Visiting Durango

Summer Events

Check out all the fun events coming to Durango this summer!

Summertime in Durango is filled with lots of amazing events that are great for the whole family! There are many weekly events like Concerts at the Park, True Western Roundup rodeo, Farmers Market and more. Other events not to be missed include Music in the Mountains, Four Corners Gem and Mineral show and Men Who Grill. The summer wraps up with the biggest beer tasting festival, the San Juan Brewfest at the end of August. Summer is jammed packed with some great events not to be missed.

Durango Farmers Market

Open Saturdays 8am to noon at the TBK Bank Parking Lot

The Durango Farmers Market is ready for another fabulous market season in Downtown Durango! The market features over 35 local farmers with fresh produce; locally raised meat products; local businesses creating hot, ready to eat food and beverages; 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!

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

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




True Western Roundup 

Wednesday Evenings starting in June at the La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center.

True Western Roundup is excited to showcase the working ranch activities of the American Cowboy and Cowgirl. We are proud to promote and preserve our western heritage in a positive family atmosphere and we welcome you to bring your family and friends for an exciting evening of wild western entertainment!

Our mission is to produce events that preserve our western heritage, promote business, support human and animal athletes, build community and provide a family friendly atmosphere in an authentic fashion.

Our western events are hosted each Wednesday evening at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

We are hosting the following events in 2023:

For event details, visit our website or follow our facebook page. Avoid the line and buy your tickets online at




Durango First Friday

June 2, July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 10 and December 1.

Durango First Friday is a monthly art walk celebrating all things local in our amazing community—art and music, culture, unique goods, real food, and movement makers! Rain or shine, this monthly event will take place through out Durango from 4-8pm, with free transit provided by the City of Durango.




Concert Hall at the Park

Thursday Evenings in Buckley Park- June 22- August 3

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College is happy to announce the return of its free summer concert series, Concert Hall @ The Park in Downtown Durango’s Buckley Park on Thursdays at 5:30 pm beginning June 22 through August 3. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are encouraged. For further information, visit

June 22 – Chris Daniels & The Kings 

June 29 – Ali McGuirk 

July 6 – Shamarr Allen 

July 13 – Bobby Marquez Band 

July 20 – After Midnight Jazz Band 

July 27 –  Ryanhood

August 3 – Frontera Bugalú 




Durango PlayFest

June 28-July 2, 2023

Durango PlayFest is a week-long play development festival that brings affordable, world-class theatre to rural Southwest Colorado. Each summer, new and established playwrights, well-known actors of stage, television and film, and directors spend a week in Durango to workshop new plays over the course of a week. At the end of the week, PlayFest holds captivating readings of the plays for local audiences. The audience is an essential part of this collaborative creative process, giving feedback to help playwrights finetune their plays further. In exchange, audiences get a front-row seat to the process of play development and insights into how these professionals work together as a team. A festival party kicks off the annual event. The 5th annual festival is June 28-July 2, 2023. More information at




Hermosa Cafe Art Mart Soiree

On the third Saturday of the month- July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 21.

An evening of Art and Self Expression. Join the party at Hermosa Cafe - every 3rd Saturday of the month. The Art Mart will include Artisan Vendors, Interactive art demonstations, performance artists, live music, free kids art projects, costume contest and more. Visit their instagrampage for more information.




The Animas City Night Bazaar

Last Wednesday of each month- July to September from 5pm-8pm

Located in the North Main District at various locations

The Animas City Night Bazaar converts a lonely neighborhood parking lot or alley in the North Main District into a lively, creative gathering space that welcomes vendors, artisans, musicians, performers, non-profit partners and our community.

July 26 - River Pirate Night Bazaar

August 30 - MetaMorphosis Night Bazaar

September 27 - Oktoberfest Night Bazaar

Visit their website to learn more about the location and event details.




4th of July Celebration

July 1st-4th

The town of Durango is celebrating the 4th of July with a week of events including concerts, dance parties, movies in the park, the Stars & Stripes 4th of July Parade, the 4th of July Street Dance & Drone Show, artists showcase, food & drink, a 5k race, a Homes for Heroes picnic, the True Western Roundup, and more. The 4th of July festivities in Durango offer something for everyone!

See full event Schedule HERE

Learn about the 4th of July Vacation Sweepskaes HERE

Learn more about the Red, White & Blue Selfie Contest HERE




Party in the Park

Saturday, July 1 in Buckley Park

Presented by KSUT! Three-time Grammy award-winning Los Angeles-based band Ozomatli.

