Events on this Day

 Saturday, September 2nd
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.
Four Corners Motorcycle Rally 2023
9:00am / Durango and Southern Ute Reservation
Join us for the 30th Anniversary of Four Corners Motorcycle Rally!   Ride the world famous million dollar highway, attend the slippin sideways flat track races, particate in the $25,000 Poker Run, race int he dirt drag races, hop on a bull at the Rusty Butcher Roder Round-Up, take your pit bike onto the mini bike track, check out custom builds at one of the bike shows, visit vendors, take a brand new bike for a spin at the demo trucks, enjoy live music - and SO much more!
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
Pterosaurs: Ancient Rulers of the Skies on display
9:30am / The Powerhouse
Visit us at The Powerhouse to check out our summertime traveling exhibit, "Pterosaurs: Ancient Rulers of the Skies", on display May 27th-September 17th.   This exhibit explores the majesty and wonder of a group of flying reptiles that lived between the Late Triassic through the Late Cretaceous Periods (228 to 66 million years ago) of the Mesozoic Era. Ideal for learners of all ages; families and individuals can learn about these fascinating and visually striking creatures in a variety of ways.   This exhibit features fossil replicas mixed with eight digital interactive stations showcasing the evolution, diversity, and lifestyle of this intriguing group of species.   The Powerhouse is open to the public 7 days a week 9:30am-3:30pm.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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.
Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Book by Michael Stewart  Music by Charles Strouse  Lyrics by Lee Adams   A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
High country Hustle & Six Dollar String Band
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
21+ / $18 / $20   High Country Hustle brings big smiles and foot-stomping good times to venues and festivals across the United States. Formed in 2017, this four-piece bluegrass band delivers high-energy shows that are sure to get you moving. Their style combines unique songwriting with jam sensibilities that have propelled the band onto premier stages such as the Mishawaka and Fox Theatre. They have hustled their way onto festival lineups—like Rhythms on the Rio, Beanstalk, and Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass—sharing the stage with acts like Kitchen Dwellers, Trout Steak Revival, and Tim O'Brien. In 2022, High Country Hustle released its sophomore album "Weather the Storm," produced by Jake Simpson of The Lil Smokies."They're a high-energy force to be reckoned with and a fierce competitor amongst the Front Range bluegrass music scene. After winning the WinterWonderGrass Band Contest and a slot at the Steamboat festival stage in February of 2020, these Durango pickers have been making a name for themselves and moving on an upward trajectory ever since."   303 Magazine   Andy Gallen - Guitar & Vocals  Charlie Henry - Bass & Vocals  Seth Yokel -Mandolin & Vocals  Zach Hudson - Fiddle
Saturday Night After Hours Party
10:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Hosted by Kruesi Originals and Chopper Kings SoCal — so you Know it's going to be one hell of a good time!!   Music by DJ JBreww, mechanical bull riding, The Brawl awards ceremony, dancing, drinks, & more!! IDs will be checked at the door. Space is limited— stop by the Kruesi and Chopper Kings booths and ask how you can snag a wristband to guarantee entry
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