August 2020 Events

 Saturday, August 1st
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
 Sunday, August 2nd
Free Books!
11:00am / Downtown Security Storage
Durango Book Rescue is giving away thousands of FREE books! Thank you for reading!
 Monday, August 3rd
5-Day Artist Workshop with Tony Stromberg
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"Equine Photography" with Tony Stromberg - Join internationally recognized equine photographer Tony Stromberg for this fun, informative workshop. Spend 5 solid days at a local ranch photographing a favorite archetypal subject, the horse. For intermediate to advanced.
 Tuesday, August 4th
5-Day Artist Workshop with Tony Stromberg
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"Equine Photography" with Tony Stromberg - Join internationally recognized equine photographer Tony Stromberg for this fun, informative workshop. Spend 5 solid days at a local ranch photographing a favorite archetypal subject, the horse. For intermediate to advanced.
 Wednesday, August 5th
Durango Botanic Gardens Bulb Sale
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
The annual bulb sale is underway, a fundraiser that supports the botanic gardens surrounding the Durango Public Library. It’s always been an in-person event, but, yes, it’s virtual this year. Check out the variety of bulbs available (and read Mike Smedley’s advice, as he’s a bulb master), and order your bulbs for fall planting at DurangoBotanicGardens.org.    Look forward to a little spring color in your yard in 2021.    The online store closes Aug. 8.
5-Day Artist Workshop with Tony Stromberg
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"Equine Photography" with Tony Stromberg - Join internationally recognized equine photographer Tony Stromberg for this fun, informative workshop. Spend 5 solid days at a local ranch photographing a favorite archetypal subject, the horse. For intermediate to advanced.
Wine Workshop on the patio
4:00pm / Primi Pasta & Wine Bar
Featuring different wine flights each time! $25 includes a wine flight, light bites and a chat about the wines with our Somm Tracy!   Sign up on our website to save $5 for couples.
 Thursday, August 6th
Durango Botanic Gardens Bulb Sale
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
The annual bulb sale is underway, a fundraiser that supports the botanic gardens surrounding the Durango Public Library. It’s always been an in-person event, but, yes, it’s virtual this year. Check out the variety of bulbs available (and read Mike Smedley’s advice, as he’s a bulb master), and order your bulbs for fall planting at DurangoBotanicGardens.org.    Look forward to a little spring color in your yard in 2021.    The online store closes Aug. 8.
5-Day Artist Workshop with Tony Stromberg
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"Equine Photography" with Tony Stromberg - Join internationally recognized equine photographer Tony Stromberg for this fun, informative workshop. Spend 5 solid days at a local ranch photographing a favorite archetypal subject, the horse. For intermediate to advanced.
Free Electronic Waste Recycling for Public
1:00pm / Durango High School
Got a laptop, phone, desktop computer (and other equipment) that’s been sitting around? PCs for Kids is accepting your equipment free of charge.
 Friday, August 7th
Free Electronic Waste Recycling for Businesses
8:00am / Pick Up
Got a laptop, phone, desktop computer (and other equipment) that’s been sitting around? PCs for Kids is accepting your equipment free of charge.   Businesses can arrange for pickup at your locations by appointment (15 computer minimum required). Information/appointments (for businesses).   720.452.1548
Durango Botanic Gardens Bulb Sale
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
The annual bulb sale is underway, a fundraiser that supports the botanic gardens surrounding the Durango Public Library. It’s always been an in-person event, but, yes, it’s virtual this year. Check out the variety of bulbs available (and read Mike Smedley’s advice, as he’s a bulb master), and order your bulbs for fall planting at DurangoBotanicGardens.org.    Look forward to a little spring color in your yard in 2021.    The online store closes Aug. 8.
5-Day Artist Workshop with Tony Stromberg
9:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
"Equine Photography" with Tony Stromberg - Join internationally recognized equine photographer Tony Stromberg for this fun, informative workshop. Spend 5 solid days at a local ranch photographing a favorite archetypal subject, the horse. For intermediate to advanced.
Carve Wars
9:00am / Purgatory
Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country! Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory Resort. Big thanks to Kroegers Ace Hardware, our presenting sponsor for this event!
