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La Plata County Fair
Aug03

La Plata County Fair

2022 La Plata County Fair August 10-14 La Plata County Fairgrounds Red White and Moo! For 74 years, the La Plata County Fair has brought generations of families, friends and neighbors together to showcase the county’s best animals, garden products and the many fabulous foods and crafts of our outstanding community. This year’s theme, “Red, White and Moo,” is a fun way to celebrate our patriotism while reflecting a rich tradition of...

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FOUR CORNERS JAM FEST
Aug03

FOUR CORNERS JAM FEST

AUG 4TH – 6TH | 2022 MUSIC – LATE NIGHT JAMS – YOGA – VW BUS VILLAGE – ART FOUR CORNERS JAM FEST MISSION STATEMENT Welcome to the Four Corners Jam Festival! We are honored and excited to bring 3 days of world class live music, performance art, yoga, outdoor recreation, and so much more to the Tico Time River Resort in Aztec, NM. Bringing multiple genres of music together including Funk, Reggae, Bluegrass, Psychedelic Rock and Afrobeat...

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‘Stray’ — the videogame where you play as a cat — is breaking the internet
Jul20

‘Stray’ — the videogame where you play as a cat — is breaking the internet

The new cyberpunk cat game for PlayStation and PC has already set a Steam record for indie studio Annapurna Interactive. It sparked a feline frenzy online, with even real-life cats transfixed by the game footage. The cat is out of the bag — and probably all over your Twitter and TikTok feeds. “Stray,” a new videogame for Sony’s SONY, +1.20% PlayStation and Microsoft MSFT, +1.06% Windows, lets players explore a subterranean, cyberpunk...

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Comet NEOWISE
Jul18

Comet NEOWISE

  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) photographed from Germany on July 14, 2020 Discovery Discovered by NEOWISE Discovery date March 27, 2020[1] Orbital characteristics A Epoch 2458953.5 (April 14, 2020) Observation arc 113 days Number of observations 376 Orbit type Long period comet Aphelion 538 AU (inbound) 710 AU (outbound) Perihelion 0.29478 AU...

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How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month
Jul18

How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month

Early morning risers have been treated to views of Comet Neowise, captured in a photo in Kansas on Monday, but the comet will be visible in Colorado about an hour after sunset this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) It’s visible to the naked eye in dark skies! The early reviews are in: Comet NEOWISE is a hit! Those who have gotten up before sunrise to gaze into the twilight skies have been greeted by the best comet performance for...

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Comet Neowise: How To See It In Metro Denver, Boulder
Jul18

Comet Neowise: How To See It In Metro Denver, Boulder

Early morning risers have been treated to views of Comet Neowise, captured in a photo in Kansas on Monday, but the comet will be visible in Colorado about an hour after sunset this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Comet Neowise is going prime time, moving into the evening sky. You’ll be able to see it with the naked eye in metro Denver and Boulder.   Comet Neowise is zooming around the planet, and you’ll be able to see...

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Drone Show
Jul08

Drone Show

This is the third year in a row that Durango has cancelled its annual fireworks show, however this year they have instead put on a drone show. If you missed the drone show for this year’s fourth of July here is a video of the event. Drone show – YouTube One hundred forty drones took to the skies above Greenmount Cemetery at 10 p.m. sharp Saturday in a glowing and patriotic spectacle featuring vibrant images colored red,...

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Drone show scheduled for Fourth of July weekend in Durango
Jul01

Drone show scheduled for Fourth of July weekend in Durango

Fireworks display canceled for third year in a row because of drought conditions By Christian Burney Herald Staff Writer Durango is too dry for fireworks this Fourth of July, but technology is sweeping in to save the day with a drone show scheduled for Independence Day weekend. Durango Parks and Recreation made the call to hold off on fireworks again this year after discussions with Durango Fire Protection District, said Ellen Babers,...

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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul01

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

  NOW THROUGH JULY 4 EVENT DESCRIPTION July 4th celebration in Historic Downtown Durango will feature a whole weekend of fastivities and events! Things will kick off on Friday in Buckley Park with Outdoor Movie Night featuring Sandlot. The night will include music by Stillwater Youth Bands and Bike Decorating for the 4th of July Parade. On Saturday evening at the transit center, kick up your heels for a Street Dance and watch the...

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True Western Rodeo
Jun14

True Western Rodeo

Durango has a rich western history and cowboy culture is still a big part of our community today. The True Western Roundup provides weekly entertainment throughout the summer at the La Plata County Fairgrounds starting June 8th. The stands fill up as classic events are showcased such as Saddle Bronc Riding, Breakaway Roping, Mutton Bustin’, Steer Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, and Bull Riding. On August 3rd, a freestyle bull...

