Events on this Day

 Saturday, October 2nd
Durango Cowboy Gathering Chuckwagon Breakfast
7:30am / Corner of 5th St. and Main Ave
Biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs and lots of black coffee. $10 for adults, kids 5 and under free.   Tickets available at the wagon, or in advance.  
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.
Homebuyer Education Class in Durango
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance.    Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
Durango Farmers Market
9:00am / 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
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.
Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival
9:00am / Riverside Park
Come to beautiful Riverside Park in Aztec, NM for the Four Corners region's premier event celebrating Celtic culture! Where the Southwest meets the Scottish Highlands.   Watch athletes from all over the region compete in Highland Games and Highland Dance competitions, experience the music and pagentry of the (bag)Pipe and Drums corps, and hear music rooted in Celtic traditions from a variety of bands on 2 stages.    Shop with local and regional vendors for art, jewelry and Celtic clothing, or have hand-sewn boots made just for you.   Enjoy Scottish meat pies, bangers and mash or good old-fashioned burgers with lemonade, beer or wine. Wear your kilts and participate in the Romance Novel Cover Pose competition!    See more details and schedules, and buy tickets for the day or the entire weekend now at https://www.aztechighlandgames.com/ This is a family event--Children under 12 are admitted free!
33rd Annual Durango Cowboy Parade
10:00am / Durango Cowboy Parade
One of the highlights of the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the largest motorless parade in Colorado.    This much anticipated event takes place downtown on Saturday morning following a delicious chuckwagon breakfast that begins at 7:30 a.m.    The parade starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The colorful procession does not involve any vehicles—just historic wagons and carriages, lovely ladies & gents dressed in period costumes, buckaroos on stick horses, Native American dancers, and horses, lots of horses as well mules, donkeys, and even a llama or two.    Nine trophies are presented for the most impressive parade entries, including Best Horse Entry, Best Mule or Donkey Entry and Judges' Choice.    Anyone is welcome to enter the parade and there is no entry fee. So why not get dressed up and join in the fun? If you can't enter, come on down that morning and cheer on those who do. In addition to a cowboy breakfast, there will be live music at every street corner. You'll have a great time and will be supporting Durango's western heritage.
Solar & Net Zero Home Tour and Sunset Soiree
10:00am / Multiple Locations
Join 4CORE for the 2021 Solar & Net Zero Home Tour! Visit innovative, energy-efficient and solar-powered sites around Durango from 10am-5pm.   Immediately following the tour from 5-8pm is the Sunset Soiree. Enjoy music from Pete Giuliani, cocktails and sunset overlooking the Animas Valley.   Tour only tickets are $12; tour + soiree tickets are $30. Purchase online or at the Farmer's Market on 9/18, 9/25 and 10/2.   *Proof of vaccination will be required for both events.
Pumpkin Patch
10:00am / The Gardens at James Ranch (park in the James Ranch parking lot)
We have a great crop of pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch this year and we'd like to invite you out to our Annual Pumpkin Patch event to share in the harvest. Visit our authentic pumpkin patch with so many varieties including Jack O'Lanterns, Cinderellas, Porcelain, Marina de Chioggia, Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkins, Jarrahdale and more!   Walk to the gardens, pick out your pumpkins, pay in the patch, transportation provided back to your car!
Cowboy Poetry and Music, Storytelling and Folklore
10:30am / Various Venues
These sessions are free!  This year's theme is "Cowboys on Main Street." You will find musicians at the Strater Hotel, Wild Horse Saloon, Four Leaves Winery and strolling the streets. Invited performers. Concurrent sessions change every hour in each location.
Cindy Coleman Pastel Paintings Art Show
11:00am / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New pastel paintings by Cindy Coleman; original paintings and note cards for sale. ACC hours: Wed-Sat, 11am-7pm
Western Heritage Tribute
11:30am / Mahogany Grill
Join us as we gather to celebrate parade Grand Marshal Anne Rapp and retiring Strater Hotel owner Rod Barker. Lunch menu and cash bar, free entertainment.
Skyhawks Football
12:00pm / Ray Dennison Memorial Field
Skyhawks vs Black Hills State University (S.D.)
Cowboy Comedy Review
2:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at an intimate local theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
Durango Cowboy Gathering Poster Session
4:30pm / Toh-atin Gallery
Invited poets and musicians will perform their interpretations of this year's limited-edition print.    Hosted by Lindy Simmons. 5:30-6:30 PM, FREE Reception.   Autographed prints of "High Country Autumn" by artist John Kosel will be available for $30.
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!!!
Live Music with Donny Johnson
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Live music on our patio with the one and only Donny Johnson playing from 5pm to 9pm. Don't miss out on all the fun and great deals on food and drinks. Make sure to RSVP.
Cowboy Classic: Western Variety Show With A Twist - Sounds of the West
6:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at an intimate local theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
Merely Players present Men on Boats
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players presents Men on Boats  A Grand Canyon Adventure by Jacklyn Backhaus   Tickets $30
Four Corners Comedy Festival - Headliner Show
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Headliner Elliot Weber of Dead Room Comedy, Host Jill Carlson, other selected performers
Farmington Hill - Early Show
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm // Show 8:00pm  Tickets Available at www.animascitytheatre.com  21+   Farmington Hill brings you country-fried indie rock from Southwest Colorado. Paul “Bubba” Iudice (acoustic guitar) and Erik Nordstrom (telecaster) have been collaborating since 2006, dusting off some old songs while creating new music about drinking, driving, friends that have passed away, love, heartbreak, the good life, and the not-so-good life. Kelly Rogers adds lap-steel to the mix. Jim Belcher lays down the bass, and David Sachs provides tasty drum licks. Jim and Dave have been part of the Durango music scene for quite some time, and we are honored that they joined the band in the spring of 2019. This is music suitable for both a raucous Saturday night and the accompanying Sunday hangover.    https://www.farmingtonhill.com/home  https://www.farmingtonhill.com/audio  https://www.facebook.com/FarmingtonHill 
Cowboy Comedy Review
8:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an exciting, fun-filled event with evening performances and Saturday daytime sessions. Poets and musicians from throughout the country grace our intimate stage at an intimate local theater, performing classic and contemporary poems and songs that will bring tears to your eyes and keep you in stitches.
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