Events on this Day

 Saturday, July 10th
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.
Durango Homebuyer Education Class
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus
Tired of renting? Join our Free Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Classes are taught monthly. Please contact the Homes Fund at 970-259-1418 to register.
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.
Lapidary and Metalsmith Classes
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Lapidary and Metalsmith classes will be offered during the Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show, July 9-11. Classes will be held at both the La Plata County Fairgrounds (2500 N Main) and the Gem Club (2351 N Main) in Durango CO. These affordable classes include ring making, how to drill and polish a stone, wire wrapping, enamel and more.    Go to www.durangorocks.org/gemshowclasses to register.
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.
67th Annual Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Mini Workshops in Lapidary, Metalsmith, Keum Boo, and Other Techniques, Kids Activities All Weekend, Gold Panning, Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Geodes, Crystals, Meteorites, Shells, Beads, Jewelry, Accessories, Findings Equipment, Tools Silent Auction and Educational Displays!
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
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
Rocky Mountain UkeFest
3:00pm / Various Venues
The 6th annual Rocky Mountain UkeFest features special guest artists Victoria Vox & Jack Mahers, Daniel Ward, Marnie Ward and Devin Scott.   Rocky Mountain UkeFest will kick off its 6th year on Thursday, July 8, 3 pm with a "Get Your Uke On!" FOR BEGINNERS ONLY. Ukulele workshops, open mics, live jam sessions and concerts will be featured at venues throughout Durango including Smiley Building, Fort Lewis College, Animas City Theatre and more throughout the weekend.   Beginner, intermediate and advanced ukulele players are encouraged to register for the UkeFest and be prepared to exit as Rockstar.   Denise Leslie, festival producer and ukulele player herself is excited to present such a prestigious group of artists and says “the ukulele festival is really focused on workshops and teaching ukulele skills to all levels of musicians. We’ll have ukuleles to purchase along with classes to teach even the novice. We are hoping to have strumming and playing happening all over town!”
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.
SOLD OUT Cocktails for Conservation
5:00pm / Destination Ranch
La Plata Open Space Conservancy is hosting a lovely evening which will take place on a beautiful conserved property close to town and will include live music from Six Dollar String band, local barbecue from Sunnyside Farms Market, delicious cocktails and beer from local providers and great items for a silent auction. Join us as we drink, eat, dance to support conserved open spaces!   Tickets, directions and more information to this La Plata Open Space Conservancy fundraiser are available on our website, www.lposc.org
Live Music with Matt Rupnow
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music with Terry Hartzel
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
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.
Rocky Mountain Ukefest All-Star Band Concert
7:00pm / The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
The 6th annual Rocky Mountain UkeFest All Star Band features visiting musicians Victoria Vox & Jack Maher (Jack & the Vox), Daniel Ward, Marnie Ward and Devin Scott on the Community Concert Hall stage, live and in-person after teaching a series of weekend workshop to students from all around the country.    Each presenter will take the stage showcasing their talents ranging from original to classic tunes to flamenco to mouth-trumpeting, a little jazzy lounge music to a bit of dance party fun and yes, all on the ukulele. This concert will also be live streamed and available to in-person ticket purchasers.   Rocky Mountain UkeFest All-Star Band Concert tickets are $25 per person and sold in groups of 2 or 4 for in-person seating with live stream access post-concert. A private link will be sent to in-person ticket purchasers two days prior to the event and is valid through midnight, July 15.
Wood Belly (Early Show / Two Sets)
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre Presents An Evening with Wood Belly  Early Show: Doors 7:00pm // Show: 8:00pm // 21+  General Admission Show  Tickets on Sale May 28th online at www.animascitytheatre.com   Wood Belly  Something downright mystical is happening on Colorado’s Front Range. The very roots of traditional acoustic music seem to sprout from the dirt, shaking their dust into the winds of change, to be breathed in and become the soul of musicians who craft their songs here.   Such is the music of Wood Belly, a musical collective of Chris Weist (mandolin), Tom Knowlton (guitar), Chris Zink (dobro), Aaron McCloskey (banjo) and Taylor Shuck (bass). A Wood Belly song has its own lyrical persona and masterful arrangement; rooted in bluegrass tradition and planted solidly in contemporary innovation.   The band has been garnering attention since the release of their 2018 debut album Solid Ground, which was followed by a win at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition (earning them a main stage performance slot at the 2019 festival), as well as an IBMA Momentum Band of the Year nomination.   Wood Belly released it’s second album, Man on the Radio in January of 2020 capping an impressive stretch of writing and releases. The new 13-track collection was recorded at Swingfingers Studio in Fort Collins, CO with Grammy winning producer Sally Van Meter and engineer Aaron Youngberg, and features special guest fiddler Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters on several tracks.   https://www.woodbellymusic.com  https://www.facebook.com/WoodBelly  https://www.youtube.com/woodbelly 
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