Outdoor events

 Friday, March 1st
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Mardi Gras Party and Parade
12:00pm / The Powderhouse & Pitchfork Pub at Purgatory Resort
Join us for an unforgettable post-Mardi Gras celebration at the powder house followed by an informal parade down the mountain.
 Saturday, March 2nd
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
Coke Race #2
9:00am / Durango Nordic Ski Club
This long standing Durango event brings skiers together to celebrate winter from beginning to end.    If there isn't enough snow, this race will be pushed to Sunday, Jan. 1.   Race Lengths: 10 or 5 km (adult); 5, 3, or 1.5 km (kids)   Schedule:   9 AM - 9:45 AM: Check in and bib pick up  10:00 AM: 10 KM race start  10:02 AM: 5 KM race start  10:04 AM: 3 KM race start  10:06 AM: 1.5 KM race start   Medals will be awarded to the first three female and male finishers in each distance. Medal ceremony will take place near the start/finish line after the race.
 Sunday, March 3rd
First Tracks Brunch Experience
7:30am / Dantes Backside Bistro
We’re offering the opportunity for a limited number of guests to board Lift 1 at 7:30 am and ski a few laps on Lift 3 before the mountain opens. Celebrate at the Backside Bistro afterwards with Champagne, warm pastries and a plated brunch, served up fresh.
 Monday, March 4th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Friday, March 8th
Fired Up Fireworks and Torchlight Parade
6:30pm / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Fireworks and the torchlight parade are two of our favorite events at the mountain, so we decided to bring them back this season! Gather around at 6:30 as the sky darkens over the slopes and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display, followed at 6:40 pm by the patrollers and ski instructors coming down the mountain, lighting up the night with bright torchlights.   Free to the public. Join us afterwards for Live Music at Purgy's
 Saturday, March 9th
Snow Science & Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Area
Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the San Juans.   On select weekends this winter, our education team will host snowshoe interpretive hikes, then welcome you back to our new mobile basecamp in the Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot for a bonfire, hot drinks, and good conversation. Topics will include forest ecology, watersheds, climate change, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans. These popular events are FREE to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
 Monday, March 11th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Tuesday, March 12th
Live Music with Rob Webster
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Weekly live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
 Thursday, March 14th
State of the Animas
5:30pm / Hillcrest Golf Club
Join 5RTU in welcoming Jim White with CPW, Ty Churchwell from National TU, Scott Roberts from MSI and Clay Kampf with the USFS to give us updates on the health of our rivers and trout.    Arrive early to grab a drink and enjoy the views from Hillcrest and then stay for the presentations starting at 6pm. Stay for questions and to learn more about what our TU chapter has planned for the spring and early summer.    If you have questions, please email fiveriverstu@gmail.com.    See you there!
Live Music with Agave
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Weekly live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
 Saturday, March 16th
Learn from the Pros - Spring Streamer Fishing & Tying
11:00am / Santa Rita Park
Learn from the Pros!   5 Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering a new project this year to help our members and their families enjoy the waters that you have worked so hard to protect and improve. On March 16, 2024 at 11:00 am, join us for the 2nd of our "Learn from the Pros" events that will showcase some of our area's great fishing guides who will demonstrate their approaches to fishing our waters.    We'll be meeting at the Pergola at the NE end of Santa Rita where Brad Green will demonstrate tying techniques for proven spring streamers and Andy McKinley will demonstrate rigging, wading strategies and casting techniques. Big thanks to Duranglers for helping us put on this event!   Need any more info? Contact Greg Furda: gregfurda@gmail.com
 Sunday, March 17th
First Tracks Brunch Experience
7:30am / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
On select dates this winter, we're offering the opportunity for a limited number of guests to board Lift 1 at 7:30 am and ski a few laps on Lift 3 before the mountain opens. Celebrate at the Backside Bistro afterwards with Champagne, warm pastries and a plated brunch, served up fresh. Learn more.   $39 (Lift ticket not included)   What does the day look like?  7:15am Arrive at Purgatory  7:30am Catch Lift 1 up the mountain (You must arrive no later than 7:30)  7:45am - 9:00am Ski or ride off Lift 3  9:00am - 9:45am Make your way to Lift 8 and then to the Backside Bistro  9:45am brunch is served at the Backside Bistro   What's on the menu?  Complimentary glass of Bollinger Champagne upon arrival  Fruit plate and warm pastry basket  Plated brunch (3 choices)  (Additional alcohol available for purchase)
The Shamrock Express
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Time to get your Irish on! Come join us on the Shamrock Express bound for Cascade Canyon deep in the San Juan National Forest!   Join us for The Shamrock Express Sunday March 17th! Special St. Patrick's Day decor will be displayed throughout the train for this day's journey.   A special selection of Guinness will be available for purchase in first class cars and will also be available for purchase in the concession car.   Music will be provided by the local Celtic musicians, the Kitchen Jam Band! They will be playing traditional Irish music on the platform in front of the Depot before departure as well as at Cascade Canyon!
