Events on this Day

 Friday, July 9th
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.
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!
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.
Live Music with Terry Hartzel
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.
Improv Show at the DAC!
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
The Durango Arts Center welcomes back audiences to one of the first live, in-person, indoor theatrical events in Durango: the inaugural performance of the newest improv group in town in "The Origin Story."    The Durango Arts Center Seats are sold in blocks of two for $10 a piece ($20 total) to promote COVID best-practices.   Doors open at 7:00pm; Show begins at 7:30pm.   Full bar available.  Runtime approx. 1 hour 15 min, with an intermission.  The company consists 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.    As our "Origin Story," the cast will be searching during the performance for the ever elusive "improv group name." If your suggestion ends up as the group's name, you'll win a pair of tickets to the next show!
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