Featured Events This Week

 Sunday, August 1st
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The Durango Flea Market is an open-air market open to the public every Sunday from the first weekend of May through the first weekend of November.    We are only closed during Memorial Day weekend and the second Sunday in August during the La Plata County Fair.    We are conveniently located on North Main Avenue in the La Plata County Fairgrounds parking lot. Plenty of free parking for shoppers! You'll find great deals on just about everything under the sun: antiques, housewares, clothing & jewelry, toys, sporting goods, food and who knows what else!
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month from 9 AM to 11 AM at the VFW Post 4031. Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just 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.
Live Raptor Display
10:00am / Raptors Wild
Raptors Wild offers an exciting, educational, and entertaining bird display hosted by a master falconer. Several birds are displayed, giving visitors an up close look at these magnificent creatures. You've never seen anything like it!
Durango Art Market
10:00am / 11th Street Station
Join us for a new outdoor Art Market at 11th Street Station every Sunday this summer. You can find several artists selling and displaying their work. The type of art you can expect to find: stickers, clothing, functional ceramics, beadwork, jewelry, postcards, and much more. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy a cocktail, live music and art all at the Durango Art Market!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
5:00pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Open Nightly Memorial Day Weekend thru late September , The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers in Durango, Colorado offers family entertainment with a stage show and barbecue or steak supper. After supper, The Bar D Wranglers perform their famous old west music stage show with cowboy songs, comedy, and lively instruments. The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is a major attraction in Durango, Colorado and a "must do"activity for family entertainment. The restaurant, stage show, shops, train, and activities are set in an old west cowboy village under the red cliffs North of Durango, Colorado.
Triumphant and Resilient: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
5:30pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Guillermo Figueroa leads our festival orchestra in the performance of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Op. 84, Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 84, and the world premiere of Nan Schwartz’s “Tone Poem of Triumph,” a work commissioned to celebrate the resiliency of our community.   Join us for a free pre-concert lecture prior to this concert performance.   Please note: There will be no tickets available for purchase at the events this year; all tickets must be purchased in advance.   For Special Needs seating please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820
Live Music with Adam Swanson
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music with Jose Villareal
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
 Monday, August 2nd
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
DBG Annual Bulb Sale - Preview
8:00am / on-line
It's still summer, but it's time to think about getting your fall-planted bulbs SOON. The Durango Botanic Gardens 11th annual Bulb Sale will once again be conducted online. Over 60 types of bulbs will be available to order. The Bulb Sale preview opens on July 23 on the Botanic Gardens' website: www.durangobotanicgardens.org. You will find pictures and descriptions of all the available bulbs to help you plan your garden. The online store will be open Aug. 6 - 17.    Paid orders will be available for pickup Oct 15, 16, 17, and 23 at a variety of locations and times that will be posted on the website. October is the ideal time to plant your daffodils, tulips, Dutch iris, hyacinth, crocus, and other spring beauties! Bulbs are easy to grow and return year after year.    There is a world-wide shortage of bulbs again this year, so don't miss out! Mark your calendars to go online August 6th to www.durangobotanicgardens.org to order your bulbs. Help maintain the beautiful gardens around the Library! If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the DBG office at 970-880-4841. Thank you for your support and see you in the Gardens!
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just 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.
Live Raptor Display
10:00am / Raptors Wild
Raptors Wild offers an exciting, educational, and entertaining bird display hosted by a master falconer. Several birds are displayed, giving visitors an up close look at these magnificent creatures. You've never seen anything like it!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, August 3rd
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just 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.
Purgatory Nature Hikes
9:30am / Purgatory Ski Resort
Purgatory's Lift 1 is finally operational which means, starting Thursday July 29th, we will offer our Nature Walks once again! Lead by passionate SJMA Volunteer Naturalists, these walks offer information about plants, invasive species, and how each play a vital role in the greater ecosystem.    Make sure to join one of these special interpretive hikes!