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DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK
Jun04

DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 30 EVENT DESCRIPTION The Durango Farmers Market offers fresh produce, protein, high-quality artisan crafts and ready to eat food and beverage – all from our local region! Every Saturday from May through October, you can find us in the parking lot of the TBK Bank on 8th Street in between Main Avenue and Camino del Rio. Free Parking is available at the City Transit Center lot. The market opens at 8 am from May...

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ANIMAS RIVER DAYS
Jun04

ANIMAS RIVER DAYS

JUNE 2-5, 2022 ​SANTA RITA PARK, DURANGO, CO   Thursday, June 2nd 1:00 – 2:00 PM Rock Out with Team JK Kids Clinic with Jackson Kayak 3:00 – 5:00 PM Freestyle with Team Jackson Kayak Come play with JK at the Whitewater Park 3:30 – 5:00 PM Rock Out with Team JK Women’s rolling clinic with Jackson Kayak 5:00 – 8:00 PM Kick-Off Party & Silent Auction Live music and annual silent auction at Ska...

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June 2022 Events
Jun04

June 2022 Events

The summer months are in full swing with long, sunny, and warm days! Everyday is a lake or river day. But, if you want something else to do, check out these fun events. On June 11th, run in the Steamworks Half Marathon along the Animas River down County Road 250. The 13.1 mile stretch is rewarded with a pool party at the Durango Sports Club. Food and drinks from Steamworks Brewing and Homeslice are provided for the celebratory...

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3 Simple Rules To Raise Kind Kids
May24

3 Simple Rules To Raise Kind Kids

Parents spend a lot of time telling their kids to be nice to others — especially when siblings are involved. But raising kids who are kind takes more than scolding meanness. Kind kids must be attuned to the emotions of others and have a genuine concern for their wellbeing. Where niceness meets empathy, kindness is a seriously challenging lesson for parents to pass on to their kids. Luckily, it is possible to train kindness into kids....

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Tico Time Resort
May11

Tico Time Resort

  Plan your summer get-away at Tico Time Resort! Located between Durango, CO & Aztec, NM Tucked along the Animas River Valley, Tico Time offers Live music, RV sites, car camping, primitive wooded camping, multiple ponds, beaches, water slides, paddle boards, disc golf, biking, hiking trails, river tubing, and zip line adventure tours for the whole family! Special Weekend Pricing for RV sites & camping available when you...

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May Events 2022
May04

May Events 2022

May is the beginning of Durango’s summer celebrations. With warmer days for outdoor events, you won’t want to miss these fun activities. On May 1st, the Powerhouse Science Center in hosting Rockin’ on the River. This live concert will be featuring Lavalanche and more to come for five Sundays this summer! While the event is free, there will be a bar open for drink purchases. This lively event right next to the Animas River will surely...

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McDonald’s Cardboard Derby
Mar11

McDonald’s Cardboard Derby

Date: March 12, 2022 Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Location: The tubing hill #1 Skier Place Durango CO 81301 United States The McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is a classic winter competition you won’t want to miss! Build your derby racer out of cardboard and duct tape only, and pilot it down the slopes during one of the most fun days on the mountain! Watch as teams compete in vessels made entirely out of cardboard and...

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THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN IS BACK!!
Nov24

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN IS BACK!!

NOW THROUGH JANUARY 1   Our premier event of the year, The Polar Express Train, is selling fast! Be sure to choose your date and car type and book now. Certain dates and car types will sell quickly and you’ll want to be first to book! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story about a child’s Christmas Eve journey aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our station in Durango and sets off for the...

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HALLOWEEN 2021 IN DURANGO
Oct28

HALLOWEEN 2021 IN DURANGO

  Haunted Ghosts Tours, Spooky Thrills & Halloween Parades In Durango, Colorado Halloween is not just a single day celebration, it’s one entire season where tricks and treats happen, people put on their spookiest costumes and attend the eerie ghost tours in Durango. Other than the regular traditions, there are crazy parties and Halloween events in Durango lined up this 2021. You can be a master at cooking Halloween special...

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DURANGO FALL PLANNING GUIDE
Oct15

DURANGO FALL PLANNING GUIDE

Activities And Fall Things To Do In Durango (September, October + November) Plan for your upcoming visit this fall with our fall planning guide. Fall is the optimum time to book a vacation package to Durango, Colorado. Travel+Leisure Magazine includes Durango, Colorado in their article about driving along the Continental Divide. Sherman’s Travel named Durango number 4 on their list of Top Ten Easy Fall Weekend Getaways, naming...

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