Events on this Day

 Friday, February 2nd
Snowdown T-Shirt Day
7:30am / Magpies Newstand & Cafe
Show your Peace and Love for SNOWDOWN by dressing in the super groovy SNOWDOWN 2024 themed shirt. What's that you say? No shirt, no hat, no button?! Worry no further! Stop by Magpie's, or various other outlets to get yours. Here's to a far-out SNOWDOWN!
Snowdown Scavenger Hunt Judging
10:00am / Billy Goat Saloon
Embark on a journey of peace, love, and discovery with our Scavenger Hunt. Between NOON and 8 PM, swing by and pick up your Scavenger List—a psychedelic roadmap to 100 items waiting to be discovered. Here's the groovy part—all your scavenger treasures must fit snugly into a City of Durango blue recycling box. So, gather your fellow peace warriors, put on your most colorful attire, and set forth on a quest. May the good vibes guide you! The team who returns the most items to the Billy Goat by 10 AM on Friday wins. Must be 21+.   Entry Cost: $20 per team of 4  Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Kan Jam
12:00pm / Balcony Bar and Grill
Grab a partner and be the winning team for our annual event KAN JAM! Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
DHS JV Hockey Games
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  1:30 PM(1h 45m)
Snowdown - Apple Tree Hugger Contest
2:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Get ready to embrace your inner Apple Tree Hugger! At EsoTerra, we're taking the love for apples to a whole new level with a far-out timed contest. The mission? Move 69 apples from one side of the room to the other, using only your arms and clothes attached to your body...and a whole lot of positive vibes.   Drop by anytime and take your shot at apple-moving glory. We'll keep a groovy leaderboard going throughout the event, so you can track your progress and see who's leading the charge. At the end of this fruity adventure, we'll announce the ultimate Apple Tree Hugger, and they'll score a fab EsoTerra prize. It's all about good times, good vibes, and showing some love to those apples!   All ages welcome -- FREE entry!
Snowdown Freaky Deaky Super Sexy Car Wash
2:00pm / 11th Street Station
Only good vibes for this suds and bubbles SNOWDOWN event. Boogie down all you foxy mamas and casanovas out there. You will have 3 minutes to show the judges and the crowd your best threads and your radical dance moves. Judging will be on your groovy dance moves, attire and ability to wash a car. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st - $350, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $50, Crowd Favorite - $50
Get Snowdown Parade-Ready!
2:00pm / Smiley Building / ArtRoom Collective
Get decked out for the Snowdown Parade with the ArtRoom artists with cosmic body art and henna tattoos, make God's eye necklaces, decorated headbands and belts, decorated fringe vests, a Photo Booth and more! All ages are welcome.   FREE to participate, but donations for Snowdown art supplies are welcome.   Peace and Love craft booths for parade costumes (while supplies last): • God's Eyes: Cindy  • Cosmic Body Art: Henna Tattoos: Zoe  • Flare Bell Bottom "Additions": Christy  • Cosmic Body Art & Face Painting: Stacy  • Groovy Vests: Emily  • Peace and Love Headbands & Belts: Val and Porter  • Peace Out Decorated Necklaces and Paper Flower Power: Deborah  • Far Out Photo Booth: Ray   The ArtRoom Collective at The Smiley is a diverse, working studio gallery where 22 artists, jewelers, potters, hat makers and others create, display and sell their handmade goods. Creating, collaborating and sharing their passion with the community.
Alien Invasion
3:30pm / The Power House
We Come In Peace: The Alien Invasion At The Powerhouse! Groovy aliens from planet the Sci have landed at The Powerhouse! Bring the whole family for a night of spectacular space-themed science silliness! Have fun with the forces of physics and build your own spaceships and aliens. Pizza is included with admission, so you can grab dinner before you peace out and invade the parade afterwards!   Tickets are $10 per human.   All ages welcome.  Entry Cost: $10  Prizes!
