Cultural Opportunities

There are many cultural activities both in and around Bayfield.

The Town itself celebrates during the year with four main activities: The Spring Celebration with an Easter Egg Hunt & festivities, The Fourth of July parade and fireworks, Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing, and Olde Fashioned Christmas. Most of these offer vendor booths and all day activities. These are celebrations where the Town citizens gather for a day of relaxation, fun and many people from out of town join in for small-town friendly atmosphere. Visit the Announcements section of our web site to read about all Town announcements. The Town tries to have information up about a month before the announcements.

Pine River Valley Heritage Society Museum is located on Mill Street of downtown Bayfield. Website

Just 18 miles west of Bayfield is Durango which has a large variety of cultural activities. Durango offers movies, plays, musicians, shows, restaurants, the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, the Diamond Circle Melodrama, the Bar-D Chuckwagon, a river walk, an arts center and a few museums.

For more information about Durango please visit the Durango Area Tourism Office website:

If you are a history buff, this area is very rich in old western history and Native American culture. Chimney Rock Archeological Area is forty miles to the east of Bayfield on Highway 160 and Mesa Verde National Park is about an hour away between Mancos and Cortez on Highway 160 West.

For more information on Chimney Rock Archeological Area please visit their website:

For more information on Mesa Verde National Park please visit their website: