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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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Durango, Colorado– beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!
Apr12

Durango, Colorado– beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!

Durango, Colorado– is beautiful 365 days a year!! Spring rain is here!!  We love our Spring moisture. Locals and tourists alike love the variety of the Four Seasons, and the ever changing light show on the 14,000 foot mountains that surround the town.  Today we welcome the rain and snow as it nourishes the trees and plants and brings much needed moisture to our region.  For a local weather report visit us...

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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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PURGATORY DEMO DAY
Jan04

PURGATORY DEMO DAY

Come try all the latest gear! Just $20 for unlimited demos, all day long. Your favorite local shops will be on the mountain offering demos of their newest skis and snowboards. Demos start at 9am, and last demo is at 2:30pm. Come find us right at the base of Lift 1, and be sure to bring a photo ID and $20 cash.

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January 2022 Durango Events
Dec31

January 2022 Durango Events

  A new year, cold weather, and activities galore; January in Durango doesn’t slack in family fun! From snowshoeing, a motorcycle breakfast, and Durango’s own Snowdown festival, you don’t want to miss these events. January 8th Durango Harley Davidson is hosting the Biker Breakfast. Everyone is invited, on a motorcycle or not, for a free (first come, first serve) breakfast provided by the Black Sheep Christian Motorcycle Ministry....

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New Years at Purgatory – Parade and Fireworks
Dec21

New Years at Purgatory – Parade and Fireworks

Parade & Fireworks: At dusk (around 6pm), come out to the beach for the spectacular torchlight parade down the mountain. Then we light up the night sky with an amazing fireworks display! Date: December 31, 2016 Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Location: Purgatory Mountain Durango loves a party, and we have a great one on New Year’s Eve at Purgatory Resort. Apres-Ski: Festivities start with live Music by the Kirk James Band, 2:30-5:30pm...

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The Polar Express Runs Through January 1st
Dec21

The Polar Express Runs Through January 1st

Join the Durango Train 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 the station in Durango and sets off for the North Pole to pick up Santa. Once onboard, the chefs will serve hot chocolate and a sweet treat and you will enjoy a reading of The Polar Express by your conductor, Once at the North Pole you will see an incredible light show set...

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Snowdown 2022 Theme Reveal
Oct17

Snowdown 2022 Theme Reveal

Eric Eicher, left, president of Alpine Bank in Durango, and Shan Wells, an artist in Durango, unveil the “Magical Mystical Snowdown 2022” poster during the Snowdown kickoff party on Thursday at Fur Trappers Steakhouse. Wells designed the poster. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) Jerry McBride   The 43rd annual Snowdown will be full of magic and mystics. With Snowdown’s 2022 theme, Magical & Mystical, you can interpret it...

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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.  Sherman’s Travel named Durango number 4 on their list of Top Ten Easy Fall Weekend Getaways, naming Durango an “easy-going Colorado mountain town” that “proposes the perfect autumnal...

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LPEA begins Bodo Park line improvement project; reroutes traffic on Animas River Trail
Oct10

LPEA begins Bodo Park line improvement project; reroutes traffic on Animas River Trail

      DURANGO, Colo. – This week, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) began Phase I of its project to replace roughly one mile of underground line serving the Bodo Park area. The project will support future growth in the area and save 7,600 kilowatt-hours annually by reducing line losses. Phase I focuses on the line north of Baker Lane and will be completed by December 31, 2021. Phase II, focused on the line south of...

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TICO TIME COUNTRY FESTIVAL SEPT 30 – OCT 3
Sep27

TICO TIME COUNTRY FESTIVAL SEPT 30 – OCT 3

  EVENT DESCRIPTION Get ready to Boot Scoot into Fall! Bring your friends, family, cowboy hats, dancing feet, and happy attitudes! There will be fireworks and so much more! Live performances by: Devon Worley Band, Rick Trevino, Dave McElroy, Anthony Smith, Savanna Chestnut, Matt Castillo, Garrett Young Collective, Phineus Reb, Britnee Kellogg, Sim Balkey, Tyller Gummersall, James Robert Webb, Bo DePeña. LOCATION Tico Time River...

