Events on this Day

 Thursday, September 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.
Exhibit: Cydnei Mallory "somatic"
9:30am / Fort Lewis College Art Gallery
The exhibit runs through October 20. This exhibit is generously sponsored by the Ballantine Visiting Artist Fund.
Durango Cowboy Gathering Free Open Air Concert
11:00am / Balcony Bar and Grill
Enjoy one of our featured cowboy musicians at an outside venue in historical downtown Durango. FREE ADMISSION.
Durango Cowboy Gathering Free Open Air Concert
11:00am / Four Leaves Winery
Enjoy one of our featured cowboy musicians at an outside venue in historical downtown Durango. FREE ADMISSION.
Durango Cowboy Gathering Free Open Air Concert
11:00am / Train Depot Lawn
Enjoy one of our featured cowboy musicians at an outside venue in historical downtown Durango. FREE ADMISSION.
Durango Regional Job Fair
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A great opportunity for job seekers to meet potential employers, and interview for available positions. Employers will have a table with information about the jobs they are currently hiring for or positions that are coming up in the near future.    Employers will be looking for resumes or will have job seekers fill out an online application right on the spot. Make sure to dress in business attire and bring plenty of resumes.
Tico Time Country Fest
5:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
Family Friendly Country Festival with on site Full Hook Up RV Sites, tent camping, and 92 Acres of Festival Riverfront Paradise!!!
Fruit Glean Happy Hour
5:00pm / La Plata County
Join the Good Food Collective this and every Thursday from 5:00-7:00 for our FREE Community Fruit Glean Happy Hour to harvest excess fruit from Durango's backyard trees.    To quench our thirst, a guest mixologist will be serving up feral fruit mocktails made from local, fresh fruit. Gleaners are invited to bring boxes and bags to take home as much fruit as they want. Remaining fruit is donated to regional food assistance programs.   This family friendly event helps get fresh produce to our region's food insecure populations, protects our bear populations and reduces waste!    Spots are limited, so please RSVP on our website - https://www.goodfoodcollective.org    Can't make it? Not a problem, our website also features a database of fruit tree owners in search of harvesters, harvest equipment rentals, and DIY harvest educational materials!
Cowboy Classic: Western Variety Show With A Twist - Sounds of the West
6:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Tickets $15, no reserved seating. An eastern dude seeks the true music of the West and finds it at the Durango Mercantile among an array of Western musicians and poets. Humor and a variety of song and poetry fill this family show.    Hosted by Lindy Simmons with invited performers from our Saturday Daytime Theme Sessions.
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 and Juicy's Shanty.
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.
The High Country Cowboys
8:00pm / VFW Hall
Remembering the good old days of Western music and the silver screen cowboys like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and the Sons of the Pioneers, the High Country Cowboys present their brand of this classic genre. Born and raised in the heart of ranch country in south central Montana, they grew up playing cowboys and watching the old B-Western films on VHS which instilled in them a love for the West and cowboy music.   Since their beginning in 2014, the Pro Cowboy Country Association has awarded them Music Group of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and they received Best Album of the Year for their album "Cowboy" in 2018. Lead singer Marty was honored as Yodeler of the Year in 2017 and Male Vocalist of the Year in 2018. The IWMA also recognized their album "Cowboy" as Best Album of the Year in 2017, and Marty has won IWMA Yodeler of the Year three times. Their traditional sound and three-part Western harmony has been compared to the Sons of the Pioneers and Marty Robbins.
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