Events on this Day

 Thursday, February 1st
Joseph Magnano Solo Art Show (Tuesday - Sunday)
11:00am / Gallery 1135
In his solo show, artist Joseph Magnano presents his original artwork, Vibrant Cows and These Places Untold.   Vibrant Cows are award-winning and well-collected. The cows have been Joe's focus for the past 10 years. The titles are presented on the front of the paintings, which offer a connection to basic goodness. These Places Untold, Joseph's new work, are quite unique and being exhibited in Durango for the first time. Every These Places Untold painting begins as scraps fabric that are playfully laid out and sewn together into quilted collages. Each quilt becomes a reference for the painting and are on display for viewing at the gallery. These Places Untold are colorful acrylic paintings that bring to life a curious world of mystery.   Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11am-6pm
Skyhawk Scavenger Hunt
1:00pm / Fort Lewis College Clock Tower
Tune in, turn on but don’t drop out in this scavenger hunt on campus at FLC. There will be a list of clues given to FLC students who will then look for the items around campus. Based on time and number of artifacts collected, prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Must be a Fort Lewis College student. Must be 18+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
DHS JV Hockey Game
1:30pm / Chapman Hill Ice Arena
Come out and Support DHS Hockey for home games at Chapman Hill Ice Arena!   DHS JV vs. Battle Mountain  1:45 PM(1h 45m)
Snowdown Warming Hut & Ball Toss
2:00pm / Grassburger Downtown
Hosted by Radio101 and Grassburger. Loveshack Baby! Too Cool For School? It can get mighty chilly during SNOWDOWN, so come in to Grassburger downtown and warmup at Radio101’s Warming Hut! Join the groovy Radio101 crew for a game of ball toss. The more accurate you are the more entries you get for a chance to win the hippest tickets in town, a pair of tickets to the 2024 SNOWDOWN Follies! Come in from the cold, warmup and play ball toss at the Radio101 Warming Hut. Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: Grassburger gift cards and swag. Grand Prize 2024 SNOWDOWN Follies tickets!
Snowdown Big Wheel Derby
2:00pm / Balcony Bar and Grill
Big Wheel Keep On Turnin’! Proud Derby Keep On Burnin’! Best time for one loop wins. Come out and beat your time from last year! Must wear a helmet and be 21+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event  Prizes!
Sound As A Pound Slider Eating Contest
2:00pm / Backcountry Gourmet
Lovin', Touchin' n' Eatin'! Let's confab about this! Limited seats at this speed eating, single elimination competition. Keep trucking through the rounds with different Backcountry Gourmet sliders for each round....come with an empty belly and make it to the final three standing for the grand prize! Must be 18+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: NOON, day of event  Prizes!
Snowdown Slowdown - Bike Limbo & Foot Down Contests
4:00pm / Lola's Place
Do you have WHEELY good balance? This is a bike event in a confined area to see who can stay balanced on their bike the longest without putting their feet down or going outside of the boundary. Two-wheeled bicycles only. Helmets required. A panel of judges will referee the event and select best costume. All ages.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd and Best Costume
Snowdown Button Making
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Hey dude, looking to create a little extra SNOWDOWN flavored flair? You won’t have to go too far out! The library has you covered with our annual SNOWDOWN Button Making event. Create your own design or choose from one of ours, either way the results will be groovy. All supplies provided. No registration required. All ages.  Entry Cost: FREE
Snowdown Name That Tune
4:00pm / 8th Avenue Tavern
Whether you are “Busted Flat in Baton Rouge” or “Livin’ in a Yellow Submarine” you can tune in and turn on for this musical happening. Contestants wil listen to clips of songs and they will then be asked to name the song and artist of the song. Each correct answer earns one point. Every four or five songs, contestants will be asked to name the year the song came out to earn a bonus point. Highest point total wins! Come show us your musical knowledge. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Good Vibes Operation Competition
4:00pm / 11th Street Station
Doctor, doctor, gimme the news, I got a surgical contest just for you! Test your jitters and skill at our Operation board game classic! Go head to head in a single lady/dude tournament. Speed and steadiness will be your key to success. Come join us for this (to say the least) entertaining event. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Jr King and Queen Contest
4:30pm / Best Western Rio Grande Inn
Hosted by McDonald's and Best Western Rio Grande Inn. Peace out young royalty! This one is for the 7-10-year-olds from Durango grade schools! Winning royalty will ride in the SNOWDOWN Light Parade Friday night! All ages are welcome to attend the final selection of SNOWDOWN'S Junior King and Queen competition at the Best Western Rio Grande Inn to cheer for their schools' selection.  Entry Cost: FREE
Peace, Love and Connect 4
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Brothers and sisters, come on "Join Together" with a classic game of Connect 4. Join us for a speed timed, tournament style battle of Connect 4! Come one, come all. Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Boozin' Beacons
5:00pm / Public House 701
Hosted by Public House 701. Totally see the light man! A collision of libations and life-saving skills incorporating teamwork, knowledge of the downtown bar scene and skills with an avalanche beacon that will send teams out across Durango in a competition to out-track one another. The goals? Hone your beacon skills and socialize with others in an easy-going, booze-imbued, avalanche burial setting. This year we will be holding a raffle for ALL contestants for a chance to win a free Recreational Level 1 Avalanche Course! Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: $40 per team  Entry Deadline: Day before event. REGISTER EARLY!! Spots fill up fast!  Prizes: Bragging Rights…. annnnnnnd 1st Place - Heroic honors to hold and decorate the 1st place trophy for next year. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Best Dressed!
