August 2023 Events

 Tuesday, August 1st
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Coffee Connections with Durango Jin Shin Jyutsu
8:00am / Community Wellness Center
Come learn self-help techniques with this non-invasive ancient healing art to relieve stress and anxiety. Understand how it can address many kinds of health issues. Guaranteed you will leave feeling better than when you arrived!   Our monthly learning series explores a wide range of topics, industries, and organizations, all presented and highlighted by chamber members. This is a great chance to network with colleagues and get a grasp on a new topic within an hour.    This event is FREE for all Chamber members, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Online Only - Annual Bulb Sale
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
Open August 1 - 14th   It's still summer, but it's time to think about getting your fall-planted bulbs SOON. The Durango Botanic Gardens 12th annual Bulb Sale will once again be conducted online. 48 types of bulbs will be available to order. The Bulb Sale preview opens on July 24 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.    Paid orders will be available for pickup mid-October at a variety of locations and times that will be posted on the website. October is the ideal time to plant your daffodils, tulips, Dutch iris, hyacinth, crocus, and other spring beauties! Bulbs are easy to grow and return year after year.    Thank you for your support and see you in the Gardens!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023!   Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Handlettering Class
4:00pm / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
Make beautiful letters with a professional lettering artist.   Designed for all experience levels, in these adult classes, you will learn how to break down each letterform into strokes to give you the command over your tools to make confident letters.    Note that we study a different lettering style each day. Choose by available day or style:   Monday: Letter Like a Graphic Novelist  Tuesday: Variations in Italic  Wednesday: Lettering with Pencils  Thursday: Letter Like a Sign Painter  Friday: Brushlettering Fun!  Saturday: Chalkboard Basics   Classes are held in The ArtRoom and are limited to 6 people. You may also request private 1:1 and group sessions.   Materials are provided that you get to take home. Accompanying online courses allow the learning to continue.
National Night Out
4:00pm / Buckley Park
There's plenty of fun to be had by all - tasty food, live music, games, and other activities for kids and adults! Emergency Vehicles will also be present for the kiddos to explore! Founded in 1984, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live.    We look forward to seeing 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.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Live Music on the Patio!
6:00pm / Lolas Place
Kick back on Lola's patio with live music!
Tashi Brundige
6:00pm / James Ranch
Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Tashi Brundige   Bashful is a folk duo born in the San Juan mountains. Tashi and Zach came together while living in Silverton around a love for slow ramblin songs, heartfelt lyrics, and touching harmonies. Since their inception they’ve been composing original music that puts its own spin on the folk, Americana and bluegrass traditions.
Live Music!
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Green Level Adult Improv Classes!
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
DAC is sponsoring a 4-week class with veteran improv actor and teacher, Mary Quinn, to help you fall in love with the art of improvisation! This class is built to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of improv with a series of exercises that will unlock your creativity and remind you how fun it is to play well with others. Say "Yes, And…" and jump in for some fun (and a little funny along the way)!   Due to the nature of improv, this class is restricted to students 18 years and older.
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
An Evening with Andy Frasco & The U.N.
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
21+ / $40  Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  (No opening bands)  270 capacity venue  Tickets only available @ animascitytheatre.com Limit 6 per household  Andy Frasco:  For better or worse, Andy Frasco has been married to the music industry since before he could grow facial hair. At just sixteen, Frasco worked for labels like Drive-Thru Records and Capitol, booking nationwide tours for his pop-punk heroes and wheeling and dealing on calls he'd take on the sly during lunch. He's been on road since he was 19 with his band Andy Frasco & the U.N., played over 250 shows per year for more than decade, lived on bad bar food, and slept in vans, and now, after more than a decade on the musical grind, he's finally finding himself.   The culmination of those efforts is Wash, Rinse, Repeat, which drops April 8th via his own label, Fun Machine Records. "This was my chance to learn my craft and fall in love with songwriting again," he says. "This is me. This is how I feel. I'm not trying to write songs for other people anymore. I'm just trying to write songs that help me. And hopefully through that, help others, too."   Written across the country with members of Dashboard Confessional, 3oh!3, Doom Flamingo, AWOLnation, and more, the record is a portrait of Frasco as a musician — and a man. Dealing with everything from addiction ("Spill the Beans") to breaking old romantic habits ("Grow Old") to fighting through the bad days to find the good ("Puff Break (Believe That)"), Wash, Rinse, Repeat stands as Frasco's most complete, mature effort yet. With Bonnaroo and touring on the horizon, Frasco is ready for people to stop thinking of him as a party-boy frontman with a yen for stage-diving and to listen to his words.   Website: http://andyfrasco.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndyFrascoBand/  Instagram: @andyfrasco  Twitter: @andyfrasco
 Wednesday, August 2nd
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):  https://zoom.us/j/819094582    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023!   Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Handlettering Class
4:00pm / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
Make beautiful letters with a professional lettering artist.   Designed for all experience levels, in these adult classes, you will learn how to break down each letterform into strokes to give you the command over your tools to make confident letters.    Note that we study a different lettering style each day. Choose by available day or style:   Monday: Letter Like a Graphic Novelist  Tuesday: Variations in Italic  Wednesday: Lettering with Pencils  Thursday: Letter Like a Sign Painter  Friday: Brushlettering Fun!  Saturday: Chalkboard Basics   Classes are held in The ArtRoom and are limited to 6 people. You may also request private 1:1 and group sessions.   Materials are provided that you get to take home. Accompanying online courses allow the learning to continue.
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.
True Western Roundup Rodeo Series: Equine Performance with Symphony Concert
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!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, August 3rd
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Share Your Garden
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange
Bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to the Animas Valley Grange. Your produce will be distributed at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023!   Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Handlettering Class
4:00pm / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
Make beautiful letters with a professional lettering artist.   Designed for all experience levels, in these adult classes, you will learn how to break down each letterform into strokes to give you the command over your tools to make confident letters.    Note that we study a different lettering style each day. Choose by available day or style:   Monday: Letter Like a Graphic Novelist  Tuesday: Variations in Italic  Wednesday: Lettering with Pencils  Thursday: Letter Like a Sign Painter  Friday: Brushlettering Fun!  Saturday: Chalkboard Basics   Classes are held in The ArtRoom and are limited to 6 people. You may also request private 1:1 and group sessions.   Materials are provided that you get to take home. Accompanying online courses allow the learning to continue.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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.
Ska-BQ: The Jelly Bellys
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage with The Jelly Bellys!
Concert Hall @ The Park presents Frontera Bugalu
5:30pm / Buckley Park
The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College and Alpine Bank present the free summer concert series, "Concert Hall @ The Park" in downtown Durango's Buckley Park featuring Frontera Bugalú!   Frontera Bugalu brings the sounds of "cumbia rebajada", a style created by slowing down vintage Colombian cumbia records on turntables, started in Monterrey, NL Mexico and spread to the entire northern Mexican and US/southwest region including El Paso, Tx and Cd. Juarez, where the band is based. The band has developed their own unique cumbia style and a contagious live set, lead by a button accordion that sonically travels from region to region and lyrics that narrate the stories of latinos in the US and across Latin America. They have shared the stage with many from the latin music scene such as Son Rompe Pera, La Santa Cecilia, Los Lobos, Yeison Landero, and Celo Piña, among many others and have become a favorite in the southwest and along the border.   Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are encouraged with Fired Up Pizzeria offering a selection of food and beverages throughout the evening.
Jeff Solon Jazz Duo
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy live Jazz on the Patio!
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.
Live Music!
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us outside on the Carver Family Plaza for Powerhouse trivia night every Thursday through the summer. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Bar open for drink purchases and food available from Laura's Artisans and Straight Outta Balboa Island.
CANCELED = First Thursdays Songwriter Night
7:00pm / The iNDIGO Room
1/monthly Songwriter's Series is a showcase of talented, seasoned songwriters in our region in an intimate setting. Each songwriter will showcase two original pieces with professional sound. Located inside of The iAM MUSIC Institue on our iNDIGO Room stage!   Suggested donation, audiences of all ages are welcome. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.   Note to songwriters: We book 2 months in advance   *This is not a student event   To be considered for our monthly lineup, please send a message to info@iammusic.us
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Friday, August 4th
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Carve Wars
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
The greatest chainsaw carving competition in the country returns to Purgatory Resort! Come watch these amazing artists create magnificent works of art right in front of you.   Best of all, you can bid on the carvings during the auctions on Saturday and Sunday and take home a great piece of art! Meet at the base area.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
San Juan Nature Hikes
10:00am / Andrews Lake
Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about wildflowers, ecology, wildlife, geology, and cultural history in our beautiful San Juan Mountains.   The fun, fact-filled nature hike is moderate, We'll be moving at a "walking" pace for around 1-2 miles. Wear walking shoes and clothing layers suitable for the mountain weather.   FREE, but registration is required.
Pino Nuche Art Market and Juries Show
10:00am / Sky Ute casino
The Pino Nuche Art Market and Juried show will be the second annual market. Featuring Native art and artists, art demonstrations, traditional craft demonstrations, musicians, and more!
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023!   Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Friday Puppy Party
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
Join Parker's Animal Rescue for our "Puppy Party"! Come play, snuggle, and socialize with our adoptable pups -- and maybe you'll find one that you just can't live without.   Don't miss out! Make sure to stop by, bring your friends (no personal animals), and find your new furry family member!   Always doublecheck our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at https://parkersanimalrescue.com/adopt.
The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl
4:00pm / Smiley Building
Demo: 5:30pm: Ray will demonstrate his photography techniques through a white seamless portrait. The ArtRoom Collective First Friday Art Crawl is August 4, from 4pm - 7pm at the Smiley Building. Come talk with local artists, be inspired by creative work, or buy a local, handcrafted item for yourself or a special someone to celebrate Spring! The Smiley Cafe will be open for a warm beverage, glass of wine or a treat. Our August Featured Artist is Ray Martinez of Ray Martinez Photography. Classic headshots never go out of style. From small business owners to CEOs, every professional needs a powerful portrait that reflects the “face” of their business. Ray can design a session to match your personal or professional vision and style. At 5:30 on August 4, Ray will demonstrate his photography techniques through a white seamless portrait. Come to watch it happen! To learn more about Ray Martinez Photography, visit: https://raymartinezphotography.com/ The ArtRoom Collective at The Smiley is a diverse, working studio gallery where artists create, collaborate and share their passion with the community. See creation in action! The ArtRoom Collective is Durango's working studio gallery where 22 artists, jewelers, potters, leather crafters and others create and sell their handmade goods. Monthly First Friday Art Crawls at The ArtRoom Collective feature artist spotlights with demonstrations to teach and inspire.
Durango First Friday
4:00pm / Downtown Durango
Art crawl with local goods, food, culture, and music.  Hosted by Local First, Durango Creative District, and ArtRoom Collective   Durango First Friday is a celebration of all things local in our incredible mountain town- art and music, culture, unique goods, real food, movement makers, and our amazing community! Free and open to the public, this self guided, monthly event will take place rain or shine, the First Friday of every month throughout Durango with a focus on main street from north to south!   Businesses of any and all kinds open their doors and their walls to host an artist of their choice and follow a "reception" format- artist info, beverages and/or snacks provided, maybe even a musician- while locals and tourists alike flood the area to socialize, shop, eat, and celebrate the arts in all forms.   Join us every month!
