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, Community Concerts, and more. Other events not to be missed include Music in the Mountains, Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show and the La Plata County Fair. The summer wraps up with the biggest beer-tasting festival, the San Juan Brewfest at the end of August. Summer is jam-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 11th through October 26th

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 May 29 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 just about every Wednesday evening at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

2024 dates  May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3, Red White and Bulls July 5 and 6, July 10, July 17, July 31, August 7

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

 

 

 

Durango First Friday

March- November 2024

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.

See a full list of events here

 

 

 

Community Concert Series at The Powerhouse

At the Powerhouse Wednesday Evenings June through mid-August

The Powerhouse is thrilled to carry on a summer tradition of local music, community gatherings, and non-profit support through a weekly Community Concert Series. Every Wednesday, from early June through mid-August, we will be hosting a concert outside on the Carver Family Plaza with half of ticket proceeds donated to a different local non-profit beneficiary. Presented by Visit Durango.

Concert Dates: June 5, 12, 19 July 3,10,24, 31, and August 7 & 14

June 5 - The Funk Express - Benefit for Southwest Conservation Corps

June 12 - Birds of a Feather ft. Mojo Birds & Friends - Benefit for Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center

June 19 - Desiderata - Benefit for The Hive DGO

July 3 - Lavalanche - Benefit for The Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County

July 10 - The Monkberries - Benefit for Adaptive Sports Association

July 24 - La La Bones - Benefit for Mountain Studies Institute

July 31 - Six Dollar String Band - Benefit for the Regional Housing Alliance

August 7 - The Badly Bent - Benefit for Stillwater Music

August 14 - The San Juanderers - Benefit for La Plata Youth Services

 

 

Concert Hall at the Park

Thursday Evenings in Buckley Park- June 20- August 1, 2024

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 Thursday evenings. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are encouraged. Starting June 20 through August 1.

For further information, visit DurangoConcerts.com.

Concert Dates for 2024: June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1

June 20- Leon Timbo and His Family Band

June 27- Vespus Marimba Band

July 11- The Sweet Lizzy Project

July 18- Levi Platero

July 25- Beatlegrass

August 1- Jessee Lee

 

Durango PlayFest

June 25-30, 2024

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 6th annual festival is June 25-30, 2024 More information at https://durangoplayfest.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Animas City Night Bazaar

June-September on the last Wednesday of each month from 6pm-9pm

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.

2024 Event Schedule

Wednesday, June 26 from  5-9pm 

The River Pirate's Night Bazaar @ Memorial Park

Wednesday, July 31 from 6-9pm

A Rip in Time Night Bazaar @ The Animas Alley

Wednesday, August 28 from 6-9pm

Full Steam ahead Night Bazaar @ The Animas Alley

Wednesday, September 25 from 6-8pm

Cultivating Community @Riverview Elementry Community Garden.

Visit their website to learn more.  

 

 

4th of July Celebration

July  3rd – 6th  Fourth of July Celebration!

The town of Durango is celebrating the 4th of July with 30 events over four days including concerts, dance parties, movies in the park, the Stars & Stripes 4th of July Parade, artists showcase, food & drink, a 5k race, a Homes for Heroes picnic, the True Western Roundup, fireworks and more. The 4th of July festivities in Durango offer something for everyone! Click HERE for the full schedule.

 

 

 

 

Party in the Park

Friday, July 26, 2024
Join us for KSUT’s 18th Annual Party in the Park. The event includes beer, wine,  cocktails and food vendors.  

The opening act is The Brass Queens. An all-women New Orleans style jazz band from New York. The Headliner is Bee Taylor, offering the sounds of blues and funk music from New Orleans. 

Ticket prices will be announced soon.

Gates open at 5:00pm

Visit www.KSUTPresents.org for tickets and information.

 

 

 

Music in the Mountains

July 11 through August 4, 2024 at various venues

Music in the Mountains returns this summer for its 38th season! Southwest Colorado's premier classical music festival, Music in the Mountains welcomes world-class musicians from around the country for four 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 11 through August 4, 2024 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 12, 13 and 14, 2024 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center

The Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club will host their 70th Annual Gem and Mineral Show July 12, 13 and 14, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds! Over 60 vendors will offer gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils and more! Kids activities and classes available. Food trucks on site. $5 admission at the door. DurangoRocks.org for more details. Be there or be a tetrahedrite!

 

 

 

Christmas In July - Holiday Market

Saturday, July 20, 10am-4pm, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds & Events Center

Join us for the 2nd annual Christmas In July 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 20th from 10am-4pm at the La Plata County Fairgrounds & Event Center.

 

 

 

Carve Wars

August 2-4 @ 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

 August 3, 2024 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 in August.

 

 

 

La Plata County Fair

August 7-10, 2024 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 23-24, 2024 at Buckley Park

The best beer tasting festival in the Four Corners! The San Juan Brewfest takes place over two days - Friday August 23 and Saturday August 24 – 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 are on sale now. Information and tickets here: SanJuanBrewfest.com