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Check out some great events taking place in Durango this summer!


Durango's Farmer's Market

 Durango Farmers Market opened in May and will be held every Saturday morning until the last Saturday in October! The market is located in the parking lot of TBK Bank at 259 W. 9th street, across from the City Transit Center from 8am to noon (and 9am to noon in October).

As an essential part of our local food chain, the market opened with agricultural and food vendors only. With wide rows and in the open air, we transformed into a local, accessible grocery store and put the community gathering aspects on hold. As we all gain experience with navigating our new normal, the Market is slowly expanding the types of vendors we are hosting. Local artisans and some service vendors will be attending in June and community informational booths that are so vital in our non-profit oriented community will slowly be added as well.

Current market adaptations include: limited entrance/exit points (all on the south end of our market), hand washing/sanitizing stations at each entrance/exit point, no live music, adhering to State and local face covering and distancing guidelines, no self-serve purchases (let your vendor gather your items), no sampling, requesting customers not to consume food or linger in the market area.  We have also posted all vendor contact information on our web site for ease of communication and possible pre-order and pre-pay options vendors may offer.

The market requires that all agricultural and artisan vendors grow or produce their goods themselves, and from our local region which includes the five counties of La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan Colorado, and San Juan New Mexico. This ensures that all foods are fresh and local. Our value-added and ready-to-eat vendors must use as many local ingredients as possible and be locally owned. The high value for local production ensures all dollars spent at the market support fellow community members and support the local economy. In a season where most community events and gatherings have been canceled, the market is able to still offer a local venue for our local products and producers! Please come join the market in the open air and Colorado sunshine!

Come shop for your local food in our open air, well-spaced market booths! For more information visit their website at http://durangofarmersmarket.com/

CONCERT HALL @ THE PARK - from your own backyard!

Alpine Bank and The Community Concert Hall @ Fort Lewis College have teamed up once again to bring you CONCERT HALL @ THE PARK - from your own backyard!

Fire up the grill, pull out your favorite yard games, and grab your favorite streaming device!

Go to durangoconcerts.com every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to watch live music!

• June 18 - Soul/funk/R&B with Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
• June 25 - Southern country with singer/songwriter John King
• July 2 - "The Blues Review" a Southwest Civic Winds ensemble performing from the Concert Hall stage
• July 9 - Syrian roots with Chicago soul with Bassel & The Supernaturals
• July 16 - Folk, county and blues with Alice Wallace
• July 23 - Durango's Jazz musicians, the Southwest Civic Jazz Orchestra from the Concert Hall Stage
• July 30 - To Be Announced

Community Concerts in the Secret Garden (Virtual Event)

The Community Foundation’s annual Community Concerts in the Secret Garden has been REIMAGINED. Listen on air on KSUT and KDUR July 1, 8, 15, 7PM,  to hear some amazing local music and support 10 nonprofit organizations in La Plata County’s arts & culture sector. Create your own secret garden with your “quaranteam” and enjoy the radio shows, highlighting the selected nonprofit grantees. Donations can be made online at swcommunityfoundation.org. All proceeds will be split evenly between these organizations:  Be Frank, Dancing Spirit, Durango Arts Center, Durango Film Festival, Durango Playfest, KDUR, KSUT, Music in the Mountains, Pine River Arts and Stillwater Music.

Learn More and support the concerts with your donation: https://community-foundation-serving-southwest-colorado.networkforgood.com/projects/101681

Men Who Grill…AT HOME

June is here and summer is in full swing, and what screams summer more than barbequing.  I'd like to invite you to be a part of the FIRST VIRTUAL GRILLING EVENT OF THE SUMMER! 

This year’s “Men Who Grill” event is on and it‘s gonna be…“Men who Grill” at home.If you have ever wanted to participate but have been a little reluctant this is the year to join.  It will be as easy as Barbequing in your own backyard for 6-8 of your “closet friends” highlighting your favorite summer dish.

Competition is taking place Saturday, July 11th at home or place of business.  There will be traveling judges and an opportunity to raise money by asking for donations/pledges. 

On Saturday, July 18th, the event will be a Live Virtual Event on Facebook where spectators can see what went on during the competition and announcing the winners for each category!  There will be a live DJ, guest appearances and a whole lot of fun.

Be a part of helping the Women’s Resource Center continue to serve girls and woman in La Plata County during the hardship of Covid-19.  The WRC has increased the number of clients they serve in La Plata County by 25% since March.  And they receive 70% of its funding through member donations, fundraising and corporate sponsorships.  Through your participation and networkin, you’re sending a message of support to the women in our region, inspiring them to change their lives for the better, and allowing them the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

More information at:  http://wrcdurango.org/events/men-who-grill/


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