Handlettering Class
4:00pm / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
Make beautiful letters with a professional lettering artist.   Designed for all experience levels, in these adult classes, you will learn how to break down each letterform into strokes to give you the command over your tools to make confident letters.    Note that we study a different lettering style each day. Choose by available day or style:   Monday: Letter Like a Graphic Novelist  Tuesday: Variations in Italic  Wednesday: Lettering with Pencils  Thursday: Letter Like a Sign Painter  Friday: Brushlettering Fun!  Saturday: Chalkboard Basics   Classes are held in The ArtRoom and are limited to 6 people. You may also request private 1:1 and group sessions.   Materials are provided that you get to take home. Accompanying online courses allow the learning to continue.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
Dragon Slayer Beer Release & Knight Fight
4:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Ska Brewing "Dragon Slayer" beer release party and Armored Combat Tournament. Join us for a fun night of knights, mayhem and our new Dragonfruit Gose. Brought to you by Ska Brewing & Animas Armored Combat
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.
Eunika Rogers: Lost in the Forest
5:00pm / Blue Rain Gallery
Join Blue Rain Gallery for Durango's First Friday Artwalk featuring a painting demo by Eunika Rogers.    Artist Statement  My work is rooted in nature and the female body. I search for ways to explore how each changes with time, often focusing on a spiritual and physical connection with the land. I use nature as my inspiration for both; the medium and the process - I paint with clay.    As time passes by, images in the landscape gradually change. This change uncovers layers, stripping it one at a time until one if left with pure emotion. I record a fraction of these images in my photographs, capturing a moment in time, and then using clay and other organic matter, I 'fossilize' these images in my paintings.   The Earth takes all living things, I resurrect them in my paintings, using clay and pigments from the Earth, in their raw, unfiltered form. It is a primitive process, and a primitive medium, one that was used by a primitive man in cave paintings of Altimira or Lascaux. To paint with clay is to deposit it, layer by layer on the painting surface. Time changes things but my paintings stay constant.
Friday Nights with Family Affair 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 Worship Night
6:30pm / Rotary Park
The Summit Church worship band will be playing a live worship night! Come to just relax and listen, worship, or take in the beauty of Durango with a great community.
The Grunch: A New Childrens Musical
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Denver Casado and Betina Hershey with additional material by Brian Dawson   You've heard the story of the Grinch, but now theatre kids have gotten ahold of the story! Meet Rudy Grunch, a boy who hates theatre and will do anything in his power to get theatre out of his school including become a young actor himself. Will he successfully ruin the theatre program and make everything just like him?
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Saturday, August 5th
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.
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Homebuyer Education Class
8:30am / Fort Lewis Campus Sitter Family Hall Room 710
Tired of renting? Join the HomesFund for Homebuyer Education Class and learn what it takes to become a homeowner. Classes are taught monthly. 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. A $15 workbook fee will be collected at registration. Questions can be directed at 970-259-1418.
Carve Wars
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
The greatest chainsaw carving competition in the country returns to Purgatory Resort! Come watch these amazing artists create magnificent works of art right in front of you.   Best of all, you can bid on the carvings during the auctions on Saturday and Sunday and take home a great piece of art! Meet at the base area.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
3rd Annual Buckley Arts and Crafts Festival
9:00am / Buckley Park
Local Artist selling their unique hand/homemade arts and crafts.
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023!   Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
La Plata County Democrats' Annual Picnic
12:00pm / Junction Creek Campground
Join the La Plata County Democrats for their Annual Picnic!   There will fun, food, and plenty of community at this year's potluck picnic taking place at Junction Creek Campground! Catch up with fellow Dems and hear what's happening now and in 2024. We will also hear from special guest Kathy Plomer, at large member of the Colorado Board of Education.   Cost: $20 / person. Please contact us if you need a price reduction - we want YOU to come!    Bring for potluck by last name:  A-H bring a dessert, I-Q bring a side, R-Z bring a salad or appetizer (Don't forget serving utensils!)   And bring Peanut Butter! We're collecting food - in particular, Peanut Butter, for the Tara Food Bank of Arboles.
Rock Fest
1:00pm / Rotary Park
We've got 11 that's right ELEVEN local and regional Rock bands ranging from dancy #punk to brutal #metal! Join us at Rotary Park for all the fun! This event will benefit The Hive's music programs! We also be throwing a best trick contests (fun for all ages and skill levels) over the gazebo stairs and in Rotary Park! Win prizes, bid on local youth art pieces and more!!
The Grunch: A New Childrens Musical
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Denver Casado and Betina Hershey with additional material by Brian Dawson   You've heard the story of the Grinch, but now theatre kids have gotten ahold of the story! Meet Rudy Grunch, a boy who hates theatre and will do anything in his power to get theatre out of his school including become a young actor himself. Will he successfully ruin the theatre program and make everything just like him?
Handlettering Class
4:00pm / The ArtRoom at the Smiley
Make beautiful letters with a professional lettering artist.   Designed for all experience levels, in these adult classes, you will learn how to break down each letterform into strokes to give you the command over your tools to make confident letters.    Note that we study a different lettering style each day. Choose by available day or style:   Monday: Letter Like a Graphic Novelist  Tuesday: Variations in Italic  Wednesday: Lettering with Pencils  Thursday: Letter Like a Sign Painter  Friday: Brushlettering Fun!  Saturday: Chalkboard Basics   Classes are held in The ArtRoom and are limited to 6 people. You may also request private 1:1 and group sessions.   Materials are provided that you get to take home. Accompanying online courses allow the learning to continue.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
Esencia Nortena
4:00pm / Gazpacho
Live Spanish Music!
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.
Native Youth Expressions Exhibit and Silent Auction
6:00pm / Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum
join us for our Opening reception and silent art auction featuring works from our Native Youth Expressions art program! Enjoy an amazing night among the artists and support our local emerging talent! Auction is held during the Russell Box Sr. Retrospective!
The Grunch: A New Childrens Musical
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Denver Casado and Betina Hershey with additional material by Brian Dawson   You've heard the story of the Grinch, but now theatre kids have gotten ahold of the story! Meet Rudy Grunch, a boy who hates theatre and will do anything in his power to get theatre out of his school including become a young actor himself. Will he successfully ruin the theatre program and make everything just like him?
Roller Derby
7:00pm / Chapman Hill
Durango Roller Girls are taking on the Ark Valley High Rollers in the last home game of the season. Doors open at 6. Game starts at 7. Beer and concessions available. 12 & under are free!
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Sunday, August 6th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Veteran 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 $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Carve Wars
9:00am / Purgatory Resort
The greatest chainsaw carving competition in the country returns to Purgatory Resort! Come watch these amazing artists create magnificent works of art right in front of you.   Best of all, you can bid on the carvings during the auctions on Saturday and Sunday and take home a great piece of art! Meet at the base area.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023!   Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Vinyl Sundaze
12:00pm / Lolas Place
Vinyl Sundaze with Cristen Alexandria spinning your favorite vinyl on Sunday afternoons.
The Grunch: A New Childrens Musical
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
By Denver Casado and Betina Hershey with additional material by Brian Dawson   You've heard the story of the Grinch, but now theatre kids have gotten ahold of the story! Meet Rudy Grunch, a boy who hates theatre and will do anything in his power to get theatre out of his school including become a young actor himself. Will he successfully ruin the theatre program and make everything just like him?
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.
Hope 4 Durango
5:30pm / Mild 2 Wild
Join us for Hope 4 Durango this August! This is an amazing fundraiser for suicide awareness and prevention. 100% of the proceeds go towards the cause. The guides volunteer their time. What a wonderful cause to support in our community!   We will begin by rafting with Mild 2 Wild and have a picnic in the park after. All the proceeds go to the grief fund of SW Colorado and providing support to those in our community struggling with mental health. Please visit summitdurango.org/hope4dgo to register! We hope to spread a little hope to our community.   5:30pm (meet time at mild to wild) food and fellowship to follow.  Cost: $50 per person no matter the age  Ages: 5+
 Monday, August 7th
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel, Steam and Cascade Express
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River.
Online Only - Annual Bulb Sale
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
Open August 1 - 14th   It's still summer, but it's time to think about getting your fall-planted bulbs SOON. The Durango Botanic Gardens 12th annual Bulb Sale will once again be conducted online. 48 types of bulbs will be available to order. The Bulb Sale preview opens on July 24 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.    Paid orders will be available for pickup mid-October at a variety of locations and times that will be posted on the website. October is the ideal time to plant your daffodils, tulips, Dutch iris, hyacinth, crocus, and other spring beauties! Bulbs are easy to grow and return year after year.    Thank you for your support and see you in the Gardens!
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023!   Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Regenerative Landscaping Speaker Series
6:00pm / James Ranch Grill
Please join us to learn about regenerative landscaping, along with healing the land and ourselves! This is the 4th talk in this series: DuranGoats! Focus: regenerating land with goats while mitigating weed and wildfire concerns.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
The Magic of Wheel Throwing
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Do you love pottery!? Expose yourself to the wonders and magic of throwing clay! Learn a variety of techniques and skills used in creating clay masterpieces, with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way! Beginners are welcome, but so are those who have throwing experience!    *Supplies are included.
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, August 8th
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
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.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Live Music on the Patio!
6:00pm / Lolas Place
Kick back on Lola's patio with live music!
Live Music - Rob Webster
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Ink Drawing - The Botanicals of Colorado
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Join us for a relaxing evening of art, with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way.   Ink Drawing - The Botanicals of Colorado! Get comfortable with simple ink drawing techniques and enjoy the process of completing a drawing of the endless botanicals of Colorado! Beginners are welcome! This class is also perfect for adults with previous drawing experience.
Green Level Adult Improv Classes!
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
DAC is sponsoring a 4-week class with veteran improv actor and teacher, Mary Quinn, to help you fall in love with the art of improvisation! This class is built to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of improv with a series of exercises that will unlock your creativity and remind you how fun it is to play well with others. Say "Yes, And…" and jump in for some fun (and a little funny along the way)!   Due to the nature of improv, this class is restricted to students 18 years and older.
The Art Of Painting - Color Theory With Mike Scieszka
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Color adds contrast and attributes to interaction, harmony, mood, culture and expression. Accurately combining colors, using the color wheel, and understanding how colors relate to each other are critical skills for artists, designers, marketers, and brand owners. Come join us for an incredible evening, with an exceptional instructor, Mike Scieszka, to give you guidance along the way.   All supplies, laughter, and inspiration included!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
Satsang & Graham Good
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  $23/$25/21+   "I just want to write and perform songs that touch the heart and help others". Letting go of genre, expectation, and boxes, Satsang has leaned into the power of songwriting to drive their forthcoming release, Flowers From The Fray (the band's 5th album in 6 years) due out Fall 2022.   Recorded and self-produced with the help of bandmate and longtime collaborator Parker Brown, this record finds the duo tucked away in a secluded cabin in Southwest Montana digging back into the foundation on which Satsang was founded on. "These songs were all so personal to me" says Drew McManus. "Whether it was really sifting through the stage of life I had found myself in which was a kind of dark night of the soul, or leaning into the love of my wife. This record is truly me bearing my heart. I needed to seclude myself to find out where these songs wanted to go, and having Parker's musical guidance had a big hand in that."   This record, coupled with the band's last release All. Right. Now. is a maturing. A growing into the songwriter and musicians that the band was destined to be. A settled and firm foundation of influences and sound that brings every external aspect in and finds it internalized and distilled into "Flowers From the Fray".
