Local Event Planning

Make Cortez Your Event Spot

Cortez is a fantastic place for many size events. Our southwest Colorado location, local business scene and variety of venues draws locals and tourists throughout the year.

The Cortez Retail Enhancement Association can assist with venue options and details to help ensure your event is a success. Here are important links to get you started:

A wide variety of City parks and facilities are available for events from meetings to birthday parties. Choose from large park settings to intimate pockets parks to meeting and event spaces in the Recreation Center or Public Library. Recreational facilities open to the public include swimming pools, a skateboard park, BMX track, and the City of Cortez Conquistador Golf Course.

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Follow this Special Event Permit application and planning link for a successful City venue event.

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The 105-seat Sunflower Theatre is the only indoor, year-round venue in the area designed for multiple use—live music, film, lecture and theatre. Located in the recently renovated, historic Montezuma Valley National Bank Building downtown. Proscenium stage, level main floor and balcony. Front vestibule entry area for concessions and admissions.

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Meeting and Makerspace located downtown Cortez in the historic Havran Dry Cleaner building. Modern space suitable for hosting meetings and events for up to 50 people. Various space configurations and meeting technology options available to meet event size and budget.

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Non-profit arts organization in the historic Lamb building. Centralized downtown site has indoor meeting space options as well as an outdoor arena with bench seating and center performance area.

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Conference room with multiple setup options in ADA accessible upper floor space; media support and catering information available. Open house or party style event available after business hours with rental of entire Welcome Center. Ample parking next to city park and outdoor pool. Conveniently located in the center of Cortez.

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Offering affordable co-working, meeting, and event space in the heart of downtown. Multi-purpose community room, executive conference room and training rooms available. Review amenities, features and booking opportunities.

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Large venue that accommodates diverse setups including meetings, banquets and special events. Facility includes restaurant and bar. Located conveniently next to the Conquistador Golf Course.

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Modern, comfortable conference space accommodates meetings, seminars or workshops of 55 people. Offered to community groups and non-profit organizations free of charge in the spirit of supporting local community.

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Multi-use event center located just outside Cortez. Indoor and outdoor arenas, multi-use buildings, meeting space, racetrack and kitchen available to host events, exhibits, conferences, expos, tradeshows.

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Cortez has a variety of lodging choices for your overnight stays as well as event space options at many local retail and restaurant locations. See the Business Directory for one that may work for you. Contact CREA for assistance.

Planning your wedding in Cortez or the surrounding area? Local businesses provide wedding attire, flowers, cakes, photography and more. Contact us to learn about their unique collaboration and the services they offer.

Have additional questions? Contact us. We’re happy to help.