Events on this Day

 Saturday, September 9th
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.
Downhill Rockies (Finals)
8:00am / Purgatory Resort
Join the action or come watch as riders take on some of the best downhill trails in the country! Fresh off yesterday's Trail Party Enduro, things are sure to be buzzing!   This is the final stop in the Trail Party Downhill Rockies Series… IT'S ON!
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.
WholeExpo Durango
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Main Exhibit Hall
WholeExpo brings together like-minded individuals and businesses and services that promote healthy, holistic, living and ecological awareness.   WholeExpo features diverse threads of insight and knowledge with the purpose of creating a tapestry of body, spirit, mind, and planet consciousness. It is our hope to not merely coexist but to live in greater harmony with each other and with the Earth.   We recognize that there is a great urgency to be accountable for our consumption, to be aware of our impact both locally and globally, and to be responsible for sharing that information with others. We hope you will take the opportunity to share in this experience, and have fun while you do it!   In 2010, WholeExpo received the Durango Mayor's Proclamation naming the WholeExpo weekends as Healthier World Weekend.
Durango Pride Procession and Festival
11:00am / Buckley Park
Show your support for the LGBTQ+ community of Durango. Join us on Sept 9th for our annual Pride March and Festival. We will show our colors as we march down main street toward the festival at Buckley Park.    March starts at 11:00 am and the Festival lasts from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. On the stage we'll have fashion shows, comedians, drag queens, music, and other local entertainment. Festival will feature community information booths; local artisans; health awareness; free and discrete HIV testing; a children's bouncy house; a beer garden; and much more.
32nd Annual Chile Roast
11:30am / Gazpacho Restaurant
We will be serving our rellenos in the restaurant on special!
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.
A Brief History of Fort Lewis
1:00pm / Animas Museum
Join us on Zoom, Saturday, September 9th at 1 p.m. for our Second Saturday Series Webinar. To prepare for the upcoming Buffalo Soldiers event, local historian Charles DiFerdinando will be talking about the history of the Fort Lewis military establishment through 1890. There is no charge for the presentation which will be recorded. If you would like to attend live, we'll stream it on the "big screen" in the classroom at the Museum. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please register at
SOLD OUT! 28th anniversary Party & Brewers Invitational
4:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us to celebrate our 28th anniversary starring FISHBONE! With special guests: Catbite and The Dendrites! Tickets include beers from 30+ of our brewery friends. Proceeds benefit La Plata Open Space Conservancy. Ages 21+ only. Event is Rain or Shine. No Refunds!
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.
Let the Music Move You - Durango Barbershoppers Concert
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
The Durango Barbershoppers are celebrating 55 years in Durango with our Annual Concert - "Let the Music Move You", featuring our own Narrowgauge Chorus. Also performing are Women's Prerogative, local quartets, and our special guest quartet Mischief from Salt Lake City.    It's free! Bring the whole family to enjoy 4-part a cappella harmony sung in the barbershop style. You'll love it!!
Second Weekend Series: Carute Roma w/ Devin Wills
8:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
$15 Pre-Sale  $17 Day Of Show  One Show Time-  Standing Room only    Carute (kah-root-say) Roma is a high-energy Southwest Colorado-based Roma music band who combines classic Roma songs with unique original tunes.
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