Events on this Day

 Friday, August 12th
San Juan Nature Hikes
9:00am / Andrews Lake
Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about the wildflowers, ecology, and geology of the San Juan Mountains.
La Plata County Fair
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
For 74 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!
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.
Ladies Night 2.0 at Horse Empower - This Ain't Your First Rodeo!
5:30pm / Horse Empower, LLC
Ladies Night 2.0 is for those of you who have already attended a Ladies Night at Horse Empower - now known as Ladies Night 1.0. If you loved your first experience, and are yearning for more laughter, horse time and comradery, we promise you will love LN 2.0 as we head straight in to reconnect with the herd! Georgie and friends will be so excited to see you!   Each month we will have a new and exciting exercise that will have you working with our horses through obstacles and problem-solving exercises that will build on the last, promoting learning, self-discovery and a unique 'girls' night' horse experience you won't forget!   Cost: $85.00 pp; Non-refundable, but transferable. Maximum of 12 participants.   What to Wear: Dress in layers & wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty while horsin' around; closed-toed shoes a MUST. The program takes place in our beautiful, bright indoor riding arena. Happy Hour refreshments & Hors d'oeuvres served after your equine experience!
Friday Nights with Black Velvet
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms. Seating on spacious lawns. Bring rain gear if there is a chance of rain.  FREE ADMISSION  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.
Live Muscie with Donny Johnson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Outdoor Worship Night
6:30pm / Rotary Park
The Summit Church worship band is hosting an outdoor worship night. This is open to any and everyone! If you want to come worship with your local community, or even just enjoy the music, it's a great time for connection! Water will be provided.
Asleep at the Wheel
7:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The La Plata County Fair is pleased to announce this year's "Friday at the Fair" Concert will feature the incomparable Asleep at the Wheel. The 10 time Grammy winning western swing band will perform in the rodeo arena at the fairgrounds. Bayfield's local country rock band Midnight Backhand will be the opening act starting at 7:15. Asleep at the Wheel takes the stage at 8:00 p.m.    Reserved Seating in the Grandstands $48. General Admission seating in open area in front of the stage. $28. Must bring your own chairs. These prices include ticketing fees.    Tickets available at For more information call 970-247-8477.
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