July 2022 Events

 Friday, July 1st
San Juan Nature Hikes
9:00am / Andrews Lake
Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about the wildflowers, ecology, and geology of the San Juan Mountains.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
First Friday Pop Up
12:00pm / Bucks Parlor
First Friday Pop Up at Bucks Parlor. Swing in any first Friday of the month to see local artist and buy some cool vintage! Friday April 1st we will have three makers in the shop. One with lovely copper electraform jewelry, a ceramic artist and a textile artist. Please follow our socials for more info.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
First Friday Art Show
5:00pm / Create Art and Tea
Create Art and Tea is now hosting First Friday. First Friday is an effort to bring art and charitable foundations together. On the First Friday of every month, Create Art and Tea will host an art opening featuring new artists.    Featured artists will choose a charity to support. A portion of the proceeds made from purchased art will go to the organization of choice. On opening night, you can expect light refreshments, live musical performances, the opportunity to meet the artists, and hear about the charitable organizations. The works for sale will remain in the loft area of the gallery for the remaining duration of each month.   Times may vary. Visit website for more details on each month's featured artists and charities!
Friday Nights with You Knew Me When
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms. Seating on spacious lawns. Bring rain gear if there is a chance of rain.  FREE ADMISSION  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.
Live Music with Donny Johnson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.  RSVP 970-259-0940
Movies in the Park Series - The Sandlot
7:00pm / Buckley Park
City of Durango and Credit Union of Colorado present Movies in the Park! The movies in the park series if free to the community thanks to local sponsors. Come enjoy watching family-friendly movies on a 20' movie screen!   Bring blankets, chairs, family and friends and enjoy a movie together. Prior to the movie, enjoy live music, local youth talent and hands-on activities. Arrive in time for the T-Shirt cannon and prize giveaways!   Popcorn and beverages are available for purchase. Activities begin at 7:00pm movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset!
Much Ado About Nothing
7:30pm / Busby Amphitheatre
Outdoor Shakespeare is back! Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College presents Shakespeare Under the Stars with the endearing Much Ado About Nothing. The production is directed by award-winning director Robert Faires of Austin, TX, and features a talented cast of seven actors who will play all of the central characters. Much Ado will play outside in FLC's beautiful Busby Amphitheatre. Come join us as we continue the tradition.
 Saturday, July 2nd
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.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Street Dance, Drone Show
6:00pm / Durango Transit Center
Arrive to eat and dance, stay for the drone show! Dance to the music of the M.C. Curry Organ Trio, playing from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm and Desert Child, playing from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Take a break and enjoy excellent food from Subversion, The Crazy Coop, Taco’s La Carranza or Juicy’s Shanty – bison to beets, chicken to chimichangas, we have your food needs covered! Grab a cold one from the Ska Brewing Tent or from the Coca Cola counter. Kids and adults can enjoy a competitive cornhole game, try their luck at marshmallow golf, have their face painted and watch Ruby Balloon create balloon animals.   Once it is truly dark, watch as 125 drones light the skies of Durango with patriotic images. The drones will launch from Greenmount Cemetery. Best viewing is from the transit center. See map below for viewing corridors.
Live Music with Jack Ellis
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.  RSVP 970-259-0940
Much Ado About Nothing
7:30pm / Busby Amphitheatre
Outdoor Shakespeare is back! Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College presents Shakespeare Under the Stars with the endearing Much Ado About Nothing. The production is directed by award-winning director Robert Faires of Austin, TX, and features a talented cast of seven actors who will play all of the central characters. Much Ado will play outside in FLC's beautiful Busby Amphitheatre. Come join us as we continue the tradition.
 Sunday, July 3rd
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday.    Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Rockin on the River ft. Dana Ariel and Coming Up Roses
4:00pm / The Powerhouse
FREE music Sunday July 3rd from 4:00pm-7:00pm with local songwriter and band Dana Ariel and Coming Up Roses! Bar open for drink purchases along with local food trucks and craft vendors. Come down for the third Sunday of Rockin on the River to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend!   The Powerhouse will be open from 4:00pm-5:00pm so come check out our newest traveling exhibit Medieval to Metal.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.  RSVP 970-259-0940
Smelter Mountain Boys
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Radioactive bluegrass from Durango, CO Smelter Mountain Boys have become known in the Four Corners area for traditional bluegrass with tight instrumentation and high vocal harmonies since their founding in 2018. It's a bit of North Carolina meets Colorado with Corey Clark bringing an extensive catalog of bluegrass favorites and standards he learned in bluegrass' birthplace. He's backed up by some Colorado boys that have grown up around the campground and festivals and jam circles of the Rocky Mountains; Steve Labowskie on bass and vocals, Pete Donahue on mandolin and vocals who also well known in Durango's punk rock scene and Eli Emmitt on lead guitar. Eli's flatpicking skills were honed while learning the "family business" of Colorado style bluegrass and jamgrass (the last name might be familiar), he is also a jazz guitar student at Fort Lewis College.
Much Ado About Nothing
7:30pm / Busby Amphitheatre
Outdoor Shakespeare is back! Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College presents Shakespeare Under the Stars with the endearing Much Ado About Nothing. The production is directed by award-winning director Robert Faires of Austin, TX, and features a talented cast of seven actors who will play all of the central characters. Much Ado will play outside in FLC's beautiful Busby Amphitheatre. Come join us as we continue the tradition.
 Monday, July 4th
All-American Gourmet Breakfast
7:30am / Rotary Park
Brought to you by Rotary Clubs of Durango and Durango: Daybreak. Come enjoy breakfast; sausage, eggs, pancakes, biscuits, gravy.    Tickets:  Advance Adult $12, at event $15  Kids (5-12) $6, at event $7 
Register! Aerial & Theater Camp
8:30am / Alpine Aerial Acrobatics
Learn to fly with Alpine Aerial Acrobatics aerial & circus arts summer camps! All levels and all ages welcome in this aerial & theater camp. The focus of this week of camp will be learning aerial acrobatic skills on aerial silks, lyra and trapeze as well as theater improv skills to choreograph engaging aerial routines that tell a story. AAA day camps run Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 12:30pm at the Durango Sports Club. Please send campers with snack, lunch and a water bottle daily.
Freedom 5K
9:00am / Rotary Park
Run, walk or stroll on the Animas River Trail, beginning and ending at Rotary Park. This 5K race is free, and registration is day-of, from 8:15 am to 8:45 am. This is a timed race, thanks to the Durango Running Club. Bonus points for the best costumes!
SW Civic Winds & Durango Choral Society Concert
9:00am / Rotary Park
Music, sunshine and celebration! Music starts at 9:15.
Southwest Civic Winds Fourth of July Concert
9:00am / Rotary Park
You won't want to miss this fun and exciting program of American-themed favorites including "Cowboys Overture" by John Williams, along with other patriotic songs and marches, with a special appearance by the Durango Choral Society!
Cascade Canyon Express excursions everyday!
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
BBQ & Bands Picnic
12:00pm / Buckley Park
Benefitting Building Homes for Heroes. Food and beer by Ska Brewing & Steamworks. Live entertainment and children’s activities.
Film Class for Teens all week
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Learn the basics of creating your very own movie!   Taught by film and documentary maker, John Sheedy, kids from 6th grade and up can learn from a master of filmmaking about scripting, filmography, and editing. All they need is a smartphone with a camera and a simple app!   Class runs June 20th through July 21st.  Monday - Thursday  3-5pm ONE WEEK BREAK THE WEEK OF JULY 4TH $300 for entire class Scholarships Available!
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Stars & Stripes Parade
5:00pm / Downtown
Horses, bikes, floats, bands, Shriner cars, firetrucks and more! Durango and La Plata County will celebrate the 4th in style. Come check out the festive floats and dance to the Samba Band and the Westwind Pipe Band as they march by!
St. Mark's Ice Cream Social
6:00pm / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Join us after the parade for an Ice Cream Social (by donation) on the lawn of the church to help raise money for our Outreach Program! Sponsored by Cream Bean Berry Ice Cream
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
7:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds - ballfields
Presented by the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College and in partnership with KSUT.   An Evening with Lyle Lovett will feature fan favorites and selections from his new album scheduled for release in May.    Tickets are on sale now with limited VIP options! at DurangoConcerts.com or by calling (970) 247-7657.
 Tuesday, July 5th
Matt Rupnow
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Matt Rupnow is a Singer/Songwriter who lives in Southwest Colorado. He is writing, recording and performing his unique blend of music he likes to call "Rocky Mountain Soul Music".Matt performs his own music as well as an eclectic mix of favorites. His solo act features a variety of styles ranging from Country to Reggae, from Rock to Blues, to Motown, Soul and Funk.
Jack Ellis Band
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having some amazing Food and Drink specials along with deals on signature dishes prepared by the finest chefs in Colorado. But that's not all we have to offer tonight we also have live music on our stage all night long. so if your looking to listen to some good music and experience the best food and staff Durango has to offer, come on down to Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar.
Concerts in the Plaza - You Knew Me When
6:00pm / Three Springs Plaza
Join us for FREE Concerts in the Three Springs Plaza this summer!  Featuring: You Knew Me When  Husband-and-wife duo Cie and Karisa Hoover pursue an indie-rock sound marked by compelling lead and harmony vocals, driving rhythms and colorful flourishes. At times, the Nashville, Tennessee pair sounds like a darker, more electrified version of Over the Rhine. All Concerts are FREE! Invite your friends and family, bring your lawn chair or blanket.
Much Ado About Nothing
7:30pm / Busby Amphitheatre
Outdoor Shakespeare is back! Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College presents Shakespeare Under the Stars with the endearing Much Ado About Nothing. The production is directed by award-winning director Robert Faires of Austin, TX, and features a talented cast of seven actors who will play all of the central characters. Much Ado will play outside in FLC's beautiful Busby Amphitheatre. Come join us as we continue the tradition.
 Wednesday, July 6th
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!
Chocolate Tasting
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., AND sample our incredible chocolate at our in-cafe chocolate tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational chocolate tasting. These tastings are designed to educate our staff or highlight in-house products we're currently developing, and we love to have the public join us!   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new!
Live Music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.  RSVP 970-259-0940
Heathers The Musical
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College, MainStage Theatre
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College closes its inaugural season with the Off-Broadway and West End hit, Heathers The Musical. Based on the 1989 cult classic film by the same title, Heathers The Musical has taken the world by storm with its ferocious rock score and witty book by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy (tv's Desperate Housewives). Featuring Durango favorites Siena Widen, Conor Sheehan, Rebecca Thurston, and special guest Madison Britton, Heathers is a theatrical event not to be missed!   Note: Heathers contains adult subject matter, situations, and language.
 Thursday, July 7th
Music in the Mountains FREE Mobile Stage Community Concert
11:00am / Boyle Park
Join us for a FREE community concert on our custom-built mobile stage! We've built a mobile stage designed to deliver free world-class classical music concerts throughout the region.   What You Should Know:  -Schedule is subject to change. Please check back here for any last minute updates.  -In case of bad weather, individual events will be canceled and not rescheduled.  -No reservations are necessary. Just show up!  -Bring your own chairs or blankets. A limited number of chairs will be available to rent.  -We love dogs, but (sorry!) they are not invited.  -There are no restrooms or concessions. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please clean up after yourselves for everyone's safety and happiness.  -Show run approximately 45 minutes
Music in the Mountains FREE Mobile Stage Community Concert
2:00pm / Durango Public / Botanic Gardens
Join us for a FREE community concert on our custom-built mobile stage! We've built a mobile stage designed to deliver free world-class classical music concerts throughout the region.   Join us on July 7th at 2:00 PM at the Botanic Gardens at the Durango Public Library in Durango to hear a performance by our Brass Ensemble.   What You Should Know:  -Schedule is subject to change. Please check back here for any last minute updates.  -In case of bad weather, individual events will be canceled and not rescheduled.  -No reservations are necessary. Just show up!  -Bring your own chairs or blankets. A limited number of chairs will be available to rent.  -We love dogs, but (sorry!) they are not invited.  -There are no restrooms or concessions. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please clean up after yourselves for everyone's safety and happiness.  -Show run approximately 45 minutes 
Ska-BQ: Leadville Cherokee
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us for live music each Thursday this summer in our beer garden. Food and beer specials!
Sip. Snack. Socialize.
5:00pm / Zia Cantina
A tasting event with Peach Street Distillery at Zia Cantina.
Concerts in the Park with Jack & the Vox
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Once again, our amazing partner Alpine Bank and the Concert Hall have put together a line-up sure to set your feet a dancing and your soul afire with musicians from all around the country. This year we welcome KDUR Fort Lewis College Community Radio as a new sponsor and Fired Up Pizzeria is back to offer up some tasty offerings.   Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready, invite your neighbors, pack up a picnic and join us for 7 amazing summer evenings of great tunes!   Jack & the Vox - This duo includes ukulele-toting-mouth-trumpeting-songster, Victoria Vox and guitar-slinging-singing-jokester, Jack Maher. They will be joined by ukulele pal from Austin, Texas Kevin Carroll. They are in town to teach and perform with the Durango-born, Rocky Mountain UkeFest for the weekend. Local musicians Jim Belcher and David Sachs join the band on stage for the Thursday night park concert to perform a bit Americana, jazz, folk, and pop tunes...and yes, get those dancing shoes on!
Live Music with Rob Webster
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.  RSVP 970-259-0940
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
Pete Guiliani
6:30pm / James Ranch Grill
As a solo performer Pete's guitar and voice bring his original songs to life, while his eclecticism leads listeners down many musical paths. During a typical performance, he's likely to perform an original song along with a tune by Johnny Cash, John Mayer, Led Zeppelin, The Jackson 5, Green Day or Prince. Whether he's playing an original instrumental or a unique interpretation of a cover tune, the connection to his audience is always there.
Music in the Mountains FREE Mobile Stage Community Concert
6:30pm / Stephenson Park off Mill Street
Join us for a FREE community concert on our custom-built mobile stage! We've built a mobile stage designed to deliver free world-class classical music concerts throughout the region.    Join us on July 7th at 6:30 PM in Stephenson Park off Mill Street in Bayfield to hear a performance by our Brass Ensemble.   What You Should Know:  -Schedule is subject to change. Please check our website and social media for any last minute updates.  -In case of bad weather, individual events will be canceled and not rescheduled.  -No reservations are necessary. Just show up!  -Bring your own chairs or blankets. A limited number of chairs will be available to rent.  -We love dogs, but (sorry!) they are not invited.  -There are no restrooms or concessions. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please clean up after yourselves for everyone's safety and happiness.  -Show runs approximately 45 minutes
Much Ado About Nothing
7:30pm / Busby Amphitheatre
Outdoor Shakespeare is back! Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College presents Shakespeare Under the Stars with the endearing Much Ado About Nothing. The production is directed by award-winning director Robert Faires of Austin, TX, and features a talented cast of seven actors who will play all of the central characters. Much Ado will play outside in FLC's beautiful Busby Amphitheatre. Come join us as we continue the tradition.
 Friday, July 8th
Ammonite Pendant
9:30am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3-hour beginner's class, you will learn to use a jeweler's saw, metal stamps, rivet hammer, and other tools to produce a handsome prong-set pendant featuring a natural ammonite fossil.
Spinner and Layered Rings
9:30am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
Two classes being offered! 9:30am - 12:30pm AND 1:30pm - 4:30pm.   In this 3-hour class, you will learn to accurately measure and solder a ring. Then add a second layer that either spins or is soldered in place. This is a great introduction to ring measurement, design and soldering.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
68th Annual Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
The Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club will host our 68th Annual Gem and Mineral Show! Over 60 vendors will offer gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils and more! Kids activities, classes and field trips available.    Food trucks on site. $3 daily admission at the door, children under 12 admitted free with adult.   Visit durangorocks.org for more details. Be there or be a tetrahedrite!
Music in the Mountains FREE Mobile Stage Community Concert
11:00am / Cottonwood Park - Next to Animas Valley Elementary
Join us for a FREE community concert on our custom-built mobile stage! We've built a mobile stage designed to deliver free world-class classical music concerts throughout the region.   Join us on July 8th at 11:00 AM at Cottonwood Park in Durango to hear a performance by our Woodwinds Ensemble.   Cottonwood Park is located next to Animas Valley Elementary (373 Hermosa Meadows Rd in Durango). Please plan on parking at the school and volunteers will direct you from there!   What You Should Know:  -Schedule is subject to change. Please check our website and social media for any last minute updates.  -In case of bad weather, individual events will be canceled and not rescheduled.  -No reservations are necessary. Just show up!  -Bring your own chairs or blankets. A limited number of chairs will be available to rent.  -We love dogs, but (sorry!) they are not invited.  -There are no restrooms or concessions. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please clean up after yourselves for everyone's safety and happiness.  -Show runs approximately 45 minutes
Pierced Metal Riveted Pendant
1:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3-hour class you will learn to use the jeweler's saw to pierce out an interesting design. Then you will hammer rivets to attach the design to a background plate, and finish with a high contrast patina.
Music in the Mountains FREE Mobile Stage Community Concert
2:00pm / Durango Senior Center
Join us for a FREE community concert on our custom-built mobile stage! We've built a mobile stage designed to deliver free world-class classical music concerts throughout the region.   Join us on July 8th at 2:00 PM at the Durango Senior Center in Durango to hear a performance by our Woodwinds Ensemble.   What You Should Know:  -Schedule is subject to change. Please check our website and social media for any last minute updates.  -In case of bad weather, individual events will be canceled and not rescheduled.  -No reservations are necessary. Just show up!  -Bring your own chairs or blankets. A limited number of chairs will be available to rent.  -We love dogs, but (sorry!) they are not invited.  -There are no restrooms or concessions. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please clean up after yourselves for everyone's safety and happiness.  -Show runs approximately 45 minutes
Scaling Your Startup with Hubspot
4:00pm / Union Social House
Join the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs (SCAPE) as they connect with Hubspot for Startups to discuss how companies can scale using their software. Hubspot for Startups Senior Business Development Manager, Walter Mannino, and SCAPE Program and Community Manager, Brittany Cupp will discuss ways to use Hubspot to grow with your company and the free resources available to rural startups.   This is an in-person event in Durango at Union Social House. Walter and Brittany will host a talk for the first hour followed by a happy hour and mingling.   https://www.goscape.org/events/scaling-your-startup-with-hubspot-dgo
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Friday Nights with Jack Ellis Duo
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms. Seating on spacious lawns. Bring rain gear if there is a chance of rain.  FREE ADMISSION  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.
