With an abundance of Durango, Colorado, events taking place throughout the year, there’s never a dull moment when you stay at the Rochester Hotel! From the Secret Garden Concert, hosted right in our hotel’s beautiful gardens to exhilarating bike races and triathlons in Durango, there’s sure to be an event to peak anyone’s interests. Visit Durango for exciting events and unwind in our hotel’s comfortable guest rooms after a busy day of thrills!
Host your next memorable event in the Rochester Hotel’s picturesque Secret Garden. Our hotel offers a convenient and comfortable setting to make your special event unforgettable. The Rochester Secret Garden is a lush, beautiful and intimate setting for our summer concert series, special events and celebrations.
The garden is available from April to October with an outside bar, tables, chairs and two umbrellas. If your event is better suited indoors, the Rochester Lobby and Train Car can accommodate your event with both areas available year-round.
Start planning your next unforgettable Durango, Colorado event at the Rochester Hotel. To rent the Secret Garden, Rochester Lobby or Train Car, please fill out Request for Proposal form below or call us at 800-664-1920. We look forward to working with you to ensure your next event goes off without a hitch!
Start planning your trip to Durango, Colorado and browse our list of upcoming events below. For more information about each event, check out Durango’s events page.
Rockin’ Snowdown – Jan 29 - Feb 2
The original "Cabin Fever Reliever," dress up as your favorite Rock 'N Roll musician for the 42nd annual Snowdown!
Durango Independent Film Fest - Mar 4-8
Filmmaker's come together for nightly gatherings, Q&A sessions, and cash juror awards.
Bluegrass Festival – Apr 17-19
Celebrate Americana Roots music at Telluride Town Park with main stage performances and sidewalk jam sessions.
Taste of Durango – May 17
Durango's premier food festival! Enjoy a taste of local restaurants and craft breweries.
Fort Lewis Graduation – April 30- May 2
Durango Wine Experience – April 30- May 2
Enjoy wine dinners, educational seminars, and three days of countless wine tastings.
Iron Horse – May 22-24
Colorado's largest and most historic cycling event takes place across mountains and railroad lines.
Ride the Rockies – Jun 14-19
Ride through mountain passes or cheer along riders!
Durango PlayFest – Aug 10-15
Attend Durango's favorite playwright and performing arts festival.
Durango Harley Rally – 9/4-9/7 (Labor Day)
The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally starts with a free breakfast before the famous ride.
Cowboy Poetry – Oct 1-4
Celebrate American cowboy culture through poetry, music, and well-spoken words.
Noel Night – Dec 4
This family-friendly event combines live music, holiday treats, and downtown lights.
Start planning your 2020 trip to Durango, Colorado! Our popular summer concert series at the Rochester Hotel will be returning in summer 2020! Our Community Concerts in the Secret Garden benefit the nonprofit community and promote Durango’s talented music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and music talent on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.
Special thank you to all our performers and nonprofits from our 2019 concert series
Elle Carpentar | La Plata County Humane Society
Six Dollar String Band | Durango Creative District
Leah Orikowski | Housing Solutions for the Southwest
Zia Chicks | Manna Soup Kitchen
Kirk James Blues Band | La Plata Country Historical Society
Wells & Van Tyn | Wolfwood Refuge
Robin Davis Duo | 4CORE
La La Bones | Durango Fall Blaze
Space Between Shadows | San Juan Mountains Association
You Knew Me When | The Liberty School