Events on this Day

 Sunday, May 1st
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ Vendor spaces are only $20!
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday.    Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this train trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover.
Durango Conscious Dance Outside
9:30am / The Smiley Building
Free-form conscious dance classes, by Julie Gentry, Certified Soul Motion® Facilitator, two Sunday mornings each month on the big back lawn at the Smiley Building in Durango. Come play, move, be…alone, with each other, with the ground, the trees, the mountains, the birds, the breeze and the sky.   These classes are "silent disco" style with provided headphones. Limited to 15 participants. No dance experience necessary.   Sliding scale: $10-$15
2022 Home & Ranch Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The Durango Home & Ranch Show is returning! $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.    Experts in artistry, architecture, building, design, home renovations, insurance, interior decorating, storage solutions, security, and more will be lined up to answer questions and display their craftsmanship.   If you are building, remodeling, or interested in the latest industry trends and innovations, don't miss this opportunity to see the possibilities firsthand of what your home could be.
School House Rock Live! Jr and The Noble Gnarble
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.   Join the Durango Youth Theatre Jr. Company for their presentation of "The Noble Gnarble"!   Far below the ocean waves, a gnarble left his cozy bed along the ocean floor and headed to the surface for a glimpse of sun and sky. Though he can't swim far with little fins and floppy tails, his mind would not be changed by fish who tried to make him stay. Did he quit when he discovered all the creatures in his way?
Special Tea
2:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Join us for tea, treats, and a skin-pampering treatment. This is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the beautiful artwork featured this month and learn about skincare.   Space is limited and registration closes on 4/24/2022 $25.00
13th Annual Dandelion Festival
2:00pm / Rotary Park
Let's christen the Spring and welcome the oncoming warm season! Together!! We are excited to gather for the 13th annual DandeLion Festival! This is a free, all-ages concert and celebration of Beltane, of plant medicine, and the ongoing movement for Organic Parks in Durango which seeks to protect the health of our children, pets, people, living local land, wildlife, and precious waterways.   LIVE MUSIC   LOCAL ORGANIC FOOD  DANDELION BEER GARDEN, brewed by Carver's  DANCE PERFORMANCES  COMMUNITY MAYPOLE DANCE  KIDS' ACTIVITIES  THRIFT STORE  VENDORS  FEATURED SPONSORS, Prohibition Herb, Albrechta & Albrechta LLC, Lightning Communications   Presented by Organic Lands Durango & Turtle Lake Refuge, this festival is intent on celebrating our connection to each other and our local landscape, and to align with the revitalization of life at mid-Spring, Beltane, riding the upwelling of energy spiraling forth into the sunshine! . . . just like the Dandelion, a potent source of pollen for the bees, food & medicine for our bodies, and bright smiles after a long winter:) This is a party with a purpose, a co-created music and art festival, celebrating our local abundance, our strength in community, our inspiring creativity, and our collective care for local public lands.   ~ FREE ~ ALL AGES ~ RAIN OR SHINE ~   Live Performances from:  Six Dollar String Band  Bards In-Between  One Heart Orchestra  The DandyLions  Lost Boys String Band  CodeStar   Michael Bear  Durango Shimmy Mob  Durango Hula Dance  and more. . .   + Community Drum Circle at 9pm! BYOD
Durango Choral Society Presents: American Journey-Songs of Our Land
3:00pm / Bayfield Performing Arts Center
Come home to the music of America in a concert featuring both the adult and youth choirs.You will hear traditional favorites, including Shenandoah, When the Saints Go Marching In, joyful spirituals, and much more in a musical tour through the history of our great land.
Rockin' on the River
4:00pm / The Powerhouse
Amplify your summer with five Sundays of free live music outside The Powerhouse on the Carver Family Plaza. May 1st features music from Lavalanche from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Join us for this rain or shine event! Drinks available for purchase.
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