Events on this Day

 Thursday, September 7th
Eggs & Issues: Healthcare Forum & How it Impacts Business, Employees & Beyond
8:00am / DoubleTree by Hilton Durango
Healthcare Forum & How it Impacts Business, Employees & Beyond    Does the healthcare industry raise your blood pressure? The Durango Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Eggs & Issues Forum on the status of the Healthcare Industry & its Impact on Businesses.    Learn about changes in the industry and what options are available to employers & employees. Thanks to our sponsors, Bank of Colorado and the Durango Area Association of Realtors.    Hear from our panel of experts:  Sarada Leavenworth, chief administrative officer with Axis Health  Greg Phillips, La Plata Healthcare Improvement Coalition  Doug McCarthy, Local First Foundation in partnership with Peak Alliance  Ken Bates, Leavitt Group  Brandon Mencini, Mercy Hospital
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
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.
Unison Festival
2:00pm / Tico Time River Resort
As musicians play in unison, and DJs mix in unison, the dancers move in unison, and our collective energy aligns in unison, at Unison Festival. Let us celebrate our connectivity, and creativity with music, dance, performance, art, yoga, healthy food and drink, the art of tea lounge, conversation, cuddles, consent, workshops, permaculture, cacao, ecstatic dance, ceremony, indigenous teachings, story & song at the sacred fire, connection with nature, paddle-boarding, zip lining, climbing, swimming, and more, at Unison Fest!   Held at perhaps the coolest venue ever created, Pura Vida at Tico Time, where festival culture meets adventure culture meets shaka culture, this 74 acre resort is located on both sides of the Animas River, 20 minutes south of Durango Colorado just inside the New Mexico border, providing the magical setting for a well-rounded truly transformational experience!   We encourage everyone to show up in clarity and sobriety, with all our senses at their peak! If medicine is used please do so in a reasonable and responsible way, so as to provide a safe and loving container for all who enter the festival will act in accordance with PLURR = Peace, Love, Unity, Respect, Responsibility   Visit the website link for more info, photos, video, and tickets.
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
Ska-BQ: The Assortment
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 Assortment!
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!
Karaoke at Grassburger South!
6:00pm / Grassburger South
Come and join us for a fun night of Karaoke and burgers on the outdoor patio at Grassburger South!
Local author Bethany Turner
6:00pm / Marias Bookstore
We're hosting local author! If you like Rom-Coms, if you're an aspiring writer, if you love John Stamos, too, then you won't want to miss this author talk & book signing.
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.
First Thursdays Songwriters Series
8:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
Free! Only 50 RSVP seats available   Join us for the First Thursdays Songwriters Series at The iNDIGO Room inside of the iAM MUSIC Institute! This free event, hosted by Ashley Edwards, co-founder of iAM MUSIC and lead singer & keyboardist of Hello Dollface and Loki Moon, will feature seven amazing local musicians:   Steve Kurtz  Alexi Leon  Alicia Hoelzer  Eiley Connell  Alexi Carey
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