Live Raptor Display
10:00am / Raptors Wild
Raptors Wild offers an exciting, educational, and entertaining bird display hosted by a master falconer. Several birds are displayed, giving visitors an up close look at these magnificent creatures. You've never seen anything like it!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
5:00pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Open Nightly Memorial Day Weekend thru late September , The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers in Durango, Colorado offers family entertainment with a stage show and barbecue or steak supper. After supper, The Bar D Wranglers perform their famous old west music stage show with cowboy songs, comedy, and lively instruments. The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is a major attraction in Durango, Colorado and a "must do"activity for family entertainment. The restaurant, stage show, shops, train, and activities are set in an old west cowboy village under the red cliffs North of Durango, Colorado.
MarchFourth
8:30pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre Presents:   Tickets available at www.animascitytheatre.com, Animas Trading Company, and Animas City Theatre Box Office. 18+ / Early Show / Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm   https://www.marchfourthband.com  https://www.facebook.com/MarchFourthMarchingBand  MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!   Fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled from Portland, Oregon to New Orleans, Louisiana to record their fourth studio album, MAGIC NUMBER, self-released in September 2016. With Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and Engineer/Producer Mikael "Count" Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Trombone Shorty) at the helm, the album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you'd expect from MarchFourth, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone). The album was fan-funded through Kickstarter.   "Perfectly merging the artistic spirit of Portland with the musical spectacle of New Orleans, MarchFourth put on one of the most complete shows of any band on any stage. From rocking big band jam tunes, choreography and feats of strength that need to be seen to be believed, MarchFourth entertains on every level every second they are on the stage…or off!" ~Live for Live Music   "From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped… It's worth noting that there are serious musicians behind all the fun. It's obvious these guys (and gals) have had lots of training and formal practice. Talented band geeks turned rebels." ~USAToday   "Just when you think you've heard it all, suddenly a band crosses paths with your ears and changes everything… Full of auditory goodness..." ~NYS Music   "Mighty, Explosive, Carnivalesque Brass Band Funk" ~New York Music Daily   Video:  "Push It Back" live video (Jefferson Theater, 2016) https://youtu.be/ml4zZqdHNEo
 Wednesday, August 4th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Durango PD Bike Rodeo
9:00am / Riverview Elementary School
The Durango PD bike Rodeo is happening! Come join the Durango Police Department, La Plata County Sheriff's Office, Durango Fire, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and other local organizations for a day of bicycle fun!    Receive bicycle safety tips, local trail information, free DPD bicycle registration, helmet inspection, and bicycle safety checks!
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just 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.
Live Raptor Display
10:00am / Raptors Wild
Raptors Wild offers an exciting, educational, and entertaining bird display hosted by a master falconer. Several birds are displayed, giving visitors an up close look at these magnificent creatures. You've never seen anything like it!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
5:00pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Open Nightly Memorial Day Weekend thru late September , The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers in Durango, Colorado offers family entertainment with a stage show and barbecue or steak supper. After supper, The Bar D Wranglers perform their famous old west music stage show with cowboy songs, comedy, and lively instruments. The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is a major attraction in Durango, Colorado and a "must do"activity for family entertainment. The restaurant, stage show, shops, train, and activities are set in an old west cowboy village under the red cliffs North of Durango, Colorado.
Community Concerts in the Secret Garden: La La Bones
5:00pm / Rochester Hotel's Secret Garden
The Community Foundation is hosting its popular summer concert series at the Rochester Hotel's Secret Garden, for the benefit of four local nonprofits in the animal protection sector.    $10 cover at the door supports 4 nonprofits. Cash bar. Food available for purchase.   Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka and Four Corners Community Bank.   August 4 hear bluegrass gems from La La Bones, featuring local nonprofit Dogster's D-SNiP.
Live Music with Matt Rupnow
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House
Fur Trappers presents Matt Rupnow from 5pm to 9pm Come join us for an evening of great food and entertainment!
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Dandelion Cafe
Live Jazz On The Patio
True Western Roundup Rodeo - Ultimate Bull Fighting Challenge
6:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
We are so excited to start our 2021 True Western Roundup season and are so thrilled you have decided to join us! Every Wednesday until August!
