Durango Area Events

Learn more about Durango area events, festivals and fun things to do. Have questions or want to book a stay surrounding one of Durango’s great events? Call us today at 877-369-4018

Autumn Arts Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014
Come one, come all to Durango's Autumn Arts Festival - A juried arts and crafts festival on 2nd Ave between 6th and 9th St. Free to the public. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Open until 6:00 pm on Saturday. Read More...

Wetherill Mesa Bike and Hike at Mesa Verde National Park

Saturday, September 13, 2014
You are all invited to participate in this year’s Wetherill Mesa Bike and Hike at Mesa Verde National Park! The fall is a special time of year to visit, as the more relaxing fall season replaces the busy days of summer. The Wetherill Tram is not running, so you are invited to ride your bike on the tram road and hike to Long House and Step House cliff dwellings. Rangers are available to answer your questions. Wetherill Mesa will be open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days at Mesa Verde National Park. Read More...

Durango’s Annual Whole Expo

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - Sunday, September 7, 2014
Come on out to Durango's Annual Whole Expo - 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. Do it for the health of it! Read More...

Animas City Day

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Join us in Durango, CO for Animas City Day! Activities for Animas City Day will take place at the Animas Museum (10am-5pm) and around the area north of Durango that was once Animas City. Also that day, the museum will host the Animas City School Reunion for former students who attended school in the building that now houses the museum. If you, or someone you know, attended the Animas City School in the two-story stone building, please be sure the La Plata County Historical Society has your contact information so we can send your invitation to this special reunion at La Plata County Fairgrounds. Read More...

4th Annual Matriarch Gathering

Friday, August 29, 2014 - Sunday, August 31, 2014
Two days of empowerment, community and phenomenal opportunities for growth. Day 1, traditionally for women only, has shifted to include a 2nd track developed for men, by men. The power to empower! Moon Watcher River Ranch, Township of Chimney Rock, Colorado. matriarchgathering@gmail.com Read More...

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Monday, September 1, 2014
Ignacio Bike Week and the Four Corners Biker Rally have joined together to bring you a bigger and better rally, The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally! THis rally happens all over the four Corners throughout Labor Day weekend. The Million Dollar Highway through Durango is voted one of the top 4 motorcycle rides in the country. Durango Harley-Davidson features the Harley demo fleet. There will also be a beer tent with live music and food during the day Friday-Sunday. Motorcycle enthusiasts participate in events which take place throughout the region: Sky Ute Casino, Durango, Cortez, Silverton, Ignacio and all points in between! Read More...

Ute Mountain Pow Wow

Friday, August 22, 2014
Held in Ignacio, Colorado, at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds. Open to the public. For more info, email powwow@southernute-nsn.gov Read More...

Durango Railfest

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Sunday, August 17, 2014
The annual Durango Railfest event showcases western-style cowboy events such as the World Fast Draw Association shoot-out and competition, Native American Dancers and Heritage Train with the Southern Ute Tribe from Ignacio, in addition to special events and train rides throughout the weekend. All events pay tribute to Durango's railroading legacy. Read More...

Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville presents “The Dame of Durango”

Friday, June 27, 2014 - Saturday, August 30, 2014
This fun and entertaining Vaudeville show is appropriate for all ages! Great for families! Doors open at 7:15 and show starts promptly at 7:45pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to showtime if you would like to purchase any refreshments from cocktail servers. No shows on Mondays. Runs Tuesday-Sunday evenings. For more info, call 970-375-7160. Read More...

Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms WInery

Friday, June 6, 2014 - Friday, September 5, 2014
Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms Winery offers music, food and wine! Live music from 6-9pm. Well worth the drive from Durango for these magnificent views and delicious wine! Read More...

San Juan Brewfest

Saturday, August 23, 2014
The San Juan Brewfest!

The 16th Annual San Juan Brewfest returns to celebrate all things Beer at the Southwests largest beer tasting festival - all for a great cause as a benefit for United Way of Southwest Colorado! Approximately 50 breweries from around the region will attend. These brewmasters will be coming from far and wide to show off their most popular beers as well as introduce you to some of their newest creations with over 100+ beers to try.


The Brewfest also features live music, as well as General Admission and VIP Admission Options. All guests get access to the event, a souvenir 5 oz tasting glass, unlimited tastings, and our live entertainment. VIP’s get these extras:

  • Early entry to the Brewfest at noon instead of 1 pm for everyone else
  • Access to the VIP Lounge during the Brewfest with FREE food while it lasts, plus shaded tables and chairs. The VIP Lounge also provides exclusive access to the stage for the bands
  • Invite to a private party the night before the Brewfest Friday August 22 from 5 to 7 pm at the Animas City Theater with FREE beer and food while it lasts, plus the opportunity to mingle with the brewers.


The festival will take place Saturday August 23rd, 2014 at Buckley Park in downtown Durango on Main Ave between 12th and 13th streets. Gates open at 1 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. and there will be live music, food and, of course, great beer! The cost for the event is $25 which will include a collectors edition beer tasting glass as well as beer tasting for the 4 hours of the event. Supervised kids 12 & under and designated drivers can attend for FREE, and supervised kids ages 13 - 20 are only $10.


If you are coming from out of town, hotels in Durango fill up quickly in the summer, so we encourage you to make any hotel reservations now. Visit our Durango Lodging page to select from a wide variety of lodging options, from budget to deluxe! You can also visit our Durango Lodging Map to view lodging locations that are close and easily accessible to the Brewfest. We recommend, downtown lodging so you can enjoy the festival worry-free!

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