Live Music with Donny Johnson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.  RSVP 970-259-0940
Make a Cabochon
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 2.5-hour class you will slab, trim and polish rough stone into cabochons ready to set into jewelry and learn the safe operation of lapidary equipment. Slabs are provided but feel free to bring a slab of your own. Sign up for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday session.
Music in the Mountains FREE Mobile Stage Community Concert
6:30pm / Buckley Park
Join us for a FREE community concert on our custom-built mobile stage! We've built a mobile stage designed to deliver free world-class classical music concerts throughout the region.   Join us on July 8th at 6:30 PM in Buckley Park in Durango to hear a performance by our Woodwinds Ensemble.   What You Should Know:  -Schedule is subject to change. Please check our website and social media for any last minute updates.  -In case of bad weather, individual events will be canceled and not rescheduled.  -No reservations are necessary. Just show up!  -Bring your own chairs or blankets. A limited number of chairs will be available to rent.  -We love dogs, but (sorry!) they are not invited.  -There are no restrooms or concessions. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please clean up after yourselves for everyone's safety and happiness.  -Show runs approximately 45 minutes
Merely Players present DAMSELS
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players present DAMSELS  by Anya Klumpenhower   This new, original musical with music, lyrics, story and direction by Anya Klumpenhower will feature 6 youth actors protraying famous women throughout historical lore.   DAMSELS is presented as a part of Merely Players Studio Series, which is designed to inspire artists who are a part of our artistic community to envision and develop their own theatrical projects.   NO tickets or reservations required.  PAY WHAT YOU WISH  Show up 15 - 30 minutes before curtain.
Heathers The Musical
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College, MainStage Theatre
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College closes its inaugural season with the Off-Broadway and West End hit, Heathers The Musical. Based on the 1989 cult classic film by the same title, Heathers The Musical has taken the world by storm with its ferocious rock score and witty book by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy (tv's Desperate Housewives). Featuring Durango favorites Siena Widen, Conor Sheehan, Rebecca Thurston, and special guest Madison Britton, Heathers is a theatrical event not to be missed!   Note: Heathers contains adult subject matter, situations, and language.
 Saturday, July 9th
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.
Sword, Staff, Aikido
8:00am / DSBK Dojo
Train like a samurai every Saturday from 8 - 9am!! Experience flowing Aikido with Sensei Steve Self.    9-10am master the sword (bokken) and wooden staff (jo).    10-11am hone advanced Aikido concepts with Sensei Mark Winkworth. Come for one class, or attend all three. Full schedule and details at durangoaikido.com.    Training with weapons bolsters confidence and poise. Aikido boosts your body awareness, balance, and the ability to engage with conflict in a calm and peaceful manner.
Homebuyer Education Class in Bayfield
8:30am / Pine River Library
Tired of renting? Join our Homebuyer Education Class. Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and gain access to local down payment assistance funds. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance. Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org.
Wire Wrap Pendant
9:30am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
Two classes being offered! 9:30am - 12:30pm AND 1:30pm - 4:30pm.   In this 3-hour class you will learn to twist, curl and weave copper wire to elegantly wrap and secure a beautiful, polished stone and complete a pendant. Enroll in either the morning or afternoon session. Stones are provided, but you can bring a favorite cabochon, if you prefer. A good beginner stone will have a teardrop shape.
Silver Pendant with Stone
9:30am / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 3-hour class you will construct a silver pendant with a stone, including designing, sawing, measuring, soldering, bail making and stone setting techniques. A stone is provided but you can bring a favorite small cabochon, if you prefer.
Keum boo Earrings
9:30am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3 hour class you will work with two precious metals to practice an ancient metalsmith technique that fuses pure gold to fine silver through the application of heat and pressure. We will have a practice run with copper and silver to get the hang of it before you dive into the pricey metals! You will make two pairs of earrings with ear wires.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
68th Annual Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
The Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club will host our 68th Annual Gem and Mineral Show! Over 60 vendors will offer gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils and more! Kids activities, classes and field trips available.    Food trucks on site. $3 daily admission at the door, children under 12 admitted free with adult.   Visit durangorocks.org for more details. Be there or be a tetrahedrite!
Music in the Mountains FREE Mobile Stage Community Concert
11:00am / Shoshone Park
Join us for a FREE community concert on our custom-built mobile stage! We've built a mobile stage designed to deliver free world-class classical music concerts throughout the region.   Join us on July 9th at 11:00 AM in Shoshone Park in Ignacio to hear a performance by our Strings Ensemble.   What You Should Know:  -Schedule is subject to change. Please check our website and social media for any last minute updates.  -In case of bad weather, individual events will be canceled and not rescheduled.  -No reservations are necessary. Just show up!  -Bring your own chairs or blankets. A limited number of chairs will be available to rent.  -We love dogs, but (sorry!) they are not invited.  -There are no restrooms or concessions. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please clean up after yourselves for everyone's safety and happiness.  -Show runs approximately 45 minutes
Animas Museums Second Saturday Seminar Series
1:00pm / Zoom
Please join us for the Animas Museum's Second Saturday Seminar Series "The Great Fire of 1889." Join local historian Charles DiFerdinando to learn about the July fire that changed Durango's history.    There is no charge for the webinar, but registration is required at animasmuseum.org/events.html. The webinar will be recorded, and all registrants will receive a link within 24 hours.
Silver Bracelet with Stone
1:30pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
This 3-hour class you will complete a beautiful silver bracelet with a stone. Skills include sawing, measuring, soldering, mandrel forming, and stone setting techniques. A stone is provided but you can bring a small cabochon, if you prefer.
Painted Agate Slabs
1:30pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3-hour class you will learn figure or landscape painting using a slab of natural agate or other interesting stone as your canvas. Slabs are provided but you can bring a favorite slab, if you prefer.
Heathers The Musical
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College, MainStage Theatre
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College closes its inaugural season with the Off-Broadway and West End hit, Heathers The Musical. Based on the 1989 cult classic film by the same title, Heathers The Musical has taken the world by storm with its ferocious rock score and witty book by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy (tv's Desperate Housewives). Featuring Durango favorites Siena Widen, Conor Sheehan, Rebecca Thurston, and special guest Madison Britton, Heathers is a theatrical event not to be missed!   Note: Heathers contains adult subject matter, situations, and language.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Live Music with Jack Ellis Band
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.  RSVP 970-259-0940
Make a Cabochon
6:30pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 2.5-hour class you will slab, trim and polish rough stone into cabochons ready to set into jewelry and learn the safe operation of lapidary equipment. Slabs are provided but feel free to bring a slab of your own. Sign up for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday session.
Music in the Mountains FREE Mobile Stage Community Concert
6:30pm / Buckley Park
Join us for a FREE community concert on our custom-built mobile stage! We've built a mobile stage designed to deliver free world-class classical music concerts throughout the region.   Join us on July 9th at 6:30 PM in Buckley Park in Durango to hear a performance by our Strings Ensemble.   What You Should Know:  -Schedule is subject to change. Please check our website and social media for any last minute updates.  -In case of bad weather, individual events will be canceled and not rescheduled.  -No reservations are necessary. Just show up!  -Bring your own chairs or blankets. A limited number of chairs will be available to rent.  -We love dogs, but (sorry!) they are not invited.  -There are no restrooms or concessions. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please clean up after yourselves for everyone's safety and happiness.  -Show runs approximately 45 minutes
Merely Players present DAMSELS
7:00pm / Merely Underground
Merely Players present DAMSELS  by Anya Klumpenhower   This new, original musical with music, lyrics, story and direction by Anya Klumpenhower will feature 6 youth actors protraying famous women throughout historical lore.   DAMSELS is presented as a part of Merely Players Studio Series, which is designed to inspire artists who are a part of our artistic community to envision and develop their own theatrical projects.   NO tickets or reservations required.  PAY WHAT YOU WISH  Show up 15 - 30 minutes before curtain.
Much Ado About Nothing
7:30pm / Busby Amphitheatre
Outdoor Shakespeare is back! Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College presents Shakespeare Under the Stars with the endearing Much Ado About Nothing. The production is directed by award-winning director Robert Faires of Austin, TX, and features a talented cast of seven actors who will play all of the central characters. Much Ado will play outside in FLC's beautiful Busby Amphitheatre. Come join us as we continue the tradition.
 Sunday, July 10th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Mala Bead Necklace
9:30am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
In this 3-hour class you will make a 108 bead Mala necklace using an assortment of natural polished stone and wood beads. You will learn an essential tying technique that protects the strand from breakage (the same technique is used with pearls). You will also learn about the spiritual practice of this necklace. Beads are provided, but you may bring a strand you buy at the Gem Show if you prefer.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
68th Annual Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center
The Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club will host our 68th Annual Gem and Mineral Show! Over 60 vendors will offer gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils and more! Kids activities, classes and field trips available.    Food trucks on site. $3 daily admission at the door, children under 12 admitted free with adult.   Visit durangorocks.org for more details. Be there or be a tetrahedrite!
Make a Cabochon
1:30pm / Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club
In this 2.5-hour class you will slab, trim and polish rough stone into cabochons ready to set into jewelry and learn the safe operation of lapidary equipment. Slabs are provided but feel free to bring a slab of your own. Sign up for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday session.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Much Ado About Nothing
7:30pm / Busby Amphitheatre
Outdoor Shakespeare is back! Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College presents Shakespeare Under the Stars with the endearing Much Ado About Nothing. The production is directed by award-winning director Robert Faires of Austin, TX, and features a talented cast of seven actors who will play all of the central characters. Much Ado will play outside in FLC's beautiful Busby Amphitheatre. Come join us as we continue the tradition.
