Events This Week

 Tuesday, May 21st
Monthly Mindfulness Group
9:00am / Myah Mindfulness
Cost: $20 per session  To reserve your space: call or email!   In each session, we will explore, with curiosity, the nature of our own minds. We will investigate our experience through mindfulness practice in a wakeful, attentive, open, free and loving way. The purpose is to learn to become aware of mental, emotional and physical phenomena in our experience, and cultivate joy in daily living that brings profound ease, freedom and intimate connection with life.
Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training- Mountain Biking
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association
Join us for volunteer adaptive mountain bike training! Meet at the JCTS (463 Turner Dr., #105). No experience necessary! Bring athletic clothing, closed-toe shoes, lunch, water, and your personal mountain bike (if you have one). Helmets are required, however, we have extras to loan out. E-mail program@asadurango.com with questions or to reserve your spot. Training is Free!
Bayfield Death Cafe
1:00pm / Pine River Library Community Room
Pine River Library is one of many groups in 79 countries across the world that host Death Cafés. A Death Cafe is a time and place where people come to share food, drink tea or coffee, and discuss death openly and honestly. The aim is to increase awareness about death in order to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. There is never an intention of leading participants to any conclusion, product or course of action. A Death Café is not a bereavement support or grief counseling setting, nor is it a place to give people information about death and dying. It is not for people who, for whatever reason, are unwilling to discuss the subject of death comfortably and openly. Interesting conversations are guaranteed! These events are facilitated by Lola Montano, a registered nurse who is pursuing her hospice certification and is interested in becoming a death doula.    Join us every third Tuesday of the month from 1-2:30 pm.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Twin Buttes Tuesday
5:30pm / Twin Buttes MTB Trailhead Parking Lot
A weekly Tuesday night mountain bike ride at Twin Buttes for those looking to blow off some steam after work. Intermediate & up skill levels are welcome to join the riding & friendly chatter to follow in the main trailhead parking lot. As always, weather permitting.
Free Home Hardening Workshop
5:30pm / The Wells Group
Learn tips & tricks for retrofitting your current home with ignition resistant features.   Featuring speaker John Constan from Durango Fire Protection District and hosted by Max & Deven from The Durango Team at The Wells Group.   Free community workshop with complimentary refreshments & snacks!   No need to Rsvp - just come with your questions!
Small Steps to Big Goals
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
You've had a goal in mind for a while now, and it keeps getting tabled due to a series of life events that are beyond your control. A day job. Kids. Family. House. Car. Whatever. You tell yourself, "During my next vacation, I'll focus on writing my book," or, "Maybe when I retire, I can finally start traveling!"   What if I told you that the goal could be reached in no time flat in under five minutes a day?? And it won't feel like work at all. Sounds like a dream, doesn't it? Well, it's possible!   Join Master Certified Life- and Writing Coach, Brooke Smith, as she leads you through this incredible workshop of achieving Big goals by taking Small Steps!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, May 22nd
Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training- Flatwater Paddle Sports
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association
Join us for volunteer canoe/kayak/paddleboard training! No experience is necessary! We will meet at the JCTS (463 Turner Driver #105). Bring a lunch, sunscreen, water-shoes, clothes you can get wet, and a few warm layers. All equipment will be provided. E-mail program@asadurango.com to reserve your spot and for more information. Training is Free!
Ice Cave Ridge Geology Hike - Pagosa
9:00am / Piedra River Trailhead
For the first time, San Juan Mountains Association is hosting educational geology hikes, free for the public, from May through October. These interpretive hikes, led and presented by geologist Dave Bouquett, will be in an area of the San Juan National Forest rich with evidence of earth's geologic history from some of the area's oldest metamorphic rocks, to Cretaceous seaways, to Tertiary volcanoes, to modern glacial deposits.
Lunch & Learn: SEO & Content Strategy
12:00pm / TBK Bank
So you rank #1 in Google with Kate Ishay of Psyche Digital Marketing  In this power-packed hour, we delve into the factors essential for conquering the search engine landscape through effective Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We will guide you through the key elements that can elevate your website's visibility and propel it to a higher position on Google.   Topics covered include:  Keyword Mastery:  Learn the art of keyword research and optimization, uncovering the terms that will propel your content to the forefront of search results.   Content is King:  Explore the importance of high-quality, relevant content. Discover how to create content that not only engages your audience but also aligns seamlessly with search engine algorithms.   Technical SEO Fundamentals:  Dive into the technical aspects of SEO, from website structure to mobile optimization. Understand how a well-optimized site can significantly impact your search rankings.   Backlink Building Strategies:  Uncover the secrets of building a robust backlink profile. Learn ethical and effective ways to earn backlinks that signal authority to search engines.   User Experience Optimization:  Delve into the user experience factors that influence search rankings. From page load times to intuitive navigation, discover how a positive user experience can boost your SEO efforts.   Analytics and Measurement:  Master the art of tracking and analyzing your SEO performance. Discover tools and metrics that provide actionable insights to refine and improve your strategy.   Join us for an hour of actionable insights and expert tips that will empower you to ascend the Google rankings. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to SEO and propel your digital presence to new heights!   Registration:   $15 For Chamber members/ $20 for Non-Members- Lunch not included in price.  $25* for Chamber Members/ $30 for Non-Members (lunch & workshop included in price).
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
Great Garden Series - The Permacultural Approach to Prepping the Spring Garden
4:30pm / Durango Public Library
Permaculture is all about working with the flow of nature. The result in your landscape is twofold: (1) dramatically diminished inputs of effort and resources and (2) beauty abounds with greater ecological harmony. Come learn a few simple steps that you can readily take in your landscape to achieve these impactful results.
Durango Trailwork
5:00pm / Lions Den
Directions: Chapman Hill Parking. We will have snacks and beverages afterwards.
Paint and Sip
5:30pm / Union Social House
Join us for a fabulous evening with friends, painting and wine!   The Teacher:: Kayleigh Weir is an artist and art educator in Durango, CO. She teaches art full time at Durango High School. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in art education. In her spare time, she loves to create art ranging from paintings to pottery.   All supplies provided.
Girls Night Out Painting Party ~ Poppies
6:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Grab your girls & join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm at the bar, show is 7-9pm.
Mexican Bingo
6:30pm / Zia Cantina North
Come play La Loteria! Learn español and win prizes!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
 Thursday, May 23rd
Durango Trailwork
8:30am / Lions Den
Directions: Chapman Hill Parking. We will have snacks and beverages afterwards.
Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training- Rafting
11:00am / Adaptive Sports Association
Join us for volunteer rafting training! No experience is necessary! We will meet at the JCTS (463 Turner Dr. #105). Bring a lunch, sunscreen, water-shoes, clothes you can get wet, and a few warm layers. E-mail program@asadurango.com to reserve your spot or for more information. Training is Free!
Tea & Tinsel Thursdays
12:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us every Thursday at Durango Sustainable Goods for "Tea and Tinsel Thursdays." It's a weekly thing where we hang out, have tea, and watch Shaheen do her magic. Shaheen makes hair look like a shimmering work of art. Come by Durango Sustainable Goods every Thursday to chill, get some sparkle, and a cool new look.
Crafternoons (for Adults!)
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Crafting isn't just for kids!   Crafting isn't just fun, it's fundamental for mental health, relaxation, and happiness! Come and explore our awesome craft supplies each month. Follow a suggested project or free play and create your own masterpiece! This space is reserved for adults (17+)   May: Postcard Party!
Ska-BQ: Illegal Aliens
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for Ska-BQ and live music from Illegal Aliens bringing you kick ass punk rock on the outside stage. Beer & Food Specials!
Durango Fiesta Days Carnival
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Who's ready for Frazier Shows to be back in town for Fiesta Days? We will only be here 1 week this year, so come out while you can! As always we offer FREE parking and FREE admission. Like and share this photo to be entered to win 2 FREE VIP wristbands! We'll pick a lucky winner each day we're open, so 5 people total.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy some great jazz! Jeff plays from the great composers plus bossa nova, boogie boogie, blues, and originals.
Painting Party ~ Tropical Moonrise
6:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers.  $4 pints all day and if you would like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer.
Country, Western, and Bluegrass night
6:30pm / Roxys
We are bringing country flavor to our dancefloor! Join us in a celebration of Americana, and don't forget your cowboy hat! No cover, all ages welcome. We will be offering our full menu during this event as well as top tier drink specials.
Trivia Night
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Hosted by Aria PettyOne  Featuring 3 rounds of trivia, prizes, and local drag performances! Come see if you have the brains to win our grand prize tonight! Get there early to get your seat inside!
