Ongoing | November | December | January
February | March | April | May

ONGOING

GALLERY SHOW
Through Dec. 23 | Durango Arts Center
A 3D Production, local artist Jay Dougan’snew works using digital and handmade techniques.

THE POLAR EXPRESS
Through Jan. 3 | D&SNG
Award-winning book comes to life on a magical journey to the North Pole, where pajama-clad children get to meet Santa, while enjoying caroling, hot chocolate and Christmas treats.

ANIMAS MUSEUM
Through April 30 | Durango
La Plata County Historical Society museum. Exhibits of local history, Indian cultures and the West, open Tuesday-Saturday.

CASCADE CANYON WINTER TRAIN
Through May 5 | D&SNG
Train winds its way through breathtaking beauty on a 52-mile round trip wilderness journey.

DISCOVERY KIDS ZONE
Year-round | Durango
The Powerhouse Science Center, Durango's museum for children, is open Wednesday-Monday with hands-on exhibits, workshops and educational events.

ANASAZI HERITAGE CENTER
Year-round | Dolores
Museum of the ancestral Puebloan (or Anasazi) culture and other native cultures in the Four Corners region. Permanent exhibits, special exhibits and events, research library and collection of over three million artifacts.


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November

OPENING DAY
Nov. 19 | Purgatory Resort
Kickoff of the 51st season.

TURKEY TROT
Nov. 24 | Fort Lewis College
A 5-mile race and 1-mile fun run for the kids on scenic course around Fort Lewis College with proceeds to local charities. 

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
Nov. 24 | Fairgrounds Durango
A free holiday dinner.

OPENING DAYS
Nov. 24 | Telluride and Wolf Creek Ski Resorts

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
Nov. 24 | Aztec, N.M.
Free holiday dinner at the community center.

SINGING WITH SANTA AND TREE LIGHTING
Nov. 25 | Downtown Durango
Town tree lighting, Christmas carols and hot chocolate at Buckley Park.

GALLERY SHOW
Nov. 25-Dec. 23 | Durango Arts Center
Winter Solstice Artisans’ Market, fine arts and crafts, gift items by local and regional artists.

WONDROUS WINTER
Nov. 25-Feb. 28 | Downtown Durango
Merchants celebrate the official start of the holidays the day after Thanksgiving and continue throughout the season with gift certificates, prize giveaways and dazzling decorated window displays; a promotion of the many events and activities taking place in and around downtown Durango.

LIGHT UP OURAY
Nov. 26 | Ouray
Winter kickoff includes community tree lighting, caroling, hot drinks and winter treats.

HOLIDAY ART WALK AND SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Nov. 26 | Farmington, N.M.
Holiday lights, art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations.

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN
Nov. 26-27; Dec. 3-4, 10-11 | D&SNG
Steam-train ride to the Cascade Wye to cut a holiday tree in the national forest; a box car brings trees back to the depot.

LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS
Nov. 28, 30 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.

FESTIVAL OF TREES
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 | Farmington, N.M.
An indoor forest of artfully decorated Christmas trees; special events include the Teddy Bear Storytime, Tea with the Trees, Storytelling and Family Night.


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December

FIRST THURSDAYS ART WALK
Dec. 1 | Downtown Durango
Exhibits in downtown galleries.

NOEL NIGHT
Dec. 2 | Downtown Durango
Downtown merchants’ holiday festival with food, entertainment and giveaways.

RUDOLPH RUN
Dec. 2 | Mancos
With holiday tree lighting, Santa visits and movie.

RIVERGLO
Dec. 2 | Farmington, N.M.
Luminarias light the river and evening sky.

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Dec. 2-3 | Animas Museum
Friday evening preview by candlelight in the Joy Cabin followed by Saturday sale of local artists’ handcrafted items perfect for holiday giving.

HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Dec. 2-4 | Fairgrounds Durango
Durango tradition in its 42nd year offers the sights, sounds and smells of the season.

