket/
July, 3rd Week
Pioneer Days
Location: Manassa
Description: Two days of parades, horse races, rodeo, fireworks, entertainment and barbeques, as well as a 5k run and demolition derby.
URL: http://www.themanassaproject.org/
July, Check Website
San Luis Valley Fly-in and Air Show
Location: Alamosa Airport
Description: Presented by the San Luis Valley Pilots Association.
URL: http://www.slvpa.org/
July, Check Website
Roots and Boots Music Festival
Location: Along the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Route from Alamosa.
URL: http://www.riograndescenicrailroad.com/
July, Sundays @ 6
Sundays @ 6 Musical Entertainment
Location: Alamosa Cole Park
Description: Free concert series in Alamosa’s Cole Park
URL: http://www.almaonline.org/sundays-six/
Fridays 4 – 7 pm, Last Part of July
San Luis Farmers’ Market
Location: 233 Main Street, San Luis
July, Starts the Last Friday 3-7 pm
La Jara Farmers’ Market
Location: Highway 285 La Jara
August, 1st Weekend
Colorado Gators Annual Gatorfest
Location: Mosca, Alamosa Gators
URL: http://gatorfarm.com/schedule.html
August, First Saturday
La Jara Glory Days
Location: La Jara
Description: Main Street parade, featuring horse-drawn wagons and carriages, plus live music, arts, activities, and food and crafts.
August Saturdays
Valley Farmers’ Market
Location: Downtown Alamosa
Description: Weekly until mid October. Fresh local and regional produce, baked goods and local crafts, live music, cooking demos and samplings, and cultural events.
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/valleyfarmersmarket/
August Fridays 3-7 pm
La Jara Farmers’ Market
Location: Highway 285 La Jara
August, Sundays @ 6
Sundays @ 6 Musical Entertainment
Location: Alamosa Cole Park
Description: Free concert series in Alamosa’s Cole Park
URL: http://www.almaonline.org/sundays-six/
September, Labor Day Weekend
Early Iron Vintage Car Festival
Location: Alamosa, Cole Park
Description: Free. View more than 450 vintage cars
URL: http://www.earlyironclub.com/
September, Labor Day Weekend
Antonito Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Location: Antonito
September Until Mid-Month, Fridays 3-7 pm
La Jara Farmers’ Market
Location: Highway 285 La Jara
September Saturdays
Valley Farmers’ Market
Location: Downtown Alamosa
Description: Weekly until mid October. Fresh local and regional produce, baked goods and local crafts, live music, cooking demos and samplings, and cultural events.
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/valleyfarmersmarket/
19th Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour
Location:
Description taking place September 8, 9, 10, 2017
October, Check Website
Octoberfest Train
Location: Alamosa, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
URL: http://www.riograndescenicrailroad.com/
October, Check Website
Valley Farmers’ Market
Location: Downtown Alamosa
Description: Weekly until mid October. Fresh local and regional produce, baked goods and local crafts, live music, cooking demos and samplings, and cultural events.
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/valleyfarmersmarket/
November, 3rd Friday
Alamosa Train Lighting & Downtown Holiday Walk
Location: Downtown Alamosa
Description: Gather round to “Celebrate the Lights” at Alamosa’s Historic County Courthouse, Engine 169, and the mighty blue spruce of City Hall.
URL: Check calendar at http://www.alamosa.org/cal_index.aspx
November, Check Website
North Pole Express
Location: Alamosa
URL: https://www.riograndescenicrailroad.com/