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 Wednesday, June 12th
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)
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Cascade Canyon Express steam excursions depart from our Durango Depot (479 Main Avenue) at 9:45am and the excursion will last 5.25 hours arriving back at the Durango Depot at 3:00pm. The Cascade Canyon Express does not travel to Silverton. It does follow the same route but travels to Cascade Canyon, which is about a halfway point between Durango and Silverton. If you would like to travel to Silverton, please see our Silverton Train information to book one of those excursions.   Experience the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the highline in just over 5 hours. If you are looking for an unforgettable train adventure with incredible geological features and fantastic scenery that is downright jaw-dropping, look no further than these steam train excursions departing from the Durango Depot and traveling deep into the wilderness inaccessible by any roads. All trains have a concession car with a variety of light snacks available for purchase.
Them Apples: Marketing and Chill
12:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
This month's topic - Event Marketing   We will be joined by guest speaker, Vanessa McCrann, Director of Community Engagement at Startup Colorado and Lead Organizer of West Slope Startup Week.   Vanessa is an experienced administrator and emerging community builder. She supports rural entrepreneurship in Colorado through the Startup Colorado Community online platform. She leads support groups dedicated towards women in entrepreneurship and rural creatives. Her philosophy in work and life: always practice customer service, whether it's a client, partner, co-worker, or yourself.   See you there!
Wine, Liquor, Beer tasting and pairing
4:00pm / Wagon Wheel Liquors
Come and joins us for a tasting of Wine, Liquor, or Beer every Wednesday during happy hour. Come taste our crews favorite products!   Wine 15% off, Spirits 10% off, and Beer 5% off during happy hour.
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.
True Western Roundup
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
Community Concert Series ft. Birds of a Feather
5:00pm / The Powerhouse
Ticket proceeds support Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center The Powerhouse is thrilled to carry on a summer tradition of local music, community gathering, and non-profit support through a ten week Community Concert Series.This weekly music series, presented by Visit Durango, will be held every Wednesday, from early June through mid August. All concerts will be hosted outside on the Carver Family Plaza at The Powerhouse with half of ticket proceeds donated to a different non-profit beneficiary every week.   Individual + family tickets available for purchase. Access to The Powerhouse gallery is included in the purchase of your ticket. Rain or shine event!
Music in the Mountains Volunteer Training - Virtual
5:30pm / Zoom
Join the Music in the Mountains volunteer team this summer!   If you are passionate about the arts and looking to become involved in a long-standing community event, we invite you to become a vital part of our Festival team by volunteering for our 2024 season!   Our incredible volunteers make our iconic summer Festival possible, and you can join this dedicated team by attending an upcoming Volunteer Training Session.   Training sessions will describe all volunteer needs for the Festival, including ushering, and individuals will be invited to sign up for their preferred concert events and shifts.   Two training sessions will be offered: an in-person session and a virtual session. Please note, all volunteers must attend ONE of these training sessions in order to volunteer this season.   New and returning volunteers are welcome - invite your friends!   Our volunteers are invaluable, and we are grateful for each and every one of them who make our summer Festival possible! We look forward to including you on our 2024 volunteer team, and kicking off our volunteer season with you on June 10th or 12th!
Writers & Scribblers
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
W&S is a group for writers of all kinds to learn, practice, and share the art and craft of writing.
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm at the bar, show is 7-9pm.
So I Can Sleep Open Mic Comedy
7:00pm / Fired Up Pizzeria
Join So I Can Sleep for Durango's favorite open mic night at Fired Up Pizzeria downtown. Comedians - first timers welcome - bring their best material!   Sign Ups for Comedians - 6-6:45p  Show Start - 7pm   This free show runs until 9:30p at its latest, and we all really appreciate an audience who sticks through until the end! See you there!
Painting Party ~ Lady
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.
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