The Weekender // April 12th - 14th
The snow has nearly all melted, and with it, our winter blues. It’s time to welcome spring, and what better way than with bluegrass, Easter egg hunts, and a way to please your green thumb! Make sure to check out the events going in the local area this weekend. For a full event list, check our event calendar.
Best For: Those looking for a musical way to melt the snow away.
If you’re in town this weekend, it’ll be nearly impossible to not hear the beauty of bluegrass. This weekend is the 25th Annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown. With a lineup including Junior Sisk and Friends, The Larry Keel Experience, Songs from the Road Band, and so many more groups from around the country, you’ll want to make sure to drop by at least one event. The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown will be featured in local venues like the historic Henry Strater Theater, Durango Arts Center, Wildhorse Saloon, and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Grange Building. And if you’re looking to have a jam session with other musicians, this is the weekend to make it happen. Click here for the mainstage schedule, and make sure to get your tickets fast!
Easter on the Mountain
Best For: Anyone who’d like to search for eggs while skiing.
Purgatory Ski Resort hosts its own unique way of celebrating Easter. With two Easter Egg Hunts, complimentary beverages from Durango Joes, and ski-thru chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company, this Saturday is bound to be a great kick-off to Easter weekend. The little kids easter egg hunt begins at 10:30am at the tubing hill. Purgatory has started a new On-Mountain Easter Egg Hunt for those who don’t want to ski to their hunt location. This hunt starts at 12pm at Animas City. The park will be closed and waiting for you to find all of the eggs - head up on Lift 1 at 11:45am to make it on time!
Local Plant Education
Best For: All of the green thumbs out there itching for planting season.
Join Native Roots Garden Center for a free class to learn all about Native Plants in our Four Corners area! This is one of several popular spring classes offered by Native Roots. In this class, participants will learn about gardening topics that relate directly the unique environment for the Four Corners area. The class begins at noon - call 970-259-5111 to make a reservation for an afternoon surrounded by native plants!
For more local events, check out one of our calendars: