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ONGOING

GALLERY SHOW
Through June | A Shared Blanket
Renowned artist J.C. Black original paintings of Native life in vivid detail.

RAIL AND RAFT
Through Aug. 18 | D&SNG
Ride the train to Silverton in the morning followed by an expertly guided afternoon raft trip along the lower Animas River. More adventure than you ever thought you could experience in one day!

BAR D CHUCKWAGON SUPPERS
Through Sept. 4 | Durango
Songs of cowboys and the Old West, stories and comedy in famous, after-supper stage shows.

CROW CANYON ARCHAEOLOGICAL DAY TOURS
Through Sept. 21 | Cortez
Free walking tours to learn about ongoing archaeological excavation and history of the ancestral Puebloan culture,  Wednesdays and Thursdays.

CHIMNEY ROCK NATIONAL MONUMENT
Through Sept. 30 | Chimney Rock
Ancestral Puebloan cultural site in the shadows of the awe-inspiring twin spires.  Daily guided walking tours, night-sky archaeoastronomy programs, full-moon programs and more all summer long. 

SOARING TREETOP ADVENTURES
Through Oct. 15 | D&SNG
Ride the historic train to a one-of-a-kind extreme zipline adventure on Soaring Treetop’s 180 private acres surrounded by the beautiful San Juan Mountains. 

DURANGO TO SILVERTON
Through Oct. 28 | D&SNG
Daily excursions through breathtaking beauty.

FARMERS MARKET
Through Oct. 28 | Durango
Local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans share their harvests and talents Saturday mornings until noon at the First National Bank parking lot.  Volunteer musicians, community services information booths.

ANIMAS MUSEUM
Through Oct. 31 | Durango
La Plata County Historical Society museum, with exhibits of local history, Indian cultures and the West; open Monday-Saturday.

ANASAZI HERITAGE CENTER
Year-round | Dolores
Museum of ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) and other Native cultures for the Four Corners displays history and methods modern archaeologists use to reveal the past and preserve artifacts and records of one of the richest archaeological regions in the U.S. Tours, hands-on and interactive exhibits; gift shop, bookstore,  theater.


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May

SOUTHERN UTE BEAR DANCE POWWOW                                                       
May 26-27 | Ignacio
Annual social bear dance is held in spring, according to some elders, around the time when the first thunder is heard. The weekend event at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds on the Southern Ute Reservation features a gourd dance and grand entry parade with categories such as fancy shawl, grass dance, jingle dress and traditional. Drums, music, prizes, food and more.

IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC
May 26-28 | Durango to Silverton
One of the classic bicycle events in the country celebrates its 46th year.  Events: 50-mile McDonald's Citizen Tour to Silverton, professional Coca-Cola Road Race, Quarter Horse to Purgatory, La Strada La Plata Gravel Ride, Morehart-Murphy MTB Race, Durango Cyclery Cruiser Crit, Sprite Kids’ Race, Alpine Kids’ Village and more.

RIVERFEST
May 26-28 | Farmington, N.M.
The rivers are celebrated with a festival of music, fine arts, food, entertainment, a 10K and 5K run and walk, riverside trail walks, river-raft rides.

ANNUAL HEALING FIELD
May 26-29 | Farmington, N.M.
Display of 500 flags honors local, national and personal heroes.

UTE MOUNTAIN TRIBAL PARK OPEN HOUSE
May 27 | Towaoc
Annual event includes Porcupine House and Ute Pictographs tour and Ute history tour in Mancos Canyon.

TASTE OF SPRING
May 27-28 | Ignacio
New wines, live music, local artisans, farm tours, baby animals and delicious barbecue at Fox Fire Farms. Or, bring your own picnic.

INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE FESTIVAL
May 27-28 | Cortez
Named one of the top 100 events in North America. Special archaeological tours, juried Indian market, rug auction, Pueblo dancers, concert and special exhibits throughout Mesa Verde Country. 

NARROW GAUGE RACES
May 28 | Durango
Annual 10-mile and 4-mile road race showcases the Fort Lewis College rim, Animas River Trail and great views of Durango. Free kids’ run. Finish-line festivities by the river in Santa Rita Park include food, drink, music, awards, raffle prizes and more. Proceeds to the Marc Witkes Memorial Fund and other Four Corners organizations.

OUTDOOR MUSIC SERIES
May 28-Sept. 17 | Blanco, N.M.
Local musicians perform under the shade of the cottonwood trees at Wines of the San Juan, Saturday evenings. Dinner and drinks available.


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June

FARMERS MARKET
June 1-Sept. 30 | Mancos
Fresh farm produce, baked goods and flowers, local musicians Thursdays in Boyle Park.

FARMERS MARKET
June 1-Oct. 31 | Cortez
Saturday morning sale of locally produced organic vegetables, beef, fruit, honey, baked goods, coffee and crafts; music and story time for kids. 

GIRLS GONE GOLFING
June 2 | Durango
Hillcrest Golf Club hosts 11th annual event; proceeds to Fort Lewis College women’s golf.

GALLERY SHOW
June 2 | Sorrel Sky
Bridging Worlds – Human, Animal, Divine sculptures by Star Liana York.

NIGHT-SKY ARCHAEOASTRONOMY PROGRAMS
June 2, 30; July 28; Sept. 1 | Chimney Rock
Our Solar System program, timed for when the moon is present in the sky but not fully illuminated, enables viewing of the night sky unimpeded by artificial lighting or the brightness of a full moon. 