Snowdown Tye Down - Fly Tying Contest
5:00pm / The San Juan Angler
Go with the flow and get hooked! Tye your best 3 flies on a small, medium and large hook. All ages welcome!  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd for mens, womens and youth divisions
Snowdown Giant Jenga
5:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Are you a pushover for building things? Wanna get high (and low)? Test your serenity and nerves of steel in a groovy giant Jenga contest. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st $50 Bar tab, 2nd $25 Bar tab, 3rd FREE drink
Snowdown Beer Trivia
5:30pm / Carver Brewing Company
Get totally “hoppy” man. (Do you remember the sixties? If so you weren’t there!) Calling all beer lovers! Get ready for an evening of brain-teasing fun at "Beer Trivia." Whether you're a beer expert or just love a local craft brew, test your knowledge against the brewmaster. Teams of 4 compete for prizes. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $40 per team  Prizes: Keg of Beer, Six packs and Carver’s swag
Magical Musical Mystery Tour Finals
6:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Hey, cosmic cats and music wizards, it's time to hop on the Magical Musical Mystery Tour at SNOWDOWN's longest-running groovy gathering! Gather your tribe of 4 and dive into the kaleidoscope of musical knowledge, man. It's a far-out journey through the vibes of various genres and mind-bending musical trivia. From rock 'n' roll riddles to psychedelic soundtracks, this contest is all about tuning into the cosmic frequencies of musical wisdom. This mystical quest is for those 18+.   6:00-9:30pm Entry Cost: $40/team Prizes: Best team name, Best costume, Crowd participation
Snowdown Champagne Pong
6:00pm / DoubleTree by Hilton
Toast or get toasted! Teams of 2 will compete in a single elimination tournament of Champagne Pong. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $10 per team  Entry Deadline: NOON, day of event  Prizes!
Snowdown Boho Games of Spoons
6:00pm / Union Social House
Lovin’ spoonful anyone? Calling all Midwestern Revelers to the game of the region. Join us in a masterful night of rowdy spoons as we battle for the coveted spoon crown. Ten tables will play elimination style for 4 rounds until the final round when we crown the free spirited one. All ages welcome.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Down With The Yahtzee
6:00pm / 11th Street Station
Are you a Yahtzee Guru? Do you have the good vibes and luck on your side to roll the famous Yahtzee? Test your luck and flash your strategy skills! Only good vibes for this competitive tournament! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Beer Pong
6:00pm / The Garage
Don’t drop acid or your pong man. Teams of two will square off in this double elimination tournament played with traditional beer pong rules. This is a 64-team bracket and teams should sign up early, this event fills up! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $20  Entry Deadline: Sign up early, this event fills up!  Prizes!
Magical Musical Mystery Tour
6:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Hey, cosmic cats and music wizards, it's time to hop on the Magical Musical Mystery Tour at SNOWDOWN's longest-running groovy gathering! Gather your tribe of 4 and dive into the kaleidoscope of musical knowledge, man. It's a far-out journey through the vibes of various genres and mind-bending musical trivia. From rock 'n' roll riddles to psychedelic soundtracks, this contest is all about tuning into the cosmic frequencies of musical wisdom. This mystical quest is for those 18+.   6:00-9:30pm  Finals will be held on Thursday February 1st.  Entry Cost: $40/team  Prizes: Best team name, Best costume, Crowd participation
Flower Powerhouse Trivia
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Make love not war at The Powerhouse for a radical evening of trivia! This annual event features four rounds of trivia, always including a science and music round. Teams of five eligible to win. Bar open for drink purchases. Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: $5 suggested team donation
Merry Pranksters Stupid Human Tricks
6:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Got a totally rad talent? Show us your best (stupid?) human trick/talent/joke/performance. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st $50 Bar tab, 2nd $25 Bar tab, 3rd FREE drink
DHS Varsity Hockey Game - Senior Night
6:30pm / Chapman Hill Ice Arena
Come out and Support DHS Hockey for home games at Chapman Hill Ice Arena!   DHS VARSITY vs. Battle Mountain  6:30 PM(2h)    Entry fee for this game. (see previous post for details.)  Varsity Game Gate fees- (cash or Venmo)  $1-for DHS Students, $5- Students/military/Sr. Citizens, $7- Adults Children under 7 free. Children 13 and under need to be supervised by their parents while at the rink. No backpacks.
