Durango Events

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30th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Sep20

30th Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Many locations all over Durango and La Plata County. | October 4th thru 7th The Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at The Strater Theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches. For the full schedule / locations and to buy...

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San Juan Mountain Bike & Music Festival
Sep20

San Juan Mountain Bike & Music Festival

Date: September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018 Location: Purgatory Resort The inaugural San Juan Mountain Bike and Music Festival comes to Purgatory Resort September 28th – September 30th! Come enjoy bikes, beer, and music in the beautiful setting of the San Juan Mountain range. There will be live music Friday evening, Saturday from 3pm – 10pm, and Sunday from 11am – 3pm.    Test ride all of the latest and greatest bikes from Giant...

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San Juan Symphony – Rhapsodic and Exotic
Sep20

San Juan Symphony – Rhapsodic and Exotic

Kick off the San Juan Symphony season with Hungarian arabesques, flashy Russian dances, and the glorious Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius. Featuring our principal bassoonist Denise Turner for Weber’s charismatic Rondo Ongarese, we journey over rugged and exotic musical landscapes with performances in both Durango and Cortez, Colorado. Thomas Heuser, conductor Denise Turner, bassoon soloist   Mikhail Glinka Overture to Russlan und...

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2018 Parade of Homes and Complimentary Tickets
Sep20

2018 Parade of Homes and Complimentary Tickets

This weekend (September 21-23) is the 15th Annual Durango Parade of Homes, and we are offering 4 Complimentary Pairs of Tickets to those who contact us for them! It’s a weekend filled with beautiful homes and fantastic events. The weekend starts Friday evening with Homes Under the Stars, and continues Saturday and Sunday from 9-5. There are several stops this year, including locations in Bayfield, Durango, Hermosa, Glacier Club, and...

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PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express
Sep13

PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

Join us for the PEANUTS™  The Great Pumpkin Patch Express!!  It’s not just for the little ones! See all the activities we have for kids of all ages. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts™ by Charles M. Schulz. Celebrate 50 years of this classic tale! Ride our train to the Pumpkin Patch to meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy...

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The Full Moon Ghost Crawl
Sep13

The Full Moon Ghost Crawl

Join resident paranormal observer and Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad museum curator Jeff Ellingson, as he guides you on a fascinating walking tour of some of the most haunted locations at the railroad. As you are guided across the railyard past the roundhouse, the warehouse, the box cars  and the museum, you will learn about the rich history of each… and where poltergeists are whispered to appear on nights such...

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Pancake Day!
Sep13

Pancake Day!

Kiwanis Club of Durango will celebrate the 62nd annual Pancake Day Thursday September 20th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In the Exhibit Hall at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. This is a fundraising event that helps several organizations that support children in La Plata County. Come eat, be jolly and browse our Silent Auction tables. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, maple- and fruit-flavored syrups, green chiles, salsa, coffee, tea,...

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Journey of Hope 5K Run/Walk – Three Springs – Saturday October 6th
Sep13

Journey of Hope 5K Run/Walk – Three Springs – Saturday October 6th

Journey of Hope is an annual 5K run/walk fundraiser event that raises funds for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Mercy Health Foundation hosts this event in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to register for the event! When: October 06, 2018 Where: Mercy Regional Breast Care Center 1010 Three Springs Blvd. Durango, CO 81301 Time: 8AM Registration; 5K Runners start at 9AM, 5K Walkers start at...

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Get The Led Out “The American Led Zeppelin”
Sep13

Get The Led Out “The American Led Zeppelin”

Back by popular demand. From the bombastic and epic, to the folksy and mystical, Get the Led Out (GTLO) has captured the essence of the recorded music of the renowned Led Zeppelin, bringing it to the concert stage. The band’s accomplished musicians recreate Zeppelin’s songs in all their depth, including the studio overdubs that Zeppelin never performed live. Whether it’s the passion and fury with which GTLO delivers the blues-soaked,...

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Humane Society Benefit Concert Featuring Wells & van Tyn
Sep13

Humane Society Benefit Concert Featuring Wells & van Tyn

CV Wells Benefit Concert September 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Join us for a night of storytelling music with singer/songwriter CV Wells. From folk to Celtic to gypsy and beyond, we have you covered for a musical night benefiting LPCHS! Tickets are $15/per person Durango Arts Center 802 E 2nd Ave Durango, CO 81301 Show starts at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm Purchase Tickets at Durango Art Center, or visit their website at...

