Events on this Day

 Saturday, October 17th
Merely Players present WAKEY WAKEY
8:00am / Virtual
Merely Players presentWAKEY WAKEY by Will Eno  A poignant examination of Life and Death   Watch online at any time you wish!  8am-midnight on these dates:  OCTOBER 17,18,22,23 and 24, 2020 Tickets: Pay What You Can per Household  Available on the Merely Players Website  970-946-2240
Animas Valley Balloon Rally - Mass Ascension
8:00am / Hermosa Meadows
A Hot Air Balloon Rally during a Pandemic??? Our balloonmeister has successfully run TWO rallies this year following all CDC guidelines including social distancing. The 2020 AVBR will of course have a different look than previous years but we think we will all get the most of a fun experience while still doing our part to stay safe and keep others safe.    Only crew and sponsors will be allowed on the field. Parking will be available in the nearby meadows to view the ascensions from the safety of your vehicle. As the balloons rise and fly above the valley there will be many viewing areas throughout the valley!
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / 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!
Kaiut Yoga Method
9:00am / Kaiut Yoga Durango
Kaiut Yoga is a biomechanical (freedom of movement) approach that works to achieve optimal functionality and mobility that is lost from over use or underuse of our bodies. The method works from the joints rather than stretching ourselves in extraordinary ways.    Simple and accessible poses that achieve profound results.   Come join us as we have reopened and will be offering classes on Mondays, Wednesday’s, Fridays and Saturdays.   Visit for info and schedule of classes.
Bayfield Community Fruit Harvest
9:00am / Pine River Shares
Do you live in the Bayfield area? Do you have extra apples or an apple tree that needs to be harvested? Bayfield-area residents are encouraged to list apple trees available for harvest for the 2nd Annual Community Fruit Harvest.    Apples will be gleaned and harvested October 10 - 16 at Pine River Shares. A no-contact, drive thru event will be held on Saturday, October 17th - where apples, apple cider and mash will be given to community members!    To list your tree for gleaning, call The Good Food Collective at 970-403-5347 or go to For more info, contact Pine River Shares at 970-884-6040.
The West Goes Pop Exhibition
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
Welcomes all cowboys and visitors during the 32nd Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering weekend. Meet artist Chuck Middlekauff and enjoy live Western music on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Durango gallery reception. Chuck's work focuses on what cowboys do when they’re not chasing cows. Perched on fences, playing with a yo-yo or eating M&Ms, wearing dust-covered jeans and boots, their hats at an angle. Show runs through October 31.
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairground Ballfields
We're merging Halloween and Pride into one night... under the lights! Join us for our socially-distanced Fall Fundraiser at the baseball fields at the Fairgrounds. With live music by Profectic Calaveras, CTRL-Z, Cylus O'Connor, and Denae Stucka-Benally + a family-friendly drag show, we've got a full lined up! In addition, bid on our silent auction items and purchase food from Rez Girls Catering, and Cream Bean Berry.   Don't forget to dress up! We'll pick our favorite costume of the night and the winner will get an Osprey backpack filled with RYC goodies.   We recommend bringing lawn chairs or a blanket to sit in the grass in front of the stage. We also ask that you leave your furry friends at home, as dogs will not be allowed into the event.   San Juan Basin Public Health's Covid-19 protocol will be enforced. Please bring masks to the event, maintain 6-feet social distancing, and stay home if you feel ill.   Parking is available at the fields.   Schedule of Events:  Doors Open: 5  Concert (Pt. 1): 5:30 - 6:30  Drag Show: 6:30 - 7  Concert (Pt. 2): 7 - 8  Silent Auction Ends: 8    Throughout the night, enjoy silent auction bidding, RYC merchandise sales, and concession food   Music:  Profetic Calaveras - a Latin-Funk-Fusion trio. Since 2016, the group has been spreading positive energy and light from coast to coast. Originally formed in Tyler, Texas and currently based out of Durango, Colorado, the multi-instrumental progressive ensemble has been described as an eclectic mix of sounds inspired by Santana, Vulfpeck, Khruangbin, Rush, and more.   CTRL-Z - alt-rock-shoegaze  Cylus O'Connor - solo acoustic  Denae Stucka-Benally - singer-songwriter   Drag Show:  Family-friendly drag show starts at 6:30pm.  Food:  Available for purchase by Rez Girls Catering (chili dogs, hot dogs, fry bread). Also, snacks from Cream Bean Berry.   Snack pack given to you as you enter, free with ticket purchase.   Silent Auction:  Gift baskets, Osprey packs, artwork and more! Make your bids throughout the night and winners will be announced at 8pm.   There are no refunds for this event, so please check your calendar. We can't wait to see you under the lights!
Live Music with Matt Rupnow
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Matt Rupnow is a Singer/Songwriter who lives in Southwest Colorado. He is writing, recording and performing his unique blend of music he likes to call “Rocky Mountain Soul Music”. Matt is also a current and founding member of the Durango, Colorado based jam band Red Eyed Djinn. Matt performs his own music as well as an eclectic mix of favorites. His solo act features a variety of styles ranging from Country to Reggae, from Rock to Blues, to Motown, Soul and Funk. Matt also utilizes a looper in his solo shows to help create rhythms, melodies, and harmonies that blanket the sonic landscape with colorful sounds and inventive improvisations. Matt has spent years honing his style and playing in bands and has toured the country and Mexico with the Americana outfit and Tempe, Arizona based D.L. Marble Band. He also had the privilege of recording two studio albums in the D.L. Marble Band with producer Eric Ambel (formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) in his NYC studio Cowboy Technical Services and working with producer Rob Hill in L.A.
Adam G. Swanson on the piano
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle
Adam Swanson, our fabulous ragtime in residence, performs ragtime and other favorites.
Ghost Walk Tours
7:00pm / Old Durango High School
Take a walk through 140 years of haunted history in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. GHOST WALK DURANGO is a guided walking tour starting at the Old Durango High School (201 East 12th Street) through the historic district of Durango, Colorado. Durango was founded officially in 1880 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad following an unsuccessful negotiation with the existing settlement of Animas City 2 miles North. Gun battles, including the Stockton Gang and the Simmons Gang feud, lynchings, a fire in 1889 that consumed most of the wooden buildings and sidewalks in town, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and a general reckless 'Devil May Care' element that was omnipresent in the early days have all contributed to countless ghost and haunting stories. For the first 40 years of Durango's existence, no sane person left their home without a pistol. For farmers, ranchers and business people alike a lever-action rifle or double-barrel shotguns were strapped to a plow, in a saddle scabbard, or propped against a desk more often than not. All stories you will hear have been researched and well documented, and may have been experienced by your guide personally. Folklore and legends have been carefully preserved from generations of local storytellers. As educational as it is fun, GHOST WALK DURANGO is one of Durango's most popular attractions and a sure bet for fun and thrills. Tours are offered nightly at 7:00 pm.   If a time or date isn't listed on our booking site please contact us, we may be able to accommodate your request. Perfect for couples and kids from 1-101.   Tickets $20  Kids 10 and under are FREE!!!
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