Snowdown - Drunken Dictionary
7:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Ever drop some far-out words, man? Well, here's your chance to groove into the world of words and their meanings! Join EsoTerra Ciderworks and a panel of local judges to see if you actually know what that vocabulary you're using means. This 60's-themed contest will get you a large cider pour of your choice, and then we'll send you up on stage spelling bee elimination round style.   We'll toss each contestant a word, and you've got to tune in and let us know what it really means. Our judges and the crowd will be the vibe-checkers, and you'll even get a shot to spread your wisdom and convince 'em. Audience will throw ping pong balls to 'cast their vote'! The one who rides the word wave to the highest vibrations will score a fab EsoTerra prize!   $10 entry (includes your beverage!)
Steely Dead: Fusion of Grateful Dead and Steely Dan
7:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Early Show  Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm / 21+  Steely Dead: A National Touring Band with a Unique Fusion of Grateful Dead and Steely Dan   Hailing from the vibrant music scene of Denver, Colorado, Steely Dead is a national touring band that has satisfied the curiosity of music lovers with their unique blend of Grateful Dead and Steely Dan. Comprised of four exceptionally talented musicians - Dave Abear on guitar, Matt Abear on bass, Chris Sheldon on drums, and Dylan Teifer on keys - Steely Dead has gained a dedicated following with their electrifying performances and soulful interpretations of classic tunes.   Steely Dead's repertoire is a carefully crafted fusion of Grateful Dead and Steely Dan songs, between the arrangement and precision studio recordings of rock legends Steely Dan, cross-pollinated with the Grateful Dead's free-flowing, melodic improvisation and masterful song segues. Steely Dead merges these major concepts together infusing the influence into each band, all the while creating an original jam element with the song segues. Steely Dead's performances are a musical journey that takes audiences on a nostalgic trip through the golden era of rock and roll.   As a national touring band, Steely Dead has built a loyal fan base that eagerly anticipates their shows and follows them from city to city. Their performances are not just concerts, but communal gatherings where fans come together to celebrate the music they love, dance, and create lasting memories. Steely Dead's performances are a testament to the power of live music, bringing people together and creating an unforgettable experience that resonates long after the last note fades.   Steely Dead is not just a band; it's a musical experience that captures the hearts and souls of music lovers everywhere.
Off Da Hook Pizza Dough Disc Golf
7:00pm / 11th Street Station
Here's the lowdown..throwdown for SNOWDOWN and you won't need a lot of "dough" man! Come test out your throwing arm with our new event, Pizza Dough Disc Golf. You only get one dough ball for three baskets so go big or play it safe! The last basket is sure to be a doozy! You get one play on the field to earn the lowest score amongst all competitors. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: Lowest 3 scores and ALL eagles
ABC For The Common Hippie Fashion Show
7:30pm / Lizard Head Trading Company
Make clothes, not war; at Lizard Head's first annual "Anything But Clothes" fashion show! Come dressed in your finest threads, made of anything but actual clothing. Must be 18+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
Snow Job / Blow Job
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Don't blow your mind man, just your cup! The first person to blow a cup across a table is the winner. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st $50 Bar tab, 2nd $25 Bar tab, 3rd FREE drink
Snowdown JokeDown
8:00pm / VFW
A SNOWDOWN tradition that’s older than your bell bottoms! Tell your best joke or present your best stand-up! Must be 21+.  Event Cost: FREE  Prizes
Snowdown Drag Race And Fashion Show
8:00pm / El Rancho Tavern
Don’t ban the bra or flip your wig. Let your freak flag fly, don your paisleys and get with it! Come strut your stuff. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event  Prizes: Best Queen, King and overall favorite
Snowdown Sports Trivia
8:00pm / The Roost
What bettter way to achieve the zen of peace and love than contact sports! Test your sports knowledge at Durango’s home for sports. Teams of no more than 6. Prizes for the top 3 teams. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Snowdown Follies Gala
8:00pm / Durango Arts Center Theatre
The Grand Gala of the Snowdown Follies - back for the 40th year for more fun, laughter, groovy entertainment and local commentary! This event is brought to you by an outstanding all-volunteer cast and crew, many of whom audition year after year. This notoriously irreverent event is adult entertainment and to purchase tickets for this event, you must place your name on the official gala wait list and wait for years and years and years!    To get on the list, email snowdownfollies@gmail.com. Must be 18+.
Snowdown Hippie Flippy Cup
8:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Don’t space out this totally cool event. It’s a flippin’ lovin’ cup. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st $50 Bar tab, 2nd $25 Bar tab, 3rd FREE drink
Snowdown Pole Dancin' Competition
10:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Join the Peace Pole! Unisex pole dancing contest. Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Love-In Dance
10:00pm / Starlight Lounge
(LSD) Love-In SNOWDOWN Dance! Groove to the hip dance party featuring music by winner of the DJ battle the night before. Kind of like Woodstock but without the mud and naked people. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Karaoke Contest
10:00pm / 8th Avenue Tavern
Singers, crooners, and cosmic warblers, come together under the kaleidoscopic lights and let your inner songbird soar. It's a trippy quest for the most far-out vocal virtuoso to channel the spirit of peace, love, and lyrical liberation. Contestants will be judged based on vocalization, performance, and showmanship! Must be 21+.   Event Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st - $50, 2nd - $25, 3rd - FREE drink
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