Seasonal Events Calendar

*Major Festivals

January

Jan. 9-12
*Ouray Ice Festival
http://ourayicepark.com/events/2017/1/15/22nd-annual-ouray-ice-festival

*Purgatory Mtn. Winterfest
Jan. 14
http://www.durango.org/events/event/purgatory-winterfest/

Ski Free Day at Chapman Hill
Jan. 20      

February

*Snowdown
Feb. 1-5                                   
One of the largest local events, where the focus is Fun and Frivolity
http://www.snowdown.org/

*Silverton Skijoring
Feb 15-16
A timed race of horse rider pulling a skier through a course of jumps to collect 5 rings for the skier and 1 for the horse rider.
http://www.silvertonskijoring.com/

March

*Durango Film Festival-Premier showcase for independent films
March 1-5
http://durangofilm.org/wp/2016-festival-passes/

Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival
March 24-26
http://www.durangoragtimefestival.com/

April

Bluegrass Meltdown
April 21-23
http://www.durangomeltdown.com/

Hozhoni Days Powwow
April 14-15  
https://www.fortlewis.edu/hozhoni-days-powwow

May

Durango Wine Experience
May 4-6
http://www.durangowine.com/

*Piedra Double Box- Rafting the Piedra River
May 16-30
https://mild2wildrafting.com/specials/piedra-double-box.html

History & Heritage Tour
May 15-Oct. 15
https://www.colorado.com/events/history-heritage-tour

Taste of Durango (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
May 21 
http://www.tasteofdurango.com/the-taste/

*Iron Horse Classic-a road bike race
May 24-26
https://ironhorsebicycleclassic.com/Events

Ultra Upper Animas Raft Tour-Raft the Animas River
May 27-June 3
http://www.colorado.com/events/ultra-upper-animas-raft-tour

May 16-June 15
*Colorado Wildflower Season
https://photokitfrost.wordpress.com/about/colorado-wildflower-reports/

June

*Animas River Days
June 4-6
http://www.animasriverdays.com/

Free Fishing Weekend
June 6-7

June and July

Rodeos at True West
Every weekend
http://www.truewestrodeo.com/

July

Independence Day Celebration
~July 1-4

4th of July River Parade
July 4
http://www.durango.org/events/event/4th-of-july-river-parade1/

Music in the Mountains Festival & Conservatory
July 9-30
http://www.musicinthemountains.com/index.php

*Wildflower Jeep Tour
July 14-Aug 6
http://www.durango.org/events/event/wildflower-jeep-tour/

*Logger Days Festival
July 18-20
http://www.southforkcolorado.org/events-calendar/eventdetail/118/-/logger-days-festival-fair

Off Road Jamboree (SF)
July 26-27    

August

*Dos Mosca Fly Fishing Tournament
~Aug. 10-12
http://www.bbig.org/site/c.buIVJeNTKlL6G/b.6535593/k.D216/16th_Annual_Dos_Mosca_Flyfishing_Tournament.htm

1st Annual Paws and Paddles Raft Trip
Aug. 12 
https://www.colorado.com/events/paws-paddles

September

*Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
Sept. 2-4
http://fourcornersmotorcyclerally.com/
http://fourcornersmotorcyclerally.com/durango-events/

*Fall Foliage Jeep Tour
Sept. 8-Oct.8
http://www.durango.org/events/event/fall-foliage-jeep-tour1/

WholeExpo
Sept 9
Annual showcase of holistic and ecological products, services and seminars that support health, harmony and spiritual awareness
https://www.whatshappeningdurango.com/view-event.php?EventID=12568

1st Annual Memorial Rodeo
Sept. 11
http://www.truewestrodeo.com/first-annual-memorial-appreciation-rodeo/

Colorfest in South Fork
~Sept. 18 
http://www.southfork.org/component/jevents/eventdetail/236/-/colorfest?Itemid=600

*Best time to view  Fall Colors
Sep 15-Oct. 15
http://www.kitfrost.com/p509645920/h54D39AEF#h54d3a21d

October

*Fall Foliage Jeep Tour
Oct.1-8
http://www.durango.org/events/event/fall-foliage-jeep-tour1/

*Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Oct. 5-8 
https://www.colorado.com/events/durango-cowboy-poetry-gathering

November

*Ski season (4-5 Mtns in Durango area to choose from)
Silverton (~20 min. away) – best backcountry skiing in US
~Nov. 19-Apr. 16               

Singing with Santa and Tree Lighting
TBD   
               
*Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market
~Nov. 24-Dec. 23
http://durangoarts.org/winter-solstice-artisans-market/

*The Polar Express
Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2017
http://www.durango.org/events/event/the-polar-express/

http://www.durangotrain.com/events/polar-express%E2%84%A2-train-ride#.WEGwBeYrKUk

December

42nd Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
Dec. 2
https://www.whatshappeningdurango.com/view-event.php?EventID=12416

Winterfest in South Fork
~Dec. 8
http://www.southfork.org/calendar-events-south-fork/eventdetail/238/-/south-fork-winterfest

Annual Festival of Trees  (First 2 weekends of December)
Dec. 2-3, 9-10  
http://www.durango.org/events/event/festival-of-trees1

*UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup
Dec. 14-17, 2016
http://usamixedclimbing.com/

*Snow sculptures in the Plaza
~Dec. 26-29
https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/snow-sculptures-plaza/