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La Plata County’s 2015 Real Estate statistics have been released! Strong growth in Bayfield in town and Durango in town property values, while there was a large slowdown for Durango Mountain Homes (Purgatory Ski Resort). Durango Condos and Town-homes are in high demand and their value is increasing considerably (6.5%) from 2014. Land sales had a massive growth in volume from 2014 in 2015 showing more construction is on the way. Overall, there is positive movement in home values and amount of properties sold. While Bayfield’s market has yet to recover from the market downturn of 2009 it is well on it’s way towards normality in pricing. Now would be a great time to invest in Bayfield’s Real Estate Market!

La Plata County 2015 Real Estate Statistics

La Plata 2015 Real Estate Snapshot

 

Now is a great time to make your move in the Real Estate market. Whether you are a first time home buyer or looking to get a change of scenery from your current home, give me a call @ (970) 335-8225 or visit my Real Estate website: www.TheGallantNetwork.com

This is the final day of Durango Colorado’s 2016 Snowdown, Back to the 80’s!


Sunday Snowdown Schedule

Final Day of Snowdown 2016

 

7 AM – 12 PM

LA PLATA COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE BREAKFAST

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main Ave

Need to refuel after all your 80s fun and games? Come enjoy some groovy pancakes! And hey man, you can so bogart this feast of pancakes, including ham, coffee and juice! It’s all you can eat. so you should totally go there! This is a fundraiser where you can pac man while supporting SNOWDOWN and La Plata County Search & Rescue. Tickets can be purchased from members of the La Plata County Search & Rescue and will also be available at the event. Come to our breakfast and we’ll come to your rescue!

Event Cost: $8 for Adults, $4 Kids 6-12, and FREE for ages 5 and under

 

8 AM

SHOWDOWN BALLOON RALLY

Red Rock Ranch – 8 miles North of Durango next to Animas Valley Elementary School

(See SATURDAY 8 AM for details)

 

9 AM

3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Durango Rec Center – 2700 Main Ave

(See SATURDAY 9 AM for details)

 

10 AM – 4PM

POWERHOUSE GAMES FOR KIDS

Powerhouse Science Center – 1333 Camino del Rio

Want to know what’s crackalackin? Come join us at The Powerhouse, open all day for FREE! Get your game on with these fun events! Who can solve a Rubiks Cube the fastest? Who can stack Oreos the highest? Can you build a tower in 4 minutes? If you’re between the ages of oh, say, 1 and 16 years old, motor on over to awesomeness!

Event Cost:  FREE

Prizes: PRIZES! PRIZES!

 

11 AM

SHOWDOWN 8-BALL TOURNAMENT

Pongas – 121 W 8th St

Now in its 20th year! Don’t get snookered! Double-elimination, up to 64 players. Doors open at Players will receive SKA commemorative t-shirts. Cash Prizes!

Must be 21+

Event Cost: $15 per player

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd  

 

11 AM – 6 PM

FASTEST TEXTER IN DURANGO

AT&T Store — 1185 S Camino del Rio

(See ALL WEEK 10 AM for details)

 

12:30 PM TEXAS HOLD-EM POKER TOURNAMENT

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main Ave

Gamblers and card sharks alike welcome to play No limit Texas Hold-em tournament to decide the best poker player in Durango! Limited to 40 participants.

Must be 21+

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, $50 Bar Tab, 2nd, $25 Bar Tab, 3rd, FREE Drink

 

2 PM

HOTTEST DOG/ COOLEST CAT PHOTO CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY

Durango Dawg House – 600 Main Ave

Votes have been tallied and now it’s time to announce the winners of this cool contest! (See ALL WEEK 11 AM for details)

That’s the end of Snowdown 2016 Back to the 80s!

Back to the 80s

Snowdown is still going strong in Durango!

The biggest day in Snowdown is Saturday. all day long Durango is jam packed with fun and exciting things to do for people of all ages! Take a look at what’s happening below.

 

8 AM

Snowdown BALLOON RALLY & MASS ASCENSION

HWY 550 N, N. side of Hermosa Meadows Rd (Park at Animas Valley Elem. School)

Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon! This spectacular event features a totally tight display of rad hot air balloons ascending in the early morning frost. I kid you not, you will see 25 balloons climb skyward and float down the Animas Valley. The Saturday Mass Ascension will be held adjacent to the railroad tracks on HWY 550 N. What a way to wake up! You and your posse can volunteer for chase crews by calling the event coordinators. Special thanks to the ace Durango Amateur Radio Club for balloon safety communications and to the totally tubular Selph’s Propane for the fuel, without which the balloons could not fly. See also Sunday 8 AM.

Event Cost: Pilot $75, Sponsor $195

Eligibility: Pilots by invitation; Sponsors: first 25 applicants

Prizes: 1stt, 2nd, 3rd, each category

 

9 AM – 5PM

Snowdown 3-0N-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Durango Community Recreation Center –  2700 Main Ave

Grab your BFFs and join the Snowdown celebration by playing 3-on-3 basketball at the Durango Community Rec Center. This tournament is for kids in grades 3rd through 12th. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games and each participant will receive a FREE event T-shirt. All officials are volunteers and teams not playing will be assigned scorekeeping duties. Form your team now and register at the Rec Center. Divisions are limited to eight teams per division. No registrations will be accepted on tournament day. Teams must play in the grade division of the player In the highest grade and division placement Is based on age of oldest player on team. Categories: Girls Division/Boy Division 3rd -4th grade, 5th – 6th grade, 7th – 8th grade, 9th – 10th grade and 11th – 12th grade. Volunteers, officials and scorekeepers needed for the event. All volunteers receive a FREE event T-shirt and lunch.

Hosted by Durango Parks and Recreation.

Event Cost: $40 per team/early reg. $65 per team/late reg.

Event Deadline: Early registration by 5 PM Jan 27. Late registration by NOON Jan 29 Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, each category

 

9 AM – 12 PM

TRITON’S  UNDERWATER ADVENTURE

Durango Community Recreation Center – 2700 Main

Join us for our 5th Annual Underwater Adventure. Way cool games await you underwater. A trained PADI Professional Instructor will lead you through a variety of gnarly games. Afterwards, snap a photo with our fine mermaid. This event is for ages 8 – 12.

Hosted by Splash Down Diving.

Event Cost: FREE

Event Deadline: 6 PM Friday Jan 30

Prizes: Best Costumes

 

9:30-11 AM

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY

Durango Public Library -1900 E 3rd Ave

Young children and families can dance the morning away to their favorite 80s dance music. Boogie down at the Library! Open to toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary children and their caregivers.

Event Cost: FREE

 

10 AM

SNOW GAMES

Santa Rita Park – 149 S Camino del Rio

This choice Snowdown event is now entertaining second-generation locals! I kid you not! Crazy fun games for your littlest ones to participate in. This is a party for kids from 3 year olds to 5th graders! Them will be tug-o-war, broomball, balloon pop, obstacle course, go ice fish, free throw and morel So bring your little dudes and dudettes to their favorite Snowdown event and join us for Snow Games at Santa Rita Park.

Hosted by McDonald’s.

Event Cost: FREE

Event Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: PRIZES! PRIZES!

 

10 AM – 12 PM

DOGGIE OLYMPICS

Creature Comforts – 305 S Camino  Del Rio in the Centennial Center

Doggie Olympics – where all of the fantabulous canine friends of Durango’s righteous dudes and dudettes get to compete for prizes. Only during Snowdown! There will be 6 righteous games for your furry friend: agility, sing-off, tail wagging, snoopy says, peanut butter lick, trick-off, and, of course, musical chairs. This event Is open to all ages, one handler per dog, children must be accompanied by an adult. All dogs must be on a leash. Woof!

Hosted by Creature Comforts & Durango Kennel Club.

Event Cost: FREE

Prizes: Tickets for completion redeemed for prizes

 

10 AM

STRONGMAN & STRONGWOMAN COMPETITION

CrossFit Durango – 360 S Camino del Rio

Where’s the Beef! This happen’in is a local strongman and strongwoman competition. All levels of ability are way cool and encouraged to compete. The competition may include yoke carry, farmer carry, atlas stones, strongman logs, circus dumbbells, and a host of other games that both athletes and spectators will find rather righteous! The weights are scaled down to allow a larger audience to participate.

Event Cost: $45

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in men’s heavy, medium, lightweight; women’s heavy, medium, and lightweight.

 

11 AM – 12:15 PM

SPAM CARVING

Durango Welcome Center – 802 Main Ave

Ace, come and carve a fantabulous creation based on an 805 theme. You are welcome to bring bling for your creation. We will supply everything you need to show your boho side, and you will have 30 minutes to turn your personal meat cake into something totally boss. Prizes awarded for the most tubular entry. Can you relate? Couch potatoes, posses, and space cadets of all ages welcome!

Hosted by Fort Lewis College.

Event Cost: FREE

Event Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Adult (18+), Teen (13 – 17), Child (0 – 12), and Team

 

11 AM – 3 PM

PAINT UP Snowdown EXHIBIT & AWARD CEREMONY

La Plata County Extension Hall – 2500 Main Ave

Drop off art at 10 AM at La Plata County Extension Hall (See WEDNESDAY 9 AM for details)

 

11 AM  

Snowdown 9-BALL TOURNAMENT

Pongas – 121 W 8th St

Now in its 20th Year! Double Elimination, the number of entries will determine format, up to 64 players. Doors open at 10 AM. Commemorative T-shirts will be provided to all participants.

Must be 21+.

Event Cost: $15 per team

Event Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Cash Prizes!.

 

12 PM

OUTLAW JOSIE PETE S GOLF TOURNAMENT

Main Mall Commons – 835 Main Ave

What could be more fun than 80s golf?! Golfing in amped Snowdown form! Rad costumes + golf make this shindig a Snowdown favorite. Each hole is located in a different downtown establishment and is created by some of the most hardcore course designers in Durango. Meet at 11:30 AM, sporting mondo costumes, to get scorecards and assignments for the shotgun start at NOON. Bring your own putter and golf ball. Golfers will amble through the streets of Durango to the various holes located at Carver’s Brewing, Wild Home Saloon, ENO, The Quiet Lady Tavern, The Irish Embassy, Diamond Belle, Lady Falconburgh’s, Steamworks, Joel’s, Cuckoos, The Elks Lodge, The Balcony Bar-Backstage, Animas City ‘theater, The Red Snapper, Derailed Pour House, Moe’s Lounge, El Mom, Gazpacho’s, BREW Pub & Kitchen, El Rancho, Colorado Ponga’s and 6512’. Must be 21+.

Event Cost: $75

Event Deadline: Must be postmarked or dropped off at PJ’s Gourmet Market by Friday, January 4. Entry Form on www.Snowdown.org or at PJ’s Gourmet Market

Prizes: 1st, Best Hole, Best Caddy, and Best Costume. The winning costume team is automatically eligible for the 2017 Tournament

 

12 – 2 PM

Snowdown CHILI COOK-OFF

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main Ave

Make sure you’re ready to chow down on some gnarly red and green chili, salsa and vegetarian chili. Brews and soft drinks will be available for chilling your chili lips! Doors open at 7 AM to decorate booths/stands/cookers, and to start cooking your favorite recipes! Judging begins at 10:30 AM. Tasting samples on sale at NOON with all proceeds supporting Snowdown! Guests can vote for the people’s choice award. Additional information, contest rules, and registration available at Wagon Wheel Liquors, BREW Pub & Kitchen, and Sunnyside Farmer’s Market in Nature’s Oasis. Prizes awarded at 2 PM. Best Red Chili, Best Green Chili, Best Vegetarian Chit, and Best Salsa.

Hosted by Sunnyside Farms Market & The Durango Bootleg-gem Society.

Event Cost: FREE for contestants, samples are 50t

Entry Deadline: 7 AM day of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, each category

 

12 – 2 PM

Snowdown BLOODY MARY CONTEST

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main Ave

Those who lay claim to Durango’s Best Bloody Mary can show off their goods at this bloody good time! The Bloody Mary Contest takes place during the Snowdown Chili Cook-Off. Vodka 360, cups, and ice will be provided. Contestants bring the rest to prepare their Bloody Marys and decorate their booth AND themselves. Costumes are encouraged! Each team will receive Y2 of a table to decorate, prepare, and serve Bloody Marys from NOON until 2 PM. Taste tickets cost $1 with all proceeds going to support Snowdown! Guests can vote for the people’s choice award. 12 openings for both pro & amateur, 24 tables max. Must make drinks on-site, and bring enough for 15 judges and lots for the general public. Additional information, contest rules, and sign-up sheet available at Wagon Wheel Liquors, BREW Pub & Kitchen, and Sunnyside Farmer’s Market in Nature’s Oasis. Prizes will be awarded at 2 PM.

Must be 21+ to enter and sample.

Hosted by Vodka 360.

Event Cost: FREE for contestants, samples are $1

Entry Deadline: 9 AM day of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Professional and Amateur,  each category + swag for contestants

 

12 PM

BOOK GAMES

Maria’s Bookshop – 960 Main Ave

Think you have what it takes to out-smart the book wits In town? Test your bookishness at the fourth annual Maria’s Bookshop Book Games! Teams of two will face off in a relay race of literary-themed contests such as: speed alphabetization, book-on-the-head balancing, literary trivia, and backwards walking read-aloud. Open to all ages, though being able to mad will give you a distinct advantage.

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: PRIZES! PRIZES!

 

12:30 – 4 PM

COWABUNGA WIPEOUT

Buckley Park – Main & E 12th St

Kids (8-12), and Teens (13-18), are invited to race through this year’s primo and outrageous obstacle course in teams of two. Other age appropriate mondo fun for those 7 and under, provided by La Plata Family Center. Then warm up with Hot Chocolate provided by Durango Coffee Company.

Hosted by Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition.

Entry Deadline: Registration starts at 12:30. Parent signature required.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd for teams of two

 

12:45 – 6 PM

Snowdown BROOMBALL TOURNAMENT

Chapman Hill Ice Rink – 500 Florida Rd

This coed single-elimination tournament is the bomb! The City of Durango hosts this 6-on-6 tournament. “Official Broomball” equipment Is required. Bring your own wood handled straw broom and protective gear with non-abrasive shoe soles. Teams must provide their own helmets. Complete rosters are due when payment is made. NO ALCOHOL! Citations will be given to violators. Awards ceremony following the tournament.

Must be 18+

Event Cost: $60 per team

Event Deadline: 5 PM Tuesday Jan 27, at Durango Rec Center – 2700 Main Ave

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

1 PM

OUTHOUSE STUFFING

Gazpacho’s – 431 E 2nd Ave

Snowdown presents the 16th annual Outhouse Stuffing Contest! See how many of your BFF’s you can shove into an ultra-gnarly porta-potty in 2 minutes! Don’t worry, the smell won’t be too heinous! After being stuffed in, can you stay in there with the door shut for 10 whole seconds? Let’s try to beat last year’s record! Afterward, stick around for the Hula Hoop Contest!

Must be 21+.

Hosted by Gazpacho’s New Mexican Restaurant, Durango Auto Detail, Lou’s B&B.

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st and 2nd: Gazpacho’s Gift Certificates

 

1 PM

11th ANNUAL. SNOWDOWN BELT SANDER DRAG RACES

Kroeger’s Ace Hardware – 8 Town Plaza

Just when you think you’ve seen everything…each contestant will race their belt sander down a two-lane, 50-foot track. The first sander to reach the finish line will be the winner. The track is built to “Power Tool Drag Racing” specifications, and each contestant will be responsible for starting their own belt sander. For more information visit www.powertooldragracing.com.

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd for Fastest, and Best Dressed

 

1 PM

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

American Legion – 878 E 2nd Ave

Attention all wannabe cornstars! The totally awesome cornhole tournament is back again! Try to sink four bean bags through the hole in the wooden platform! Bring your best game to win!

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 5 PM Wednesday Jan 27

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

1 PM

CANINE FASHION SHOW

McDonald’s Parking Lot – 201 W College Drive

This is the place for happenin’ pups! Bring man’s best friend on a most-excellent adventure, just like Bill & Ted! Dress your pooch in 80s spandex and leather, and have fun!

Hosted by McDonald’s.

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: Trophies for Funniest, Most Formal, Most Look-Alike, and Best Snowdown Theme Costume

 

2 PM

HULA HOOP CONTEST

Gazpacho’s – 431 E 2nd Ave

Who can keep their hula hoop up the longest? Just as in the game Simon Says, you’ll have to walk forward, backward, sideways, turn around, and go through a simple obstacle course, all while keeping your hula-hoop going!

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, Gazpacho’s Gift Certificate

 

2 – 5 PM

INDIANA JONES AND THE AQUATIC LABYRINTH

Durango Rec Center – 2700 Main Ave

Think you’re up for this challenge? It ain’t the Temple of Doom, but it’s sure to be heart-stopping anyway! Splashdown Diving is once again hosting the 5th Annual Underwater World. Move a ball on a rope through tunnels, mazes, and poles. Come check it out!

Must be 14+.

Hosted by Splashdown Diving

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 1 PM day of event

Prizes: 1st, Best Cheater, Best Costume

 

4 PM

OUTLAW JOSIE PETE’S GOLF TOURNAMENT AWARDS

Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main Ave

(See SATURDAY 12 PM for details)

 

5 PM

BROOMBALL AWARDS

Chapman Hill Ice Rink – 500 Florida Rd (see SATURDAY 12:45 PM for details)

 

5 PM

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW Y(OUR) WINE?

Four Leaves Winery – 528 Main Ave

Each person will receive 4 samples of wines, If, using our description menu, you can correctly identify 3 of the 4 samples, you will receive a coupon for a free glass of wine! If you can correctly Identify all 4, you’ll receive a free bottle of wine!!

Must be 21+

Event Cost: $5 per person

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Free glass of wine; Free bottle of wine for correctly identified samples

 

5 PM

BRING YOUR PARTNER FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT

El Rancho Tavern – 975 Main Ave

Dude! Bring your partner for a most-excellent night of foosball! Open to 32 teams and there are 2 divisions – A and B. And there’s beer! This town is radically awesome!

Must be 21+

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, each division

 

5:30  PM

NINTENDO 64 MARIO KART

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main Ave

Come play Mario Kart, a go-kart racing game for the Nintendo 64! Challenging you over bridges, pits and dude, just racing around the universe! Prizes are available for the best players!

Must be 21+

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, $50 Bar Tab; 2nd, $25 Bar Tab; 3rd, FREE Drink

 

6,PM

SNOWDOWN FIREWORKS

In the skies above Durango, opposite College West Rim

Look up! It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Whoa, it’s the SNOWDOWN fireworks! We’ll be lighting up the Durango skies, and all you homies will be able to see them for miles and miles! Many thanks to the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority fire crew! Did we mention how awesome these people are? The fireworks show is sponsored by the Snowdown Board, Three Springs, Tile & Light Art of Durango, Ron’s Plumbing, Serious Texas BBQ C DJ Gravel Products, and the Jaquez Rocket Ranch.

 

6 PM

WASHERS

BREW Pub & Kitchen – 117 W College Drive

(See THURSDAY 6 PM for details)

 

6 PM

80s PROM

Sorrel Sky Gallery – 828 Main Ave

Snowdown ‘s only black-tie optional affair! I kid you not, this 80s Prom will bring out Durango’s finest, most awesome mass of the masses! So come on and CEL-E-BRATE GOOD TIMES! Wear your big hair and join us for a totally rad evening with drinks and your favorite 80s dance moves!

Must be 21+

Event Cost: $50

Entry Deadline: Time of event

 

7 PM

21st ANNUAL LADY F’S LUNACY

Lady Falconburgh’s Barley Exchange – 640 Main Ave

Final Round – Tournament of Lunatics (See WEDNESDAY 7:30 PM for details)

 

7 PM

EXTREME STAIR-SLIDING

Durango Telegraph – 975 Main Ave

Just as the name suggests, tackle the rickety old stairs of our tum of the century building. Person with the fastest time and fewest broken bones wins. Helmet and safety gear provided. (I’m so sure!)

Must be 18+

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 6:59 PM on day of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

7 – 9 PM

ZUMBA BOOTY SHAKIN CONTEST

Wild Horse Saloon – 601 E 2nd Ave

Dip it, Drop it, Twerk it. Shake what yo’ mama gave you. This event is FREE for the first 25 male and the first 25 female contestants who sign up in advance. We’ll begin with a baby-got-back themed Zumba Fitness warm-up as a group. Next, contestants will dance freestyle with appropriate music in small heats. The crowd and celebrity judges will determine the winner

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 6 PM day of event

Prizes: Best Male & Best Female receive the Golden Thong, also 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

7:30 PM

Snowdown FOLLIES

First Saturday Performance LIVE at the Henry Strater Theatre and Durango Arts Center

(See FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

 

7:30PM

Snowdown FOLLIES VIDEOCAST

Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s)

(See FRIDAY 730 PM for details)

 

8 PM

DJ & MC BATTLE

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main Ave

Motor on over to watch and enjoy a battle between DJ’s! Bring your best rhymes to win!

Must be 21+.

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, $50 Bar Tab, 2nd, $2S Bar Tab, 3rd, FREE drink

 

8 – 10 PM

TEEN WOLF RUN

Santa Rita Park – 149 S Camino Del Rio

Get ready to win! Participants will run, jump, climb, and crawl in this run/obstacle course and help raise funds for Big Picture High School! There are 3 categories: Children 6-12, Teens 13-17 and 18+.

Hosted by Durango Big Picture High School.

Event Cost: $10 per player

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, all categories

 

8 PM

7th ANNUAL COSTUME GALA

Derailed Pour House – 725 Main Ave

Show off your totally awesome and so so schweet costumes while dancing the night away to the boss sounds of Mr. Black! It will your best dance moves, and you could win a trip to either Mexico or Las Vegas (ATF not included)!