 Friday, May 24th
Buddy Poppy Drive
8:00am / Various Locations
At the end of World War 1, the decision was made to use the Red Poppy as a remembrance of those who died in that war. The VFW became the organization that would distribute Poppies every Memorial Day. The VFW will be distributing Buddy Poppies at various locations throughout La Plata County. Wear one proudly and donate if you wish.
Downtown Clean Day
8:30am / Keller Williams Realty Southwest Associates Parking Lot
The Durango Chamber of Commerce and BID are partnering for the 21st year on Downtown Clean Day! Volunteers are needed to help clean up Downtown just in time for the busy summer season. Come as an individual, family or a team from your work or organization.    Arrive by 8:30 am at Keller Williams Realty Southwest Associates parking lot, just north of 7th and Main on the east side. We provide coffee from Durango Joe's, tea from Create Art and Tea, donuts, work gloves, and cleaning supplies. Everyone will be assigned a Downtown block to clean.    Prizes will be hidden throughout Downtown, and prizes are also offered for those that register to participate in advance. Sign up today at the link below!
SJMA Durango Nature Center Open to the Public
9:00am / SJMA Durango Nature Center
The San Juan Mountains Association's Durango Nature Center is once again open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 until 2. Sjma.org has more information.   This 140-acre conservation easement is situated along the Florida River, this special place traverses riparian, sagebrush, and pinyon juniper ecosystems. With hiking trails, river play, a picnic pavilion, interpretive trails, a nesting bird walk and more.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. All trains have a concession car with a variety of light snacks available for purchase.   Cascade Canyon Express steam excursions depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:45am and the excursion will last 5.25 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 3:00pm. The Cascade Canyon Express does not travel to Silverton. It does follow the same route but travels to Cascade Canyon, which is about a halfway point between Durango and Silverton. If you would like to travel to Silverton, please see our Silverton Train information to book one of those excursions.   Departure Schedule For Cascade Canyon Express Steam Trains   Durango Departure: 9:45am  Cascade Canyon Arrival: 11:45am  Cascade Canyon Departure: 12:45pm  Durango Arrival: 3:00pm
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
1:00pm / Various Locations
The Iron Horse has become one of the classic bicycle events in the West. Durango is centrally located between Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. The Iron Horse is an ideal early summer meeting of the riders from each of these cycling centers as they attempt to bring home the glory to their own communities.
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
The Unofficial Bike Rally & Tapping Party
4:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us Memorial Day Weekend for the Original Joint Effort! Faceplant tapping and Iron Horse Kick-Off Party! The Unofficial Bike Rally & Tapping Party takes place Friday, May 24th, 2024. Rally at Ska Brewing 4:20pm to meander to Steamworks Courtyard. Free commemorative pint glass, a Faceplant Beer and a chance to win door prizes for all those riders 21 and over!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Serious Texas BBQ South
Come join us for live music on the patio! Eat, drink and be merry!
Opening Reception: Duality - A Solo Exhibition by Artist Tad Smith
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
The Duality Exhibition will communicate the relationship, interconnections and perceptions of oneself. Exploring the seen and unseen. This exhibit observes Duality through a range of media, materials, technology and techniques. An interactive experience and opportunity to establish a shared identity and sense of belonging among diverse groups.    Exhibit goes until June 29th.   Join Us! Gallery event is free to the public!
Artist Reception - Raymond Gibby, Call of the Wild
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us at Blue Rain Gallery Durango for an exclusive opportunity to meet acclaimed artist Raymond Gibby and witness as he meticulously carves his next masterpiece for the foundry!
Durango Fiesta Days Carnival
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Who's ready for Frazier Shows to be back in town for Fiesta Days? We will only be here 1 week this year, so come out while you can! As always we offer FREE parking and FREE admission. Like and share this photo to be entered to win 2 FREE VIP wristbands! We'll pick a lucky winner each day we're open, so 5 people total.
Painting Party ~ Art Deco Peacock
6:30pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.   Special Size 10x30" Canvas!
Free Family Movie Night
7:00pm / ELHI Community Center
Join us at the ELHI Community Center for a FREE Movie Night & Costume Contest. Dress as your favorite Ninja Turtle to be entered to win a prize, and come enjoy the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mutant Mayhem" movie in the ELHI Commons and follow the event page on facebook for more opportunities to win. Concessions will be available as a fundraiser for future ELHI Community Center events.   This event is made possible thanks to the support of Cowboy Towing & Recovery, Zuberfizz and Burress Plumbing.
