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The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition.
Feb02

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition.

The Art Gallery at Fort Lewis College to host 63rd Annual Student Juried Exhibition with Guest Juror, Emily Grace King March 7 – April 3, 2024 Opening Reception: March 7, 4:30-6:00 PM Awards announced at 5:15 PM Both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the opening reception. The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery is excited to host its 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. For the past 62 years, Fort Lewis...

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2024 Snowdown – Peace, Love & Snowdown Official Schedule of Events
Jan23

2024 Snowdown – Peace, Love & Snowdown Official Schedule of Events

  2024 Snowdown – Peace, Love & Snowdown Official Schedule of Events Hard copies available at Magpies Newsstand , 707 Main Ave. in Historic Downtown Durango, and at many other local businesses! ALL WEEK SNOWDOWN THEME CONTEST 707 Main – Magpie’s Newsstand & Café Submit your idea for SNOWDOWN 2025 because themes are chosen 2 years in advance. The winner will be announced during the Purgatory reveal event. Let...

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SNOWDOWN DURANGO IS COMING January 26 – February 4, 2024
Jan14

SNOWDOWN DURANGO IS COMING January 26 – February 4, 2024

SNOWDOWN DURANGO  January 26 – February 4, 2024  Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION The 45th annual Snowdown Durango kicks off January 26, 2024 with the theme Peace, Love, and Snowdown. Check back here for an ongoing schedule of events. Every year, people from all over Durango and the Four Corners region come out to enjoy the event’s festivities. Join the fun for Snowdown 2024 with the many exciting events and...

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DURANGO WEDDING EXPO
Jan11

DURANGO WEDDING EXPO

THIS SATURDAY JANUARY 13, 2024 La Plata County Fairgrounds 2500 Main Ave, Durango CO Noon – 3 PM Admission $10 per person Advance VIP tix $55 If you are planning a wedding in 2024/2025, this is the show you MUST attend! In one afternoon… SHOP for dresses, hats, jewelry, flowers, favors, and more. SAMPLE tantalizing sweets and mouthwatering mocktails. STROLL down inspiration lane and view fabulous décor, dazzling color...

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COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA
Dec13

COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA

COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA  Saturday, December 16, 2023 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  TBK Bank • 259 W. 9th Street, Durango, CO MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION Santa and his crew are visiting TBK Bank! Bring your family to this free community event for holiday crafts, letters to Santa, caroling, cookies, cocoa and pictures with Santa! 12/16 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Post courtesy of...

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THE GINGERBREAD LODGE
Dec13

THE GINGERBREAD LODGE

THE GINGERBREAD LODGE  Saturday, December 16, 2023 • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm  Black Diamond Lodge • Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION On December 16th join Black Diamond Lodge as they host their second annual Gingerbread Contest + Holiday Open House! The lodge will be decked to the nines, Christmas music will be playing, the fire will be lit and hot cocoa will be free flowing! Best part? This is an entirely free community...

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HOLIDAY FARMER’S MARKET
Dec06

HOLIDAY FARMER’S MARKET

HOLIDAY FARMER’S MARKET  Saturday, December 9, 2023 • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Meet our regular and new local Artisans bringing an assortment of quality handmade holiday gift items. Plus, you can pick up the last of the season’s fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses and more from our favorite local farmers! A festive and fresh way to...

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ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE
Dec06

ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE

ANIMAS CHOCOLATE & COFFEE COMPANY ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST & PARADE  Friday, December 8, 2023  Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get excited to compete in the Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company’s Annual Gingerbread House Contest! This year, will also feature “The Parade of Gingerbread Homes” on December 8th, a community event during which judging will occur and winners will be announced! Registration is...

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THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
Dec06

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET  December 8-10, 2023  Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall • 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION A tradition at the Community Concert Hall, the “Nutcracker” performed by the highly-acclaimed State Street Ballet of Santa Barbra will be returning to Durango this December for four performances. Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson holds true to the original classical ballet,...

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11TH STREET STATION – SINGING WITH SANTA
Nov29

11TH STREET STATION – SINGING WITH SANTA

11TH STREET STATION – SINGING WITH SANTA  Saturday, December 2, 2023 • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  11th Street Station • 1101 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join 11th Street Station on December 2nd from 11:00am-2:00pm for an afternoon of fun and celebration as they host Singing with Santa! Post courtesy of Durango.com.