OLDE-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
Dec. 2-4 | Mancos
Chuckwagon cookout, carriage rides, annual tree lighting and array of locally decorated trees, Santa and more.

FESTIVAL OF TREES
Dec. 2-4, 9-11 | D&SNG Museum
Beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, silent auction for Community Connections.

GALLERY SHOW
Dec. 2-31 | Sorrel Sky Gallery
Little Windows with a Big View, sixth annual small works show of fine-art artists.

Native American Winter Arts Market
Dec. 3 | Durango High School
Fundraiser for Durango Title VII Education program with artists, musicians, speakers, food.

PARADE OF LIGHTS
Dec. 3 | Cortez
Four Corners 27th annual realtors parade down Main Street.

YULE NIGHT AND CHRISTMAS PARADE
Dec. 3 | Ouray
Main street shopping during the day, chili supper, parade and visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus.

SAN JUAN COLLEGE LUMINARIAS
Dec. 3 | Farmington, N.M.
Display illuminates the campus.

GUN AND KNIFE SHOW
Dec. 3-4 | Aztec, N.M.

A TRADITIONAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS
Dec. 4 | Community Concert Hall
Durango Choral Society’s annual holiday extravaganza is a special celebration of hometown. All four DCS choirs  and a jazz combo perform a variety of music to get the holiday season off to a great start. Special visit from Santa Claus. 

College Days
Dec. 4 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially prices lift tickets for students.

MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET
Dec. 4 | Farmington, N.M.
Seasonal celebration with tree lighting, ice skating, caroling, Santa and more.

LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS
Dec. 7 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.

EVENING OF LIGHTS
Dec. 8 | Aztec, N.M.
Lanterns illuminate the Aztec Ruins with a soft glow.  Telescopes, kids’ activities, cultural demonstrations, cookies and hot cocoa.

CEREMONY OF CAROLS
Dec. 9 | Durango
Durango Women’s Choir and guest harpist Anne Eisfeller perform exquisite works of Benjamin Britten at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

ASTROFRIDAY
Dec. 9 | Farmington, N.M.
The Star of Bethlehem at the college planetarium with a stargaze to follow.

ELF JR, THE MUSICAL
Dec. 9-10, 16-17 | Durango Arts Center
Warm, comedic tale of Christmas performed by Applause children’s performing-arts program.

GALLERY SHOW
Dec. 9-11 | Studio &
Bizarre Bazaar marketplace of art for gifting by local artists.

THE NUTCRACKER
Dec. 9-11 | Community Concert Hall
The highly acclaimed State Street Ballet from Santa Barbara, California, brings its touring production of the traditional Tchaikovsky classic to Durango.

HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET
Dec. 10 | Fairgrounds Durango
A variety of locally grown or produced items.

WINE, CHOCOLATE AND CHEESE FESTIVAL
Dec. 10 | Ouray
Live music, food and cheese vendors, wine distillery tasting.

FUN RACES
Dec. 10 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Modified and giant slalom with a dual format course. Skiers of all ages and abilities welcome with gold, silver and bronze medals to fastest times.

AZTEC SPARKLES CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Dec. 10 | Aztec, N.M.
Main avenue shopping, arts and crafts fair, art and music, entertainment, refreshments and Santa.

LOCALS BENEFIT DAY
Dec. 11; Jan. 8; Feb. 12; March 5 | Purgatory Resort
Reduced-price lift tickets for locals with a portion of every ticket sold to one of four great local charities.

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA TALKIN’ CHRISTMAS SHOW
Dec. 15 | Community Concert Hall
Roof-raising gospel music borrowed from old traditions that creates a new sound for the 21st century.

HOLIDAY PARTY & MERRY MUSTACHE UNVEILING
Dec. 17 | Studio &
A seasonal celebration.

BAR D WRANGLERS CHRISTMAS JUBILEE
Dec. 17 | Community Concert Hall
A warm-hearted and fun-filled show for the entire family, the Bar D Wranglers are sure to inspire audiences to remember the true meaning of the holidays.

AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Dec. 17 | Farmington, N.M.
Opportunity for volunteers to aide in scientific research by spending the day with other birders counting all the birds, common or rare, abundant or scarce, in their area wintering grounds.

GALLERY SHOW
Dec. 17-March 25 | Farmington, N.M.
Technicolor Dreaming: Psychedlic Posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the museum.

CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Dec. 18 | Henry Strater Theatre
Carols and tunes featuring Patrick Crossing Celtic Band.

SANTA SLEIGH RIDES
Dec. 18-23 | Durango
Rapp Corral’s evening rides, bonfires, gifts and hot chocolate with Santa.

GILSON SNOWBOARD DEMOS
Dec. 19-20 | Purgatory Resort
Free board demos in the base area.

WINTER SOLSTICE SUNSET
Dec. 20-21 | Aztec, N.M.
The Aztec West great house at the ruins aligns at sunset.

NAVAJO NATIVITY
Dec. 23 | Farmington, N.M.
Living nativity by the children at Four Corners Home for Children; native costumes and live animals.

SANTA CLAUS ON THE MOUNTAIN
Dec. 24 | Purgatory Resort
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by horse-drawn sleigh to give out candy canes and find out who’s been naughty or nice! On the beach in the base area. Santa visits the town Christmas tree to pass out goodies.

SANTA VISITS
Dec. 24-25 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Santa will be handing out candy canes to children of all ages.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER
Dec. 25 | Aztec, N.M.
Free holiday dinner at the community center.

SNOW SCULPTURES IN THE PLAZA
Dec. 26-29 | Purgatory Resort
Local artists bring works of art to life with snow.

NEVER SUMMER DEMO DAYS
Dec. 27-28 | Purgatory Resort
Free demo of all the latest gear.

NEW YEAR’S BASH
Dec. 30-Jan. 1 | Silverton
Rowdy ring-in of 2017 at Silverton Mountain includes guided skiing, lodging packages at newly renovated Grand Imperial Hotel.

NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
Dec. 31 | Purgatory Resort
Torchlight parade, fireworks extravaganza, New Year’s Eve Bash to ring in the new year.


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January

BRUNCH TRAIN
Jan. 1 | D&SNG
The New Year starts on board the train with a delicious hot brunch buffet, live music and scrumptious desserts while traveling through a pristine winter wonderland along the Animas River to the Cascade Canyon wye.

ASTROFRIDAY
Jan. 6 | Farmington, N.M.
Glacier Bay: Alaska from the Ground, Air and Space at the college planetarium with a stargaze to follow.

USASA SNOWBOARD SLALOM AND GIANT SLALOM RACES
Jan. 6-8 | Purgatory Resort
Three days of snowboard races on Upper Hades and the NASTAR course.

TWO HEARTS WEDDING EXPO
Jan. 7 | Fairgrounds Durango
All things of interest for wedding planning including fashion, accessories and jewelry, beauty and health, venues, photography, invitations and more.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD
Jan. 7 | Community Concert Hall
Legendary Placido Domingo performs Verdi’s Nabucco.

COLLEGE DAY
Jan. 8 | Silverton Mountain

FUN RACES
Jan. 8, 22, 29 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Modified and giant slalom with a dual format course. Skiers of all ages and abilities welcome with gold, silver and bronze medals to fastest times.

LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS
Jan. 8, 25 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.

BARES, BRONCS AND BULLS
Jan. 8-9 | Farmington, N.M.
Annual gathering of more than 200 rough-stock riders competing for prizes.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. RACE
Jan. 15 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.

UNITED WAY DAY
Jan. 18 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially priced lift tickets; proceeds donated.

OURAY ICE FESTIVAL
Jan. 19-22 | Uncompahgre Gorge
The 21st annual festival is guaranteed to be a huge success as the world's best male and female ice climbers compete on a difficult mixed route for the title of overall winner.

