Events on this Day

 Tuesday, September 26th
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
DPL Book Clubs
11:00am / Durango Public Library
Explore a slice of local history through literature. Salone Italiano: The True Story of an Italian Immigrant Family's Struggles in Southwestern Colorado by Kay Niemann is the story of an immigrant family living in Silverton during its mining heyday at the beginning of the 20th century. Based almost entirely on letters written by the Sartore family to relatives back in Italy and illustrated with the family's historic photographs.    This event is part of the History Live program. Registration required.
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
9th Annual Literacy Luncheon
12:00pm / DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom
Durango Adult Education's Annual Literacy Luncheon event is coming up! This gathering is our highest grossing fundraiser of the year and is a time to celebrate our donors and partners. Enjoy a three-course meal and hear of the impact DAEC has made on the lives of our adult students. Become part of our donor family and make an impact in your community!   This fundraiser is free to attend. Donations are sincerely welcomed.   RSVP by September 12th
Tuesday After School Art, Making the World a Better Place! Ages 8 - 11
3:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Tuesday | 10 Classes | 3:30 - 5:00 | Sept 26 - Dec 12 (No class October 31st and no classes the week of November 20th) Art gives meaning to our lives and helps us understand our world. Join us for Making the World a Better Place Through Art! 10 weekly classes focusing on culture and humanity will become our most important subject. Students will explore ceramic clay, sculpture, college, and painting. The Durango Art Center Visual Art Classes offer fun, noncompetitive opportunities to explore new skills and individual expression.    For questions, please email Deena Carney, Director of Arts, Education and Gallery. Scholarships are always available.
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.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
4th Annual Men in Heels Race
5:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
The 4th annual Men in Heels relay race will be a fun way for the community to help raise funds for a great cause. Funds will go to Women's Resource Center in memory of Gena Rych to celebrate her very special life and unique spirit.
Figure Drawing
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Tuesdays | 10 classes | 6:00 - 8:00 | Sept 26 - Dec 5 With a live model, and an excellent instructor, where all supplies are included, at the DAC on Tuesday Nights!   Figure drawing is the practice of drawing from a live model in different poses. It trains your eye to see things that photographs just can't capture. This makes you more perceptive in all of your work—The biggest reason to practice with the human figure is because it has so much to offer. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones.   For questions or concerns, please email Deena Carney at No class week of November 19th.
Live Music: Nina Sasaki (Pop)
6:00pm / Lolas Place
Come enjoy live music on the Patio!
La Plata Food Equity Coalition Show & Tell Event
6:00pm / FLC Center for Innovation
The La Plata Food Equity Coalition is hosting an interactive Show & Tell event to present our exciting work tackling the root causes of food insecurity.   Please join us for appetizers, refreshments, and an engaging evening at the FLC Center for Innovation.
Regenerative Landscaping Speaker Series
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Please join us for the final talk in this series! The focus: why our planet's health/systems are out of balance and how global regeneration is not only possible, but can happen more quickly than you might imagine. Also, learn how regenerating our landscapes (even the smallest ones!) contributes to both our health and planetary health!   Fyi: the James Ranch Grill is now on their winter hours so they will not technically be open; however, we will have some regenerative snacks available!
Warhol and Wine - Halloween Pumpkins and Other Spooky Entities
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
In this fun-filled adult class, enjoy a glass of wine or other adult beverage, be exposed to variety of tips, tricks and techniques, as you create a One-of-a-Kind Painting of Halloween Pumpkins!   < All supplies, laughter, beverage and an exceptional teacher, Mike Scieszka, are included in this very special class.   This is also a great venue for engagement and bachelorette parties, baby showers, work parties, retirement parties and holiday events.
The Jordan World Circus
6:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
We are proud to present 3 rings jam-packed with incredible circus talent - you won't want to miss this!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
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