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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul01

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO  July 3-6, 2024  Durango, CO MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION Join us for a spectacular July 4th celebration in Historic Downtown Durango , featuring a whole weekend of festivities and events! Things kick off on Wednesday, July 3rd, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds & Event Center with a thrilling rodeo. On Thursday, July 4th, get ready for an amazing day packed with multiple events. Start your morning with a gourmet...

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CONCERT HALL AT THE PARK
Jun25

CONCERT HALL AT THE PARK

CONCERT HALL AT THE PARK  Select dates from Jun 20 – Aug 1, 2024  Buckley Park • Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College is happy to announce the return of its free summer concert series, “Concert Hall @ The Park” in downtown Durango’s Buckley Park on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning June 20 through August 1. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are...

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TRUE WESTERN ROUNDUP
Jun16

TRUE WESTERN ROUNDUP

Each summer, more than 4,000 spectators gather to preserve western history 8 seconds at a time at the True Western Roundup, formerly known as the True West Rodeo. Held every Wednesday night all summer long at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, this event is where old west heritage and modern athleticism combine for a bronc bustin’ fun! True Western Roundup The mission of the True Western Roundup is to preserve western heritage in a...

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Durango, CO Parks & Green Spaces
May17

Durango, CO Parks & Green Spaces

  Durango, Colorado is well known for our many outdoor recreation opportunities. From being a mountain biking mecca, to skiing/boarding at Purgatory Ski Resort, to hundreds of miles of trails in town and nearby, and the Animas River flowing through town, the possibilities are endless. In addition to all of these great activities, public parks and green spaces are also a part of our outdoor attractions. Many of these are city run...

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First Durango to Silverton Train for 2024 left May 4th
May09

First Durango to Silverton Train for 2024 left May 4th

Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2 hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running trains on this...

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COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA
Dec13

COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA

COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA  Saturday, December 16, 2023 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  TBK Bank • 259 W. 9th Street, Durango, CO MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION Santa and his crew are visiting TBK Bank! Bring your family to this free community event for holiday crafts, letters to Santa, caroling, cookies, cocoa and pictures with Santa! 12/16 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Post courtesy of...

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THE GINGERBREAD LODGE
Dec13

THE GINGERBREAD LODGE

THE GINGERBREAD LODGE  Saturday, December 16, 2023 • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm  Black Diamond Lodge • Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION On December 16th join Black Diamond Lodge as they host their second annual Gingerbread Contest + Holiday Open House! The lodge will be decked to the nines, Christmas music will be playing, the fire will be lit and hot cocoa will be free flowing! Best part? This is an entirely free community...

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ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE
Dec06

ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE

ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE  Friday, December 8, 2023  Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get excited to compete in the Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company’s Annual Gingerbread House Contest! This year, will also feature “The Parade of Gingerbread Homes” on December 8th, a community event during which judging will occur and winners will be announced! Registration is...

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11TH STREET STATION – SINGING WITH SANTA
Nov29

11TH STREET STATION – SINGING WITH SANTA

11TH STREET STATION – SINGING WITH SANTA  Saturday, December 2, 2023 • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  11th Street Station • 1101 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join 11th Street Station on December 2nd from 11:00am-2:00pm for an afternoon of fun and celebration as they host Singing with Santa! Post courtesy of Durango.com.

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DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS – NOEL NIGHT
Nov29

DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS – NOEL NIGHT

DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS – NOEL NIGHT  Friday, December 1, 2023 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm  Durango Botanic Gardens • 1900 E Third Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join us on December 1st from 5:30pm-7:00pm for a magical night at the Durango Botanic Gardens. Guests will be able to enjoy hot chocolate and homemade cookies on the library patio, appearances from Santa & Mrs. Claus, readings with the Grinch, and...

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FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Nov29

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION  December 1-3, 2023 • 12:00 – 5:00 pm  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad • 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get into the spirit of the season with the Festival of Trees & Wreaths, a free and family friendly holiday tradition! Event-goers will tour an enchanted forest of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated by our generous sponsors, bid on...

