Events on this Day

 Wednesday, September 1st
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.
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s Historic Downtown history. This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your summer guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation. Were six or more outlaws hung on the hanging tree? Where was the hanging tree? Listen to true stories of outlaws, entrepreneurs, red-light districts, and extraordinary lawmen of the time. This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk down Main Avenue. We will end at the Jack Dempsey Mural at El Rancho Tavern. On this 60-90 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those in wheelchairs (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango. Your fully vaccinated tour guide will not be wearing a mask while outside. Masks are not required on this tour but may be required inside the haunted location.
Zumba Gold
1:00pm / Durango Community Recreation Center
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. Your instructor is Durango personal trainer Lynn Beck.
Early Art Pre-K Afterschool Arts Program
2:30pm / Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
Dancing Spirit is excited to be offering our first ever Pre-K after-school arts program! Classes are based on the Ignacio School early release schedule and will be held each Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.    Registration packets are available at the Dancing Spirit office or on our webpage.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
5:00pm / Bar D Chuckwagon
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.
Jeff Solon Jazz
6:00pm / Dandelion Cafe
Live Jazz On The Patio
Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth) & Chris Thompson (CORAL CREEK) Animas City Theatre Early show
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Animas City Theatre & Live Out Front Present Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth) & Chris Thompson (CORAL CREEK)    Todd Sheaffer: (Railroad Earth)  Todd Sheaffer is the front man, guitarist and principal songwriter for the legendary jamgrass ensemble Railroad Earth and New Jersey roots rockers From Good Homes. A prolific songwriter, Sheaffer is revered by his fans and admired by his peers for his genius songcraft, his melodic guitar solos and the power and character of his voice. Todd's audience spans three generations of avid music fans who readily hop on Todd-tour for a chance to hear their favorite songs.   https://railroad.earth/  Solo Video:  https://www.facebook.com/toddsheaffermusic/videos/316750206182792/   Chris Thompson: (CORAL CREEK)  Chris Thompson is a Colorado-based songwriter and front-man of Americana/Jamgrass bands CORAL CREEK and Uptown Toodeloo (Grateful Dead tribute). Produced by newgrass greats, Bill Nershi (of String Cheese Incident) and Tim Carbone (of Railroad Earth), Thompson performs a diverse repertoire of original music spanning the genres of rock, country-bluegrass, blues, folk and island music, while engaging audiences with time-tested favorites from the Grateful Dead, The Band, CSN, Neil Young, Jimmy Cliff and more.   Thompson has released six albums of original music, receiving airplay across the US, UK and Europe; Free Dog (2018), Coral Creek (2015), Forty Years (2012), Watch Me Fly (2012 - w/Susannah), The Road Ahead 2010 and Livin On Vacation (2007 - w/Susannah). He has played campgrounds, beach bars, concert halls and festival stages across the US, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, sharing stages with many of his music heroes along the way.   www.CoralCreek.net  Solo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnDUiEZGc7c  • Solo/Duo Sets:  https://www.facebook.com/david.zaius/videos/3241579379293740  • Solo/Duo Sets:  https://www.facebook.com/alyse.../videos/10164325062485013  • String Band Set:  https://www.facebook.com/david.zaius/videos/3254341214684223  
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