Thanks for joining us for Colorfest Weekend 2019.

Colorfest 2020 will be Friday, September 18, 2020 – 6:00 PM – Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Town Park

Application Colorfest pilot 2020

Congratulations to Tyson & Kacy Snyder

Winners of the 2019 Pagosa Adventure Raffle!

Winning Ticket #5766

Colorfest Weekend is brought to you by the Pagosa Area Chamber of Commerce! This fun filled weekend is full of activities for the whole family! Some of these events sell out quickly. Get your tickets today! 

Passport to Pagosa Wine and Food Festival

Friday, September 20th, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (21+ event)

Listen to live music as you sample wine from around the world & local cuisine. Local restaurants & specialty food shops will be competing for the Golden Whisk Awards by providing tastes from their menus.  Guests are invited to participate in the Golden Whisk Awards by voting for their favorite.
This event has sold out in the last two years, get your tickets before they are gone. This event is only for those 21 and over.

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Drive safe and reserve your ride today with Wilderness Journeys taxi service.


Bands & Brews Festival (Available to all ages)

Saturday, September 21st, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Breweries from throughout Colorado and Northern New Mexico compete for “Peoples Choice” along with “Brewers Choice” awards in this event.

Enjoy tasting some unique new brews while listening to great live music all day long in Town Park/Athletic Field. Food vendors and kid’s activities make this a day for the whole family. As the sun sets we will be surrounded by hot air balloons for the annual “night glow.”

Mass Balloon Ascension

Saturday and Sunday, September 21st & 22nd (approximately 8 a.m.)

Over 40 balloons fill the sky each morning for the mass balloon ascension! On Saturday morning, watch them lift off from downtown Pagosa Springs, and on Sunday, see them float over the Pagosa Lakes area and the Pagosa Springs Golf Club during the morning hours.



Mosaic Extravaganza, sponsored by the Pagosa Springs Arts Council

Thursday, Sept. 19, 6-9pm

Join us for the Pagosa Springs Arts Council Mosaic Project, “Building Community through Art”. This project will provide free 6 X 6 blank canvases for area artists and community members to create their own unique piece of art. We will then collect, assemble and exhibit the canvases into one large mosaic. This display will be at a few locations in town followed by a reception at the Pagosa Springs Arts Council in August where we will disassemble the mosaic. Purchase a ticket and get entered to win a canvas you can take home that night!

For a $35 donation (raffle ticket) you can join “Building Community Through Art” and receive one of these masterpieces to start or add to your own                                                                          art collection.

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Breakfast With Balloons, sponsored by The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership 

Saturday September 21st, 7:30-9:30am

The 4th Annual Breakfast With Balloons, sponsored by the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership, is Saturday, September 21th from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the GGP amphitheater in Centennial Park.

View the graceful early morning ascension of hot air balloons over the San Juan River while enjoying a gourmet breakfast, a champagne mimosa, and live music.  ColorFest doesn’t get any better than this!

Tickets are $50 for adults Current GGP members receive bottomless mimosas!  This event sold out last year, so purchase your tickets today so you won’t miss this one-of-a-kind Pagosa event.  All proceeds benefit GGP’s ongoing operations.

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5K Color Run/Walk, Hosted by Rise Above Violence

Saturday September 21st, 8am

Brilliant colors will be flying at Pagosa’s iconic 5K Color Run. As color runners, and walkers, venture out on the course, colorful balloons will be filling the skies along the entire run route. Iconic has now turned stunning with runners and ballooners joining in on a color-filled adventure.

Color Run/Walk athletes will be transformed into a running rainbow as you run through vibrant colors at each color station you pass. Not a runner, no problem! You can walk, skip, hop, or roll your way to the finish line! This un-timed, non-competitive event is for everyone – from young to the young at heart, you’re going to LOVE it! Add some color to your life and come out for a colorful good time!

Come get Colorful for a Cause!  The color run supports Rise Above Violence; a 502(c)3 non-profit organization serving victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Special Thank you to Our 2019 Sponsors

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Beer Sponsor

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Thank you to Our Lodging Sponsors

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