Events on this Day

 Saturday, September 25th
Durango Fall Blaze
7:30am / Three different events and six courses
The Durango Fall Blaze is a bicycle tour to raise money for Fort Lewis College Cycling Scholarships. Over the past three years we have raised over $80,000 for scholarships for the cycling team.    This year there are three different events and six courses. We have 2 road rides, 2 mountain bike rides and 2 gravel rides.The gravel and mountain bike courses are new to the Fall Blaze this year. This is a non-competitive event, and fun for all level of riders. The post ride event will have food, beverage, and live music. Register at durangofallblaze.com for event information and course maps. Come join us and keep the National Champion tradition alive at Fort Lewis College.
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
Celebrating 25 years!   Buy Your Produce in our Open Air Market from the Farmer that Grew it.  Connecting Local Agriculture with the Community.  Vegetables, Meat, Honey, Jewelry, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Ceramics, Mushrooms  Fresh Made Ready to Eat Meals
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.
Mountain Marmot Trail Run
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
“Mountain Marmot” is an epic trail race. The course is simple—start at the bottom of the mountain…run to the top and back. Sounds hard? It’s definitely a challenge. But think how great you will feel when you make it to the top!   One thing is for sure: You won’t find a more beautiful course anywhere around. You’ll be running some of the most amazing single-track trails in Colorado, right as the Fall colors are just starting to change. The views will be stunning. This is a race you will never forget.   Mountain Marmot photoThe distance is 12 miles. Because of the elevation gain, think of it as equal to a half-marathon. The best part is, the second half of the race is entirely downhill! If you have run similar races like Imogene, Kendall Mountain, or Kennebec Mountain, you will find this race to be easier by comparison, but still plenty challenging.
Parade of Homes
9:00am / Participating Homes
Tour amazing homes and commercial spaces built by the area's premiere builders. See the latest trends in interior design, smart home technology, energy efficiency, and more.
National Drive Electric Week Event
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Interested in learning how easy it is to own an electric vehicle? Check out multiple EVs and chat with local owners on Saturday, September 25 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds!    This "Event" is part of 4CORE's National Drive Electric Week, happening September 25-October 3 around the country.   This event is free. Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize and enjoy delicious food from Durango's newest food truck, Taco's La Carranza!
National Drive Electric Week
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
Find out why everyone is giving up gas and join us for a fun day of EV test drives, and owner experiences! More activities to be announced.
Animas Museum Live!
10:00am / Animas Museum
Outside at the Museum. Even though the building will be closed to the public, we will continue to celebrate living history and the La Plata County heritage of sheep with costumed interpreters demonstrating spinning, weaving, and natural dyeing.    Kids will be able to try their hands at related crafts. Dr. Ruth Lambert will speak at 11 a.m. about arborglyphs, the carvings left by sheep herders on aspen trees.    At 1 p.m., Dr. Andrew Gulliford will have a book signing and speak about his book "The Woolly West". All events will be outdoors and masks and social distancing will be encouraged.
Volunteers of America's Scavenger Hunt for the Future Final Celebration!
10:30am / Buckley Park
Join us to celebrate the end of the Volunteers of America Scavenger Hunt for the Future and enjoy refreshments, prizes, and the Grand Prize paddle board drawing!   Remember that you have until September 22nd to complete all the Scavenger Hunt challenges!    Proceeds benefit the Volunteers of America Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse.
Touch-A-Truck
10:30am / Durango Public Library across the street
Join Durango's community helpers and Durango Public Library for a fun and interactive event!   Vehicles from the following partners will be present:  Durango City Operations  Durango Fire & Rescue  Durango Police Department  Durango Transit   FREE and for kids of all ages!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers Last Night !
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.
Tico Time Soberfest
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
Days of Sober Fun for all ages ! Sober Music Festival, Late Night EDM, Onsite Full Hook up RV & Tent Camping. Paddleboarding, Ziplines, Adventure Tower, Disc Golf, Ponds with Sand Beaches. 94 Acres of Riverfront Paradise !
Local First's Harvest Dinner
5:00pm / The Smiley Building Lawn
Join Local First at the Smiley Building Lawn on Saturday, September 25th at 5pm for the best event of the season: Local First's Annual Harvest Dinner. Join your community for a meaningful celebration of our regional food system and deep connections with your neighbors. Enjoy multiple courses featuring farm-fresh foods prepared by local chefs, along with decadent drink pairings.    Get your tickets at Local-First.org/EatLocalMonth. You don't want to miss this beautiful event!
Diamonds & Denim Elks Casino Night Charity Ball
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
Come join as for our annual Charity Ball fundraiser! Put on your diamonds and denim for a fun casino night full of real casino games, music, food, and silent auction!    The cost is $20 per ticket if you order early and $25 the day of the event.    Tickets can be purchased at the Durango Elks Lodge, 901 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO or on our Facebook site at Durango Colorado Elks Lodge. Hope to see you all at this fabulous event!
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