Dance Class
7:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
West Coast Swing, not to be confused with Western or Country Swing, is a thrilling, creative, partner dance that goes with a wide variety of music. Introduction, Basics, and Beyond Basic classes are available.   Pre-registration with a partner required. Register at westslopewesties.com
 Thursday, August 5th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just 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.
Purgatory Nature Hikes
9:30am / Purgatory Ski Resort
Purgatory's Lift 1 is finally operational which means, starting Thursday July 29th, we will offer our Nature Walks once again! Lead by passionate SJMA Volunteer Naturalists, these walks offer information about plants, invasive species, and how each play a vital role in the greater ecosystem.    Make sure to join one of these special interpretive hikes!
Live Raptor Display
10:00am / Raptors Wild
Raptors Wild offers an exciting, educational, and entertaining bird display hosted by a master falconer. Several birds are displayed, giving visitors an up close look at these magnificent creatures. You've never seen anything like it!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
5:00pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Open Nightly Memorial Day Weekend thru late September , The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers in Durango, Colorado offers family entertainment with a stage show and barbecue or steak supper. After supper, The Bar D Wranglers perform their famous old west music stage show with cowboy songs, comedy, and lively instruments. The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is a major attraction in Durango, Colorado and a "must do"activity for family entertainment. The restaurant, stage show, shops, train, and activities are set in an old west cowboy village under the red cliffs North of Durango, Colorado.
Four Corners Jam Festival
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
First Annual Four Corners Jam Fest !!!   Multi Genre Jamgrass, Funk, Jam Bands, Psychedelic Rock, Reggae...
Fruit Glean Happy Hour
5:00pm / La Plata County
Join the Good Food Collective this and every Thursday from 5:00-7:00 for our FREE Community Fruit Glean Happy Hour to harvest excess fruit from Durango's backyard trees.    To quench our thirst, a guest mixologist will be serving up feral fruit mocktails made from local, fresh fruit. Gleaners are invited to bring boxes and bags to take home as much fruit as they want. Remaining fruit is donated to regional food assistance programs.   This family friendly event helps get fresh produce to our region's food insecure populations, protects our bear populations and reduces waste!    Spots are limited, so please RSVP on our website - https://www.goodfoodcollective.org    Can't make it? Not a problem, our website also features a database of fruit tree owners in search of harvesters, harvest equipment rentals, and DIY harvest educational materials!
Ska-BQ!
5:30pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Ska-BQ Returns with live music every Thursday from 5:30pm-7:30pm. $4 mainline pints and food specials.
Concert Hall @ The Park with The Noms
5:30pm / Buckley Park
The Community Concert Hall and Alpine Bank have teamed up once again to present the free "Concerts @ The Park" series!   Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are encouraged! Fired Up Pizzeria will be offering a selection of food and beverages throughout the evening. We continue to encourage safe pandemic prevention practices by all Concert Hall @ the Park attendees.   August 5 - The Noms - Albuquerque - Fun-loving, foot-thumping rock blends blues, country, and soul with a dash of bluegrass and funk creates their unmistakable sound.
Live Music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House
Fur Trappers presents Ben Gibson from 6pm to 9pm. Come join us for great food and entertainment!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Trivia night is back! Join us every Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Located outside on the Carver Family Plaza, our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar, food available from Soup Palette and Juicy's Shanty.
