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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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Happy New Year!
Dec27

Happy New Year!

With Christmas behind us, it’s time to focus on the New Year! Durango may be cold, but the cold never stops our town from celebrating New Year’s Eve. New Year’s eve parties are a fun way to ring in the start of 2020, and Durango has some great options. Purgatory hosts their annual New Year’s Eve party with a buffet dinner at Hoody’s. Then, there is a special torchlight parade down the mountain at 6 pm. This unique event lights up the...

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Happy Holidays from DurangoDowntown.com
Dec22
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International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour
Dec21

International Guitar Night – 20th Anniversary Tour

Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours highlighting the diversity of acoustic guitar music. For IGN’s 20th Anniversary, the tour will feature Guest Host Mike Dawes (England) and his two-hand contemporary style, joined by Cenk Erdogan from Turkey, who is a fretless guitarist, with an intriguing, exotic style and an engaging...

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Golden Dragon Acrobats
Dec14

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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Santa Claus on the Mountain
Dec08

Santa Claus on the Mountain

Location: Purgatory Base area When: December 21st / 2:00pm – 3:30pm 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!

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Mysto’s Really Big Magic Show
Dec08

Mysto’s Really Big Magic Show

Then family-friendly fun comes to the full Concert Hall on Dec. 21, 2019, with Mysto’s Really Big Magic Show. Mysto the Magi (aka Mitch Harwood) takes audiences on a vaudeville journey with play-lets, mystery, secret messages and group participation, with the entire intent of “having fun.” Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019 Time: 7:30 PM Community Concert Hall at FLC 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301 Phone: (970) 247-7657 Email:...

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Bar D Wranglers 2019 Christmas Jubilee
Dec02

Bar D Wranglers 2019 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. Date: Wednesday,...

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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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J-Calvin with special Guest Mesquite & Alex Blocker Band
Nov24

J-Calvin with special Guest Mesquite & Alex Blocker Band

iAM MUSIC PRESENTS New Years Eve featuring J-Calvin with special Guest Mesquite & Alex Blocker Band iAM MUSIC PRESENTS New Years Eve featuring J-Calvin with special Guest Mesquite & Alex Blocker Band Henry Strater Theatre December 31st / Doors 8 p.m. / Show 8:30p.m. Tickets $25 pre-sale / Day of Show $30 / VIP $50

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State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s NUTCRACKER 2019
Nov24

State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s NUTCRACKER 2019

As is now tradition at the Community Concert Hall, the magical holiday ballet, “Nutcracker,” performed by the highly-acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara, will usher in the holidays with two matinee and two evening performances. Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson holds true to the original classical ballet in this Tchaikovsky masterpiece, creating a traditional “Nutcracker” set in Victorian times and suited for all ages. The...

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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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Christmas Tree Train
Nov10

Christmas Tree Train

Create a new family memory! Ride the Cascade Canyon Train and cut your own Christmas Tree to be hauled back to Durango on the steam train! Ride the regular Cascade Canyon Train but come prepared to cut your own Christmas Tree to be hauled back to Durango on the steam train! Maybe this will be a romantic couples day to choose your first Christmas tree together. Maybe a Family Day with mittens and hot chocolate for everyone! “The...

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Durango Choral Society – Viva Snow! A Traditional Family Christmas
Nov10

Durango Choral Society – Viva Snow! A Traditional Family Christmas

The Durango Choral Society again presents our annual gift to the community. Your family, friends, and neighbors from all four DCS ensembles will celebrate the season with a focus on fun and family. Join us for jazzy, classy, and cool music that will put you in the mood for a holiday party. This year we will celebrate our 50th season with the world premiere of a commission by Santa Fe composer Linda Rice Beck that will feature all of...

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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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Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow
Oct24

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith come to YOUR town to show their latest and greatest motion picture, the star studded Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The New Jersey stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in CLERKS are back! When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again! Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Time:...

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