 Monday, March 18th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Tuesday, March 19th
Live Music with Safety Meeting
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
 Thursday, March 21st
Live Music with Clark Andrew Libbey and Kristen Rad
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
 Saturday, March 23rd
Hollywood Huckfest
8:30am / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Get ready for big air, prizes, and ultimate glory! The Hollywood Huckfest is a "slopestyle-freeride" event with kickers above the cliff faces on the expert terrain of the Catharsis run. It's open to all skiers and riders ages 10 and older. Each athlete gets 2 runs and will be judged on air, tricks, cleanness of landings and riding ability.   Registration begins March 1st, 2024.   Event schedule  8:45am - 9:00am - Check-in at Hoody's  9:00am - 9:15am - Mandatory Athlete Meeting  9:15am - 10:00am - Venue Inspection  10:15am - Start time!!! - U14 female followed by U14 Male  11:30am (estimated) - U18 female followed by U18 Male  12:45pm (estimated) - 19+ female followed by !9+ Male  2:30pm (estimated) - End of competition  4:00pm - Awards on the Hoody's Deck    $45 to participate, free to spectate with a lift ticket or season pass.
Snow Science & Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Area
Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the San Juans.   On select weekends this winter, our education team will host snowshoe interpretive hikes, then welcome you back to our new mobile basecamp in the Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot for a bonfire, hot drinks, and good conversation. Topics will include forest ecology, watersheds, climate change, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans. These popular events are FREE to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours
2:30pm / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours are an evening top-to-bottom full-moon guided walk down the Front Side of Purgatory Resort. The tour route descends from the top of Lift 1 to the Main Base along ski runs, with a stop at the Powderhouse Restaurant for appetizers and wine-tasting along the way.    This is an intermediate-level tour, and requires good fitness, proper attire, and experience with snowshoes.    Tours require clear skies and moonlight - so they are contingent upon weather and terrain conditions, and may be canceled up to four hours in advance. Tickets are $70 online.
Snowcat Dining Excursion
4:00pm / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Enjoy a memorable evening with your loved ones while riding our enclosed snowcat to the Powderhouse, then savor a gourmet 5-course dinner, paired with beer or wine. Book your scenic dining experience today!   A handcrafted five-course dining experience at 9,000 feet. Back by popular demand! Enjoy this rare opportunity for spectacular views and a unique mountaintop culinary experience by booking a Snowcat Dinner Excursion. Guests will enjoy views of the alpenglow over the Needles Mountains from an enclosed snowcat as it ascends the trails on the way to a five-course meal. The only guests in the restaurant will be those who arrive by snowcat, providing an intimate and exciting feel — plus our Executive Chef will create entrees that are sure to impress even the most decadent diners.   The dinner begins with mulled wine or champagne while guests are allowed time to socialize and select their seats. Guests will then savor a sophisticated five-course tasting menu, complete with beverage pairings from our wine or beer partners.
 Monday, March 25th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Tuesday, March 26th
Live Music with Andrew Schuhmann
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
 Thursday, March 28th
Live Music with Horseshirt
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Live music returns to Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Enjoy live music from the comfort of mineral-rich waters every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 pm. Live music is included with admission.
 Friday, March 29th
Ska/Venture Snowboard Giveaway
3:00pm / Purgatory Resort - Bear Bar
We are giving away a custom Ska Venture Snowboards at the Purgatory Resort Bear Bar. Join us at 3pm for beer, games, swag, and of course, our SNOWBOARD GIVEAWAY.
