The Weekender // February 21st - 23rd
Happy weekend Durangatangs! It’s been a tease outside and it feels like it might be spring, but don’t be fooled. We still live in Colorado and winter-like conditions look to return Saturday evening into Sunday. As for now, take advantage of getting outside this weekend while it’s nice, but keep an eye on the weather if you're headed to the Ice Fishing Tournament at Vallecito Lake or the Ski Bike Festival at Purg. As always, Durango pumps out a plethora of events for all of us to enjoy over the weekends and we think that these top three favorites will keep you busy with endless adventuring fun for the whole weekend! Check it out.
It’s Finally Friday!
It’s finally Friday and what better way to celebrate as well as mentally prepare for St. Patty’s Day than to try out a bunch of whiskey? After all, practice makes perfect and once that holiday comes around, you may need all the help, and luck, you can get! The Irish Embassy Pub is hosting a Whiskey Tasting event for all who are feeling decadent. Indulge yourself in the six different types of top shelf, smooth whiskey. Maybe you will find a new love for a different brand of whiskey! Or maybe you will wonder to yourself why you are even there because your friends made you come, but you don’t even like whiskey (bet you’ll like at least ONE of the six selected types). Even if you were peer-pressured into going, it is sure to be a time you don’t want to miss!
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Off to the Red Mountain Mining District We Go!
Saturday, 9am - 10am
Are you a daring explorer? Love all things snowshoeing? Interested in the Red Mountain Mining District and the strenuous process of mining in the watershed? Head on up to Red Mountain to join the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and the Ouray County Historical Society for a fun filled adventure discovering the wonders of Red Mountain and the mining district. Meet at the Ouray Community Center as the starting location. Warm drinks and cookies will be provided for your indulgence. It’s $30 to join this guided trip up the mountain! Get your tickets here.
Want to go snowshoeing this weekend, but not sure the guided trip is your thing? Check out this article on the best places to snowshoe around Durango!
Try Hockey for FREE
Saturday, 9am - 10am
Durango Area Youth Hockey Association Free Hockey @ Chapman Hill
Want to get your kids involved in a sport to keep them preoccupied in the winter? Are you a die-hard Colorado Avalanche fan and want your kid to be the next Nathan MacKinnon? They can go out on the ice at Chapman Hill and try out their skills on skates for FREE. This Saturday, the 22nd of February, the Durango Area Youth Hockey Association is hosting a free hockey skate for kids ages 4 thru 9 years old. Limited equipment is available so be sure to get there early!
Looking for more events that are happening over the weekend? Check these out!