Durango Special Events

Durango hosts a diverse array of exciting special events throughout the year. Look to Durango.com for the most current information about all of the Durango events you look forward to. Browse through some of the popular yearly events below, or visit the Durango.com calendar of events for a comprehensive listing of Durango special events.


Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

The Rocky Mountain Horse Expo is held annually in Durango, CO. The horse expo is an opportunity to learn more about horses, ideal for all interested in horses, experts, novices, and the curious.

Booths, guest speakers, and seminars are the center of interest for the multi-day event. Demonstrations and a rodeo are highlights of the event. The horse expo typically coincides with the Durango Cowboy Gathering, so all cowboys can saddle up for the Horse Expo and ride into the Durango sunset with the Cowboy Gathering.


Durango Farmer's Market

Saturday morning in downtown Durango hums with life as the shops and cafes open a new day. The air is delicately scented with coffee and breakfast aromas, as crowds cluster in the First National Bank parking lot on 8 th Street for the Durango Farmer’s Market.

The Farmer’s Market is the place to be in Durango from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday, running spring through fall. Visitors can purchase healthy organic produce grown locally. The market is not limited to produce, though. Vendors sell a delectable assortment of natural wellness products from herbs, candles, pottery, soap, wheatgrass juice, wool, honey, farmstead cheese, fresh baked goods, smoothies, crafts, and much more!

Durango Farmer’s Market strives to infuse local commerce rather than supporting big corporations and foreign labor. All of the products featured in the market have been made in the Four Corners region.

The market will continue through mid-October or until snow fall accumulates in Durango. There are two special holiday markets scheduled in November and December, before Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Pre-Thanksgiving Market will convene Saturday, November 18 th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Holiday Farmer’s Market is set for Saturday, December 16 th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Holiday Farmer’s Market will meet in the Exhibit Hall of the LaPlata fairgrounds.

For more information on the Durango Farmer’s Market, contact Peg Redford at 970-375-6401 or pegredford@yahoo.com.


Durango Cowboy Gathering

The Durango Cowboy Gathering in early October invites cowboys of all walks to flock to Durango for a weekend of wild festivities! Nationally renowned cowboy poets entertain the town with song and yarn throughout the event, and an authentic, “motorless” parade graces the downtown streets one day during the Gathering each year.

Be sure to visit Durango, Colorado for the famous Cowboy Gathering in October!

For more details, visit http://www.durangocowboygathering.org/, or contact Linda Mannix at 970-382-7494.


Durango Railfest

The Durango Railfest is an annual event that celebrates all that goes by rail. Durango is the ideal location to remember the heady days of railroading. After all, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in continuous operation for over a century. What better place to remember railroading than a place that has never forgotten it? Rare and unique railroad equipment and cars are the stars at the Durango Railfest. The Denver and Rio Grande's Galloping Goose is one rail star not to be missed. An 1875 wood fired locomotive is another example of the equipment that appears at the Railfest. This locomotive makes special excursions on the D&SNGR. This an event for all to enjoy, especially railfans.