Events on this Day

 Friday, November 17th
Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
"Friday Puppy Hour" is now known as "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Join us for our weekly "Friday Fur-iendly Speed Dating!" Come meet some of our adoptable animals to see if you find a spark!  Every Friday from 2pm to 4pm at PAR Headquarters, 2980 B Main Ave. Durango, CO.  Please remember not to bring your own pets to this event to ensure the safety and comfort of all our furry guests.   Always double-check our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at
Fresh Beer Fridays!
3:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Every Friday we will tap a one-of-a-kind, unique, special, small-batch brew from our Mod System. Only available at World HQ!
Fabric Friday
4:00pm / The Hive DGO
Did you know you can do your own screen printing?! Fabric Fridays we have great opportunities available to create your own screen print and make your own clothes unique AND you can learn how to use a sewing machine! Learn how to make scrunchies, quilts, lanyards, how to follow a pattern, bags and more! Come join us! Ages 5+   Check the website for more details!
The Polar Express Train Ride
4:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Multiple excursions a day! Check our website for specific times.   Experience the magic this holiday season! Join us for a truly magical recreation of the classic holiday story, THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Climb aboard a vintage steam train as it departs our Durango Depot for the North Pole to pick up Santa Claus himself. Upon arriving at our depot, you'll be immersed in the story as our chefs serve you hot chocolates and sweet treats while the conductor recites a reading from the Polar Express book. After arriving at the North Pole, you'll enjoy an incredible light show set to holiday music. On the return trip to Durango, Santa will visit each coach and hand out the first gift of Christmas to each passenger. First told in the award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, this is the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey. It was adapted to the big screen in 2003. And now it comes alive each year with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth, and fun of the Christmas season on a special steam train trip to the North Pole! Certain dates and car types will sell quickly so you'll want to book soon to reserve your preferred seating!   THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is our most popular event of the year and is an annual holiday tradition for many riders. While the train excursion is roughly 65 minutes in duration, we recommend allowing 2 hours for the entire adventure so you can enjoy the full experience! The weather can be cold at the North Pole, so we recommend layering properly, even though all the cabins are heated aboard the train. As always, we recommend wearing pajamas to capture the Christmas spirit!
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Holiday Ornaments
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create unique Holiday Ornaments! 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 Holiday Ornaments. 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
Mean Mary & Frank James
7:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Mean Mary a huge Nashville talent will be preforming in Durango Colorado for one night!   Four Leaves Winery is proud to be able to bring Mean Mary to Durango.
Legacy - A Musical Tribute to Dr. Mark Walters
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall
The Southwest Civic Winds is honoring the memory and legacy of our dearly departed co-founder, Dr. Mark Walters. The band will feature some of Mark's favorite pieces by Percy Grainger, Leroy Anderson, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and many more! Join us for a very special night of music as we remember our dear friend and mentor."
Durango Dancing Fridays
7:00pm / VFW Post 4031
Join us every Friday at 7pm (6pm Leads class) for the public lesson followed by 2 hours of dancing. We play East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Country 2-Step, Cha Cha, Waltz, Tango and even Bachata.
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