Durango Events

There is always something to do in Durango, CO! Upcoming events and schedules for things to do in Durango are posted here.

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McDonald’s Cardboard Derby @ Purgatory
Mar08

McDonald’s Cardboard Derby @ Purgatory

The McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is a classic winter competition you won’t want to miss! Build your derby racer out of cardboard and duct tape only, and pilot it down the slopes during one of the most fun days on the mountain! Watch as teams compete in vessels made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape. Or, sign up yourself and participate in the fun. All it takes is some creativity, engineering skills, and...

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Durango Regional Job Fair
Mar01

Durango Regional Job Fair

Four Corners Expo – Durango Regional Job Fair March 2019 Show Times 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 Vendors from March 2018 4CornersJobs.com Aflac American General Media Aramark Mesa Verde Durango Transfer Ballantine Communications/ The Durango Herald Bar-D Chuckwagon Bloomfield Schools Blue Lake Ranch & Ridgewood Event Center City Market Colorado Dept. of Transportation Colorado State Patrol / Cortez Port of...

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Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide
Feb23

Uncle Clyde’s Run & Slide

Date: March 2, 2019 Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Location: Purgatory – The tubing hill (Columbine area) Get ready for the whackiest race ever in Durango!  It’s on the tubing hill.  Run up… tube down.  Repeat! Most laps wins! Oh, and it’s a relay race! Register Here! Competition Categories: Team up with your best buddy for this tag-team style race.  We will have male, female, and coed divisions for adult teams, as well as race...

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Durango Celtic Festival 2019
Feb23

Durango Celtic Festival 2019

Durango’s Celtic Festival is back! This is one of our favorite yearly festivals and you can’t miss it! Four days of Celtic music and events that’s fun for everyone! For More Info go to: http://www.durangocelticfestival.com/

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Durango Film Festival – February 27 to March 3
Feb14

Durango Film Festival – February 27 to March 3

Welcome to the 14th Durango Independent Film Festival. We have an amazing lineup to share with you this year and hope you plan to join us! Escape. Expand. Explore. Durango Film brings a community together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative and diverse films.  People who have attended our festival find Durango, Colorado to be one of the best venues for film and fun. With...

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Durango Voice Live Blind Auditions
Feb14

Durango Voice Live Blind Auditions

4th Annual Durango Voice Fundraiser  The Durango Voice – similar to the TV show “The Voice”, is a fundraiser for Manna (formerly Manna Soup Kitchen). Vocalists of all ages and all levels from around the area have submitted their audition to compete in the Durango Voice. Eighteen selected contestants will perform before a live audience at the Henry Strater Theatre for the live blind auditions on February 23, 2019.  The competing...

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Snowdown 2019 – January 30th – February 3rd
Jan27

Snowdown 2019 – January 30th – February 3rd

Comicon is  coming to Durango. Celebrating 41 years in 2019, this five-day winter celebration takes place from January 30th-February 3rd, with fun, folly, and a family-friendly parade of lights. Come beat your cabin fever at Durango’s favorite winter event! For more information, check out the full events schedule on Durango Downtown’s Snowdown Events page or Snowdown.org

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The Growling Old Men
Jan19

The Growling Old Men

Acoustic Americana/bluegrass mandolin and guitar duo Growling Old Men will be performing at The Strater on Monday, January 28th.  Ben Winship (mandolin, octave mandolin and vocals) and John Lowell (guitar and vocals) present a relaxed set of original, traditional and obscure music that is never the same each night.  The Growling Old Men are favorites at festivals and concerts all over the western world, having played at the Shetland...

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Durango Snow and Ski Reports
Jan18

Durango Snow and Ski Reports

Durango and Southwest Colorado have AMAZING snow for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and every other kind of winter fun! We’ve compiled a list of Southwest Colorado and Durango snow reports. In addition, we’ve added snow reports for 2 non-local resorts (Snowbowl and Kirkwood) because these resorts are excellent indicators of snow storm tracks. Arizona Snow Bowl often receives the same Southern-track snow storms as Southwest Colorado,...

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Super Sunday Showdown Party
Jan18

Super Sunday Showdown Party

Sunday, February 3 Doors at 3:30PM • Kick off at 4:30PM Tickets: $19.99 per person “STADIUM STYLE” BUFFET • DOOR PRIZES • GIVEAWAYS ALL GAME! Purchase tickets online at skyutecasino.yapsody.com, by calling 888.842.4180, at the Sky Ute Gift Shop or at the door. Must be 21 or better to enter casino.

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Snowdown Bed Race
Jan11

Snowdown Bed Race

We are approaching one of Durango’s most beloved winter celebrations—Snowdown. January 30-February 3, Durango becomes an exciting winter festival. This year’s theme, “Get Your Comic On” will surely be a blast. The Wells Group is excited to be a sponsor for the Snowdown Bed Race on Friday, February 1 at 4 pm. Groups of 5 people (4 pushing and 1 on the bed), will race down and back Main Avenue, changing their comic-con “onesie” halfway...

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McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series
Jan04

McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series

  If you are into Nordic skiing, snow shoeing, or fat biking, you will want to be a part of this exciting series of races at Purgatory Resort.  It’s the Twilight Nights series, presented by our friends at McDonald’s and organized by the Durango Nordic Center. Headlamps required! Twilight Nights is not your typical Wednesday night out.  Set at the base of Purgatory Resort, this short track race series is for nordic skiers, fat...

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Winterfest 2019, January 25th – 27th – Pagosa Springs, CO
Jan03

Winterfest 2019, January 25th – 27th – Pagosa Springs, CO

Join us on SATURDAY for the following events: Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension–8:00am Downtown   Downtown Pagosa Springs by the San Juan River. Enjoy the spectacular winter view as balloons fill the sky. Pagosa Mountain Sports Fat Bike Race -Location and Time TBD 16K, 8K, KidK $20/adults, $10/racers under 18.  This is a fun activity for the whole family! Click here for more information, and to register. Pagosa Nordic Club Learn to Cross...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Torchlight Parade, Rail Jam, and Party – Purgatory
Dec28

New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Torchlight Parade, Rail Jam, and Party – Purgatory

Join us at Purgatory Resort to ring in the New Year!   Fireworks & Torchlight Parade Come out to the ski beach at 6pm and join us for our favorite holiday tradition.  Watch as our patrollers and ski school instructors traverse their way down the mountain, lighting up the slopes with torchlights. When the parade arrives at the base area, enjoy a great fireworks show to get your New Year’s Eve celebration started. Date:...

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80’s New Years Eve Party
Dec26

80’s New Years Eve Party

80s Costume Contest with $1,900 in cash prizes! Tickets: $75 Couple • $40 Single Sky Ute Events Center, Ignacio CO Includes dinner, dancing, party favors and champagne toast. $15 Dance Only, Per Person  

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Santa Claus on the Mountain
Dec14

Santa Claus on the Mountain

Bring the kids for an afternoon with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  They’ll be on the beach giving out candy canes and finding out who has been naughty or nice.  Enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere in the base area as we get ready for Christmas! Date: December 22, 2018 Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm Location: Purgatory Resort – Base area

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Cherry Poppin Daddies WWII Xmas Canteen
Dec14

Cherry Poppin Daddies WWII Xmas Canteen

Coming from a swing, jazz, Great American Songbook and Tin Pan Alley tradition, the Daddies aspired to be worthy of carrying the torch, even as the band members simultaneously strive to create their own modern, iconoclastic version of music. Individuality and defiance have always been part of the band’s DNA, which, in turn, reinforced the band’s rebellious reputation. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies has always prided itself on its craft and...

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Seussical Jr
Dec07

Seussical Jr

Durango Arts Center present Seussical, Jr. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant, who discovers a speck of dust on a clove that contains the Whos who live on it. Horton faces a double challenge; not only must he protect the Whos from a world of danger, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayze La Bird. Meanwhile, smitten Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of the kind...

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Bar D Wranglers 2018 Christmas Jubilee
Dec05

Bar D Wranglers 2018 Christmas Jubilee

Durango’s much-beloved cowboy crooners come off the Bar D and return to the Community Concert Hall stage for their traditional cowboy Christmas show. Founded by Cy Scarborough in 1969, the Bar D Wranglers offer their own unique style of Western music, cowboy poetry and humor. The Christmas Jubilee is a warm-hearted and fun-filled show that inspires the entire family to remember the true meaning of the holidays. Orchestra Pit seating...

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Holiday Train Events
Nov30

Holiday Train Events

It’s one of the most special times of year around Durango. Christmas events stack the calendar and holiday decorations are around town. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers a couple unique events and ways to celebrate the season. The Polar Express is now operating. This magical evening allows passengers to experience the delight of the Polar Express Story. Each train car reads the story and drinks hot chocolate on...

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