WELSHLY ARMS
Jan. 21 | Community Concert Hall
Band members Sam Getz, Brett Lindemann, Jimmy Weaver and Mikey Gould combine a love of blues with rhythm, soul and good ole rock and roll to create a fresh throwback sound.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD
Jan. 21 | Community Concert Hall
Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation of Romeo et Juliette.

College Days
Jan. 22 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially prices lift tickets for students.

GAY SKI WEEKEND
Jan. 26-29 | Purgatory
Inaugural weekend of great events and activities on the mountain.


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February

INTERGALACTIC SNOWDOWN
Feb. 1-5 | Durango
Colorado’s 39th annual winter celebration is a fun and frivolous party for locals that the world is invited to attend.

ASTROFRIDAY
Feb. 3 | Farmington, N.M.
Navajo Sky Legends at the college planetarium with a stargaze to follow.

SWEET SONGS, SWEET TREATS
Feb. 4 | Durango
Durango Children’s Chorale and the Durango Youth Chorus present an evening of energetic and youthful music followed by a dessert reception at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

HOT-AIR BALLOON-RALLY BRUNCH TRAIN
Feb. 4 | D&SNG
Cascade Canyon train stops in the Animas Valley on Snowdown Saturday to view colorful hot-air balloon mass ascension. Premium-class passengers are treated to a brunch buffet in the morning, special chocolate treat and complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider.

WINTERFEST
Feb. 4-5 | Pagosa Springs
Balloon rally, annual Penguin Plunge supports local nonprofits.

SUPER BOWL RACE
Feb. 5 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.

LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS
Feb. 5, 12, 22 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.

THE NILE PROJECT – WORLD, AFRICA
Feb. 7 | Community Concert Hall
One of the tightest cross-cultural collaborations in history brings together artists from the 11 Nile countries, representing more than 400 million people, to make new music that combines the rich diversity of one of the oldest places on earth.

SILVERTON SKIJORING
Feb. 8-9 | Silverton
Horses ride fast while pulling skiers over jumps on a timed obstacle course up Blair Street.

SWEETHEARTS OF THE ARTS
Feb. 9 | Durango Arts Center
Fundraiser honors dedicated individuals that advance arts, creativity and culture in the community. This year, Ed Bolster, Debra Greenblatt and Jeannie Wheeldon.

THEATRE
Feb. 10-18 | Fort Lewis College
Student-cast production of A Doll’s House on FLC Theatre stage.

ROMANCE ON THE RAILS
Feb. 11 | D&SNG
Turn-of-the-century Valentine’s celebration. Premium-class passengers treated to a brunch buffet in the morning, special chocolate treat and complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider. Ladies receive a fresh-cut rose.

RED BALL EXPRESS
Feb. 11 | Purgatory Resort
Big, red exercise balls roll down the mountain at top speed in fundraising race for the Rotary Club.

WOLF CREEK CHALLENGE
Feb. 11 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Series giant slalom race.

EARTH SCIENCE DAY
Feb. 11 | Farmington, N.M.
Experts from the Nature Center help identify rock and mineral finds; gas-and-oil well tours; education about volcanoes, fossils and careers in earth science.

GALLERY SHOW
Feb. 15 | Center of Southwest Studies
Treasures of the Southwest, opening reception of new, permanent gallery exhibit.

UNCHAIN MY HEART
Feb. 17 | Durango Arts Center
Third annual multimedia youth art exhibit and a silent auction benefits La Plata Youth Services.

USASA Snowboard and Skier Halfpipe Competition
Feb. 18-20 | Purgatory Resort
Three days of snowboard and skier halfpipe competitions in the Pitchfork Terrain Park.

SAN JUAN SYMPHONY
Feb. 19 | Community Concert Hall
Gershwin and the Roaring ‘20s, award-winning pianist Roberto Plano joins the symphony in exploring the upbeat and lively personality of America’s most iconic composer with audience favorites like Rhapsody in BlueSummertime and It Ain’t Necessarily So.

NIGHT SHOOT AND WINTER PHOTOGRAPHERS’ TRAIN
Feb. 19 | D&SNG
A chance to capture professionally lit equipment in the Durango yard at night; a ride to Cascade Canyon wilderness to disembark and photograph the train with several run-bys planned.

