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Durango Events Calendar: Things to do in Durango and Bayfield

Miss Margie’s Festivals will host a summer arts and crafts show at Buckley Park this weekend. (File photo) Pictured: Mark Wardell of WW Woods and Things of Durango.
Highlight of the Week

The Summer Arts & Crafts Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Buckley Park.

Local artists will be on-site with handmade and homemade arts, crafts and foods. Choose from a variety of locally-made jewelry, woodwork items, kitchen and home decor, clothing, candles, puppets, sun catchers and more.

For more information, email missmargiesfestivals@gmail.com.

Local Events, Aug. 4-18
Friday, Aug. 6

Durango Botanic Gardens’ annual bulb sale, online. Order online through Aug. 17. Pick up in October. Membership not required to order. Details and ordering: www.durangobotanicgardens.org or 880-4841.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Women of Colorado’s Paddleboarding Meet Up with ambassador Ryan, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lake Nighthorse. $13 if bringing a board, $49 if renting a board. Lake Nighthorse entry fee not included. Drink and snacks included. Tickets: bit.ly/37lsIVm.

Summer Arts & Crafts Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Buckley Park. Local artists with hand/homemade arts, crafts and foods, including jewelry, woodwork, kitchen and home decor, clothing, candles, puppets, sun catchers and more. Details: missmargiesfestivals@gmail.com.

Book talk and signing with historian and author John Steinle, 1 p.m., outdoors on the Animas Museum grounds, 3065 West Second Ave. Steinle is the author of “Colorado and the Silver Crash," and will speak on the 1893 Silver Panic that left its mark on the history of La Plata County. Details: www.animasmuseum.org or 259-2402.

Grant Livingston live music, 7-10 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave. Free. Details: www.11thstreetstation.com and www.grantlivmusic.com.

Sunday, Aug. 8

Artikal Sound System & Sensi Trails Reggae Night, 8 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $18-$20. Reggae Night with bands from Florida and California. Tickets: www.animascitytheatre.com, 946-2281 or durangomassive@hotmail.com.

Scale Adventures by Durango Hobby, 10 a.m., 315 Chelsey Lane. $10 entry fee, free to attend. Details: www.facebook.com/events/382656493480378.

Durango Art Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,1101 Main Ave. Free. An outdoor market to buy and admire handmade goods and visual art. Details: www.durangocreativedistrict.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 10

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance membership meeting, 8 a.m., FLC Innovation Center Main Mall. Coffee at 7:30 a.m. Zoom link: bit.ly/37rXonE.

Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 11-15

La Plata County Fair, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Various prices. Rodeo, displays, exhibits, junior livestock auction, demolition derby, food and a concert by country music star Michael Martin Murphey on Friday night. Details: 247-8477 or www.durango.org/events/annual-events/summer/la-plata-county-fair.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Theology on Tap, social half hour 5:30 p.m., talk 6 p.m., Million Dollar Highway Saloon, 760 S Camino del Rio. Free. Talk by pastor and author Kevin Butcher. Food and drinks available for purchase. Topic: The healing power of love. Details: www.stcolumbacatholic.org/faith-formation#TheologyonTap

Living Skills in the Schools virtual talk for parents of home-schooler about teen vaping, 5.30-6.30 p.m. Free with optional donation. Chris Pasquale will discuss the most recent data on teen vaping use, prevalence, risk factors and prevention strategies for reducing youth e-cigarette use. Details: https://events.idonate.com/livingskillsintheschoolsparentvapingeducation.

Friday, Aug. 13

Friends of the Durango Public Library sidewalk book sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. North patio of Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. $1 per pound. Genres: home, hobbies, social sciences and fiction Q-Z. Proceeds benefit Durango Public Library. Details: www.durangogov.org/1148/Main-Library.

Library Music Series final performance, 5:30 p.m., Ignacio Community Library, 470 Goddard Ave. The final concert of the summer music series at Ignacio Library with food trucks, live music and more. Details: www.ignaciolibrary.org.

Citywide Worship Night, 6:30 p.m., Rotary Park. Join Durango churches for a time of worship and connection with the community. Details: www.summitdurango.org/citywide-worship-night.

Outdoor movie: “WALL-E,” sunset, Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Parkway. Free. Bring a chair or blanket. Details: 884-2222.

Michael Martin Murphey concert, 8-10 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. $25-$45. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Details and tickets: 247-8477 or www.tix.com/ticket-sales/durangoconcerts/260/event/1227424.

Saturday, Aug. 14

La Plata County Fair Demolition Derby, noon, La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. $15. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tickets: Handlebar Motorsports, Fender Menders, Durango Muffler and Walker’s Do It Best Hardware in Ignacio.

Durango/La Plata County Senior Center Steppers “Fun-Raiser” dance and mixer, 1-3 p.m., Senior Center, 2424 Main Ave. $10. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s disease research and programs. Staff members will lead line dances and dance lessons. Bring a dish to share and a personal water bottle. Details: Connie Kintner at 382-6444 or connie.kintner@co.laplata.co.us.

Sunday, Aug. 15

Durango Art Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,1101 Main Ave. Free. An outdoor market to buy and admire handmade goods and visual art. Details: www.durangocreativedistrict.org.

Party At The Powerhouse, 4-7 p.m., The Powerhouse Science Center & Maker Lab, 1333 Camino del Rio. $25 general admission, children 12 and younger free. Live music for dancing and karaoke by Drama Club. Proceeds benefit Housing Solutions. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/party-at-the-powerhouse-tickets-164382555649 and Facebook.

Thursday, Aug. 19

Helping small businesses understand ADA compliance and service animals presentation, noon-1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m., Durango Public Library program room 1, 1900 E. Third Ave. Free. Lunch/dinner will be provided. Virtual attendance is also available at us02web.zoom.us/j/89586853432 (noon) and at us02web.zoom.us/j/83833375122 (6 p.m.). For accessibility or accommodation needs, email evoisine@disabilitylawco.org by Aug. 13.

Sports Events, July 28-Aug. 7
Thursday, Aug. 5

Prana Vinyasa Yoga Deep Dive, 5:30 p.m., The Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave. $20 drop-in. Details: www.yogadurango.com.

Friday, Aug. 6

Morning Yoga, 9 a.m., James Ranch Road. Tickets: www.yogadurango.com/schedule.

Yoga y el Rezo, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., FLC El Centro de Muchos Colores Hispanic Resource Center, 1000 Rim Drive. Free. Details: www.facebook.com/events/747890392573696.

Saturday, Aug. 14

Ignacio High School Volleyball Scrimmage vs. Pagosa, 10 a.m., Pagosa High School.

Friday, Sept. 24

Durango High School football vs. Piedra Vista High School, 7 p.m., Durango High School.

  • For more information and to confirm event information, visit each event page online or call the organizer.
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