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Iron Horse – 2019
May21

Iron Horse – 2019

Memorial Day weekend is upon us! It’s the unofficial kickoff to Durango’s summer season, and also the weekend locals welcome the 47th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It’s a weekend filled with tradition, challenges, and lots of events for all ages.

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Durango Barbershoppers – Harmony Explosion
May17

Durango Barbershoppers – Harmony Explosion

The Durango Barbershoppers presents our Annual Concert – Harmony Explosion! featuring Ante Up. Come join us for a rousing night of a cappella singing, with some of your favorite recent music sung in that classic harmony style. Date: Friday, May 31, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM Community Concert Hall at FLC 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301 Phone: (970) 247-7657 Email: concerthall@fortlewis.edu Website:...

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Taste of Durango This Weekend
May17

Taste of Durango This Weekend

This Sunday is a favorite event among locals—the 2019 Taste of Durango! On May 19 from 11-4 Downtown Durango will feature a full festival with food, craft beer, artisan cocktails, and samples from our phenomenal local restaurants. The event even has music and dancing, and is the perfect way to enjoy an early summer afternoon in Durango. It’s free to attend the Taste of Durango, and food costs a variety of tickets per item. Desserts...

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Eilen Jewell
May10

Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell has become a KSUT core artist due to the energy of her live shows and the stunning series of albums she’s released ever since her debut back in 2005. She’s a unique singer, capable of belting out a blues classic, rockabilly rave-up, country weeper, or sultry jazz standard. A versatile songwriter in her own right, most of her records are chock full of Jewell’s introspective takes on Western life. Her touring band is a...

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Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry
May10

Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry

Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed John Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Curry’s uncanny ability to mirror Denver’s voice and clean-cut look takes audiences back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song”...

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Mother’s Day Weekend Suggestions in Durango
May10

Mother’s Day Weekend Suggestions in Durango

As we approach Mother’s Day this weekend, we have some fun suggestions for the moms in your life (or just some great ideas to take advantage of time in Durango this weekend)! Gallery Walk: This weekend is the annual Spring Gallery Walk, on Friday from 5-9. Durango features many art galleries, and there is such a variety—much of it is created here, as well. Stroll downtown and enjoy our many art galleries. It’s a peaceful and beautiful...

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Taste of Durango 2019
May03

Taste of Durango 2019

Durango’s Premier Food and Drink Festival Sunday May 19th / 11am – 4pm Downtown Durango The premier food festival and the best summer kick-off party in Durango, CO! Featuring local craft breweries, artisan cocktails, and countless samples of the world-class cuisine that Durango’s restaurants offer. Always complimented by a fantastic selection of music, dancing, fun, and friends. Anyone from Durango knows that we live in a town...

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Next Best Comic of the Four Corners
May03

Next Best Comic of the Four Corners

Time again for the 4 Corners’ most hilarious competition show, Next Best Comic of the Four Corners. Starting May 11th, a dozen comics will take the stage in front of a panel of guest judges, including Kyle Pogue and last year’s champion, Kate McLachlan. The winner will get a paid spot at the Four Corners Comedy Festival in August! Where: Henry Strater Theatre When: May 11, 2019 8:00pm Cost: $15.00

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Iris DeMent
May03

Iris DeMent

Grounded in hymns, early country songs, gospel and folk, Iris DeMent’s work is treasured by those who know it for its insight and unabashed beauty. As noted by NPR, “Iris DeMent makes music that celebrates humanity’s efforts toward salvation, while acknowledging that most of our time on Earth is spent reconciling with the fact that we don’t feel so redeemed.” Merle Haggard dubbed her “the best singer I’ve ever heard” and asked...

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Durango Wine Experience
May01

Durango Wine Experience

This first weekend of May ushers in a favorite local event—The Durango Wine Experience. Thursday through Sunday, Durango will be filled with educational seminars, wine tastings, dinners, and more. Wines, artisan spirits, and craft beers will all be present, and top chefs feature their creations at the Grand Tasting Restaurant Showcase. Some of the unique seminars include: Bourbon and Bon, Bons! (chocolate and whiskey pairing); Cinco...

