Events on this Day

 Saturday, June 22nd
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.
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)
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.
Annual Gardens on Tour
9:00am / Hosted by Durango Botanic Gardens
Spring is now here, and Summer is fast approaching. It's time to think about what you want to do in your garden this year. One way to tackle what is, for some, a daunting task is to see what others have created. Thus, Durango Botanic Gardens' annual Gardens on Tour! This year's line-up features eight private gardens plus a welcome visit to review the Durango Botanic Gardens and Durango Hot Springs plantings. The event takes place on Saturday, June 22, from 9am -4 pm. Visit the Botanic Gardens' newest addition, the Community Venue Garden, with just the first two beds planted. Tickets are available NOW online, and may be picked up at the Durango Library on Friday 6/21 from 10a to 1p, or Saturday morning 6/22 from 8:30a to noon. Log onto the website at GardensOnTour.org to secure your reservation. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
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.
Revolution Enduro
10:00am / Purgatory Resort
We are so excited to be hosting the first race in this year’s REV Enduro series!   REV is an awesome series put on by experienced race coordinators that encourages everyone to participate, from the first-time racers and the 9-5’ers all the way up to the pros and everyone in between.   It’s always a blast watching racers compete on the trails in our bike park, and this time should be no different!    Learn more about this awesome series below and maybe give it a try?   Also, stay tuned for trail updates as practice and race day draw nearer.
Craft Fair & Meet the Trucks Extravaganza
10:00am / ELHI Community Center
Join us at the ELHI Community Center for a craft fair and meet the trucks extravaganza. Arts, crafts, foods and more a! There will also be face-painting, lawn games, a bounce house from BouncePagosa, and special guest vehicles to check out in recognition of National Safety Month.
Abstract Florals with Amy Brimhall Day 2
10:00am / Create Art and Tea
Abstract florals. Neutral or colorful. Learn to brain dump and come up with gorgeous color combinations for your space that are harmonious and pop! No drawing skills required; just a love for florals and color. We will be painting on various sizes of canvas with acrylic and Posca Markers.   Please bring a picture of the space you would like to put the pictures in their house.   Minimum of 4 for the class to run, so bring your friends!   $100 for one day or $200 for Friday & Saturday!
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 Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Serious Texas BBQ South
Come join us for live music on the patio! Eat, drink and be merry!
Painting Party ~ Aspens in Summer
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.
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