And Southwestern Colorado

From summer bashes like Animas River Days to the much anticipated winter Snowdown event, some things never change in Durango. At every turn of the season, you’ll find new reason for travelers and community members alike to come together and celebrate the southwest.

Expect wild western gun fights outside the Strater Hotel, the summer farmers' market in the heart of downtown, and a year-round calendar for historic train rides into the rugged Weminuche. Nowhere else can you experience the magic of hot air balloon rallies, the joy of Noel Night, the energy of San Juan Brewfest, and the pure fun of Prank Night at the Bar D Chuckwagon. End every year with the Fireworks and Torchlight Parade and begin every day in the best mountain town.


The Polar Express ™ (D&SNGRR)
Annual New Year’s Day Special Train (D&SNGRR)
Winterfest at Purgatory Resort
Romance on the Rails Brunch Train (D&SNGRR)
Durango Independent Film Festival


Peanuts ™ Easter Beagle Express (D&SNGRR)
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival
Durango Wine Experience
Durango Celtic Festival
Narrow Gauge Days (D&SNGRR)
Taste of Durango
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
Spring Gallery Walk


Animas River Days
July 4th - Salute to America
T-Rex Express Train (D&SNGRR)
Music in the Mountains
Fiesta Days and Rodeo
La Plata County Fair
Concerts in the Park
San Juan Brewfest
Durango Farmers Market


Durango Autumn Arts Festival
Durango Double Marathon
Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Peanuts ™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express (D&SNGRR)
Fall Gallery Walk