 Monday, July 11th
Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
Volunteers Needed   Alternative Horizons supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. AH is currently looking for advocates to staff our 24-Hour hotline, including those who are bi-lingual. Alternative Horizons needs 15 or more ongoing advocate to staff our hotline. This position only requires that you be able to take calls in a quiet, confidential safe place. Join us for a free, comprehensive training, July 11th through 14th. Please call the office for more information 970-247-4374. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestics violence, please call our free and confidential 24-Hour hotline 970-247-9691.   There is an application process.
Aerial & Theater Camp
8:30am / Alpine Aerial Acrobatics
Learn to fly with Alpine Aerial Acrobatics aerial & circus arts summer camps! All levels and all ages welcome in this aerial & theater camp. The focus of this week of camp will be learning aerial acrobatic skills on aerial silks, lyra and trapeze as well as theater improv skills to choreograph engaging aerial routines that tell a story. AAA day camps run Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 12:30pm at the Durango Sports Club. Please send campers with snack, lunch and a water bottle daily.
Register! Advanced Aerial Acrobatics Camp
8:30am / Alpine Aerial Acrobatics
Learn to fly with Alpine Aerial Acrobatics aerial & circus arts summer camps! This camp is for experienced aerialists who are ready to take their skills to the the next level. Campers will do a deep dive on the apparatus of their choice to create a higher-level routine and advance their skills. AAA day camps run Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 12:30pm at the Durango Sports Club.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions everyday!
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Film Class for Teens all week
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Learn the basics of creating your very own movie!   Taught by film and documentary maker, John Sheedy, kids from 6th grade and up can learn from a master of filmmaking about scripting, filmography, and editing. All they need is a smartphone with a camera and a simple app!   Class runs June 20th through July 21st.  Monday - Thursday  3-5pm ONE WEEK BREAK THE WEEK OF JULY 4TH $300 for entire class Scholarships Available!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers Nightly
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, July 12th
Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
Volunteers Needed   Alternative Horizons supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. AH is currently looking for advocates to staff our 24-Hour hotline, including those who are bi-lingual. Alternative Horizons needs 15 or more ongoing advocate to staff our hotline. This position only requires that you be able to take calls in a quiet, confidential safe place. Join us for a free, comprehensive training, July 11th through 14th. Please call the office for more information 970-247-4374. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestics violence, please call our free and confidential 24-Hour hotline 970-247-9691.   There is an application process.
Brendan Shafer
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Brendan Shafer is an American Roots musician focusing on the repertoire of old time string bands and other related styles. He has won awards for his clawhammer banjo playing and old time fiddling. Brendan is also a student of Bluegrass, ragtime, and traditional jazz music.
Concerts in the Plaza - Rob Webster
6:00pm / Three Springs Plaza
Join us for FREE Concerts in the Three Springs Plaza this summer!  Featuring: Rob Webster c, rhythms and sounds. Singing, strumming, and warming people up to the idea of smiling because they truly feel good.  All Concerts are FREE! Invite your friends and family, bring your lawn chair or blanket.
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
Full Moon Hike
7:00pm / Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Join SJMA and educators from Canyon of the Ancients National Monument for a hike through the moon-lit Sand Canyon while learning about the moon impacts wildlife and humans alike. From sunset to moonrise, hikers will visit several of the ruins and discover the wildlife that still makes this special place home. What a treat in a day-use only area! Hike is moderate, up to 5 miles.
 Wednesday, July 13th
Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
Volunteers Needed   Alternative Horizons supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. AH is currently looking for advocates to staff our 24-Hour hotline, including those who are bi-lingual. Alternative Horizons needs 15 or more ongoing advocate to staff our hotline. This position only requires that you be able to take calls in a quiet, confidential safe place. Join us for a free, comprehensive training, July 11th through 14th. Please call the office for more information 970-247-4374. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestics violence, please call our free and confidential 24-Hour hotline 970-247-9691.   There is an application process.
Great Garden Series: What is a Curandera Garden?
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! Join Camilla Potter, DBG Docent to learn all about the healing herbal powers of Curandera Gardens.
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 Concerts Series - Nuages du Desert Jazz & Swing
5:00pm / Rochester Hotel
The Community Foundation Supporting Southwest Colorado is proud to present the 2022 Community Concerts! Come on out this summer to Durango's Rochester Hotel for some fantastic music and fun times, and support local non-profit environmental organizations!   The series kicks off on July 13 with the cafe jazz and swing sounds of Nuages du Desert Jazz & Swing to benefit the San Juan Mountains Association to promote the exploration and protection of public lands in southwest Colorado through stewardship and conservation education. Tickets for each event are $10 at the door on the day of the event, or you can purchase a discounted online punch pass for $50. The punch pass is valid for six punches—you may use one punch each week, or all six punches in one week—or any combination in between! Online punch passes are only available through July 10.
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at The Hive's indoor skatepark for a free poetry workshop! Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.
Live Muscie with Leah Owrloski
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
ES&M Trivia
6:00pm / Zia Cantina
ES&M Trivia at Zia Cantina. This is an 18+ event.
San Juan Basin Archaeological Society meeting and presentation
7:00pm / Fort Lewis Collage Lyceum and Zoom
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society invites the public to a presentation in-person and on Zoom! After a brief business meeting, Thomas C. Windes will present, "Hard Times and Mobility in the Thirteenth-Century Bears Ears National Monument area, SE Utah: A Chronometric Study". This talk will be recorded. For log-in in-formation, go to SJBAS.ORG.
 Thursday, July 14th
Hotline Advocate Training
8:00am / Alternative Horizons
Volunteers Needed   Alternative Horizons supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. AH is currently looking for advocates to staff our 24-Hour hotline, including those who are bi-lingual. Alternative Horizons needs 15 or more ongoing advocate to staff our hotline. This position only requires that you be able to take calls in a quiet, confidential safe place. Join us for a free, comprehensive training, July 11th through 14th. Please call the office for more information 970-247-4374. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestics violence, please call our free and confidential 24-Hour hotline 970-247-9691.   There is an application process.
July Lunch & Give Picnic
12:00pm / Claire Viles Park
You're invited to our July Lunch & Give Picnic, a FREE speaker series and donation drive hosted by Power to Act, a nonprofit that seeks to offer justice, deliver practical kindness, and restore dignity by meeting the basic physical needs of women facing adversity in our local community.   Bring your own lunch + colorful picnic blanket, gather the requested Everyday Products to support our Purse with Purpose Program, and enjoy an inspiring guest speaker under the shade trees of Claire Viles Park - drinks and dessert will be provided.   This July we are requesting Everyday Products for our Heavenly Handbag, purposed to encourage survivors of domestic violence by providing self-care products. We request the donation:  Nail Polish  Nail File  Fuzzy Socks   While you dine you will hear from our inspiring guest speaker - TBA.
Ska-BQ: Eryn Bent
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us for live music each Thursday this summer in our beer garden. Food and beer specials!
Live Music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.    RSVP 970-259-0940
Concerts in the Park with Fantastic Cat
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Once again, our amazing partner Alpine Bank and the Concert Hall have put together a line-up sure to set your feet a dancing and your soul afire with musicians from all around the country. This year we welcome KDUR Fort Lewis College Community Radio as a new sponsor and Fired Up Pizzeria is back to offer up some tasty offerings.   Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready, invite your neighbors, pack up a picnic and join us for 7 amazing summer evenings of great tunes!   Four different songwriters joining forces to form a single band? There was simply no precedent (outside of CSNY, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys, The Highwaymen, Monsters of Folk, etc). And yet Fantastic Cat did it anyway, defying the odds and teaming up to record their highly unanticipated debut, out this summer on Blue Rose Music. Captured in the wilds of the Pocono Mountains, the album gleefully careens between genres and decades, mixing electrified 60’s folk and 70’s AM radio gold as it balances careful craftsmanship and ecstatic abandon in equal measure.
Matt Rupnow
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Matt Rupnow is a Singer/Songwriter who lives in Southwest Colorado. He is writing, recording and performing his unique blend of music he likes to call "Rocky Mountain Soul Music".
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
Sun-Dappled; Music in the Mountains Classical Chamber Concert
7:00pm / Sunflower Theatre
Join us at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez for an intimate chamber performance with members of our festival orchestra.   Pieces performed include:  PYOTR LLYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 for string sextet  ENRIQUE CRESPO: Suite Americana  LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 8 in C minor Op. 13  KERRY TURNER: Casbah of Tetouan for brass quintet   For Special Needs seating please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820
Heathers The Musical
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College, MainStage Theatre
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College closes its inaugural season with the Off-Broadway and West End hit, Heathers The Musical. Based on the 1989 cult classic film by the same title, Heathers The Musical has taken the world by storm with its ferocious rock score and witty book by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy (tv's Desperate Housewives). Featuring Durango favorites Siena Widen, Conor Sheehan, Rebecca Thurston, and special guest Madison Britton, Heathers is a theatrical event not to be missed!   Note: Heathers contains adult subject matter, situations, and language.
