Chili Season Celebration featuring

Simone Sanchez & The Machine

Sunday, August 21st

Chili Cook Off – 5:00 pm

Concert – 6:00 pm

Join us on August 21st in the Plaza to kick off this year’s chili harvest!  We’re celebrating the regions spicy bounty with a chili cook off, accompanied by a performance of Northern New Mexico folk songs by Simone Sanchez and The Machine.

Come taste delicious chili from local chefs and vote on your favorites!

Admission to the chili cook off and concert are free!

The entry fee to participate in the cook off is $10 and you can register here before August 19th: Chili Cook Off Registration  Prizes will be awarded to the best red and best green chili!

 Native American Dances

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday nights from Memorial Day through Labor Day:  for more info click here.

Old West Heritage Performances

Every Tuesday & Thursday nights, from Memorial Day through Labor Day:  for more info click here.

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Visit Hawkins Preserve

A 120 Acre Oasis in the heart of Cortez with a paved walkway, marked trails and picnic tables.

The Cortez Cultural Center

Home to the Creative Spirit, Cultural Heritage and Natural Wonders of the Four Corners

25 N. Market St.; Cortez, CO  81321 / 970.565.1151



Cortez Cultural Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to

provide an interactive forum for the community’s artistic, cultural, educational, historic and natural environment interests.