Healing Fields Opening Ceremony
8:30pm / Santa Rita Park
The Blue Stars Mothers of Durango is sponsoring the Annual Healing Fields Flag Display at Santa Rita Park. The opening Ceremonies will occur at 8:30. Don't miss this Memorial Day Event.
Output Friday
9:00pm / Roxy's
We have live DJs playing house and techno all night, from 9pm-2am. Food served late night as well! Great drinks, great vibes, no cover! 21+    Featuring Spark Madden, Ravenous, and Mad Beats.
Healing Fields Lighting Ceremony
9:00pm / Santa Rita park
The Healing Fields Annual Veterans Remembrance Lighting Ceremony will occur at 9:00 on May 24th at Santa Rita Park.
 Saturday, May 25th
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
7:30am / Various Locations
The Iron Horse has become one of the classic bicycle events in the West. Durango is centrally located between Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. The Iron Horse is an ideal early summer meeting of the riders from each of these cycling centers as they attempt to bring home the glory to their own communities.
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Quarter Horse
8:00am / Purgatory Resort
Purgatory Resort is the finish line for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Quarter Horse bike race! Riders in the Quarter Horse will tour the 25 scenic miles from Durango to Purgatory Resort. After riding through the gorgeous Animas River Valley, you'll tackle a vertical climb of more than 2,300 feet to finish among food, fun, and festivities in the Village Plaza.   Come cheer on these riders as they finish their 25-mile journey from Durango. The first riders are expected to cross the finish line around 10:00am.
Buddy Poppy Distribution
8:00am / Various Locations
At the end of World War 1, the decision was made to use the Red Poppy as a remembrance of those who died in that war. The VFW became the organization that would distribute Poppies every Memorial Day. The VFW will be distributing Buddy Poppies at various locations throughout La Plata County. Wear one proudly and donate if you wish.
SJMA Durango Nature Center Open to the Public
9:00am / SJMA Durango Nature Center
The San Juan Mountains Association's Durango Nature Center is once again open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 until 2. Sjma.org has more information.   This 140-acre conservation easement is situated along the Florida River, this special place traverses riparian, sagebrush, and pinyon juniper ecosystems. With hiking trails, river play, a picnic pavilion, interpretive trails, a nesting bird walk and more.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. All trains have a concession car with a variety of light snacks available for purchase.   Cascade Canyon Express steam excursions depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:45am and the excursion will last 5.25 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 3:00pm. The Cascade Canyon Express does not travel to Silverton. It does follow the same route but travels to Cascade Canyon, which is about a halfway point between Durango and Silverton. If you would like to travel to Silverton, please see our Silverton Train information to book one of those excursions.   Departure Schedule For Cascade Canyon Express Steam Trains   Durango Departure: 9:45am  Cascade Canyon Arrival: 11:45am  Cascade Canyon Departure: 12:45pm  Durango Arrival: 3:00pm
Artist Demonstration - Raymond Gibby, Call of the Wild
10:00am / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us at Blue Rain Gallery as we welcome acclaimed artist Raymond Gibby and experience the magic as Gibby meticulously crafts his next masterpiece destined for the foundry.   Witness Gibby's artistic process firsthand as he breathes life into his creations before your eyes.
Placing Flags at Veterans Graves in Remembrance for Memorial Day
10:00am / Greenmount Cemetery
It is a tradition for the VFW to place US Flags at the graves of all the veterans interred at La Plata County Cemeteries. If you wish to participate in the placement of these flags meet at the Legion Memorial. Bring a large Phillips Screwdriver.
Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run
11:00am / Durango Welcome Center
Join us to welcome the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, a torch relay that symbolizes humanity's universal aspiration for a more peaceful world. At 11:00 am runners carrying the torch will arrive at the Welcome Center, where Durango Mayor Pro-tem Gilda Yazzie will welcome them. This is a great chance for children (and adults) to be part of an event that spans 160 countries and 1,000 cities. The Peace Run (peacerun.org) was inspired by visionary Sri Chinmoy to give citizens a dynamic way to express their hopes and dreams for a more harmonious world. Please help us provide a warm welcome to this group.