Golden Gate (Play Reading)
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
FREE but ticket required. PlayFest is excited to shine a spotlight on local talent this year. Our evening starts off with the entertaining antics of the Durango Improv Troupe. Our featured community play is Golden Gate.   Widowed at 58, Beth can't take any more grief books or yoga classes. Her new plan? Jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. But before Beth can take the leap, she is rudely interrupted by Izzie, a rambunctious young backpacker, and Elle, a reluctantly single thirty-something professional. Rather than face the police, Beth agrees to spend the night with the world's worst Good Samaritans.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
 Friday, August 6th
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
DBG Annual Bulb Sale - Sale Begins
8:00am / on-line
It's still summer, but it's time to think about getting your fall-planted bulbs SOON. The Durango Botanic Gardens 11th annual Bulb Sale will once again be conducted online. Over 60 types of bulbs will be available to order. The Bulb Sale preview opens on July 23 on the Botanic Gardens' website: www.durangobotanicgardens.org. You will find pictures and descriptions of all the available bulbs to help you plan your garden. The online store will be open Aug. 6 - 17.    Paid orders will be available for pickup Oct 15, 16, 17, and 23 at a variety of locations and times that will be posted on the website. October is the ideal time to plant your daffodils, tulips, Dutch iris, hyacinth, crocus, and other spring beauties! Bulbs are easy to grow and return year after year.    There is a world-wide shortage of bulbs again this year, so don't miss out! Mark your calendars to go online August 6th to www.durangobotanicgardens.org to order your bulbs. Help maintain the beautiful gardens around the Library! If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the DBG office at 970-880-4841. Thank you for your support and see you in the Gardens!
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just 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.
Live Raptor Display
10:00am / Raptors Wild
Raptors Wild offers an exciting, educational, and entertaining bird display hosted by a master falconer. Several birds are displayed, giving visitors an up close look at these magnificent creatures. You've never seen anything like it!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
5:00pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Open Nightly Memorial Day Weekend thru late September , The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers in Durango, Colorado offers family entertainment with a stage show and barbecue or steak supper. After supper, The Bar D Wranglers perform their famous old west music stage show with cowboy songs, comedy, and lively instruments. The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is a major attraction in Durango, Colorado and a "must do"activity for family entertainment. The restaurant, stage show, shops, train, and activities are set in an old west cowboy village under the red cliffs North of Durango, Colorado.
Four Corners Jam Festival
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
First Annual Four Corners Jam Fest !!!   Multi Genre Jamgrass, Funk, Jam Bands, Psychedelic Rock, Reggae...
Live Music with Reeder and Spencer
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House
Fur Trappers presents Reeder and Spencer from 5pm to 9pm. Come join us for great food and entertainment!
Disco Night at the Roller Rink!
6:00pm / Chapman Hill Roller Rink
The cost is $10 per person with or without skate rentals. Public skating will be limited to Disco Night at this time.    Reservations are not required.
Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms.
PlayFest in the Park - Fundraiser and 'Ghost Story' Play Premiere
6:00pm / Festival Tent at the Smiley Building
Join Durango PlayFest for an evening dedicated to the craft of playwrighting and the joy of live theatre. There will be appetizers by chefs Evan and Ingrid Seabourn, wine donated by Star Liquor and beer donated by SKA Brewing. Music will be by Jeff Solon Jazz.    Following dinner will be the premiere of Ghost Story featuring actor Brian Lee Franklin (Godless, Free State of Jones) and directed by esteemed actor/director Tom Wright, who has more than 200 acting credits to his name.
Movie in the Park- Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
8:00pm / Buckley Park
The Movie in the Park Series is FREE to the community thanks to our local sponsors. Join us to watch family friendly movies and classics on a 20' movie screen!   Bring your blankets, chairs, family, and friends to enjoy a night at the movies together under the stars.   Popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase at each event. But feel welcome to bring your own meal and snacks.   Movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset with seating beginning at 7:45pm.   View movie titles, dates and locations here: https://www.durangogov.org/1091/Community-Special-Events
 Saturday, August 7th
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
Celebrating 25 years!   Buy Your Produce in our Open Air Market from the Farmer that Grew it.  Connecting Local Agriculture with the Community.  Vegetables, Meat, Honey, Jewelry, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Ceramics, Mushrooms  Fresh Made Ready to Eat Meals
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Scenic Round Trip Silverton Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains!   For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this steam train plus spend 2 hours in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We’ve been in continuous operation running train excursions on this 45-mile spur of the Denver & Rio Grande rail line since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since then. There’s no cell service or Wi-Fi through much of the terrain so you’ll be unplugged from the modern world. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s iconic canyon views along the highline in just 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.
