Thanksgiving 2023

Thanksgiving 2023

Happy Thanksgiving from ours to yours! November 23rd, 2023 is just two days away. If you haven’t made plans quite yet, take a look at these Thanksgiving community events in Durango happening on Thanksgiving Day.


Opening early at 9am, the Manna Soup Kitchen is hosting a no-cost Thanksgiving meal open to anyone. There is dining space available to warm up and meet new friends or take it to go and enjoy elsewhere. They will be serving a classic Thanksgiving layout spread with turkey, chicken, gravy, mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing, garden salad, fresh bread, and pie. Open until 1pm or until the food is gone, this 3rd annual community brunch is partnering with the Vineyard Church in delivering meals around town as well. 


The Durango Turkey Trot, hosted by Durango Running Club and presented by Animas Surgical Hospital offers an opportunity to burn calories and make room for a delicious meal after. Starting at the Fort Lewis Clocktower at 10am, there is a 5 mile option and a free 1 mile kids’ race! The 5 mile loop will take you around Hillcrest Golf Course, up to the City Reservoir, and back to the clocktower. Benefiting local charities, this is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday.


End your Thanksgiving Day with a decadent buffet-style meal at Purgy’s restaurant and Purgatory Mountain Resort. This Thanksgiving Dinner will have all of the classics like turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie with some added southwest flavor flares. A dine-in event, there is limited seating to reserve. A cash bar will also be available during both time slots starting at 4:30 and 6:30 respectively.


Whether you are traveling or staying home for Thanksgiving, we hope you have a wonderful day to enjoy. We are thankful for being able to call Durango home and be a part of the amazing community here. Please let us know if you have questions about things to do in Durango during the holiday season.

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