Balloon Glow
6:00pm / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Join us to watch the glow of a hot air balloon on the village plaza as the evening descends upon the lovely San Juans! Guests can experience the Balloon Glow up close and personal and will have the opportunity to take photos with the balloon. This is a great event for families!
 Friday, April 5th
Spring Fly Fishing Festival
8:00am / Duranglers Flies and Supplies
Join us and our fly-fishing industry friends for 2 days of fun, education, clinics, deals and demos!   Each event to attend, virtual or in person will get your name in the hat for free stuff including a guided trip with Duranglers. The more events you attend the better your chance to win.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Saturday, April 6th
Spring Fly Fishing Festival
8:00am / Duranglers Flies and Supplies
Join us and our fly-fishing industry friends for 2 days of fun, education, clinics, deals and demos!   Each event to attend, virtual or in person will get your name in the hat for free stuff including a guided trip with Duranglers. The more events you attend the better your chance to win.
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Sunday, April 7th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Friday, April 12th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Saturday, April 13th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Sunday, April 14th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Monday, April 15th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Wednesday, April 17th
Building Soil: The Foundation of a Flourishing and Sustainable Garden
5:00pm / SOIL Community Garden
Participants will be provided with a container, materials, and instruction necessary to build great soil in this hands-on workshop. Seeds will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring their own to use, share, or trade!
 Saturday, April 20th
Earth Day EV Ride & Drive
9:00am / Fairgrounds & Community Rec Center
Ponte Las Pilas! / Plug It In!   Monarca Group is collaborating with 4CORE to organize a bilingual cultural event to promote sustainable transportation and facilitate EV adoption and access within disproportionately impacted communities (DIC) in Durango, focusing on the Latino community.   The FREE Earth Day EV Ride & Drive at La Plata Fairgrounds and the Durango Community Recreation Center, is intentionally inclusive and equitable. It aims to provide personalized assistance and promote awareness of EV affordability, featuring insights from experienced EV drivers. Additionally, attendees can enjoy various family-friendly activities, resources, food trucks, and live music.
Earth Day Durango 2024: Planet vs. Plastic!
11:00am / Buckley Park
Mark your calendars! ? Saturday April 20, 2024 brings the biggest Earth Day celebration yet to Durango, Colorado. Join us for an "Parade of the Species" from 10-11 and an epic day of fun, food, art, and family activities celebrating our beautiful planet from 11-3pm at Buckley Park. This year, we're fighting plastic pollution with the the international theme "Planet vs. Plastic."   Here's what to expect:  Live music by the Yoties!  A vibrant "Parade of the Species" —dress up as your favorite animal, plant, or fungi.  Interactive booths, plastic art installations, and fun activities for all ages. Great food & drinks + A zero-waste event! Bring your own mug, bowl, and utensils to be part of the solution.   Huge thanks to our Headline Sponsors Zia Taqueria and Sage - Fresh Eats for helping making this event possible!   Let's celebrate Earth Day together and show our planet some love!
 Monday, April 22nd
Cascade Canyon Winter Train Every Day!
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Monday, April 29th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Tuesday, April 30th
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Wednesday, May 1st
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Thursday, May 2nd
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Friday, May 3rd
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Numerous departure times! Please check the website for more details! This unforgettable roundtrip excursion departs from Durango and journeys to Cascade Canyon offering magnificent views of the Animas River and the snowclad peaks of the Rocky Mountains of southwest Colorado.
 Wednesday, May 29th
True Western Roundup - Colorado Pro Rodeo Series
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Wednesday, June 5th
True Western Roundup - Colorado Pro Rodeo Series
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Wednesday, June 12th
True Western Roundup
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Wednesday, June 19th
True Western Roundup
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Wednesday, June 26th
True Western Roundup
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Wednesday, July 3rd
True Western Roundup - Professional Armed Forces Rodeo
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Friday, July 5th
True Western Roundup - Bull Riding
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Saturday, July 6th
True Western Roundup - Bull Fighting
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Wednesday, July 17th
True Western Roundup - Womens Rodeo
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Wednesday, July 31st
True Western Roundup - Open Rodeo Championship Buckle
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Wednesday, August 7th
True Western Roundup - Legends Roughstock Rodeo
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
 Thursday, August 22nd
Durango Blues Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
All aboard! Join us for an exciting musical adventure aboard the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam-powered train through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. The Blues Train features six live blues performances inside the train coaches with a festive musical environment. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are free to dance their way from coach to coach. Four coaches have seats while two are open with no seats for dancing. Enjoy an evening on the rails with some of Colorado's best craft beer, cider and wine along with spectacular scenery.
 Friday, August 23rd
Durango Blues Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
All aboard! Join us for an exciting musical adventure aboard the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam-powered train through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. The Blues Train features six live blues performances inside the train coaches with a festive musical environment. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are free to dance their way from coach to coach. Four coaches have seats while two are open with no seats for dancing. Enjoy an evening on the rails with some of Colorado's best craft beer, cider and wine along with spectacular scenery.
 Saturday, August 24th
Durango Blues Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
All aboard! Join us for an exciting musical adventure aboard the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's steam-powered train through the spectacular and breathtaking canyons of the San Juan National Forest. The Blues Train features six live blues performances inside the train coaches with a festive musical environment. Each artist performs in their own vintage coach, while passengers are free to dance their way from coach to coach. Four coaches have seats while two are open with no seats for dancing. Enjoy an evening on the rails with some of Colorado's best craft beer, cider and wine along with spectacular scenery.
 Friday, October 18th
Downtown Balloon Glow
6:00pm / 500 Block of Main Avenue
Come to the Downtown Durango Balloon Glow (weather permitting).   Hot air balloons will light up the sky in Downtown Durango at the balloon glow in the 500 block of Main in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot.   Arrive around 6 pm to see the balloons inflate. The glow starts at approximately 6:30 pm, weather permitting. Visitors will be able to be up close to see the balloon pilots in action. Kids will love seeing all the colorful balloons! The balloons will come down around 7:30 pm, weather permitting. Schedule subject to change.   Make sure you bring your camera for the glowing balloons. There will also be "candlesticks" which are the balloon basket and burners, without the balloon. Pilots will let kids get in the basket and pull the burner, it's really cool!   Come earlier or stay after to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants near the event: T's Smokehouse and Grill, East by Southwest, Gazpacho's New Mexican Restaurant, Nini's Taqueria, Sizzling Siam, Cuckoos', or The Roost.    The event is weather dependent, so cross your figures for a storm and wind-free evening.   Proudly sponsored by the Durango Business Improvement District
 Saturday, October 19th
Downtown Balloon Glow
6:00pm / 500 Block of Main Avenue
Come to the Downtown Durango Balloon Glow (weather permitting).   Hot air balloons will light up the sky in Downtown Durango at the balloon glow in the 500 block of Main in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot.   Arrive around 6 pm to see the balloons inflate. The glow starts at approximately 6:30 pm, weather permitting. Visitors will be able to be up close to see the balloon pilots in action. Kids will love seeing all the colorful balloons! The balloons will come down around 7:30 pm, weather permitting. Schedule subject to change.   Make sure you bring your camera for the glowing balloons. There will also be "candlesticks" which are the balloon basket and burners, without the balloon. Pilots will let kids get in the basket and pull the burner, it's really cool!   Come earlier or stay after to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants near the event: T's Smokehouse and Grill, East by Southwest, Gazpacho's New Mexican Restaurant, Nini's Taqueria, Sizzling Siam, Cuckoos', or The Roost.    The event is weather dependent, so cross your figures for a storm and wind-free evening.   Proudly sponsored by the Durango Business Improvement District
 Thursday, October 31st
Downtown Childrens Halloween
4:00pm / Downtown Durango
The little ghost and goblins fill the streets of Downtown Durango on October 31 for the Children's Halloween Event. This is a fun and safe option for kids to trick or treat in costume at participating merchants in Downtown Durango. This event is for children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, and in costume. The Event will be from 4-6pm in Downtown Durango.
 Friday, November 29th
Singing with Santa
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Start off your holiday season with Singing with Santa. This annual family friendly event takes place the day after Thanksgiving.    Come join us as we light our community Christmas Tree in Buckley Park. Santa will be there to help us count down the lighting of the tree, sing Christmas Carols and take photos. We will have hot chocolate and cookies for all to enjoy while supplies last.
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