Durango Snowdown 2017 is here, and it’s five days of wacky fun and festivities in Durango, Colorado!

Thanksgiving Day is almost here, and there are a few places (other than your aunt’s house) to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in Durango.

The 2016 Hesperus Ski Swap will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango, Colorado.

County fairs are an annual tradition that sometimes just don’t get the due their deserve — and the 2015 La Plata County Fair is right around the corner. The fair runs Aug. 5-9 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in the middle of Durango, just a couple blocks south from the Quality Inn Durango on Main Avenue. Don’t get it mixed up: Sure, county fairs are sort of old-fashioned — with people judging the… Read More

Durango Fiesta Days in Durango, Colorado, is as much a part of our mountain town as, well, the mountains. Or snow. Or rivers. Or the Durango train. The annual summer rodeo and festival first began in the 1930s and has had many names over the years. First, it was known as Spanish Trails Fiesta then — in the 1960s — became the Navajo Trail Fiesta and, finally, in the 1980s, the event… Read More

I saw something on Facebook the other day that really blew me away: only eight Saturdays until CHRISTMAS. Whaaaaa…? How did that happen? It’s OK. Take a breath. We still have to get through Halloween and Thanksgiving before we get to Christmas. Speaking of, if you’re planning to spend Thanksgiving in Durango, you have a few options other than spending the day slaving over a stove (or with your family, if that’s… Read More

Pick up some new-to-you ski and snowboard gear during the 51st annual Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango, Colorado

It’s that time of year again: FAIR TIME! The La Plata County Fair kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 6, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 10. You know what the fair means: tons of events. The fair means horse shows, poultry shows, and swine shows. It means goat, rabbit, and sheep shows. And, naturally, it means livestock shows and sales (and some bull riding, to boot). There’s a talent contest, a corn-shucking contest, a cake-decorating contest, a rooster-crowing… Read More

We know you’re still enjoying Music in the Mountains, and you just started prepping for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, but don’t miss out the fun that happens in between: Durango Fiesta Days! This will be Durango Fiesta Days‘ 79th year, but the event is as spry as ever and doesn’t look a day over 48. The rodeo-packed weekend runs July 24-27 with team roping events kicking things off Thursday, a rodeo on… Read More

  Would you buy a dented can of soup if it was half off the retail price? Yeah. Us, too. Second (and third and fourth) that for chocolate. Any kind of chocolate. Ever. Shoppers will find chocolate by the truckload at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory second-quality sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. in Durango. Twice a year, the Rocky Mountain… Read More