Events on this Day

 Friday, July 30th
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.
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!
iAM Silverton Music Fest
4:30pm / Columbine Park
IAM Music and KSJC Community Radio proudly present the 1st annual iAM Silverton Music Festival taking place in the beautiful, historic Downtown Silverton Blair Business District on Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31. Events include daytime arts and culture activities, evening regional music talent, and after-hours performances in local venues. Single-day tickets are $15-$25, Weekend passes $40.    Bring the whole family for daytime activities including open mics, live art demonstrations, a performance by the Kiddos of Silverton doing a locally written original play, and more! The main stage lineup, running from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm Friday and 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm Saturday, includes the Tierro Band with Bridget Law, Niceness, Stillhouse Junkies, Elder Grown, Ghost Tapes, High Country Hustle, Katie Haverly, Julian Marcos Hood, Avant Horizon, Dandu, People We Know, Alex Blocker, Ryell Carley, Zembu, the iAm Music Youth and Cruz & the Castaways. Look out for after-hours performances at multiple local venues both Friday and Saturday with Cousin Curtiss, Snazzy Licks, (DJ)-Calvin, and Katie Haverly. The Secret Circus Society will be on hand to showcase aerial performance and featured vendors will include local artisans, healthy foods, and regional non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the event will be used to support regional music education programs for youth.
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.
Tico Time Rock Fest
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
3 Days of Rock Music on 94 Acres of Riverfront Paradise !!!    Tons of fun for all ages and the whole FAMILY! Onsite Tent Camping & RV Sites, River Tubing, Ziplining, Complimentary Paddleboards, Adventure Tower, Ponds with Sand Beaches, Disc Golf Course, Beach Volleyball, Fire Spinner Performance, Fireworks Show, Late Night Family Friendly DJ/Karaoke Parties, Magic Show! RV Sites include admission to the festival for 2 adults and 2 kids.
Party In The Park Durango and Pagosa
5:00pm / Buckley Park
The Motet, Afrobeatniks to play KSUT Parties in the Park Instead of holding just one of its signature Party in the Park in 2021, KSUT will hold two such events - on Friday, July 30 in Durango's Buckley Park, and on Saturday, July 31 in Pagosa Springs Town Park. Both concerts are sponsored by Bank of the San Juans and feature The Motet and Afrobeatniks.   Tickets are on sale at KSUTPresents.org and cost $30 per day, or $50 for two days. Tickets will also be available at the front gate at each concert. Gates will open at 4 p.m. each day, with live music starting at 5:30. Children 12 and younger are free with a paying adult. Pets are not allowed at either event.   "We invite music fans to celebrate public radio and our diverse blend of music at each of these events," said KSUT Executive Director Tami Graham. "It's our way of giving back to the Four Corners and thanking our listeners and members for being part of the KSUT family, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when we were unable to present live music."   The two events mark KSUT's 17th annual Party in the Park, which usually celebrates world music, jazz, funk and New Orleans genres with acts meant to get the crowd dancing. Past performers have included The Iguanas, Shinyribs, Crash Test Dummies, The Subdudes, The Greencards, The New Orleans Suspects, Todo Mundo, The Big Takeover, Baracutanga, The Stooges Brass Band, Jarabe Mexicano and others.   The Parties in the Park will also include food vendors and beer, cider and wine booths. Ska Brewing, Fenceline Cider and wines courtesy of Wagon Wheel Liquors will be sold in Durango. Riff Raff Brewing and Fenceline Cider will be sold in Pagosa Springs. Customers must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID showing proof of age to purchase alcoholic beverages.   The Motet is a Denver-based band that has blended funk, soul, jazz and world music influences ever since drummer and bandleader Dave Watts founded the group in 1998.   The group is a musical collective with a rotating cast of musicians - hence the name "Motet" as opposed to quartet, quintet, sextet and so on. The current incarnation of the group includes Watts, guitarist Ryan Jalbert, bassist Garrett Sayers, keyboardist Joey Porter and saxophonist Drew Sayers.   Afrobeatniks are a jazz, Latin and world music group with members based in Mancos and Durango. They draw their inspiration from popular, folkloric and spiritual music of West Africa, with Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, reggae, funk and rock influences adding to the musical roux. In particular, the music of Nigerian Afro-pop in the style of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen and the traditional folkloric rhythm structures of Guinea are evident in both original music and spirited covers.   Tickets for both shows are available here:  https://w
Live Music with Bill Edwards
5:30pm / The Diamond Belle Saloon
Come enjoy a different musician every day and grab a bite to eat!
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:30pm / The Office Spiritorium
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.
New Appreciation: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Maestro Guillermo Figueroa leads our festival orchestra featuring soloist James Shields, clarinet, as they perform Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 and Dvo?ák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From the New World," Op. 95.   Guillermo Figueroa, conductor   James Shields, clarinet   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
Devise & Conquer - The Sophomore Album
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Coming off our SOLD OUT inaugural show, Devise and Conquer Improv is proud to announce our second performance: The Sophomore Album.   Durango's only improv group, consisting of six veteran improv artists with experience performing across Colorado and beyond, including at the Second City, UCB, the Voodoo Theater, Bovine Metropolis Theater, and Durango Dot Comedy. The group specializes in "long form" improv, where audience suggestions become 20-minute scenes, with characters and relationships formed on the spot. Performers collaborate in real-time to bring you laughter from unchartered territory.
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