Events with
The Alliance:
Places to feel seen,
places to feel safe.

Upcoming Alliance Sponsored Events:

Check out the PRIDE page this time of year, or our events bulletin below!

Events  Bulletin
LGBTQ+ events by other organizations in the Four Corners & Southwest Colorado + Alliance-reviewed community events worth checking out!

June  19  
4 - 6pm • All Age
Durango Juneteenth Celebration

The Southwest Movement for Black Lives will be celebrating Juneteenth this year on June 19th from 4-6pm at Buckley Park.  The event will have food courtesy of Chef Safari, as well as local Cream Bean Berry ice cream and gourmet popcorn!  Singing performance by Angel Safari with African Drum music and dance by Etienne Tolno, games, community education, and merch available to support the Durango High School Black Student Alliance!  Please come out and support this necessary and impactful holiday.  This is an all ages event.

Link to Event  (or click picture)
Southwest Movement for Black Lives

Every Thursday
7:30 - 9:30pm •  21+
Drag Trivia w/ Aria PettyOne

Drag, trivia, drinks.  Catch Durango's greenest queen Aria PettyOne at the Starlight Lounge each Thursday from 7:30 - 9:30 to answer some of trivia's toughest questions.  Just kidding, it's regular trivia, but with awesome drag performances.  This is one of the town's favorite weekly events; and winners get $50 in bar drinks. Swing by this week!

Starlight Lounge
937 Main Ave
Durango, CO

Starlight Lounge Facebook
Aria's Facebook
(or click picture)

2nd Wednesday, Each Month
5:30 - 7:30pm • 18+

Established by Planned Parenthood in Durango, Transcendence are gatherings for all trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people in Durango and the Four Corners area.  Their events are held monthly and can range from nights out, potlucks, really anything the community can enjoy as adults!  

More Info:

Call for Information
The Bee HIVe
Socials Gatherings & Conversation

The Bee HIVe was established to offer support through conversation and social gatherings for the HIV+ community in Durango and La Plata County.  The group hosts monthly table talks with casual conversation, as well as planned monthly social outings decided by the group.  If you are living with HIV and would like to find support through friendship & camaraderie, come check out the Bee HIVe.

More Info:

July 25
11am - 2:30pm • All Age
Summer of Disability Pride
Community BBQ 

Join the Southwest Center for Independence during Disability Pride Month for a free community barbecue this July!  The event will be located at the beautiful Memorial Park in central Durango.  They will be cooking up burgers, vegetarian options, sides and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Facebook Event Link
SWCI Website
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May 11 - Oct 26
8am - 12pm •  All Age
Durango Farmer's Market

The Durango Farmer's Market is the town's most popular summer attraction to grab fresh veggies, flowers, lemonade, you name it.  There is also live music and hot food to walk around with as well!  The Alliance will have a booth each week in June, but the market will be happening happening every Saturday from 8am to 12pm May 11 - October 26th; in the downtown TBK Bank parking lot. We will be offering free flags and other goodies, resources, and information on events in the area.

Durango Farmer's Market
May 11 - October 26
Saturdays, 8am - 12pm
TBK Bank Downtown
259 W 9th Street, Durango

Alliance Booth Dates
June 1
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29

Link to Event
Durango  Farmer's Market Website
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2nd Wednesday, Each Month
7 - 8:30pm • 18+
So I Can Sleep: Open Mic Comedy

So I can Sleep Comedy is bringing Open-Mic Nights for comedy in Durango!  The reason this event is promoted on The Alliance's page is for the three ground rules established at the beginning of each show.  Before each show begins, the host announces: 

1. We are here to support one another.
2. We do not tolerate any type of discriminatory language.
3. We make jokes directly related to our lived experience.

These ground rules have maintained a great, healthy environment for anyone to try comedy.  If you have always wanted to crack some jokes, now is your opportunity!

So I Can Sleep Website

Disclaimer: While So I Can Sleep maintains a safe, open environment for performance; comedy, in its nature, can feature material and themes not suitable for all audiences.  Please email with any questions or concerns.

Various Times/Dates
Improv Classes & Showcases

Lower Left Improv in Durango is a 1/2 queer co-run studio who have cultivated an impressive and overwhelmingly positive community celebrating the art of improvisation - no matter what your identity.  The group offers classes in all types of improv, and after taking any classes you receive the opportunity to showcase your talents on stage!  Sign-up for classes is on their website, or reach out to for more information.

Lower Left Website 

Local Events with 

The Alliance's participation:

The Alliance & local organizations, businesses, and city planners collaborate on projects to strengthen the bond between the queer community and all Southwest residents.  Here are some of the events you can find us at throughout the year:


Our biggest, most notorious event all year.  Visit our PRIDE page!

Learn More about Durango Fall Pride

Durango's Annual Earth Day Festival

Our local LGBTQ+ community is passionate about our Mother Earth; we all should be.  Each year, we set up our booth to reach LGBTQ+ and allied individuals who attend Durango's Earth Day Festival, as well as do some AWESOME face painting.  Some shout-out's this year were the earth in a heart shape, a corgi (!?), and a fox!  Come stop by our booth for free face painting in 2025.

Learn More about Durango's Earth Day

Winter PRIDE 

Winter PRIDE for the Alliance has been a small, weekend festival to celebrate and remind our community that we can have pride all year around!  This festival usually features a Winter Wonderland dance, happy hours, and live entertainment.  Last but not least, you know we have to get out and play in the snow in the mountains.  Queer snowpeople, they exist.

Visit our PRIDE page for information on our notorious Fall Pride Festival.

World AIDS Day 

The Alliance partnered with the YAY! Foundation to bring a uniting comedy and drag fundraiser, along with an impactful comedy workshop.  Last year was a packed house, sending a lightning ripple effect throughout the Southwest.  Letting the world know just what World Aids Day can be about – in a modern age. 

What it's about

Various Scheduling / Not Annual

COMET Training

Changing our Mental and Emotional Trajectory, or COMET, is training for responding to those in vulnerable situations.  This training focuses on rural and agricultural communities, and provides in-depth insight to reacting without fixing, but rather support and understanding. 

*Please contact for more info on becoming registered for COMET training.  Currently available to our board members.

COMET Info Guide

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