Must be 21+

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Best Single & Dance Moves, Best Couple & Dance Moves, Honorable Mention: $25 Gift Card

 

8 PM

THE GUINNESS GAMES – YAHTZEE

Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main Ave

Yahtzee, “the game that makes thinking fun.” Players compete individually, or in teams of 4 in case of a large turnout. Be on time to play!

Must be 21+.

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes prior to event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

10 PM

Snowdown FOLLIES

Second Saturday Performance LIVE at the Henry Strater Theatre and Durango Arts Center

(See FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

 

10 PM

Snowdown FOLLIES VIDEOCAST

Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Dr

(See FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

 

10 PM

KARAOKE CONTEST

8th Avenue Tavern – 509 E 8th Ave

(See THURSDAY 10 PM for details)

 

10 PM

PULL UP CONTEST

Pongas – 121 W 8th St

Be the Ace! Lift to the Max! Pull. Your. Self. Up! Men and women compete to do the highest number of pull-ups. 80s Dance Party to follow! Dust off your Jane Fonda Workout clothes and your Air Jordans for bonus points!

Must be 21+.

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, male and female

 

2016 Snowdown

Back to the Eighties

Durango Snowdown Events for Friday

 

It’s that time of year again where Durango, Colorado celebrates winter with a week long event called Snowdown! This year’s theme is “Back to the Eighties”

 

Here’s what is planned for the third day of Snowdown on Friday:

 

ALL DAY

Snowdown T-Shirt Day

Take advantage of the day and don a favorite Snowdown apparel item – the one, the only, the 80s 2016 Snowdown T-Shirt – long sleeved for winter warmth! Available at Magpies’s and other fine local establishments – wear it with style.

 

11 AM

Snowdown Totally Awesome Scavenger Hunt – Judging

Billy Goat Saloon – 39848 HWY 160 Gem Village

Doors open at 9:30am, judging at 10am sharp.

 

2 PM

Snowdown Waiter/Waitress Race

Steamworks (in the alley) – 801 E 2nd Ave

Traditionally one of Snowdown’s wildest events. Coed teams of servers from area restaurants compete in a fun and frequently messy obstacle course that incorporates waiting skills and 80s flavor. Teams must be 2 male and 2 female members of a local restaurant’s wait staff.

YOU MUST BE 21+  FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st- Keg of Steamworks Beer, 2nd- $50 Steamworks Gift Card, 3rd- Voucher for two pitchers of Steamworks Beer

 

3-4 PM

Pre-sale Tickets for Snowdown Chili Cook Off & Bloody Mary Contest

BREW Pub & Kitchen – 117 W College Drive

Avoid long lines and standing in the cold to get Durango’s finest Chili and Bloody Mary’s. Purchase tickets Friday afternoon at BREW Pub & Kitchen 3 – 4 PM only.

Event Coordinator: Greg Yucha (970) 382-0788

 

4 – 5 PM

Four Square Tournament

Durango Welcome Center – 802 Main Ave

The object is to be in the lead square #1 at the end of play. Players take a kneeling position in each of the four squares. All you Madonna wannabes get down on your knees! The player in square one serves a playground ball by bouncing it once in their square, then hitting it into another square.

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th + Honorable Mentions

 

4:30 PM

80s Costume Contest

Grassburger Parking Lot – 726½  Main

Righteous costume contest for youth and teens! Be trendle and wear your best 80s costume for a chance to win!

Open to all youths and teens in 6th through 12th grade.

Hosted by Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Durango Dollars, 2nd- $25 Durango Dollars, 3rd- Box of cookies

 

5 PM

Hand on the Van

Grassburger Parking Lot – 726½  Main

Come try your hand at the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission’s Hand on the Van event. Participant who keeps their hand on the longest wins…

Open to all youths and teens in 6th through 12th grade.

Hosted by Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Durango Dollars, 2nd- $25 Durango Dollars, 3rd- Box of cookies

 

5 PM

Human Pac Man

Moe’s Lounge – 932 Main Ave

Very cool! Participants gobble up as many pac dots (or you can call them pellets but how gross is that?) as they can in a predetermined amount of time. Pac dots will be placed around the bar in a maze. Participants need to book it from blinky, pinky, Inky, and Clyde. The event will finish before the parade starts. Participants are encouraged to stay and watch the parade from Moe’s.

YOU MUST BE 21+  FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Prizes: 1st- $50 Bar Tab, 2nd- $25 Bar Tab, 3rd- Free Pint

 

5-7 PM

80s Photo Fun

Durango Welcome Center – 802 Main Ave

Show off your 80s attire and capture the fantabulous moment forever with a fun photo. The Welcome Center is hosting a Free (only one per person) photo booth for all ages.

Event Cost: Free

 

5:30- 8:30 PM

The Snowdown Chow Down to the Max

Durango Elks Lodge – 901 E 2nd Ave (enter at the 9th st entrance)

Most definitely join us at the historic Durango Elks Lodge #507 for an 80s dinner! Menu: Manwich sloppy joes, tri-colored pasta salad and a fresh side salad. Tea/lemonade available – before, during, or after the parade… an annual fave! In addition to a tasty meal, we’ll be serving up hot and cold beverages at our cash bar. All age welcome!

Event Cost: Adults $8, kids 10 and under $5

Prizes: Best Costume in the house at 6pm (child), 7 & 8pm (adult)

 

6 PM (Dusk)

The Snowdown Firework!

A Snowdown tradition! A single firework kicks off the Snowdown Parade when the Parade Honorary Marshall gives the signal. This beacon will light your way to hours of FUN and entertainment! Our many thanks to Durango’s hearty crew of firework starters (and fire-putter-outers!)

This show is hosted by the Snowdown Board and sponsored by Serious Texas Barbeque, Three Springs, Tile & Light Art of Durango, The Wells Group, C&J Gravel Products, Ron’s Plumbing, and Jaquez Rocket Ranch.

 

6 PM (Dusk)

Snowdown Light Parade

Main from College Drive to 12th Street

Durango’s only nighttime parade, where 80s themed lighted floats create a dazzling delight in Durango’s most fantabulous and entertaining procession along Main Avenue. Entrants are encouraged to incorporate lights on their floats and processions. Floats compete for trophies in 10 divisions with special emphasis on the use of lights and theme. ( You must submit an application to participate in the parade)

 

7-10 PM

Snowdown 80s Teen Flash Dance

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main Ave

Hosted by Century 21 Premiere/Adaptive Sports

Cowabunga! This is where all the cool and totally awesome come to shake a leg. This dance is for teens & tweens, and proceeds support local non-profits. A safe environment for all local youth to enjoy a 80s themed Snowdown dance. Music will be provided by a DJ and there will be pizza and beverages for all kids attending. This event is open to all area youth ages 10-18. Dress in your best 80s gear. Prizes for dance contest and costume contest.

PARENT MUST SIGN PERMISSION FORM!

Event Cost: $5 per person

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd for Costume and Dance Contests

 

7:30 PM

Twister

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main Ave

This wicked event starts immediately after the parade is finished. As if you don’t know, Twister is played on a large plastic mat and players are often required to put themselves in unlikely or precarious positions, eventually causing someone to fall. Totally awesome!

YOU MUST BE 21+  FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Bar Tab, 2nd- $25 Bar Tab, 3rd- Free Drink

 

7:30 PM

Snowdown Follies

Live at both: Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main Ave, and Durango Arts Center Theatre – 802 E 2nd Ave

The Follies return for the 33rd year of entertainment with your favorite showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously outrageous and irreverent review performss in these two theatres simultaneously. Really! Cash Bar! Ticket purchases are limited to four per person for this smash show performed by an all volunteer cast and crew! Ticket sales support Snowdown, remember, this is adult entertainment. Visit www.Snowdownfollies.org for complete details.

