Third Thursdays

June-Sept Annually | Montezuma Park

Join us in Montezuma Park at the corner of Market & Montezuma in Cortez, CO for this annual Outdoor Market featuring vendors, live music, dancing, food & drink, giveaways and community fun!

Presented by CREA in partnership with the City of Cortez and local sponsor First National Bank, Third Thursdays Cortez Downtown Markets have become a community gathering like no other each June through September.

Third Thursdays 2024
Montezuma Park, Cortez

June 20: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
July 18: Songs From The Road Band
August 15: Float Like A Buffalo
September 19: Firefall

Follow @shopcortez for Event Schedules & Updates!

A diverse lineup of regional and national bands perform in the Park Bandstand funded and built in partnership between CREA, Cortez Electric and the City of Cortez. Bring the family, bring a friend, bring a blanket or chairs, and enjoy the music. Explore a variety of vendor booths and sample delicious bites, brews and beverages from local eateries throughout the evening.

In support of LISTEN CORTEZ, we’re excited to have KRTZ with us again this year for Live Remote Broadcasts from the Park. Our Power Partner for tourism and lodging, Mesa Verde Country, will be there with CREA to offer local information and fun giveaways.

Make a day or a stay of it! Help support local businesses by visiting our many retail shops and restaurants while in Cortez. Check out lodging opportunities in our beautiful area as well as other activities and sites to plan an extended visit.

Voted Readers Choice Best Arts & Crafts Fair by Colorado Country Life, Third Thursdays gets bigger and better each season with hundreds of community members and visitors joining together to celebrate Cortez.

Follow CREA on Facebook and Instagram for Third Thursdays event news, schedules, and up-to-the-minute updates!

Third Thursdays Vendors

Being a Third Thursdays vendor is a great way to showcase your local business or organization, create new customers, and enjoy terrific music and community spirit.

New partner Cortez Public Arts Advisory Committee (CPAAC) is organizing our vendors this season:

Visit 2024 Third Thursdays Vendor Signup to reserve your space!

Did You Know?

If you are a Cortez-based business, CREA may cover your cost to be a Third Thursdays vendor. You can also leave business cards, menus, flyers or other marketing materials at our CREA Cortez Business Information table. Contact CREA to learn more.

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