Events in Silverton Colorado

There are a wide variety of events that take place year round in the Silverton area. Please check with the Chamber of Commerce for the most current event schedule and calendar or check out our Events in Silverton Facebook Page for upcoming events in the community.

Consider hosting your event in Silverton!  Your wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat, or special event will be memorable in our gorgous scenery and utilizing one or more of our facilities, such as the Historic Silverton Town Hall, Memorial Park & Gazebo, Molas Lake Park & Campground or Kendall Mountain Community Center. Contact Us at 970-387-5522 for more information & rates.  


Town of Silverton Events Calendar



March 2017

  • March 9- Free Presentation centered around state of the art avalanche rescue with Manuel Genshwein ​at Town Hall


June 2016

  • June 10-     A Night At the Musem
    • Presented by the San Juan County Historical Society
    • @ San Juan County Historical Society Musem in Silverton, Colorado
    • 5:30 p.m.- Light refreshments will be served.
    • ​Visit for more information.
  • June 11-     Death Ride Tour to Defeat ALS
  • June 11-     Silverton Public Library 110th Birthday Party
    • ​Visit the Silverton Public Library from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. for cake & punch
  • June 17-     Silverton Summer Concert Series
    • Featuring: Six Dollar String Band
    • FREE CONCERT @Silverton Memorial Park from 5-8 p.m.
  • June 18-     Silverton Cemetery Work Day
  • ​June 22-    "Kissing the Rock" Movie Screening


  • ​June 28-July 1-   Master Class in Screenwriting
  • ​​​June 29-     Evening Family Movie in Memorial Park
    • Feature Film ​"The Sandlot"
    • 8:45 p.m. at Silverton Memorial Park
    • Bring your own blanket or chairs.
    • ​​Keep an eye out at for more details.

July 2016

  • July 1-     A Theatre Group presents: Original Film Screening & Screenplay Readings 
  • July 4th-     Holiday Celebrations
  • Blue Ribbon Run  2k, 5k and 10k

              When:    8:00 a.m.
              Where:   Start and Finish at Memorial Park
              Contact: Julie Danjou

  • Parade
              Staging:  10 a.m. next to the County Courthouse
              When:     10:30 a.m.
              Where:    Greene and Blair Streets
              Contact:  Patty Dailey

  • Rhubarb Festival and Ice Cream Social
              When:     Noon to 3 p.m.
              Where:    Memorial Park
              Contact:  Terry Kerwin

  • Brass Band in the Park 
              When:     Noon to 1 p.m.
              Where:    Memorial Park
              Contact:  Sue Kurtz

  • Ducky Derby
              When:    2 p.m.
              Where:   Cement Creek at Memorial Park
              Contact: Chamber of Commerce

  • Fireworks Display
             When:     Approximately 9 p.m.
             Where:   Set off from the Cemetery Road on the Northeast side of Silverton. Silverton's Memorial Park is the main spectator area for the Fireworks.  Visitors are welcome to begin setting up chairs and blankets at 7 p.m. July 4th in preparation for the launch.  Also, those watching from vehicles, homes, or with access to a radio should tune in the 92.5 FM KSJC to listen to music accompanying this year's fireworks display.                       

***Please note that as Memorial Park is a Town Facility it is an alcohol and drug free zone.***

August 2016

  • August 3-5-   San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference
    • Presented by Mountain Studies Institute
    • Events in Durango & Silverton Colorado
    • Visit for more information

