Events on this Day

 Saturday, August 13th
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.
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.
Demolition Derby
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A local's favorite thing to do during the fair.   12 noon, doors open at 10am.
Hands-on Digital Photography Workshop
10:00am / Future Light Digital
This class is perfect for the beginning digital photographer. During the course of the workshop you will learn how to set all the basic controls on your camera, as well as understanding the important menu items and shooting modes available. We'll focus on strategies for improving your photography, including how to achieve perfect color, how to capture the decisive moment, and how to improve the quality of your photographs. Additional dates are available.    Class meets either at Future Light Digital studio at Elk Park, Durango, or the Durango Community Recreation Center depending on class size.
4-H Community BBQ
12:00pm / La Plata County Senior Center
Who needs a DELICIOUS event to go to with a wonderful cause??   Come see us at the La Plata County Fair 4-H Community Barbecue Cook-Off on Saturday, August 13th from Noon until 4PM, or the food is gone.   Purchase your tickets in advance at our Extension Office located at 2500 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301. Only $8.00 for an adult and $5 for 65+ or 10 and under.    Tickets are also available at the gate: $10 for an adult and $5 for 65+ and 10 and under.    ALL proceeds go to La Plata County 4-H Program!
Ceramic Painting Open Studio Saturday
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Can't make Tuesdays or Fridays work for your schedule, but really want to join us for ceramic painting? We have Saturdays too! Come join us for Ceramic Painting! Customizing your own bowl, cup, plate! You could create a personalized gift, enjoy an outing with your family, or create something beautiful to add to your dishes collection!
Virtual Tour of the Animas City Cemetery
1:00pm / Virtual
Animas Museum's Second Saturday Webinar Series "Virtual Tour of the Animas City Cemetery" will be on Zoom Saturday, August 13 at 1pm. Please join local historians Charles DiFerdinando and Susan Jones to learn about the Animas City Cemetery. There is no charge for the webinar which will be recorded, but registration is required at
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.
The Streets of Durango - a special downtown Durango paint-out
5:00pm / Create Art and Tea
The Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners announces the first annual Juried Exhibit & Sale.   Plein Air artists representing Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona gather regularly to paint outdoors - on location - at various National Parks, monuments, and scenic locations throughout the Four Corners region.
Live music with Jack Ellis band
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
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