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Music in the Mountains Series starts
Performances are held at the festival tent, high up in the majestic San Juan Mountains at Durango Mountain Resort. Venues also include The Community Concert Hall and Roshong Recital Hall, both at Fort Lewis College. In addition, Rotary Park, Three Springs Plaza, and St. Columba Church were hosts to festival performances.
La Plata County Fair
At the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. in Durango, CO. Beef, Bucket Calf, Swine, Sheep, Goat, Poultry, and Rabbit. The full fair schedule will be available in June 2014. Call (970) 382-6465 for details and information.
Summer Sounds in the Plaza
Join us for live music in the Three Springs Plaza!
Invite your friends and family, bring a picnic dinner and your favorite refreshments!
Featuring: Kirk James, a blues performer of 20 years, Kirk is known for his strong blues guitar style and distinctive vocals. James plays both original material and also classics from the Blues Masters!
Durango Blues Train
This is your golden opportunity to be a "blues traveler." You don't have to be a blues fan to enjoy yourself, the train itself is an amazing experience.
Four of the train coaches have seats while two are open with no seats...more room for dancing. So enjoy the blues, your favorite beer or wine, and the beautiful scenery of the famous train featured in the Hollywood production, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
San Juan Brew Fest
The 16th annual San Juan Brewfest will be held Saturday August 23, 2014 from 1 to 5 pm in Downtown Durango at Buckley Park.The San Juan Brewfest is the biggest and best beer tasting festival in the Four Corners. Held every year on the Saturday before Labor Day weekend, the event benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado.
In 2014, the Brewfest is on Saturday August 23 from 1 to 5 pm at Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango. We are planning for 55 breweries and 1,500 to attend.
Labor Day Weekend Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
Labor Day Weekend Motorcycle Rally
The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally happens all over the Four Corners for the 22nd year.
Mark your calendar for Labor Day weekend to attend the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally 2014. Tell the boss ya gotta have a few days off. Tell him you feel like you may be coming down with the four-day flu anything just get to Ignacio and Durango for rally fun Aug. 29 Sept. 1, 2014!
The Holistic Health and Ecological Conference & Exposition. Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at La Plata County Fairgrounds. WholeExpo brings together individual businesses and services that promote healthy, holistic, living and ecological awareness. WholeExpo features diverse threads of insight and knowledge with the purpose of creating a tapestry of body, spirit, mind, and planet consciousness. It is our hope to not merely coexist but to live in greater harmony with each other and with the Earth.
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
The Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at the Diamond Circle Theatre, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
Durango & Silverton Cowboy Poet Train
Gather up your favorite cowboys and cowgirls to enjoy true western poets, entertainment and food when you ride this special train to Cascade Canyon.A special D&SNGRR trip to Cascade Canyon! Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering entertainers will be performing onboard and during the lunch stop at Cascade Canyon. Hear the music, poetry, stories and yes, a few tall tales of the West! We expect the autumn colors to be near their peak in early October!Enjoy your lunch along the banks of the Animas River.
Fare includes a Beef Brisket sandwich, chips and lemonade served at Cascade Canyon. Plan for a sweet treat on your return train ride back to Durango! Full beverage service and additional food items are available for purchase in our Concession Car.
Durango Heritage Celebration
This event commemorates our town's colorful and diverse history, focusing primarily on the period from the town's incorporation in 1881 until 1912. You'll find that a large number of event goers will be dressed in authentic period attire throughout the celebration. We encourage everyone to join in the fun by donning your Victorian, Edwardian or Old West finery for any of our events. A few of the activities require advance ticket purchase, please see each activity page for details and requirements
Durango Heritage Train
Dont miss this once-a-year opportunity to experience an 1880s steam train ride into the Old West. Authentic, historic rail cars full of stylishly dressed Victorians, cowboys and cowgirls make their way north from Durango into untamed territories ruled by robbers and bandits. Famous, as well as infamous, old west characters are known to travel this route. Bring your sense of adventure and get ready for a fun journey into the past (Victorian or Old West costume is required for this event). As usual, we have to be on the lookout for robbers when we ride the Heritage Train. Experience has shown that they're getting more aggressive every year!