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10th Annual Car Show – September 8th
Sep05

10th Annual Car Show – September 8th

Saturday, September 08, 2018 8:30 AM 10TH ANNUAL SKY UTE CASINO CLASSIC CAR SHOW NO ENTRY FEE • Registration @ 8:30AM The first 150 entries receive a gift bag. Over 20 categories including People’s Choice & Best in Show. Contact Tracy Leppert at 970.563.1752 or email at Tracy.Leppert@skyutecasino.com for more information. Download registration entry form...

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Durango Autumn Arts Festival
Sep05

Durango Autumn Arts Festival

Join us September 15-16 in beautiful, historic downtown Durango, Colorado to celebrate the 24th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival.  The Festival is a regional destination event, held on quaint, tree-lined Second Avenue surrounded by boutique hotels, shops, and locally-owned restaurants, with Main Avenue just one block down, known a gathering place for shoppers and the thousands of visitors that fill the town each fall. Organized as...

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OTZI, the 5,300-year old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos
Sep05

OTZI, the 5,300-year old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos

In this second presentation of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society’s John W, Sanders Lecture Series, Aaron Deter-Wolf, Prehistoric Archaeologist, Tennessee Division of Archaeology, will discuss “Otzi, the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos”  Since his recovery from an Alpine glacier in 1991, the ice mummy known as “Otzi” has come to represent a triumph of modern scientific analysis. ...

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WholeExpo Durango
Sep05

WholeExpo Durango

WholeExpo, the Four Corners 23rd annual mega-event focusing on body, mind and spiritual health. Discover your Whole-Self and enrich your life at the WholeExpo, Durango in September. Enjoy 80 exhibitors offering holistic and environmental products and services. Check out breakthrough nutritional and herbal products at the exhibitors booths. Browse handcrafted jewelry, clothing, paintings, musical instruments, crystals and much, much...

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Local Durango Events—Something for Everyone!
Sep04

Local Durango Events—Something for Everyone!

It’s September in Durango, and there’s no shortage of local activities to keep the entire family entertained! Each week we write a lifestyle blog featuring events, information, or local businesses. This week, there’s a variety of activities in and around Durango, so we wanted to highlight a few of the options. The Southern Ute Museum in Ignacio offers education, current event exhibits, and cultural information on the Southern Ute...

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Lake Nighthorse Paddle, Bike, Run
Aug30

Lake Nighthorse Paddle, Bike, Run

This triathlon features a paddling (2 miles) OR a swimming (1/2 mile) option with the bike (12.5 miles) and run (2.5 miles).  Take on a new summer challenge, this is not your traditional triathlon!  This fun event is open to all ability levels.  Race starts at 9 am. Lake Nighthorse | Saturday September 8, 2018 9:00am – 11:00am Check Duragogov.org for full event...

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Twin Buttes Harvest Festival
Aug30

Twin Buttes Harvest Festival

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Sand Sculpting Challenge – Labor Day Weekend San Diego, CA
Aug30

Sand Sculpting Challenge – Labor Day Weekend San Diego, CA

We’re changing the name of America’s 8th largest city between Aug. 31st and Sept. 3rd, 2018.  We’re calling it SAND iegoTM.  Not only that, we’re building a beach high above the water, bringing 300 tons of sand to the Broadway Pier, with our Big Bay on the West and downtown’s castles in the sky on the East.  It’s been called the most creative atmosphere in the world. There’s nothing else like it anywhere. World Master Sand Sculptors...

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Labor Day Weekend
Aug24

Labor Day Weekend

Downtown Durango hosts several events over Labor Day weekend for locals and visitors, all proceeds benefit Building Homes for Heroes. Dates – August 31, September 1 & 2, 2018 Check out the SHOP LOCAL SALES at multiple businesses Downtown before or during the events on Labor Day Weekend. Like our Facebook Page for more details   Post courtesy of...

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“Circus In Wonderland” with The Durango Circus
Aug24

“Circus In Wonderland” with The Durango Circus

Durango Aerial Arts & Acrobatics presents The Durango Circus’ premiere appearance in “Circus in Wonderland”! Once upon a time, long before Alice’s story, Wonderland was a beautiful, peaceful, and prosperous place… Discover what your favorite Wonderland characters would be doing if they had run away and joined the circus! Aerialists and acrobats of all ages will fly high from the ground to silks, rope, trapeze and lyra…...

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