 Friday, July 15th
San Juan Nature Hikes
9:00am / Andrews Lake
Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about the wildflowers, ecology, and geology of the San Juan Mountains.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Friends of the Library One Day Sale
9:30am / Durango Public Library
Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale   Childrens and paperbacks 5 for $1  Cash or check only  Proceeds benefit Durango Public Library
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Friday Nights with La La Bones
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms. Seating on spacious lawns. Bring rain gear if there is a chance of rain.  FREE ADMISSION  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.
Live Music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Movies in the Park Series - Sing 2
7:00pm / Durango Recreation Center Lawn
City of Durango and Credit Union of Colorado present Movies in the Park! The movies in the park series if free to the community thanks to local sponsors. Come enjoy watching family-friendly movies on a 20' movie screen!   Bring blankets, chairs, family and friends and enjoy a movie together. Prior to the movie, enjoy live music, local youth talent and hands-on activities. Arrive in time for the T-Shirt cannon and prize giveaways!   Popcorn and beverages are available for purchase. Activities begin at 7:00pm movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset!
Barefoot Movement: Music in the Mountains Concert
7:00pm / LePlatt's Pond Event Center
Plan for an unforgettable summer evening at the elegantly rustic Le Platt's Pond! Hear acclaimed Americana group, Barefoot Movement, create gloriously addictive and instantly memorable tunes shored up by silky smooth Bluegrass and American harmonies laced with tantalizing flecks of bluesy grit. Their sound is invigorating, infused with a captivating honesty that transports audiences to a place of complete enthrallment. Their energetic, joyous, and heartfelt live performances have garnered them fans nationwide and beyond!   For Special Needs seating please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820
Wish You Were Here
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays inspired by vintage postcards.
Heathers The Musical
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College, MainStage Theatre
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College closes its inaugural season with the Off-Broadway and West End hit, Heathers The Musical. Based on the 1989 cult classic film by the same title, Heathers The Musical has taken the world by storm with its ferocious rock score and witty book by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy (tv's Desperate Housewives). Featuring Durango favorites Siena Widen, Conor Sheehan, Rebecca Thurston, and special guest Madison Britton, Heathers is a theatrical event not to be missed!   Note: Heathers contains adult subject matter, situations, and language.
 Saturday, July 16th
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.
Raise the Roof Rummage & Book Sale
8:00am / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Raise the Roof Rummage and Book Sale!   Furniture, household and kitchen items, art, clothing, books Proceeds go towards St Mark's Outreach
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
American Indian Cultural Arts Festival
10:00am / Aztec Ruins National Monument
This free event will feature diverse artists from various Southwest nations including Dine', Laguna, Zuni, Hopi, Jemez, Santa Clara, Jicarilla Apache, and Santo Domingo. Artists will be demonstrating their techniques and selling their original creations. From contemporary to traditional, artists will feature pottery, jewelry, basketry, and more. The event will also feature dances from the Oak Canyon Dancers from Jemez.   This event is made possible by assistance from the Chaco Culture Conservancy (CCC). The Conservancy is a New Mexico nonprofit 501©(3) corporation created to assist and support Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park.   For more information, contact the Visitor Center at 505-334-6174 or visit our park Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AztecRuinsNM/) and click on "Events" to see the latest information.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Live Music with Jack Ellis band
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Bach & Burritos: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
6:30pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Join us for delicious burritos and tantalizing margaritas from Nini's Taqueria in the tented courtyard behind the Community Concert Hall surrounded by incredible mountain vistas before hearing some of classical music's most celebrated pieces.    Featuring Guillermo Figueroa, conductor and viola, and soloist Erin Schreiber, violin, with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra.   JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Fugue in G minor, "The Little", BWV 578  WILLIAM BYRD: The Earle of Oxford's March  GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba", from Solomon  WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat for Violin and Viola, K. 364  Erin Schreiber, violin; Guillermo Figueroa, viola  JOSÉ PABLO MONCAYO: Huapango   Ticket Tier 1 - Dinner & Concert (Premium Seating) = $100  Ticket Tier 2 - Dinner & Concert (Regular Seating) = $85  Ticket Tier 3 - Concert Only (Premium Seating) = $70  Ticket Tier 4 - Concert Only (Regular Seating) = $50   6:30 pm: Dinner | 8:00 pm: Concert   For Special Needs seating please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820
Wish You Were Here
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays inspired by vintage postcards.
Heathers The Musical
7:30pm / Fort Lewis College, MainStage Theatre
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College closes its inaugural season with the Off-Broadway and West End hit, Heathers The Musical. Based on the 1989 cult classic film by the same title, Heathers The Musical has taken the world by storm with its ferocious rock score and witty book by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy (tv's Desperate Housewives). Featuring Durango favorites Siena Widen, Conor Sheehan, Rebecca Thurston, and special guest Madison Britton, Heathers is a theatrical event not to be missed!   Note: Heathers contains adult subject matter, situations, and language.
 Sunday, July 17th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
Veterans Benefit Breakfast - Open to Public
9:00am / VFW Post 4031
Great opportunity to support your local veterans while enjoying a delicious breakfast! Open to the public, this event is held every 1st & 3rd Sunday.    Donations of only $8 for adults, $7 for veterans, and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
History Tour of the Historic Powerhouse
12:00pm / The Powerhouse
Take a tour of the historic Powerhouse building, the 6th power plant in the US, with a costumed historian. Learn about the early days of electricity, life in 1890s Durango and the history of the Durango Light and Power Company.   History Tours are $4, or free with admission and to members! Tours begin at noon in front of The Powerhouse. No reservations necessary.
Heathers The Musical
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College, MainStage Theatre
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College closes its inaugural season with the Off-Broadway and West End hit, Heathers The Musical. Based on the 1989 cult classic film by the same title, Heathers The Musical has taken the world by storm with its ferocious rock score and witty book by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy (tv's Desperate Housewives). Featuring Durango favorites Siena Widen, Conor Sheehan, Rebecca Thurston, and special guest Madison Britton, Heathers is a theatrical event not to be missed!   Note: Heathers contains adult subject matter, situations, and language.
Wish You Were Here
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays inspired by vintage postcards.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Treehouse Treasure: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
5:30pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Enjoy an evening of world-class classical favorites, performed by the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, led by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa and featuring soloist Katherine Young Steele, oboe   BED?ICH SMETANA: Overture to The Bartered Bride  LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93  ERNESTO CORDERO: Tres Bocetos Criollos (Three Creole Sketches), for oboe and orchestra   Katherine Steele, oboe  LISZT: Les preludes, S. 97    Join us for a free pre-concert lecture prior to this concert performance.   The Music in the Mountains Free Ticket Program for students offers up to two free tickets with purchase of one adult ticket to select Music in the Mountains festival concerts during the 2022 summer concert season.    For Special Needs seating or to take advantage of our FREE STUDENT TICKET PROGRAM call the festival office 970-385-6820.
 Monday, July 18th
WRC Scavenger Hunt All Week!
8:00am / Womens Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center's Scavenger Hunt is an event taking place to celebrate our 35th Birthday! WRC was established in 1987, so we are honoring our 35 years empowering women with an 80s theme.   Get out and enjoy friends and family, and complete some fun interactive challenges together while at the same time supporting a worthy cause.   All participants will complete a circuit with a total of 14 sequential "Challenges" that will end with an opportunity to sign our Birthday card. The whole circuit should take 1-2 hours to complete, though there will also be ample opportunities to support local businesses along the route so it could potentially take a bit longer.   Participants can complete the circuit anytime during the month of July and will be entered into a drawing for a "Scavenger Prize."
Advanced Aerial Acrobatics Camp
8:30am / Alpine Aerial Acrobatics
Learn to fly with Alpine Aerial Acrobatics aerial & circus arts summer camps! This camp is for experienced aerialists who are ready to take their skills to the the next level. Campers will do a deep dive on the apparatus of their choice to create a higher-level routine and advance their skills. AAA day camps run Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 12:30pm at the Durango Sports Club.
Film Class for Teens all week
3:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Learn the basics of creating your very own movie!   Taught by film and documentary maker, John Sheedy, kids from 6th grade and up can learn from a master of filmmaking about scripting, filmography, and editing. All they need is a smartphone with a camera and a simple app!   Class runs June 20th through July 21st.  Monday - Thursday  3-5pm ONE WEEK BREAK THE WEEK OF JULY 4TH $300 for entire class Scholarships Available!
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers Nightly
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, July 19th
Heathers The Musical
2:00pm / Fort Lewis College, MainStage Theatre
Durango Theatreworks at Fort Lewis College closes its inaugural season with the Off-Broadway and West End hit, Heathers The Musical. Based on the 1989 cult classic film by the same title, Heathers The Musical has taken the world by storm with its ferocious rock score and witty book by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy (tv's Desperate Housewives). Featuring Durango favorites Siena Widen, Conor Sheehan, Rebecca Thurston, and special guest Madison Britton, Heathers is a theatrical event not to be missed!   Note: Heathers contains adult subject matter, situations, and language.
Twin Buttes Farm Stand
3:00pm / Twin Buttes of Durango
Just above the main entrance to Twin Buttes is our Farm Stand, a mid-June to early October market offering fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, eggs, and sometimes honey, grown or produced by Twin Buttes farmers you'll come to know. We also offer numerous frozen cuts of locally-raised, grass-fed beef.
