Celebrating St. Patty’s Day in Durango

Another holiday is just around the corner and if there is anything 100% known, it’s that Durango knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day! With everyone in sight wearing green, some even from head to toe, live music, Guinness drinking and more, who wouldn’t want to celebrate this Irish holiday in Durango? Whether you are planning to toast to this holiday in your own style or you need some help with ideas on what to do, you simply cannot miss out on the celebration! As always, be sure to give us a follow on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag, #dodurango, to be featured on our page. We want to see what the absolute best St. Patty’s Day looks like to YOU.

All aboard The Shamrock Express Train @ Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
9AM – 2:30PM
Time to get your Irish on! Come join us on the Shamrock Express bound for Cascade Canyon deep in the San Juan National Forest! Special St. Patrick’s Day decor will be displayed throughout the train for this day’s journey. A special selection of Guinness will be available for purchase in first class cars and will also be available for purchase in the concession car. Music will be provided by the local Celtic musicians, the Kitchen Jam Band! They will be playing traditional Irish music on the platform in front of the Depot before departure as well as at Cascade Canyon! Passengers will have the option of pre-ordering a special St. Patrick’s Day boxed lunch for $16. featuring a Special Corned Beef Sandwich in addition to the regular boxed lunches ($15) offered every day.

St. Patrick’s Day 2023 – Live Music @ Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
9:15AM – 2:30PM
The Kitchen Jam Band continues its tradition of sending “The Train Gang” up to Cascade on the Shamrock Express. Join the gang as they play at the station before boarding and then at Cascade Canyon. The Train Gang 2023 includes Bob Bodhran, Terry Double, Ken Beegles and Ari Shermer

St. Patty’s Lunch @ The American Legion Post #28
Join in for some authentically inspired St. Patrick’s Day lunch! Later in the day, check out St. Patty’s Day live music from Ben Gibson Band at 6:30PM AND our Silent Auction all weekend long.

Snowboard Giveaway @ Purgatory Resort – The Bear Bar, hosted by Ska Brewing Co
3PM – 4PM
Have you got the luck of the Irish!? Find out as we celebrate the jolly green holiday at the Bear Bar with Ska Brewing and Venture Snowboards! Attendees can be entered to win a brand new Ska themed board to flaunt out on the mountain! The winner will be drawn toward the end of the event.

St. Patrick’s Traditional Gig @ Four Leaves Winery
5PM – 7PM
After a day on the train The Kitchen Jam Band will spend a few hours playing at the Four Leaves Winery from 5:00 – 7:00. We thank Dean Fagner for welcoming us in. While it’s hard to predict exactly what will happen – sometimes there’s dancing dinosaurs and sometimes there’s a really great dancer, there’s always good wine, conversation and music!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ Ska Brewing Company
Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with $5 pints of Modus and live music from local Celtic band, Patrick Crossing.

River Spell @ 11th Street Station
Grab an Irish Car Bomb and enjoy some live music! River Spell at 11th Street Station in Durango, CO – Friday, 3/17 – 6-9 PM


If you’re looking for more breweries to visit, look no further. These four breweries are located within walking distance of one another in downtown Durango! Cheers to a good ole fashioned Irish Pub Crawl!

1. Animas Brewing Company Location


2. Carver Brewing Company Location


3. Steamwork’s Brewing Company Location


4. Anarchy Brewing Company Location

Post courtesy of 360Durango.com

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