Snowdown Chili Cook Off & Bloody Mary Presale Tickets
3:30pm / The Garage
You can avoid long lines and get your tickets early. Now you have your tickets go and enjoy the SNOWDOWN parade. For tomorrow we eat chili and drink a Bloody Mary or a few.   Entry Cost: .50 per ticket/chili, $2 per/ticket Bloody Mary (CASH ONLY)
Beer Puppeteer
4:00pm / Carver Brewing Co
"Beer Puppeteer" - where the art of puppetry meets the world of craft beer. Immerse yourself in a unique experience that combines the whimsical wonder of puppetry with the delicious complexity of craft brews. Compete in teams of two. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes
Screaming Rubber Band Chickens
4:30pm / 11th Street Station
Get in the crib of chickens, can you keep your screaming chicken in it's cage while testing your threshold for rubber band slaps - location on da body TBD! Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st and 2nd
Annual RedBall Express
5:00pm / Downtown Durango
RedBall Express is a local fundraising event organized by the Rotary Clubs of La Plata County. All proceeds from the event support Rotary projects in La Plata County and local programs for people in need or at risk.   Adoption tickets are available for a $5 donation that allows the participant to adopt two of the red balls. The first two balls down the course win that adoption ticket holder $5,000. The second pair wins that adoption ticket holder $2,000, and the third pair wins that adoption ticket holder $1,000.   Since the arrival of the Rotary Redball Express in La Plata County, the Rotary Clubs of Durango and Bayfield have raised over $500,000 for county wide service projects and donated funds to many local non-profits.
Opening Reception: Transcending Time, Roseta Santiago
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join us on Durango's First Friday Walk! Featuring a curated selection of paintings by Roseta Santiago.
Fist/Blotter/Peace Sign (rock/paper/scissors)
5:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Rochambeau - rock crushes scissors, scissors cuts paper, and paper covers rock. The game is played in a best-of series, and the player who wins the most rounds is declared the overall winner. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st - $50 Bar tab, 2nd - $25 Bar tab, 3rd FREE drink
Snowdown Hand On The Van
5:00pm / (near Durango Coffee Company)
Hosted by The Mayors Youth Advisory Commission. Competition between kids under ten completing fun challenges while trying to keep their hand on a Durango Police car! Prizes will be awarded to the 3 kids who last the longest. Ages 10 and under.  Entry Cost: FREE Prizes!
Snowdown Spaghetti Dinner
5:00pm / Elks Lodge
Spaghetti Dinner before and after the SNOWDOWN light parade. This dinner is characterized by a laid-back and communal atmosphere, emphasizing peace, love, and togetherness. Bring your appetite for this amazing meal of spaghetti & meatballs, salad, and garlic bread. Serving will start at 5 PM and go until the spaghetti runs out or by 8 PM. Hope you can all make it! This is a fundraising event for the Elks Lodge.   Entry Cost: $10adults /$5 kids (10 & under)
DHS Varsity Hockey Game
5:00pm / Chapman Hill Ice Arena
Come out and Support DHS Hockey for home games at Chapman Hill Ice Arena!   DHS VARSITY vs. Battle Mountain  5:00 PM(2h)    Entry fee for this game.   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 Magic Carpet Ride
6:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Shagadelic, rug races without the carpet burns! Your pad or mine? Be the first to cross the finish line! Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes: 1st - $50 Bar tab, 2nd - $25 Bar tab, 3rd FREE drink
Snowdown Light Parade
6:00pm / Downtown Durango
Hosted by Purgatory Resort. This is Durango’s only nighttime parade where lit floats cover Main Avenue. The parade will be showcasing vibrant colors, peace symbols, tie-dye, and flower power motifs for everyone to enjoy. You will see the blend of traditional winter festival elements with the carefree and creative expressions associated with hippie ideals. There will be groovy music and dancing! All ages.    Entry Cost: $100 per entry  Entry Deadline: Friday Jan 26 or when parade roster is full. Entry forms available online at SNOWDOWN.ORG  Prizes: Winners are chosen by judges for the "best of" in these categories: What the F? was that float?, Children's float, Best in Parade float, Best Party float, Best Use of Theme float, Best use of Lights and Best Overall float
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.   Round 2 - Lightening Round!    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!   $7 entry (includes your beverage!)
Snowdown Follies Videocast (Early Show!)
7:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm   If you missed the ticket sales for the Snowdown Follies live event, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre! It's almost as good as the real thing - at half the price!   Tickets are $12.50 / $15 Cash only at the door   PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PURCHASE FOR THE CORRECT DAY & TIME - WE CAN'T EXCHANGE OR REFUND TICKETS!   Tickets will be available for purchase ONLINE ONLY beginning 1:00pm Saturday, 1/13/2023 for all showings. Limit 4 per person!
