Events on this Day

 Friday, March 8th
18th Annual Cutest Kids Contest
8:00am / Allison Ragsdale Photography
Happening March 2 - March 10   Founded by Kids Rock, hosted by Allison Ragsdale Photography, this is the 18th annual Cutest Kids Contest!   This year, we built a one-of-a-kind "Enchanted Forest" set for the Cutest Kids Contest!   Dress your kiddo safari or fairy or in earth tones, neutrals or pastels.   Bring props like an animal or things you'd find in an enchanted forest or use any of ours (including a bubble machine)! We also have a mushroom stool and wooden stump.   We'll have fruit snacks and lint rollers on hand too!   Each kiddo will get a quick and easy 15-minute session in our studio.   Each session comes with a credit to use on your order. In the past we included a 5x7. By popular demand, we are going to give you a credit instead. Feel free to use it on a 5x7 if you want.   All orders will be done online at your convenience after the session. All kiddos will have a secure website you can order from.   Let us know what photo is your favorite and we will upload it to a website for voting. May the cutest kiddo(s) win.   1st, 2nd and 3rd will get prizes. 1st prize will be a $1500 gift card to Allison Ragsdale Photography! 2nd will get $1000 and 3rd $500!
BIDs Coffee and Conversation Meeting
8:30am / TBK Bank Community Room
BID holds a monthly meeting for business owners on the 2nd Friday of every month from 8:30 to 9:30 am at TBK Bank. The agendas for these meetings will be posted below a few days before the meeting date.   Check website for the agenda and meeting dates   Meeting dates subject to change, contact Tim Walsworth at with any questions.
Friends of the Durango Public Library Book Sale
10:00am / Durango Public Library
The Friends of the Durango Public Library will hold a 2-day book sale with early admission for FOL members Friday at 9:30. You can join the FOL at the door. Huge selection of hardback and paperback books, CDs, DVDs and vintage books.
The Durango Bach Festival - Bachs Lunch Concert No. 5
12:00pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital at noon, followed by lunch catered by Manna Soup Kitchen in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and mingle with other Bach lovers.
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!
Friday Mocktail Happy Hour
3:30pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
We are partnering with TESStastic for "warming spirit" mocktail evenings every Friday from 3:30-6 pm! Come down to the shop to sample or purchase New/Old Fashions & Hot TessToddy's with tea or Wild Margaritas, and/or Cosmos (available in cranberry, orange, raspberry, and hibiscus flavors). There will be free tastings, single drinks for $5, and bottles of the mixers available for purchase. Make it a date night or bring your friends to to discover the fun sober side of Durango. Plus, you'll wake up the next day hydrated and replenished.
Pots and Pints - Ceramic Hand-Building Happy Hour - Ceramic Masks
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Come get your hands dirty as you create a unique Ceramic Masks. 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 a unique piece of pottery. 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  *One complimentary drink included with class
Parents Night Out
5:00pm / Durango Dance
Children enjoy a fun evening of dance plus dinner and show while parents get a night out!   $30/child   Sign up at and click "register"
Have A Glass, Make Some Glass
5:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Join us this Friday for our "Have a Glass, Make Some Glass" Happy Hour Night!   Get ready to unleash your creativity and make your own stunning aspen landscape glass piece! Enjoy a fun-filled evening where you'll learn the art of fused glass and create your masterpiece.   Plus, to keep those creative juices flowing, we're including 2 drinks with each ticket! Grab your friends and make it a memorable night of art and drinks at Sun Sapphires. Don't miss out—reserve your spot now!
Ladies Night 1.0 at Horse Empower!
5:30pm / Horse Empower Indoor Arena
There is just nothing like the bond that develops between women and horses. It's an experience, a connection like no other and they teach us so much in the process. Get up close and personal with our horses. Build trust and confidence. Develop new communication skills, self-awareness and experience firsthand how our horses respond and embrace you as part of their herd. Our Ladies Night is an excellent avenue to foster new relationships and network within our 4 Corners Community. Each month we will have a new and exciting exercise that will have you working with our horses through obstacles and problem-solving exercises that will build on the last, promoting learning, self-discovery and a unique 'girls' night' horse experience you won't forget!
Fired Up Fireworks and Torchlight Parade
6:30pm / The Village Plaza at Purgatory Resort
Fireworks and the torchlight parade are two of our favorite events at the mountain, so we decided to bring them back this season! Gather around at 6:30 as the sky darkens over the slopes and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display, followed at 6:40 pm by the patrollers and ski instructors coming down the mountain, lighting up the night with bright torchlights.   Free to the public. Join us afterwards for Live Music at Purgy's
A Night of Improv
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A night of improv with Mary and Cindy! Join us for some short- and long-form comedy as we make up scenes on the spot based upon audience suggestions. And we're proud to be joined on stage by our talented friends!
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2024
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at FLC
San Juan Citizens Alliance is excited to bring you the epic Durango stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.   Join us for a night (or two!) of some of the most inspiring and exhilarating films from around the world. This year's screening will feature a thoughtful mix of action, environmental and adventure mountain films.   All proceeds benefit San Juan Citizens Alliance and our mission to advocate for pure air, clean water, and healthy lands & wildlife in the San Juan Basin (our backyards!).   $18 for one day or $31 for both. If you choose both nights, the $5 discount will be applied automatically at checkout.   Reception and doors open at 6:00 pm. Films start at 7:00 PM
Urinetown: The Musical
7:00pm / Durango High School Auditorium
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Tony Award winning "Urinetown" is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Output Friday
9:00pm / Roxy's
We have live DJs playing house and techno all night, from 9pm-2am. Food served late night as well! Great drinks, great vibes, no cover! 21+    Featuring Spark Madden, Ravenous, and Mad Beats.
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