Events on this Day

 Saturday, September 17th
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.
Opening Day of Roots of Wisdom
9:00am / The Powerhouse
Come celebrate the opening day of "Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science" on display at The Powerhouse from September 17th-January1st.   In Roots of Wisdom, stories from four indigenous communities are brought to life in real-world examples of how traditional knowledge and Western science combine to provide complementary solutions to contemporary concerns.   From restoring ecosystems to rediscovering traditional foods and crafts, Roots of Wisdom helps visitors understand the important issues facing indigenous communities, discover innovative ways native peoples are solving challenges, and strengthen the growing movement towards sustainability and the reclamation of age-old practices.
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.
Yoga & Intro to the 7 Chakras
9:30am / Basecamp Plant Based Kitchen and Market
Mashi Solomon of Light and Lavender and Coach Marie Soleil of Mind Body SOLEiL invite you to a one of a kind yoga and chakra workshop/get together at Basecamp Plant Based Kitchen Bar & Market located a short but insanely gorgeous drive just north of Durango city limits!   The 7 Chakras (energy centers) of the body are our very own energetic limbs. These centers are constantly giving and receiving information to and from our physical environment. When not in balance these disharmonies can manifest as mental, physical and emotional dis-ease. When in harmony, we feel clear, rooted, assured and at our best.   9:45-10:20am Slow Yoga Energy Flow on the outside patio deck (mats provided)   10:30-11:30 Chakra Workshop Cost is $45 (for both yoga and workshop)   To register please email or call Mashi at : 646.346.0042/ *Please note that due to the outside decks capacity for the yoga portion; this event is capped at 15 people. Purchase required to hold your reservation**
28th Annual Autumn Arts Festival
10:00am / Along 2nd Avenue
Celebrating 28 years of presenting fine art and fine craft by makers from around the country, this juried festival takes place amidst the fall colors on quaint Second Avenue in historic downtown Durango, Colorado. The wide avenue, lined with restaurants and a variety of shops, is one block east of Main Avenue.
The ArtRoom Collective Autumn Exhibition and Market
10:00am / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
The ArtRoom Collective Autumn Exhibition and Market    Demonstrations:  3pm - Christy Garrou, Canvas Stretching  4pm - Sharon Abshagen, Oil painting on canvas   The ArtRoom Collective is Durango's working studio gallery where 22 artists, jewelers, potters, leather crafters and others create and sell their handmade goods. Quarterly ArtRoom Collective Exhibition and Markets feature artist spotlights with multiple demonstrations to teach and inspire.
Senator Teller Campaigns in Durango, 1896!
10:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Senator Teller Campaigns in Durango, 1896!   Join the Animas Museum and Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as they recreate a campaign stop by Senator Henry Teller supporting William Jennings Bryan for President in 1896. John Steinle, historian and author, will portray Senator Teller on Saturday, September 17, at the D&SNGRR Depot at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. There is no charge for admission.   This event is part of the Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable's History Live! events. Learn more about other participating events at their website
Animas Valley Community BBQ & Picnic
11:00am / Animas Valley Grange
Everyone is welcome. Lunch starts at noon. The Grange will provide burgers, hot dogs, lemonade, ice tea and corn on the cob. Please bring a side or dessert and your lawn chairs. We will also have music,, croquet, bean bag toss and other kids yard games
Serenity Festival
12:00pm / Tico Time Activities
Join us at Serenity Festival, for a family friendly high-vibe event with live music, inspiring workshops, yoga, ecstatic dance, cacao ceremony, live painting, performance art, late night DJ sets, and community connection. Enjoy all the amazing outdoor recreation this Costa Rican themed venue has to offer; beach volleyball, water slides, paddle boards, disc golf, river tubing, zip lines, sky swing, and much more! 4-day festival passes are only $150 and includes camping! Discounted RV spots & car camping also available. Event details at:
Live Music with Ben Gibson
2:00pm / 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
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.
4:30pm / Studio & (Outdoor Stage)
$15  Doors: 4:30pm  Buckley Park Stage: 5pm-9pm  Late night stage: 9:30pm- 11pm   The iAM MUSIC Fest is back!! Join us Saturday, August 20th, for the next installment of the iAM MUSIC Fest summer concert series!   Join us afterward at the iNDIGO Room for a late-night show by Palo Brea.   The Lineup   [Ghost Tapes]   [Hello Dollface]  [Ramakhandra]  [Delaney Davis]  [Secret Circus Society]   iNDIGO Room- Late Night Stage  [Palo Brea]
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
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2022
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Rocky Mountain Wild will once again team up with San Juan Citizens Alliance to bring you the Durango stop of the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a program of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Two nights of award-winning adventure, environmental, exploration, and mountain culture films from around the world. Each night will feature different films, so you’ll want to attend both nights! In addition to great films, there are opportunities to win gear, gift cards, classes, and epic adventures in the raffle and silent auction.   Proceeds from this event benefit Rocky Mountain Wild and San Juan Citizens Alliance, and are used to help keep Wolf Creek pass wild!   Tickets: $18 for one night / $31 for both nights ($5 discount automatically applied at checkout)   Reception and doors open at 6:00 pm. Films start at 7:00 PM
iAM MUSIC Fest- Late Night Stage
9:30pm / The iNDIGO Room
iNDIGO Room- Late Night Stage  $10   [Palo Brea] Hi! We've been together for about 3 years. You could say it's getting serious. We like hip reinventions of popular songs. We like covers of funky and soulful songs. We happily perform original music that marries the popular and jazz/r&b genres.
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