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SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Nov21

SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

  SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING  Friday, November 24, 2023 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm  Buckley Park • Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Start your holiday season with Singing with Santa in Downtown Durango! This annual family friendly event takes place the day after Thanksgiving.   All are invited to Shop, Dine & Celebrate the start of the holiday season. Come...

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THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN
Nov13

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN

fcd3e70f14e92d1da061c295c1a609125bf1c6870282838526b726f5a8141813 THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN  November 17 – December 31, 2023  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad • 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for the holiday classic, THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride, a magical theatrical interpretation of the classic tale of a child’s Christmas...

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Veterans Day Parade
Nov08

Veterans Day Parade

Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard leads the Veterans Day Parade in 2022 in downtown Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file) Jerry McBride Saturday, Nov. 11 Durango Veteran’s Parade, 11 a.m., Main Avenue. Honoring the Veterans of La Plata County, 11 a.m., Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. Animas Museum will honor veterans by ringing the bell at the museum. Free. Details: animasmuseum.org, 259.2402 or [email protected]....

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CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT & CARNIVAL
Oct29

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT & CARNIVAL

October 31, 2023 • 4:00 – 6:00 pm  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION The little ghost and goblins fill the streets of Downtown Durango on October 31 for the Children’s Halloween Event. This is a fun and safe option for kids to trick or treat in costume at nearly 100 participating merchants. This event is for children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, and in costume. Approximately 75-100 merchants on...

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ANIMAS VALLEY BALLOON RALLY OCT. 20-22
Oct16

ANIMAS VALLEY BALLOON RALLY OCT. 20-22

ANIMAS VALLEY BALLOON RALLY  October 20-22, 2023  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO EVENT DESCRIPTION The Animas Valley Balloon Rally hosts a full weekend of events each October. The event kicks off with the Downtown Balloon Glow on Friday evening, where spectators will see multiple hot air balloons light up. The event also features a few candlesticks (baskets without their balloons.) This is a great opportunity to meet the pilots and...

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PUMPKIN FESTIVAL STARTS
Sep12

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL STARTS

 SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 29, 2023  Jack-A-Lope Acres • 7195 CR 318, Ignacio, CO 81137 MapEvent Website EVENT DESCRIPTION Join us this fall at Jack-A-Lope Acres for our favorite season of all, Pumpkin season! The Pumpkin Festival celebrations kick off on September 15th with the opening of the family run farm to the community. Jack-A-Lope Acres serves as the Durango and Farmington area’s go to pumpkin patch for all things...

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DOWNHILL ROCKIES
Sep07

DOWNHILL ROCKIES

DOWNHILL ROCKIES  SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2023  Purgatory Resort • 1 Skier Place, Durango, CO 81301 MapEvent Website EVENT DESCRIPTION Get ready for an exhilarating weekend of mountain biking action! Join us for two thrilling races at the Trail Party event. On Saturday, experience the intense Trail Party Enduro race where racers will ride the segments in any order, as many times as they want — only the best laps count. Then on Sunday, witness...

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Eyes to the sky this week to see the super-rare Perigee Blue Moon
Aug28

Eyes to the sky this week to see the super-rare Perigee Blue Moon

  We haven’t seen a Full Moon like this one in over 27 years, and we won’t see another one until the 22nd century! 2023 has a “bonus” Full Moon and it rises on the night of August 30-31. In any given calendar year, there are typically 12 Full Moons — one occurring in each month. Every once in awhile, though, due to the exact timing of when the Full Moons occur, we get an extra one. That means we have a...

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BYE BYE BIRDIE: THE MUSICAL
Aug18

BYE BYE BIRDIE: THE MUSICAL

NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2023 LOCATION Durango Arts Center 802 E 2nd Ave Durango, 81301 UPCOMING DATES Saturday, Aug 19 Sunday, Aug 20 Friday, Aug 25 Saturday, Aug 26 Sunday, Aug 27 Friday, Sep 1 Saturday, Sep 2 Sunday, Sep 3 EVENT DESCRIPTION Come out to the Durango Arts Center to see the musical comedy that is Bye Bye Birdie. A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as...

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