Events on this Day

 Thursday, September 21st
Share Your Garden
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange
Bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to the Animas Valley Grange. Your produce will be distributed at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.
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
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.
A Garden of Art
4:30pm / Durango Botanic Gardens
It may come as a surprise to some that the Durango Botanic Gardens, located at the Durango Public Library, is host to one of the largest collections of outdoor art in Durango. Our collection of outdoor art encompasses a wide range of materials, including murals, ceramics, glass, metalwork and woodwork. We will present a video and slides of artwork in our gardens with many of the artists on hand to add more detail as to what inspired a particular piece, issues they may have encountered, etc. Following our in-library presentation, at approximately 5:15 pm, we will venture into the botanic gardens to inspect our outdoor art collection and visit with their creators.   Join Us! This event is a rare opportunity to visit some of the acclaimed artists in our region, many with a national following.
Ska-BQ: Ben Gibson Duo
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage by the Ben Gibson Duo!
Business After Hours: Membership Appreciation Party
5:00pm / Durango Chamber of Commerce
This event is free of charge but we ask that you register.    Business After Hours is a networking mixer co-hosted by the Durango Chamber and a Chamber member, attracting professionals from all around the Durango area.   Please RSVP by no later than Sept. 19.
Community Harvest Days
5:00pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.
Jeff Solon Jazz Duo
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy live Jazz on the Patio!
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
6:00pm / Grassburger South
Come and join us for a fun night of Karaoke and burgers on the outdoor patio at Grassburger South!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us outside on the Carver Family Plaza for Powerhouse trivia night every Thursday through the summer. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Bar open for drink purchases and food available from Laura's Artisans and Straight Outta Balboa Island.
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