Events on this Day

 Saturday, May 28th
Veteran's Memorial Train
7:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Ride on the train that races the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic's Citizens Bicycle Race from Durango to Silverton. Enjoy lunch at the race finish, and be our special guest at a Memorial Day themed Ceremony in Silverton's Memorial Park.   Presented by The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, this day of fun, celebration, and camaraderie is FREE to Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Military-affiliated Gold and Blue Star parents/spouses/family members/friends.   Event Schedule:  1. The train departs precisely at 8am. If you are late, the train will not wait. Your train will be "racing" the IHBC Citizens Bicycle Race to Silverton.  2. Volunteers will meet the train in Silverton and direct you to ground transportation for a short trip to Memorial Park - The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic finish line - where:  3. A box lunch will be served (Meat or Vegetarian option available).  4. A ceremony honoring service will be held.  5. Following the ceremony, return transport by D&SNGRR bus will bring you back to Durango.
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic 50th Anniversary
7:30am / Various Venues
One of Colorado's oldest cycling traditions: a plethora of biking activities held over Memorial Day Weekend each year, including a road race to Silverton!   Happenings on Saturday 28th - Coca Cola Road Race from Durango to Silverton leaves from East 2nd & 30th at 7:30 am   McDonald's Citizens Tour from Durango to Silverton   Mercy Medical Center Ebike Tour from Durango to Silverton   Purgatory Quarterhorse from Durango to Purgatory   Tailwind Road Race and Tour from Ouray to Silverton leaving from Ouray Hot Springs parking lot at 9 am   50th Anniversary Celebration at the Center of Southwest Studies
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
VFW Post 4031 Buddy Poppy Distribution
9:00am / Various Businesses in Durango
The Buddy Poppy Program raises many for the VFW National Home and for those handicapped individuals who make the Pappys. The Pappys are a remembrance for those servicemen who lost their lives in World War 1.
VFW Post Greenmount Flag Placement
9:00am / Greenmount Cemetery
Every year VFW Post 4031 places flags on the graves of veterans. This is tribute to their service to the United States. Volunteers are welcome to come and assist placing flags on the graves. The event starts at 9:00 AM. Meet at the American Legion Monument for a briefing. Bring a large Phillips Screwdriver to bore holes to place the flags.
Community Art Market
10:00am / Hermosa Cafe parking lot
All artists are invited to set up a table, booth or tent at no charge. Space is on first come basis. There are free crafts for kids. This event happens on the last Sat of every month through the summer. Everyone is welcome. Market goes from 10 - 2:30. Set up begins at 8:30am.
Memorial Day Carnival
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Rides, Food, FUN!! Come have a blast with the entire family!
Local Plants for Gut Health
10:00am / The Wild Cooperative
Workshop at the beautiful Wild Cooperative.    Join us for a day long immersion into wild plant medicine and food for the gut. Such plants can be found everywhere from a vacant, urban lot to a nearby field to a shady mountain forest.    This plant-packed day includes:  • An on-site medicinal plant walk featuring identification and medicinal properties of local wild plants, with a focus on they many ways they promote gut health.   • Hands on time learning 3 different medicinal preparations featuring the local plants we discuss. You'll take home what you make.   • A primer on wild food fermentation for gut health.   Overnight camping is available on-site for the Friday night before for a $10 donation per tent (paid on site). There is also National Forest primitive camping available 1st come 1st served a couple miles down the road.
Short Sweet Story Show
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays performed by adults for kids of all ages. Laugh along to a Shakespeare Three Little Pigs and see Shel Silverstein's poems come to life.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper.  Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969.  Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30. Supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through September - Rain or Shine Reservations are required.
Live Music
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Come enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with various musicians!
Short Sweet Story Show
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays performed by adults for kids of all ages. Laugh along to a Shakespeare Three Little Pigs and see Shel Silverstein's poems come to life.
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