Live Raptor Display
10:00am / Raptors Wild
Raptors Wild offers an exciting, educational, and entertaining bird display hosted by a master falconer. Several birds are displayed, giving visitors an up close look at these magnificent creatures. You've never seen anything like it!
Ceramic Saturdays
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs to create your own personalized piece! We will fire your piece once you are done and you can come pick it up a week later!   The maximum Participants per session are 5!   This is a MASK REQUIRED class!   Sessions last 2 hours, personalize your own bisqueware in this memorable class experience!   Stations will be sanitized before and after every session!   The class will take place in the Barbara Conrad gallery, or dance studio, in an intimate setting with an instructor on hand for assistance and questions!    You will receive an email from the instructor confirming your time registration.   If you have any questions please email the class organizer: Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs to create your own personalized piece! We will fire your piece once you are done and you can come pick it up a week later!   The maximum Participants per session are 5!   This is a MASK REQUIRED class!   Sessions last 2 hours, personalize your own bisqueware in this memorable class experience!   Stations will be sanitized before and after every session!   The class will take place in the Barbara Conrad gallery, or dance studio, in an intimate setting with an instructor on hand for assistance and questions!    You will receive an email from the instructor confirming your time registration.   If you have any questions please email the class organizer: Jen Olguin jen@durangoarts.org Teams can be up to six players, so bring your smartest friends (or some likable dummies)?or come solo. We can always help you join a team!   Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs to create your own personalized piece! We will fire your piece once you are done and you can come pick it up a week later!   The maximum Participants per session are 5!   This is a MASK REQUIRED class!   Sessions last 2 hours, personalize your own bisqueware in this memorable class experience!   Stations will be sanitized before and after every session!   The class will take place in the Barbara Conrad gallery, or dance studio, in an intimate setting with an instructor on hand for assistance and questions!    You will receive an email from the instructor confirming your time registration.   If you have any questions please email the class organizer: Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs
'Colorado and the Silver Crash' Book Talk & Signing
1:00pm / Animas Museum
August 7th: Book Talk and Signing. Historian John Steinle, author of the new book "Colorado and the Silver Crash", will speak on the 1893 Silver Panic that left its mark on the history of La Plata County. This event will be held outdoors on the Animas Museum grounds.
Ceramic Saturdays
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs to create your own personalized piece! We will fire your piece once you are done and you can come pick it up a week later!   The maximum Participants per session are 5!   This is a MASK REQUIRED class!   Sessions last 2 hours, personalize your own bisqueware in this memorable class experience!   Stations will be sanitized before and after every session!   The class will take place in the Barbara Conrad gallery, or dance studio, in an intimate setting with an instructor on hand for assistance and questions!    You will receive an email from the instructor confirming your time registration.   If you have any questions please email the class organizer: Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs to create your own personalized piece! We will fire your piece once you are done and you can come pick it up a week later!   The maximum Participants per session are 5!   This is a MASK REQUIRED class!   Sessions last 2 hours, personalize your own bisqueware in this memorable class experience!   Stations will be sanitized before and after every session!   The class will take place in the Barbara Conrad gallery, or dance studio, in an intimate setting with an instructor on hand for assistance and questions!    You will receive an email from the instructor confirming your time registration.   If you have any questions please email the class organizer: Jen Olguin jen@durangoarts.org Teams can be up to six players, so bring your smartest friends (or some likable dummies)?or come solo. We can always help you join a team!   Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs to create your own personalized piece! We will fire your piece once you are done and you can come pick it up a week later!   The maximum Participants per session are 5!   This is a MASK REQUIRED class!   Sessions last 2 hours, personalize your own bisqueware in this memorable class experience!   Stations will be sanitized before and after every session!   The class will take place in the Barbara Conrad gallery, or dance studio, in an intimate setting with an instructor on hand for assistance and questions!    You will receive an email from the instructor confirming your time registration.   If you have any questions please email the class organizer: Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs
Sitting & Talking (Play Reading)
3:00pm / Festival Tent at the Smiley Building
Stars actors Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) and Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me).   Charles and Enid are in their sixties, and have never tried online dating - especially not over video chat. But in the midst of a global pandemic, there's a first time for everything. A love story about a terrible year and the vulnerable, awkward, and sometimes hilarious path to companionship during quarantine. For Durango PlayFest, featured playwright Lia Romeo has adapted her Zoom play for a live audience.
