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BID Events

BID Events

BID produced events are fun for the entire family.

BID produces several events each year for the community including: Singing with Santa, Children’s Halloween, Downtown Hot Air Balloon Glow, Downtown Clean Day, and more. We also partner with United Way for the annual San Juan Brewfest in August. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and volunteers are always needed. Contact tanyac@downtowndurango for more information.


Downtown Clean Day – Friday of Memorial Day weekend


Be a part of a huge volunteer crew who help us shine up Downtown, just in time for summer! Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and work gloves (while they last), plus coffee and donuts. More information at:

Contact the Durango Chamber of Commerce to learn more, 970-247-0312.

United Way of Southwest Colorado's San Juan Brewfest – Friday August 25 and Saturday August 26, 2023

Always held the weekdnd before Labor Day weekend, the San Juan Brewfest has grown into the best beer tasting festival in the Four Corners. The Brewfest features over 30 breweries, live music and food, and benefits United Way of Southwest Colorado. It is held at Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango. If you enjoy craft beer and want to learn more about it, this event is for you.

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Downtown Balloon Glow - Friday October 20 & Saturday October 21, 2023

Multiple hot air balloons will light up the sky in Downtown Durango at the balloon glow in the 500 block of Main in front of the Train Depot. The glow starts at approximately 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. Arrive around 6  p.m. to see the balloons inflate.

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Children’s Halloween – Tuesday October 31, 2023

Enjoy a safe and fun Halloween with the kids in Downtown Durango. Tons of Downtown stores, shops and restaurants participate each year. Children’s Halloween is for kids 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, and who are in costume. We will once again include a carnival in the TBK Bank Parking Lot from 4-6:30. Kids can enjoy fun games and activities and support a local Non-profit organization. We will also have 10 businesses set up a Trunk-or-Treat to hand out candy & Non-candy items. Join us for this fun Downtown tradition!

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Singing with Santa – Friday November 24, 2023

Kick off the holidays in Downtown Durango with this annual tradition! Come to Buckley Park and sing Christmas carols and help us count down to the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree. There will be free hot chocolate and cookies. Plus free photos with Santa!