PRESIDENTS DAY RACE
Feb. 19 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY
Feb. 20 | Purgatory Resort
A thank you to all the teachers in the community for their commitment to our children.

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
Feb. 22 | Durango
Seasons Rotisserie & Grill’s annual evening honoring 2008 firefighter responders with proceeds The Hundred Club of Durango.

DAVE SPENCER SKI CLASSIC
Feb. 24-26 | Purgatory Resort
Adaptive Sports Association’s 19th annual fundraiser; non-competitive ski race, mountain scavenger hunt, poker run and family fun.  Prizes for best costume, most money raised and biggest wipeout.

SKI BIKE FESTIVAL
Feb. 24-26 | Purgatory Resort
Vendors show newest products, offer free demo rides. A fun new way to experience the mountain. 

TOM PAPA
Feb. 25 | Community Concert Hall
Veteran stand-up comedian.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD
Feb. 25 | Community Concert Hall
Dvořák’s Rusalka about the fairy tale of love and longing, rejection and redemption features Kristine Opolais in the role that helped launch her career.

College Days
Feb. 26 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially prices lift tickets for students.

MARDI GRAS
Feb. 28 | Purgatory Resort
New Orleans-style fun day on the mountain with beads and drink specials all day long; costumes are highly encouraged.


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March

JOHN SCOFIELD’S COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
March 1 | Community Concert Hall
Country-music lover Scofield and company perform jazz renditions of classic tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Patti Page, Shania Twain and more.

LOCAL APPRECIATION DAYS
March 1, 26, 29 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.

DURANGO FILM
March 1-5 | Downtown Durango
Southwest Colorado’s premier showcase for independent films celebrates 12 years of bringing challenging, entertaining and diverse independent films and filmmakers to local venues.

ASTROFRIDAY
March 3 | Farmington, N.M.
Journey to the Center of the Milky Way at the college planetarium with a stargaze to follow.

TELEMARK FESTIVAL
March 4 | Purgatory Resort
Designed for beginners who are new to the sport, as well as experienced skiers looking to improve their technique and share the mountain with other Telemark skiers. Specialty clinics for all skill levels.

FUN RACES
March 4, 18, 25 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Modified and giant slalom with a dual format course. Skiers of all ages and abilities welcome with gold, silver and bronze medals to fastest times.

College Days
March 4, 25 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially prices lift tickets for students.

MT. SNEFFELS TRAVERSE SKI RACE
March 5 | Ouray
Fun, one-of-a-kind, low key, wild mountain race.

GALLERY SHOW
March 6-26 | Fort Lewis College Theatre Arts Lobby
Art of Paul Folwell, display and sale of artist’s landscapes, skiers, dancers with portion of proceeds to theatre department.

PHOTO SHOW
March 6-April 16 | Farmington, N.M.
Annual exhibit at Riverside Nature Center of scenery, wildlife, events, still life, people and pets by professional and amateur photographers.

DURANGO CELTIC FESTIVAL
March 9-12 | Durango
Continuous entertainment, workshops, Irish and Scottish dancers, vendors and more.

HOMELAND
March 10-11 | Durango
Durango Choral Society, Women’s Choir and Renaissance Singers from Telluride sing of home, heart and family with a focus on the music of America at First United Methodist Church.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD
March 11 | Community Concert Hall
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines in Verdi’s La Traviata.

SPRING FLING RACE
March 11 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Ski race for all ages and abilities with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded for fastest times.

DURANGO BACH FESTIVAL
March 12-18 | Durango
Showcase of J.S. Bach music with lunch recitals, Wednesday evening Keyboard Works of Bach performance and Bach’s Birthday Bash festival finale at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

SOUP FOR THE SOUL
March 15 | Fairgrounds Durango
Hospice of Mercy's annual sampling of soups and appetizers from Durango's outstanding restaurants; silent auction benefits hospice, providing compassionate care in the community.

