Just looking for one more excuse to venture away from home?  September is my favorite month here in Durango.  Crisp mornings, cool nights and warm, sunny days are perfect for being outside and breathing our incredible Colorado fresh air.  This is month to enjoy awesome hiking and mountain biking in the high county, and the amazing wildflowers are still thriving!  

You all know Durango is home to the famous Durango & Silverton Historic Train and Mesa Verde National Park is a short drive away. But, there are so many other reasons to come visit! Whether you are into outdoor adventures, Southwest history and culture, local farm to table food, crafted brews, and entertainment, Durango has lots to share! Here are some upcoming September events that might just help you pack your bag a little quicker.  

Tomatoes at The Durango Farmer's Market

Durango Farmers Market 

Every Saturday – Purchase fresh locally grown food, flowers and crafted goods. It’s a great way to start your Saturday morning in Durango. They have a variety of quality vendors and feature a different band or musician each week.  


Durango Wine & Rails

Wine & Rails

September 29 – Sample and enjoy wines from select local wineries on a crisp fall day while aboard the Historic Narrow Gauge Train and during your stop over at the Cascade Canyon. This event includes wine tastings, live music, and a Mediterranean catered lunch.


Durango Whole Expo

Whole Expo

September 7 & 8 – This showcase brings together like-minded people, businesses, and services that promote healthy, holistic living and ecological awareness. A diverse variety of exhibits and seminars will be held. Some of these include fitness, palmistry and laser therapy.



Durango Autumn Arts Festival

Durango Autumn Arts Festival

September 21 & 22 – For the 25th year, The Durango Arts Center will be presenting fine art and craft makers from around the country. This festival will also recognize artists and give awards out on Saturday.



Fall Blaze Bicycle Tour

Fall Blaze Bicycle Tour

September 28 – The Fall Blaze is open to cyclists of all skill levels and abilities. It’s for bicycle enthusiasts to enjoy the scenic fall colors of southwestern Colorado. The ride will end with a party at Fort Lewis College.




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