Join us for KSUT’s 18th Annual Party in the Park with Ozomatli on July 1st at Buckley Park in Durango, Colorado.  Ozomatli plays an urban-Latino mix of hip hop, salsa, funk, reggae and rock.  Local artist DJ I-Gene will open the show.  The event includes beer, wine, cocktail, and food vendors and is sponsored by the Sky Ute Casino and Resort. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Gates open at 5:00

Visit for tickets and information.




Music in the Mountains

July 6-30, 2023 at various venues

Music in the Mountains returns this summer for its 37th season! Southwest Colorado's premier classical music festival, Music in the Mountains welcomes world-class musicians from around the country for three weeks of spectacular performances throughout the region, including a series of free community concerts performed on our custom-built Mobile Stage. Join us this year from July 6 through 30, 2023 to enjoy a robust schedule of live performances held at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, and other local venues. Please visit our website for schedule and ticket information.




Four Corners Gem and Mineral show

July 7, 8 and 9, 2023 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center

The Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club will host their 69th Annual Gem and Mineral Show July 7, 8, and 9 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds! Over 60 vendors will offer gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils and more! Kids activities, classes and field trips available. Food trucks on site. $3 admission at the door. for more details. Be there or be a tetrahedrite!




Christmas In July - Holiday Market

July 22 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds & Events Center

Join us for Christmas in July – a holiday craft market! Start your shopping early by supporting local artisans and vendors and surprise your loved ones with one-of-a-kind gifts. The market will be held on Saturday, July 22nd from 10am-4pm at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. 




Carve Wars

August 4-6 at Purgatory Resort

The greatest chainsaw carving competition in the country returns to Purgatory Resort! Come watch these amazing artists create magnificent works of art right in front of you.

Best of all, you can bid on the carvings during the auctions on Saturday and Sunday and take home a great piece of art! Meet at the base area. For a full schedule visit Purgatory.Ski/event/carve-wars/.




Buckley Park Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, August 5 in Buckley Park

Featuring local artists and Crafters. Offering a variety of vendors with Handmade goods and one-of-a-kind gifts and a food truck. The crafts festival will be located right downtown in Buckley Park on Saturday, August 5 from 9am-2pm.




La Plata County Fair

August 9-13, 2023 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center

An annual tradition for the entire family. The County Fair features live animals, exhibits, pies, quilts, and more. Fairgoers should check out the prized livestock raised by our local 4-H youth. No fair would be complete without traditional carnival rides and decadent carnival food.  A local favorite event not to be missed is the Demolition Derby. Tickets for this sell out quickly, so get yours in advance or pick up one the morning of the event. There is so much to do at the Fair, you just might want to visit more than once! Click here for a full schedule.




San Juan Brewfest

August 25 - 26, 2023 at Buckley Park

The best beer tasting festival in the Four Corners! The San Juan Brewfest takes place over two days - Friday August 25 and Saturday August 26 – and is held in Downtown Durango at Buckley Park. VIP and General Admission tickets will be available. Both days feature up to 35 breweries with nearly 100 beers to sample, unlimited tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, live bands and tons of fun, all to benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado. Tickets for the Brewfest traditionally sell out, so get your ticket in advance. Tickets go on sale June 1 at 10 am. Information and tickets here:




More Great Events Happening this Summer:




Weekly Summer Events

Comedy Showcase

Every Monday ~ 7:30pm

June - October  @ Starlight Lounge

True Western Roundup

Wednesday evenings ~6:30 pm

June - August @ La Plata County Fairgrounds & Events Center

Concert Hall in the Park

Thursdays Evenings ~ 5:30pm

June 22- August 3 @ Buckley Park

Powerhouse Trivia Night

Every Thursday~ 6:30 - 8:30 pm

June - September @ Powerhouse Science Center Plaza

Farmers Market

Saturday Mornings,8:00 am - 12:00 pm

May - October @ TBK Bank parking lot




Monthly Events

Animas City Night Bazaar

Last Wednesday of the month, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

July 26, Aug 30, Sep 27  @ North Main District

First Thursday Songwriter Nights

First Thursday of the Month- 7pm-9pm

July 6, August 3, September 7 @The Indigo Room

Durango First Friday

First Friday ~ 4:00 pm

July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

Visit: for locations of activities & events.

Hermosa Cafe Art Mart Soiree

Every 3rd Saturday ~ 4:00 pm

June 17, July 15, & August 19, September 16, October 21

@ 738 Main Ave

Download a flyer of all these great events HERE