  • ​​August 5-6-       Silverton Super FUNDays

  • Friday August 5th-
    • For Kids & Families
      • Free Family Movie Night
      • 7 p.m. @ Silverton Town Hall
      • Movie- Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971-G)
    • For Adults
      • First annual Super FUNDays Bar & Restaurant Crawl 
      • Starting August 3rd, pick up or download the map of participating bars & restaurants to enjoy an evening of Superfund & Gold King themed food and drink.  All participating items are $5 at every bar or restaurant.  Purchase items a’la carte to try and conquer the whole map!
  • Saturday August 6th-  All Events At Memorial Park
    • 5K Color Run @ Silverton Memorial Park 11 a.m.
      • ​To register visit:​
      • 10 a.m.            -Race Pre-Registration & Number Pick-Up
      • 10:15 a.m.       - Musical Performances Start
      • 11:oo a.m.       - 5K Color Run Starts!
      • 11:30 – 2 p.m. - Party in Memorial Park
        • Live Local Music & Performers​- Featuring:
          • ​Lacey Black
          • Mike Geryak
          • Silverton Barbershoppers
          • Caldera Belly Dance Studio
          • Patrick Swonger
          • And more!
        • Field Day Activities for All
          • Water Slide
          • Bouncy House
          • Life-Size Foosball
          • And Old-Fashioned Games
        • Interactive information booths from:
          • Environmental Protection Agency
          • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
          • San Juan County Public Health
          • Trout Unlimited
          • Animas River Community Forum
          • And much more!​​
  • ​​​​​​August 6-      Silverton Barbershop Music Festival
    • ​@ Silverton Public School Gymnasium 7 p.m.
  • August 6-7-   Mountain Man Softball Tournament
    • ​@Silverton Ball Field- Silverton Visitors Center
  • ​​​August 12-17-   Annual 1-2-3-6 Day Run & 1,000 Mile Challenge
  • ​August 13-    Writers & Scribblers Literary Retreat​​
    • @Silverton Town Hall & @Silverton Public Library
    • Visit  for more information & tickets.​​
  • ​​​August 18-20-  Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad Railfest .
  • August 19-    Silverton Summer Concert Series
    • Featuring: The High Rollers
    • FREE CONCERT @Silverton Memorial Park from 5-8 p.m.
  • August 19-21-  Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival
      • FREE Concerts @ Silverton Public School Gymnasium
        • ​Friday August 19th- Free Concert @ 7 p.m.
        • Saturday August 20th- Free Concerts @ Noon & 7 p.m.
        • Sunday August 21st- Free Concert @ Noon
  • ​​​August 19-21-   Hardrockers Holidays 
  • ​​​August 22-    Silverton Alpine Marathon & 50k 
  • ​​​August 27-      Dillon's Run 

 September 2016

  • September 2-3- 5th Annual Silverton Western Movie Festival
    • @ Silverton School Performing Arts Center
    • Featuring old Westerns filmed in and around Silverton, Colorado. 


  • September 9-11-  Silverton September Sidewalk Sale Days
    • ​​Come up to Silverton and browse all our local businesses and grab some great local deals during our first Sidewalk Sale Days event.  
    • Businesses in Downtown Silverton are all welcome to participate.
    • For questions please contact Blair Runion Town of Silverton Events Coordinator @ 970-387-5522 ext 8
  • September 10-11- Silverton Colorfest Quilt Show & Sale
    • @ Silverton School Gym
    • Come and look at, vote for, and buy quilts from around the country.  This event fills the gymnasium with amazing works of fabric art.  Featuring quilts of all shapes, sizes and styles, this is a colorful event for all to enjoy.


  • September 16-    Silverton Summer Concert Series
    • Featuring: Hello Dollface
    • FREE CONCERT @Silverton Memorial Park from 5-8 p.m.


  • September 17-  Molas Kids Fishing Derby
    • @ Molas Lake Park & Campground- Day Use Area
    • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Kids Fishing Derby & Cook-Out
    • FREE- Please bring a side dish or desert to share
  • September 23- Caldera Belly Dance Tribal Summit 2016
    • ​Join Caldera Tribal in historic Silverton, Colorado for a fun mountain retreat filled with autumn leaves, camaraderie, and American Tribal Style® belly dance workshops with Kristine Adams of FatChanceBellyDance®!
    • Vist for more information.
  • September 24- Silverton Double Dirty 30 100K Mountain Trail Race
  • September 24-25- Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Fall Photographer's Weekend

 October 2016

  • October 26- Free Family Movie Night
    • ​"Hocus Pocus" PG (1993)

    • @6:30 p.m. at Silverton Town Hall

    • Bring a blanket, pillow, or sleeping bag and watch these witchy sisters get their small town into a whole bunch of Halloween trouble.

