Events on this Day

 Sunday, July 18th
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!
Sunday Picnic at the Pond: Music in the Mountains Chamber Concert
2:00pm / LePlatt's Pond Event Center
Revel in an old-fashioned Sunday afternoon picnic and concert surrounded by the magical beauty of the San Juan Mountains. This elegant venue will complement the world-class Festival wind, brass, and their favorites. All-inclusive general admission ticket includes lunch, beverages, and concert.   2:00 Lunch   3:30 Concert   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
Ally Venable
4:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
Ally Venable   Heart Of Fire  Released 2021 on Ruf Records   This is no time for faint hearts. The pandemic might have silenced the music scene, shuttered the live circuit and divided artists from their fans. But with Heart Of Fire, Texas's favourite new gunslinger Ally Venable is coming off the ropes swinging. Defying dark times and rolling up the amps, this fourth release from the acclaimed singer-songwriter is a record to rattle your speakers and signpost better times ahead. "My vision was to really spread a positive message of love," says Venable. "The world needs that right now."   If Heart Of Fire finds Venable giving the globe some much-needed love, then the feeling is entirely mutual. Still in her early twenties, the guitarist's breakneck two decades have moved as fast as her fingers, her path winding from childhood church choirs to the teenage influence of local heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Miranda Lambert. Early releases No Glass Shoes (2016) and Puppet Show (2018) earned her international fans, Top 10 chart placings and ETX Awards, but it was 2019's #2 Billboard-charting Texas Honeyand house-rocking sets on that year's Blues Caravan tour that sent her stratospheric. Now, with Venable's fanbase snaking further around the block every time she blows into town, Texas roots icon and Texas Honeyproducer Mike Zito is in no doubt: "Ally is the future of blues and the crossover music of American roots-rock."   Not even a global pandemic could derail her momentum. Working at the Bessie Blue Studio in Stantonville, Tennessee last February with world-renowned producer Jim Gaines, Heart Of Fire finds Venable laser-focused on her songcraft, challenging herself to write with unguarded honesty, even if it hurts. "On this album, I really wanted to create a tone of overcoming your struggles and persevering through them," she explains.   Like any battle, this record gets loud. Anyone who has left an Ally Venable show with ringing ears will come expecting rip-it-up guitar work, and Heart Of Fire is a lovely way to burn. In a world of electronic pop, this old-soul gunslinger riffs up a storm on the Led Zeppelin-worthy sting of Hard Change and Do It In Heels, revs up the slinky hook of Sad Situation and drives the title track's intro with a heavy-booted wah lick. "That song is about being in a state of sadness," she explains, "and someone comes along and brings you out of it, and then nobody is able to take out your flame."    Guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd, tears up Bring On The Pain. As Venable says: "That song is about loving someone, staying true to yourself during the bad times and saying, 'No matter what's going on, my love won't change'. Kenny is one of my heroes, so I'm very honoured he said yes to be a part of the song."   https://allyvenableban
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.
Live Music with Leah Orlikowski
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music with the Bluemoon Ramblers
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
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