Events on this Day

 Friday, June 28th
Mountain Archery Festival
8:00am / Purgatory Resort
The most complete 3-D archery festival in the country returns to Purgatory Resort! Come enjoy three days of great competitions and activities. Whether participating or spectating, this event is fun for the whole family!
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. 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.
Veterans Outdoors
9:30am / Santa Rita Park
Join Adaptive Sports Association for a morning of rafting, good company and food. We will run the Animas River and grill out at Santa Rita park. This event is for veterans with a disability and is completely free! Call or email to learn more and reserve your spot!
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!
Play Reading: All That Remains
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Richard Dresser  A couple living on a small island off the coast of Maine invites the neurotic husband's college roommate and his conservative trophy wife for a weekend visit -- only to discover that long-buried secrets unmoor both couples and the "good old days" may not have been so good after all.
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.
Artist Talk with John Truitt - Art on the Spectrum
5:30pm / The Lightbox at Stillwater Music
The Durango Creative District presents an artist talk with local artist John Truitt on Friday, June 28th. The artist talk will include wine, small bites, and a "touch tour" of the artwork, as John encourages viewers to interact with the highly textural nature of his abstract expressionist works.    Diagnosed with multiple neurodiversities at 45, Truitt channeled his experiences into founding the On the Spectrum Foundation and now speaks professionally on neurodiversity, specifically 2e (Twice Exceptional) gifted on the Autism Spectrum, while offering life coaching. His abstract paintings, described as "surfing the spectrum," reflect his dynamic journey and serve as a vital creative outlet.
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
Live Music with Sean Obrien
6:00pm / Union Social House
Join us under the trees on the best patio in town at Union Social House with Sean Obrien!
June Birthdays Party
7:00pm / The Subterrain
If it's your birthday month, receive a free party hat & cupcake, and get $2 off each of your own drinks! Bring your friends and we'll throw the party. Also we're now open to everyone on Fridays from 7-11. Free entry
Play Reading: Circle Forward
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Deb Hiett  Seventeen years after the loss of her young husband from cancer, Mia meets a teenager who believes he is the reincarnation of her late husband. When the teen and his mom come to Mia's house for lunch, his uncanny memories force Mia to face her doubts, her past, and the whole truth.
Live Music
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Live band starts at 8 - 10 and then a DJ starts jamming from 10 - close!
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