Visiting Durango

Spring Events

Spring Events not to be missed!

Durango hosts outstanding special events in the spring. From music events like the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, to the Wine Experience and so much much more. Oh, and not to mention a little bike race that has been around for 50 plus years call the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. These are just a few, of the many events happening in Durango this spring. Check out all the details below.

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

durango activitiesApril 19-21, 2024

Join the fun at the 27th annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown on April 19, 20, and 21, 2024. Three days of incredible national recording artists, regional, and local bluegrass bands take over five venues including the Durango Arts Center, Animas City Theatre, and Wild Horse Saloon.

The Meltdown also hosts several weekend events open to the public, including workshops, band contest, free Friday concert, barn dance, and late-night events!

Tickets are available on our website today, or in person at Animas Trading Company, 742 Main Ave, Durango, CO starting in late January.

More information on ticketing, venues, lodging, and the 2024 lineup can be found on our website:




The Durango Wine Experience

durango activitiesApril 26 & 27, 2024

The Durango Wine Experience, a rich and well balanced event, is brought to you by the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. All event proceeds will go to the Community Foundation to support our vital work in the vibrant nonprofit sector.  This popular weekend-long event will be held April 26-27, 2024. The Durango Wine Experience features a Friday night Walkabout at multiple locations in historic Downtown Durango, a Saturday Grand Tasting at the Smiley Building lawn, as well as educational seminars, wine dinners, and unique tastings. There will be hundreds of wineries, Colorado artisan spirits and craft beers represented.  To learn more or buy your tickets, visit




Home and Ranch Show

durango activitiesApril 26 & 27, 2024

The 2024 Home & Ranch Show returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds & Event Center on Friday, April 26 from noon - 5pm and Saturday, April 27 from 10am - 4pm

This event not only provides a unique opportunity for residents to explore the latest trends in home and ranch enhancements but also fosters a sense of community by highlighting the craftsmanship and expertise of local businesses. Whether attendees are looking for inspiration, seeking professional advice, or simply wanting to support the local economy, the 2024 Home & Ranch Show is sure to be a hub of creativity and innovation.

$5 for adults, kids 12 and under get free admission.

Visit bci-events.comfor more information.




Durango Farmers Market

durango activitiesOpening Day: May 11, 2024

The Durango Farmers Market is ready for another fabulous market season in downtown Durango! Our market features over 35 local farmers with fresh produce, locally raised meat products, local businesses creating hot, ready to eat food and beverage, artisans with high-quality handmade goods and more. Buy your produce from the farmers that grew it and your bread from the baker who baked it. Meet your community each weekend and enjoy live musical entertainment. It's an event not to be missed!

Located at the TBK Bank Parking Lot at 259 W. 9th Street, just one block off Main Avenue. Across from the Durango Transit Center.

Open Saturdays 8am to noon (October 9am-noon). Market runs from May 13th through October 28th




Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 

durango activitiesMay 24-26, 2024

It's hard to believe half a century has passed since Tom Mayer challenged his brother Jim to a race. Tom was on his bike. Jim was a brakeman on the steam-powered train between Durango and Silverton. The wager was a candy bar. It's a 50-mile ride over two big mountain passes. When Jim pulled into the station on the train, Tom was already there waiting for him!

Ever since that challenge has been recreated Memorial Day Weekend as riders from Colorado and around the country gather to race the train.

Over the years the celebration has grown to include many events for all ages as new styles of riding emerge.

Find the full lineup of festivities at




Animas River Days

durango activitiesJune 1-2, 2024

Animas River Days is celebrating their 41th Anniversary and is a summer celebration of our community, our river, and our environment.  This year's two-day event will take place at Santa Rita Park, Saturday June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd.  There will be many on-water events including river surfing, stand-up paddling, freestyle kayaking, boatercross, raft and kayak slalom and so much more.

Ska Brewing will be joining us in the beer garden along with a variety of food vendors. There also will be over 30 vendor booths, many of them specializing in outdoor adventures and paddle sports.  Don't miss the River Parade Viewing Party on Saturday, June 3rd, at 5 pm during which local boaters dress-up in costume to celebrate the Animas River and all this vital resource brings to our community.

This year's proceeds from Animas River Day will go to a local charity.  We are striving to be a Zero Waste event. Volunteers are needed! Visit our website at to learn about volunteer opportunities and to register for comps. 


Looking for more events? Check out our event calendar for a full calendar of events.