Events on this Day

 Friday, August 5th
DBG Annual Bulb Sale Online Store!
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
Imagine for a moment that next early spring you look out your window after a long, cold winter and your yard is alight with color, color from the bulbs you planted last fall. Bulbs are perhaps the most underutilized plant in all of our gardens… but they don't have to be. The Durango Botanic Garden's annual bulb sale is coming soon. Buy bulbs in the summer? Yes, it's the perfect time to order your bulbs and pick them up in the fall. October is the ideal time to plant bulbs in SW Colorado. Bulbs are easy to grow and return year after year.   The Durango Botanic Gardens Annual Bulb Sale will once again be conducted online. Almost 50 types of bulbs will be available to order. The Bulb Sale preview opens on July 22 on the Botanic Gardens' website: www.durangobotanicgardens.org. You will find pictures and descriptions of all the available bulbs to help you plan your garden. The online store will be open August 5 - 16.    Paid orders will be available for pickup mid-October at a variety of locations and times that will be posted on the website.    If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the DBG office at 970-880-4841. Thank you for your support and see you in the Gardens!
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
First Friday Pop Up
12:00pm / Bucks Parlor
First Friday Pop Up at Bucks Parlor. Swing in any first Friday of the month to see local artist and buy some cool vintage! Friday April 1st we will have three makers in the shop. One with lovely copper electraform jewelry, a ceramic artist and a textile artist. Please follow our socials for more info.
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.
First Friday Art Show
5:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Create Art and Tea is now hosting First Friday. First Friday is an effort to bring art and charitable foundations together. On the First Friday of every month, Create Art and Tea will host an art opening featuring new artists.    Featured artists will choose a charity to support. A portion of the proceeds made from purchased art will go to the organization of choice. On opening night, you can expect light refreshments, live musical performances, the opportunity to meet the artists, and hear about the charitable organizations. The works for sale will remain in the loft area of the gallery for the remaining duration of each month.   Times may vary. Visit website for more details on each month's featured artists and charities!
Opening Reception - National Park Paintings Art Show
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company
New paintings by Cindy Coleman from her recent artist residency at Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve & Education Center. National Park series including Acadia, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef & Zion
Opening Reception! Plein Air Painters of The Four Corners Juried Exhibit and Sale
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.
Friday Nights with Matt Song Bird Jones
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.
Festival Gala and Play Premiere (Durango PlayFest)
6:00pm / Festival Tent at Fort Lewis College (practice field H near the Stadium)
Come help Durango PlayFest celebrate the craft of playwriting and the joy of live theatre at our annual Festival Gala. Enjoy delectable appetizers and cool jazz, meet renowned playwright Richard Dresser, and mingle with other theatre lovers. Then enjoy the premiere reading of Dresser's play, Our Shrinking, Shrinking World. Your support helps PlayFest bring world-class talent to our region!
Live music with Terry Rickard
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
Movies in the Park Series - Spiderman, No Way Home
7:00pm / Buckley Park
City of Durango and Credit Union of Colorado present Movies in the Park! The movies in the park series if free to the community thanks to local sponsors. Come enjoy watching family-friendly movies on a 20' movie screen!   Bring blankets, chairs, family and friends and enjoy a movie together. Prior to the movie, enjoy live music, local youth talent and hands-on activities. Arrive in time for the T-Shirt cannon and prize giveaways!   Popcorn and beverages are available for purchase. Activities begin at 7:00pm movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset!
Durango Youth Theatre: Could You Hug A Cactus? And Honk Jr.
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A Musical Theatre Double Feature Could You Hug a Cactus?  Book by Jessica Penzias  Music and Lyrics by Denver Casado   Based on a collection of whimsical poems by Phillip Van Wagoner One by one, a group of kids share their imaginative creations, until a nervous performer panics and refuses to contribute a poem. Can the cast help him shed the self-doubt and ignite a creative spark? Could You Hug a Cactus? Is presented through special arrangements with Beat by Beat Press. Bbbpress.com   Honk! Jr.   Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe  Music by George Stiles   Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.   HONK! JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
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