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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 – Saturday August 27 and Sunday August 28, 2022

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 dozens of 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 14, 2022

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 – Monday October 31, 2022

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. Join us for this fun Downtown tradition!

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Singing with Santa – Friday November 25, 2022

Kick off the holidays in Downtown Durango with this annual tradition! Meet Santa in Downtown, the walk on Main Avenue singing Christmas carols. At Buckley Park, help us count down to the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree, then enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies. Plus free photos with Santa!