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DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS – NOEL NIGHT
Nov29

DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS – NOEL NIGHT

DURANGO BOTANIC GARDENS – NOEL NIGHT  Friday, December 1, 2023 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm  Durango Botanic Gardens • 1900 E Third Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Join us on December 1st from 5:30pm-7:00pm for a magical night at the Durango Botanic Gardens. Guests will be able to enjoy hot chocolate and homemade cookies on the library patio, appearances from Santa & Mrs. Claus, readings with the Grinch, and...

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FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Nov29

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

FESTIVAL OF TREES COMMUNITY CELEBRATION  December 1-3, 2023 • 12:00 – 5:00 pm  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad • 479 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Get into the spirit of the season with the Festival of Trees & Wreaths, a free and family friendly holiday tradition! Event-goers will tour an enchanted forest of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated by our generous sponsors, bid on...

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HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Nov29

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR  December 1-3, 2023  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MAP EVENT DESCRIPTION There will be fine art and amazing crafts at this 3 day event! Come meet the creative people from the Four Corners. Local vendors will be offering paintings, jams and jellies, handcrafted jewelry, sewn goods, holiday sweets and treats, Christmas, alpaca and Navajo decor, candles, pottery, beauty...

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NOEL NIGHT
Nov29

NOEL NIGHT

NOEL NIGHT  Friday, December 1, 2023  Downtown Durango • Durango, CO MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION This year’s event takes place on Friday, December 1, 2023, lasting all day. Join together with friends, family, and folks from all over in this community-wide celebration kicking off the holiday shopping season and encouraging folks to shop, eat, and love local during the holidays. Enjoy special offers, live music and...

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Britannica Thanksgiving Day
Nov27

Britannica Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. The American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional fare of the Thanksgiving meal typically...

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THANKSGIVING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE!
Nov22

THANKSGIVING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE!

    I love to start my day with Thanksgiving. I believe as we count our good fortunes it attracts blessings.  Al Manning would say what we give our attention multiplies.  I also like to count my blessings during times of challenge and emotional distress. It changes the channel from counting disturbances to counting joys.  I typically start my morning with “Thank you Father for a day.”  I am then thankful for birds that sing...

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LGBTQ comedy workshop coming to Durango
Nov21

LGBTQ comedy workshop coming to Durango

The Yay! Foundation, a nonprofit that helps LGBTQ people struggling with mental health issues, will host a comedy and free-thought workshop Nov. 28 to Nov. 30 in Durango. Comedian Aidan Park, pictured, will be at the workshop. (Courtesy of Ben Gross) Event provides outlet to discuss – and even laugh about – stigmas surrounding HIV By Matt Hollinshead Deputy Editor Sunday, Nov 19, 2023 5:00 AM Durango’s LGBTQ community will be provided...

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SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Nov21

SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

  SINGING WITH SANTA & DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING  Friday, November 24, 2023 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm  Buckley Park • Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 MAPEVENT WEBSITE EVENT DESCRIPTION Start your holiday season with Singing with Santa in Downtown Durango! This annual family friendly event takes place the day after Thanksgiving.   All are invited to Shop, Dine & Celebrate the start of the holiday season. Come...

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Durango Turkey Trot
Nov21

Durango Turkey Trot

Durango Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital Date: 11/23/2023 Start Time: 10:00 am Location: Fort Lewis College clocktower (check-in at the Student Union) REGISTER One of Durango’s most popular running races for over 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Come burn off some calories and work up an appetite before your big meal! The Turkey Trot features...

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Durango Hot Springs gets $14 million makeover
Nov16

Durango Hot Springs gets $14 million makeover

DURANGO, Colo. (KREX) — As magma heats the water underneath the Earth’s surface, the water forces its way out of the ground and spews out as a geyser. One geyser formed a hot spring which has been around for thousands of years, used by ancient Puebloans before the Utes. In the late 1800’s, Frank Trimble bought this single natural pool and started to market it to the public. More than a century later, this ancient hot spring has grown...

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