Events on this Day

 Wednesday, August 10th
La Plata County Fair
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
For 71 years, friends, families, Colorado natives, and visitors have all converged upon Durango for a celebration of hard work and hobby. People of all ages showcase their animals, food, garden products, and personal creations to compete for the coveted blue ribbon. This festival, happening Wednesday - Sunday, August 10th - 14th, 2022, is one of Colorado's best ways to enjoy good, old-fashioned mountain fun. Like all state fairs, visitors will experience livestock competitions, homemade food competitions, 4-H project displays, and garden variety events.
Design/Construct and Create a Chess Set
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Mr. B, also a master at chess, invites you tp create your own unique chess set using a variety of different art mediums, techniques. and concepts!
Great Garden Series: Gardening for Pollinators
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! In this lecture we'll discuss how to build a garden to support local pollinators.
Ranch Rodeo & Western Variety Show
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
Community Concerts Series - Jeff Solon Jazz
5:00pm / Rochester Hotel
The Community Foundation Supporting Southwest Colorado is proud to present the 2022 Community Concerts! Come on out this summer to Durango's Rochester Hotel for some fantastic music and fun times, and support local non-profit environmental organizations! On August 10, the Jeff Solon Jazz band will perform big-band jazz favorites to benefit Great Old Broads for Wilderness, a women-led national grassroots organization, based in Durango, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild public lands and waters for future generations. Tickets for each event are $10 at the door on the day of the event, or you can purchase a discounted online punch pass for $50. The punch pass is valid for six punches—you may use one punch each week, or all six punches in one week—or any combination in between!
Beverage Tastings
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting AND sample our incredible chocolate or beverages at our in-cafe tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational beverage tasting. These tastings are in-house trainings to educate our staff about our offerings and we love to have the public join us!   Beverage tastings may be coffee or espresso based, or might include alcohol such as spirits or wine; it all depends on what our staff is learning about that week!   Each week will be something different, whether we're tasting the difference between a cappuccino (or as we call it, The Claim Jumper) and a Harlot (otherwise known as a latte), or sampling a new cocktail we're considering for our cocktail & chocolate pairing menu.   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new! Plus, don't forget: on the Wednesdays we aren't doing beverage tastings, we'll be doing chocolate tastings! Join us each Wednesday at 5:00 for an in-cafe tasting!
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society meeting and presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to an in person presentation on August 10th at 7:00 pm in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Robert Weiner will present: "Chacoan Roads: How Were They Used, and Why Does It Matter?" It will also be available on Zoom. For log-in information, go to SJBAS.ORG.
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