The 84th Annual Durango Fiesta Days is upon us this week! The celebration of the “fiesta” has been occurring since 1935. It’s changed names a few times, but since the 1980’s it’s been known as Durango Fiesta Days. It’s a fantastic way to remember the agricultural and western heritage of our local area.
The celebration is full of fun events for the whole family. It’s the largest rodeo in the Four Corners! Events include: Mutton Bustin’, Mixed Ribbon Roping, Mixed Team Roping, and more.
Thursday evening there’s a BBQ, Pie Auction, and dance. The first rodeo kicks off on Friday evening. On Saturday, the parade will start at 10 am at 5th and Main. At 12:30 there’s a Military Appreciation, then later in the day there are two more rodeo performances and the Queen Coronation. Sunday kicks off with Cowboy Church, breakfast, and the fourth rodeo performance.
It’s amazing to see the tradition and length of time this local celebration has been a part of our community. The agricultural past is a large part of our history and current local economy, and this weekend is a great time to remember and acknowledge that. Take a look at the attached document for the schedule, and see the website for more details: http://durangofiestadays.com/