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Halloween Happenings in the Next Week
Oct26

Halloween Happenings in the Next Week

We’ve highlighted a few local fall events over the last few weeks; however, if you’re looking for a fun harvest festival before the season ends, the 12th Annual Three Springs Harvest Festival occurs this Saturday, October 27. From 11-2, there will be trick or treating, a pumpkin patch, games, and live music. Check out this free event and see why this local community is such a great place to live! That afternoon (October 27), the Be...

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Children’s Halloween 2018!
Oct26

Children’s Halloween 2018!

Children’s Halloween will be on Wednesday, October 31, from 4 to 6 pm, in Downtown Durango. Look for the orange pumpkin signs on 80 Downtown businesses for treats! Children’s Halloween is for kids 10 and under, in costume, and accompanied by an adult. See below for a list of all participating businesses located on Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Come to Downtown Durango and join the fun! Complete info from Downtown Durango...

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Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018
Jul04

Celebrate your FREEDOM!! Happy Fourth of JULY 2018

  Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY!! Happy Fourth of JULY!!!  CELEBRATE YOUR FREEDOM!!  July 4th 1776 our Continental Congress declared that we are a NEW NATION! In our lovely Durango, CO there are FUN activities all day long:   JOIN THE PARADE– Rotary Park to Main Avenue– 7;30 am to 9:00 pm Visit Durango.org for more info!  ...

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Mutt n’ Strut 5k & Festival for Dogs
Jun14

Mutt n’ Strut 5k & Festival for Dogs

Purgatory Resort | Saturday June, 23 2018 | 9:00am – 12:00pm Your dog is the guest of honor at this event that features: 5k run with your dog 1k option Agility practice and competition Trick and costume contest Free training consultations with certified dog trainers Splash pools for your dog Prizes! Big thanks to Creature Comforts, our presenting sponsor for this event. Event Supported By: Purgatory Resort Upcoming Occurrences...

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Pit-A-Billy’s Meet & Greet Cruise In
Jun08

Pit-A-Billy’s Meet & Greet Cruise In

Pit-A-Billy is a non-profit organization that hosts events such as car shows and cruise-ins to raise money for local animal shelters that support “bully breeds.” Join us for our first Durango event at Ska Brewing on June 17th! Live music from Thee Fearless Peasants from 11:30 am-1:30 pm, raffle at 1:30 pm (must be present to win!), adoption showcase with local adoption agency Lisa Parker’s Puppies, and guest vendors...

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The first osprey hatched today!
May09

The first osprey hatched today!

The Lake Capote osprey nest For the past ten years, a pair of ospreys has made its seasonal home at the Southern Ute Tribe’s Lake Capote, and given visitors spectacular displays of nesting, fishing, and fledgling young. Beginning in 2017, viewers should get a much more close-up view of the birds’ activities, via a webcam installed at their nest. The birds have arrived in March of each year, after migrating from their winter homes in...

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Metalsmithing with Catherine Thomas-Kemp
Mar29

Metalsmithing with Catherine Thomas-Kemp

Beginning jewelry design and basic bench skills will be taught in these metalsmithing sessions. Learn about metals available for jewelry, how to cut intricate designs and put it all together. The opportunity to continue sessions after these five are finished will be discussed with interested students. For more information visit Durango Arts Center  or click here to register. Fridays April 6 – May 4  12PM – 4PM Durango Arts Center 802...

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Durango Parks and Recreation – Easter Egg Scramble
Mar23

Durango Parks and Recreation – Easter Egg Scramble

DESCRIPTION Come to Smith Sports Complex for this FREE community event. The egg fetchers will be divided according to age group from toddler to age 8. The Easter Bunny will be there to start all age divisions and for pictures! Please bring a basket to carry all your goodies.     Kid friendly   Not dog friendly   DATE & TIME Sat, March 31, 2018 9:30am – 11:00am   LOCATION Smith Sports Complex 1480 E 8th Ave Durango, CO...

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Jungle Gym Opens for Kids of All Ages
Feb09

Jungle Gym Opens for Kids of All Ages

The monkey bars aren’t just for kids any more. In fact, they’re a key component in training for obstacle course racing.

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State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s Nutcracker
Dec05

State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s Nutcracker

State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara’s Nutcracker   with the San Juan Symphony Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30pm Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2pm & 7:30pm Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2pm $42/$29 Tickets     For the 11th consecutive year, the Nutcracker Ballet will charm Durango audiences and feature a live orchestra, as the San Juan Symphony is set to perform. Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson holds true to the original...

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Noel Night & 12 Days of Shop Local Events!
Nov25

Noel Night & 12 Days of Shop Local Events!

Come to to Durango’s all-day and all-evening Christmas Part featuring over 100 participating businesses!   DECEMBER 1 IS DURANGO’S CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘Tis the season to Shop Local Join thousands of locals downtown on Friday, December 1, for Durango’s Christmas party! From 10:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m., mix and mingle with friends and family as you find one-of-a-kind gifts from over 80 local merchants who are pleased as punch to offer...

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Durango Be Local Coupon Book in Stores + Launch Party
Nov23

Durango Be Local Coupon Book in Stores + Launch Party

The Be Local Coupon Book is available  in stores starting Black Friday – November 24th!  Do Black Friday the Local Way  About the Be Local Coupon Book Coming out each November and good all year long, this book serves as an introduction to La Plata County’s incredible locally owned and independent businesses that make this community’s vibrancy, culture and attraction what it is. With unique coupon offers new and long time locals can’t...

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The Polar Express Starts Up for Christmas 2017
Nov13

The Polar Express Starts Up for Christmas 2017

Join us for a magical trip!!  THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad most days November 17, 2017-January 2, 2018.  This fun family-oriented holiday tradition based on the best-selling children’s book and Academy Award™ winning animated film of the same name begins on Friday, Nov. 17 and runs most days through Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Get more info and tickets at...

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Veterans Day Fireworks, Music, and More!
Nov09

Veterans Day Fireworks, Music, and More!

Durango’s Veterans Day Celebration This upcoming weekend, we celebrate Veterans Day. Saturday, November 11, is the annual holiday that honors those who have served in our armed forces. Did you know Durango has quite the celebration planned? This year, the Fourth of July fireworks were postponed, and the City of Durango will now provide a firework show on Saturday, November 11 at 5:30. What a special and beautiful show this will be at...

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New Durango Events Calendar – Live Music, Shows, Art, Entertainment, and More!
Nov03

New Durango Events Calendar – Live Music, Shows, Art, Entertainment, and More!

The new Durango Events calendar is featured on the events page, along with the awesome upcoming events that we post here at Durango Downtown. We also have a new feature to add your own events to the calendar.  This is great for businesses, local venues, and community organizations to get the word out! Here is just a sample of things coming up in November: November 10th: Something Wild Film Fest November 11th: 20th Annual...

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Children’s Halloween in Downtown Durango
Oct31

Children’s Halloween in Downtown Durango

Children’s Halloween will be on Tuesday, October 31, from 4 to 6 pm, in Downtown Durango. Look for the orange pumpkin signs on up to 100 Downtown businesses for treats! Children’s Halloween is for kids 10 and under, in costume, and accompanied by an adult. See below for a list of all participating businesses located on Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Come to Downtown Durango and join the fun! Participating Merchants Business...

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Ahoy, Matey!  Farmington Pirate Exhibit
Oct13

Ahoy, Matey! Farmington Pirate Exhibit

Pirates and treasures from the deep are on display at the Farmington Museum. Find out why curators chose this particular exhibit.

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Ouray Hot Springs Renovation – Time to Take a Dip!
Sep08

Ouray Hot Springs Renovation – Time to Take a Dip!

Ouray Hot Springs commemorates its 90th anniversary in operation with a major renovation, including water slides, more soaking pools, and more.

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Navajo Lake Floating Cabins
Jul28

Navajo Lake Floating Cabins

Floating cabins are among the services offered at the newly rebuilt marina at Navajo Lake State Park in New Mexico. Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in New Mexico, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks. Navajo is a haven for boaters of every stripe – motorized boaters, canoers, kayakers, water skiers and sailors. The San Juan River is a world-class fly fishing destination and features a campground, day use...

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Jul25

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

There’s still time to ride the Durango Train this summer!  See their upcoming events, including: PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express October 7,8,14,15,21,22 2017 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 all ages. Ride our train to the Pumpkin Patch to meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy and bring home the perfect pumpkin! Durango Blues...

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