Ticket Cost: $20 per person

-Mail-in ticket drawing: December 5th, 2015

-Box Office: Saturday Jan 16th, 2016 at 6 AM

Radio stations KIQX & KIUP will announce over the air the secret locations where a morning person 80s enthusiasts can line up to obtain coupons for the purchase of follies tickets. Actual ticket sales will commence at 6:30 am at the Elks Lodge, 9th Street entrance.

-Ticket Marketplace at Bank of the San Juans: 12 tickets will be sold (in lots of 4) to the highest bidder each day for 4 days beginning Tuesday Jan 19, 2016 (through Friday Jan 22). Bids will be received in person only, no telephone calls at 144 E 8th Street.

 

7:30 PM

Snowdown Follies Videocast

Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s)

If you missed the ticket sales for the Follies this year, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre. It’s almost as good as the real thing – at half the price. Please be aware that this is adult entertainment. Tickets available at the Animas City Theatre box office or animascitytheatre.com

Event Cost: $10

Entry Deadline: Until sold out

 

7:30 PM

Chapman Challenge Uphill/Downhill Race

Chapman Hill Ski Area – 500 Florida Road

This event is so flash! An uphill/downhill race at Chapman Hill where all forms of human snow travel (skis, snowshoes, running, snowboards, shovels, whatevah) are welcome. The race will consist of two or three laps up and down Chapman Hill Municipal ski area. Race begins at 7:30 PM directly following the Snowdown Light Parade.

Hosted by Pine Needle Mountaineering

Event Cost: $10 per person

Entry Deadline: Registration 6-7 PM at Chapman Ice Rink

Prizes: Swag for top finishers

 

7:30 PM

Snowdown Ski Softball

Fort Lewis College Softball Complex – 1000 Rim Drive

Two happen’en rival teams – Purgatory Mountain Patrol and the Ski/Snowboard School, continue their 38 year rivalry in the Ski Softball – softball played on skis and boards! Make your way to one of the most popular Snowdown events!

Hosted by Purgatory Mountain Patrol

 

8 PM

Mr. Black Music Trivia

Derailed Pour House – 725 Main Ave

Don’t be a ditz… Play along with one of the best classic 80s rock bands in the Four Corners. Name the most songs and/or artists throughout Mr. Black’s rockin’ show and win a totally rad grand prize!

YOU MUST BE 21+  FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prize: 1st- $100 Gift Certificate

 

8 PM- Midnight

Ralph Dinosaur Presents the 80s

American Legion Auxiliary – 878 E 2nd Ave

Don’t be a couch potato dude! Chill with your homefry while you dance to the jams of Ralph Dinosaur!

YOU MUST BE 21+  FOR THIS EVENT

Event Coordinator: Donna Jones (970) 903-2424

Event Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

 

10 PM

Karaoke Contest

8th Avenue Tavern – 509 E 8th Ave

Warm up those vocal chords for this annual karaoke contest! There are lots of great 80s jams for contestants to sing. Judges will pick winners each night based on three major criteria. Contestants will sign up before the event starts each day. Can’t make it tonight? see also Friday and Saturday at 10 PM!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Cash. 2nd- $20 Drink Card, 3rd- Drink Token, Best Performance

 

10 PM

Pole Dancing Contest

Ponga’s – 121 W 8th Street

Yikes! Again this year: LIVE VIDEO on the BIG SCREEN. Girls (or guys) show off your best “Fricking” 80s moves!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: $5 cover, Free to dancers

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st- $100 Bar Tab, 2nd- $50 Bar Tab, 3rd- $25 Bar Tab

 

10 PM

Snowdown Follies – Second Friday Performance

Live at both: Henry Strater Theatre – 699 Main Ave, and Durango Arts Center Theatre – 802 E 2nd Ave

The Follies return for the 33rd year of entertainment with your favorite showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously outrageous and irreverent review performss in these two theatres simultaneously. Really! Cash Bar! Ticket purchases are limited to four per person for this smash show performed by an all volunteer cast and crew! Ticket sales support Snowdown, remember, this is adult entertainment. Visit www.Snowdownfollies.org for complete details.

 

10 PM

Snowdown Follies Videocast

Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s)

If you missed the ticket sales for the Follies this year, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre. It’s almost as good as the real thing – at half the price. Please be aware that this is adult entertainment. Tickets available at the Animas City Theatre box office or animascitytheatre.com

Event Cost: $10

Entry Deadline: Until sold out

 

And that wraps up another Snowdown Day! 2 more days left to go in this week long event!

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Snowdown 2016, Back to the 80s

Durango Snowdown Events for Thursday

 

Snowdown is just getting started on Thursday! The second day of snowdown brings all sorts of activities to enjoy.

 

Here’s what is planned for the second day of Snowdown on Thursday:

 

1 PM

Phantasy Phoosball

Buckley Park – 1200 Main Ave

Human foosball played on  small field to support a great cause. Teams of 6 players include a goalie, 3 midfielders, and 2 fowards. Limited to 8 teams.

YOU MUST BE 12+ FOR THIS EVENT

Hosted by Southwest Center for Independence

Event Cost: $30 per team

Entry Deadline: Noon day of Event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd Team Trophies

 

1 PM

Iron Mixologist

El Moro Spirits and Tavern – 945 Main Ave

Test your bartending skill with mystery ingredients, like Iron Chef but with booze!

Tournament style, single elimination.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- Gold Bar Spoon & $100 El Moro gift card, 2nd- Silver Bar Spoon & $50 El Moro gift card, 3rd- Bronze Bar Spoon & $25 El Moro gift card

 

3 PM

Kan Jam

Balcony Backstage – 600 Main Ave Suite 205

Play horseshoes with a frisbee and a partner, 2 people to a team.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Noon Tuesday Jan 26

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

4 PM

Hot Wing Eating Contest

Cuckoo’s Chicken House – 128 E College Drive (right next to the Animas City Theatre)

Jet on over to Cuckoo’s for a HOT time! These spicy chicken wings will clear your sinuses. This event is limited to the first 20 entries, head to Cuckoo’s for the full set of contest rules.

YOU MUST BE 18+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost:  $8 per contestant

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- pound of wings a month for a year, 2nd- pound of wings a month for 6 months, 3rd- T-shirt

 

4 PM

Beat it! Eat it! Oyster Slurping

Highway 3 Roadhouse – 955 Hwy 3

It’s a race against the clock to see how many oysters can slither down your throat in 60 seconds! Event is limited to the first 10 men and 10 women who sign up

Event Cost: $20 per contestant – paid in advance

Entry Deadline: Call Chuck Norton @ (970) 247-4702 by tuesday Jan 26, participants arrive 15 minutes before event.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd (male and female)

 

4 PM

Name That Tune

8th Avenue Tavern – 509 E 8th Ave

Music of the 80s, 5-20 seconds snips of songs will be played and contestants guess the title and artist.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Cash, 2nd- $20 Drink Card, 3rd- Drink Token

 

4-8 PM

Boozin’ Beacons

Downtown Durango – Boundaries defined N/S by 5th Street to 11th Street, E/W by Narrow Gauge Ave to E 2nd Ave

A rollicking collision involving teamwork, knowledge of the downtown bar scene and skill with an Avalanche Beacon. Teams will de sent out across a predetermined area in Durango during Happy Hour to outtrack one another in an effort to win bragging rights while socializing with others in an easy-going avy burial setting. Limited to 10 teams of 3, one beacon per team. Bring your own beacon and camera phone.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: $10 per player

Event Deadline: (sorry this one has passed) Thursday the 21st

Prizes: 1st place team names engraved on Awesome Trophy

 

4:30 PM

Snowdown Jr King and Queen Contest

Best Western Rio Grande Inn – 400 E 2nd Ave

This is the final selection of Snowdown’s Junior King and Queen from the Durango grade school competition. Winning royalty will ride in the Snowdown Light Parade Friday night!

Hosted by McDonald’s & Best Western Rio Grande Inn

Event Cost: Free

 

5-8 PM

Waterslide-A-Thon

Durango Rec Center – 2700 Main Ave

Second annual competitive waterslide event where participants see how many times they can go down the rec center waterslide over the course of 3 hours! This is a good natured, family friendly event with no alcohol involved. Participants and spectators of all ages are welcome.

Hosted by Society for the Preservation of the Durango Metropolitan Society

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Noon Wednesday 27th

Prizes: 1st- Championship Belt, 2nd- Two Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supremes, 3rd- Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme

 

5 PM

11th Annual Kids Snowdown Follies

Durango Arts Center Theatre – 802 E 2nd Ave

Come and enjoy the annual Snowdown Kid’s Follies, a fun and exciting version of the snowdown Follies that allows kids in the community to display their talents.

Kids 8-18

Net proceeds of this show go to support the annual Kid’s Snowdown Follies and scholarships for the performing arts program, “DAC applause!”

Two performances on Wednesday the 27th, 5 PM and 7:30 PM and two more Thursday the 28th, 5 PM and 7:30 PM.

Event Coordinator: Theresa A. Carson

Event Cost: Entry fee $30, tickets $10. Tickets can be bought at Durango Arts Center or online at www.durangoarts.org

 

5:30-8 PM

22nd Annual La Plata Open Space Benefactor Wine & Spirits Tasting & Silent Auction

A Snowdown standby and benefit for La Plata Open Space Conservancy with proceeds used to conserve local landscapes. Original artwork by local artists will be auctioned to raise funds plus a silent auction for additional non-art packages. A selection of regionally produced wines will be served along with hor d’oeuvres.

Reservations recommended by Saturday Jan 23, as this is a very popular event. Walk-ins welcome if space permits.

Hosted by Bank of Colorado and other local businesses

Event Cost: $50 per person

Entry Deadline: Tickets in advance or at the door

 

6 PM

Magical Musical Mystery Tour Finals

The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main Ave

Snowdown’s oldest music trivia contest, teams of 4 test their knowledge of music trivia in a variety of musical genres. Finals will be held on Thursday the 28th.

Hosted by AIKO AIKO Sound.

 

6 PM

Snowup Treadmill Challenge

Steaming Bean – 915 Main Ave

How high can you climb? Each contestant has 5 minutes to push their limits and climb as many vertical feet as possible! The treadmill tracks how much vertical feet you achieve during the time limit.

Hosted by Durango Running Company

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Running gear swag for 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female top finishers

 

6 PM

Beer Pong Tournament

Pongas – 121 W 8th Street

Teams of 2 will play a double elimination tournament with traditional beer pong rules.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: $20 per team

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

6 PM

Washers

Brew Pub & Kitchen – 117 W College Drive

Washers is a game of skill, similar to horseshoes. 32 teams of two will compete against one another for bragging rights as the Indoor Washer Guild’s Undisputed Intergalatic Champion. Qualifying and second round on Thursday, quater finals commence Saturday.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: $10 per team

Entry Deadline: Sign-up begins Monday Jan 25, entry deadline 30 minutes before event.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

6 PM

Trivia Night at The Powerhouse Snowdown Edition

Powerhouse Science Center – 1333 Camino Del Rio

Don’t be a ditz! Geek out on the 80s trivia at the Powerhouse. Five people per team.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st

 

6:30 PM

Dodgeball!

Durango Rec Center – 2700 Main Ave

Hosted by Southern Ute Community Action Programs, Inc (SUCAP)

The sure cure for January blues is riotous dodgeball fun after work on Thursday night, 6:30 PM until done. Team entry fees support positive youth development activities in Ignacio. All teams play at least two games during elimination rounds followed by “post season play.” Each team must have at least 6 members and at least wo women. Refereed by awesome Ignacio youth.

YOU MUST BE 18+ To PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT (all age spectators welcome)

Event Cost: $75 per team

Entry Deadline: 5 PM Wednesday Jan 27

Prizes: 1st, 2nd

 

6:30 PM

Pin The Glove On Micheal Jackson

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main Ave

Like pin the tail on the donkey only better.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Bar Tab, 2nd- $25 Bar Tab, 3rd- Free drink

 

6:30 PM

Bar Olympics

Derailed Pour House – 725 Main Ave

Let the games begin! Teams of two compete in a relay of spiffy bar games from goofy things your friends won’t do to drinking faster then the next guy or gal. Space is limited and will fill up fast.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: $10 per player

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st- 8 day trip to Mexico (air, taxes, fees not included), 2nd- Up2 by Jawbone

 

7 PM

Drag Race & Fashion Show

El Rancho Tavern – 975 Main Ave

Calling all studmuffins. Get your glam on! Are you a Drag Queen, a Drag King or a Faux Queen? Show off your creativity in this cross dress competition.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best Overall and Crowd Favorite

 

7:30 PM

21st Annual Lady F’s Lunacy

Lady Falconburgh’s Barley Exchange – 640 Main Ave

–Second elimination round–

Back for the 21st year in a row, the most Lady Falconburgh hosts this display of intrepidity, smarts, cool brains, and 80s wits. Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit aficionados will love this team event. Test your memory, knowledge of mindless drivel, buzzer speed, and fast smooth moves. Limited to 16 teams, Wednesday and Thursday are elimination rounds for the Big Time Saturday Night Finals.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

 

7:30 PM

Awesome 80’s Hair Competition

Billy Goat Saloon – 39848 Hwy 160 Gem Village

Like, is your hair just so coiffed? Get that bodacious bouffant down to the Billy Goat! Men and women will parade around with their best Muillets, bitch flips, flock of seagulls, and aquanet infused locks!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, Best Female Hair and Best Male Hair

 

8 PM

Big Beer Pong

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main Ave

Like beer pong but much biger, garbage cans and big balls!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Bar Tab, 2nd- $25 Bar Tab, 3rd- Free drink

 

8 PM

Snowdown Beard Competition

Carver Brewing Co. – 1022 Main Ave

Got Beer’d? Those who are facial-hair-endowed are encouraged to get beer and beard at Carvers. Contestants entering the 3 month long “Beard Race” will need to show p clean shaven at Carvers’ back pub the first Friday in November to have their mug shot as proof they didn’t get a head start. On Thursday of Snowdown, these substantially furrier lads will present their faces to a panel of judges who will select a winner. The judges will also be awarding fabulous prizes to beards of all ages for best color, longest beard, the greatest beer absorption beard, and – for the ladies – best leg hair.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Event Deadline: (Long gone) Participants must have been at Carver Brewing on November 6th to get their photos taken for the Beard Race contest

Prizes: Kegs, Growlers, Gift Cards, Brewery Merchandise

 

8 PM

Arm Wrestling Tournament

Wild Horse Saloon – 601 E 2nd Ave

Single elimination bracket tournament; Six men’s and six women’s weight divisions. Tell your competitor to “Eat My Shorts!”

YOU MUST BE 18+ FOR THIS EVENT

Co-hosted by A & L Coors.

Event Cost: $5 per player

Entry Deadline: Registration from 6-7:30 PM day of event

Prizes: 1st place in 13 weight classes, male and female

 

8 PM

Snowdown Follies Gala Premiere Performance

Live at Henry Strater Theatre Only! – 699 Main Ave

This premiere of the notoriously irreverent Snowdown Follies is for those who apy the “big bucks” to don cheap and cheesy thrift wear for Snowdown’s most laughable event. Come ealry, door open at 7:15 PM for social hour. Curtain at 8 PM. Adults only!

Event Cost: $65 per person

Ticket Sales: Sold out! wait list only, email Janalee Hogan at Snodownfollies@gmail.com to get on the list.

 

8 PM

The Guinness Games – Operation

The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main Ave

No Spazzing out on the operating table!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

9 PM to 1 AM

Snow Your Di’int 80s Ski Party

Derailed Pour House – 725 Main Ave

Gear up for the 80s ski season with this ski trivia dance party event. Sign up and show up your best 80s dance moves, answer some 80s trivia and have the raddest ski gear to win ski passes and demo rentals. Come early, stay late! Space is limited

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- Two free demo rental days from Ski Barn PLUS 2 full day lift tickets at Purgatory, 2nd- $25 gift card plus one free demo rental from Ski Barn.

 

10 PM

Karaoke Contest

8th Avenue Tavern – 509 E 8th Ave

Warm up those vocal chords for this annual karaoke contest! There are lots of great 80s jams for contestants to sing. Judges will pick winners each night based on three major criteria. Contestants will sign up before the event starts eash day. Can’t make it tonight? see also Friday and Saturday at 10 PM!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Cash. 2nd- $20 Drink Card, 3rd- Drink Token, Best Performance

 

10 PM

The Guinness Games – Connect Four

The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main Ave

Fantabulous fun, come early to sign up and play.

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

10 PM

Beer Bingo

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main Ave

Just like regular bingo except you can win drinks and/or a keg!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- Free keg from Durango Brewing Co, 2nd- $100 in gift cards, 3rd- $50 in gift cards

 

 

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Snowdown 2016

Durango Snowdown Back to the 80s

 

Durango Snowdown Events for Wednesday

 

It’s that time of year again where Durango, Colorado celebrates winter with a week long event called Snowdown! This year’s theme is “Back to the Eighties”

 

Here’s what is planned for the start of Snowdown on Wednesday:

 

9 AM: Snowdown Doughdown

-Doughnut Eating Contest at Durango Doughworks, 2653 Main Ave

Event Cost: Free (or your new year resolution)

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event, first come first served

Prizes: 1st: $100 gift card, 2nd- $50 gift card, $25 gift card, Doughworks Swag

 

9:30 AM: Paint Up Snowdown

-Durango Arts Center – 802 E 2nd Ave

Art competition, Artwork should be themed around Durango Snowdown events or Back to the Eighties. Entries are due at 10 AM Saturday Jan 30. Paintings will be Judged at noon and exhibited until 3pm. Entrant’s paintings will be for sale, proceeds split between Durango Art Center, Snowdown, and the artist

Event Cost: $5 for adults, free for children

Entry/ Sign-up Deadline: 9 AM Wednesday Jan 27 (children do not need to sign up)

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

 

12 PM – 1:45 PM (doors open at 11:15 AM, lunch and event starts at 12 AM)

Snowdown Fashion Do’s & Don’ts

La Plata County Fairgrounds – Exhibit Building (2500 Main Ave)

A yearly favorite, the aim in this event is to dress the most ridiculously 80’s themed outfit. Durango once won USA Today’s “Worst Dressed Community” and we aim to keep that title. This event is geared towards ADULTS and can be a bit warped, so don’t bring your kids to this one.

Event Cost: Tickets are $15 each for regular seating, $20 each for runway tables; $6 each for SRO holding up the hall’s walls (no seat, food or drink) **Note: tickets are sold early on Jan 16th and are almost certainly sold out by now**

Prizes: Best Dressed, Worst Dressed, Funniest Costume, Best Theme, and Grand Prize

 

12 PM to 8 PM

Snowdown Totally Awesome Scavenger Hunt

Billy Goat Saloon – 39848 US HWY 160, Gem Village

Teams of 4 will scour the highways, the byways, and the hang-outs around Durango for the items on the list. Pick up the lists at the Billy Goat Saloon between 12 PM till 8 PM. There are 100 items on the list for you to find and all the items will fit in a City of Durango blue recycling box. The team who returns with the most items on the 29th (9:30 AM with judging at 11 AM) wins

Event Cost: $20 per team of 4

Event Deadlines: List pick up from 12 PM till 8 PM the 27th, Judging from 9:30 AM till 11 AM on the 29th

Prizes: All Legal Tender for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

 

12 PM

Corko Arto

The Wine Merchant – 1514 Main Ave

Cork art and cork sculpture contest, categories both large and small so get creative and let your inner pinterest out!

Event Cost: Free

Prizes: Large and Small categories

 

1 PM

Keg Cap Frisbee Golf

El Moro Spirits & Tavern – 945 Main Ave

Test your skill at Keg Cap Frisbee! YOU MUST BE 21+ YEARS OLD FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Prizes: 1st- $20 El Moro gift card, 2nd- & 10 El Moro gift card, 3rd- El Moro PBR 15% off card

 

2 PM

Family Feud Snowdown Style

Diamond Belle Saloon – 699 Main Ave

The TV classic with our 80’s Snowdown flavor. Four 4-person teams will compete for top prize.

YOU MUST BE 21+  FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Noon, day of event. First four teams to sign up

Prizes: 1st- $75 gift certificate, 2nd- $50 gift certificate

 

2:30 PM – 4 PM

Snowdown Costume Contest

The Palace Restaurant – 505 Main Ave

Come on down to the Palace in your best Snowdown costume, enjoy your favorite libations and snacks while strutting your 80s style!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 4 PM the 27th

Prizes: 1st- $100 Palace gift card, 2nd- $50 Palace gift card, 3rd $25 Palace gift card

 

4 PM

Annual Bartender’s Contest

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main Ave

The Official Snowdown 2016 Cocktail is chosen during this traditional event, 38 years running.You don’t have to be a bartender to enter but you must be 21+ years old. All cocktails will be judged on presentation and taste.

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st- $50 bar tab, 2nd- $25 bar tab, 3rd- free drink

 

4:30 PM

80s Scene It? Snowdown Showdown

Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive

Test your memory of everything from Pac-Man to Ray Ban and enjoy on screen trivia that features 80’s music, movies, news, and sport moments.

Event Cost: $40 team of 4, limited to 10 teams

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

5 PM

11th Annual Snowdown Kids Follies

Durango Arts Center Theatre – 802 E 2nd Ave

Come and enjoy the annual Snowdown Kid’s Follies, a fun and exciting version of the snowdown Follies that allows kids in the community to display their talents.

Kids 8-18

Net proceeds of this show go to support the annual Kid’s Snowdown Follies and scholarships for the performing arts program, “DAC applause!”

Two performances on Wednesday the 27th, 5 PM and 7:30 PM and two more Thursday the 28th, 5 PM and 7:30 PM.

Event Coordinator: Theresa A. Carson

Event Cost: Entry fee $30, tickets $10. Tickets can be bought at Durango Arts Center or online at www.durangoarts.org

 

5 PM

80s Game Gauntlet

Ska Brewing World HQ – 225 Girard St.

A gauntlet race made up of everyone’s favorite 80s games and toys. Trivia and a bit of drinking mixed in to keep it interesting.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 4 PM Wednesday Jan 27th

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

5:30 PM – 7 PM

Snowdown 2016 Spellebration

Henry Strater Theater – 699 Main Ave

Spellebration is the one and only spelling showdown of Snowdown! 12 (3 person) teams compete with cocktails and costumes in this adult spelling bee.

This is a family friendly event (somehow)

Hosted by the Durango Education Center

Event Cost: $200 entry fee per team of 3

Entry Deadline: 5pm Monday the 25th

Prizes: Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd

 

6 PM

Butt Darts

Brew Pub & Kitchen -117 W College Drive

A Snowdown twist on the classic party game “Quarters”

Teams of 4 will compete for the coveted Golden Ass

Sign up begins Monday Jan 25th, limited to 12 teams.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 5:30 PM Wednesday the 27th

 

6 PM Magical Musical Mystery Tour

The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main Ave

Snowdown’s oldest music trivia contest, teams of 4 test their knowledge of music trivia in a variety of musical genres. Finals will be held on Thursday the 28th.

Hosted by AIKO AIKO Sound.

Event Cost: $40 per team of 4

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes prior to opening rounds

Prizes: Split the pot cash awards to top 3 teams for Best Team name, Best 80s costume, and winner of trivia

 

6 PM

Snowdown Cribbage Tournament

Elks Lodge – 901 E 2nd Ave (9th st side entrance)

Time once again to get out your cool cribbage board and sign up for this event! Regular 6-card play, single elimination. Bring boards and cards if you have them. Sign up early as this has been a hugely popular event for years

Event Cost: $8 per player

Entry Deadline: Noon Wednesday the 27th at the Elks Lodge

Prizes: Cash for 1st. 2nd. 3rd, 4th, plus small awards

 

6 PM

Snowdown Euchre Tournament

Veterans of Foreign Wars – 1550 Main Ave

A fun, fast moving card trick taking game usually played with a partner. Play Euchre by house rules, practice from 5-6 PM. Tournament registration at 6pm. every player guaranteed 2 rounds of play in this double elimination tournament.

YOU MUST BE 18+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline 6 PM, on site only, random partners will be assigned. First 32 players only.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in tournament, best costumes, 1st, 2nd, 3rd no good reason at all.

 

6 PM

Kayak Pool Slalom

Durango Rec Center – 2700 Main Ave

Family friendly kayak event where olympians, beginners, dudes and dudettes, and youth paddle and have fun in a supportive atmosphere. Practice begins at 6 PM, race and best viewing at 7 PM.

Hosted by Durango Whitewater

Event Cost: $1 per person

Entry Deadline: 6:30 PM day of event

 

6:30 PM

Pub Quiz

The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main Ave

Independent Film Festival, teams of 6 will compete in this 80s movie trivia quiz.

Hosted by Durango Film

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Durango Film Passes

 

6:30 PM

Ping Pong Tournament

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main Ave

Loop it, flick it, smash it in this single elimination regulation ping pong tournament!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of Event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Bar Tab, 2nd- $25 Bar Tab, 3rd- Free Drink

 

7 PM

Scotch Doubles Pool Tournament

Pongas – 121 W 8th Street

Grab your cue and your partner and stoke it on over to Pongas! Alternating shots by teams of two against other competing teams in 8-ball pool. All ages welcome, under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.

Event Cost: $20 per team

Entry Deadline: 6:30 PM Wednesday the 27th

Prizes: Cash prizes for 1st. 2nd, 3rd from entries purse

 

7:30 PM

21st Annual Lady F’s Lunacy

Lady Falconburghs Barley Exchange – 640 Main Ave

Back for the 21st year in a row, the most Lady Falconburgh hosts this display of intrepidity, smarts, cool brains, and 80s wits. Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit aficionados will love this team event. Test your memory, knowledge of mindless drivel, buzzer speed, and fast smooth moves. Limited to 16 teams, Wednesday and Thursday are elimination rounds for the Big Time Saturday Night Finals.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: $50 per team

Entry Deadline: Monday the 25th

Prizes: 1st- $100 Bar Tab, 2nd- $50 Bar Tab, 3rd- Pitcher of Beer

 

8 PM

11th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Carver Brewing Company – 1022 Main Ave

Inspired by the “Polar Bear Plunge”, this event introduces a new medium – BEER! Head on over to Carver’s patio where you’ll bob for fabulous prizes, no hands allowed. The coveted Golden Plunger will be awarded to the individual who performs the judges’ favored plunge. Bring a change of clothes.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: Beer! in Kegs and Growlers, Gift Cards and Brewery Merchandise

 

8 PM

80s Musical Video Dance Party

Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Drive

A massive 80’s themed dance party with music videos on the movie screen and music pumping through the theatre’s sound system. Dress as your favorite 80s musician, prizes for the top 3.

Event Cost: $5

Prizes: Top 3

 

8 PM

Guinness Games

The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main Ave

Eighties ants in the pants! Adult players will compete individually for prizes.

YOU MUST BE 18+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 15 Minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

8 PM

Lip Sync Band Contest

El Rancho Tavern – 975 Main Ave

Croon your favorite songs at this all new Lip Sync Contest. Contest Wednesday Night, auditions tuesday from 5-8 PM. Bring your music on MP3 and and show us what you got! Judging based on Lip Sync and 80s Style. Successful auditions will be selected for the Wednesday contest.

Event Cost: $20

Entry Deadline: 6 PM day of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best Overall, Crowd Favorite

 

8:30 PM

38th Annual Snowdown Jokedown

Derailed Pour House – 725 Main

A Snowdown tradition, this hilarious event consists of non-stop laughs! Come watch your favorite joke-teller on stage at the Derailed Pour House.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: Best three minute stand-up wins $100 cash, 2nd- $20 gift card. Best joke wins $50 and next best $20 gift card.

 

9 PM

Wild Bull Riding Competition

The Wild Horse Saloon – 602 2nd Ave

Ride on the Wild Horse Saloon’s mechanical bull! You’ll be judged on time, style, and crowd amusement during each ride. Male and female categories.

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: $5 per rider

Entry Deadline: 7 – 8:30 PM

Prizes: 1st, Male and Female, Cash Purse, Wild Horse Gift Certificates & Merchandise

 

9:30 PM

7th Annual Klackers Tournament

Moe’s Lounge – 937 Main

Durango’s own homegrown game! Single elimination tournament of this exciting, fast paced dice board game. Roll the jive bones and klack the jack!

YOU MUST BE 21+ FOR THIS EVENT

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st- $50 Bar Tab, 2nd- $25 Bar Tab, 3rd- Free Drink

 

10 PM

Guinness Games – Hungry Hungry Hippos

The Irish Embassy Pub – 900 Main Ave

“It’s a race, it’s a chase, hurry up and feed their faces. Who will win? No one knows! Feed the hungry hungry hip-ip-pos! If you remember this jingle, you remember how to play! Sign up early as this is a hugely popular event!

Event Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

That’s all the events for Wednesday, come back tomorrow for Thursday’s Schedule!

 

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