BLUES TRAIN
June 2-3 | D&SNG
Unique, live blues music aboard the historic steam train.  Riders may travel from coach to coach while listening to this year’s musical guests Phil Wiggins and George Kilby Jr., Felix Y Los Gatos, A.J. Fullerton featuring Nic Clark, Ben Prestage, Grant Sabin and Chris Yakopcic.

ADOPT-A-THON
June 2-3 | Durango
La Plata County Humane Society celebrates saving the lives of homeless animals with the goal of adopting out as many animals to their forever homes as possible within 48 hours.

UTE MOUNTAIN BEAR DANCE AND POWWOW
June 2-4 | Towaoc
Annual celebration includes traditional bear dance, softball tournies, Ute royalty, hand games, parade and feast.

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT FOX FIRE FARMS
June 2-Sept. 29 | Ignacio
Summer concert series features live music by local artists and bands, food and wine under the stars  every Friday evening on the Fox Fire Farms Winery Patio.

AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
June 2-Sept. 29 | Aztec, N.M.
Summer lecture series presents artists, authors and other experts about the ruins and related sites.

ANIMAS RIVER DAYS
June 3 | Durango
Annual celebration of the Animas River features high-flowing spring runoff waters and abundant, colorful fun. Events include kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle slaloms; boater, stand-up paddle cross; freestyle; surf; inflatable rodeo; Smelter Smackdown raft race; river parade.  One of the state’s premier whitewater festivals.

ZUKE’S MUTT ‘N STRUT
June 3 | Purgatory Resort
One-mile fun run and 5K race on beautiful singletrack trails is Durango’s dog-friendliest event of the year. Doggie Olympics; best trick, best costume, best in show competitions and more.

SHRINE CIRCUS
June 3 | Fairgrounds Durango

GRAND SUMMER NIGHTS
June 3 | Mancos
Interactive poetry, art opportunities, grand-opening ceremonies for Kilgore American Indian Art Gallery and Veryl Goodnight Gallery. Local food and music, sidewalk chalk art and scavenger hunt fun for kids.

RIVER FESTIVAL
June 3 | Dolores
Community celebration of the river includes a river parade, river contests, free raft rides, river-dog contest, food, beer garden and live music in the park.

KIDFEST
June 3 | Farmington, N.M.
San Juan County’s kickoff to summer is a day dedicated to kids and fun.

AZTEC SPEEDWAY RACES
June 3, 17; July 8, 22, 29; Aug. 19; Sept. 1, 2 | Aztec, N.M.
Modifieds, Stocks, Limiteds, B-Mods, Hobbys, Sprint Cars.

SUMMER TERRACE SERIES
June 3-Aug. 26 | Farmington, N.M.
The museum hosts Saturday evening outdoor concerts in the picturesque terrace next to the river.

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 5-9, 12-16 | Durango
Ninth annual series of uniquely programmed chamber music lunchtime performances in an intimate setting at St. Mark’s Church.

TRUE WEST RODEO
June 7-Aug. 2 | Fairgrounds Durango
Keeping Durango’s Western heritage alive with broncs, bulls and Wild West entertainment, Wednesday evenings.

UTE MOUNTAIN ROUNDUP
June 8-10 | Cortez
This 87th PRCA rodeo is an amazing display of guts and glory; carnival, parades and activities. Parade on Saturday is the biggest parade of the summer.

FULL-MOON TOURS
June 9; July 8; Aug. 7; Sept. 6; Oct. 5  | Chimney Rock
The full moon rises between the twin spires; history of ancestral Puebloans, archaeoastronomy theories, area geology. Half-hour trail tour features excavated Great Kiva, pithouse and unexcavated structures.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW
June 9-10 | Pagosa Springs
Cars, motorcycles, hot rods and mopars. Live music, vendors and more.

CONUNDRUM ESCAPE ROOM TOURMAMENT
June 9-11 | Durango
Music in the Mountains’ first annual event benefits community music education programs. Teams solve the mystery of Ludwig Van Strauss’s missing violin. Awards reception with food, drinks and prizes.

FOLK ‘N BLUEGRASS
June 9-11 | Pagosa Springs
Annual Four Corners folk and bluegrass three-day festival features great music and kids’ bluegrass camp; craft and food vendors.

MEN WHO GRILL
June 10 | Durango
Signature summertime grilling competition and "fun-raiser" for the Women's Resource Center features all-you-can-eat grilled creations, live music and entertainment in Buckley Park.

STEAMWORKS ANIMAS VALLEY HALF MARATHON
June 10 | Durango
Rolling 13.1-mile course begins at Baker's Bridge and winds along the Animas River to finish at the Durango Sports Club.  Buses take runners to the start; there will be a great party at the finish!

RIVER FESTIVAL
June 10 | Dolores
Community celebration of the river includes a river parade, river contests, raft rides, river-dog contest, food, beer garden and live music in the park.

CAR SHOW AND CRAFT FAIR
June 10 | Farmington, N.M.
Food, crafts, live music, skateboard competition, contests and amazing vehicles.

GUN AND KNIFE SHOW
June 10-11 | Aztec, N.M.

MICHAEL MCCULLOUGH SCULPTING CONTEST
June 11 | Ridgway
Fifth annual amateur competition attracts sculptors from across the state to sculpt 5 pounds of clay into a masterpiece in just two hours. Judging, awards ceremony, cash prizes.

RIDE THE ROCKIES
June 12-13 | Durango
Regional 7-day bike tour stops in Durango. Live music and beer garden in the park. Cycling history museum at Mountain Bike Specialists; tours of the D&SNG railroad museum.

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
June 14 | Center of Southwest Studies
Jack Turner, author of Landscapes on Glass, presents “1936: Adventure in Crooked Canyons – Ansel Hall’s Radio Address on the Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition.

FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARK
June 15, 22, 29; July 13, 20, 27 | Durango
Community Concert Hall presents live music and dancing Thursday evenings in Buckley Park. Food and drink available or pack a picnic.

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
June 15-18 | Telluride
One of the country’s most renowned music events held annually during the summer solstice. This year’s lineup includes Norah Jones, Sarah Jarosz, Jason Mraz and His Superband, Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley with The Travelin' McCourys, Sam Bush Band and more.

OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATER
June 15-July 29 | Farmington, N.M.
Sandstone Productions presents Shrek the Musical.  Thursday through Saturday evenings at Lions Wilderness Park.

NIGHT-SKY ARCHAEOASTRONOMY PROGRAMS
June 16; July 21; Aug. 18; Sept. 22 | Chimney Rock
Stars and Galaxies program, timed for when the moon is absent from the sky, enables viewing of the night sky in a truly dark-sky environment.

GALLERY SHOW
June 16-25 | Studio &
Sculpture: The Art of Mike Brieger and Deborah Gorton.

DURANGO MOTOR EXPO
June 17 | Durango
Car show features everything from Model T Fords to modern-day sports cars.  Unique silent auction, free drawings and lots of fun activities all day.  Proceeds benefit Hospice of Mercy.

BEACH FEST
June 17 | Purgatory Resort
Day of mountain fun includes classic field-day events for the whole family. Water-balloon toss, three-legged race, Frisbee toss, tug-of-war, Hula-Hoop competition and more.

LITTLE RIVER BANK
June 17 | Sky Ute Casino Resort
One of the great vocal bands of the 1970s and 80s.

BICYCLE TOUR OF COLORADO
June 17 | Pagosa Springs
Non-competitive, 7-day bike tour overnights in town. Party in the park with live music, food vendors and more.

OUTDOOR MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM
June 17 | Farmington, N.M.
Babe, free family-friendly movie on the big screen at Gateway Park amphitheater along the river.

FOUR CORNERS PET EXPO
June 17-18 | Fairgrounds Durango
Helps area nonprofit pet rescues by donating expo space to promote, recruit and conduct pet adoptions. This year featuring Dockdogs, an international canine aquatic competition.

T. REX EXPRESS
June 18-19, 24-25 | D&SNG
A celebration of the fascination kids have with dinosaurs and trains.

AZTEC RUINS SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE
June 20-21 | Aztec, N.M.
Great house alignment at dawn, kids’ activities all day, evening night-sky programs.

SUMMER SOLSTICE
June 21 | Center of Southwest Studies
Dazzling sunrise viewed through the center’s special spiral window.  Performances and refreshments mark the beginning of summer.

SALMON RUINS SOLSTICE
June 21 | Bloomfield, N.M.
Sunrise viewing experience as it was seen by the ancestral Puebloans from the puebelo’s inner-room observatory.

DURANGO PRIDE
June 21-25 | Durango
Hosted by the Four Corners Alliance for Diversity with a mission to create a safe, welcoming and empowering community for all LGBTQ people in the region. Black light glow dance, pride parade, family festival in the park, drag show and more.

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
June 23 | Durango
Three Springs Plaza Pics presents a free showing of The Secret Life of Pets at dusk.

GALLERY SHOW
June 23-July 29 | Durango Arts Center
Forty-first annual juried exhibit of regional artists in traditional or contemporary, two- and three-dimensional media.

BUILDING SUPPLIES YARD SALE
June 24 | Durango
Huge sale of lumber products and building materials at Three Springs benefits the Home Builder’s Association of Southwest Colorado and Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County.

FOUR STATES AG EXPO RANCH AND RODEO
June 24 | Cortez
Local cowboys’ competition.

COWBOY HALF MARATHON
June 24 | Mancos
Hosted by the Mancos Public Library and not just for marathoners, also a 5K run and many family-friendly events.

MAC AND CHEESE FEST
June 24 | Farmington, N.M.
Gourmet mac-and-cheese tastings, wine and beer tastings, live music and more.

CELEBRATION OF QUILTS
June 24-25 | Fairgrounds Durango
La Plata Quilters Guild show of more than 100 quilts; vendors, demonstrations, activities and baskets raffled.

TASTE OF SILVERTON
June 25 | Silverton
Block party and street features tastes from local restaurants and live music.

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
June 28 | Center of Southwest Studies
Journalist and art critic Judith Reynolds presents “1892: The Renaissance Palace on Main Avenue.”

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
June 28 | Durango
Dave Mensch echoes influences of Dave Matthews, Staind, Matchbox Twenty, Bob Schneider and Daughtry, while his inspiration comes from the singers and songwriters of today and generations past.  Free concert while you picnic on the Three Springs plaza.

ROCHESTER SECRET GARDEN CONCERTS
June 28-Aug. 30 | Durango
Wednesday evening performances by talented local musicians in the secret garden support area nonprofits.

FREEDOM DAYS
June 29-July 4 | Farmington, N.M.
Fourth of July celebration with fireworks, ice-cream social, brass band, parade, party in the park and more at various town locations.


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July

GREAT AMERICAN LAGER FESTIVAL
July 1 | Purgatory Resort
Celebration of the greatest beers in the world – American lagers. Tastings, food pairings, live music, games and sunshine.

OUTDOOR MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM
July 1 | Farmington, N.M.
The Goonies, free family-friendly movie on the big screen at Gateway Park amphitheater along the river.

