City & County

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DECEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 4
Nov30

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DECEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 4

Welcome to Festival of Trees & Wreaths! Durango & Online: December 2 – 4 , 2022 ​Montezuma County: November 21 – December 4, 2022 LOCATION Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad 479 Main Ave Durango, CO 81301 Get into the spirit of the season with the Festival of Trees & Wreaths, a free and family friendly holiday tradition! Event-goers will tour an enchanted forest of Christmas trees and wreaths...

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HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR DECEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 4
Nov30

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR DECEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 4

EVENT DESCRIPTION There will be fine art and amazing crafts at this 3 day event! Come meet the creative people from the Four Corners. Over 80 local vendors will be offering paintings, jams and jellies, handcrafted jewelry, sewn goods, holiday sweets and treats, Christmas, alpaca and Navajo decor, candles, pottery, beauty products and many other one-off items! A festive opportunity to find the perfect gift for friends, family and...

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Noel Night – Durango | December
Nov30

Noel Night – Durango | December

Durango at night. Photo: Steven Smith Durango’s Noel Night had a tragic beginning in 2002 as a response to a wildfire that had burned in and around town, impacting local and independent businesses. Its purpose was to raise up and support community businesses during the holiday season who were devastated by the fires and lack of patronage for much of the year’s fire season. Now, 20 years later, the Durango community still comes...

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December 2022 Events
Nov28

December 2022 Events

December has so many holiday themed events including many art classes for ornaments, wreaths, jewelry, cards, and more. While you can’t go wrong with any of Durango’s events, here are a few of our favorites! December 9, 10, and 11 the State Street Ballet from Santa Barbara shares the magical story of the Nutcracker live at the Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall. Suitable for, and a favorite of, all ages, this is a must see during the...

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Durango Holiday Markets 2022
Nov28

Durango Holiday Markets 2022

Every year, various Durango venues host holiday markets featuring home baked goods, handcrafted gifts, and showcase local artists. These not only provide an excellent source for gift buyers, but also support local organizations and artists! Starting this weekend, three markets will be held Saturday, November 19th. The Methodist Women United in Faith will hold their annual bazaar from 8-3 with proceeds going towards local, national,...

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Here Comes Winter–Sunday Morning Update
Nov28

Here Comes Winter–Sunday Morning Update

Durango Weather Guy Where the locals go, because the locals know! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. We had a great day on Thursday and have had a relaxing weekend. I have gone into full Christmas mode a little early this year. Those who have followed me for a while know that I tend to get a bit superstitious when it comes to winter holidays, my birthday, and snow. I even refer to my outdoor lighting as...

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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
Nov28

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

Event Dates: November 18, 2022-January 1, 2023 Tickets are Now Available for the 2022 Season! Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you’ll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you...

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TURKEY TROT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022
Nov22

TURKEY TROT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION One of Durango’s most popular running races for close to 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Come burn off some calories and work up an appetite before your big meal! The Turkey Trot features a 5 mile race and a 1 mile fun run. All of the proceeds go to great local charities. LOCATION Smith Sports Complex 1480 E 8th Ave Durango, 81301...

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Purgatory Resort Announces Winter 2022/23 Opening Day
Nov22

Purgatory Resort Announces Winter 2022/23 Opening Day

Purgatory is pleased to announce that the 2022/23 ski season is scheduled to begin on November 19th, with snowmaking upgrades and other infrastructure and operations improvements. Purgatory will expand snowmaking coverage for the 2022/23 ski season to include lower Paradise to the midway loading of Needles Triple (Lift 6), allowing the resort to open more high-elevation early season terrain if temperatures do not allow for...

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Ska/Venture Season Kickoff Party!
Nov08

Ska/Venture Season Kickoff Party!

225 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303 Tel: (970) 247-5792 Dates: November 11, 2022 Location: Ska Brewing Address: 225 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303 Phone: (970) 247-5792 Time: 6:00 PM Price: Free Visit Website OVERVIEW Join Venture Snowboards and Ska Brewing for our 18th Annual Season Kickoff Party to welcome winter in style! Live music by Little Wilderness and an array of raffle prizes including a custom Ska/Venture snowboard! No cover!...

