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The month of June is super important for many reasons: It’s the first full month of summer vacation. It’s also the month of the summer solstice. And, of course, it’s Pride Month! June was chosen as Pride Month to memorialize the Stonewall rebellion, which is widely viewed as the start of the LGBT liberation movement in the U.S. Cities around the nation and across the globe celebrate with pride parades and events,… Read More

It can be tough to keep sugar-powered kiddos entertained during the long, school-less stretches of winter break, but here are some fun, kid-friendly things to do in Durango over Christmas break.

More than 50 breweries will participate in the 18th annual San Juan Brewfest Saturday, Aug. 27, in Buckley Park in downtown Durango.

The Fourth of July is one of those holidays — the kind when you want to have the most fun EVER, sort of like Halloween and New Year’s Eve. Luckily, there’s no pressure to try to get yourself invited to some crazy party or fun barbecue because all of downtown Durango becomes a party to celebrate the Fourth of July. The 4th of July in Durango gets started early with a pancake breakfast at Rotary… Read More

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. You’ve packed away as much turkey as humanly possible. You’ve wiped out the pumpkin pie stash. You’ve gotten your fill of all things Thanksgiving (except for leftovers, of course). So what’s next? Christmas, obviously. And Christmas in Durango starts with Santa. And singing. And strings of lights. Stop by Buckley Park in downtown Durango between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, for the city’s annual holiday tree lighting…. Read More

Summer in Colorado is defined by many things: Stunning sunsets. Warm evenings. Fresh air. Cool beers. Hot barbecues. And you can get your grill on — or just enjoy eating the results — during Men Who Grill on Saturday, June 7, at Buckley Park in downtown Durango. Amateur grilling teams will face off during the 11th annual grilling festival that, in addition to the food, will feature live music and entertainment throughout the… Read More

The Thanksgiving turkey will barely be cold in its Tupperware grave when Santa Claus arrives in Durango, Colorado, to kick off the Christmas season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Buckley Park in downtown Durango at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, to officially mark the start of the Christmas season. The Clauses will lead the crowd in singing along to their favorite Christmas carols before they count down to the lighting of… Read More

Nothing says “fall” more than the apple harvest. Well, maybe fall colors say “fall” more than apples. OK, fine. Pumpkins, too. But apples still totally scream “autumn,” and you can enjoy a heap of both this Sunday during the 2013 Apple Days Festival in Durango. The annual apple festival, which is organized by Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado, will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in Buckley Park in… Read More

Ugh. We hate not having anywhere to wear our tutus. Don’t you? It’s the worst. Well, yank your tulle out of the closet and fluff that sucker up because it’s time for Durango’s annual Tutu to Brew bike parade and beer festival Thursday, Aug. 16. Everyone dresses in their craziest getups — yes, tutus, but also wigs, nutty glasses, hats, petticoats, fishnets and pretty much any kind of costume that has been… Read More

One of the best things about Durango, Colorado, is all the free stuff to do. During your vacation here (and you’ll be staying with us at the Durango Quality Inn, naturally), you can entertain yourself and spend minimal money doing it. Every Thursday evening, enjoy free, live music at Buckley Park in historic downtown Durango during the Concert Hall at the Park series. Buckley Park is between 12th and 13th streets off Main Avenue, about… Read More