Events on this Day

 Friday, September 22nd
Four Corners Vendor Event
8:00am / Nostalgic Concepts
A monthly weekend indoor/outdoor attraction and growing annually. Community, entertainment, food trucks, local shopping.   Four Corners Vendor Event, hosted by Nostalgic Concepts! Get ready for an amazing experience!   This free to all shoppers~ vendor event promises to be a blast, so mark your calendars and don't miss out! This will be a monthly attraction and growing. Whether you're a local or visiting from out of town, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some good community, food trucks, and local vendors shopping. A safe space to shop and meet your friends. We can't wait to see you there!
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
Friday Puppy Party
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
Join Parker's Animal Rescue for our "Puppy Party"! Come play, snuggle, and socialize with our adoptable pups -- and maybe you'll find one that you just can't live without.   Don't miss out! Make sure to stop by, bring your friends (no personal animals), and find your new furry family member!   Always doublecheck our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at
Navajo Weaving Demonstation
3:00pm / Fort Lewis College, Art Department
Vinancio Aragon, a Dine textile artist, will present a weaving demonstration in room 170 in the southwest corner of the Fort Lewis College (FLC) Art Department Building. Enter the building either from the front, or, closer to Room 170, from the back. If possible, bring a folding chair. The event is sponsored by the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society and the FLC Center of SW Studies as part of History Live.   Venancio holds two BA degrees: one in Cultural Anthropology from the U. of N.M. and the other in Native American Studies from FLC. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, Venancio worked for the National Park Service as an interpretive ranger in parks and monuments throughout the Southwest. His interest in archaeology, anthropology, and art has led him on a journey of researching and reviving portions of the Diné weaving repertoire that are in danger of being lost.   Venancio was the 2020 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He lives and works Farmington, where he continues to educate and promote Diné weaving as a form of decolonial expression. Venancio's textiles were part of the exhibitions: Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles, COLOR: The Beauty and Science of Color, and Tangible/Intangible.   In addition to demonstrating his unique weaving techniques, Venancio will speak briefly Friday evening at 7:00 pm in the FLC Student Union Ballroom to introduce the screening of Cloudy Ridge Production's "Overshoot and Collapse in the Ancient Four Corners". The film showing is free and open to the public as part of History Live. The Diné perspective plays an integral part in the film.
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.
Pots and Pints: Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Mad Hatter Tea Cup! 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 Ceramic Mad Hatter Tea Cup. By the end of the evening your piece will be ready for glazing. You will 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. (about 21 days) Let the fun begin!   $35.00 Per Participant
Durango Open Studio Tour -- Opening Art Exhibition
5:00pm / The Smiley Cafe
Durango is a place that celebrates and prides itself in creative arts, cultural traditions and practices, historical recognition, and expressive exploration. Durango is celebrating the contributions of visual artists by showcasing artists and their work in the Durango Open Studio Tour. Emerging and professional artists are invited to open their doors' to allow visitors to explore, discover and connect.    This self-guided tour of local artist studios is an opportunity for you to give potential buyers, galleries, and art lovers an opportunity to connect with you on a different level. You can give participants a behind the scenes view of your creative process, and in a way, let others be a part of your process. The tour is free for art patrons to tour studios.   Join us alongside our supportive community organizations in celebrating the contributions artists are making in creating a more beautiful Durango. Artists offering a wide array of fine arts — from paintings, wearable art, photography, ceramics, glass, woodworking, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, and mixed media are encouraged to be a part of this tour.    Also, please help us create a studio tour that is diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible by helping us spread the word to all emerging and professional working artists.
5th Annual Pop-Up Fashion Show - Early Show
5:00pm / lively (a boutique)
Our annual Pop-up Fashion Show fundraiser for iAM MUSIC at lively (a boutique) is back! There are two show times both with very limited 40 person capacity available so make sure to get your tickets before they sell out!   Show up an hour early before each show time time for a special pre-party!
Women Outside Adventure Forum - Local Adventurer Story Night
5:30pm / Backcountry Experience + Others
Know that feeling when everything just seems to fall into place? You know you're on the right path; not because the GPS told you so, but because you feel it. You're being true to yourself. That's the feeling of living in alignment with your values and purpose.    It's an awesome feeling and one that many of us experience for the first time in the outdoors. At this year's Women Outside Adventure Forum, we're exploring the way… in ourselves and out on the trail.    Visit website for more event information, locations, and times.
Friday Nights with Six Dollar String Band
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.
Soul is Waterproof Book Event
6:00pm / Maria's Bookshop
Matthew Moseley will be in Durango for the new book Soul is Waterproof with a book event at Maria's Bookshop at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 22nd, with American Rivers and Durango Mayor, Melissa Youssef.    Waterman Matt Moseley has a passion for long-distance swims in sometimes treacherous waters. Whether it's New Orleans, the Caribbean, the Colorado River, the Sea of Galilee, or points between, he dives into new challenges, and in Soul is Waterproof, he invites you to experience the adventures along the way.    As he discovers crossing one body of water after another, people can't live where fish can't swim. Soul is Waterproof offers you a coveted spot on Moseley's support boat, so prepare yourself. Captivating stories involving larger-than-life characters unfold around every bend.
Trivia & Tracks
6:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Trivia and Tracks in a friendly , fun , atmosphere with great craft beer! Come in and enjoy some trivia and win 2 ways!
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society and FLC presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Ballroom
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society and FLC Center of SW Studies, Dept. of Anthropology will present the film "Overshoot and Collapse of the Ancient Four Corners"   This film, by Cloudy Ridge Productions, addresses issues of sedentism, aggregation, depopulation, and climatic concerns of the pre-contact indigenous peoples of the Four Corners region of the United States. The film transports the viewer on a new and intimate journey from how did these ancient people live? What were their migrational patterns essentially about? How did they affect the environment and climate? And are we presently experiencing similar patterns of the hardship and violence that these ancient ones suffered?    For information contact Janice Sheftel or check out
The Odd Couple (The Female Version)
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
By Neil Simon   Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed start time.
5th Annual Pop-Up Fashion Show - Late Show
8:00pm / lively (a boutique)
Our annual Pop-up Fashion Show fundraiser for iAM MUSIC at lively (a boutique) is back! There are two show times both with very limited 40 person capacity available so make sure to get your tickets before they sell out!   Show up an hour early before each show time time for a special pre-party!
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