Events on this Day

 Sunday, September 17th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Buffalo Soldiers on the Rails
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
After a day at the Museum (July 16th), the Buffalo Soldiers are going to join us for an incredible journey into history. We will have a designated coach for the day. Learn about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and their impact on La Plata County and the American West as well as the railroad, Durango, Silverton, and points in between with our professional docents. Enjoy lunch on your own in Silverton.   Tickets are $120 each and all proceeds benefit the Animas Museum and help to continue to provide programs like this. Please call the Museum at 970 259-2402 for payment options. We hope to see you onboard!
29th Annual Autumn Arts Festival
10:00am / Along 2nd Avenue
Celebrating 29 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.
Durango Arts Week - Shibori Botanical Dye workshop
10:00am / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us in a heartwarming hands-on experience where you'll play with the ancient Shibori technique and the vibrant colors of freshly plucked garden flowers to craft your very own silk scarf. Guided by our expert, Laurie Hall of @bluebirddyegardens, you'll uncover the magic of bundle dyeing, creating a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece that's as unique as you are. Absolutely no prior experience is needed—just bring your curiosity and a smile! ???? All materials are provided. Dyeing can be messy - please wear appropriate clothes.   $90.00/Person
Vibrant Cows - The Finest Cow Paintings Ever
10:00am / Autumn Arts Festival - Booth 36
Enliven your home and your life with Vibrant Cows. Vibrant Cows are an offering from nature and a call to the basic goodness within each of us. Visit booth 36 at the Durango Autumn Arts Festival to view these fine art paintings and be surrounded by the sweetness.   Mention and receive 20% off
Healing Salve Workshop with Eco Everyday
1:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Join us for a fun and informative workshop focused on customizing your very own topical healing salve just in time for the chilly Fall season and Holiday season! These semi-solid remedies use a combination of herbal oils and natural waxes or butters to create potent, shelf-stable products that can be used to soothe and hydrate the skin, promote tissue repair and wound healing, reduce pain, and so much more. Get a hands-on experience crafting personalized nourishing salve using herbal-infused oils and anti-inflammatory oils with the guidance of skincare formulator, Suchada of Eco Everyday and Maka Earth.   Each student will be guided through making 1.75 oz of a naturally scented and therapeutic salve using a plant-based wax that is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, while learning about different essential oils and ingredients that add medicinal powers to healing salves. The student-designed salve will be packaged in a 2 oz amber glass jar ready to take home right after the workshop.
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.
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