RED RYDER ROUNDUP AND CELEBRATE AMERICA
July 1-4 | Pagosa Springs
Cowboys and cowgirls compete for prizes in annual sanctioned rodeo series; mutton busters, specialty acts and other fun events. Park-to-Park arts and crafts festival with carnival, concerts and fireworks at dusk.

GALLERY SHOW
July 1-31 | A Shared Blanket
John Grow’s original oils on canvas of Durango and the surrounding wilderness.

UTE MOUNTAIN CASINO FIREWORKS
July 2 | Towaoc
Food, vendors and music.

FOURTH OF JULY
July 4 | Southwest Colorado

Durango: Salute to America includes a 5K freedom fun run, pancake breakfast, public reading of the Declaration of Independence and other historical documents, family fun in the park, live music, magic-and-juggling show, Stars and Stripes Parade, street dance and fireworks.

Fort Lewis College: Fourth at the Fort welcomes alumni back to campus for food, fun and the best seat in town to watch fireworks!

Bayfield:  Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, fireworks at dusk.

Cortez:  Cortez Burst triathlon and fireworks display.

Silverton:  Old-fashioned parade; rhubarb festival; brass-band concert; blue ribbon fun run/walk; ducky derby; and not-to-be-missed fireworks display.

GEM AND MINERAL SHOW
July 7-9 | Fairgrounds Durango
Annual event sponsored by the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club features rocks, gems, minerals and fossils from around the world; equipment and findings for lapidary hobbyists, jewelers and commercial artists.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN UKEFEST
July 7-9 | Durango
Ukuleles come to Durango. Workshops, master class, live jam sessions and more at various downtown venues.

BANDS, BREWS AND BARBEQUE
July 8 | Purgatory Resort
Full day of live music on the mountain with lineup of five great bands, cold beer and barbecue.

3 DOORS DOWN
July 8 | Sky Ute Casino Resort
With special guest 10 Years and Otherwise.

PAGOSA DUATHLON
July 8 | Pagosa Springs
Run/bike event in the beautiful San Juan National Forest. Adult and kids’ individual and team races.

UTE MOUNTAIN TRIBAL PARK
July 8 | Towaoc
Two-mile hiking tour to Inaccessible, Casa Colorado and Casa Blanca cliff dwellings, a rarely visited area of Mesa Verde National Park.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY
July 8 | Aztec, N.M.
Craft fair at the community center.

ART ON THE ANIMAS
July 8-9 | Durango
Annual arts-and-crafts show and sale at Santa Rita Park celebrates 26 years.

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
July 9-30 | Purgatory Resort
Southwest Colorado’s premier classical music festival celebrates 31 years. World-class musicians perform orchestra, chamber and conservatory classical and world music under the baton of director and conductor Guillermo Figueroa. July 21 Pops Night benefit at the festival tent at Purgatory features live and silent auctions, multi-course dinner and concert.

ANIMAS RIVER BLUES AND BREWS FEST
July 15 | Aztec, N.M.
Twelfth annual blues, brews and barbecue at Riverside Park. 

OUTDOOR MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM
July 15 | Farmington, N.M.
The Witches, free family-friendly movie on the big screen at Gateway Park amphitheater along the river.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
July 18 | Aztec, N.M.
Free barbecue with entertainment, giveaways and donut-eating contest at Minium Park.

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
July 19 | Center of Southwest Studies
Historian Rudy Davison presents “1887: Telluride and the Sheridan Mine Come of Age.”

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
July 19 | Durango
Kirk James, local blues performer with a strong guitar style and distinctive vocals. Free concert while you picnic on the Three Springs plaza.

YOGA FESTIVAL
July 20-23 | Telluride
In its 10th year, this first yoga festival of its kind draws enthusiasts for four days of community, live music and yogic contemplation. World-class instructors lead you through a weekend of relaxation and enlightenment.

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
July 21 | Durango
Three Springs Plaza Pics presents a free showing of Sing at dusk.

EVERY STORY MATTERS
July 22 | Durango
5K benefits childhood cancer research.

HAMMERS AND HIGH HEELS
July 22 | Durango
Habitat for Humanity’s annual social-networking event for the construction industry, realtors and mortgage brokers.

KENDALL MOUNTAIN RUN
July 22 | Silverton
Classic footrace to the top of Kendall Mountain and back to Silverton celebrates 40 years; “K2″ Double for twice the challenge.

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL
July 22 | Aztec, N.M.
Aztec Ruins hosts second annual event with arts and crafts, demonstrations, lectures and more.

LIFE AT CHIMNEY ROCK
July 22-23  | Chimney Rock
Interactive demonstrations of crafts and skills of ancestral Puebloan culture and regional Native American cultures such as basket, pottery and flute making, grinding grain, fiber spinning; Indian market.

FIESTA DAYS
July 22-30 | Durango
Annual tradition celebrates Spanish and Native American history and cowboy heritage.  Sanctioned rodeos, team roping, barrel races, royalty coronation, barbecue, street dance, pie auction, parade and more.

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
July 26 | Center of Southwest Studies
Historian Mike Todt presents “1917: The Great Bisbee Deportation.”

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
July 26 | Durango
Rob Webster’s peace through music using electro, acoustic, rhythms and sounds. A free concert while you picnic on the plaza at Three Springs.

BOW WOW FILM FESTIVAL
July 27 | Durango
La Plata County Humane Society-sponsored event.

INTERMOUNTAIN WEAVERS’ CONFERENCE
July 27-29 | Fort Lewis College
National conference of fiber arts – weaving, spinning, knitting, felting, basketry, embellishment, silk fusion, sprang – featuring workshops, vendors and exhibits.

