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Special Events

Durango celebrations and festivals are in abundance! Food, wine, farming, film, cycling, beer, winter and our heritage are a sampling of our community-centric celebrations and gatherings. For a complete listing of special events, visit the Event Calendar.

Ongoing Activities


  • SnowdownSnowdown Balloon Rally Train


  • Valentine's Special Train                                                 
  • Winter Photographer’s Special


  • Durango Independent Film Festival
  • Gallery Walk
  • Hozhoni  Pow Wow


  • The Easter Beagle Express 
  • Durango Bluegrass Meltdown       
  • Home and Ranch Show     


  • Cinco de Mayo        
  • Durango Wine Experience      
  • Durango Shootout Soccer Tournament 
  • Annual Narrow Gauge Day     
  • Spring Gallery Walk        
  • Taste of Durango    
  • Fiesta Days Carnival         
  • Iron Horse Bicycle Classic    


  • Vallecito Lake Chamber Fishing Tournament    
  • Annual fun in the Sun Arts & Crafts Fair    
  • Shrine Circus at the Fairgrounds      
  • Animas River Days 
  • Dinosaur Train     
  • Ride the Rockies          
  • Steamworks Animas Valley Half Marathon    


  • Salute to America 
  • Gem and Mineral Show          
  • Independence Day Express    
  • Music in the Mountains   
  • Art on the Animas   
  • Fiesta Days      





  • Fall Photographer's Special 
  • Durango Cowboy Gathering      
  • Durango Heritage Celebration 
  • Apple Days            
  • Pumpkin Patch Express 
  • The Rocky Horror Show   


  • Cascade Canyon Winter Train Begins     
  • Durango Turkey Trot      
  • Polar Express Begins 


  • Polar Express        
  • Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival   
  • Noel Night
  • Annual New Year’s Eve Special Train
  • New Year's Eve Celebration
  • New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade



For a complete listing of special events, visit the Event Calendar.

Durango Area Tourism Office | 802 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 | 970-247-3500