Events on this Day

 Friday, June 14th
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)
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 https://www.downtowndurango.org/meetings   Meeting dates subject to change, contact Tim Walsworth at timw@downtowndurango.org with any questions.
Free Friday Yoga
8:30am / Lively (a boutique)
Bring a mat and a friend for free yoga every Friday!
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. Sjma.org 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.
San Juan Nature Walks
9:00am / Haviland Lake area
Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about wildflowers, ecology, wildlife, geology, and cultural history in our beautiful San Juan Mountains. This hike is offered every Friday starting June 7 through June 28 at Haviland Lake area; then July 5 - August 30 at Andrews Lake area.   The fun, fact-filled nature hike is moderate. We'll be moving at a "walking" pace for around 1-2 miles. Wear walking shoes and clothing layers suitable for the mountain weather.
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.
Flag Day
2:30pm / Rotary Park / Gazebo
Free hotdogs and drinks. History of our flag presentation at 3pm. Flag folding ceremony at 4pm performed by VFW Post and American Legion Post
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.
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 One Stan Country Band
5:00pm / Serious Texas BBQ South
Come join us for live music on the patio! Eat, drink and be merry!
Picnic Dinner & Hike
5:00pm / Falls Creek Trail
Join us for a FREE beginner's hike at Falls Creek! It's a 2.5-mile round trip with a 200-ft elevation gain. Meet at the trail head at 5:00 pm and depart for the hike at 5:15. We will hike to falls creek waterfall then continue on to Animas Valley overlook where we will enjoy our picnic.   Pack your own picnic dinner or purchase a picnic charcuterie box from our website's home page under "Picnic Dinner & Hike", and we'll bring it for you! Can't wait to see you there.
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 durangodance.com and click "register"
Friday Nights at Fox Fire Farms
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms Winery
Live music provided by local groups, food, scenic carriage rides and Fox Fire Farms wines. Located on a 910 acre livestock farm in a stunning Colorado setting. Free admission
Painting Party ~ Make a Wish
6:30pm / 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.
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!
Live Music
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Live band starts at 8 - 10 and then a DJ starts jamming from 10 - close!
Durango Star Party Summer Series
8:30pm / SJMAs Durango Nature Center
Join SJMA and the Durango Astronomical Society for the summer star party series located, for the first time, at SJMA's Durango Nature Center!   Weather Dependent!    All are welcome, amateur astronomers and enthusiasts alike, for a family friendly event discussing and observing our night skies - the moon, planets, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulas. Just before sunset, an expert from the Durango Astronomical Society will lead discussions on what we will be seeing that evening, providing informative backstories and fascinating fun facts about the night sky we see everyday. Each summer month will have slightly different focuses depending on that month's night sky.    All discussions will end with open telescope viewings and Q&A sessions. Don't miss out on these memorable experiences!
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