Arts and Entertainment

Spring Goose Excursions
May03

Spring Goose Excursions

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is hosting former Rio Grande Southern Railcar, The Goose No.5, for excursion operations from Durango to the Event Park and to Cascade Canyon this spring. The Goose #5 is a little train that ran between small towns in Colorado like Dolores and Telluride transporting passengers as well as the mail! Join us for an unforgettable ride this spring on board this very unique historic train! RIO...

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Dancing with Durango Stars Offers Stellar Fun
May03

Dancing with Durango Stars Offers Stellar Fun

Learn more about Dancing with the Durango Stars featuring amateur dance teams who raise money for families who have to take their kids to Children’s Hospital for treatments.

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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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Bailey’s Bits: Bailey on The Bright Side
Apr29

Bailey’s Bits: Bailey on The Bright Side

“Sometimes the best part of my job is that the chair swivels.” – Bailey Life lessons learned from hanging out in RE/Max Pinnacle’s real estate office. Learn more about Bailey or search Durango Real Estate at HomesInDurango.com

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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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Dancing with the Durango Stars 2019
Apr26

Dancing with the Durango Stars 2019

Dancing with the Durango Stars 2019 is a fundraiser for the Durango Derailers. When: May 4th – 5:30pm & 8:30pm Where: Henry Strater Theatre Similar to the popular TV show, Dancing with the Stars; Local Durango dancers are dancing in support of families in the Durango area whose children receive treatment at Children’s Hospital Colorado. At checkout, PLEASE enter the code that correlates with the first name of the dancers you...

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Health, Wealth, & Wholeness: Retreat For Women
Apr26

Health, Wealth, & Wholeness: Retreat For Women

  Purgatory Resort is pleased to present this very special retreat for women.  Join us for three days devoted to your health and wellness, in an intimate setting.   Date: May 30, 2019 to June 2, 2019 Where: Purgatory Resort This retreat is designed and led by Dr. Kim D’Eramo, physician, founder of the American Institute of MindBody Medicine, and bestselling author of The MindBody Toolkit. Special Invite from Dr. Kim! Dr. Kim...

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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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2019 Durango Home and Ranch Show
Apr26

2019 Durango Home and Ranch Show

This weekend the 2019 Durango Home and Ranch Show returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds. It’s the 25th Anniversary and is the perfect place to come for information and displays on all facets of home décor and projects. Whether you’re looking for home items, a complete remodel, landscaping or even insurance, vendors will be available. The Show occurs on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, and typically draws around 2,000 people...

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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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11 Cat Breeds That Act Like Dogs, Even Though They Are Cats
Apr24

11 Cat Breeds That Act Like Dogs, Even Though They Are Cats

I’m sure if you asked most cats to sit and stay, they’d somehow roll their eyes at you, and possibly even hiss at your demand. Then, of course, they’d strut off and do their own, independent thing. Cats, as a species, get the reputation that they aren’t sources of unconditional love like their canine counterparts because they’re far more blasé than dogs. However, this couldn’t be further from the...

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Durango Kennel Club – AKC Dog Show
Apr22

Durango Kennel Club – AKC Dog Show

McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds ​ Farmington NM The McGee Park, San Juan County Fairgrounds is located in the heart of the Four Corners just minutes away from Farmington, Bloomfield and Aztec. the 186-acre fairgrounds is positioned three hours north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 40 minutes south of Durango, Colorado. Join us at this great site!   Visit Durangokennelclub.com for more...

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Bailey’s Bits: Bailey on Relationship Advise
Apr22

Bailey’s Bits: Bailey on Relationship Advise

“The best relationship advice:  be sure you are the crazy one.” – Bailey Life lessons learned from hanging out in RE/Max Pinnacle’s real estate office. Learn more about Bailey or search Durango Real Estate at HomesInDurango.com

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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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Loverboy – Saturday May 18
Apr19

Loverboy – Saturday May 18

Saturday, May 18 Sky Ute Casino Resort Events Center Doors open at 7PM • Show starts at 8PM VIP $49 Reserved $39 • GA $29

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Artists Celebrate Town Plaza Mural Completion
Apr19

Artists Celebrate Town Plaza Mural Completion

Meet the artists who created this colorful mural on the Kroeger Building in Town Plaza. The project is part of Local First’s efforts to connect artists and business owners,

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