Events on this Day

 Friday, July 23rd
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.
Zumba Gold
9:30am / Durango Senior Center
1st class FREE! Zumba Gold ® fuses Latin and World rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will leave you wanting more! Performed at a slower pace with lower impact, Zumba Gold® is perfect for beginning exercisers, Seniors, and anyone wanting major F U N at a less intense pace. Multi class discount punch cards available. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck. Pre-registration is required for all classes, please call Bernice at the Sr Center 970-382-6428 to register. *Class runs from 9:30-10:15 AM
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!
Lunar Locals Day
11:00am / The Living Tree
30% off our entire menu exclusively for locals
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 Adam Swanson
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.
Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms.
Playful Interludes: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Our festival orchestra, led by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, performs Haydn's Symphony No. 77 in B-flat, Hob. 1:77 and Stravinsky's Suite from Pulcinella.    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
80's Video Dance & Costume Party
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre presents:80's Video Dance & Costume Party   Dress up in your 80's attire and come enjoy your favorite 80's videos playing on our movie screen, music ranging from Ah-Ha to ZZ Top, and every one between! 21+ event / Doors 8:00pm / $5 cover
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