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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45th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
Sep20

45th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival

There will be Fine Art and Amazing Crafts at this 3 day event! Come Meet the Creative People from the 4-Corners Christmas decor, food, salsa mixes, dips, spices, wine barrel art, ornaments, goat milk soaps and lotions, blankets, hand blown glass, baby and childrens items, LuLaRoe clothing, jewelry, Native American art, quilts, rustic wood furniture, Scentsy, crosses, jams & jellies, gemstones, bird baths, and items for cats &...

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WholeExpo 2019
Sep06

WholeExpo 2019

This weekend the WholeExpo comes to the La Plata County Fairgrounds. “WholeExpo brings together like-minded individuals and businesses and services that promote healthy, holistic, living and ecological awareness.” The event will be held Saturday and Sunday (September 7 and 8) at the Main Exhibit Hall. One of the key facets to the expo is focusing on our consumption and how we treat the world around us. Exhibitors include: essential...

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As K-9 Jimmy retires, Durango Kennel Club gives back!!
Sep01

As K-9 Jimmy retires, Durango Kennel Club gives back!!

  K9 Jimmy was honored by citizens of La Plata County at the Fairgrounds August 29th night upon his retirement from service as a K9 Cop.  Along with his handler, Matt Webb, Jimmy received commemorative plaques from the department as well as from the members of the Durango Kennel Club. The ceremony included a review of Jimmy’s contributions to the community which notably included playing a crucial role in saving the lives of...

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Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
Aug29

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally

Labor Day weekend is upon us, and in Durango that means one thing: it’s time for the annual Four Corners Motorcycle Rally! It’s a full weekend of bike rides, music, giveaways, and food. Durango Harley Davidson is one of the hubs of activity throughout the weekend. They’ll have vendors, food, and a bar during the day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will also be special events such as live music, an arm wrestling contest, and...

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Mountain Marmot Trail Run
Aug23

Mountain Marmot Trail Run

Date: September 21, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm Purgatory Resort – #1 Skier Place For all you trail runners out there, the Mercy Foot & Ankle Center Mountain Marmot Trail Run presented by Durango Running Company is the race for you. Have you ever stood at the bottom of a mountain, staring up at the top, thinking to yourself:  “I wonder if I could run all the way up there?”  Well, now you’re going to find out! Register...

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Wine & Rails
Aug16

Wine & Rails

VISIT OUR WINE TASTING ROOM- ONBOARD A HISTORIC TRAIN! Dates:  September 1 & September 29 Overview:  All aboard the Wine Train!  You will depart at 10:00am from the Durango Depot.  While on the train, the wineries will introduce themselves, offer you wine samplings from their respective winery and provide interesting wine facts as well as letting you know what to expect at Cascade Canyon. The train will arrive at Cascade around...

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The La Plata County Fair
Aug09

The La Plata County Fair

It’s time for one of our favorite local events: The La Plata County Fair! Starting this week (August 7-11), this year celebrates 71 years of the La Plata County Fair, which features some of the county’s best animals, talent, and produce. There are several categories for competitions, including: baking, canned foods, homemade wine, knitting, crocheting, quilts, photography, and more. One of the fun aspects of the La Plata County Fair...

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Carve Wars presented by Kroegers Ace Hardware
Jul26

Carve Wars presented by Kroegers Ace Hardware

Date: August 9, 2019 to August 11, 2019 Location: Base area – Purgatory Resort Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country! Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory Resort.  Big thanks to Kroegers Ace Hardware, our presenting sponsor for this event!...

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Pine River Festival – August 3rd
Jul26

Pine River Festival – August 3rd

Playing it forward! The Steel Wheels Pine River Festival Beneficiary: The Be Frank Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to the engagement of youth to develop life-long skills of Creativity, accountability, practice and ensemble through the power of music.   LINEUP The Steel Wheels The Accidentals Stillhouse Junkies High Country Hustle Midnight Backhand  & Students from the Creative Music Conservatory ​ Pine River...

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Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race presented by TBK Bank
Jul19

Muck & Mire Mud Adventure Race presented by TBK Bank

Date: August 3, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm Location: Purgatory Resort Get muddy and conquer the obstacles on this adventure race that is fun for the whole family.  This is one of Purgatory’s most popular events of the year. This mud run has more than 20 great obstacles, tons of mud, and the most amazing scenery of any mud run around! Register Here! Presenting Sponsor Huge thanks to TBK Bank, our presenting sponsor! The “Muddy...