PRAGUE’S CIRK LA PUTYKA SLAPSTICK SONATA
March 16 | Community Concert Hall
An absurd yet poetic theater piece without text or words set to the music of Mozart, Handel, Shostakovich and others.

FURNITURE AS ART AUCTION
March 16 | Durango Arts Center
Amazing works created by some of the community’s finest artists auctioned by live auctioneer with proceeds to FLC radio station KDUR.

FOUR STATES AG EXPO
March 16-18 | Cortez
Commercial vendors, food and fun.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRAIN
March 17 | D&SNG

WORKSHOP SERIES
March 17-19 | Sorrel Sky Gallery
Landscapes, Street Scenes and the Figure in the Landscape with Sharon Abshagen, plein-air artist.

THEATRE
March 17-28 | Fort Lewis College
Student-cast production of Pirates of Penzance on FLC Theatre stage.

McDONALD’S CARDBOARD DERBY
March 18 | Purgatory Resort
Entrants build derby racers out of cardboard and duct tape only and pilot down the slopes during classic winter competition.

CARLOS NUÑEZ
March 23 | Community Concert Hall
World’s most famous player of the gaita – the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain – performs rich and vibrant, uniquely expressive Celtic traditional music.

RAGTIME AND EARLY JAZZ FESTIVAL
March 24-26 | Durango
World-renowned performers at the historic Strater Hotel for three entertaining days filled with live music, silent-film comedies, dance lessons, after hours parties and more.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD
March 25 | Community Concert Hall
Classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production  of Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece Idomeneo.

TROKER
March 30 | Community Concert Hall
Six musicians from different parts of Mexico join forces to create a world-class jazz band offering a fusion of jazz, funk, DJ scratching and traditional mariachi.

PUEBLO FEAST DAY
March 31 | Fort Lewis College
Celebration of many cultures coming together to make FLC a special place for all.

THEATRE
March 31-April 2 | Farmington, N.M.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy about sibling relationships.


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April

JAMES HILL
April 1 | Community Concert Hall
Hill is an award-winning ukulele player, songwriter, educator and virtuoso who "gives the ukulele its dignity back without ever taking himself too seriously."

CROW CANYON ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER
April 1 | Cortez
Opens to drop-in visitors for season, Mondays-Fridays. Free 1-hour walking tours Wednesdays-Fridays, full-day program with tour of excavation site Wednesdays and Thursdays.

College Days
April 1 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially prices lift tickets for students.

WORKSHOP SERIES
April 1-2 | Sorrel Sky Gallery
Pine Needle Basket Weaving with Mimi Bonkowske  uses gifts from the earth to “make beautiful, wonderful and useful things.”

WOLF CREEK CHALLENGE
April 1-2 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Series Super G race.

POND SKIMMING
April 2 | Purgatory Resort
As the weather warms and the season winds down, there’s no better way to celebrate than by skiing across the pond in classic springtime event.

BREWSKI
April 2 | Silverton
A full day of skiing at Silverton Mountain and an afternoon of beer tasting with Colorado’s finest microbreweries including Steamworks, Carver, Ska, Avalanche and Elevation.

LOCAL APPRECIATION DAY AND CLOSING DAY
April 2 | Wolf Creek Ski Area
Specially priced lift tickets, open to all guests.

ASTROFRIDAY
April 7 | Farmington, N.M.
Sunstruck at the college planetarium with a stargaze to follow.

WORKSHOP SERIES
April 7-9 | Sorrel Sky Gallery
Building Confidence in Painting Landscapes with Stephen Day teaches color mixing, brush work, drawing, edges and values.

SISTERS' MEETING IN THE MOUNTAINS
April 8-9 | Silverton Mountain
Women from outdoor- and snow-sports industries rendezvous for phenomenal expert-only skiing, networking, inspiration and education.

SAN JUAN SYMPHONY
April 9 | Community Concert Hall
Full Throttle with Frautschi, two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Frautschi makes her San Juan Symphony debut in Tchaikovsky’s monumental Violin Concerto.

THE HILLBENDERS
April 13 | Community Concert Hall
Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry is a full-length tribute to classic rock opera by The Who.

HOZHONI DAYS POWWOW
April 14-15 | Fort Lewis College
Annual spring gathering of participants and spectators is a sight to behold.

EASTER BEAGLE EXPRESS
April 15 | D&SNG

BENEFIT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION
April 15 | Farmington, N.M.
Proceeds to support the programs, exhibits and collections at the Farmington Museum.

BLUEGRASS MELTDOWN
April 21-23 | Downtown Durango
Dedicated to the preservation of bluegrass as an American art form, the three-day festival at venues around town features a super jam, old-time barn dance, music workshops and more.

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD
April 22 | Community Concert Hall
Eugene Onegin is Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel.

MOMIX OPUS CACTUS
April 25 | Community Concert Hall
MOMIS brings to life a dynamic journey into the hidden landscape of the American Southwest with a sense of danger, sensuality and humor.

WORKSHOP SERIES
April 28-30 | Sorrel Sky Gallery
Elements of Landscape Painting with Peggy Immel uses field studies, photographs and sketches to develop studio landscape paintings.

HOME AND RANCH SHOW
April 29-30 | Fairgrounds Durango
A display of everything for every home.

SING YOUR WAY HOME
April 30 | Durango
Durango Children’s Chorale and Durango Youth Chorus perform selections from their upcoming trip to New York City’s Carnegie Hall along with some favorite songs.


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May

ANIMAS MUSEUM
May 1 | Durango
Open Monday-Saturday for the summer season.

RICHTER UZER DUO
May 2 | Community Concert Hall
Guitarist Brad Richter and cellist Viktor Uzur pair exquisite originals with blazing improvisations and iconic works by composers Bartok, Gershwin, Rimsky-Korsakov and Saint-Saens.

DURANGO WINE EXPERIENCE
May 4-6 | Downtown Durango
Downtown “walk about" with fine wine tastes, seminars, tented grand tasting features top local chefs and wines from around the world.

HARMONY OF HEAVENS
May 5 | Durango
Four choirs, including the Durango Chamber Singers and Durango Youth Chorus, offer selections drawn from more than 400 years of historically significant sacred music at St. Columba Catholic Church.

ASTROFRIDAY
May 5 | Farmington, N.M.
The Southern Sky at the college planetarium with a stargaze to follow.

SUMMER TRAIN
May 6 | D&SNG
Daily roundtrips to Silverton begin.

CHATHAM COUNTY LINE WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE BADLY BENT
May 10 | Community Concert Hall
Traditional American-roots music and timeless bluegrass instrumentation brought to insightful, poetic original songs.

SPRING GALLERY WALK
May 12 | Durango
A casual evening of featured artists and special exhibits at Durango’s finest galleries.

TWELVE HOURS OF MESA VERDE
May 13 | Cortez
Eleventh annual team mountain-bike endurance race.

CHIMNEY ROCK
May 15 | Pagosa Springs

Summer tours begin.PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS

May 17 | Center of Southwest Studies
In honor of National Historic Preservation Month, instruction in how to care for treasures.

FASHION FUSION DECONSTRUCTED
May 18 | Durango Arts Center
Fast-paced runway show of clothing made from unconventional, raw materials such as newspaper, wire, metal, wood, flower petals and more, a fundraiser for the DAC.

CHORAL SOCIETY CABARET
May 20 | Durango Arts Center
Great music, elegant cuisine and good company at this premier fundraiser. Talented singers perform favorites from Broadway to Opera while hors d'oeuvres buffet and drinks are served.

KSUT MEMBER PARTY AND SILENT AUCTION
May 20 | Durango
Ska Brewing hosts 24th annual fundraiser for KSUT radio. Hundreds of auction items including music, outdoor gear and local packages.

TASTE OF DURANGO
May 21 | Downtown Durango
Food "tastes" from local restaurants, cooking demos and live music.


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