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Numerous Memorial Day weekend events lined up in Durango
May25

Numerous Memorial Day weekend events lined up in Durango

Durango is ready to again honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States military with a number of Memorial Day weekend events. VFW Post 4031 Cmdr. David Latham said it means a great deal to be able to recognize those who served. “It’s a huge honor for us to be able to do that,” he said. “We have various ceremonies going on throughout the weekend.” Here are events planned for the weekend in Durango, each of which...

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GET READY TO RIDE: THE IRON HORSE CLASSIC
May20

GET READY TO RIDE: THE IRON HORSE CLASSIC

  GET READY TO RIDE: THE IRON HORSE CLASSIC An Epic Battle Of Man Vs. Machine BIKING DURANGO EVENTS The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is Colorado’s largest, oldest and most renowned cycling event. There is no other event like it in the state. It will return from May 24-26, 2024. Find the schedule of events on our event page. 2024 Iron Horse Event Info Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Brotherly Competition The Iron Horse Bicycle...

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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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Federal agency says a second, if weaker, solar storm surge is likely Sunday
May14

Federal agency says a second, if weaker, solar storm surge is likely Sunday

The northern lights flare in the sky over a farmhouse, late Friday, May 10, 2024, in Brunswick, Maine. Brilliant purple, green, yellow and pink hues of the Northern Lights were reported worldwide, with sightings in Germany, Switzerland, London, and the United States and Canada. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)   A U.S. government agency said a weaker repeat of Saturday’s powerful solar storm was likely on Sunday. The U.S. National...

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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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ANNUAL SPRING DOWNTOWN GALLERY WALK
May08

ANNUAL SPRING DOWNTOWN GALLERY WALK

ANNUAL SPRING DOWNTOWN GALLERY WALK  Friday, May 10, 2024  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Take a stroll through downtown Durango and visit the many art galleries at this year’s Spring Gallery Walk. View participating galleries. The galleries will present new artists’ shows and openings, live entertainment, refreshments and more. We can’t wait to see you all there! The Art Galleries...

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8 Towns Perfect For Retirement In Colorado
Apr29

8 Towns Perfect For Retirement In Colorado

8 Towns Perfect For Retirement In Colorado With gorgeous scenery and an abundance of outdoor activity, it’s no surprise that Colorado ranks as one of the best states to retire in. The Rocky Mountains provide endless adventure for seniors to stay active, from hiking to horseback riding to world-class fishing. The quality of life here is unmatched. Although the cost of living is higher than the national average, there are still fiscal...

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RISE AND VIBES GATES OPEN IN 2 WEEKS!
Apr25

RISE AND VIBES GATES OPEN IN 2 WEEKS!

  RISE AND VIBES GATES OPEN IN 2 WEEKS! Get ready for a riverside rendezvous of good vibes and unforgettable music! Rise and Vibes Music Festival is rolling into the stunning Tico Time River Resort, just south of Durango, Colorado. May 10th-12th prepare to immerse yourself in a weekend of reggae, roots, and riverside revelry. www.RiseAndVibes.com WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Rise & Vibes is thrilled to share so many amazing workshops...

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DURANGO WINE EXPERIENCE
Apr23

DURANGO WINE EXPERIENCE

DURANGO WINE EXPERIENCE  April 26-27, 2024  Downtown Durango • Main Street, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join us at the end of April for 2 days celebrating food & wine in Durango! Experience educational seminars, wine dinners and unique tastings featuring hundreds of wineries, artisan spirits and craft beers. The Walk-About Durango is our signature, casual, multi-location, downtown Durango tasting event on...

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Two Colorado towns named among best small towns in the West by USA Today
Apr15

Two Colorado towns named among best small towns in the West by USA Today

  USA Today’s 10Best recently published a list of the top small towns in the West, and two Colorado towns made the list. USA Today 10Best is an award that highlights the best in destinations, food and drink, hotels, and things to do. A panel of experts nominated small towns, each with a population of fewer than 25,000, and readers voted for their favorites. Manitou Springs came in at fifth place. Located outside of Colorado...

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Official – Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area
Apr15

Official – Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area

1795 C.R. 210, Durango, Colorado – 970-375-7335 – Lake Nighthorse Live Cam Lake Nighthorse is NOW open! New this year: PFDs now required on all paddle crafts: Per Colorado State Ordinances, all paddle crafts must be equipped with enough PFDs for everyone on board, a sound signaling device (such as a whistle), and the craft must be labeled with the owner’s name, phone number, and address. In Colorado, it is required for...

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POND SKIM AT PURGATORY RESORT
Apr12

POND SKIM AT PURGATORY RESORT

POND SKIM AT PURGATORY RESORT  Sunday, Apr 14, 2024 • 12:30 – 3:00 pm  Purgatory Resort • 1 Skier Place, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get ready to show off your moves as you skim across the pond at Purgatory Resort’s Pond Skimming event! Dive into the fun and win the Pond Skimming Contest by bringing your A-game and style points. Dust off your brightest tutu or 80’s neon onesie and don’t...

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Dog Show May 17-19, 2024
Apr01

Dog Show May 17-19, 2024

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Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey
Mar30

Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey

What are YOUR thoughts on conservation and outdoor recreation in southwest Colorado? Southwest Colorado Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (SCCORR) has an online survey, designed to gather input from residents and visitors on the main opportunities and challenges they see facing conservation and outdoor recreation in southwest Colorado.  The Citizen Survey will be available until the end of April. But don’t wait!...

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HAND TO GOD Mar 29-31, 2024
Mar27

HAND TO GOD Mar 29-31, 2024

EVENT DESCRIPTION Get your tickets to the exciting HAND TO GOD Show written by Robert Askins and Directed by Michael McKelvey. A Description: In the tiny, conservative town of Cypress, Texas, the shy, mild-mannered Jason is just trying to be a good son. When he joins his mother Margery’s Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church, Jason discovers a burgeoning talent for puppetry, and it seems like things, after his father’s sudden...

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DURANGO CELTIC FESTIVAL
Mar27

DURANGO CELTIC FESTIVAL

  TICKETING INFORMATION The Durango Celtic Festival is back and we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! This year we will feature a number of multi-award bands from across the pond, including The Jeremiahs, One For The Foxes, SuperTrad, and Heron Valley, along with many other Celtic musicians. Get ready for three full days of memorable performances along with workshops, ceilidh dancing, and late-night sessions. This is a family...

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DURANGO SPRING & SUMMER PLANNING GUIDE
Mar20

DURANGO SPRING & SUMMER PLANNING GUIDE

  Plan For Sunny & Mild Days In Durango This Year The beauitful sunny days in Durango are just asking for people to raft the Animas, zipline through the trees or spend your days relaxing outdoors near Vallecito Lake, a favorite spot for horseback riding. You don’t want to miss out on summertime in Durango, Colorado! Durango’s spring season typically consists of snowstorms followed by sunny days where the temperatures...

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A NIGHT OF IMPROV
Mar05

A NIGHT OF IMPROV

Get ready for a night of laughter with Mary and Cindy! Join us at the Durango Arts Center for an improv extravaganza, featuring both short- and long-form comedy. Watch as we create scenes on the spot, inspired by your suggestions. Plus, we’re thrilled to share the stage with our talented friends for an unforgettable night of spontaneous entertainment! COMPLETE SCHEDULE Friday, March 8, 2024 Friday, April 12, 2024 Friday, May 10,...

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The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition.
Feb02

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition.

The Art Gallery at Fort Lewis College to host 63rd Annual Student Juried Exhibition with Guest Juror, Emily Grace King March 7 – April 3, 2024 Opening Reception: March 7, 4:30-6:00 PM Awards announced at 5:15 PM Both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the opening reception. The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. For the past 62 years, Fort Lewis...

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2024 Snowdown – Peace, Love & Snowdown Official Schedule of Events
Jan23

2024 Snowdown – Peace, Love & Snowdown Official Schedule of Events

  2024 Snowdown – Peace, Love & Snowdown Official Schedule of Events Hard copies available at Magpies Newsstand , 707 Main Ave. in Historic Downtown Durango, and at many other local businesses! ALL WEEK SNOWDOWN THEME CONTEST 707 Main – Magpie’s Newsstand & Café Submit your idea for SNOWDOWN 2025 because themes are chosen 2 years in advance. The winner will be announced during the Purgatory reveal event. Let...

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