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Mountain Archery Festival
Jul06

Mountain Archery Festival

Join us for the inaugural Mountain Archery Festival at Purgatory Resort! Date: July 12, 2019 to July 14, 2019 Where: Purgatory Resort We have been wanting to bring an archery festival to Durango for a long time and it is finally happening. Details & Registration! The festival will include various courses and competition formats over three days, including: Pope & Young course Train To Hunt course Kirsch course Kryptek course...

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Summer Brew presented by Liquor World
Jun21

Summer Brew presented by Liquor World

Date: July 6, 2019 Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm Location: Purgatory Resort “beach” area Come join us for a fun day sampling great summer beers!  This is Purgatory Resort’s summer beer festival, featuring all your favorite cold, refreshing, summertime beers! Bring your friends and a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy a great summer day on the mountain sipping away the afternoon! Buy Tickets! Tickets This event will sell...

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2019 Music In The Mountains – Classical Music Festival
Jun21

2019 Music In The Mountains – Classical Music Festival

For over 30 years, Music in the Mountains has produced an exceptional summer music festival with musicians of the highest caliber. We have entertained, educated and delighted audiences with the richness of classical music, and complemented concerts with year-round educational programs for youth. Concert dates from July 6th to July 28th Visit MusicInTheMountains.com for more information and to purchase tickets!

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A Refreshing Durango Summer
Jun12

A Refreshing Durango Summer

Durango, Co seems to offer limitless drinking activities and leisurely opportunities all year round, especially during the Summer months. For a couple refreshing summer activities, here are a few watering holes (both the drinking kind, and the swimming kind) in and around Durango   Sports Club Private Outdoor Pool The Durango Sports Club offers a refreshing outdoor pool, very near to Downtown Durango. It is a simple and easy...

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True West Rodeo
Jun07

True West Rodeo

True West Rodeo opened its doors in 2014 and is truly a community event. Our mission is to promote the sport of rodeo and preserve our western heritage with a positive family atmosphere. True West Rodeo is brought to you by Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and TBK Bank. We are very excited to have come together to bring back the western heritage of Durango for the 2019 rodeo season. This year will consist of 9 rodeos with...

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An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt
Jun05

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt

An Interview with Liver Down the River’s Bassist, Derek Abt   What it Means to be a Small Town Funkadelic Band, on the Rise   What are your intentions for your musical future? “If you asked me five years ago, I would have said we’re headed for Red Rocks,” Derek said in a phone interview last week. Now, he seeking and reaching for a joy-seeking experience. The road to Red Rocks carries more stress than you may initially...

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Durango Motor Expo
May31

Durango Motor Expo

Bring the whole family and enjoy the cars on display Father’s Day Weekend Car Show Saturday June 15, 2019 at the beautiful Sky Ute Casino Resort presented by the Durango Old Car Club & Schedule | Registration | Accomodations Concert | Indian Durango Rendezvious The Durango Motor Expo is back in 2019 with a new Super Venue and a new Super Sponsor! Expect the same Fun and Goodies as in the past with the Durango Motor Expo,...

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Animas River Days
May31

Animas River Days

Saturday, June 1, Durango welcomes Animas River Days—a celebration of our beautiful Animas River and the life it brings to our community. The weekend is filled with fun river sports and events, for both participants and spectators. Santa Rita Park will offer food and activities, as well as a Ska Beer and Vodka Garden from noon through the rest of the day. Some of the events include: Kayak and Canoe Slalom, Downriver SUP Race, Raft...

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Creature Comforts Mutt n’ Strut Festival & 5K For Dogs
May24

Creature Comforts Mutt n’ Strut Festival & 5K For Dogs

Date: June 22, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Location: Base area – Purgatory Resort It’s Durango’s dog-friendliest event of the year! Come enjoy a day on the mountain with your best friend.  We have a morning full of activities that you and your dog will love. Register Now! All of the following are included in your entry fee: 5k race:  Your dog will love this 5k run along some of the most beautiful single-track trails...

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Durango’s Summer Music Festival
May22

Durango’s Summer Music Festival

As Summer begins here in Durango, live music and entertainment is on the top of nearly everyone’s agenda. Here are a few ideas if you’re interested in getting involved in the local music scene.   1. Secret Garden Summer Concert Series The Rochester Hotel hosts a community concert series through the summer months every year in Durango. This community concert series supports 10 nonprofit organizations in Durango’s...

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