Celebrate the uniquely western heritage of mining, ranching and recreation in Del Norte during Covered Wagon Days, August 3-4. Saturday is the Big Event and is highlighted by the Parade, which will include some reenactments from our wild west history; a just-for-fun Dog Show, a Car Show and Wagon Show! There will be an Artists' Quickdraw and auction, a Beer Garden, and a Farmer's Market all on Columbia Street. After the Parade, there will be park activities for all ages until 6pm, and an ice cream social at the Rio Grande County Museum, among other events.
Monte Vista Crane Festival For the past 2,000 years, the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge has witnessed the migration of thousands of sandhill cranes. This year the 31st Annual Monte Vista Crane Festival will be March 7-9, and will be educational as well as fun. They will have an arts & crafts fair, bus tours, and educational lectures at the Middle School by biologists & wildlife experts