Hold a Community Special Event

Community Special Events

Durango’s community events serve a diverse local population and a widespread national audience. See below for Special Event permit forms and guidelines.

Permit Forms and Guidelines:

Special Activities Permit Request Application (DOC)
Special Activities Permit Request Guide (PDF)
Banner Permit Application (PDF)
Banner Permit Application (DOC)
Banner Permit Application Guide (PDF)
Equipment Request Form (PDF)
Special Events Prehospital Medical Information (PDF)

If you are having a small event that uses City property, such as a City Park or Trail that will NOT involve alcohol, a sporting/competitive event or structures of any kind, you will only need a Park and Trail Permit.  For questions on whether you need a Special Activities Permit or a park permit, you can email Parks and Recreation Administration Office or call (970) 375-7321.

Durango Film Registration Information:

This form should be used by organizations, individuals or businesses looking to film in the Durango area.  Please fill out the Film Registration form to the best of your ability and send it to the Community Events Supervisor at the Durango Community Recreation Center (2700 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301) or to Alex Wilkinson. Upon submission, the Community Events Supervisor will examine the provided information and forward the form to the necessary agencies.  Any necessary permits will be the responsibility of the filming entity to obtain.  The Purpose of this form is to solicit information from entities that would like to film in the Durango area and it does not constitute a permit.
Select Durango Film Registration Form Here (PDF)

Add your event to the "What's Happening Durango Calendar," (PDF) 

Advertising Suggestions:

At the Durango Welcome Center, there is a window dedicated to community events.  The Business Improvement District manages window advertisements and provides this service for free.  Email Tim Walsworth or contact him at 970-375-5067 for more information.  

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