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Upcoming Festivals &
Signature Events

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Fridays from June through September!

4:30 - 7:00 pm

Explore shops, galleries, and restaurants in La Veta's historic Creative District!


Saturday, July 29, 2023

7 AM – 5 PM


Our annual Francisco Fort Celebration includes presentations, vendors, music, kids' games, food, and more! 

About the Fort

Colonel Francisco founded a trading post at the foot of the Spanish Peaks in Colorado Territory in 1862.  The small town of La Veta grew up around the fort.  Francisco Fort still stands - the last surviving original adobe fort in the state - and now serves as the home of Francisco Fort Museum. The fort complex houses the heirlooms of Huerfano County, including locally and nationally important collections of Native American, Spanish settler, and pioneer artifacts.


The Museum is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Jonny Hardie & Aaron Jones (2019) by Bob Kennemer

spanish peaks international celtic music festival

September 2023

The Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival (SPICMF) is a Celtic music festival, but really so much more.  We are more accurately a four-day ‘destination-retreat’ where internationally respected artists and scholars not only perform in concert, but share their musical talent and knowledge in a full range of upwards of fifty-plus workshops, demonstration talks, and open (free) singing, dancing, and playing sessions for all.  In addition, we provide musical and cultural education at no charge to the schools in our county.

The La Veta Creative District is proud to be a sponsor of the Celtic Music Festival.

37th Annual
la veta Oktoberfest

Always the First Saturday in October

La Veta Oktoberfest is more than just an amazing one-day event. As one of Huerfano County's premier philanthropic organizations, we endeavor to help people in need all year long as well as scholarships to deserving graduates each Spring.

Voted 2022 "BEST of the BEST" Community Event! 

The La Veta Creative District is proud to be a sponsor of the La Veta Oktoberfest.

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2023 Annual
art walk

Always the First Saturday in December

Gallery-hop, visit with artists, enjoy festive eats and drinks, listen to live music by the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts (FCPA) Show Choir, and win unique prizes, all while supporting La Veta creatives, local arts programs, and small shop owners!

Check out our poster from 2022 

2023 Annual
holiday bell ringing

Sunset on Winter Solstice, December

The sound of a bell welcomes peace, happiness, and wisdom. Participants walk in a joyous procession around town, bestowing well wishes on our La Veta community. At the end, refreshments! Wearing festive or vintage clothing is encouraged. Come celebrate miracles.


This event is gracefully sponsored by the La Veta Creative District.

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art in the park

Always the first Weekend in July! 

10 am – 5 pm Saturday

10 – 4 Sunday

no admission fees

Browse all kinds of handmade arts and crafts, including jewelry, apparel, paintings, ceramics, glass, and wood!

Art in the Park is a fundraising event for the Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) in La Veta, Colorado, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting art education in Southern Colorado. All vendor fees go toward SPACe operating expenses.

The La Veta Creative District is proud to be a sponsor for Art in the Park.

Don't Miss the Independence Day Parade in downtown La Veta! 

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