Events on this Day

 Saturday, June 1st
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank Parking Lot
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvest and talents with the Durango community. At our market you have the opportunity to meet face to face with the producers and learn more about their growing methods. Vendors post their farming practices at their booth and most follow organic growing methods.   Our market also offers hot ready to eat food from local vendors, value added foods such as jams, jellies and sauces and local artisans who make high-quality handcrafted items. All vendors must produce their goods within our five-county radius ensuring fresh produce and locally made goods. We also have live music performances each weekend as well as community information booths for non-profits and groups that promote our market values of local, sustainable and healthy living.
Animas River Days
8:00am / Santa Rita Park
Animas River Days includes these sporting events: stand-up paddling, river surfing, freestyle kayaking, boatercross, raft and kayak slalom, downriver races, and the local's favorite river parade viewing party.   Check out the schedule and details of what events are going on each day!
Durango & Silverton Summer Train
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Embark on an Incredible Journey Through the San Juan Mountains For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2 hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. We've been in continuous operation running trains on this 45-mile branch of the original Denver & Rio Grande Railway since 1882. Much of the scenery remains unchanged since those historic days. Soak in the views, listen as the steam whistle echoes through the canyon, hear the vintage locomotive work to pull the train up the grades. If you long to unwind and enjoy Colorado nature at its finest, this is the trip for you.   More About This Excursion  Departing from the Durango Depot, this unforgettable trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton.   There will be up to two steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/4/24-10/26/24 and 9:45 AM 8/30/24-10/12/24.   Diesel Excursions run 5/21/24-10/12/24. The Silverton Diesel Train departs at 8:15AM daily.   On all of these train excursions, you will experience the iconic Horseshoe Curve, High Bridge and all of the Animas River Gorge including all of the spectacular views from the High Line. These trains include a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Click here to see the concession menu.   Skyway Tour (bus/train or train/bus) service options are available for the 2024 Silverton summer season excursions.   There will be two bus departures available daily beginning May 21, 2024 running through October 12, 2024.   The first deluxe motor coach departs Durango at 9:30am and arrives at Silverton at 11:00am. It then departs from Silverton at 2:45pm and arrives in Durango at 4:15pm.   The second deluxe motor coach departs from Durango at 10:15am and arrives in Silverton at 11:45am. It departs from Silverton at 2:45pm and arrives in Durango at 4:15pm.   The bus service is available 7 days a week May 21 through October 12th. (no bus service on May 25)
Adaptive Sports Association Volunteer Training- Flatwater Paddle Sports
9:00am / Adaptive Sports Association
Join us for volunteer canoe/kayak/paddleboard training! No experience is necessary! We will meet at the JCTS (463 Turner Driver #105). Bring a lunch, sunscreen, water-shoes, clothes you can get wet, and a few warm layers. All equipment will be provided. E-mail to reserve your spot and for more information. Training is Free!
SJMA Durango Nature Center Open to the Public
9:00am / SJMA Durango Nature Center
The San Juan Mountains Association's Durango Nature Center is once again open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 until 2. has more information.   This 140-acre conservation easement is situated along the Florida River, this special place traverses riparian, sagebrush, and pinyon juniper ecosystems. With hiking trails, river play, a picnic pavilion, interpretive trails, a nesting bird walk and more.
Volunteer Day at The Hive
12:00pm / The Hive DGO
YPOD will be hosting a volunteer day at The Hive Saturday, June 1st from 12-4. We will be helping deconstruct the skatepark and helping The Hive move out of their current building.    This event is open to the public and The Hive needs all the help it can get. Hope you can join the ramp crew and help with disassembly.
Oyster Pop-Up
12:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Oyster Pop-up at EsoTerra!   Join us on Saturday, June 1st starting at noon for a delectable food pop-up with Bonfire Oyster Co. Indulge in raw oysters with hand-made accouterments and savor a lemon-poached lobster roll on a brioche bun, expertly paired with EsoTerra's craft ciders.    No reservations required—this culinary feast is one day only, while supplies last. Elevate your Saturday with the perfect blend of sea and cider at EsoTerra Ciderworks!
Vineyard Glamping
2:00pm / Sutcliffe Vineyard
Nestled in the heart of McElmo Canyon, just miles from the historic sites of Hovenweep and Mesa Verde, your unique glamping adventure awaits. Enjoy gourmet meals, exclusive vineyard tours, and barrel tastings. Explore the nearby Sand Canyon Trail with its archaeological wonders and breathtaking views of Sleeping Ute Mountain. Only a short 15 min drive to Cortez and 60 min drive to Durango, Sutcliffe Vineyard offers a perfect blend of nature, history, and luxury.   Accommodations include a 16' canvas bell tent equipped with queen or twin beds, luxury bedding, bohemian décor, and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Every experience is customizable.
Fill Your plate
4:00pm / Foxfire Farms and Vineyard
Join Dancing Spirit at Foxfire Farms for our annual Fill Your Plate Fundraiser. Tickets may be purchased online prior to the event at for $30 for adults and $10 for kids, or bought at the door for $35 for adults and $15 for kids.    This special evening will feature live music from Jelly Belly Boogie Band, a silent auction and dinner.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
4:30pm / Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers
Old West Cowboy Music Show and Chuckwagon Supper. Durango's favorite family entertainment since 1969. Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.   Activities, shops, and ticketing open at 4:30, supper is at 6:30. Open Memorial Day Weekend through the last Saturday in September - Rain or Shine!   Reservations are required.
Live Music with Terry Richard
5:00pm / Serious Texas BBQ South
Come join us for live music on the patio! Eat, drink and be merry!
Painting Party ~ Monet's Japanese Bridge
5:00pm / 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.
Country Western Duo
6:00pm / American Legion Post 28
Come enjoy our local country western band and support our local Veterans programs! Country Music Hall of Famers! Openers for some of the Greats!
Durango Barbershoppers 2024 Annual Concert "Grandpa's Attic"
7:00pm / Durango High School Theatre
Join the Durango Barbershoppers for our 2024 Annual Show - "Grandpa's Attic". The show features the Durango Narrowgauge Chorus, Four Corner's Harmony, and special guest quartet Spruced Up. Enjoy great music sung in the close-harmony a cappella barbershop style. Fun for the whole family!    Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children, available at the door.
14th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
We are bringing a new feel to our Annual 10 Minute Play Festival that accepts scripts from both professional and brand new playwrights from around the globe. This year we are requesting plays that embrace our Season of Mystery, Murder and Mayhem! After our panel of readers choose their stand out scripts, DART will fully produce 8 to 10 of these World Premiere 10 minute plays, showcasing the amazing talents of new writers, actors and directors for a winning weekend of never before seen Theatre.
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