Events on this Day

 Saturday, April 20th
Galactic Grinder Gravel Race
8:30am / Cedar Hill (private property)
This route is almost all dirt, with a touch of pavement, and includes 4 miles of the Alien Run single track. You'll encounter steep punchy climbs up to 12%, and breathtaking views, all on some of the most remote gas field roads we have to offer.    Mileage offered includes distances of 9 miles, 35 miles and 50 miles. These roads may be rougher than other gravel event roads and there is 3.8 miles of singletrack on the alien trail. Make sure your gravel bike is up for the burly roads NM has to offer! If you don't have a gravel bike a mountain bike is perfectly acceptable.
Earth Day EV Ride & Drive
9:00am / Fairgrounds & Community Rec Center
Ponte Las Pilas! / Plug It In!   Monarca Group is collaborating with 4CORE to organize a bilingual cultural event to promote sustainable transportation and facilitate EV adoption and access within disproportionately impacted communities (DIC) in Durango, focusing on the Latino community.   The FREE Earth Day EV Ride & Drive at La Plata Fairgrounds and the Durango Community Recreation Center, is intentionally inclusive and equitable. It aims to provide personalized assistance and promote awareness of EV affordability, featuring insights from experienced EV drivers. Additionally, attendees can enjoy various family-friendly activities, resources, food trucks, and live music.
2024 Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
10:00am / Durango Arts Center
Three days of incredible national recording artists, regional, and local bluegrass bands take over five venues including the Durango Arts Center, Animas City Theatre, and Wild Horse Saloon. This year's extraordinary lineup includes Missy Raines & Allegheny, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run, Damn Tall Buildings, East Nash Grass, Never Come Down, SLO County Stumblers, The Fretliners, Tanasi feat. Anya Hinkle, Billy Cardine, and Mary Lucey, SLAY, The Tumbleweeds, and Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble, plus local bands!    The Meltdown boasts several weekend events open to the public, including a band contest, free Friday concert, barn dance, and late-night events!   Tickets are available on our website or in person at Animas Trading Company, 742 Main Ave, Durango, CO.   More information on ticketing, venues, and the 2024 lineup can be found on our website:   We can't wait to see you there!
Spring into Summer Arts & Crafts Fair
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
This event is a great way to find those Mother's Day gifts. Handmade gifts, one-of-a-kind art, leather engraved art, jewelry... and more!
Sideshow Redesigns Pop-Up Shop
10:00am / Century Building, upstairs in Studio 219
Heather is popping back open with her 1-of-a-kind Sideshow Redesigns cult classic, way-out western, men's snap shirts! Just in time for festival season.   Classic to psychedelic imagery rendered in embroidery, appliqué and textile collage on snap shirts and women's vintage clothing. Accompanied by a carefully-curated collection of true vintage clothing.
Earth Day - The Procession of the Species
10:30am / Main Avenue to Buckley Park
A parade down Main Ave to Buckley Park! This year's theme, "Planet vs Plastics," is a call to action to fight plastic pollution. So get creative and design a costume that embodies the beauty of nature or the dangers of plastic. Whether you're a majestic hawk, a playful otter, or a swirling vortex of plastic waste, let your imagination run wild!
Earth Day Durango 2024: Planet vs. Plastic!
11:00am / Buckley Park
Mark your calendars! ? Saturday April 20, 2024 brings the biggest Earth Day celebration yet to Durango, Colorado. Join us for an "Parade of the Species" from 10-11 and an epic day of fun, food, art, and family activities celebrating our beautiful planet from 11-3pm at Buckley Park. This year, we're fighting plastic pollution with the the international theme "Planet vs. Plastic."   Here's what to expect:  Live music by the Yoties!  A vibrant "Parade of the Species" —dress up as your favorite animal, plant, or fungi.  Interactive booths, plastic art installations, and fun activities for all ages. Great food & drinks + A zero-waste event! Bring your own mug, bowl, and utensils to be part of the solution.   Huge thanks to our Headline Sponsors Zia Taqueria and Sage - Fresh Eats for helping making this event possible!   Let's celebrate Earth Day together and show our planet some love!
Swiftie-Inspired Cookie Decorating Workshop
11:00am / Mountain Dough Baking Company
Do you want to learn the basics of decorating sugar cookies?    If so, then this class is perfect for you!! You will practice basic piping and filling techniques and will walk away with these 5 beautifully decorated Taylor Swift themed cookies to take home.    You don't need any experience working with sugar cookies in the past!   *All supplies will be provided.   *Class tickets required. Purchase on our website.  *You must be 10 years or older to attend this Swifties class and be accompanied by an adult who also has a ticket.
Earth Day with Durango Botanic Gardens
11:00am / Buckley Park
Come downtown and watch the Procession of Species starting at 10:30. At Buckley Park, you will find food, drink and a variety of booths. The Durango Botanic Gardens is joining forces with the local chapter of the Colorado Native Plant Society for a Native Seed Give-away. Stop by, get your hands dirty and learn how to make seed balls - fun for the whole family.
Legend Suspension Workshop
12:00pm / Durango Harley-Davidson
Get your shocks ready before riding season kicks off. Learn about how to upgrade yours today!!   RSVP by clicking the link below!
Build a Bong with Mr.B 4/20
4:30pm / Durango Arts Center
It's happening again! Mr. B is back to help you celebrate the Holiday by helping you make your very own custom smoking apparatus. Come get your hands dirty as you create unique and functional pipes, bubblers, bongs or any other smoking related pottery your heart desires using slab-building techniques! Enjoy happy hour drinks, spend time with community artists, and most importantly hand-build a clay smoking device to use for years to come. You will then glaze your piece using a variety of colors. Look for an email telling you when your piece is ready for pick-up and use (about 3 weeks). Perfect for a stoner couple date idea, a great way to hang out or simply make new friends while you build the piece of your dreams. With two days of classes you'll have plenty of chances to join the fun!    No Experience Necessary! Beginners Welcome!   *$65 per attendee    *Please no smoking of any kind within the building; enjoy responsibly before or after class. Thank you!   No Experience Necessary! Beginners Welcome!   *$50 per attendee   *Please no smoking of any kind within the building; enjoy responsibly before or after class. Thank you!
Parent's Night Out
5:30pm / The Powerhouse
Take the night off! Drop your kid off at The Powerhouse for an evening of science activities, free exploration, and pizza.   Children age Kingergarten - 12 years old. We are offering 50% discounts for each additional sibling!
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Saturday night Karaoke with Kimmy, play karaoke roulette and get a free pint. Open 12-9pm serving Brunch till 2pm .
Painting Party ~ Sea Turtle
7:00pm / Picasso & Vino
Join us for the newest experience in Durango! Come celebrate with us while tapping into your inner artist. We'll show you step by step how to create your masterpiece.   No Experience Necessary.   Paint. Sip. Be Happy.
4/20 Blowout
8:00pm / Roxys
Roxy's is the place to be for the big holiday! We have a killer lineup featuring Mosswalker, Subversive, Ska of Daydreams, and DJ Ravenous.    Great munchies and drink specials all night long!   Dr. Stoners Margarita or Mojito $6  Liquid Marijuana Shot $4   Art and Vending by Japf and Third Eye Riptie. No cover.
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