August 2022 Events

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la plata county fair 2022While the end of summer is closing in, that doesn’t stop the community events from happening! August is still full of music, shows, art festivals, and more. Here are some top “can’t miss” activities for next month.

The Annual La Plata County Fair starts on August 10th at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. This 5 day event has been celebrated for 71 years and offers a place where locals and visitors celebrate their animals, food, gardening, and personal creations. Displays of livestock, homemade food, 4H projects, and more will be presented as contestants compete for the blue ribbon! See more about this event here:

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is bringing the Durango Blues Train to the rails for another year. On August 25-27 the train will be filled with six live bands and beer! With open cars to dance, Colorado craft beer, cider, wine, and amazing views through the San Juan Forest, the energy will be ecstatic! Get your tickets for the event here:

San Juan Brewfest is returning with two days of beer tasting fun! August 26th is VIP day with special commemorative giveaways and unlimited tastings. General admission is August 27th and hosts all the same brew fun. Don’t miss out on 34 breweries, 3 live bands, food vendors, and fun times! Read more on this fan favorite event here:

There are many more family fun events continuing throughout the month such as the Durango Farmer’s Market, True Western Roundup rodeo, and plethora of live music as various local venues. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding these or other local activities.

Check out the full What’s Happening Durango Calendar on our website here: