Events on this Day

 Friday, September 30th
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.
Cowboy Music and Poetry Train
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Musicians and Poets will be featured in various cars. Train leaves promptly at 9:45 AM (be there early). Arrives at Cascade Canyon at lunch time. There will be more entertainment in the pavilion as you enjoy a box lunch in beautiful surroundings.    Box lunches available when purchasing tickets or bring your own. There is also a concession car on the train serving light snacks.    Vintage Coach $81.00 for adults, $57 for children, Open Air Gondola $89 Adults; $65 Children. (8% Historic Preservation Fee will be included) Reservations 970-247-2733 or 888-872-4607
Cowboy Gathering Trail Ride and Lunch
10:00am / Bears Ranch
Offered by Bears Ranch (Hwy 550N), this beautiful 2 hour horseback ride will take you on a series of interconnected trails through Chris Park and the lovely Haviland Lake areas of the San Juan National Forest. Meander through colorful aspen groves and ponderosa pines as you enjoy breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains and Hermosa Cliffs No better way to experience the beauty of Colorado than on the back of a horse. Return to the stables for a delicious catered lunch by Lone Spur Café along while enjoying some genuine cowboy entertainment. Space is limited. Book early! $160 (2 hr. ride and lunch) To purchase tickets go to and click on Reserve Trail Rides or call (970) 844-4049.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
10:30am / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Hosted by FLC Alumni Joshua Emerson. Come get your laughs in early! Featuring Andrea Rossi, Andy Mathews, Billie Jo Gillespie, Cardo Madd, Jared Chandler, Leah Althoff, Maria Palombi, Martin Mandela Morrow, Michael Copenhaver, Scott Fowler
Durango Vintage Festivus
12:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
Durango Vintage Festivus is a 3-day celebration of vintage clothing with a fun denim Olympics, vendors from all over the country, live auction of 100+ items, bulk sale, coffee roundtable discussion, camping and live music. Top collectors, buyers, sellers and designers in the clothing and collectible world will mingle and revel in all things vintage. The Vintage Festivus is the first of it's kind in the Four Corners area and will be held at the beautiful outdoor venue at Tico Time Resort.
Vintage LOVE Market
4:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Vintage LOVE market is this weekend. Vintage & artisan shopping event for home, garden & more. Is your style Mid-century? Rustic? Classic? Boho? Industrial? Modern Farmhouse? Whatever your style, find inspiration in beautifully staged booths of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Want a jump on the best Vintage LOVE market finds of vintage, antique, upcycled, handmade pieces and jewelry? Come for the VIP evening Soiree! Limited to first 200 shoppers. Visit with friends, sip our signature cocktail and be the first to see the gorgeous displays. Benefits the Woman's Resource Center of Durango.    Friday, Sept 30 from 4 till 7 pm, $7* at the door (*also includes General Admission for Sat.10am-4pm). More info at   Vintage LOVE market is only here Fri., Sept 30 thru Sun Oct 2; at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.    Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Visit Durango and Honey House Distillery.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
4:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and one of the foremost pianists of vintage American popular music, ragtime, early jazz, Great American Songbook, and more.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique and functional Rice Bowl! We will mix creativity with pleasure as we unwind from a busy week, enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a Rice Bowl to use for years to come. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You select a glaze which will be applied to your ceramic piece when fired. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use. Let the fun begin!   $30.00 Per Participant
Four Corners West Coast Weekend
5:00pm / American Legion
Join the West Slope Westies with award-winning pro dancers and special guest instructors Maxime & Torri Zzaoui for a weekend of workshops designed to take your West Coast Swing to the next level!
Friday Nights with Leah Orlikowski
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.
Women Outside Adventure Forum
6:00pm / Powerhouse Science Center
Day 1 of the 5th Annual Women Outside Adventure Forum. Our kick-off event brings together local adventurers for a story night + speed friending session. Featuring Tailwind Nutrition Co-Founder Jenny Vierling, local author MK Thompson, ultra-runner & artist Hannah Green, and many more. Then join us on Saturday & Sunday for a collection of hands-on workshops where you can learn how to packraft, prepare for your first desert backpacking trip, and up your outdoor writing and photography skills.    Grab a drink, make a friend, and enter to win prizes from Osprey Packs, Outdoor Research, and more from Backcountry Experience.    The theme for this year's Women Outside Adventure Forum is "Permission Slip." Giving yourself permission to pursue a dream is hard. If you've ever felt like you didn't have the know-how, the friends, or even the capacity to try a new activity or embark on a big adventure, this year's Women Outside Adventure Forum is for you. We're giving you a permission slip to stop waiting and start doing.
Live Music with Ben Gibson
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 Cowboy Poetry Gathering Two Evening Performances
6:00pm / Durango VFW Hall
Two Evening Performances by Cowboy Poets and Musicians. Part of the 34th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Durango VFW ~ 1550 Main Avenue 6:00 and 8:30. For information on performers and to buy tickets, visit
Cindy and Mary Present a Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Devise & Conquer members, Mary Quinn and Cindy Laudadio-Hill are excited to showcase both short and long-form improvisation (with a little help from their friends) Hilarity will ensue.
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
UUFD Recital Series
7:00pm / Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
Recital will feature piano music with Marilyn Mangold Garst, featuring piano music from three centuries written by composers from six different countries.
Four Corners Comedy Festival
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
Adam Dominguez has been delighting audiences with his witty brand of humor. Hailing from Las Vegas, NV, Adam will be supported by Feature Irma Ruiz and Host David Oakey.
Desert Child with Cousin Curtiss
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Tickets $15/$20/21+   Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm   Tickets available now online / Paper Tickets available at Animas Trading Company Thursday June 9th (Cash Only)   Desert Child is a rock band based out of the Four Corners, combining soul, country and alternative. With their screaming guitars, tight rhythm section and lush harmonies the boys will get you moving. Bring your dancing shoes and leave your blues at home.   Cousin Curtiss brings to the stage a fiery dynamic rarely seen by a solo act and now, with a full band armed and ready with years of live touring and recording experience behind him, the concert performance becomes legendary. Truly. Within the United States and around the world Cousin Curtiss has spread his positive energy and endless smile through his Award Winning Rootstomp music. He describes it as, "playing Blues music but at Bluegrass speeds" or more simply, "like...if Blues and Bluegrass had a baby." Rapid fire guitar. Incendiary harmonica. Thunderous kick.    Cousin Curtiss left a successful teaching career in Alaska in 2015 to pursue music full time and has never looked back. Shortly after committing himself to road life, his life and story was discovered and featured by Business Insider, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbull, Fox News, MSNBC, Daily Mail UK, and many more. Years later Cousin Curtiss continues to turn heads wherever he plays solo, with the band, or supporting acts like The Commonheart, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, G Love and Special Sauce, Infamous Stringdusters, Sweet Lillies, Andy Thorn (of Leftover Salmon), John Stickley, Pepper, The Bellamy Brothers, and the list goes on. The journey that started in dive bars has grown to festival appearances around the States such as Salmonfest, New West Fest, Hoxeyville, Chickenstock, Mile of Music, Tico Time Bluegrass Fest and more.
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