40th Annual Snowdown Follies
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center Theatre
The SNOWDOWN Follies are 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 has some of the most sought-after tickets of SNOWDOWN. Ticket purchases are therefore limited to four per person. Visit www.snowdownfollies.org for complete details on the 3 different ways to purchase tickets: mail-in lottery (Dec 2, 2023), secret box office (Jan 13, 2024), and Follies Marketplace at Bank of the San Juans (Jan 16, 2024.) Must be 18+.   Event Cost: $25 .
Groovy Dance Party
7:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us at Lola's Place for a groovy dance party with great energy, drinks, and music! Spread the love, rock your tie-dye threads, and let your inner flower child bloom at this righteous happening. All ages welcome.  Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Annual Veterans Fundraiser Dance
7:00pm / American Legion Post 28
Join us for a far-out gathering of love, peace, and music with Ben Gibson Band playing theme related music for your entertainment and dancing pleasure. 7 PM - 12 AM. Door money to go to Veterans projects in LaPlata county. Must be 21+.  Entry Cost: $10 per person
Ski Patrol Vs Ski School Softball
7:00pm / Fort Lewis College Softball Complex
Our annual Softball game is back! Immediately after the Snowdown Parade! For 45 years our Ski School and Ski Patrol teams have lined up for a game of Softball on skis/board for anyone to enjoy! Free!
Snowdown - Lava Lamp Dance Party
8:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Prepare to be transported to a groovy, mind-bending world at EsoTerra's Lava Lamp Dance Party! Step inside our cider wonderland, where the entire room will pulse and groove like you're dancing inside a gigantic, living lava lamp!   As you move to the rhythm, our live band Nu Bass Theory will serenade you, setting the mood for an unforgettable evening. Let the swirling colors and trippy vibes envelop you as you boogie the night away. It's a dance party like no other, where peace, love, and pure psychedelic fun collide during Snowdown 2024!   Free entry - ages 18+ welcome!
Tortilla Slap
8:00pm / Los Amigos Del Sur (inside the Main Mall)
Atencion amigos y amigas! The moment you've all been waiting for is here, the second annual Tortilla Slap is BACK, and boy have we spiced things up! We've amped up the fun, improved our efficiency and dialed up the flavor for an event that'll have you shouting Ole! Get ready for a fiesta that'll have you slapping tortillas like a pro and laughing till your guac spills over! Contestants will have to hold liquid in their mouth while their counterpart will take a crack at their cheeks with a tortilla, in hopes of knocking the drink out as well as them from the competition. Must be 18+.  Entry Cost: $10  Prizes!
First Irie Friday Reggae Dance
9:00pm / Roxys
Free! All night jugglin' and tacos served until 1am!
Line Dancin' Competition
9:00pm / Wild Horse Saloon
Darn tootin', we'll be rootin', in a classic line-dance competition. Get those hips and boots swingin' to your favorite groovy tunes as our judges swoon to your knowledge and style in performing many different line dances. Must be 18+.   Entry Cost: FREE  Prizes!
Snowdown Follies Videocast (Late Show!)
10:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 9:30pm / show 10:00pm   If you missed the ticket sales for the Snowdown Follies live event, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre! It's almost as good as the real thing - at half the price!   Tickets are $12.50 / $15 Cash only at the door   PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PURCHASE FOR THE CORRECT DAY & TIME - WE CAN'T EXCHANGE OR REFUND TICKETS!   Tickets will be available for purchase ONLINE ONLY beginning 1:00pm Saturday, 1/13/2023 for all showings. Limit 4 per person!
Let It All Hang Out No Pants Dance
10:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Dance with DJ Kaibo wear anything but pants. Wear ANYTHING but pants and get your dancing shoes on. Bring your peace beads, and let's all get down in harmony, spreading love and positivity through our groovy dance moves. 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
40th Annual Snowdown Follies
10:00pm / Durango Arts Center Theatre
The SNOWDOWN Follies are 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 has some of the most sought-after tickets of SNOWDOWN. Ticket purchases are therefore limited to four per person. Visit www.snowdownfollies.org for complete details on the 3 different ways to purchase tickets: mail-in lottery (Dec 2, 2023), secret box office (Jan 13, 2024), and Follies Marketplace at Bank of the San Juans (Jan 16, 2024.) Must be 18+.   Event Cost: $25 .
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