Throughout the year, the Durango community rallies together to host events and festivals that bring visitors and locals together. The month of March is no exception. In March, there will be plenty of things to do for active adults, families, artists, entrepreneurs and more.
Here's a list of some of the best events taking place this March in Durango:
Durango Film Festival
Address: Various venues in downtown Durango
Dates: March 4-8, 2020
This is the 15th year that the Durango Film Festival has been hosted in downtown Durango, and the theme for the event is 20/20 Focus on Film. The festival will highlight a variety of independent films throughout the week, focusing on those that offer cultural perspective and artistic interpretation of a story. This event is a favorite among local visitors, but it also has become a popular tourist attraction. People from all across the country book a trip to Durango specifically to enjoy the films at the festival and the camaraderie of festival attendees.
FLC Fastest 5K
Address: Begins at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO
Date: March 8, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The FLC Fastest 5K is an innovative running event that offers a point-to-point course. The race will begin at Fort Lewis College and it will finish at the Durango Running Company. Many other 5Ks emphasize the importance of finishing the race, whether a participant walks or runs the course. However, this racing event is specifically geared toward running as fast as possible. The goal is for each participant to run fast and hit their personal best running time.
Durango Celtic Festival
Address: Downtown Durango venues
Dates: March 12-14, 2020
Hosted by the Durango Celtic Society, the Durango Celtic Festival is an event that aims to provide insight into every aspect of Celtic life. The three-day festival includes a variety of events, such as live performances by Celtic bands, Celtic dancing showcases and workshops that teach community members about Celtic instruments and Celtic dancing. Tickets for the event tend to sell out in advance, so it is recommended that those who are interested purchase tickets prior to the festival.
Women Outside Adventure Forum
Dates: March 24-26, 2020
The Women Outside Adventure Forum is a traveling forum that is coming to Durango for the first time this March. This event is designed to inspire women to get outside and enjoy a new adventure. The forum brings a lineup of female adventurers, including rock climbers, skiers and runners. Attendees have the opportunity to listen to their stories and absorb their words of wisdom. The forum takes place over the course of three days, and entrance fees vary based on the individual speaker.
March is perfectly situated between the seasons, often leaving Durango residents and tourists with conflicting options for things to do. It may be a cold, dreary month in which wet weather eliminates the snow, yet doesn't allow for hiking the local trails. Or, it may be a warm, sunny month in which winter blissfully fades away and spring blooms quickly. Regardless of the weather, these are some events that you can count on this March.