GALLERY SHOW
July 28 | Aztec, N.M.
Feat of Clay co-op art gallery hosts Beat the Heat Artist Invitational.

MANCOS DAYS
July 28-30 | Mancos
The town embraces its cowboy heritage. Children’s parade, kid-friendly events on Friday; parade, food and craft market in the park on Saturday.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY FAIR
July 28-Aug. 5 | Cortez
Exhibits, events, judging, arts and crafts, food, activities and fun for the whole family.

CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES
July 28-Aug. 6 | Farmington, N.M.
Teams from the U.S. and Puerto Rico play in front of pro scouts and college officials in some of the best amateur baseball in the country.

KENNEBEC MOUNTAIN RUN
July 29 | Durango
A 15-mile trail run in the beautiful La Plata Mountains. Proceeds to La Plata County Search and Rescue.


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August

GALLERY SHOW
Aug. 1-31 | A Shared Blanket
Cochiti Ray Drums in all sizes from powwow drums to small, hand drums.

POTTERY OF MATA ORTIZ
Aug. 3 | Bloomfield, N.M.
Presentations, demonstrations and conversations about the revived tradition of Casas Grandes-style pottery with master potter Oralia Lopez and John Bezy, co-author of The Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz.

DOS MOSCA FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
Aug. 3-5 | Durango
Anglers compete in 21st annual benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado.

ARCHULETA COUNTY FAIR AND COWBOY FAST-DRAW STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Aug. 3-6 | Pagosa Springs
Rodeo, livestock show and auction, carnival, kids’ rodeo, chuckwagon dinner, fair dance, displays and more.

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Aug. 4 | Durango
Three Springs Plaza Pics presents a free showing of The Lego Batman Movie at dusk.

GALLERY SHOW
Aug. 4-6 | Paul Folwell
Paul’s 24th annual show features New Zealand paintings, local landscapes, musicians, skiers and dancers.

CORTEZ RENDEZVOUS
Aug. 4-6 | Cortez
Hot-air balloon rally with mass ascension.

GALLERY SHOW
Aug. 4-Sept. 23 | Durango Arts Center
Concept/Function: Duality of Ceramics Invitational, artists display experimental and conceptual works.

MUCK AND MIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
Aug. 5 | Purgatory Resort
A 5K adventure race through mud pits, a giant slip ‘n slide and hay bales, climbing walls and more.

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Aug. 9 | Center of Southwest Studies
Center director Shelby Tisdale presents “1864: The Navajo Long Walk to Bosque Redondo.”

LA PLATA COUNTY FAIR
Aug. 9-13 | Fairgrounds Durango
From quilts and cakes to livestock displays and horse shows, the county fair celebrates the community’s rural heritage and is everyone's favorite midsummer event. Carnival, open-class livestock events, barbecues, bull-riding competitions, horse shows, crafts exhibit and popular, rowdy Demolition Derby.

CANYONEERING FESTIVAL
Aug. 9-13 | Ouray
Ouray – the quintessential mountain town – is a great place for canyoneers who love water and provides a good opportunity for interested "dry canyoneers" to get some initial exposure to "wet canyons."  Each day of the rendezvous will include canyon trips, vendor gear displays, gear raffles for registered rendezvous attendees, and social meet and greet activities.

DWEEZIL ZAPPA: 50 YEARS OF FRANK TOUR
Aug. 10 | Community Concert Hall
Son of legendary singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa has followed in the footsteps of his father to  become a great guitar player in his own right.

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
Aug. 10 | Durango
Million Dollar Highway Band, classic country and classic rock-n-roll. A free concert while you picnic on the plaza at Three Springs.

ESCALANTE DAYS
Aug. 11-13  | Dolores
Annual celebration of the community includes favorites like chainsaw and arm-wrestling competitions, softball tournament, vendors, live music festival, kids’ games and the Boggy Draw mountain-bike endurance race.

DURANGO ROCKFEST
Aug. 12 | Durango
All day music festival in Buckley Park showcases both local and national touring bands of the hard rock/heavy metal genre.

GEORGE GEER MEMORIAL CAR SHOW
Aug. 12 | Cortez
Cars, food, vendors and music.

UTE MOUNTAIN TRIBAL PARK
Aug. 12 | Towaoc
Turning Red Tail Hawk Tour to to Morris Three Cliff dwelling.

MT. SNEFFELS HALF MARATHON AND MARATHON RUN/WALK
Aug. 12 | Ouray
The 13.1-mile course begins at Ouray Hot Springs Park and follows the Uncompahgre River Valley to Ridgway.

RIDGWAY RENDEZVOUS
Aug. 12-13 | Ridgway
Annual arts-and-crafts festival in the park showcases fine arts and original crafts from talented vendors from across the country. Art demos, food and libations, live, family-friendly entertainment.

SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR
Aug. 14-20 | Farmington, N.M.
New Mexico's largest fair with livestock exhibits, fiddlers contest, parade, arts and crafts and more.

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
Aug. 17 | Durango
Funk meets rock, pop meets hip-hop. Elder Grown combines the freedom of improvisational jams with their captivating, original songs. A free concert while you picnic on the plaza at Three Springs.

THEATER
Aug. 17-20, 24-27 | Durango Arts Center
Rock of Ages, is set in Los Angeles’ infamous Sunset Strip in 1987 and tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

BLUES TRAIN
Aug. 18-19 | D&SNG
Unique, live blues music aboard the historic steam train.  Riders may travel from coach to coach while listening to veteran artists, internationally acclaimed blues acts and up-and-coming performers.

MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
Aug. 18-19 | Purgatory Resort
Celebration of all things fungi features exquisite Friday evening mushroom dinner with wine pairings; Saturday mushroom hunt and culinary showcase of mushroom-inspired dishes from Durango’s finest restaurants.

SAN JUAN RIVER BI-FLY
Aug. 18-19 | Farmington, N.M.
Premier trout-fishing tournament in the Southwest in its 24th year attracts nationwide teams. Professional guides, meals and a banquet.

GALLERY SHOW
Aug. 18-27 | Studio &
New work from Rural Electric Underground.

TOUR DE FARMS
Aug. 19 | Durango
Bike tour to area farms, ranches and gardens promotes education about local agriculture and gardens.

FAMILY 5K WALK AND RUN
Aug. 19 | Durango
Adults and kids 5K, 1-mile for kids 5 and under. Prizes and medals. Benefit for Durango Pregnancy Center.

BREW FEST
Aug. 19 | Mancos
Tastings of the best local and regional microbrewers, great music and more in the park along the river.

WINE AND SHINE
Aug. 19 | Blanco, N.M.
Classic car show, live music and delicious food at Wines of the San Juan.

AZTEC RUINS SOLAR ECLIPSE
Aug. 21 | Aztec, N.M.
Partial eclipse viewed through solar telescope from archaeoastronomy site; ranger programs offer more about ancestral Puebloan connections to the sun, and historic eclipses visible long ago.

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Aug. 23 | Center of Southwest Studies
Dexter Cirillo, author of Southwestern Indian Jewelry, presents “1868: The Impact of Bosque Redondo on Navajo Silverwork and Southwestern Indian Jewelry.”

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
Aug. 24 | Durango
Pearl & Wood weaves silvery harmonies, raw banjo, refined cello to deliver a fresh taste of Americana. A free concert while you picnic on the plaza at Three Springs.

FREE ADMISSION DAY
Aug. 25 | Mesa Verde
Celebration of National Park Service’s birthday.

AZTEC RUINS FREE ADMISSION DAY
Aug. 25 | Aztec, N.M.

UTE MOUNTAIN CASINO POWWOW
Aug. 25-27 | Towaoc
Native American dance and drum competition.

SAN JUAN BREWFEST
Aug. 26 | Downtown Durango
Four Corners largest festival with more than 50 breweries from near and far sampling their best beers. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Southwest Colorado.

THIRSTY 13 HALF MARATHON
Aug. 26 | Durango
A downhill run from Hesperus to Durango with a brewfest post-race party.

RELAY FOR LIFE
Aug. 26 | Durango
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, a celebration of those who have battled cancer, a remembrance of loved ones lost and of survivors.

CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
Aug 31 | Durango
Intricate harmonies of The Cannondolls, Caitlin Cannon and Kate Willyard. A free concert while you picnic on the plaza at Three Springs.


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September

FOUR CORNERS FOLK FESTIVAL
Sept. 1-3 | Pagosa Springs
Annual celebration of folk and bluegrass music. Arts and crafts and food booths at Reservoir Hill Park.

FOUR CORNERS MOTORCYCLE RALLY
Sept. 1-4 | Ignacio and Durango
One of the nation’s premier biking events with daily poker runs on some of the best roadways in the country.  Full-time fun including free concerts, beer tents, vendors and artists, custom bike shows, biker bull-riding, tattoo contests, biker games and more. 

GALLERY SHOW
Sept. 1-30 | A Shared Blanket
Navajo jeweler Tommy Jackson’s award-winning, one-of-a-kind pieces made of natural turquoise and fine stones.

GALLERY SHOW
Sept. 2 | Sorrel Sky
Gurhan Trunk Show, one-of-a-kind pieces by internationally recognized jewelry designer and goldsmith includes new collections not available throughout the year.

BREW TRAINS
Sept. 2, 30 | D&SNG
Local craft brewers onboard introduce you to a light sampling of fine ales while providing information on crafting; live music, hors d'oeuvres and more tastings at the Cascade wye before return to the depot.

THEATER
Sept. 2-3 | Durango Arts Center
Wendie Malick and Dan Lauria headline Love Letters, an emotionally rich love story between childhood friends.

TOTAH FESTIVAL INDIAN MARKET AND POWWOW
Sept. 2-3 | Farmington, N.M.
Juried exhibit by talented Native American artisans. Fantastic food, contest powwow, authentic Navajo rug auction.

WINE TRAINS
Sept. 3; Oct. 1 | D&SNG
Samples of various wines and conversations with sommeliers on board and at the Cascade wye before return to the depot.

AN EVENING WITH GENERAL BLACK JACK PERSHING
Sept. 5 | D&SNG
Sponsored by the Animas Museum, a Chatauqua-style presentation by General Pershing, Supreme Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

SOUTHERN UTE TRIBAL FAIR AND POWWOW
Sept. 8-10 | Ignacio
Parade, games, exhibits, Native American dance and drum contests.

FALL FOLIAGE JEEP TOURS
Sept. 8-Oct. 8 | Durango & Silverton
Breathtaking open-air excursions on specially picked scenic routes in the beautiful San Juans provide a view of changing fall colors.

STAN THE MAN MARATHON
Sept. 9 | Durango
5K and 10K benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association of Durango and Fort Lewis College Foundation.

ANIMAS CITY SCHOOL REUNION
Sept. 9 | Animas Museum
Free admission for alumni, afternoon refreshments.

HARVEST BEER FESTIVAL
Sept. 9 | Cortez
Regional breweries, super silent auction, live music, food vendors and kids’ activities; fundraiser for Montezuma Land Conservancy.