Maddy & Kev
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Maddy and Kev is a singer/songwriter duo from Mancos, Colorado. As individuals, they have always had a love for music and together they collaborate to offer harmony with their voices and instruments alike. When Kevin's blues-soaked background and childhood of listening to the classic sounds of Willie and Waylon meets Maddy's love for soulful sounds of jazz, country and folk, their music delivers a sweet and savory cuisine you must taste for yourself. The group recently recorded their debut album in Woodstock, New York and their music is available on all streaming platforms.
Concerts in the Plaza - Black Velvet
6:00pm / Three Springs Plaza
Join us for FREE Concerts in the Three Springs Plaza this summer!  Featuring: Black Velvet  Nina Sasaki and Larry Carver have been performing together full time as the core duo of Black Velvet since 2009. They play 75-80 shows a year at venues throughout southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico, and are often joined at the larger venues by backing musicians to play as a trio or full band. Their sound blends Nina's velvety smooth vocals and acoustic rhythm guitar with Larry's melodic and passionate electric lead guitar work, and covers a wide range of rock, blues, jazz and country.    All Concerts are FREE! Invite your friends and family, bring your lawn chair or blanket.
 Wednesday, July 20th
True Western Roundup - Championships
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!
Chocolate Tasting
5:00pm / Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co.
Learn more about what we're crafting at Animas Chocolate & Coffee Co., AND sample our incredible chocolate at our in-cafe chocolate tastings!    Join us every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm for a free, educational chocolate tasting. These tastings are designed to educate our staff or highlight in-house products we're currently developing, and we love to have the public join us!   No ticket or RSVP is necessary, simply join us in the cafe to sit in, enjoy some chocolate, and learn something new!
Community Concerts Series - Kirk James Blues Band
5:00pm / Rochester Hotel
The Community Foundation Supporting Southwest Colorado is proud to present the 2022 Community Concerts! Come on out this summer to Durango's Rochester Hotel for some fantastic music and fun times, and support local non-profit environmental organizations!   July 20—Come enjoy the electric blues sounds of the Kirk James Blues Band to support the La Plata Open Space Conservancy—a Durango-based organization working to permanently protect open lands for the benefit of the community and the general public.   Tickets for each event are $10 at the door on the day of the event, or you can purchase a discounted online punch pass for $50. The punch pass is valid for six punches—you may use one punch each week, or all six punches in one week—or any combination in between!
Music in the Mountains Dinner & Family Concert: The Orchestra Games
5:30pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Enjoy a picnic dinner prior to this Festival Orchestra concert designed for children and their families!   The Orchestra Games is the ultimate "get to know the instruments" work because it goes beyond basic descriptions by exploring the personalities of the instruments. Even their strengths and weaknesses. And does so while sprinting through an Olympic array of events.    The work begins with a ceremonial introduction of the players and proceeds to various events such as the low note limbo, the fast note dash, the marathon, and many others. These events demonstrate the capabilities of orchestral instruments while keeping the audience happily engaged in friendly competition.   5:30 p.m. Casual Dinner and root beer floats in CCH courtyard  6:30 p.m. Concert   For Special Needs seating please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820
 Thursday, July 21st
Ska-BQ: Farmington Hill
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us for live music each Thursday this summer in our beer garden. Food and beer specials!
Live music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Concerts in the Park with Carter Sampson & The Jackalopes
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Once again, our amazing partner Alpine Bank and the Concert Hall have put together a line-up sure to set your feet a dancing and your soul afire with musicians from all around the country. This year we welcome KDUR Fort Lewis College Community Radio as a new sponsor and Fired Up Pizzeria is back to offer up some tasty offerings.   Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready, invite your neighbors, pack up a picnic and join us for 7 amazing summer evenings of great tunes!   Oklahoma, award-winning singer-songwriter, Carter Sampson and her band - The Jackalopes tour nationally and internationally. Carter makes her return to Durango with her band after a solo performance at the Concert Hall’s Live at the Smiley Café Music Series. Sampson won 1st place in the Chris Austin Song Contest at Merlefest and was a top 5 finalist in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest.
Devin Scott
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Armed with a ukulele and a big, unexpected voice, Devin Scott easily entertains audiences of all ages. Performing everything from Coolio to Patsy Cline, Devin aims to include every one of his listeners.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
Third Thursday Speaker Series - Jennaye Derge
6:30pm / Fenceline Cider
Debut Colorado author Jennaye Derge will read from her new humorous essay collection as part of Fenceline Cider's Third Thursday speaker series on July 21, 2022. The reading will benefit Bike Durango, a bicycling advocacy nonprofit organization, and will be taking donations for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood. In her thirty-some years, Jennaye Derge has experienced life's highs and lows from the back of her bicycle. An avid outdoors person, Derge chronicles the crashes and burns, the flat tires and broken chains of life in How to Cry on Your Bicycle and Other Practical Lessons (Casa Urraca Press, 2022).    At Fenceline Cider (141 S. Main St., Mancos), Derge will read selections from the book, taking listeners on a ride with her commentaries on dating, mansplaining, commuting, and recreating. Her sardonic, feminist slant makes for fast-paced traverses through the life of a radical millennial mountain person.
Wish You Were Here
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays inspired by vintage postcards.
 Friday, July 22nd
DBG Annual Bulb Sale Preview!
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
Imagine for a moment that next early spring you look out your window after a long, cold winter and your yard is alight with color, color from the bulbs you planted last fall. Bulbs are perhaps the most underutilized plant in all of our gardens… but they don't have to be. The Durango Botanic Garden's annual bulb sale is coming soon. Buy bulbs in the summer? Yes, it's the perfect time to order your bulbs and pick them up in the fall. October is the ideal time to plant bulbs in SW Colorado. Bulbs are easy to grow and return year after year.   The Durango Botanic Gardens Annual Bulb Sale will once again be conducted online. Almost 50 types of bulbs will be available to order. The Bulb Sale preview opens on July 22 on the Botanic Gardens' website: www.durangobotanicgardens.org. You will find pictures and descriptions of all the available bulbs to help you plan your garden. The online store will be open August 5 - 16.    Paid orders will be available for pickup mid-October at a variety of locations and times that will be posted on the website.    If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the DBG office at 970-880-4841. Thank you for your support and see you in the Gardens!
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Friday Nights with Lisa Blue Band
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms. Seating on spacious lawns. Bring rain gear if there is a chance of rain.  FREE ADMISSION  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.
Live music with Jack Ellis band
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Serene Dream: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Our festival orchestra, led by guest conductor and one of classical music's biggest stars, Vadim Gluzman,, performs Mozart's Serenata notturna (Serenade #6) in D, K.239 and Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216, as well as Vasks's Musica Serena and Tchaikovksy's Serenade for Strings, Op. 48.   WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Serenata notturna (Serenade #6) in D, K.239  Violin Concerto #3 in G, K. 216  P?TERIS VASKS: Musica Serena, for strings  PYOTR LLYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings, Op. 48   Join us for a free pre-concert lecture prior to this concert performance at 6:00 at the Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.   The Music in the Mountains Free Ticket Program for students offers up to two free tickets with purchase of one adult ticket to select Music in the Mountains festival concerts during the 2022 summer concert season.   For Special Needs seating or to take advantage of our FREE STUDENT TICKET PROGRAM call the festival office 970-385-6820.
Wish You Were Here
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays inspired by vintage postcards.
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days rodeo kick off
7:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
 Saturday, July 23rd
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.
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Alex Armando Ruiz & Ragged Oak Live
5:00pm / The Nugget
Alex Armando Ruiz of Prophetic Calaveras, and Joshua Mendrala of Ragged Oak are joining for a one night show at The Nugget Mountain Bar. With a mixture of riff rock, atmospheric, alternative, and shoe gaze stylings, it's the perfect soundtrack to a night in the mountains.
Ladies Night at Horse Empower 1.0 - For First Timers!
5:30pm / Horse Empower, LLC
A Great Networking Opportunity!   Join us for an evening of horse play! There is just nothing like the bond that develops between women and horses. It's an experience, a connection like no other and they teach us so much in the process. Get up close and personal with our horses. Build trust and confidence. Develop new communication skills, self-awareness and experience firsthand how our horses respond and embrace you as part of their herd. Our Ladies Night is an excellent avenue to foster new relationships and network within our 4 Corners Community. Each month we will have a new and exciting exercise that will have you working with our horses through obstacles and problem-solving exercises that will build on the last, promoting learning, self-discovery and a unique 'girls' night' horse experience you won't forget!    Cost: $85.00 pp; Non-refundable, but transferable. Maximum of 12 participants.   What to Wear: Dress in layers & wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty while horsin' around; closed-toed shoes a MUST. The program takes place in our beautiful, bright indoor riding arena. Happy Hour refreshments & Hors d'oeuvres served after your equine experience!
