Events on this Day

 Saturday, August 8th
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
Durango Botanic Gardens Bulb Sale
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
The annual bulb sale is underway, a fundraiser that supports the botanic gardens surrounding the Durango Public Library. It’s always been an in-person event, but, yes, it’s virtual this year. Check out the variety of bulbs available (and read Mike Smedley’s advice, as he’s a bulb master), and order your bulbs for fall planting at    Look forward to a little spring color in your yard in 2021.    The online store closes Aug. 8.
Carve Wars
9:00am / Purgatory
Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country! Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory Resort. Big thanks to Kroegers Ace Hardware, our presenting sponsor for this event!
'Unbridled' featuring Tony Stromberg Exhibit
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The fine art equine photography of Tony Stromberg is often referred to as visual poetry. His images truly embrace and reveal the incredible beauty and grace of the horse. Show opens on August 7th with an artist reception from 5-7 pm and continues through August 31.
Fair Livestock Auction
5:00pm / La Plata County Fair
The La Plata County Fair Junior Livestock Auction will be streamed live on Aug. 8, 5 p.m., and you can call in your bids to support our local 4-H and FFA youth who have worked hard for the past year raising their animals in preparation for the auction. More information/register to be a buyer: 970.382.6465 or
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