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Fourth of July in Durango means costumes, concerts, fireworks, parades and a big, ol’ party. Here’s your guide to having the best July 4 in Durango! 

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

The 2016 Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering features cowboy poetry readings, music and performances throughout town from Sept. 29-Oct. 2., 2016.

Durango does it up for Independence Day every year, so you should make your plans now for July 4 in Durango or risk missing out!

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

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

The Animas River is, quite literally, the artery of Durango. Heck, it’s why the town exists; the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company needed to serve the burgeoning San Juan mining district, and the company needed water, so the railroad founded Durango along the banks of the Animas River in 1880. Today, the Animas River is still the lifeblood of the town, and the annual Animas Days festival honors all that the river… Read More

Last year’s theme was safari, this year’s theme is steampunk — but no matter what the theme is,  it’s always a blast because it’s Snowdown! This is Durango’s 37th annual Snowdown, Durango’s yearly winter celebration. Locals started Snowdown in 1979 as a way to give snow-weary residents and cold-crazed local businesses some oomph during the winter doldrums. This year is Steampunk Snowdown, and the five-day party will take place Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 in Durango, Colorado. Unclear what… Read More

There are certain holidays that are just filled with pressure — pressure to have the best. time. ever. Halloween. New Year’s Eve. And, of course, Fourth of July. Every Fourth of July is a scramble to find the best barbecue, the coolest concert and the finest fireworks. It’s even more pressure when the Fourth falls on a Friday, which means you have to fill up a long weekend with fun! Well, we’re here to help. If you’re… Read More

Guys. Hey guys. You guys. Guess  what time it is? That’s right. It’s time for Durango’s annual Snowdown! It’s gonna be a hoedown! Get ready for a throwdown! Ahem. The week-long winter party kicks off Jan. 29 and runs through Feb. 2. This year’s theme is “Safari So Good,” so be sure to keep that in mind during Snowdown’s shenanigans, including the costume ball and the crazy street parade of lights. This… Read More