Weeklong event usually late January through early February. The Four Corner’s premier winter festival featuring a light parade, scavenger hunt, spellerbration, bicycle roller race, foosball tournaments, pool tournaments, kid’s follies, costume ball, polar bear plunge, and so much more. Every year we celebrate with a different theme.


Late January thru early February
Phone: 970-769-0287

All the chocolate your heart desires. Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Chocolate, Fort Lewis College and local restaurants and caterers. Festivities take place at the Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom.

Chocolate Fantasia

Late February
Phone: 970-259-1021

Commited to film literacy and art, this unique festival feature unique work from independent filmmakers around the globe as well as locally produced films. Bringing the best in independent film to the Durango community. Visit the website for showtimes and locations.

Durango Independent Film Festival

Late February through early March.

Bluegrass music takes over Durango for the weekend, in three indoor venues in the historic district, and in restaurants and bars throughout town. Even in coffee shops, hotel lobbies and street corners... jamming musicians are everywhere. This small, well organized festival is a favorite for many of the performers.

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

Mid May
Phone: 970-259-7200

Celebrate wine in 50+ establishments in downtown Durango. All net proceeds go to a local non-profit, changing annually. This year the benefits go to The United Way of Southwest Colorado.

Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours

Durango Wine Experience
Late April through Early May

This festival of food is a yearly event that features food from local restaurants, beer from local breweries, cooking demonstrations and more.

Taste of Durango

Late May

Weekend-long bike festival featuring the famous road race from Durango to Silverton, tour to Silverton, time trial, criterium races, cruiser crit, veloswap, live entertainment and more.

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Memorial Day weekend

Weekend-long festival of all things boat. Kayaking competition, rubber duck race, river parade and more.

Animas River Days

Mid June
Phone: 970-259-3893

A classic car and hot rod show with a car showing on Main Avenue in Durango, a ride to Mesa Verde, poker run, numerous dances, live entertainment and more.

Orchestra, chamber music and special concerts featuring more than 250 musicians plus performances by young artists in conjunction with Conservatory Music in the Mountains.

Music in the Mountains

Phone: 970-385-6820

Crafts and art from artisans nation-wide as well as eclectic local performances. Food and local micro brew beer, and the Creation Station art activities for kids are presented by DAC Kids, the education program at the Durango Arts Center.

Main Ave Arts Festival

Early August
Phone: 970-259-2606

An annual event to celebrate trains. For a schedule please visit www.durangotrain.com or call 888-872-4607


Mid August
Phone: 888-872-4607

Enjoy fall in downtown Durango with special events on Main Ave.


End of September
Phone: 970-259-3583

A big weekend in Durango including cowboy poetry, art, dances, music, cowboy shootout and parade on Main Ave.

Durango Cowboy Gathering

Cowboy Gathering Exhibit

Visit the Fairgrounds at 27th and Main Ave. for all your Christmas shopping.

Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival

Early December
Phone: 970-247-2117