Picnic Concert Series
4:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Matt Jones " Songbird Jones", Pickin' and grinnin' country music good for the heart and soul   Pack your own picnic lunch.  Wine will be available for purchase at the winery.   Children welcome, and bring your pet on a leash too.  No cover charge!  No reservations needed! 
Ceramic Saturdays
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs to create your own personalized piece! We will fire your piece once you are done and you can come pick it up a week later!   The maximum Participants per session are 5!   This is a MASK REQUIRED class!   Sessions last 2 hours, personalize your own bisqueware in this memorable class experience!   Stations will be sanitized before and after every session!   The class will take place in the Barbara Conrad gallery, or dance studio, in an intimate setting with an instructor on hand for assistance and questions!    You will receive an email from the instructor confirming your time registration.   If you have any questions please email the class organizer: Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs to create your own personalized piece! We will fire your piece once you are done and you can come pick it up a week later!   The maximum Participants per session are 5!   This is a MASK REQUIRED class!   Sessions last 2 hours, personalize your own bisqueware in this memorable class experience!   Stations will be sanitized before and after every session!   The class will take place in the Barbara Conrad gallery, or dance studio, in an intimate setting with an instructor on hand for assistance and questions!    You will receive an email from the instructor confirming your time registration.   If you have any questions please email the class organizer: Jen Olguin jen@durangoarts.org Teams can be up to six players, so bring your smartest friends (or some likable dummies)?or come solo. We can always help you join a team!   Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs to create your own personalized piece! We will fire your piece once you are done and you can come pick it up a week later!   The maximum Participants per session are 5!   This is a MASK REQUIRED class!   Sessions last 2 hours, personalize your own bisqueware in this memorable class experience!   Stations will be sanitized before and after every session!   The class will take place in the Barbara Conrad gallery, or dance studio, in an intimate setting with an instructor on hand for assistance and questions!    You will receive an email from the instructor confirming your time registration.   If you have any questions please email the class organizer: Come and enjoy a unique and personalized experience! The DAC is offering a ceramic painting class, you may choose from a plate, cup, or bowl. Then you can paint your own designs
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
5:00pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Open Nightly Memorial Day Weekend thru late September , The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers in Durango, Colorado offers family entertainment with a stage show and barbecue or steak supper. After supper, The Bar D Wranglers perform their famous old west music stage show with cowboy songs, comedy, and lively instruments. The Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers is a major attraction in Durango, Colorado and a "must do"activity for family entertainment. The restaurant, stage show, shops, train, and activities are set in an old west cowboy village under the red cliffs North of Durango, Colorado.
Four Corners Jam Festival
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
First Annual Four Corners Jam Fest !!!   Multi Genre Jamgrass, Funk, Jam Bands, Psychedelic Rock, Reggae...
Disco Night at the Roller Rink!
6:00pm / Chapman Hill Roller Rink
The cost is $10 per person with or without skate rentals. Public skating will be limited to Disco Night at this time.    Reservations are not required.
Live Music with Jack Ellis
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steak House
Fur Trappers presents Jack Ellis from 6pm to 9pm. Come join us for great food and entertainment!
Ghost Story (Play Reading)
7:30pm / Festival Tent at the Smiley Building
Starring Brian Lee Franklin (Godless, Free State of Jones) and director by actor Tom Wright (Ray Donovan).   When Lydia meets a guy at a bar and brings him back to her new apartment for what she thinks is a one-night stand, things keep getting in the way. Like they could hardly be more different - she's forty, he's twenty-eight; she's black, he's white; she's a New Yorker and he's from the Midwest. And the fact that he's actually hoping for something more. And the fact that her new apartment might very well be haunted. A play about ghosts - both literal and metaphorical - and the ways we try to move forward.
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