The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering happens every September. The Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at The Strater Theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.  Associated events include a Cowboy Poetry Train Ride, Chuckwagon Breakfast, and a horseback trail ride in the San Juan National Forest.

The Cowgirls Parade (1919) is just one chapter in the wonderful history of Main Avenue Parades (photo courtesy of Strater Hotel).