 Wednesday, August 9th
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):  https://zoom.us/j/819094582    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
La Plata County Fair
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
75 years of Kids, Critters & Cowboys!  For 75 years, the La Plata County Fair has brought generations of families, friends and neighbors together to showcase the county's best animals, garden products and the many fabulous foods and crafts of our outstanding community.   This year's theme, "Celebrating 75 years of Kids, Critters and Cowboys," is a fun way to celebrate our patriotism while reflecting a rich tradition of agriculture and ranching in the county, It is a great opportunity for community members to connect with one another and honor the hard work of our talented residents who grow, raise, make, create, and share what they do each year.   The 2023 La Plata County Fair is truly a showcase of our County's diversity and abundance, and we encourage you to enjoy the great talent, great music, good eats and exciting entertainment with your family and friends at this 'udderly' extraordinary community event.   See you at the Fair!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
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.
True Western Roundup Rodeo Series: Western Variety Show
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!
Local First's Business Alliance Social Hour
5:00pm / Shaw Solar
Join Local and the rad Shaw Solar team for Local First's monthly member meet up! August's BASH (Business Alliance Social Hour) will take place August 9th from 5-7pm at Shaw Solar, located at 877 E. 3rd Street in Durango. This event is free and open to our members and anyone who is curious about Local First.   Please RSVP to give the Local First team a good idea of how many snacks we need! Visit https://forms.gle/YFbqxAuZbD1dqh8q7   This month we're diving into sustainability! We will hear from host, Shaw Solar, to learn more about their work around the area and learn more about how they operate as a B-corp. Also attending is guest speaker Zachary Ray, owner of Desert Sun Coffee Roasters. We look forward to hearing from Zach and learning more about his sustainability work in the coffee industry!   Big thanks to Shaw Solar for sponsoring and hosting August's Member BASH!
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music.    This event is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month!
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 the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies and on Zoom on Wednesday, August 9th at 7:00 pm. At 6:30 we will have social time, then after a brief business meeting, Jacque Kocer will discuss her research on the Gallina culture, a community that thrived in northern New Mexico from about 1100 to 1300 A.D. For log-in information, go to SJBAS.ORG. The title of Ms Kocer's talk is "Intricate Simplicity: The Enduring Beauty of Gallina Ceramic Designs". The Gallina (1100-1300 A.D) area in northern New Mexico was home to a culturally distinct group of people that thrived in the highlands, inhabiting small villages and dispersed residential units. The Gallina area is about 70 km northeast of Chaco and their architecture consists of unit houses, pit houses, towers and cliff dwellings. Their material culture has some similarities to the rest of the Ancestral Puebloan world, including black-on-grey ceramics, but they also produced cooking vessels with conical bases, tri-notched axes, elbow pipes and knives that are uniquely Gallina. The way potters choose to decorate their ceramic containers can reflect important symbols related to different facets of group identity including a group's social or political identity. Other low visibility attributes (like design execution) are indicative of a shared background of learning in a community of practice. This presentation compares the motif and surface treatments styles on both decorated and utility wares at four sites across the Gallina area. Jacqueline Kocer is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota and she has mixed Indigenous and Spanish Ancestry from Northern New Mexico. She is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of New Mexico. Her dissertation research involves the study of cultural identity through ceramic production practices on Gallina decorated and utility wares. Her passion for archaeology comes from her responsibility to her ancestors, to connect with and protect cultural material and sacred places. Kocer is the CEO of the Gallina Research Institute for Indigenous Technology (GRIIT) with the mission to collaborate with Indigenous communities and to provide career pathways in archaeology for Native students. GRIIT is currently con-ducting survey of sites in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness area under a Forest Service permit.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, August 10th
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Share Your Garden
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange
Bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to the Animas Valley Grange. Your produce will be distributed at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.
La Plata County Fair
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
75 years of Kids, Critters & Cowboys!  For 75 years, the La Plata County Fair has brought generations of families, friends and neighbors together to showcase the county's best animals, garden products and the many fabulous foods and crafts of our outstanding community.   This year's theme, "Celebrating 75 years of Kids, Critters and Cowboys," is a fun way to celebrate our patriotism while reflecting a rich tradition of agriculture and ranching in the county, It is a great opportunity for community members to connect with one another and honor the hard work of our talented residents who grow, raise, make, create, and share what they do each year.   The 2023 La Plata County Fair is truly a showcase of our County's diversity and abundance, and we encourage you to enjoy the great talent, great music, good eats and exciting entertainment with your family and friends at this 'udderly' extraordinary community event.   See you at the Fair!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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.
Ska-BQ: High Altitude Blues
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage with High Altitude Blues!
Jeff Solon Jazz Duo
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy live Jazz on the Patio!
The Badly Bent
6:00pm / James Ranch
Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with The Badly Bent   The Badly Bent has been playing bluegrass music since 1998. Based in Durango, Colorado, the band was the winner of the 2005 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition and has performed at over 100 festivals across the United States. The band has recently released its third CD, “Too Late To Care’, which follows previous releases of "The Badly Bent" and "Olive or Twist." For James Ranch, we will be a trio comprised of Cindi Trautmann (fiddle, vocals), Patrick Dressen (guitar, vocals), and Mark Epstein (banjo, vocals).
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! He is a local favorite.   All Concerts are FREE! Invite your friends and family, bring your lawn chair or blanket.
Live Music - You Knew Me When
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us outside on the Carver Family Plaza for Powerhouse trivia night every Thursday through the summer. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Bar open for drink purchases and food available from Laura's Artisans and Straight Outta Balboa Island.
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Friday, August 11th
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
BIDs Coffee and Conversation Meeting
8:30am / TBK Bank Community Room
BID holds a monthly meeting for business owners on the 2nd Friday of every month from 8:30 to 9:30 am at TBK Bank. The agendas for these meetings will be posted below a few days before the meeting date.    Check website for the agenda and meeting dates https://www.downtowndurango.org/meetings    Meeting dates subject to change, contact Tim Walsworth at timw@downtowndurango.org with any questions.
La Plata County Fair
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
75 years of Kids, Critters & Cowboys!  For 75 years, the La Plata County Fair has brought generations of families, friends and neighbors together to showcase the county's best animals, garden products and the many fabulous foods and crafts of our outstanding community.   This year's theme, "Celebrating 75 years of Kids, Critters and Cowboys," is a fun way to celebrate our patriotism while reflecting a rich tradition of agriculture and ranching in the county, It is a great opportunity for community members to connect with one another and honor the hard work of our talented residents who grow, raise, make, create, and share what they do each year.   The 2023 La Plata County Fair is truly a showcase of our County's diversity and abundance, and we encourage you to enjoy the great talent, great music, good eats and exciting entertainment with your family and friends at this 'udderly' extraordinary community event.   See you at the Fair!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
San Juan Nature Hikes
10:00am / Andrews Lake
Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about wildflowers, ecology, wildlife, geology, and cultural history in our beautiful San Juan Mountains.   The fun, fact-filled nature hike is moderate, We'll be moving at a "walking" pace for around 1-2 miles. Wear walking shoes and clothing layers suitable for the mountain weather.   FREE, but registration is required.
Friday Puppy Party
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
Join Parker's Animal Rescue for our "Puppy Party"! Come play, snuggle, and socialize with our adoptable pups -- and maybe you'll find one that you just can't live without.   Don't miss out! Make sure to stop by, bring your friends (no personal animals), and find your new furry family member!   Always doublecheck our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at https://parkersanimalrescue.com/adopt.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
Adaptive Sports Association's 40th Birthday Party
4:00pm / Ska Brewing
Get ready to raise a glass and mark a milestone as the Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) turns the big 4-0! Join us at Ska Brewing as we celebrate forty years of changing lives and creating unforgettable moments for individuals with disabilities and their families.    For four decades, ASA has been breaking barriers, promoting inclusivity, and empowering individuals to achieve their fullest potential. And now, we're ready to celebrate this incredible milestone with YOU, our amazing community!   The event is FREE and open to the public, so gather your family, friends, and neighbors, and let's celebrate! Whether you're a long-time supporter or a newcomer eager to learn more, everyone is welcome to come together and commemorate the past, present, and future of the Adaptive Sports Association!   We will have live music, a birthday cake celebration, and food and beverage available for purchase. Beyond the festivities, this celebration offers an opportunity to connect with the passionate members of the ASA team. Whether you're interested in volunteering, becoming a donor, or simply learning more about our programs, our team will be thrilled to chat!    For more information about the event, visit ASADurango.com About ASA Adaptive Sports Association is a nonprofit organization based in Durango, Colorado. ASA is dedicated to providing life-changing outdoor recreational experiences for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. Utilizing specialized adaptive equipment and highly trained volunteers, our mission is to make the transformative power of the outdoors accessible to all! Through our programs, ASA enriches lives, fosters independence and helps to build a strong and supportive community. To learn more or get involved, visit our website!
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.
Kirk James Band
5:00pm / Gazpacho
Live Blues Music!
Southwest Colorado Demystifying Entrepreneurship Workshop
5:30pm / Sky Ute Casino Resort
The Rural Colorado Workshop Series returns with its third year, highlighting StartUp to ScaleUp. In the stunning foothills of southwestern Colorado, second-stage small businesses and other local entrepreneurs will gather to learn how to shift out of their startup phase and into what's next.   The Southern Ute Tribe and the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business Deming Center for Entrepreneurship partner to host this program as an ongoing effort to promote economic development in Ignacio, La Plata County, and the overall region. This year's workshop will be taught by Erick Mueller and Erick Bruno, entrepreneurs and award-winning professors at the Leeds School of Business. The StartUp to ScaleUp course will give existing small businesses and entrepreneurs in all stages the opportunity to examine their businesses, learn growth and marketing strategies, and explore scaleup finance and funding to get their businesses to the next level.
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.
Friday at the Fair - Bellamy Brothers in Concert
6:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
The La Plata County Fair is pleased to announce that this year's" Friday at the Fair" concert will feature the incomparable Bellamy Brothers. The duo had considerable musical success in the 1970s and 1980s, starting with the release of their crossover hit "Let Your Love Flow" in 1976, a Number One single on the Billboard Hot 100. Since then, they have had twenty #1 hit singles and more than 50 hits overall on the country charts. The brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous GRAMMY nods have also been directed toward the brothers. Some of their easily recognized hits include "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, (Would you Hold it Against Me?)," "Dancing Cowboys," You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie," "Redneck Girl," "For All The Wrong Reasons," "I Love Her Mind," "Old Hippie", & "Kids of the Baby Boom". Now the Bellamys are showing a new generation of country music how it's done. Country superstar Blake Shelton has helped introduce a new era of fans to the hits of The Bellamy Brothers during his "Friends And Heroes Tour", where they continued to captivate arena audiences around the country.   For tickets and additional information, visit www.laplatacountyfair.com. You can also contact Gary Penington at garypenington@gmail.com or call (970) 247-8477   Gates open @ 6 pm, the opening act starts 6:45 pm, and the Bellamy Brothers will perform at 8 pm.
CANCELLED: A Night of Improv - Student Showcase!
7:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Devise & Conquer members, Mary Quinn and Cindy Laudadio-Hill lead a showcase of both short and long-form improvisation featuring the students of the Durango Arts Center Improv Classes!   Hilarity will ensue.   House opens 30 minutes before listed show time.
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Saturday, August 12th
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.
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
Southwest Colorado Demystifying Entrepreneurship Workshop
8:30am / Sky Ute Casino Resort
The Rural Colorado Workshop Series returns with its third year, highlighting StartUp to ScaleUp. In the stunning foothills of southwestern Colorado, second-stage small businesses and other local entrepreneurs will gather to learn how to shift out of their startup phase and into what's next. The Southern Ute Tribe and the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business Deming Center for Entrepreneurship partner to host this program as an ongoing effort to promote economic development in Ignacio, La Plata County, and the overall region. This year's workshop will be taught by Erick Mueller and Erick Bruno, entrepreneurs and award-winning professors at the Leeds School of Business. The StartUp to ScaleUp course will give existing small businesses and entrepreneurs in all stages the opportunity to examine their businesses, learn growth and marketing strategies, and explore scaleup finance and funding to get their businesses to the next level.
La Plata County Fair
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
75 years of Kids, Critters & Cowboys!  For 75 years, the La Plata County Fair has brought generations of families, friends and neighbors together to showcase the county's best animals, garden products and the many fabulous foods and crafts of our outstanding community.   This year's theme, "Celebrating 75 years of Kids, Critters and Cowboys," is a fun way to celebrate our patriotism while reflecting a rich tradition of agriculture and ranching in the county, It is a great opportunity for community members to connect with one another and honor the hard work of our talented residents who grow, raise, make, create, and share what they do each year.   The 2023 La Plata County Fair is truly a showcase of our County's diversity and abundance, and we encourage you to enjoy the great talent, great music, good eats and exciting entertainment with your family and friends at this 'udderly' extraordinary community event.   See you at the Fair!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
La Plata County Fair - 4-H Community BBQ
12:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds Baseball Fields
Enjoy some amazing BBQ while supporting our local youth!   All proceeds go to our local 4-H program and allows us to offer educational events for our community.   Tickets are available now online or at the La Plata County Extension Office and local 4-H members.   Pre-sale tickets are $12.00 per adult and $8.00 for seniors over 65 and children under 7 and under.
A History of Electricity
1:00pm / Animas Museum
Second Saturday Series Seminar! Please join local historian Charles DiFerdinando to learn about the history of electricity in Durango. This webinar will be on Zoom and in person (weather permitting) at the Animas Museum.    There is no charge for admission, but registration is required for the webinar which will be recorded. Register at animasmuseum.org/events.html.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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.
Let's Dance! Summer All Dance Social
5:30pm / Rotary Park
The West Slope Westies (a 501c3) present an all-dance social under the gazebo!   The event will include Salsa, Rhumba, Two-Step, Swing, Cha-cha, Tango, and Fox Trot dances.
La Plata County Fair - Junior Livestock Auction
6:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Our 4-H & FFA families would like to invite YOU to fill the bleachers on a warm summer day during La Plata County Fair week and cheer on the kids who...practice with a 1200-pound steer that doesn't always want to walk, a 140-pound lamb that doesn't want to get on the stand for the 100th time, a 280-pound hog that just wants to stay in the cool barn or a stubborn goat that doesn't like the chain.    Please come check out the Exhibit Hall for all the non-livestock exhibitors, too! Those kids have heart and dedication and put hours into their creations.    Let's fill the bleachers, barns, and buildings to show these kids that their hard work doesn't go unnoticed and because of them, the future of agriculture and leadership is in good hands!
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Sunday, August 13th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Silverton Summer Train - Diesel Locomotive
8:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this diesel train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be one Silverton Diesel Train departing daily at 8:15 AM from May 20th - August 13th.
La Plata County Fair
9:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
75 years of Kids, Critters & Cowboys!  For 75 years, the La Plata County Fair has brought generations of families, friends and neighbors together to showcase the county's best animals, garden products and the many fabulous foods and crafts of our outstanding community.   This year's theme, "Celebrating 75 years of Kids, Critters and Cowboys," is a fun way to celebrate our patriotism while reflecting a rich tradition of agriculture and ranching in the county, It is a great opportunity for community members to connect with one another and honor the hard work of our talented residents who grow, raise, make, create, and share what they do each year.   The 2023 La Plata County Fair is truly a showcase of our County's diversity and abundance, and we encourage you to enjoy the great talent, great music, good eats and exciting entertainment with your family and friends at this 'udderly' extraordinary community event.   See you at the Fair!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cascade Canyon Express
9:30am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Experience the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad's iconic canyon views along the Highline on our shortest excursion offered. This steam train excursion is perfect for families with young children, late risers, or anyone looking to experience the historic D&SNGRR with only five hours to spare.    The Cascade Canyon Express departs from Durango and travels deep into the San Juan National Forest about halfway to Silverton, before returning to Durango for a 5-hour highlight reel of spectacular Rocky Mountain and Animas River Canyon scenery.   The Cascade Canyon Express has a concession car with a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pre-order boxed lunches are also available.   The train will depart from the Durango Depot at 9:45 AM every day and return to Durango at 3 PM from May 26th - May 29th and June 7th - August 13th.
Vinyl Sundaze
12:00pm / Lolas Place
Vinyl Sundaze with Cristen Alexandria spinning your favorite vinyl on Sunday afternoons.
Silent Sundays with Swanson
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon with silent film classics accompanied live by professional pianist Adam Swanson!   May's performance features all-time great comedian Buster Keaton in one of his best feature-length movies, Our Hospitality.   All films will be accompanied with original period music LIVE on the DAC's beautiful 9-foot grand piano. These events will be family-friendly, so bring your kids and enjoy this fun and unique opportunity.   House opens 30 minutes before show starts
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 - Julianne Marqua followed by Gabrielle Louuise & Ryan Dilts Duo
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music    Julianne Marqua (6-7pm)  Gabrielle Louuise & Ryan Dilts Duo (7-9pm)   Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
 Monday, August 14th
Online Only - Annual Bulb Sale Ends Today!
8:00am / Durango Botanic Gardens
Open August 1 - 14th   It's still summer, but it's time to think about getting your fall-planted bulbs SOON. The Durango Botanic Gardens 12th annual Bulb Sale will once again be conducted online. 48 types of bulbs will be available to order. The Bulb Sale preview opens on July 24 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.    Paid orders will be available for pickup mid-October at a variety of locations and times that will be posted on the website. October is the ideal time to plant your daffodils, tulips, Dutch iris, hyacinth, crocus, and other spring beauties! Bulbs are easy to grow and return year after year.    Thank you for your support and see you in the Gardens!
Beginning Sun Style Tai Chi
8:00am / Durango Recreation Center
Mondays | 8:15 - 9:15    The regular practice of Tai Chi has many benefits including improved balance, strength, flexibility, stress reduction and improved overall health and well-being. In this class, you will learn a series of movements put together into a short form that can be practiced in as little as five minutes a day. We will also practice Qigong (health exercises).    Instructor Denise Lane has been practicing Tai Chi for most of her adult life. At the request of her Shifu (Master Teacher), she began teaching in 1996. She is certified in Yang, Sun, Qigong, and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
The Magic of Wheel Throwing
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Do you love pottery!? Expose yourself to the wonders and magic of throwing clay! Learn a variety of techniques and skills used in creating clay masterpieces, with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way! Beginners are welcome, but so are those who have throwing experience!    *Supplies are included.
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, August 15th
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Monthly Boundless Heart Mindfulness Practice
9:00am / Myah Mindfulness Studio
Practice with Myah Lee, a certified teacher in Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion(MSC).    In each session, we will explore, with curiosity, the nature of our own minds. We will investigate our experience through mindfulness practice in a wakeful, attentive, open, free and loving way. The purpose is to learn to become aware of mental, emotional and physical phenomena in our experience, and cultivate joy in daily living that brings profound ease, freedom and intimate connection with life.   Third Tuesday of Each Month: 9:00 - 10:30am  Cost: $20 per session   To reserve your space: call or email!
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
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.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Live Music on the Patio!
6:00pm / Lolas Place
Kick back on Lola's patio with live music!
Three Way Street
6:00pm / James Ranch
Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Three Way Street   SUMMER OF LIVE tour continues with Durango's own THREE WAY STREET! Catch this dynamic and experienced trio who combine their special three part harmony and musical skills to songs and melodies you know! Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard and Cajon complete the sound. Kiddo friendly too!
Live Music - Bob Hemenger
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Sunset Yoga
6:00pm / The Powerhouse Science Center
Sunset Yoga down by the river on the Carver Family Plaza at The Powerhouse Science Center??   This FREE community event will be held 3rd Tuesdays of each month   All levels welcome.  Dj's & Mocktail Bar!  Hosted by Coach Soleil
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, August 16th
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):  https://zoom.us/j/819094582    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Them Apples: Marketing & Chill
12:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Psyche Digital hosts a Free monthly marketing and branding meet-up (you do not have to be 21+ to participate) in conjunction with SCAPE (Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs) called Them Apples: Marketing and Chill.   Them Apples is a casual way to get your marketing questions answered by experts and understand the real challenges that businesses and entrepreneurs face day-to-day.   Each month we feature a different topic and then open the floor to any and all questions.   This month's topic: Lead Magnets 101   Lead magnets are valuable resources such as eBooks, guides, templates, webinars, or exclusive content offered by businesses to potential customers in exchange for their contact information, typically their email addresses. These enticing offers serve as incentives to capture leads and build a subscriber list.   Lead magnets provide value to both businesses and prospects: businesses gain a way to nurture and convert leads, while prospects gain access to valuable information or tools that address their pain points or interests.   We'll 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.
Warhol and Wine - Summer Flowers with Mike Scieszka
6:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Mike Scieszka will be here at the DAC teaching "Warhol and Wine - Summer Flowers"!! You don't want to miss this!!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, August 17th
Share Your Garden
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange
Bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to the Animas Valley Grange. Your produce will be distributed at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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.
Ska-BQ: California Celts
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage by The California Celts!
Business After Hours: Three Springs
5:00pm / Three Springs
Business After Hours is a networking event co-hosted by the Durango Chamber and Three Springs, attracting professionals from all around the Durango area. Join us for an evening of connections, celebrations, and fun!    In addition to Business After Hours, Three Springs is featuring live music in the Plaza by Rob Webster who plays sounds of electro, acoustic, & rhythms. Come for Business After Hours and stay for the free concert! Be sure to bring chairs or picnic blankets for the concert!    Food - Drinks - Prizes   Registration Price: Pre-Register & SAVE! $10 includes 2 drinks and appetizers! Register online for discounted pricing. Entry fees are $15 at the door.    5-7pm Business After Hours; 6-8 pm Free Concert at the Three Springs Plaza    In the event of inclement weather, the event will move to HomeSlice Three Springs, 125 Mercado St.
Community Harvest Days
5:30pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Jeff Solon Jazz Duo
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy live Jazz on the Patio!
Ree Christine
6:00pm / James Ranch
Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Ree Christine   Ree Christine will join us on Thursday, June 1st. She is a local Singer-Songwriter, with an easy-listening, acoustic flair. She delves into both originals and covers. She’s a Pastry Chef by day, and is passionate about Colorado and all things sweet!”
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  Peace through music using electro, acoustic, 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.
Live Music - Andrew and the Middlemen
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us outside on the Carver Family Plaza for Powerhouse trivia night every Thursday through the summer. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Bar open for drink purchases and food available from Laura's Artisans and Straight Outta Balboa Island.
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Friday, August 18th
Float to Work Day
7:00am / Memorial Park
Make a splash during your morning commute by floating down the Animas River. The put-in will be at Memorial Park with coffee, water conservation booths, and fun. The take-out will be at Schneider Park. Durango Transit will be shuttling Float to Work Day participants from Schneider Park to Memorial Park from 7:30-9:30am
Free Friday Yoga
8:30am / Lively (a boutique)
Fridays | 8:30am  We have a rotation of local yoga instructors who teach to all skill levels. Bring a mat and a friend! Sign Up on our website.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
San Juan Nature Hikes
10:00am / Andrews Lake
Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about wildflowers, ecology, wildlife, geology, and cultural history in our beautiful San Juan Mountains.   The fun, fact-filled nature hike is moderate, We'll be moving at a "walking" pace for around 1-2 miles. Wear walking shoes and clothing layers suitable for the mountain weather.   FREE, but registration is required.
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Friday Puppy Party
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
Join Parker's Animal Rescue for our "Puppy Party"! Come play, snuggle, and socialize with our adoptable pups -- and maybe you'll find one that you just can't live without.   Don't miss out! Make sure to stop by, bring your friends (no personal animals), and find your new furry family member!   Always doublecheck our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at https://parkersanimalrescue.com/adopt.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting & Native Plant Talk with owner of Botanicals Concepts
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods 
Join us during Mocktail Happy Hour for a "Native Plant Talk" with Janine.   Native plants are those that have adapted to our specific climate Southwest Colorado. They often are more hardy, need less water (yay!), and more big resident.   Learn the "do's and don'ts of native plant care from the our very own "plant lady" extraordinaire!
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.
"That's So Durango" Art Exhibit Grand Opening!
5:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Durango is forever a place of beauty, adventure, art, music, parking problems, flannels, dogs, and bikes! This Art Exhibit celebrates everything that makes Durango…Durango! We live in such a beautiful place, so come and see how many artists depict this place of pure beauty! The Grand Opening takes place on August 18th at 5PM where you can bump shoulders with these very talented artists and view their incredible work!   Gallery Event is free to the public!
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.
Fundraiser with Live Ska Music Warsaw Poland Bros
6:00pm / Durango American Legion
Come on over to your American Legion Post tonight for some delicious food at 6pm before the music. Check out the new construction and Warsaw Band at 8pm.
Mushroom & Wine Dinner
6:30pm / Purgatory Resort
Enjoy an exquisite 5-course dinner with wine pairings. Each course features mushrooms sourced locally by our chef right here in the San Juan Mountains. Our wine steward selects exceptional wines to complement each course.   This is widely considered to be one of the finest dining experiences of the year in Durango.   Special thanks to our friends at Vectra Bank, the presenting sponsor of the Mushroom & Wine Dinner.
Merely Players presents 'A Slow Crawl Toward Heaven'
7:00pm / Merely Underground
An exciting and vibrant dance theatre production created and danced by Javon "Ja'Moon" Jones!   Tickets $25
Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Book by Michael Stewart  Music by Charles Strouse  Lyrics by Lee Adams   A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
CANCELLED Knight Fight Night (Armored Combat)
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors: 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm  Tickets prices and description: $20 general admission. $30 vip tickets (LIMITED TO 60 PER NIGHT) with balcony access and a chance to win some amazing prizes.   This August 18th and 19th Knight Fight Night is returning after it's sold out debut at Snowdown this year. Armored Combat once popular in the 13th through 16th centuries is now once again a growing sport. Watch as Men and Women in historic armor compete in all manner of medieval mayhem, full contact and unscripted. Punching, kicking, axes, swords, and maces. Last knight standing carnage and chaos.    https://youtu.be/cboqgNiem-w
 Saturday, August 19th
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.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Pterosaurs: Ancient Rulers of the Skies on display
9:30am / The Powerhouse
Visit us at The Powerhouse to check out our summertime traveling exhibit, "Pterosaurs: Ancient Rulers of the Skies", on display May 27th-September 17th.   This exhibit explores the majesty and wonder of a group of flying reptiles that lived between the Late Triassic through the Late Cretaceous Periods (228 to 66 million years ago) of the Mesozoic Era. Ideal for learners of all ages; families and individuals can learn about these fascinating and visually striking creatures in a variety of ways.   This exhibit features fossil replicas mixed with eight digital interactive stations showcasing the evolution, diversity, and lifestyle of this intriguing group of species.   The Powerhouse is open to the public 7 days a week 9:30am-3:30pm.
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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.
Hermosa Cafe Art Mart Soiree
4:30pm / Hermosa Cafe Art Lot
An evening of art and self expression - art market with party atmosphere. Artisan vendors, interactive art demonstrations, live music and performance art, free kids projects, active mural wall and costume contest. Artists and performers can sign up on instagram @ Hermosacafeartlot. Every third Saturday of month.
Dahlia Centerpiece Design workshop
4:30pm / River House
Led by Natalie McLain, owner and head creative at Adela Flora with the abundance of summer flowers from Rainbow Springs Flower Farm, focusing on dahlias, this workshop is a chance to learn about floral design, color theory, and technical craftsmanship from the best! We will provide all the supplies and attendees will leave with a professionally designed centerpiece, vase to keep, and some new knowledge around floral design. We will design gorgeous florals by the Animas river. $125.00 per person.    Location River House- 7637 CR 213, Durango Co 81303
Sip & Create
5:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Mix creativity with pleasure and unwind from a busy week. Enjoy happy hour drinks, & learn how to make your own fused glass bowl. By the end of the evening, your decorated piece will be ready for firing and done 1-5 days later for pick up!   Fused glass involves arranging and layering pieces of colored glass into designs before they are heated in a specialized kiln. As the glass melts and fuses together, it forms a work of art that captures the imagination. Throughout the class, you'll be guided by a our experienced glass artist who will introduce you to the fundamental techniques of fused glass. You'll have the opportunity to unleash your creativity as you experiment with a wide array of vibrant glass colors, bringing your vision to life in the form of a one of a kind 5" bowl.   Whether you're an experienced artisan or a first-time explorer of the medium, this class caters to all skill levels.   We will guide you through the whole process of creating your very own glass art piece. All materials are included plus up to 2 drinks of either beer, wine or seltzer.    This event you will be making your own 5" glass bowl which can be used for small trinkets, appetizers, or keep it on display.   All materials included.  $48 per person -plus tax
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Karaoke with Diana or Kimmie! If it's on YouTube , You can sing it ! Play karaoke roulette and get a free pint!
Live Music with Ragged Oak
7:00pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Ragged Oak will be playing live music at EsoTerra Ciderworks. Have a drink and listen to some live ambient rock!
Merely Players presents 'A Slow Crawl Toward Heaven'
7:00pm / Merely Underground
An exciting and vibrant dance theatre production created and danced by Javon "Ja'Moon" Jones!   Tickets $25
Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Book by Michael Stewart  Music by Charles Strouse  Lyrics by Lee Adams   A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
CANCELLED Knight Fight Night (Armored Combat)
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
Doors: 7pm, Event Start Time: 8pm   Tickets prices and description: $20 general admission. $30 vip tickets (LIMITED TO 60 PER NIGHT) with balcony access and a chance to win some amazing prizes.   This August 18th and 19th Knight Fight Night is returning after it's sold out debut at Snowdown this year. Armored Combat once popular in the 13th through 16th centuries is now once again a growing sport. Watch as Men and Women in historic armor compete in all manner of medieval mayhem, full contact and unscripted. Punching, kicking, axes, swords, and maces. Last knight standing carnage and chaos.    https://youtu.be/cboqgNiem-w
 Sunday, August 20th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Veteran 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 $9 for adults, $8 for veterans, and $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds help support local veterans!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Sunday Brunch on the Patio with live music
11:00am / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Enjoy our lovely patio with live music and delicious food!   Music starts 12:30-2pm   Brunch served 11am-2pm
Back to School for Teachers & Faculty
11:00am / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come in all week show your work badge and get $3 pints! We appreciate our Teachers & Faculty for caring and teaching our children!
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Vinyl Sundaze
12:00pm / Lolas Place
Vinyl Sundaze with Cristen Alexandria spinning your favorite vinyl on Sunday afternoons.
Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Book by Michael Stewart  Music by Charles Strouse  Lyrics by Lee Adams   A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
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 - Mineral Hill
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music   Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
 Monday, August 21st
West Slope Startup Week
8:00am / Multiple venues
West Slope Startup Week is a week-long conference for entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, makers, techies, creatives, and more. Attend 50+ free educational workshops and networking events virtually and in-person across the western slope.
Registration Open for Kids Aikido Series: Begins August 31
8:00am / DSBK Dojo
Train like a samurai in this kids' Aikido class! Japan's samurai warrior class was abolished in 1868 to make way for the "modern world." However, for centuries samurai possessed all combat knowledge, and yet, their primary role in society was as peace-keepers.   Luckily, their secrets seeped into our modern world through the martial art of Aikido, which redirects the energy of an attack to snuff out the violence.   Students will learn practical Aikido techniques. Students will also develop confidence and physical coordination through basic weapons training with the bokken (wooden sword) and jo (wooden staff). Expect a mix of action-packed games, mindful breathing moments, technical practice, and some thoughtful discussions.   The 4-week series begins August 31. Cost is $50. Ask about family bundle pricing for siblings. Pre-registration is required. Visit durangoaikido.com or text/call 970-426-5257 with questions.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Register! Soft is Strong, Strong is Soft Womens Workshop
9:30am / DSBK Dojo
Princess or punk rocker? Brainiac or fashionista? Women are more than girly or gritty, soft or strong. Soft is strong and strong is soft. This one-day women-only workshop explores this dynamic through Ikebana (flower arranging) and traditional Japanese weapons training.    Discover the hidden power of petals pristinely arranged. Marvel at the softness driving a strong sword stroke. Revel in your own newfound sense of soft strength (or strong softness). Take these newfound qualities and skills into your business meetings, parenting, and personal relationships.    "Full tuition" scholarships are available thanks to a Lodgers' Tax Arts and Culture Grant from the City of Durango and the Creative Economy Commission.    Women and women-identifying individuals are welcome! Pre-registration is required.
Back to School for Teachers & Faculty
11:00am / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come in all week show your work badge and get $3 pints! We appreciate our Teachers & Faculty for caring and teaching our children!
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host, Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
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.
Community Harvest Days
5:30pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
The Magic of Wheel Throwing
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Immerse yourself in the joy and magic of wheel throwing! Come join us, and learn a variety of techniques and skills used in creating clay masterpieces with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way! Beginners are welcome, but experienced throwers are also welcome!    *Supplies included
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, August 22nd
West Slope Startup Week
8:00am / Multiple venues
West Slope Startup Week is a week-long conference for entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, makers, techies, creatives, and more. Attend 50+ free educational workshops and networking events virtually and in-person across the western slope.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host, Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
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.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Smelter Mountain Boys
5:30pm / James Ranch
Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Smelter Mountain Boys   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.
Community Harvest Days
5:30pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Live Music on the Patio!
6:00pm / Lolas Place
Kick back on Lola's patio with live music!
Live Music - Forrest McCurren
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, August 23rd
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
West Slope Startup Week
8:00am / Multiple venues
West Slope Startup Week is a week-long conference for entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, makers, techies, creatives, and more. Attend 50+ free educational workshops and networking events virtually and in-person across the western slope.
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):  https://zoom.us/j/819094582    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Lunch & Learn Workshop: Unstick & Elevate Your Branding Strategy For An Unshakeable Business Foundation
12:00pm / TBK Bank
Unstick yourself from feeling like you are in a hamster wheel trying to market yourself or your business and dial in on your branding strategy to make sure it aligns with your human design, your authentic self, actually reaches your ideal client, and is foundationally secure before you attempt the next step... marketing.   Ashley Blackmore is the CEO and founder of Blackmore Group and a born and raised local to Durango Colorado and a Fort Lewis College graduate. She has been in the top 1% in the world for real estate transactions. Ashley had worked next to the CEOs of her previous franchise corporation on their "Rethink Council" and spoke in Key Biscayne on the luxury consumer, she was a pillar for resources in order to generate innovative strategies for branding and marketing. She left the franchise world in 2021 after wanting to break free of the franchise chains. She has created two successful businesses from the ground up under the age of 30. She has been asked to speak on behalf of branding and has been featured in House Wires Rising Star award recipient for top 40 brokers to watch in the nation. In 2023 her husband and she purchased a building on North Main that they are enjoying renovating, and offers private 1:1 business branding coaching for small businesses at a limited service. Ashley Blackmore (970) 903-7477   This "Lunch and Learn" will be packed with tactics you can launch right in the workshop.   Registration: $10 For Chamber members/ $15 for Non-Members- Lunch not included in price.   Want lunch included? $20* for Chamber Members/ $25 for Non-Members - (lunch & workshop included in price)   * Registration Deadline is July 20th at noon for lunch orders. Sorry, no refunds after Friday, July 21st.   You may still attend if you haven't registered online, the price is $10/Chamber and $15/nonmembers at the door.   Brought to you by TBK Bank
Back to School Resource Fair
4:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A free one-stop celebration to learn about resources for asuccessful school year! Meet people from 9r schools and over 75 community resource providers.   Enjoy free food, games, school supplies, and giveaways (while supplies last!)   Sponsored by Bank Central
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.
Great Garden Series: An Artists Tale from the Herbarium
4:30pm / Durango Public Library
Join us at the Durango Public Library for some excellent garden-inspired programming! All programs are a partnership between the CSU Extension Office, Durango Botanic Gardens, and the library.
True Western Roundup Rodeo Series: Cowgirls Kickin Cancer
5:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds
A variety of delicious food and drink will be available at each of the events.  Gates open at 5:00, Event begins at 6:30   Avoid long lines and buy your ticket online!
Community Concert Ft. Six Dollar String Band
5:00pm / The Powerhouse
Please join us outside on the Carver Family Plaza for a community concert featuring Six Dollar String Band.   Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the Firefighter Foundation and Powerhouse. Food and beverages available from Laura's Artisans, Sunbird Coffee, and The Powerhouse bar.
Community Harvest Days
5:30pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Word Honey Poetry Workshop
6:00pm / The Hive
Join us at the Hive for a poetry writing workshop! Meet us in the skatepark and bring a friend! Open to all ages and abilities!
Open Mic led by ShadowTrapp
6:30pm / EsoTerra Ciderworks
Bring your talent! Play alone, or with friends. This open mic is run up by the phenomenally talented musicians of ShadowTrapp! So, you are always guaranteed a great show! The floor is open to all varieties of music, and levels of expertise. Come show off, or simply enjoy the music.    This event is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month!
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, August 24th
West Slope Startup Week
8:00am / Multiple venues
West Slope Startup Week is a week-long conference for entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, makers, techies, creatives, and more. Attend 50+ free educational workshops and networking events virtually and in-person across the western slope.
Share Your Garden
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange
Bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to the Animas Valley Grange. Your produce will be distributed at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host, Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you!   Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Annual Lee's Music Piano Sale
2:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center Exhibit Hall
Come see the largest selection of pianos ever brought to Durango!   They are bringing truckloads of new and used GRAND, UPRIGHT, DIGITAL, and PLAYER PIANOS! Take advantage of some of the inflation-fighting deals like 0% financing. Don't wait to bring home the piano of your dreams! Delivery is available. Check out the website for a preview of some of the pianos at www.LeesMusicPianos.com ????????
CSU Extension presents Health Without Barriers Open House!
3:00pm / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
An amazing program, you can't miss out on!    At our Open House, you'll have the opportunity to:  Learn about our program and its future Engage in mindfulness, physical activity and cooking activities.   Discuss potential partnerships!  Health without Barriers is an Interactive health and wellness education program.   -Hands-on cooking and nutrition classes  -Teens learn healthy coping skills for navigating stress    No Cost | Siblings of all ages welcome | Dinner provided.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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.
Ska-BQ: Casual Fridays
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage by Casual Fridays!
Devin Scott
5:30pm / James Ranch
Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Devin Scott   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.
Community Harvest Days
5:30pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Jeff Solon Jazz Duo
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy live Jazz on the Patio!
CANCELLED 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.
Live Music - 3 Way Street
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Karaoke
6:00pm / Grassburger South
Come and join us for a fun night of Karaoke and burgers on the outdoor patio at Grassburger South!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us outside on the Carver Family Plaza for Powerhouse trivia night every Thursday through the summer. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Bar open for drink purchases and food available from Laura's Artisans and Straight Outta Balboa Island.
Durango Blues Train
6:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
A fun-filled adventure lies ahead on the Durango Blues Train and we've got all the info to get you ready for the musical experience of a lifetime! Read the details you need to know in advance and come prepared - wristbands, weather, on-board refreshments, lodging, planning and more@
SOLD OUT Souls Of Mischief - 30 Years of 93 'til Infinity!
8:00pm / Animas City Theatre
$30 / 21+M   Yo, whassup? This is Tajai  Of the mighty Souls of Mischief crew  I'm chillin' with my man Phesto, my man A-Plus  And my man Op', you know he's dope  But right now, you know, we just maxin' in the studio  We hailin' from East Oakland, California  And, um, sometimes it gets a little hectic out there  But right now, yo, we gonna up you on how we just chill..  1993, West Coast - Dr Dre vs Eazy-E, Snoop Doggy Dog on the horizon with his debut album alongside the N.W.A don of production. Tupac with the summer release of 'I Get Around', but caught up in alleged gun fights and assault charges. G-funk the national conversation. So when Souls Of Mischief came onto the scene with their funky outfits, slammin' beats and breazy attitudes - backed with a lyrical dexterity far beyond their teenage years - a fresh hop to the bounce of the West Coast was born.   "Sometimes it gets a little hectic out there…", Tajai exclaimed in the intro, "…But right now we gonna up you on how we just chill". The California quartet announced themselves with harmlessly refreshing confidence, on more of a Tribe tip with jazz-drips and groove-infused rhythms - yet lyrically more adventurous and weed-scented; more of a Pharcyde vibe with endlessly cool rhymes and multisyllabic wordplays - yet more intellectual, energetic and freestyle-ready. A funky introspection was clear to see. This was Oakland, California in 1993.   …Now, 30 years on, 93 to 23, still infinity. Still hectic out there. Time flies but Souls are still chillin. "Now you have younger generations who were born in '93,"
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Friday, August 25th
West Slope Startup Week
8:00am / Multiple venues
West Slope Startup Week is a week-long conference for entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, makers, techies, creatives, and more. Attend 50+ free educational workshops and networking events virtually and in-person across the western slope.
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
San Juan Nature Hikes
10:00am / Andrews Lake
Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about wildflowers, ecology, wildlife, geology, and cultural history in our beautiful San Juan Mountains.   The fun, fact-filled nature hike is moderate, We'll be moving at a "walking" pace for around 1-2 miles. Wear walking shoes and clothing layers suitable for the mountain weather.   FREE, but registration is required.
Annual Lee's Music Piano Sale
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center Exhibit Hall
Come see the largest selection of pianos ever brought to Durango!   They are bringing truckloads of new and used GRAND, UPRIGHT, DIGITAL, and PLAYER PIANOS! Take advantage of some of the inflation-fighting deals like 0% financing. Don't wait to bring home the piano of your dreams! Delivery is available. Check out the website for a preview of some of the pianos at www.LeesMusicPianos.com ????????
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Friday Puppy Party
2:00pm / Parkers Animal Rescue
Join Parker's Animal Rescue for our "Puppy Party"! Come play, snuggle, and socialize with our adoptable pups -- and maybe you'll find one that you just can't live without.   Don't miss out! Make sure to stop by, bring your friends (no personal animals), and find your new furry family member!   Always doublecheck our PAR social media accounts for any potential cancelations.   Learn more about our current adoptables at https://parkersanimalrescue.com/adopt.
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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.
San Juan Brewfest Day 1
5:00pm / Buckley Park
Only 700 tickets will be sold so no waiting in long lines. Tickets will only be $45!   Ticket holders receive - souvenir 5 oz tasting glass, unlimited tastings from up to 35 breweries and cideries, live music, food available for purchase.   Designated Driver tickets also available.    All proceeds benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado.  No kids or pets allowed, must be 21 and have valid ID to enter.
Friday Nights with Jack Ellis and Out on Work Release
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.
Durango Blues Train
6:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
A fun-filled adventure lies ahead on the Durango Blues Train and we've got all the info to get you ready for the musical experience of a lifetime! Read the details you need to know in advance and come prepared - wristbands, weather, on-board refreshments, lodging, planning and more@
Merely Players presents 'A Slow Crawl Toward Heaven'
7:00pm / Merely Underground
An exciting and vibrant dance theatre production created and danced by Javon "Ja'Moon" Jones!   Tickets $25
Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Book by Michael Stewart  Music by Charles Strouse  Lyrics by Lee Adams   A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Saturday, August 26th
Thirsty 13 Half Marathon
6:30am / Wildcat Canyon / Lake Nighthorse / SJBF
A beautiful, mostly downhill course through Wildcat Canyon and Lake Nighthorse, followed by an amazing Brewfest with 50 breweries... Who's thirsty!
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.
Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 Excursion To Cascade Canyon
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 will offer roundtrip train excursions from the Durango Depot (MP 451.52) to Cascade Canyon (MP 477.55). There will be a 45 minute layover at Cascade Canyon.   Important Notes: Lunch is not included. Goose passengers will be able to pre-purchase a boxed lunch or have access to purchase lunch from the concession car while at Cascade Canyon. Alternatively, passengers may bring their own lunch.   Restrooms are not available on the Goose but will be available at Hermosa, Rockwood, and on the regularly scheduled Cascade Canyon Train on layover at Cascade Canyon.   August 26 -Roundtrip Durango Depot to Cascade Canyon Wye  Durango Departure Time: 9:25am  Durango Arrival Time: 2:45pm   Cascade Canyon Goose Fare: $155*  * plus 8% historic preservation fee
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
SOLD OUT Tour de Farms Bike Ride
9:00am / Start at Riverview Elementary
CSU Extension, along with Manna Gardens, is excited to once again host the Tour de Farms bike ride, which we started about 16 years ago! The TdF highlights what is unique, healthy and homegrown in the La Plata County community.    You may want to arrive a bit early - 8:30am - to check-in, get your bike ready, and catch up with friends.   All riders must be registered.   Cost of the ride is $25 for adults and $20 for riders 12 and younger (kids on the back of bikes and carriers are free, just let us know there may be an extra mouth to feed).   All participants are welcome at the after-party, held at Manna (1100 Avenida Del Sol) where you can feast on Zia Taqueria and Ska Beer. All riders will also receive a swag bag and a commemorative pint glass!
Pterosaurs: Ancient Rulers of the Skies on display
9:30am / The Powerhouse
Visit us at The Powerhouse to check out our summertime traveling exhibit, "Pterosaurs: Ancient Rulers of the Skies", on display May 27th-September 17th.   This exhibit explores the majesty and wonder of a group of flying reptiles that lived between the Late Triassic through the Late Cretaceous Periods (228 to 66 million years ago) of the Mesozoic Era. Ideal for learners of all ages; families and individuals can learn about these fascinating and visually striking creatures in a variety of ways.   This exhibit features fossil replicas mixed with eight digital interactive stations showcasing the evolution, diversity, and lifestyle of this intriguing group of species.   The Powerhouse is open to the public 7 days a week 9:30am-3:30pm.
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
Annual Lee's Music Piano Sale
10:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center Exhibit Hall
Come see the largest selection of pianos ever brought to Durango!   They are bringing truckloads of new and used GRAND, UPRIGHT, DIGITAL, and PLAYER PIANOS! Take advantage of some of the inflation-fighting deals like 0% financing. Don't wait to bring home the piano of your dreams! Delivery is available. Check out the website for a preview of some of the pianos at www.LeesMusicPianos.com ????????
Paddle & Picnic
11:00am / Lake Haviland
Join Ryan, Shanda & Michelle in the greater Durango area for a mid-summer's day paddle and picnic. BYO water craft (kayak, paddleboard), and we will provide food, a brew and a sparkling water for guests! Please note tickets include lunch, but do not include water crafts!
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
San Juan Brewfest Day 2
1:00pm / Buckley Park
Event time is 1 to 5 pm. Two ticket types are available - General Admission costs $50, and VIP costs $85.   General Admission - souvenir 5 oz tasting glass, unlimited tastings from up to 35 breweries and cideries, live music and food available for purchase.   VIP - enter one hour early at noon, souvenir 5 oz tasting glass, unlimited tastings from up to 35 breweries and cideries, live music, shaded seating in the VIP tent, a meal from Grassburger, a hands free tasting glass holder, and a special beer brewed specially for Brewfest VIPs.    Designated Driver tickets also available.   All proceeds benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado.  No kids or pets allowed, must be 21 and have valid ID to enter.
Aztec Ruins
1:00pm / Animas Museum
Join us for an in-person talk by historian Fred Blackburn about his survey of historic inscriptions at the Aztec Ruins. Fred and his team have been documenting the "historic inscriptions" and researching the stories of those who made them. There is no charge for the program.
Photo of Fred Blackburn from the "Farmington Daily Times
Summer Art series
1:00pm / Fox Fire Farms and Winery
Join us for an event combining two of our favorite things: art and wine! Featuring local artists, Rod Gantt with unique furniture, jewelry and sculptures from wood, resin and stone, and Cindy Shelton's @wildwood_cindy's "Fine, funky and fun works of art" to pair with your favorite local Fox Fire wine!
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
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 - State 38
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music     Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Karaoke
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Come enjoy some Karaoke with Diana or Kimmie! If it's on YouTube , You can sing it ! Play karaoke roulette and get a free pint!
Durango Blues Train
6:30pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
A fun-filled adventure lies ahead on the Durango Blues Train and we've got all the info to get you ready for the musical experience of a lifetime! Read the details you need to know in advance and come prepared - wristbands, weather, on-board refreshments, lodging, planning and more@
Merely Players presents 'A Slow Crawl Toward Heaven'
7:00pm / Merely Underground
An exciting and vibrant dance theatre production created and danced by Javon "Ja'Moon" Jones!   Tickets $25
Bootleg Ball
7:00pm / The Subterrain
Join us for a night if dancing in our best 20-30 Ball gown, flapper dress or zoom suit. Dance lessons and door prizes throughout the event. Amazing wine and cider drinks from Durango Winery. DJ Panacea spinning tunes from the 1920 and 1930. A reason to dance, dress up and support our local businesses.
Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical
7:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Book by Michael Stewart  Music by Charles Strouse  Lyrics by Lee Adams   A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
 Sunday, August 27th
Durango Flea Market
8:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds and Event Center
The Durango Flea Market Returns!!  Alright Durango, it's that time of year and flea market season is underway! Come check out all the great deals we have to offer!   Join us for all the amazing deals at the Durango Flea Market at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, front parking lot A. Calling all vendors out, come show us what you got! Booths are $20 for the day, no reservations required.   We look forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 Excursion To Cascade Canyon
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
The Rio Grande Southern Galloping Goose #5 will offer roundtrip train excursions from the Durango Depot (MP 451.52) to Cascade Canyon (MP 477.55). There will be a 45 minute layover at Cascade Canyon.   Important Notes: Lunch is not included. Goose passengers will be able to pre-purchase a boxed lunch or have access to purchase lunch from the concession car while at Cascade Canyon. Alternatively, passengers may bring their own lunch.   Restrooms are not available on the Goose but will be available at Hermosa, Rockwood, and on the regularly scheduled Cascade Canyon Train on layover at Cascade Canyon.   August 26 -Roundtrip Durango Depot to Cascade Canyon Wye  Durango Departure Time: 9:25am  Durango Arrival Time: 2:45pm   Cascade Canyon Goose Fare: $155*  * plus 8% historic preservation fee
Soft is Strong, Strong is Soft Womens Workshop
9:30am / DSBK Dojo
Princess or punk rocker? Brainiac or fashionista? Women are more than girly or gritty, soft or strong. Soft is strong and strong is soft. This one-day women-only workshop explores this dynamic through Ikebana (flower arranging) and traditional Japanese weapons training.    Discover the hidden power of petals pristinely arranged. Marvel at the softness driving a strong sword stroke. Revel in your own newfound sense of soft strength (or strong softness). Take these newfound qualities and skills into your business meetings, parenting, and personal relationships.    "Full tuition" scholarships are available thanks to a Lodgers' Tax Arts and Culture Grant from the City of Durango and the Creative Economy Commission.    Women and women-identifying individuals are welcome! Pre-registration is required.
Sunday Brunch on the Patio with live music
11:00am / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Enjoy our lovely patio with live music and delicious food!   Music starts 12:30-2pm   Brunch served 11am-2pm
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
Vinyl Sundaze
12:00pm / Lolas Place
Vinyl Sundaze with Cristen Alexandria spinning your favorite vinyl on Sunday afternoons.
Beaded Beauties - A Fringe Bead Earring Workshop
1:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Presenter: Ani Silversprings, Owner of Lotus Vibes Creative   Have you ever wanted to learn to make fringe bead earrings? Do you like to use your hands, learn something new and commune with a group of people in a safe space? Come weave magic with Ani! I'll be taking you through the art of making seed bead fringe earrings, step-by-step, providing you with all of the materials you'll need to make your own pair that you can leave with at the end of the 2.5 hour workshop! Bead weaving and stringing is a meditative, sweet, connecting experience. Together we'll laugh, chat and enjoy the learning process in a relaxed, fun environment.   Ani Silversprings owns Lotus Vibe Creations where she weaves one-of-a-kind seed bead fringe earrings for all people yearning to express their version of flowing femininity. The act of adorning oneself can be a sacred, sweet, spiritual act. Ani believes that giving the gift of adornment to both self and those you love can infuse and radiate love, connection and joyful, flowing energy. The name, Lotus Vibes, comes from the vibration of the lotus flower blooming from the mud of the earth, opening up into a strong, beautiful flower. We all are these blossoms, a combination of strength and radiance. Bring a friend and do something special together!
Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical
2:00pm / Durango Arts Center
Book by Michael Stewart  Music by Charles Strouse  Lyrics by Lee Adams   A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.   House opens 30 minutes before the listed show time.
Merely Players presents 'A Slow Crawl Toward Heaven'
2:00pm / Merely Underground
An exciting and vibrant dance theatre production created and danced by Javon "Ja'Moon" Jones!   Tickets $25
Nashville Songs and Stories
7:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Danny Myrick and Megan Linville provide 'listening room' performances as they reveal the stories and background of their hit songs, performing them as they were originally written.   Following the 'teaser' show at the Durango Hot Springs, the upcoming Nashville Songs and Stories show at the Fort Lewis Community Concert Hall will be held on Wednesday, Aug 30.
 Monday, August 28th
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive ALL WEEK
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers.    Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton.   There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Cats Meow Immersive Durango Scavenger Hunt ALL WEEK
11:30am / Train Depot
Get ready for a whole new adventure in 2023! Step into Durango, where something exciting awaits. Tara, your scavenger hunt game show host, will curate a unique adventure. Embark on an extraordinary journey with a twist! This is not your typical scavenger hunt; it's a creative and immersive departure from the ordinary. Come with an open mind, a big smile, and leave all expectations behind. Unleash your inner detective as you delve into the heart of Durango. Engage with friendly locals, discover intriguing tales of history and culture & capture the essence of the city in photos, videos & audio files. Whether you're a couple or part of a large group, this game is for everyone. Young or old, explorer or artist, it's designed to inspire & entertain all who love to discover and create. This is a perfect chance to connect with your teammates in a fun and light-hearted way. Let your imagination run wild, as you team up to unravel the missions. It's a co-creation between you and your interactive host,Durango itself & you, the hunters, making the experience truly unique. Experience this captivating way to explore a new place. The hunt is on, and adventure awaits you! Team leader need Whats App on their phone for our game design. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the linked website.
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.
Community Harvest Days ALL WEEK
5:30pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Chess Club
6:30pm / Guild House Games
Come play some chess! Every Monday night 6:30-9 p.m. upstairs in the Durango mall on Main St.   Free!  Drop in! 
The Magic of Wheel Throwing
6:30pm / Durango Arts Center
Immerse yourself in the joy and magic of wheel throwing! Come join us, and learn a variety of techniques and skills used in creating clay masterpieces with an experienced teacher to give you guidance along the way! Beginners are welcome, but experienced throwers are also welcome!    *Supplies included
Comedy Showcase
7:30pm / Starlight Lounge
Local and National comics perform every Monday!
 Tuesday, August 29th
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Quick & Dirty Downtown Walking Tour
10:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
For those seeking the highlight reel of Durango’s early history, beginning in 1881, through the lens of the Historic Downtown Durango District (Main Avenue). This is a must-do for locals to learn where actual notorious Wild West events happened (as opposed to the lore) to share with your guests. Both tourists and locals alike will walk away with a very different view of Durango and a deeper appreciation.   Buffalo soldiers, Native Americans, outlaws, Chinese restaurateurs, railroad works and miners, freed slaves, and "soiled doves" were amongst the melting pot that was Durango. Sometimes things went awry and all hell broke loose. As a result, you will visit the hanging sites and location of the epic gunfight between the Sheriff and the Marshall amongst others.    This tour meets at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot (479 Main Avenue; gather at the horse sculptures out front). Please note this is a one-way walk up Main Avenue. We will end at Maria's Bookstore (960 Main Avenue). On this approximately 1 hour and 15 minute tour we will not enter establishments. This makes it an option for those with disabilities (be prepared for uneven Durango sidewalks however) and well behaved dogs (please give advance notice). After the tour you will be right on time for lunch at any of our wonderful downtown restaurants; now with a newfound appreciation of Durango.    Please do not attend a tour if you are experiencing Covid symptoms. 
CSU Extension Pollinator Workshop
10:00am / Durango Public Library
At no cost to you...come learn about local insects, flowers, plants, and even the birds, and the bees!    Pollinator Workshop  Mel Schreiner: CSU Extension "Pollinators that You Want in Your Garden!"  Brooke Safford: Blooming Landscape and Design "And the Plants to Attract Them!"   Optional tour of the Gardens at Durango Public Library afterward.  No registration is necessary.
Slow Bluegrass Jam
5:30pm / General Palmer
Are you a beginner/intermediate acoustic music player looking to play more? This weekly jam is welcoming to all players, with a focus on slower tempo improvisation solos and chord changes. If you can play the I, IV and V chords in G, D and A then you know enough to play at this jam!
Desert Child Duo
5:30pm / James Ranch
Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Desert Child Duo   Two members of the 5 piece, Durango band “Desert Child”, Dan and Brian offer an acoustic set of soulful classics you don't want to miss.
SCAPE Tech Series: ChatGPT, LLMs and Dall-E - Oh My!
5:30pm / SCAPE
Follow the yellow brick road to this session, we'll give all techies and tech-curious founders a decoder ring for the Generative AI landscape. Like the Wizard of Oz we'll pull back the curtain on both the hype and amazing AI available to speed your operations, writing, customer interactions and even product features. Guarantee you'll leave with at least one net new idea on how to use cutting edge AI in your startup! Nick Goodman is a SCAPE Mentor and the Director of Education at Snowflake.   This session is one in a new Summer Tech Series. Guest speakers will cover a variety of topics from data, no code creation, to artificial intelligence and cloud computing and how these tools can add more efficiency to your work. Come for the topic, stay for the connections. We encourage everyone from tech leaders to tech-curious to be our guest. This event is a collaborative effort with SCAPE Mentors, Nicholas Goodman and Ben Le Cun, drinks and snacks provided by SCAPE. RSVP for directions: https://www.goscape.org/events/scape-tech-series-ai
Community Harvest Days
5:30pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Live Music - Leah Orlikowski
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Live Music: Nina Sasaki (Pop)
6:00pm / Lolas Place
Come enjoy live music on the Patio!
Open Mic Night
7:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Open mic every Tuesday, open to performers of all kinds and levels from beginners to experts. Support local live music!
 Wednesday, August 30th
Daybreak Rotary Club of Durango
7:00am / La Plata County Fairgrounds Pine Room
Curious about how the world's largest civic organization makes a difference in our world? Come join us and find out how together Rotarians around the world seek to eradicate polio, provide education, supply clean water and assist in disaster relief in a non-religious, non-political way. The Daybreak Club is know as the "hands on" club, making a difference together in Durango and beyond. Coffee provided!
Board of County Commissioners - Board Discussion Time
8:30am / Virtually and over the phone by Zoom
Participate on Zoom as follows:   Online (computer or smartphone):  https://zoom.us/j/819094582    Or by telephone:  Dial (if the first number is busy, try another number):  US: +1 346 248 7799 +1 669 900 9128 +1 312 626 6799 +1 646 558 8656 +1 253 215 8782 +1 301 715 8592
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Animas City Night Bazaar - MetaMorphosis
5:00pm / Animas Alley
Art! Community-building! Performances! Live Music! Games! Contests! Fun for all ages!
Community Harvest Days
5:30pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Word Honey Open Mic at the Animas City Night Bazaar
6:00pm / 81301 Coffee House and Roasters
Join us for a Word Honey Open Mic Night at the Animas City Night Bazaar! We will be reading out of 81301 Coffee Shop (3101 Main Ave # 1) The theme of the bazaar is: Metamorphosis!
Nashville Songs and Stories
7:30pm / Community Concert Hall
This August, country music's finest songwriters reveal the stories and background of their hit songs and perform them as originally written at the Fort Lewis Community Concert. Featuring: Marti Frederiksen, Danny Myrick, Megan Linville, and Brett James.   Proceeds benefit Friends of the Community Concert Hall and La Plata County Search & Rescue
Hauntings & History Ghost Tour
8:00pm / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot
Downtown Durango is saturated with paranormal activity. You don’t need to walk far to get your fill of ghost stories. Main Avenue was once home to a plethora of saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling halls. It was the stomping ground for outlaws, gamblers, prostitutes, miners, and railroad workers. Late night escapades, fueled by whiskey, led to many tragic events resulting in the ghosts that wander the streets today.   Our 90-minute Hauntings & History Ghost Tour will not disappoint. We will meet in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Depot (479 Main Ave) at dusk. Midway through the tour we will enter one of the best haunted locations that Downtown Durango has to offer! We are the only ghost tour that takes people INSIDE of a location! Wherever we tread on Main Avenue you will hear tales of apparitions who refuse to leave the places they inhabited in life. Because of the tight sidewalks downtown our tours do not exceed 15 people.    Be prepared for loud streets and crowds. Downtown Durango can be pretty raucous at night.
Karaoke Roulette
8:00pm / Starlight Lounge
Sing a song get a free shot!
Geeks Who Drink
8:00pm / The Roost
Think its just trivia? Think again!
 Thursday, August 31st
Kids Aikido Series
8:00am / DSBK Dojo
Mondays | 4-week series | Aug 31 - Sep 21. Students will learn practical Aikido techniques. Students will also develop confidence and physical coordination through basic weapons training with the bokken (wooden sword) and jo (wooden staff). Expect a mix of action-packed games, mindful breathing moments, technical practice, and some thoughtful discussions..   Cost is $50. Ask about family bundle pricing for siblings. Pre-registration is required.
Share Your Garden
8:30am / Animas Valley Grange
Bring your surplus fruits and vegetables to the Animas Valley Grange. Your produce will be distributed at no cost to nearby neighbors in need.
Four Corners Motorcycle Rally 2023
9:00am / Durango and Southern Ute Reservation
Join us for the 30th Anniversary of Four Corners Motorcycle Rally!   Ride the world famous million dollar highway, attend the slippin sideways flat track races, particate in the $25,000 Poker Run, race int he dirt drag races, hop on a bull at the Rusty Butcher Roder Round-Up, take your pit bike onto the mini bike track, check out custom builds at one of the bike shows, visit vendors, take a brand new bike for a spin at the demo trucks, enjoy live music - and SO much more!
Silverton Summer Train - Steam Locomotive
9:00am / Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
For a truly unforgettable step back in time, enjoy a leisurely trip to yesteryear riding 3 1/2 hours each way on this train while spending a nearly 2-hour layover in the historic mining town of Silverton to enjoy the sights, shopping, food, and libations that Silverton offers. Departing from the Durango Depot, this trip takes you up into the Rocky Mountains with views of the San Juan National Forest as you travel alongside the beautiful Animas River on your way to the historic mining town of Silverton. There will be up to three steam departures depending on the date. The Silverton Steam Train departs daily at 9:00AM 5/6/23-10/28/23, 8:15AM 8/14/23-10/14/23, and 9:45AM 9/1/23-10/14/23
Sustainable Durango Mocktail Tasting
4:00pm / Durango Sustainable Goods
Durango Sustainable Goods + Omni Cafe are serving up craft cocktails without the booze (AKA Mocktails!). Enjoy a refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail with relaxing adaptogens, fresh basil, mint, lime or lemon.   Curious Elixir Mocktail Menu:   1. Citrus & Radiance  Lingers like the last rays of Venetian Sunshine. Especially good before a fine meal, and perfect for any social gathering where you want a better non-alcoholic option, Curious Elixir No. 4 is our booze-free spin on classic Italian aperitifs like the Aperol Spritz. This Elixir infuses the exotic citrus of blood orange and green mandarin, the light fizz of non-alcoholic prosecco, and the cooling power of American ginseng, turmeric, and holy basil (tulsi). Enjoy in a wine glass, on the rocks, or neat, garnished with an orange slice.   2. Bright & Spicy  Mellow out while your taste buds tap dance. Curious Elixir No. 2 is the spicy lovechild of the pineapple margarita and the Dark & Stormy, 100% booze-free. While citrus, ancho chile, jalapeño, and ginger wake up your taste buds, the ancient Mayan herb damiana will help you unwind. Enjoy on the rocks with a lime wedge and optional sea salt rim.   3. Herbaceous & Floral  If chartreusian monds and auyrvedic masters got together for apre-ski cocktails in the alps. Curious Elixir No. 3 is inspired by modern cocktail classics like the Cucumber Collins—but crafted alcohol-free—then boosted with the power of ashwagandha*, a plant used in Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years.* Blending alpine herbs, flowers, cucumber, lemon, and ashwagandha extract (125mg per bottle), Curious Elixir No. 3 was meticulously designed to both please your palate and help you unwind. Best enjoyed over a large cube or neat, garnished with a lemon peel.   *ashwagandha is not advised for pregnant women
Durango Green Drinks
5:00pm / 11th Street Station
Join Durango Green Drinks with two local sustainability organizations hosting each month. It's free and casual. Short announcements and presentations usually start around 5:30.
Ska-BQ: Tommy Anderson & Ricci Hardt
5:00pm / Ska Brewing World HQ
Join us in the beer garden for fresh craft beer from the source, food specials and free live music on the outdoor stage by Tommy Anderson & Ricci Hardt!
Sip & Create
5:00pm / Sun Sapphires
Mix creativity with pleasure and unwind from a busy week. Enjoy happy hour drinks, & learn how to make your own fused glass spoon rest! By the end of the evening, your decorated piece will be ready for firing and done 2-10 days later for pick up! MUST BE 21 or OLDER
Tim Sullivan Band
5:30pm / James Ranch
Join us for live music at James Ranch Grill with Tim Sullivan   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. Tim and his band have been featured at the Olympic Equestrian Center in Sydney, Australia and also at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Tim and his family have performed in concert at "Carnegie Hall" four different times. The last performance at Carnegie Hall was featured on NBC's "Today Show" and NBC's Nightly News.
Community Harvest Days
5:30pm / Various Locations
The fruit trees in our region are ripe and ready, but we need hands to harvest! The Good Food Collective works to eliminate food waste, increase food security, and reduce bear-human conflict by helping to collect backyard produce.    You can join in by visiting the website to find a list of available fruit trees for DIY harvest, rent gear, list your own tree, or by volunteering at one of our family-friendly Community Fruit Harvests.    Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm all of August (and more through October). Pull on your picking pants learn how to join in the fun!
Jeff Solon Jazz Duo
6:00pm / Lola's Place
Come enjoy live Jazz on the Patio!
Concerts in the Plaza - Andrew Schuhmann
6:00pm / Three Springs Plaza
Join us for FREE Concerts in the Three Springs Plaza this summer!   Featuring: Andrew Schuhmann  A local middle school history teacher, Andrew says he came into his own as a musician at the age of 25, performing at venues around Lexington, Ky. However, he soon swapped his guitar for a mountain bike and Schuhmann moved to Boulder, where he met his wife, a third-generation Durangoan. He now performs around town. He's a singer/songwriter, loop cover artist. Andrew is also the frontman for the local Americana rock group, the Middlemen.   All Concerts are FREE! Invite your friends and family, bring your lawn chair or blanket.
Live Music - Good Times Band
6:00pm / Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, Cool Music Soak up spectacular live music at Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa. This summer guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of the mineral-rich waters!   In the last year, Durango Hot Springs has added 15 mineral soaking pools and one cold plunge, doubling the number of pools to 32.     Looking for solitude? Couples and individuals are invited to enjoy the new cedar Ofuro tubs situated in a private Zen garden.
Bluegrass Jam Session
6:00pm / Durango Beer & Ice Company
Every Thursday Stop in and enjoy some local Bluegrass jams by your Local bluegrass jammers!   $4 pints all day and if you'd like to join the jam session and bring your instrument you get a free pint of your favorite craft beer!
Karaoke
6:00pm / Grassburger South
Come and join us for a fun night of Karaoke and burgers on the outdoor patio at Grassburger South!
Trivia Night
6:30pm / The Powerhouse
Join us outside on the Carver Family Plaza for Powerhouse trivia night every Thursday through the summer. Our trivia consists of four rounds of questions and always includes one scientific round and a music round. $5 suggested team donations. Bar open for drink purchases and food available from Laura's Artisans and Straight Outta Balboa Island.
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