Events on this Day

 Sunday, March 17th
First Tracks Brunch Experience
7:30am / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
On select dates this winter, we're offering the opportunity for a limited number of guests to board Lift 1 at 7:30 am and ski a few laps on Lift 3 before the mountain opens. Celebrate at the Backside Bistro afterwards with Champagne, warm pastries and a plated brunch, served up fresh. Learn more.   $39 (Lift ticket not included)   What does the day look like?  7:15am Arrive at Purgatory  7:30am Catch Lift 1 up the mountain (You must arrive no later than 7:30)  7:45am - 9:00am Ski or ride off Lift 3  9:00am - 9:45am Make your way to Lift 8 and then to the Backside Bistro  9:45am brunch is served at the Backside Bistro   What's on the menu?  Complimentary glass of Bollinger Champagne upon arrival  Fruit plate and warm pastry basket  Plated brunch (3 choices)  (Additional alcohol available for purchase)
Veteran Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday. Donations of only $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Farmington Cannabis Crawl
9:00am / Dreamz Dispensary
DGO is proud to present the 2nd Annual Farmington Cannabis Crawl! This special event celebrates the culture of cannabis, and allows residents to learn more about the variety of products and accessories available at the participating dispensaries. Crawlers that have their passport stamped at every location receive a chance to win a special prize.
The Shamrock Express
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Time to get your Irish on! Come join us on the Shamrock Express bound for Cascade Canyon deep in the San Juan National Forest!   Join us for The Shamrock Express Sunday March 17th! Special St. Patrick's Day decor will be displayed throughout the train for this day's journey.   A special selection of Guinness will be available for purchase in first class cars and will also be available for purchase in the concession car.   Music will be provided by the local Celtic musicians, the Kitchen Jam Band! They will be playing traditional Irish music on the platform in front of the Depot before departure as well as at Cascade Canyon!
Rocky Mountain Freestyle Championships
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
The top USSA Rocky Mountain division skiers fight for Colorado State Championships; athletes have pre-qualified for the championships.
Taming Allergies
10:00am / Durango Sustainable Goods
Taming Allergies  Given the mild winter, spring allergy season will start early this year. Many, many plants that grow in Southwest Colorado trigger allergy symptoms in susceptible folks, and you may already be sniffling. The tips you'll learn are relevant to other allergies as well, including pet dander and dust. Learn about what predisposes us to allergies and about foods, herbs, mushrooms, and essential oils that can help reduce reactivity and tame the symptoms.   You'll blend a personalized allergy tea and make an essential oil sinus steam blend to try in class and take home. $65, including materials.
Stained Glass Shamrock Workshop and Tea
12:00pm / Create Art and Tea
This 4 hour long workshop is designed to teach you everything you need to know about the copper foil method of stained glass while creating your own shamrock suncatcher. All materials and tools needed are supplied in the cost of the workshop, $135.00. There will be a short break during the workshop for tea and scones made by Caprice at Create Art and Tea. Happy St. Patricks Day!
Irish jam session
12:30pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Irish Jam! 4$ pints (exclude tulip beers)
Board Game Sundays
2:00pm / Lola's Place
Join us every Sunday afternoon when Guild House Games brings loads of board games to Lola's Place for your pleasure! Compete in your favorite game or try a new one! Meet new friends and enjoy a taco and beverage! It's so easy...just show up and we do the rest!
Ladies Cross Country Ski La Plata Canyon
2:00pm / La Plata Canyon
Calling all adventurous ladies! Join us on March 17th for a rejuvenating day of cross country skiing in the picturesque La Plata Canyon. This intermediate-level ski excursion promises stunning views, gentle hills, and a refreshing outdoor experience. Gear rentals are available at 2nd Ave Sports, Ski and Patio, and Ski Barn. We'll be serving complimentary scones and tea to keep you energized along the way. Don't miss this chance to connect with nature and fellow skiers!    This event if free, so grab your friends and let's head to the woods! More information at RSVP at
Hand to God
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
In the tiny, conservative town of Cypress, Texas, the shy, mild-mannered Jason is just trying to be a good son. When he joins his mother Margery's Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church, Jason discovers a burgeoning talent for puppetry, and it seems like things, after his father's sudden death, might just turn out okay. Tyrone the puppet, though, has other plans. As the foul-mouthed, independent, and devilishly funny Tyrone grows in strength, Jason's complex relationships with the school bully, the girl-next-door, and most importantly, his mother, are thrown into upheaval. An irreverent, occasionally shocking, and perpetually hysterical romp to hell and back, Hand To God's exploration of the ideas of faith, morality, and human nature will leave you sore with laughter.
Art of Glass: Flower Stained Glass Window Hanging Workshop
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Discover the joy and magic of light through stained glass! In this 2 day, 3 hours per day workshop, students will learn the basics of stained glass. Techniques being taught include: cutting, grinding, foiling, assembling, soldering, finishing, and the proper safety steps to take along the way. Students will have 2 pre-drawn designs, a variety of colors to choose from and leave at the end of the workshop with a finished Flower Stained Glass Window Hanging.
Live Music: Patrick's Crossing
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us for a special St. Patrick's Day with live music from Patrick's Crossing!
The Kitchen Jam Band
5:00pm / Four Leaves Winery
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Four Leaves Winery with Irish music from the Kitchen Jam Band, dancing, and maybe even a dinosaur sighting! Admission is free, and no reservations are needed.
20MOONS present "Facets: A Life Reflected"
7:00pm / The Light Box at Stillwater Music
"Facets" features ten San Juan Symphony musicians joining forces with 20MOONS contemporary dance theater artists to re-envision and reimagine the music of Johann Sebastian Bach as an embodied journey through the many transformative experiences of a human life.
Durango Choral Society Presents: Wellesley College Choir
7:00pm / Christ the King Lutheran Church
Join us for a an evening of spectacular music from our special guests, the Wellesley College Choir of Wellesley, MA. The Durango Choral Society and The Durango Women's choir will open this special concert with a few songs and then the Wellesley choir will perform their touring concert. Selections will be announced from the stage and admission is free. Please click though the free ticket link to reserve your spot and ensure a seat.
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