IMOGENE PASS RUN
Sept. 9 | Ouray to Telluride
Named for the 13,120-foot Imogene Pass that must be climbed, this 17.1-mile mountain race takes runners from Ouray, at 7,810 feet, to Telluride, elevation 8,820 feet. The mountainous traverse is famous for its rapidly changing weather conditions and its unsurpassed scenery along the way. A virtual rite of passage into the realm of true mountain running.

BREWS, MEATS AND BANDS
Sept. 9 | Farmington, N.M.
A variety of beers and grilled ribs, from Chicago- to St. Louis- to Kansas City-style and more; art vendors and live music.

FALL GALLERY WALK
Sept. 15 | Durango
Casual evening of featured artists and special exhibits at Durango’s fine galleries.

GALLERY SHOW
Sept. 15 | Sorrel Sky
George Lundeen’s figurative bronze sculptures.

GALLERY SHOW
Sept. 15-16 | Toh-Atin
Sixtieth-anniversary show coinciding with the Fall Gallery Walk.

COLORFEST
Sept. 15-17 | Pagosa Springs
Passport to Pagosa Wine and Food Festival, Music and Microbrew Festival, Breakfast with Balloons, Color Run/Walk; mass balloon ascensions and other activities.

TELLURIDE BLUES AND BREWS FESTIVAL
Sept. 15-17 | Telluride
Annual festival celebrates 24 years with dynamic, well-rounded mix of live blues, funk, indie, rock, jam band, gospel and soul. Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Anders Osborne, The Revivalists, Benjamin Booker, The Blind Boys of Alabama and many more.

GALLERY SHOW
Sept. 15-24 | Studio &
Indra’s Net: A Work in Process, Minna Jain and Haley Webb.

STARRY NIGHT
Sept. 16 | Mesa Verde National Park
A view of the night sky with local and park astronomers. Highlights include constellation identification, multicultural sky stories and stunning telescope views of the heavenly late summer, early fall night sky.

CULINARY HERITAGE DINNER
Sept. 16 | Durango
Honoring the 100th anniversary of America's entrance into WWI. Strater Hotel hosts elegant, authentic meal crafted with the finest local ingredients. Proceeds to Animas Museum.

FOUNDERS’ DAY
Sept. 16 | Aztec, N.M.
A celebration of Aztec’s birthday with parade, High Noon Shootout at Pioneer Village, antique truck and equipment show, food, arts and crafts, live music and more.

AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL
Sept. 16-17 | Durango Arts Center
Signature annual arts center event on Second Avenue celebrates 23 years; juried fine arts and crafts, local artisanal food, interactive art activities, music.

GREEN CHILE FESTIVAL
Sept. 16-17 Aztec, N.M.
Sutherland Farms’ harvest celebration with live music from talented locals, great food and fresh-roasted chilies, corn and vegetables; petting zoo, train rides and face painting for the kids.

Ashley Wineland
Sept. 22 | Durango
Appearing at the Wild Horse Saloon for one night, high-energy CMT singer/songwriter Ashley Wineland debuts on the Colorado music scene with her "She's Gone" national tour.

NIGHT SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHERS’ TRAIN
Sept. 22-23 | D&SNG
A chance to capture professionally lit equipment in the Durango railyard at night; several locomotives will be fired up and available to photograph in the roundhouse.

PARADE OF HOMES
Sept. 22-24 | Durango
Tour some of the area's most interesting homes, both large and glamorous or smaller and built green. Builders, architects, designers and other building-trades professionals showcase homes they have built or designed with opportunities for citizens to meet and brainstorm ideas.

PAWS FOR A CAUSE
Sept. 23 | Durango
Family fun 5K run and walk with your favorite pet supports the cause of AIDS and HIV prevention and education in Durango.

MOUNTAIN MARMOT TRAIL RACE
Sept. 23 | Purgatory Resort
Classic 11.5-mile race from base of Purgatory to the summit and back through beautiful mountain scenery.

FALL PHOTO TRAIN
Sept. 23-24 | D&SNG
Amateur and professional photographers' ride into the remote wilderness of the San Juan National Forest for a chance to capture the breathtaking autumn foliage.

SNEFFELS FIBER ART FESTIVAL
Sept. 23-24 | Ridgway
A delightful event for all who appreciate creating fiber art and wearable art from scratch. Classes throughout the festival for those who want to learn more.

HARVEST WINE FESTIVAL
Sept. 23-24 | Blanco, N.M.
Celebration of the season at Wines of the San Juans with live music, juried art show, specialty foods, grape stomp and more.

A REAL NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Sept. 26 | Farmington, N.M.
Annual history extravaganza with live music, tractor rides, traditional hands-on activities and crafts that bring the past alive; apple pressing, butter churning, candle making, log cabin building, leather stamping and more.

COWBOY POETRY TRAIN
Sept. 29 | D&SNG
Gathering of favorite entertaining cowboys and cowboy poets aboard special train to Cascade Canyon. 

GALLERY SHOW
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 | Sorrel Sky
Photography workshop with Robert Turner.

WORLD WAR I LECTURE
Sept. 30 | Animas Museum
Presented by Fort Lewis College history professor Andrew Gulliford.

FREE ADMISSION DAY
Sept. 30 | Mesa Verde National Park
A celebration of National Public Lands Day.

MOUNTAIN CHILE CHA CHA
Sept. 30 | Pagosa Springs
Celebration of fall with early morning, challenging 5K, 10K or half marathon trail run followed by a town party with music, green-chile tasting festival and contest.


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October

GALLERY SHOW
Oct. 1-31 | A Shared Blanket
Alaskan fossil ivory carvings and Chupak fossil walrus bone sculptures.

