Events on this Day

 Saturday, March 4th
Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Please join us for the 17th annual Cutest Kids Contest! $40 entry fee includes a 15 minute session (March 1-11, 2023) in Allison Ragsdale Photography's one-of-a-kind "Daydreamer" studio set and a $50 credit toward ordering portraits and entry into the contest to win up to $1500 toward a portrait session of your choice!    Sign up at
Envisioning a Changing DurangoScape All Week
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
An on-line and in-person event demonstrating how your own yard, garden, and landscapes can change to adapt to or even to mitigate changing climate conditions. March 1-31 view 8 recorded presentations by leading horticultural experts. On March 16 listen to Colorado's most prominent horticulturist, Panayoti Kelaidis, director of outreach and senior curator of Denver Botanic Gardens present "Rethinking the Durangoscape: What will it take to honor our setting?"   Check out the unique website at for more information on the speakers. Tickets available on-line NOW!
Cascade Canyon Winter Train
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Departing from the Durango Depot, this excursion takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with incredible views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River while relaxing in heated coaches. Cascade Canyon is a destination like no other and is the perfect setting for a fire-side lunch, photo opportunities or a walk along the Animas River during your 60-minute layover. Spanning 26 miles each way, this 5.25 hour round trip experience is offered on select dates from November 19 through May 5. We recommend reserving your trip in advance online so that you have the best chance of securing your preferred seating.
18th Annual Durango Independent Film Festival
9:00am / Various Venues
Bringing a community together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative, and diverse films
Japanse Bokkendo & Jodo
9:00am / DSBK Dojo
Bokkendo (wooden sword) and jodo (short staff) date back to medieval Japan's samurai society. Training in these ancient arts offers people in the modern world a taste of bushido, or the warrior's path to a robust spirit and unbeatable mindset. Develop greater strength, balance, coordination, and poise. Beginners are as welcome as experienced practitioners. For 20 years, DSBK has provided fun-filled training experiences open to everyone.
Record Show Extravaganza
9:00am / Holiday Inn & Suites Durango Central
Please join the Four Corners Vinyl Record Club on Saturday 9am-3pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites at 21636 Hwy 160w for a Record Show Extravaganza. Free admission, everyone welcome. There will be some vendors that we haven't seen in a while. It's a big space so there should be lots of goodies for everyone.
Coke Race
9:00am / Durango Nordic Center
This long-standing Durango Nordic ski event brings skiers together to celebrate winter from beginning to end. We will have a choice of four distances - 10 km and 5 km for adults; 4 km and 2 km for youth.    This race is a great option for first-time racers. Pre-race registration is strongly suggested. Registration fees are $10/adult and $5/youth.
Learn Argentine Tango w/ Carrie Field
10:00am / Groove_U Studio
Come join us and learn the basics of Argentine tango. This social dance is centered around an intimate connection that is known as the "abrazo" (embrace, or better yet...the hug), and is very popular all over the globe. It is very versatile and has expression that ranges from playful, to downright sexy, and everything in between. Really, the movement is often considered secondary to the connection one has with their partner, and the music.   This workshop will start with an absolute beginner class, and each of the (2) subsequent classes will build from there. Join us as an individual, or with a partner. Register to reserve your spot!    Absolute Beginner Intensive 10:00 am- 12:30 pm  Continuing Beginner Intensive 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm br> We will also have a milonga (social dance) at Durango Winery on Saturday evening from 7p to 9p.
Uncle Clyde's Run & Slide
11:00am / Purgatory Resort
Get ready for the whackiest race ever in Durango! Purgatory Resort tubing hill. Run up. tube down. Repeat!   Most laps wins!   Oh, and it's a relay race!   Team up with your best buddy for this tag-team style race. We will have male, female, and coed divisions for adult teams, as well as race categories for kids and parent/child teams. Teams must consist of two people in order to compete, but we will also allow three-person teams (like mom plus two kids) if you are just out for fun, not prizes and glory.   This event is limited to just 40 teams, so sign up quick!   And since it's Purgatory Resort, you know we will turn this thing into a party. We'll be spinning tunes while you race, high-fiving you each time you pass through the transition area, and giving out cool prizes.   Feel free to wear a costume. Actually, you should probably wear a costume. (Yeah, it's that kind of race.)   Race Start Time:  60-minute race: 11:am.  90-minute race: 12 noon.
Whimsical Wonderland Gallery
12:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Winter blues got you down? We have just the thing to turn that frown upside down! Head on over to DAC for a whimsical time in our Whimsical Wonderland Gallery!   Gallery event is free to the public.
Snow Science and Social
1:00pm / Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot
Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the San Juans.   On select weekends this winter, our education team will host snowshoe interpretive hikes from 1-3 pm, then welcome you back to our new mobile basecamp in the Andrews Lake Winter Parking Lot for a bonfire, hot drinks, and good conversation. Topics will include forest ecology, watersheds, climate change, and the future of snowpack in the San Juans.    These popular events are FREE to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Tour Meow Wolf with FLC Alumni and Art Factulty
2:00pm / Meow Wolf Denver Convergence Station
FLC alumni will enjoy discounted tickets to Meow Wolf Denver's Convergence Station. FLC Faculty and Meow Wolf Artist Chad Colby and select FLC students will be joining us. Space is very limited.
Coors Light Party & Giveaway
3:00pm / Paradise Pizzeria at Purgatory Resort
We've still got another month of skiing go! We'll be at Paradise Pizza with Coors Light to help you wrap up a perfect late winter/early spring Saturday! Let's raise a glass and enjoy some more goggle giveaways!   Anyone who shows up can get a raffle ticket.  Drawing will occur toward the end of the event.  Cheers!
Powder Hounds Art Auction and Pet Photo Contest Kick-Off Event
4:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for our Powder Hounds kick-off event at Ska Brewing! See available snowboard art, meet the artists, place bids, and get some food, drinks, and listen to live music!   Powder Hounds Art Auction and Pet Photo Contest is an annual week-long event. Participants can bid on snowboard art created by local artists. Buy-it-now pricing will also be listed. Those who don't wish to bid on snowboard art can instead enter a photo of their pet into our pet photo contest and vote for their favorites. Winner of the photo contest will receive custom snowboard art featuring their pet!   Proceeds from this event will go toward the care of the homeless pets at our facility.   We hope to see you there!
Firework Display Show
6:00pm / Purgys Patio
There is no better way to end your day than with a spectacular firework show! Join us from 6:00pm-6:30pm as we light up the night at the base area. Fun for all ages!
20MOONS presents 'When to Hold On'
7:00pm / Stillwater Music
20MOONS dance theater presents, "When to Hold on", featuring original dance, movement, text and music based on seeds that took root and sprouted in our October 2022 collaboration with 7 local visual artists, "Boxes Branches and Thread".   This brand new evening-length performance explores change manifesting through time, space and the relationship between bodies.   Produced in the Stillwater Music performance venue, the audience is invited to shift perspectives literally and figuratively; to join us on a journey through memory, lineage, and the phases of relationship to self, other and the world; to come in one way and go out changed.
A night of Hip Hop
7:30pm / The Hive DGO
With local legends Diabolical Sound Platoon, MC Los, LUCID and DJ Recess
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