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Capitol Comedy at Fort Lewis College
Nov08

Capitol Comedy at Fort Lewis College

CAPITOL COMEDY uses the winning formula of musical comedy and political satire presented in a multi-media format, to engage audiences in an entertainment experience that is hilarious, insightful and non-partisan. The troupe of 6 creates material that audiences will enjoy on both sides of the aisle. With the retirement of The Capitol Steps another party must take its place. The latest hit in political satire that is hilarious,...

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ANNUAL SKI SWAP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022
Nov03

ANNUAL SKI SWAP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION More than 10,000 items to choose from! New and used ski and snowboard equipment for sale at prices that cannot be beat. In addition to the vendors, local individuals will have their equipment for sale as well. Buyers will experience further bonus as they discover hiking gear, packs, car racks, and many other items. Swap proceeds are used for community group donations, patrol medical supplies, patrol equipment,...

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Durango-area real estate prices increase in third quarter
Nov03

Durango-area real estate prices increase in third quarter

The median price for a La Plata County home was $609,750 during the third quarter of 2022. (Durango Herald file) Lack of housing inventory proves problematic for homebuyers Durango real estate prices increased during the third quarter of 2022 compared to 2021. But with an increase in sale prices, there was a decrease in the number of units sold in most areas in and around Durango, according to sales data from Durango Area Association...

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Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
Oct27

Hauntings & History Ghost Tour

Join Horsefly History Tours on a special haunted underground tour this Halloween. You’ll hear true ghost stories from the buildings and businesses on Main Avenue as you explore. Highlights of the tour include the saloon block, where the ghost of a murdered sheriff still lingeres, a sporting girl still wanders a building where her throat was slashed, and a little boy still plays and runs around the halls of an old hotel where...

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CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2022
Oct27

CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION The little ghost and goblins fill the streets of Downtown Durango on October 31 for the Children’s Halloween Event. This is a fun and safe option for kids to trick or treat in costume at nearly 100 participating merchants. This event is for children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, and in costume. LOCATION Downtown Durango Durango, CO

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Christmas in Durango, Colorado
Oct20

Christmas in Durango, Colorado

Christmas in Durango, Colorado Christmas in Durango extends the entire month of December. Our little mountain town comes alive with activities all month long for everyone from the adventure seeker to the holiday traditionalist. Durango, Colorado has so much to offer during the Christmas season. Take A Ski Trip Around Christmas, it is common for Durango to turn into a snowy winter wonderland. Enjoy skiing at one of the great ski spots...

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2022 Animas Valley Balloon Rally October 14-16, 2022
Oct12

2022 Animas Valley Balloon Rally October 14-16, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION The Animas Valley Balloon Rally hosts a full weekend of events October 14-17, 2022. The event kicks off with the Downtown Balloon Glow on Friday evening, where spectators will see multiple hot air balloons light up. The event also features a few candlesticks (baskets without their balloons.) This is a great opportunity to meet the pilots and get up close to the balloons. In the Animas Valley on Saturday and Sunday...

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Durango Open Studio Tour Events
Oct12

Durango Open Studio Tour Events

We’re Back!! For the first time since 2013, Durango Open Studio Tour will be opening doors all over Durango to the working studios of professional and emerging artists to explore local art studios, discover inspirational art and connect with artists. Taster Exhibition Artist VIP Gathering: (all participating artists welcome!) Smiley Building, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Suite 114, Durango, CO 81301 Friday, October 14, 4-5pm ​ Taster...

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A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch
Oct12

A Spooky Night at the Pumpkin Patch

  Friday October 14, 6-8:30 PM Friday October 21, 6-8:30 PM LOCATION Falfa Pumpkin Patch 54 County Road 221 Durango, CO 81303 Come see our spooky animated monsters come to life!  Hot chocolate, treats, and a Halloween movie are included with the price of admission.  Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and wear headlamps or bring a flashlight. ​ $5 admission per person. Train rides are an additional $3 per child. Pumpkins...

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Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango
Oct05

Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango

The Good Food Collective’s gleaning coordinators gathered about 630 pounds of apples from just two trees on Friday. Rachel Landis said apples are biennial crops, meaning they produce fruit in “massive quantities” – an estimated 2.3 million pounds during an average season in the Animas Valley watershed – every other year. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) 14th annual Apple Days Festival at farmers market scheduled for Oct. 8 Apple, peach,...

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