Events on this Day

 Thursday, July 8th
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.
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!
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!”
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.
Ska-BQ!
5:30pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Ska-BQ Returns with live music every Thursday from 5:30pm-7:30pm. $4 mainline pints and food specials.
Live Music with Jose Villareal
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!
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Trivia night is back! Join us every Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Located outside on the Carver Family Plaza, our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar, food available from Soup Palette.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything.
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