Opening Reception - "Unbridled" featuring Tony Stromberg
5:00pm / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The fine art equine photography of Tony Stromberg is often referred to as “visual poetry.” His images truly embrace and reveal the incredible beauty and grace of the horse. Show continues through August 31.
Bow Wow Film Festival Online!
6:00pm / Your Home
We are proud to present the Bow Wow Film Festival Online! Enjoy the festival in the comfort of your home while still supporting La Plata County Humane Society. Laugh, cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel in all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives! This year, we will take you to South Padre Island where trained dogs are helping the National Park service and its dedicated volunteers find and protect endangered Ridley Turtle nests. We will head to India where a woman who in was once in an elite military squad now puts her talents to work rescuing dogs. We will spend time in Colorado with some fantastic kiddos and we will run and pedal trails around the world with people and their pups! So pop some corn, snuggle up with the pups and enjoy the show! Tickets are $10/per person. After purchasing your ticket you will receive a URL in your email, please check your spam folder. You can view the short films on your computer, iPad or smartphone. Watch the film festival any time between August 7th beginning at 6:00 p.m. to midnight on August 21st! 100% of the proceeds benefit the homeless animals in our care!
Friday Nights at Fox Fire
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
This week is featuring Black Velvet - A wide range of rock, blues, jazz and country  Catering by Back Porch B.B.Q.   COVID-19 Restrictions  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.  Bring sun and rain protection.
 Saturday, August 8th
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
Durango Botanic Gardens Bulb Sale
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
The annual bulb sale is underway, a fundraiser that supports the botanic gardens surrounding the Durango Public Library. It’s always been an in-person event, but, yes, it’s virtual this year. Check out the variety of bulbs available (and read Mike Smedley’s advice, as he’s a bulb master), and order your bulbs for fall planting at DurangoBotanicGardens.org.    Look forward to a little spring color in your yard in 2021.    The online store closes Aug. 8.
Carve Wars
9:00am / Purgatory
Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country! Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory Resort. Big thanks to Kroegers Ace Hardware, our presenting sponsor for this event!
'Unbridled' featuring Tony Stromberg Exhibit
10:00am / Sorrel Sky Gallery
The fine art equine photography of Tony Stromberg is often referred to as visual poetry. His images truly embrace and reveal the incredible beauty and grace of the horse. Show opens on August 7th with an artist reception from 5-7 pm and continues through August 31.
Fair Livestock Auction
5:00pm / La Plata County Fair
The La Plata County Fair Junior Livestock Auction will be streamed live on Aug. 8, 5 p.m., and you can call in your bids to support our local 4-H and FFA youth who have worked hard for the past year raising their animals in preparation for the auction. More information/register to be a buyer: 970.382.6465 or jodi.zuber@co.laplata.co.us
 Sunday, August 9th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fair Grounds
The Durango Flea Market is the place to be and shop on Sunday for a wide range of second hand items from funky to functional. Free admission and parking.
Carve Wars
9:00am / Purgatory
Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country! Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory Resort. Big thanks to Kroegers Ace Hardware, our presenting sponsor for this event!
 Wednesday, August 12th
Wine Workshop on the patio
4:00pm / Primi Pasta & Wine Bar
Featuring different wine flights each time! $25 includes a wine flight, light bites and a chat about the wines with our Somm Tracy!   Sign up on our website to save $5 for couples.
Caitlin Cannon at Community Foundation in the Secret Garden
5:00pm / Rochester Hotel
$10 cover charge supports 10 local nonprofits through the Community Foundation. This week enjoy the alternative country sounds of Caitlin Cannon! Drinks and food available to purchase (cash only).
Rock Art of Dinetah: Stories of Heroes and Healing
7:00pm / online event
The public is invited to a Zoom presentation of the next meeting of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12th. Richard Jenkinson will use Zoom to present “Rock Art of Dinetah: Stories of Heroes and Healing”. For information on how to log in to the presentation, see sjbas.org.
 Friday, August 14th
BID Coffee and Conversation Meeting
8:30am / TBK Bank
The Durango Business Improvement District holds a monthly meeting for business owners in the BID, and for anyone who wants to know about Downtown and North Main District happenings. The meeting is held monthly on the 2nd Friday, from 8:30 to 9:30 am, at TBK Bank in the Community Room.
Friday Nights at Fox Fire
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
This week is featuring Terry Richard - A wide variety of music genres  Catering by Back Porch B.B.Q.   COVID-19 Restrictions  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.  Bring sun and rain protection.
 Saturday, August 15th
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
Fox Fire Farms Winery Picnic Concert
4:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
Reeder and Spencer - Mandolin & guitar duo featuring classic tunes for everyone   Pack your own picnic lunch.  Wine will be available for purchase at the winery.   Children welcome, and bring your pet on a leash too.  No cover charge!  No reservations needed!
 Sunday, August 16th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fair Grounds
The Durango Flea Market is the place to be and shop on Sunday for a wide range of second hand items from funky to functional. Free admission and parking.
 Wednesday, August 19th
Local First's Monthly Mixer - Free coffee
7:00am / Smiley Cafe
Support your local, independent business owners at Local First's FREE Monthly Mixer, with FREE coffee provided by Smiley Cafe!   Connect with members of Local First, hear updates on the organization and hear stories from local, independent business owners!    THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS:  Grant Andrew from Smiley Cafe  Holly and Steve Lee from Affordable Framing Plus   Speakers will tell you about their business, their strengths and challenges, and what they can offer to other Local First members.   Interested in being a speaker at our new Monthly Mixers and promoting your business? Email kiki@local-first.org to sign up!
Wine Workshop on the patio
4:00pm / Primi Pasta & Wine Bar
Featuring different wine flights each time! $25 includes a wine flight, light bites and a chat about the wines with our Somm Tracy!   Sign up on our website to save $5 for couples.
People We Know at Community Foundation in the Secret Garden
5:00pm / Rochester Hotel
$10 cover charge supports 10 local nonprofits through the Community Foundation. This week enjoy the bluegrass sounds of People We Know! Drinks and food available to purchase (cash only).
 Friday, August 21st
Friday Nights at Fox Fire
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
This week is featuring The Assortment - An assortment of genres, something for everyone  Catering by Back Porch B.B.Q.   COVID-19 Restrictions  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.  Bring sun and rain protection.
 Saturday, August 22nd
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
 Sunday, August 23rd
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fair Grounds
The Durango Flea Market is the place to be and shop on Sunday for a wide range of second hand items from funky to functional. Free admission and parking.
 Wednesday, August 26th
Wine Workshop on the patio
4:00pm / Primi Pasta & Wine Bar
Featuring different wine flights each time! $25 includes a wine flight, light bites and a chat about the wines with our Somm Tracy!   Sign up on our website to save $5 for couples.
Animas City Night Bazaar
5:00pm / Parking lot behind a Smile By Design
Our monthly bazaars are back for the summer (last Wednesday of every month, May-September) and feature local food, beer & cocktails, artisans, music and games!
 Friday, August 28th
Friday Nights at Fox Fire
6:00pm / Fox Fire Farms
This week is featuring You Knew Me When - A fusion of folk and Indie rock, rich with pulsing and stirring beats  Catering by Back Porch B.B.Q.   COVID-19 Restrictions  All seating is outdoors on our spacious lawns.  Bring sun and rain protection.
 Saturday, August 29th
Durango Farmers Market
8:00am / TBK Bank
Everything local by locals. Get the tastiest and freshest fruits, veggies, meats, breads, and cheeses available. Plus pick up useful and high quality handmade items from our local artisans. Grab a healthy breakfast, good coffee and more while enjoying live music and friendly folks all along the way*! It's the best place to be on a Saturday morning in Durango!
Santa Fe TradFest At Home!
12:00pm / online
Santa Fe TradFest At Home! August 29. Noon – 9:00 pm. Cahalan Morrison, Rafe and Clelia Stafanini, Lara Manzanares plus a dozen more traditional music artists perform for this free highly anticipated online music festival. SantaFeTradFest.org, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1159100727630865.
 Sunday, August 30th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fair Grounds
The Durango Flea Market is the place to be and shop on Sunday for a wide range of second hand items from funky to functional. Free admission and parking.
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