Events on this Day

 Saturday, September 24th
Durango Fall Blaze
7:30am / Three different events and six courses
The Durango Fall Blaze is a bicycle tour to raise money for Fort Lewis College Cycling Scholarships. Over the past three years we have raised over $80,000 for scholarships for the cycling team.    This year there are three different events and six courses. We have 2 road rides, 2 mountain bike rides and 2 gravel rides.The gravel and mountain bike courses are new to the Fall Blaze this year. This is a non-competitive event, and fun for all level of riders. The post ride event will have food, beverage, and live music. Register at for event information and course maps. Come join us and keep the National Champion tradition alive at Fort Lewis College.
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.
Household Hazardous Waste Annual Collection - Residential
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The City of Durango and La Plata County have partnered for many years on annual Household Hazardous Waste collection events. Our most recent event saw over 700 attendees and collected over 85,000 lbs of waste! These events offer the primary opportunity in our region for collecting many HHW materials.   Saturday does not require an appointment and is only for personal/residential and relatively smaller quantities of materials.
Lost Wax Casting
9:00am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
Curious about the lost wax process of casting… Here is your chance to explore & practice this creative art. A group of six individuals in a one on one personal instruction for 2 whole days. You will create your own design, carve that design into purple wax, then we encase it into a special type of casting investment. I personally bake it overnight within a kiln. Afterwards, you will melt your provided sterling silver & feel the floor Rumble…. Clean your artwork & Voilà your piece is ready to wear!   All materials provided.   COST: $225.00, with $100.00 down to reserve a seat.   Class handout will be sent via email once payment is received
Mountain Marmot
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
Have you ever stood at the bottom of a mountain, staring up at the top, thinking to yourself: "I wonder if I could run all the way up there?" This race is for you!
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.
Digital Photographers' Adobe Lightroom Workshop
10:00am / Future Light Digital
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Intensive: Two Day Class offered by Future Light Digital in Durango, CO.>br>  Part 1: The first day covers the Library, Slideshow and Web modules. You will learn how to design a logical file structure, build an efficient backup system, create an easy-to-use naming structure, and use metadata to simplify tracking images from program to program. Integrate image management into your workflow using Adobe Lightroom Classic software and learn how to implement an advanced keyword system for tracking the content of your images.   Leverage the power of virtual Collections to organize your images. We will also cover the Slideshow and Web modules in greater detail, including the use of custom templates for unique and powerful automatic web design. Learn how to set up a web server to post your images online for personal or client review.   Part 2 : The second day covers the Raw conversion and editing tools and Print module. We focus on maximizing the quality of your images in the Develop module, with a detailed explanation of each tool set, including the new selective control with the Adjustment brush. Learn how to set-up batch processing, round-trip editing of images from Lightroom into Adobe Photoshop CC, and working with virtual copies of your original files.   Class meets from 10:00 - 4:00 pm., Fee $245  August 20 & 21, 2022 - Two full days!   Class meets either at the Future Light Digital studio at Elk Park, Durango, or the Durango Community Recreation Center depending on class size.   Bring your own laptop.
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.
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
Durango Elks Lodge 80s Prom Night
6:00pm / Durango Elks Lodge
One of our largest charity events of the year! Join us for casino games, music, silent auction, a raffle, food, drinks, and so much more! This is one of the few events that is open to the public so please attend and join in the fun!    Tickets are only $30 if you purchase early and $35 the day of the event. Go to our Facebook site at Durango Colorado Elks Lodge to purchase.
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.
Merely Players presents AS YOU LIKE IT
7:00pm / Merely Underground
All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies. Music and poetry escort romance into the Forest of Arden where best friends stick together and love notes grow on trees. Our playful production is filled with flirtatious disguise, witty encounters, inventive puppetry, original music, and some of Shakespeare’s most famous phrases. Professional out-of-town actors Erika Vetter, Adam Fontana, and Zachary Chiero appear as Rosalind, Orlando, and Touchstone, joining a company of experienced and talented locals in the show that gave Merely Players our name.   Preshow Plot chats are offered 45 minutes before each show begins and are included in the ticket price. The show is appropriate for the entire family.   Tickets: $30
80's Video Dance & Costume Party
7:30pm / Animas City Theatre
Dress up in your 80's attire and come enjoy your favorite 80's videos playing on our movie screen, music ranging from Ah-Ha to ZZ Top, and every one between.   Tickets available only online or at the door (cash only) night of show.   21+ event / Doors 7:00pm / $5 cover
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