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Mother’s Day Train Adventure
Apr26

Mother’s Day Train Adventure

Start an exciting new Mother’s Day tradition with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Mother’s Day Train.  Date:  Sunday, May 12th, 2019 Durango Departure:  8:45am Silverton Arrival:  12:15pm Silverton Departure:  2:30pm Durango Arrival:  6:00pm Normal Fares apply; There is no additional fare for the Mother’s Day train ride. Adult fares start at $89* *fares subject to 8% historical preservation fee On...

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FREE – D&SNGRR Train Ride for Active Duty Military
Apr26

FREE – D&SNGRR Train Ride for Active Duty Military

FREE – D&SNGRR Train Ride for Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Military-affiliated Gold and Blue Star (parents, spouses, family members, friends) Please help The Wells Group of Durango fill the FREE seats for military on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad from Durango to Silverton for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Veterans Celebration – Saturday, May 25, 2019. Presented by The Durango & Silverton Narrow...

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Durango is positioned for a great summer tourist season!
Apr26

Durango is positioned for a great summer tourist season!

With the HEAT INDEX rising in some of our “feeder markets”, Durango is positioned for a strong summer tourist season from residents escaping the heat in nearby states.  Durango Area Tourism Office is also expecting a strong travel season based on bookings thus far. Although AAA Colorado predicts prices for gasoline in Colorado will top-off above $3.00/gallon by Memorial Day weekend, gas prices in Colorado are still below the average...

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Reading in Durango, Co
Apr24

Reading in Durango, Co

As a mountain town, Durango often focuses on outdoor activities of all kinds, but many don’t realize the amount of locally-owned businesses that reside in town. Until recently, I was under the impression that Maria’s Bookshop was the only bookstore in Durango. Bi-weekly I’d wander the sleek and orderly shelves at Maria’s – always curious to find something of a new genre. The air here feels different. It’s...

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Narrow Gauge Day – May 3rd, 2019
Apr19

Narrow Gauge Day – May 3rd, 2019

Narrow Gauge Day! Help us celebrate as we begin another season of continuous train operation between Durango and Silverton since 1882. Join in the fun and festivities on Friday (Narrow Gauge Day) and Saturday (Silverton Kickoff).  We’ll kick off the opening of summer service to Silverton with the annual FREE PICNIC and community celebration at the Durango depot. Our fantastic volunteer staff will be grilling hot dogs and serving...

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Mountain Archery Festival – Memorial Weekend
Apr19

Mountain Archery Festival – Memorial Weekend

Join us on Memorial Day weekend for the inaugural Mountain Archery Festival at Purgatory Resort! Date: May 24, 2019 to May 26, 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...

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The 2019 Durango Wine Experience
Apr19

The 2019 Durango Wine Experience

The Durango Wine Experience, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Durango, Colorado. We provide a forum for winemakers to showcase new and existing products. For over 10 years we have donated all our proceeds to various chosen local Durango charities and non-profit organizations. The 2019 Durango Wine Experience Thursday May 2nd – Sunday May 4th Join our annual 3-day event in downtown Durango which includes educational seminars,...

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Easter Events in Durango
Apr18

Easter Events in Durango

Spring has sprung, and we are looking forward to Easter this next weekend! Durango offers a variety of activities over the holiday weekend for the whole family to enjoy. The Easter Egg Scramble, a free community event, will be held on Saturday, April 20 at Smith Sports Complex, starting at 9:45 a.m. This is one of Durango’s annual traditions, and toddlers to 8 year olds are divided by age group for the hunt. Bring a basket to carry...

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Lake Nighthorse – READY for Summer
Apr11

Lake Nighthorse – READY for Summer

Lake Nighthorse, only 3.5 miles from downtown Durango, was stocked with 150,000 fingerling Kokanee Salmon last week. It is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the month of April. Beginning May 1st, the lake will be open 7 days a week. Lake Nighthorse is a fee area. Season and 5-punch passes are now available for purchase at the Durango Community Recreation Center, located at 2700 Main Avenue. Season, 5-punch and day use...

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Durango Home & Ranch Show
Apr11

Durango Home & Ranch Show

Show Times Adults $5, children 12 and under are free April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. General Information The Durango Home & Ranch show began in 1995 and is held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango, Colorado. The 2019 show dates are Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. All vendors are screened and are required to display only home-related products and services. There are...

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