SUTHERLAND FARMS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Oct. 1-31 | Aztec, N.M.
Local foods, family games, a corn maze and hayride through the pumpkin patch, and pumpkin sale every weekend throughout the month.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE SPEAKER SERIES: NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Oct. 4 | Community Concert Hall
New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Kristoff speaks to the community about transforming lives and creating opportunities.

COWBOY POETRY GATHERING
Oct. 5-8 | Downtown Durango
Durango's celebration of the rich culture and heritage of the American cowboy. Poetry, music, historic exhibits, trail ride, chuck wagon breakfast, motorless cowboy parade and more. This year’s premier show, Laughing Stock, is cowboy humor that will make you laugh and cry. New this year, screening of Every Word in the Song is True, a documentary film about cowboy life.

GALLERY SHOW
Oct. 6 | Sorrel Sky
One-woman show features innovative, timeless western paintings by Maura Allen.

DURANGO DOUBLE MARATHON
Oct. 7 | Durango
Daylong trail run and mountain-biking event. 13-mile Horse Gulch Hustle; Gena Rych 5K; for “Doublers,” a 16.5-mile bike ride through two loops in Horse Gulch.

SAN JUAN SYMPHONY
Oct. 7 | Community Concert Hall
Innovative regional orchestra that contributes to cultural enrichment in the Four Corners area with inspiring live performances and creative collaborative efforts.

ROAD APPLE RALLY
Oct. 7 | Farmington, N.M.
Pro/expert, veteran and beginner mountain bikers test their skills on a 30- or 15-mile course through canyons and arroyos of the Glade Run Recreational Area.

GATEWAY TO IMAGINATION
Oct. 7 | Farmington, N.M.
National juried art competition features works including paintings, sculpture, multimedia pieces, pottery and photography.

OKTOBERBEST
Oct. 7-8 | Durango
German-style food and beer, music and a variety of family-friendly activities.

HIGHLAND GAMES AND CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Oct. 7-8 | Aztec, N.M.
The culture of the Scottish Highlands with an American Southwest twist. Live Celtic music and physical competitions by professional athletes, Scottish and Irish dance exhibitions, bagpipe band exhibitions, clan tents, ruby exhibitions, traditional food and more.

PEANUTS™ THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH EXPRESS
Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 | D&SNG
Characters Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Lucy await at the pumpkin patch where riders will find the perfect pumpkin.

FALL ART WALK
Oct. 13 | Farmington, N.M.
Receptions and open houses at many historic downtown locations.

FOUR CORNERS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Oct. 13-14 | Farmington, N.M.
National and local storytellers of all ages celebrate an almost lost art, presenting traditional tales of the Navajo, Hispanic stories, cowboy poetry, a few tall tales and more.

THEATER
Oct. 13-15 | Durango Arts Center
Seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival is a fast-paced evening offering a grab-bag of comedy and drama.

HOMECOMING
Oct. 14 | Durango
Fort Lewis College’s biggest celebration hosts events and activities for everyone, from a parade downtown to a bonfire, fireworks show and the football game.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AND ORCHARD SOCIAL
Oct. 14 | Dolores
Fall bounty from Montezuma County; cider tasting, apple pressing and judging.

ANIMAS MUG RUN
Oct. 15 | Durango
Trail race on Animas City Mountain benefits Lisa Parker’s Puppies, a local nonprofit committed to finding forever homes for rescued canines.

Harvest Gala
Oct. 19 | Durango
Adaptive Sports Association's 17th annual benefit includes silent auction, cocktails and appetizers at the D&SNG Grange followed by a train ride to the River Bend Ranch for catered dinner and live auction. Funds raised support outdoor programs for people with disabilities.

GALLERY SHOW
Oct. 27 | Aztec, N.M.
Feat of Clay artist co-op hosts Day of the Dead Artist Invitational.

GALLERY SHOW
Oct. 27-Nov. 5 | Studio &
Day of the Dead, a group show open to all.

GALLERY SHOW
Oct. 27-Nov. 18 | Durango Arts Center
Annual Members’ Environmental Exhibit, artwork inspired by natural landscapes of the Southwest.

BARK AND WINE SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
Oct. 28 | Fairgrounds Durango
Evening of fun and festivities is the Humane Society’s largest annual fundraiser. Guest speaker, large silent auction, delicious food by local chefs, and dogs and cats from Durango’s only shelter.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Oct. 28 | Cortez

BOO-PALOOZA
Oct. 31 | Farmington, N.M.
Family-friendly Halloween party in historic downtown with games, a dance with live DJ, costume contests and trick-or-treating.


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November

GALLERY SHOW
Nov. 1-30 | A Shared Blanket
Handmade Native American nativities and ornaments from Native tribes.

WINE TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION
Nov. 3 | Durango
Habitat for Humanity’s 19th annual signature event raises funds to build two new affordable-housing units.

SAN JUAN SYMPHONY
Nov. 5 | Community Concert Hall
Innovative regional orchestra that contributes to cultural enrichment in the Four Corners area with inspiring live performances and creative collaborative efforts.

WHAT A GIRL WANTS EXPO
Nov. 11 | Fairgrounds Durango
Fun, informative expo featuring all things of interest to women.

VETERANS DAY PARADE
Nov. 11 | Aztec, N.M.

FREE ADMISSION WEEKEND
Nov. 11-12 | Mesa Verde National Park
Celebration of Veterans Day.

TURKEY TROT AND GOBBLE WOBBLE
Nov. 18 | Farmington, N.M.
A 5K trot and 2-mile wobble at the park; kids’ carnival games and gobble contest, face painting, music and more.


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