Live music with Terry Rickard
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Pops Night: The Magical Music of Harry Potter | Music in the Mountains Benefit Dinner & Concert
6:30pm / Sky Ute Event Center
Don't miss one of our community's most anticipated events and our biggest fundraiser of the year, featuring guest conductor, the incomparable Richard Kaufman!   All aboard the Hogwarts Express for a one-way trip to the magical, musical world of Harry Potter. Delicious food and incredible music compete for center stage at this elaborate evening designed to delight the senses. Enjoy a fun cocktail hour prior to the chef-prepared multi-course meal served family style.    Listen as the Festival Orchestra, led by guest conductor Richard Kaufman, conjures your favorite tunes from the films, like Hedwig's Theme, Dobby the House Elf, Fawkes the Phoenix, Aunt Marge's Waltz, Nimbus 2000 and Harry's Wondrous World!   Richard Kaufman has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising music for film and television productions, as well as performing film and classical music in concert halls and on recordings.   Kaufman regularly appears as a guest conductor with symphony orchestras throughout both the United States and around the world. In May 2015, he made his conducting debut with the Boston Pops, substituting for John Williams at the Annual Pops Film Night. In 2016, Mr. Williams graciously invited him to share the podium at the annual Tanglewood Film Night, and in 2018, he again joined Mr. Williams in concerts with the Chicago Symphony. We can't wait to see Richard here, conducting our very own critically acclaimed Festival Orchestra.   Tickets are $175 for General Seating and $200 for Premier VIP Seating NOTE: Tickets include house wine, cash bar available for beer and cocktail orders.   For Special Needs seating please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820.
Wish You Were Here
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
A collection of short plays inspired by vintage postcards.
 Sunday, July 24th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Silent Sundays with Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Award-winning pianist Adam Swanson accompanies classic silent film comedies LIVE! A universally enjoyed classic artform everyone in the family can enjoy.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Garden of Imagination: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
5:30pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Maestro Guillermo Figueroa leads our festival orchestra featuring soloist Tomoko Kanamaru, piano, as they perform Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43.   MANUEL DE FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain, for piano and orchestra; Tomoko Kanamaru, piano  JEAN SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43   Join us for a free pre-concert lecture prior to this concert performance at 4:30 at the Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.   The Music in the Mountains Free Ticket Program for students offers up to two free tickets with purchase of one adult ticket to select Music in the Mountains festival concerts during the 2022 summer concert season.   For Special Needs seating please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820.
Open Mic
5:30pm / Mountain Monk Coffee
Spoken word, comedy, music, and creative experiences in this classic coffee house setting. 5:30 sign-up, 6/8pm, every other Sunday
 Monday, July 25th
WRC Scavenger Hunt All Week!
8:00am / Womens Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center's Scavenger Hunt is an event taking place to celebrate our 35th Birthday! WRC was established in 1987, so we are honoring our 35 years empowering women with an 80s theme.   Get out and enjoy friends and family, and complete some fun interactive challenges together while at the same time supporting a worthy cause.   All participants will complete a circuit with a total of 14 sequential "Challenges" that will end with an opportunity to sign our Birthday card. The whole circuit should take 1-2 hours to complete, though there will also be ample opportunities to support local businesses along the route so it could potentially take a bit longer.   Participants can complete the circuit anytime during the month of July and will be entered into a drawing for a "Scavenger Prize."
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
Cascade Canyon Express excursions all week
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers Nightly
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Register for Speed Pampering
5:30pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Chair massage, foot massage, hand massage with moisturizing treatment, gel nail polish treatment, scalp massage with shimmers weave or updo, basic movement techniques to enjoy life without pain, and vibrational sound tuning for aligned living. Light shopping, food, drink and fun!   Arrive at 5:30 and enjoy 15 minute sessions with practitioners. $15 for each 15 minute session.    You will have 5 minutes to switch to your next spot.   Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call Tanya Roth at 970-759-3199 to register.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games, Main St. Mall
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.    Free!  Drop in! 
 Tuesday, July 26th
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
Twin Buttes Farm Stand
3:00pm / Twin Buttes of Durango
Just above the main entrance to Twin Buttes is our Farm Stand, a mid-June to early October market offering fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, eggs, and sometimes honey, grown or produced by Twin Buttes farmers you'll come to know. We also offer numerous frozen cuts of locally-raised, grass-fed beef.
Earring Making Class with local artist, Maggie Emerson
5:00pm / Eso Terra Cider
In this class, we are setting the stage for success and truly enjoying the art of working with beads.   This class is incredibly important for allowing you to relax into playing with needles, tiny beads and the tiny spaces those tiny beads have for you to craft a gorgeous pair of earrings.    I will share with you my tricks of the trade that have made it easier to work with beads along with how I play with color combing to make earrings that pop.    In this class, you will be making your own pair of Elegant Adventure Earrings.
Tim Sullivan
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Tim Sullivan, singer/songwriter, has been a featured performer with Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tammy Wynette, and Glen Campbell. He has entertained at venues across the country from "The Crazy Horse" in Los Angeles to "Town Hall" on Broadway in New York City.
Concerts in the Plaza - Kirk James
6:00pm / Three Springs Plaza
Join us for FREE Concerts in the Three Springs Plaza this summer!  Featuring: Kirk James  A blues performer of 20 years, Kirk is known for his strong blues guitar style and distinctive vocals. James plays both original material and also classics from the Blues Masters!   All Concerts are FREE! Invite your friends and family, bring your lawn chair or blanket.
Durango Elks Lodge Pub Trivia
6:30pm / BPOE 507 Durango Elks Lodge
Quiz Night, Trivia Night, Pub Trivia, whatever you want to call it. Test your knowledge at the Durango Elks lodge.   Charity event! All proceeds go to building physically challenged access to our wonder historic building.    Non members welcome!
 Wednesday, July 27th
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
Great Garden Series: Using Plants to Survive in the Wilderness
4:00pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the library for a Great Garden Series Program! Come learn about plant-bases survival techniques with Matt Brummett.
Community Concerts Series - Six Dollar String Band
5:00pm / Rochester Hotel
The Community Foundation Supporting Southwest Colorado is proud to present the 2022 Community Concerts! Come on out this summer to Durango's Rochester Hotel for some fantastic music and fun times, and support local non-profit environmental organizations! On July 27, the Six Dollar String Band will perform old-time string music to benefit the Southwest Conservation Corp, which operates conservation service programs across southern Colorado and northern New Mexico that engage youth, young adults and veterans on public lands. Tickets for each event are $10 at the door on the day of the event, or you can purchase a discounted online punch pass for $50. The punch pass is valid for six punches—you may use one punch each week, or all six punches in one week—or any combination in between!
Animas City Night Bazaar
6:00pm / Animas Alley
Art | Community-building | Performances | Live Music | Games | Contests | Fun for all ages!   Go to website to reference locations as they may vary on Animas Alley!
Rare Joy: Music in the Mountains Classical Chamber Concert
7:00pm / St Columba Catholic Church
Enjoy chamber music as it was meant to be heard: in an intimate environment with acclaimed artists and among friends. Musicians from the Music in the Mountains festival orchestra, led by Guillermo Figueroa, conductor, will perform:   ARCANGELO CORELLI: Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 7  GEORGE WALKER: Lyric for Strings  WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Divertimento in D, K. 251  JESSIE MONTGOMERY: Starburst, for strings  JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047   For Special Needs please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820.
 Thursday, July 28th
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
Ska-BQ: The Casual Fridays
5:00pm / Ska Brewing
Join us for live music each Thursday this summer in our beer garden. Food and beer specials!
Live music with Dustin Burley
5:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Concerts in the Park with Ali McGuirk
5:30pm / Buckley Park
Once again, our amazing partner Alpine Bank and the Concert Hall have put together a line-up sure to set your feet a dancing and your soul afire with musicians from all around the country. This year we welcome KDUR Fort Lewis College Community Radio as a new sponsor and Fired Up Pizzeria is back to offer up some tasty offerings.   Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready, invite your neighbors, pack up a picnic and join us for 7 amazing summer evenings of great tunes!   Boston-based singer, songwriter Ali McGuirk captivates audiences with her powerful, buttery voice and heartfelt songwriting. She has performed across 4 continents, from Santorini to Hong Kong and recognized by the Boston Globe as an "artist to hear" and named on multiple lists, including Boston rock critic Steve Morse's Top Ten Albums and took home the Boston Music Awards Blues Artist of the Year award.
Speed Pampering
5:30pm / St. Marks Episcopal Church
Chair massage, foot massage, hand massage with moisturizing treatment, gel nail polish treatment, scalp massage with shimmers weave or updo, basic movement techniques to enjoy life without pain, and vibrational sound tuning for aligned living. Light shopping, food, drink and fun!   Arrive at 5:30 and enjoy 15 minute sessions with practitioners. $15 for each 15 minute session.    You will have 5 minutes to switch to your next spot.   Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call Tanya Roth at 970-759-3199 to register.
Maddy & Kev
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Maddy and Kev is a singer/songwriter duo from Mancos, Colorado. As individuals, they have always had a love for music and together they collaborate to offer harmony with their voices and instruments alike. When Kevin's blues-soaked background and childhood of listening to the classic sounds of Willie and Waylon meets Maddy's love for soulful sounds of jazz, country and folk, their music delivers a sweet and savory cuisine you must taste for yourself. The group recently recorded their debut album in Woodstock, New York and their music is available on all streaming platforms.
Powerhouse Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us in the Carver Family Plaza for Trivia night every Thursday. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Cash bar available.
 Friday, July 29th
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
San Juan Nature Hikes
9:00am / Andrews Lake
Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about the wildflowers, ecology, and geology of the San Juan Mountains.
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Friday Nights with Bo Depena
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Music, food and wine. Come enjoy your Friday nights with Fox Fire Farms. Seating on spacious lawns. Bring rain gear if there is a chance of rain.  FREE ADMISSION  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.