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DURANGO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Sept 30th- Oct 3rd
Sep27

DURANGO COWBOY POETRY GATHERING Sept 30th- Oct 3rd

    The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering takes place September 30th- October 3rd. Cowboy poets and musicians from all across the West will gather in Durango to celebrate poems and songs that capture the spirit of the American West and the people who live and work there. The gathering events will take place in various venues around Durango including Ft. Lewis Concert Hall, Strater Hotel, Wildhorse Saloon and Four Leaves Winery...

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Fall Weekend in Durango Itinerary
Sep10

Fall Weekend in Durango Itinerary

Durango, Colorado is a mountain town that offers a little bit of everything. No matter what your style is, there is a trail, shop, or spa for you to enjoy. During the fall, the weather is cooler and the activities are limitless. While you’re in town, check out these top picks and maybe you’ll decide to stay for a while! Arriving: -Fly into Durango – La Plata County Airport (DRO) and take Durango Cab or Buckhorn Limousine to your hotel...

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BBQ and Mini Golf
Aug21

BBQ and Mini Golf

                    With two locations in Durango, Serious Texas BBQ is a true staple – locals and visitors their smoked meats. They offer house smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, turkey, chicken, ribs, and spicy Elgin Texas Sausage. If you want more than just the meat, try one of their sandwiches or nachos featuring one, or more, of these delectable treats. One of the local’s favorites...

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Durango Rafting & Adventures
Jul28

Durango Rafting & Adventures

  Mountain Waters Rafting: Durango’s Rafting & Adventure Center We believe that white water rafting is the funnest thing you can do while visiting the Durango, Colorado area. The joy of floating down a stretch of family friendly river or being challenged by Class 4 & 5 whitewater has created an insatiable passion in us that we want to share with you. Visitors to Durango come to tour Mesa Verde National Park or ride the...

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CARVE WARS FESTIVAL
Jul28

CARVE WARS FESTIVAL

Date: July 30, 2021 to August 1, 2021 Location: Base area #1 Skier Place Durango CO 81301 United States Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country! Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory Resort.  Big thanks to Kroegers Ace Hardware, our presenting sponsor...

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JULY 4TH IN DURANGO
Jul02

JULY 4TH IN DURANGO

  JULY 4TH IN DURANGO SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021 EVENT DESCRIPTION There are many events taking place around the city of Durango this 4th of July. There will be plenty of entertainment and fun for the whole family to enjoy. See below for details about specific events. Events In Buckley Park Independence Day Party presented by Builiding Homes for Heroes & Building Homes for Heroes: 12 – 4:30 pm (featuring BBQ, beer, kids...

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DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES
Jun30

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES

DURANGO BMX MOUNTAIN BIKE OPEN SERIES JULY 2 – OCTOBER 1 EVENT DESCRIPTION Introducing the Durango BMX Mountain Bike Open Series! The first Friday of every month June until October we will be holding mountain bike open races! Riders will be separated based on age. Entry per race: $10 All riders will need a USABMX membership to enter. A one day pass will be available for the first event. LOCATION Durango Durango,CO UPCOMING DATES...

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ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR
Jun30

ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR

ANIMAS CITY NIGHT BAZAAR JUNE 30 – OCTOBER 30 EVENT DESCRIPTION The great Animas City passeggiata returns! We’ll see you back on the streets each last Wednesday of the month from 5-8 pm June till October! Check out our mobile-enabled map for a next-level experience of our twist on this Italian tradition that is the perfect solution to physically distanced fun. 2021 Themes: June 30 “Homegrown Hootenanny” (sponsored by The...

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Top Rainy Day Activities In Durango
Jun30

Top Rainy Day Activities In Durango

  With all the rain we’ve had lately, you made need a fresh list of activities in and around town. We’ve compiled a list of ways to enjoy town, even on wet and rainy days. 1) The Durango Community Recreation Center is full of fun activities! Along with exercise equipment, there’s an indoor gym, a pool, waterslide and activity area, and even a climbing wall! This is a place you could spend hours playing and relaxing, and perfect...

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