Events at the Ranch and in the Area / 2014 Season

Circle K Ranch is in a very diverse area with wonderful opportunities in nearby towns and here at Circle K itself. See below for a wide range of festivals, shows and activities in our area.

Have an open schedule and not sure when to visit the ranch? Check out the dates below and plan a visit around a special festival, rodeo or other event.

Learn more about events on these sites:

2015 Event Dates (Coming Soon)

May 2014

Mountainfilm in Telluride

MAY 22-25, 2014


Mountainfilm is a distinctive blend of films, speakers, gallery exhibits, slide presentations, and seminars that demonstrate the power of visual arts to instigate change. Nestled within Telluride’s dramatic box canyon, this tribal gathering of legendary mountaineers, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, activists and artists invite you to join them in an event that wishes to inspire and educate. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, this year’s symposium theme is “Wilderness.”

June 2014

Telluride Balloon Festival

JUNE 6-8, 2014


Each year, hot air balloons line up in Town Park, Telluride and take off for a beautiful flight over Main Street towards the valley floor. The skies above Telluride fill with colorful hot-air balloons, and at sunset, the balloons line up on Main Street for the annual balloon glow. A great event for all ages, the Telluride Balloon Festival is one of the most beautiful ways to see Telluride.

 June 7
Dolores River Festival
Great music, river events, booths.
Community Wide Yard Sale.
Call 882-4018 for more information

June 5 – 7
84th Annual Ute Mountain Round-Up PRCA Rodeo,

June 20-23

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

JUNE 19-22, 2014

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival attracts thousands for the summer’s biggest festival. Now in its 41st year, the festival has welcomed Mumford & Sons, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett and other legendary acts. This year’s lineup includes Chris Thile, Bela Fleck and the Colorado Symphony, Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Ray Lamontagne, and many more.


Telluride Wine Festival

JUNE 26-29, 2014


Take delight in expanding your wine knowledge by attending winemaker luncheons and dinners, reserve tastings and special seminars. Complement the experience by attending a culinary demonstration featuring the industry’s most talented personalities. Come for the wine, come for the food, come for the beauty.


Telluride Plein Air

JUNE 29-JULY 5, 2014


Each year, Telluride Plein Air hosts 20-30 nationally renowned Plein Air artists in Telluride. This presents a unique opportunity to observe some of the nation’s best plein air artists as they paint on location in Telluride, Colorado. Elks Park and the courtyard located in front of the historic Sheridan Opera House will be reserved for an exhibition and sale of the pieces created during this week-long celebration of plein air painting!


July 2014

July 4
Fourth of July Celebrations:

Fireworks display and a full day of family fun activities in Rico
Fireworks display at Parque de Vida in Cortez, 970-566-4048
Boyle Park in Mancos, 970-533-7434.
Fireman’s 4th of July Celebration in Telluride

July 10 – 13
Telluride Yoga Festival

The Ride Festival

JULY 12-13, 2014


The Ride Festival brings rock and roll music to the main stage in Town Park, Telluride. On Friday, the festival opens with a free concert in Mountain Village, then the festival continues in Town Park through the weekend. This year, the festival hosts Edward Sharpe, Spoon and the Magnetic Zeros, JJ Grey & Mofro, Joan Osborne, Lucero, The Hold Steady, Vintage Trouble, Rival Sons, Delta Rae, The Wood Brothers, Reignwolf and many more amazing acts.


Telluride Americana Music Fest

JULY 16-19, 2014


The Telluride Americana Music Fest brings 3 nights of acoustic songwriter music to the Historic Sheridan Opera House in Telluride. This year’s lineup includes Holly Williams, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Eric Bibb, Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt, The Birds of Chicago, Scott Miller, and Greg Trooper.


July 25 – 27
Mancos Days:
Family fun for all. parades, softball tournaments, music, food. Celebrate Mancos. 970-533-7725

July 27-August 2
Montezuma County Fair:
Exhibits, animals, judging, food. Fun for the entire family. Montezuma County Fairgrounds. 970-565-3123

August 2014

Telluride Jazz Festival

AUGUST 1-3, 2014


Since 1977, Telluride Jazz Festival has grown to become one of the premier Jazz festivals in the nation. Performances take place on two outdoor stages during the day and continue in Telluride’s historic theaters and clubs at night. This year’s lineup includes Lettuce, Dragon Smoke, Snarky Puppy, Grupo Fantasma, Poncho Sanches, Jon Cleary and many more.

August 1 – 3
Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally
Daily flights from Parque de Vida. Call 505-977-2579 for more information.


August 10 – 11
Escalante Days – Dolores
Parades, Booths, Kiwanis club Duck Race, Rotary club Mountain Bike Race, Chain Saw and Arm Wrestling Competitions, live music, Food, arts and crafts, family and Galloping Goose Days Activities and more. Contact the Dolores Chamber 970-882-4018


Telluride Chamber Music Festival

AUGUST 7-17, 2014


The Telluride Chamber Music Festival features chamber music masterpieces played by violin, cello, piano, clarinet and other instruments in an intimate setting. The festival kicks off on August 7th with a casual evening of chamber music in the park, and ends with a free children’s concert highlighting up and coming young chamber musicians.


Telluride Mushroom Festival

AUGUST 16-19, 2014


The 33rd annual Telluride Mushroom Festival celebrates the many uses of fungi, from breaking down plant cellulose in nature to creating nutrients for plants. This year’s theme is “Mushroom Science”, featuring workshops, keynotes, mushroom hunting and more. Each summer, festival-goers gather to pick, discuss, parade, and eat for an information filled weekend.


August 23:

Name: Cortez Civitan Wine Food and Art Festival
Date: August 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM7:00 PM
Event Description:
Mesa Verde Wine Food and Art Festival has been transferred to the Cortez Civitan Club. We will be hosting the Wine Festival with more Wineries, Food Vendors and Artists. Come and enjoy the afternoon, listen to local musicians and taste some of Colorado’s Best Wines. Here is your chance to purchase Wines from all over Colorado.

September 2013

September 12 – 14
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival