The Weekender // April 19th - 21st
This weekend is all about Passover Seders and Easter Feasts, loving our planet, and the Easter Bunny. Check out the local events this weekend to experience live music, meet the Easter Bunny himself aboard the train, and participate in the Earth Day Festival and parade.
Now that spring is in full swing, live music is back in the Durango area. Take your pick (or make your rounds) of some local musicians performing around the area. Greg Ryder will be performing at the Diamond Belle Saloon starting at 5:30pm. The Office Spiritorium will be hosting Bob Maccarni starting at 7pm, alongside spirits. For a “boot scoot’n heck of a time”, head to the Billy Goat Saloon in Bayfield to watch Wild Country take the stage at 7pm.
Hoppin’ For Easter
Hops & Hops
Best For: Families looking for a special way to meet the Easter Bunny, and parents in search of hoppy drinks.
Sunday is Easter, and the kids are (un)patiently waiting for the Easter Bunny. Bring the family out to meet the bunny on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train ride to Cascade Canyon! The Hops & Hops event features two fun Easter crafts for kids to make on the train as they receive their very own basket. After arriving at Cascade Canyon, the Easter Bunny will be available for photo ops as well as an Easter egg hunt. Parents, don’t worry, there’s a hoppy surprise for you, too. The concession car will be featuring especially hoppy brews like the Modus Hoperandi and the Moral Panic Brute IPA both from Ska Brewing.
“Loving My Planet a Whole Awful Lot!”
Durango’s Earth Day Festival
Best for: Those looking to celebrate our planet.
Durango’s annual Earth Day Celebration is back - and this time, it’s on Easter! Durango Nature Studies has teamed up with several environmentally friendly organizations and the City of Durango to host this festival. From 12-4pm, come out to celebrate our planet under the Dr. Seuss theme of: “Loving My Planet a Whole Awful Lot!” At 12pm, the Animas River Trail clean up, thoughtfully named the “litter hunt,” will kick off the whole event. Then, the Pete Guiliani band will start the festival with live music at 1pm. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon listening to inspiring speakers, enjoying local refreshments, and talking to environmental organizations about how to get involved in loving the Earth. Four Corners River Sports is beginning the kayaking season with racing that start at 3:30pm! After the kickoff, join the Earth Day parade that goes from Rotary Park to the library.
For more local events, check out one of our calendars: