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Jamey Mossengren performs during the Taste of Durango in 2016. The food celebration returns to Main Avenue at 11 a.m. Sunday. (Durango Herald file)

Durango Farmers Market opens for the season from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the TBK Bank parking lot, 259 W. Ninth St.

Live music will be provided by Jolie, a local band playing a French/Canadian spin on Celtic tunes. Durango Shimmy Mob will perform at 10:30 a.m.

The market is a venue for local agriculturalists, artisans and service vendors to meet and share the fruits of their labor with the community. It is held every Saturday morning from the second week in May to the end of October.

For more information, visit www.durangofarmersmarket.com.


Southwest Colorado’s premier food festival, Taste of Durango, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on Main Avenue.

The event features local craft breweries, artisan cocktails and countless samples of the world-class cuisine that Durango’s restaurants offer. The delicious treats are accompanied by a fantastic selection of music, dancing and fun.

For more information, visit https://tasteofdurango.com.


Climb Crater Ridge, 8:30 a.m., East Eighth Avenue and Third Street, RSVP to Lynn Coburn at 903-4619 or harrisoncoburn@gmail.com. Hosted by Seniors Outdoors.

Three Friends Paint The Seasons Gallery Walk, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Create Art and Tea. Art by Sharon Abshagen, Maryellen Morrow and Lori Walters.

Durango Tool Library Launch and Open House, 4 p.m., 278 Sawyer Drive. Details: https://bit.ly/3vSs0KZ.

Karyn Gabaldon Arts, Spring Gallery Walk, 5-8 p.m., Karyn Gabaldon Fine Arts, 680 Main Ave. New metal prints by Karyn Gabaldon, jazz music by Jeff Solon and Jack Maynes.

Larry Carver and Jack Ellis, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave.

Book Presentation and Signing, 6 p.m., Rochester Secret Garden, 726 East Second Ave. Dr. Joanna LaPrade will introduce her new book, “Forged in Darkness.”

Terry Rickard, 6-9 p.m., Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave.

Jazz Jam, 7-9 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave. $25 per person. Hosted by iAM MUSIC.

Spaghetti Western, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.


Lost Wax Casting, 5-8 p.m., Gem and Mineral Club, 2351 Main Ave. Class fee is $175, all materials included. Contact class instructor, Charlotte Lenssen, at 799-8950 or charlotte_lenssen@yahoo.com. $50 deposit required to register.


Durango Farmers Market Opening Day, 8 a.m., TBK Bank parking lot, 259 W. Ninth St.

ArtRoom Collection Spring Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave.

Meet the Trucks Funfair and Fundraiser, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Community Tree House, 658 S. East St., Bayfield, www.thecommunitytreehouse.com.

Matthew Marcus McDaniel, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

SkillsUSA Durango Year End Banquet and Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4031, 1550 Main Ave. $10, all proceeds go to Durango High School SkillsUSA Chapter.

The Backyard Revival, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.


First Responders Appreciation Breakfast and Recruiting Event, 9-11 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4031, 1550 Main Ave. RSVP to Melinda at (805) 216-7899.

Taste of Durango, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Main Avenue. https://tasteofdurango.com.

Bayfield High School Graduation, noon, Wolverine Country Stadium.

Grant Livingston, 1-4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.

High Altitude Blues, 5 p.m., Weminuche Woodfire Grill, 18044 Colorado Road 501.