Seasonal Events Calendar

*Major Festivals


Jan. 9-12
*Ouray Ice Festival

*Purgatory Mtn. Winterfest
Jan. 14

Ski Free Day at Chapman Hill
Jan. 20      


Feb. 1-5                                   
One of the largest local events, where the focus is Fun and Frivolity

*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.


*Durango Film Festival-Premier showcase for independent films
March 1-5

Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival
March 24-26


Bluegrass Meltdown
April 21-23

Hozhoni Days Powwow
April 14-15


Durango Wine Experience
May 4-6

*Piedra Double Box- Rafting the Piedra River
May 16-30

History & Heritage Tour
May 15-Oct. 15

Taste of Durango (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
May 21

*Iron Horse Classic-a road bike race
May 24-26

Ultra Upper Animas Raft Tour-Raft the Animas River
May 27-June 3

May 16-June 15
*Colorado Wildflower Season


*Animas River Days
June 4-6

Free Fishing Weekend
June 6-7

June and July

Rodeos at True West
Every weekend


Independence Day Celebration
~July 1-4

4th of July River Parade
July 4

Music in the Mountains Festival & Conservatory
July 9-30

*Wildflower Jeep Tour
July 14-Aug 6

*Logger Days Festival
July 18-20

Off Road Jamboree (SF)
July 26-27    


*Dos Mosca Fly Fishing Tournament
~Aug. 10-12

1st Annual Paws and Paddles Raft Trip
Aug. 12


*Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
Sept. 2-4

*Fall Foliage Jeep Tour
Sept. 8-Oct.8

Sept 9
Annual showcase of holistic and ecological products, services and seminars that support health, harmony and spiritual awareness

1st Annual Memorial Rodeo
Sept. 11

Colorfest in South Fork
~Sept. 18

*Best time to view  Fall Colors
Sep 15-Oct. 15


*Fall Foliage Jeep Tour

*Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Oct. 5-8


*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
*Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market
~Nov. 24-Dec. 23

*The Polar Express
Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2017


42nd Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival
Dec. 2

Winterfest in South Fork
~Dec. 8

Annual Festival of Trees  (First 2 weekends of December)
Dec. 2-3, 9-10

*UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup
Dec. 14-17, 2016

*Snow sculptures in the Plaza
~Dec. 26-29