    • Snacks will be provided! 

  • October 29- Zombie Halloween Dance Party


  • Halloween Dance Party- @ Kendall Mountain Community Center
    • ​7-10 p.m. ALL AGES FUN!
    • 10-Midnight 21+ Costume Dance Party!
      • Get in your best costumes and join us for a Halloween Dance Party!
      • Prizes for best costumes per age category
      • Games & Music- come to play and shake your grave thing!

November 2016

  • November 30- Free Family Movie Night
    • ​"Mary Poppins" G (1964)

    • @6:30 p.m. at Silverton Town Hall

    • Bring a blanket, pillow, or sleeping bag and watch these witchy sisters get their small town into a whole bunch of Halloween trouble.

    • Snacks will be provided!​​

December 2016

  • December 3- Yule Log Celebration

    • 10 am at Kendall Mountain Ski Area

    • Bring the kids and let them run around to find the hidden yule logs.  Celebrate with hot cocoa and candy canes. 

  • December 3- Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

  • 6:30 pm at 13th and Greene Street

  • Bring the family and watch the lights to the Town of Silverton's Christmas tree turn on for the first time of the year.  There will be firepits, hot cocoa, caroling, and music from the Merry Muckers. 

  • December 9- Kendall Mountain Ski Area Opens!  Approximate- Snow Dependent

    • Call 970-387-5522 for more information

  • December 10Sleigh Rides by San Juan Sky Outfitters 

    • Sleigh Stationed at 14th & Greene Street 

    • $5 per person rides around Historic Silverton
  • December 10- Caldera Holiday Hafla & Bazaar

    • 6 pm at Kendall Mountain Community Center

    • Come and shop for local crafts and watch the talented ladies of the Caldera Belly Dance troupe perform.

    • Free Admission, donations accepted. 

  • December 14- Full Moon Snowshoe of Shrine Loop 

    • 7:30 pm-  Begin & End at Silverton Town Hall

    • Bring your snowshoes or your cross country skiis and join us to make a full-moon loop of the Shrine Hill.  
    • We will have warm drinks and snacks at Town Hall upon return.
  • December 14- Silverton Brass Band Christmas Concert

    • 6:30 pm at San Juan County Courthouse- upstairs in courtroom

    • Come watch this free concert and enjoy traditional Holiday favorites performed by the Silverton Brass Band.

  • December 15- “A Christmas Carol” Staged Reading

    • 6:30 pm at Silverton School Performing Arts Center

    • Free to the Public

    • Come watch the Silverton School kids and community members perform this traditional Christmas classic.

  • December 16- “A Christmas Carol” Staged Reading

    • 6:30 pm at Silverton School Performing Arts Center

    • Free to the Public

    • Come watch the Silverton School kids and community members perform this traditional Christmas classic.

  • December 17- Durango Victorian Players “Historic Christmas Tales”

    • 1:00 pm at the Silverton Public Library

    • Listen to the Durango Victorian Players tell historic and entertaining Christmas tales. 

    • Free event to all. 

  • December 17- Christmas Community Dinner

    • 6 pm at Kendall Mountain Community Center

    • Make your table reservations with the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce at 970-387-5654

  • December 18Truman Capote’s“A Christmas Memory”

    • Presented at 6:30 pm upstairs at the Silverton Masonic Lodge

    • Dress up and come have a lovely evening watching a great Christmas classic and enjoying the interior of the newly refurbished Silverton Masonic Lodge located at 13th and Reese Streets. 

  • December 21- Free Family Movie Night

    • ​"The Muppet Christmas Carol" G (1992)

    • @6:30 p.m. at Silverton Town Hall

    • Bring a blanket, pillow, or sleeping bag and watch these witchy sisters get their small town into a whole bunch of Halloween trouble.

    • Snacks will be provided!​​

  • December 23- Christmas Caroling

    • 6 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Silverton 11th & Reese Street

    • Dress warmly and meet us to carol throughout the community.  

  • December 24Santa Comes to Town

    • @ 1 pm/Greene Street

  • December 29Silverton Mountain Opening Day