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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Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour
Jan23

Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour

Original host and the creative vision behind the beloved TV and Netflix comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (MST3K) Joel Hodgson headlines a tour for an all new LIVE production: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. Hodgson will don the red jumpsuit one final time as the character Joel Robinson for the show along with the world’s only movie riffing robots – Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy. Together...

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Rock N’ Roll Snowdown
Jan19

Rock N’ Roll Snowdown

The 42nd annual Snowdown will bring Rock N’ Roll lovers from all over the world to Durango to jam. Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town. “Snowdown is a non-profit created to promote Fun, Commerce & Tourism in Durango. It is the original “Cabin Fever Reliever”. Outside Magazine rated Snowdown as one of the top 5...

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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Jan19

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Returning once again to Durango, the widely popular Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will astound and amaze as the troupe delivers, as the New York Post reported, “… beautifully choreographed routines showcasing their amazing skills and physicality, accompanied by a musical score of traditional Chinese music filtered through a New Age sensibility… Juggling everything from umbrellas to soccer balls – and with props as varied as ladders...

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Backcountry Film Festival – Friday Night
Jan15

Backcountry Film Festival – Friday Night

If you’re stuck in the throes of cold and needing some inspiration, Durango has the perfect opportunity this weekend. The Backcountry Film Festival will once again be held Friday evening January 17. It’s hosted by Durango Nature Studies and focuses on the enjoyment of being outside year round. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and we have access to untouched wilderness in our backyard. This is an excellent way...

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Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour 2020
Jan15

Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour 2020

In its 35th year, The Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour will start June 14 in Durango. After a 418-mile clockwise loop that will feature 28,484 feet of climbing, the non-competitive ride that features 2,500 participants will finish in Durango on June 19.     On June 14th, riders on a 73-mile loop starting and ending in Durango with a pass through Ignacio, Bayfield and Vallecito.  The second day will travel from...

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The Choir of Man
Jan15

The Choir of Man

Returning to Durango by popular demand, Choir of Man features a high-paced show of entertainment that combines live music and foot stomping choreography from nine “ordinary guys” who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Envision the greatest pub gig ever seen and multiply it by 10. There’s something for everyone in what is revered as a joyous and uplifting show for all ages. Noted Broadway Baby, “A feast for...

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Durango – “Hallmark” winter wonderland
Jan03

Durango – “Hallmark” winter wonderland

Durango is making national news because of our “Hallmark” winter wonderland.  Take a look at The Washington Post’s excerpt,   “Welcome to Durango, a town so lovely in the wintertime that its website says it could be the best time of year to visit. You see this from the moment you arrive. In the background: the San Juan Mountains under a blanket of snow. In the foreground: cozy locals bundled up in lounge chairs around fire pits...

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Snowdown Balloon Rally Train
Dec27

Snowdown Balloon Rally Train

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is again the proud sponsor of the Snowdown Balloon Rally Mass Ascension. As part of the celebration, the D&SNGRR is running the Snowdown Balloon Rally Train. The train will stop in the Animas Valley for the colorful hot-air balloon mass ascension, offering passengers the chance to view the mass ascension from the comfort of heated train coaches. If they choose, passengers can also...

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Durango Christmas Events 2019
Nov26

Durango Christmas Events 2019

Durango sure knows how to do the holidays!  Get out there, sing some songs, meet Santa and spread some Christmas cheer! Singing with Santa Start the holiday season with Singing with Santa. This annual event which takes place the day after Thanksgiving. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and march on Main Avenue while singing Christmas carols at this fun meet-up. Singing with Santa will take place at 6 p.m. Friday the 29th at TBK Bank, 259 West...

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Singing With Santa
Nov16

Singing With Santa

Mark your calendar for Singing with Santa: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29, 5:45 to 7:30 pm, proudly sponsored by TBK Bank SINGING WITH SANTA is the official start to the holiday season in Downtown Durango! Meet Santa and march on Main Avenue singing Christmas Carols, help us light the Community Christmas Tree at Buckley Park, and enjoy FREE hot chocolate and cookies while they last. You can also get your photo taken with Santa, but bring your own...

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Snowdown 2020 Theme
Nov14

Snowdown 2020 Theme

You’re already getting ready for Snowdown 2020?  Us too! Dress up as your favorite Rock N’ Roll musician this year for the many exciting events and activities taking place around town.  This is the 42nd annual Snowdown and Durangotangs are going to rock it! In preparation, you may want to sign up to host an event or register your rockin’ parade float for the 2020 Snowdown parade!

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What A Girl Wants
Nov10

What A Girl Wants

We oftentimes say Durango has a little bit of everything, but this weekend’s expo at the Fairgrounds proves that fact! The What A Girl Wants Expo this Saturday, November 9, from 10am-4pm will feature a full day of women-centered events, information, gift ideas, and more. This is a fantastic set of resources for women of all ages. There will be workshops that cover body image, motherhood, mindfulness, women in business, sports, and...

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Thanksgiving Dinner – Purgatory Resort
Nov01

Thanksgiving Dinner – Purgatory Resort

Enjoy a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner at Purgy’s with options for the whole family.  We have a great menu planned for this buffet-style Thanksgiving feast. Reservations required.   Thanksgiving Dinner Purgy’s serves Thanksgiving dinner with seatings at 12 noon, 2:30pm, and 5pm. Buffet Prices: Adults $65 (plus tax)  |  Children (ages 4-12) $22  | Children Under 3 FREE Reserve Now This traditional dinner includes two types of...

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First Annual Canine Carnival
Oct22

First Annual Canine Carnival

The biggest and best party for dogs! Prizes! Games! K9 Costume Contest! Meet the Breeds! Police K9 Meet and Greet! Dog Training Demonstrations and Consultations! Low Cost Vaccine and Microchip Clinic! And Much More! Sponsored by Creature Comforts, Durango Kennel Club, and La Plata County Humane Society. Date and Time:  Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 am –  2:00 pm ​ ​Location:  Creature Comforts, Centennial Center, 305 S....

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Haunted Houses in Durango
Oct17

Haunted Houses in Durango

Elks Lodge Haunted House The 5th annual Nightmare on Elk Street Haunted House is on! This event supports the local Elks Lodge. This event is $7 and runs from 6-10PM on October 25th, 26th, 30th & 31st! Durango Colorado Elks Lodge 901 E 2nd Ave, Durango, Colorado 81301 Haunted Circus at Fort Lewis College Fort Lewis College’s Annual Haunted House! Free for FLC students and $5 for community members. All proceeds to...

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
Sep29

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Excursions to the North Pole begin November 15th!   About THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride The award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg and adapted to the big screen in 2003, the story of a child’s Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole!Be sure to choose your date...

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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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