Live music with Ben Gibson
6:00pm / Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners.   RSVP 970-259-0940
Teton Gravity Research premiere of Esperanto (Mountain Bike Film)
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
On Friday, July 29, join TGR at the Durango Arts Center for the one-night only premiere of our new mountain bike film, Esperanto. Get hyped to ride with our new film on the big screen and prize giveaways from our partners at Specialized, Dometic, Tincup, Ride Concepts and more. This is the summer event you do not want to miss!   About the film: Mixing the rock stars of mountain biking with a cast of unknown and up-and-coming heroes, TGR's latest film Esperanto explores how we share our dreams through a universal two-wheeled language no matter what our native tongue may be.
Movies in the Park Series - Encanto! (Spanish with English subtitles)
7:00pm / Buckley Park
City of Durango and Credit Union of Colorado present Movies in the Park! The movies in the park series if free to the community thanks to local sponsors. Come enjoy watching family-friendly movies on a 20' movie screen!   Bring blankets, chairs, family and friends and enjoy a movie together. Prior to the movie, enjoy live music, local youth talent and hands-on activities. Arrive in time for the T-Shirt cannon and prize giveaways!   Popcorn and beverages are available for purchase. Activities begin at 7:00pm movies will begin 15 minutes after sunset!
American Melodies: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
7:00pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
With a contagious smile and captivating charm, the conductor, trumpet virtuoso, singer and actor Byron Stripling has ignited audiences across the globe.   Join us as Stripling leads us on a journey through the early songs that defined America. From folk songs to spirituals and Gospel to jazz, this is a celebration of the American spirit. Delight in his exciting versions of classic melodies including Oh Shenandoah, Danny Boy, This Little Light of Mine, Amazing Grace, Down by the Riverside, and many other popular favorites!   For Special Needs tickets please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820.
Bat Walk & Talk
8:00pm / The Powerhouse
Participate in citizen science and explore the wacky world of wildlife that lives all around the Animas River ...at night!   Join Miss Heather and Powerhouse staff scientists for a short lecture inside learning about bats and their importance in the environment. Following that, your group will journey into the night along the Animas River Trail, using bat sonar detectors to identify and observe different bat species along the trail.    Space is limited so register today! $5 per person.   All data will be reported back to Bat Conservation International.
 Saturday, July 30th
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.
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Summer Bazaar
10:00am / St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Join us for our final event of our Month of Giving campaign! A Summer Bazaar feat. several of the vendors you know and love from our famous Christmas Bazaar!!!    All proceeds for food, drinks, door prizes, etc. go to funding our Outreach program which benefits those in need locally and abroad
Community Art Market
11:00am / Hermosa Cafe parking lot
All artists are invited to set up a table, booth or tent at no charge. Space is on first come basis. There are free crafts for kids. This event happens on the last Sat of every month through the summer. Everyone is welcome.
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Chuck Wagon Cook-off ~ Durango Fiesta Days
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds Senior Services
Annual Chuck Wagon Cook-off for Durango Fiesta Days will be held July 30th, 2022 at 5 PM outdoors at the La Plata County Senior Services Center. Tickets can be purchased at Basin Coop in person - 26103 Highway 160, Durango, CO. $20 per ticket with no ticket limits.   Beef, pinto beans, potatoes, dessert, biscuits and tradition. Those are the basic ingredients that will go into the meals cooked up as part of the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen's Association Chuck Wagon Cook-off. The wagons of the five teams will arrive Friday and set up camp at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. That evening, they will receive the ingredients that need to cook overnight. The next day, they will cook all day to prepare meals to be served at 5 p.m., feel free to come see the covered wagons and watch them cook during the day. As attendees enjoy their meals, the food will also be brought as different courses to judges in the exhibit hall, who will decide what the best item of each category. Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. They will also have a people's choice award! Don't miss out on this delicious event and buy your ticket today!
Jack Ellis band live on stage
6:00pm / fur trappers steakhouse and bar
Tonight we will be having amazing dinner and drink specials all night long as well as some live entertainment out on our beautiful spacious patio. so come on down to the best steakhouse in the 4 corners. RSVP 970-259-0940
Chocolate Indulgence: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
6:30pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Enjoy the summer air and gorgeous views of the mountain surroundings while indulging in a variety of artisan desserts. Animas Chocolate Company will create handcrafted chocolate desserts for you to enjoy with a specialty cocktail, beer, or wine selections as a prelude to a magical evening with Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra.   FRANZ VON SUPPÉ: Light Cavalry Overture  JOHANNES BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances No. 1, No. 6, and No. 7  FAURÉ: Sicilienne, Op. 78  ARAM KHACHATURIAN: Lezginka from the ballet Gayane   ANTONÍN DVO?ÁK: Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Op. 46 and No. 2 in E minor, Op 46  LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide  FRANZ LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, S. 244/2   Ticket Tier 1 - Reception & Concert (Premium Seating) = $100  Ticket Tier 2 - Reception & Concert (Regular Seating) = $85  Ticket Tier 3 - Concert Only (Premium Seating) = $70  Ticket Tier 4 - Concert Only (Regular Seating) = $50   6:30 pm: Reception | 8:00 pm: Concert   For Special Needs tickets please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820.
 Sunday, July 31st
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Dunn Deal Resale Store is bringing Back the Durango Flea Market here at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.    If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact John Dunn of Dunn Deal Resale Store at (970) 385-0385 or email @ makeitadunndeal@gmail.com. Vendor spaces are only $20!
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
87th Annual Durango Fiesta Days are coming up!!   Come be a part of the Southwest and join in the oldest tradition Durango has to offer!   Food and Merchandise vendors for the whole family to enjoy!  Largest rodeo in the Four Corners area - NMRA Sanctioned, CPRA Co Sanctioned - GCPRA Co Sanctioned.  Central Entries -  7/18 - 6PM-10PM  Team Roping -  505-864-7200  All Other Events - 505-864-9426/9427  All other Dates posted on NMRA website   LOCAL ENTRIES  7/15 - 3pm-6pm Fairgrounds Animas room  CALL IN: 970.769.2297(DAYS)  Phone won't be turned on until 3pm, no voice messaging, keep trying until you are able to get through.  8th Annual Phil Brevik/Melvin Haga Memorial Jackpot - July 31. Enter at 9am - Rope at 10am, Buffalo Arena - 604 Hi Llama Ln - #13.5 Slide - Pick 1/ Draw 1 or Draw 2 - $200.00/Man, Enter 3X - Top 20 to Short Round $3500+ added - Yeti Coolers to Champs, Yeti mugs to Reserve Champs.   Reach us on Facebook: Fiesta Days Durango or e-mail durangofiestadays@outlook.com for info or to reserve tickets. 'Will Call' at the main gate for sponsor's reserved tickets.  Upcoming Event Dates:  7/15 Local Entry 3-6PM  7/18 Central Entry  7/23 Queen Contest  .Jrs - Open  7/28 9am - ALL TR Slack  11am - Memorial Entry  7/29 9am - Slack  7pm 1st Rodeo Perf  7/30 8am - Chuckwagon  Cookoff 55+ Center  5pm - BBQ 55 + Center  7/30 12:30pm - Military Appreciation  1pm - 2nd Rodeo Perf  6:15 2023 Queen Coronation  7pm 3rd Rodeo Perf  7/31 9am Cowboy Church  1pm 4th Rodeo Perf   NMRA SANCTIONED EVENTS:  MIXED TEAM ROPING  #9 & #12 INC TEAM ROPING  LOCALS ONLY TEAM ROPING  JR BARRELS - 12 AND UNDER, 13-17  MIXED RIBBON ROPING  MUTTON BUSTIN'  ALL EVENTS ENTER TWICE 
Cascade Canyon Express excursions
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
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. These excursions are perfect for families with children or those on a tight schedule.
Ice Cream Social and Garden Party
1:00pm / The Gable House
Please join us for an Ice Cream Social and Garden Party, to benefit the Animas Museum! Come by and meet the new owners.
Cheers for Children - Riverhouse Children's Center Fundraiser
4:00pm / River Bend Ranch
Riverhouse Children's center, a local Durango non profit early education center, is excited to announce the return of their annual fundraiser, Cheers for Children.   Come enjoy a wine tasting, brought to you by Star Liquor, and bid on our silent auction while listening to live music and enjoying the beautiful views of River Bend Ranch. Transportation will be provided by Mild to Wild and all proceeds go to support Riverhouse's tuition assistance program.    To purchase tickets, please visit cheersforchildrendurango.com. We hope to see you there!
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 September - Rain or Shine ! Reservations are required.
Inspired Voices: Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra Concert
5:30pm / Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Our Festival Orchestra, led by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa and joined by the Durango Choral Society, directed by Linda Mack Berven, and the Caliente Community Choir, directed by Virginia Nickels Hircock, will perform the Great Opera Choruses, including:   FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90, ("Italian")  GEORGES BIZET: Chorus and March of the Toreadors, from Carmen  GIUSEPPE VERDI: "Va, pensiero"(Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie" (Anvil Chorus) from Il Trovatore  RICHARD WAGNER: Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin  SCOTT JOPLIN: Overture to Treemonisha  ALEXANDER BORODIN: Overture and Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor   Join us for a free pre-concert lecture prior to this concert performance at 4:30 at the Center for Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.   For Special Needs tickets please call the festival office to assist you with your tickets 970-385-6820.
Hammers& High Heels
6:00pm / Ska Brewing
Wonderful evening with Tim Sullivan… as we support affordable housing right here in La Plata County! Local beer, local appetizers for a local need! Enjoy music, SKA brew and share in the solution to our housing needs! Silent auction items too!   $35/person
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