Threads of Renewal: Upcycled Block Printing Workshop
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us in an eco-conscious journey where art meets sustainability! In this workshop, you'll embark on a creative exploration of designing and block printing on upcycled clothing. Begin by tapping into your artistic instincts to sketch unique patterns and designs that breathe new life into old garments. Our local artist, Louisa Palmer, will guide you through the process of transferring your vision onto blocks and printing them onto carefully selected upcycled garments.   Discover the joy of transforming discarded pieces into wearable masterpieces, merging artistry with environmental mindfulness. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a first-time creator, this workshop invites everyone to contribute to a more sustainable and stylish world. Unleash your creativity, make a positive impact, and leave with not only a personalized garment but also the satisfaction of contributing to a more eco-friendly fashion landscape.
Durango Fiesta Days Carnival
2:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Who's ready for Frazier Shows to be back in town for Fiesta Days? We will only be here 1 week this year, so come out while you can! As always we offer FREE parking and FREE admission. Like and share this photo to be entered to win 2 FREE VIP wristbands! We'll pick a lucky winner each day we're open, so 5 people total.
Donny Johnson Troubadour
4:00pm / Gazpacho
Live Music
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Serious Texas BBQ South
Come join us for live music on the patio! Eat, drink and be merry!
Live Local Music!
7:00pm / The Subterrain
Singer/songwriter Tashi T graces the stage, followed by special guests The Monkberries. All ages $15 cover
Tashi T & The Monkberries - Live at The Subterrain
7:00pm / The Subterrain
Join us for a night of local music by singer-songwriter, Tashi T, & indie duo, The Monkberries!   Doors open at 7 PM, $15 cover. Support local music!   Tashi T:  Tashi's music explores themes of loss, love, and wonder. Tashi believes that heartache can make for some pretty good songs. Also their musical background was more classical jazz leaning, Tashi has since embraced writing songs within the folk/Americana traditions.    The Monkberries:  The Monkberries are an indie-rock duo. Once described as a doo-wop from space, The Monkberries take harmonic elements of the 50s and 60s to create a nostalgic, lush sound. Singer-Songwriters Adam Millard & Marissa Hunt bring a music experience that exceeds two people - walls of dreamy, ambient guitar loops meet honeyed harmonies.
Fearless Peasants kicks off the Patio Season
7:00pm / Durango Beer and Ice
Come and enjoy a fine local brew as DBI officially opens their patio area with live music from Thee Fearless Peasants!   This event will go all day and into the evening!
 Sunday, May 26th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
8:30am / Various Locations
The Iron Horse has become one of the classic bicycle events in the West. Durango is centrally located between Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. The Iron Horse is an ideal early summer meeting of the riders from each of these cycling centers as they attempt to bring home the glory to their own communities.
Narrow Gauge 10-Mile/5K Run
9:00am / Santa Rita Park
Be a part of history -- this is the longest continuously run road race in Colorado! Since 1978, the Durango Running Club Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run has been one of Durango's oldest Memorial Day traditions. This year, we're back at beautiful Santa Rita Park. Bring your entire family, and they can spend time at the playground or watch the rafts navigate the Whitewater Park while you run.    The 10-mile race course showcases some of Durango's best mountain views. It is on pavement/sidewalk and runs counterclockwise up to Fort Lewis College, along the rim, and back down along the Animas River Trail. The 5K is an out-and-back along the River Trail. Finishers in both races will receive a race t-shirt and pint glass. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado and the Fort Lewis College Track/Cross-Country team.
SJMA Durango Nature Center Open to the Public
9:00am / SJMA Durango Nature Center
The San Juan Mountains Association's Durango Nature Center is once again open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 until 2. Sjma.org has more information.   This 140-acre conservation easement is situated along the Florida River, this special place traverses riparian, sagebrush, and pinyon juniper ecosystems. With hiking trails, river play, a picnic pavilion, interpretive trails, a nesting bird walk and more.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. All trains have a concession car with a variety of light snacks available for purchase.   Cascade Canyon Express steam excursions depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:45am and the excursion will last 5.25 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 3:00pm. The Cascade Canyon Express does not travel to Silverton. It does follow the same route but travels to Cascade Canyon, which is about a halfway point between Durango and Silverton. If you would like to travel to Silverton, please see our Silverton Train information to book one of those excursions.   Departure Schedule For Cascade Canyon Express Steam Trains   Durango Departure: 9:45am  Cascade Canyon Arrival: 11:45am  Cascade Canyon Departure: 12:45pm  Durango Arrival: 3:00pm
Artist Demonstration - Raymond Gibby, Call of the Wild
10:00am / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us at Blue Rain Gallery as we welcome acclaimed artist Raymond Gibby and experience the magic as Gibby meticulously crafts his next masterpiece destined for the foundry.   Witness Gibby's artistic process firsthand as he breathes life into his creations before your eyes.
Coffee & Board Games
11:00am / VOW Coffee in the Durango Sustainable Goods Store
It's all fun and games on Sundays at our pop-up!   We'll have boards games going all day, $5 drink specials, and $2 espresso shots 11am-2pm.   See you this weekend!
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
Durango Fiesta Days Carnival
2:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Who's ready for Frazier Shows to be back in town for Fiesta Days? We will only be here 1 week this year, so come out while you can! As always we offer FREE parking and FREE admission. Like and share this photo to be entered to win 2 FREE VIP wristbands! We'll pick a lucky winner each day we're open, so 5 people total.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
Sonic Sundays
6:30pm / Roxy's
Wind down your weekend with a chilled-out set by DJ Ravenous, featuring Lo-Fi beats, Downtempo, Acid Jazz, Soft Bass, and Vaporwave.
 Monday, May 27th
Register! Wildland Fire Academy - June 3-8
7:00am / Archuleta County Fairgrounds
FREE to the first 20 students enrolled  • Earn 3 college credits.  • Open to anyone 18 and up  • Prepare to earn your S130 and S190  • Meet local and regional firefighters and get info on job opportunities on a crew!   LEARN MORE  Mancos campus  970.564.6201  Durango site  970.385.2020  Email: GoZoneMancos@pueblocc.edu
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. All trains have a concession car with a variety of light snacks available for purchase.   Cascade Canyon Express steam excursions depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:45am and the excursion will last 5.25 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 3:00pm. The Cascade Canyon Express does not travel to Silverton. It does follow the same route but travels to Cascade Canyon, which is about a halfway point between Durango and Silverton. If you would like to travel to Silverton, please see our Silverton Train information to book one of those excursions.   Departure Schedule For Cascade Canyon Express Steam Trains   Durango Departure: 9:45am  Cascade Canyon Arrival: 11:45am  Cascade Canyon Departure: 12:45pm  Durango Arrival: 3:00pm
Smithsonians Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibit
10:00am / Ignacio Community Library
Announcing: Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibit: Crossroads: "Change in Rural America" a Colorado Humanities tour, is coming to Ignacio!   We invite you to participate in this FREE and interactive exhibit for all ages! Come reflect on Ignacio's history while finding out how you connect to your community with events and programs designed to complement the Smithsonian exhibition.   Free Events include:  Monday, April 29th, 10:00am: Grand opening and ribbon cutting.  Thursday, May 9th, 5:00-6:00 pm: Ties to Land and place.  Friday, May 17th, 1:00-2:00 pm: Community Celebrations and Traditions   Tuesday, May 21st, 5:00-6:00 pm: Ignacio's past, present, and future.  Friday, May 31st, 5:00-7:00 pm: Grand finale event: "Voices, Views, and Visions."   See you there!
Artist Demonstration - Raymond Gibby, Call of the Wild
10:00am / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us at Blue Rain Gallery as we welcome acclaimed artist Raymond Gibby and experience the magic as Gibby meticulously crafts his next masterpiece destined for the foundry.   Witness Gibby's artistic process firsthand as he breathes life into his creations before your eyes.
Vietnam War Remembrance Ceremony
10:00am / Iris Park
There will be a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Remembrance.
Veterans Remembrance Ceremony
11:00am / Greenmount Cemetery
There will be a Veterans Remembrance Memorial Ceremony at Greenmount Cemetary. This ceremony is to remember the veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their nation in all wars.
VFW Post 4031 Open House
12:00pm / VFW Post 4031
VFW Post 4031 will hold an Open House on Memorial Day following the ceremonies at various locations in Durango. All are welcome. Come to thank veterans for their service to this nation. Food will be served.
Durango Fiesta Days Carnival
2:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Who's ready for Frazier Shows to be back in town for Fiesta Days? We will only be here 1 week this year, so come out while you can! As always we offer FREE parking and FREE admission. Like and share this photo to be entered to win 2 FREE VIP wristbands! We'll pick a lucky winner each day we're open, so 5 people total.
Healing Fields Closing Ceremony
4:00pm / Santa Rita Park
The Healing Fields Closing Ceremony.
Healing Fields Closing Ceremony
4:00pm / Santa Rita Park
The Healing Fields Closing Ceremony will new held at 4:00 PM at Santa Rita Park.
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
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