Events on this Day

 Wednesday, June 19th
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.
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.
Great Garden Series: Striking a balance: Fire Adapted + Livable Landscape Designs
4:30pm / Durango Public Library
Presented by Alex Graf, Western La Plata County Coordinator and Meg Hearding, Columbine Landscapes Co. When we think about landscaping our homes in southwest Colorado sometimes it can feel like we are forced to choose between wildfire safety on the one hand and beautification and enjoyment on the other. This does not have to be the case and, in fact, you don't have to choose between one or the other; the two can coexist! During this presentation, two experts from different fields will come together to discuss how to maximize wildfire risk reduction and maintain a beautiful livable landscape around the home.
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. Desiderata
5:00pm / The Powerhouse
Ticket proceeds benefit The Hive DGO. 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 with half of ticket proceeds donated to a different non-profit beneficiary every week.   Supporting sponsorship from Durango Motor Company. Individual + family tickets available for purchase. Access to The Powerhouse gallery is included in the purchase of your ticket. Rain or shine event!
Value Proposition Workshop
5:30pm / SCAPE Headquarters
Join us for our upcoming Value Proposition Workshop, led by the esteemed marketing and advertising expert, Geoff Wolf. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to refine your value proposition with guidance from a seasoned professional, co-hosted by SCAPE partner Energize Colorado. We're also excited to welcome notable Durango business owners, who will share the value propositions they've successfully crafted over the years. Food and drinks will also be provided by EsoTerra!   Register:   The session will offer a new way to understand a brand's value and an opportunity to refine your value proposition. The key focus will be on these elements:   • Networking time to learn from your peers  • A 30 minute presentation on refining your value proposition  • Workshops in smaller groups applying the key points of the presentation.   We guarantee:  -- You will hear solutions that you have not heard before  -- The session will teach you a new way to develop your value proposition
Butterfly Artist Collective Gathering
5:30pm / Create Art and Tea
Call to Artists - Share Your Story  The Butterfly Collective and The Art Guild of Create are coming together to create monthly networking meetings for all creative minds to come together and share and learn from each other.   We will have a guest speaker each meeting to enhance the time as well. Only charge is that you will get charged and inspired to get connected to your creative sparks!
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / Durango Public Library
Get creative with local poets! NEW meeting location: Join us at the library for a writing workshop!
Author Event and Book Signing with Emily Halnon
6:00pm / Rochester Hotel & Bar
This event is free! Emily Halnon will be signing her book.
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