The Weekender // September 21st - 23rd
“The weekend” - your ears start to perk up when you hear those words on Wednesday. Even earlier on Monday you’re already thinking: what am I gonna do this weekend? We’ve got you covered for an amazing local weekend that’ll leave you ready for the next one as soon as it’s over. Tours of the Durango area’s greatest show homes, historical haunted history, and late-night music - you’re bound to be busy this weekend.
Local Food, Crafted Beverages, and Spectacular Homes
15th Annual Parade of Homes at select show homes in the Greater Durango area
If you’ve ever had the desire to tour some of the Durango area’s greatest homes from craft builders, the Parade of Homes gives you this exact opportunity. While you’re meeting the builders and meandering through the select show homes, local restaurants and breweries provide food and beverages to eat and sip on throughout the night. Featured restaurants and breweries include Bottom Shelf Brewery, The Soup Palette, Durango Craft Spirits, Chef Safari’s Catering, Kennebec Cafe, The Ore House, Four Leaves Winery, Eolus Bar & Dining, and Brew Pub & Kitchen. This is your “passport to a weekend of adventure and supreme craftsmanship” - make sure to check out all of the locations for the parade, grab a ticket online, or stop by the Bank of Colorado or Bank of the San Juans to grab a ticket as well. Do yourself a favor by grabbing someone to gaze and graze with! The Parade of Homes can also be a romantic weekend, for both long-time lovers and blind dates; read all about how to get cozy at this year’s Parade of Homes.
Ghost Crawl & Haunted Trains
Ghost Crawl: Haunted Museum Train Experience at Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
After 137 years of business, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has history that’s both alive and dead. Museum curator Jeff Ellingson will guide a walking tour that explores the most haunted locations of the railroad. Including the roundhouse, the warehouse, the box cars, and the museum itself, each place has haunting history that’ll leave you with goosebumps. Beware: wherever you go, you won’t be alone. 137 years gives plenty of time for Durango’s ghosts to haunt and lurk! Get some tickets and head on over from 9-10pm this Saturday for some historical spook.
Music, beer, food, and more music. From 5-11:30pm this Saturday the iAM Music Fest at 11th Street Station will be showcasing regional performers like House of Stairs, Street Blues, and Make Beats. Late night jazz comes on at 10:30pm to end the night. With the purchase of one ticket you get a giveaway ticket for special prizes, two pints of Colorado beer, and a night of solid jamming. For artists and by artists, iAM MUSIC is a non-profit which “cultivates creativity, community, and empowerment through music.” What better way to spend your weekend than with local beer and local music, and supporting local artists?
For more events going on this weekend, or the rest of the month, check out one of these calendars: