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Sunday, Jul 04, 9:00 AM - Sunday, Sep 05, 5:30 PM

Durango Creative District presents an outdoor Art Market to take place on Sundays at the 11th Street Station starting July 4th. This event will be reoccurring every Sunday until September 5th, 2021. The Art Market will provide a space for creative entrepreneurs to sell and display their work. Types of art to expect at the Art Market include: visual art, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, hand-crafted goods, and more. Vendors will be regularly rotated each week to keep the market fresh and interesting. Currently looking for artists to apply for a booth at the market. If interested in becoming a vendor please apply for a booth through the Durango Creative District website: https://durangocreativedistrict.org/market/ For more information please contact the Art Market Coordinator Alyssia Alex at alyssia@durangocreativedistrict.org or call 970-300-3431

Monday, Jul 26, 6:00 AM - Thursday, Aug 12, 8:00 PM

The La Plata County Road & Bridge Department will conduct annual overlay paving projects on several County Roads from Monday, July 26 through Thursday, Aug. 12. Dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions:


·         County Road 205 (Falls Creek) – Monday, July 26 through Thursday, July 29

·         County Road 301 – Monday, Aug. 2 through Thursday, Aug. 5

·         County Road 100 west of Highway 140 – Monday, Aug. 9 through Thursday, Aug. 12


Drivers should expect delays when traveling through work zones.


For more information, please contact Ted Holteen at (970) 382-6265.

Thursday, Aug 05, 6:00 PM - Sunday, Aug 08, 8:00 PM

The third annual Durango Play Fest runs August 5th throughthe 8th, with plays happening at the Durango Arts Center and in the Festival Tent at the Smiley Building. These plays include

GOLDEN GATE, THURSDAY AUGUST 5TH 7pm at the Durango Arts Center


GHOST STORY, SATURDAY AUGUST 7TH, 730pm  at the Smiley Building

THE FAMILY LINE, SUNDAY AUGUST 8TH, 11am at the Smiley Building

For a schedule and ticket information, visit www.durangoplayfest.org


benefitting the gardens at the library!
Friday, Aug 06, 9:00 AM - Tuesday, Aug 17, 8:00 PM

It’s still summer, but it’s time to think about getting your fall-planted bulbs SOON. The Durango Botanic Gardens 11th annual Bulb Sale will once again be conducted online. Over 60 types of bulbs will be available for order. The Bulb Sale preview opens on July 23 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. The online store will be open Aug. 6 – 17. Paid orders will be available for pickup Oct 15, 16, 17, and 23 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. There is a world-wide shortage of bulbs again this year, so don’t miss out! Mark your calendars to go online August 6th to www.durangobotanicgardens.org to order your bulbs. Help maintain the beautiful gardens around the Library! If you have questions, do not hesitate to call the DBG office at 970-880-4841. Thank you for your support and see you in the Gardens!

Thursday, Aug 12, 5:00 PM - Saturday, Aug 21, 8:00 PM

Theater Ensemble Arts presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. As four youths chase their passions into the forests just outside Athens, a plot to sow discord is brewing between the Fairy King Oberon and the impish pixie Puck. Throw in a well-meaning but clumsy troupe of would-be performers, and we have a night of laughs, tears, and even someone transforming into a donkey. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday August 12, 13, 14 19, 20, and 21 at 7:00 pm and a special free performance on Sunday August 15 at 7:00 pm at the Lions Wilderness Park Outdoor Amphitheater in Farmington. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. For more information, call 505-326-2839 or email teartsnm@gmail.com.

Saturday, Aug 14, 1:00 PM - Saturday, Aug 14, 3:00 PM

 The Durango-La Plata County Senior Center Steppers will host a “Fun-Raiser” Dance Mixer on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 2424 Main Ave. in Durango. The cost is $10 per person with all proceeds going to the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.


Senior Center staff will lead line dances, Foxtrot & Cha-Cha lessons and more. Attendees should bring a dish to share as well as a personal water bottle.


For additional information, please call Connie Kintner at (970) 382-6444 or email connie.kintner@co.laplata.co.us.