Welcome to Historic Downtown Durango!

A vibrant Western town with an independent spirit nestled in the Colorado Rockies, Durango is cherished by locals and adored by guests. The Durango Business Improvement District (BID), supported by more than 200 unique shops, hotels, restaurants, galleries and businesses that make Durango a “real” town, helps sustain this vibrant community. Learn more about all that Durango is. You’ll fit right in.

BID’s Sunsational Summer Marketing Campaign!BID has collected over 60 events from late April to end of August 2014! These events are all great reasons to visit Downtown and North Main Ave. in Durango this summer. Click the link below for our Sunsational Summer poster and go to our CALENDAR for all the details on these events!

2014 Sunsational Summer Poster




Parking is always a hot topic in Downtown Durango. BID knows where the available parking is and wants you to know too! Click the PARKING MAP link below for a map of available parking downtown on workdays. This map was created using data from the new parking meters and shows on average where there are available spaces. Any block in BLUE typically has half or more of its spaces available. A block in GREEN has 21 to 50% available on average. Blocks in ORANGE or RED are the ones where there is not as much parking available on average.


Remember that parking at all Downtown meters and in all City lots is FREE on weeknights after 6 pm, all day Saturday and Sunday, and on major holidays.


BID will be releasing more information on parking over the coming months.


Parking Map



BID is excited to announce that it will be managing two events this summer!

The San  Juan Brewfest is a benefit for United Way of Southwest Colorado and is the largest beer tasting festival in the region. Visit our website at, Facebook page to learn all about it – Saturday August 23 in Buckley Park!

Durango Oktoberfest will be held Saturday September 27 and Sunday September 28 at the Transit Center parking lot this year. Food, great bands, great beer, family friendly. More info to come soon when we get our new website up and running at and on Facebook at





Wonder what those green boxes are on College and at 9th Street at Main Street? This is a new way to help keep cyclists safe. Click here for an explanation of what they are and how to use them.





·        Best Activity Entry- Team Biker Babes

·        Best Business Entry- Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

·        Best Civic Entry – Fort Lewis College

·        Best Community Group Entry – Durango Old Car Club & Southwest Street Rodders

·        Best Music Entry – Durango Chorale Society

·        Most Patriotic Entry – VFW Post 4031

·        Best Youth Entry – Youth Baseball of Southwest Colorado

·        Judges Choice – Grand Marshals Lanny and Tracy Barnes, driven by Derrill Macho’s 1965 red convertible Mustang with Silver Star recipient from Vietnam War Ron Bishop