Saturday

SATURDAY

 

8 AM SNOWDOWN BALLOON RALLY AND MASS ASCENSION - CANCELLED!!!

HWY 550 N, N side of Hermosa Meadows Rd

(Park at Animas Valley Elem. School)

Grab some hot chocolate and fly your magic carpet to this illusion in the sky! This enchanting event features a beautiful display of 25 colorful hot air balloons levitating in the early morning frost. Enjoy the wonders of the universe as they float down the Animas Valley. (See also Sunday 8 AM).

Event Coordinator: Phil Campbell 759-4326

Entry Cost: Pilot $75, Sponsor $225

Eligibility: Pilots by invitation; Sponsors, first 25 applicants

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

NEW TIME!

8:30 AM SNOWDOWN 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT  

Durango Community Recreation Center - 2700 Main

Join the SNOWDOWN celebration by playing 3-on-3 Basketball at the Durango Rec Center. This tournament is for the kids in grades 3rd through 12th. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 4 games and each participant will receive a FREE event t-shirt. Teams are limited to 4 players per team.

Event Coordinator: Jordan Rupe 970-375-7317

Entry Cost: $50/Team early registration- $75/team late registration

Entry Deadline: Registration begins Wednesday, Jan 26

Prizes: 1st & 2nd prizes awarded for girls and boys in each age division.

 

NEW TIME!

9:30 AM BRING YOUR PARTNER FOOSBALL

The Garage – 121 W 8th St

Who needs outdoor sports in the middle of winter when we can play in the comfort of a bar where there’s
BEER? This is the only foosball tournament and it’s bring your own partner. 32 teams will compete, double elimination until the final team wins! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Clinton Holnback 719-649-7263

Entry Cost: $20

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd


10 AM SNOWDOWN KIDS SNOW GAMES                                   

Folsom Park - 11 Folsom Place (off Florida Rd)

This super silly SNOWDOWN event is now entertaining a second generation of spirited kiddos! No magic tricks here, just a magical time of fun games! This one is for the whimsical children from 3 years old up to 5th graders!

Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser 247-3986 or 247-2446

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes!

 

NEW TIME!

10 AM 9 BALL BILLIARD TOURNAMENT

The Garage – 121 W 8th St

If you’re a billiards fanatic looking for a challenge, look no further! Test your supernatural skills in this riveting game of classic billiards. It may take some stardust to be the 9 ball wizard! Now in it’s 25th year! Double elimination 64 player bracket.

Event Coordinator: Clinton Holnback 719-649-7263

Entry Cost: $15

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

10 AM MAGICAL MYSTICAL SNOWDOWN YOUTH PINBALL TOURNAMENT

The Garage - 121 W 8th St

Lights, bumpers, flippers, oh my! It’s all so mesmerizing! Show your pizzazz with a flipper and prove you are the master of the game. Must be under 18.

Event Coordinator: Jason Thomas 970-759-1158

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: Top 3 Junior Pinball Wizards and Best Costumes


NEW TIME!

10 AM CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT - START TIME CHANGED TO 1 PM

American Legion Auxiliary - 878 E 2nd Ave

Bring your glittery self to this brilliant game. Cornhole (aka bags, sack toss, or bean bag toss) is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing 16 ounce bags of corn kernels at a raised platform (board) with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the board scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches or exceeds the score of 21.

Event Coordinator: Steve Frost 247-1590  durangolegion@gmail.com

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Friday, Jan 28

Prizes: 1st, 2nd

 

NEW EVENT!
10 AM – 2 PM KROEGERS PET PHOTO BOOTH                                          

Kroegers Ace Hardware -  8 Town Plaza

Dress up your furry friends in the theme of SNOWDOWN and come in to Kroegers to get your photos taken and keep the photos when you're done! Maybe your cat always wanted to be a unicorn, or your gerbil is a magician! Prizes for the most creative pet costumes!

Event Coordinator: Mason Schaefer 970-793-5268

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: 1st - $100 Ace Gift Card, 2nd - $50 Gift Card, 3rd - $25 Gift Card

 

11 AM SNOWDOWN FLY CASTING COMPETITION                  

Schneider Park - 950 Roosa Ave        

Hosted by San Juan Angler. Caster's will have 2 minutes to hit targets at 15 ft, 30 ft, 45 ft and 60 ft. This is no illusion, the targets are worth 5, 10, 15 and 20 points respectfully. No experience necessary for this bewitching good time. All gear, equipment and tackle will be provided.     

Event Coordinator: Cole Glenn 382-9978

Entry Cost:  FREE     

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

                                                                                                                       

NEW TIME!

11:30 AM MAGICAL MYSTICAL PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY!                 

Durango Public Library - 1900 E 3rd Ave

Bundle up and get ready to boogey down at our outdoor dance party. Little ones and their families are invited to don their most magical garbs and dance the day away to their favorite tunes! Kids ages 2-6 and their families.            

Event Coordinator: Callie Blackmer 375-3385

Entry Cost: FREE      

                                                                                                           
12 NOON – 2 PM CHILI COOK-OFF

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall - 2500 Main

Calling all alchemists! Time to dust off that cauldron for the annual chili cook off. Bring your hunger and your sense of adventure to enjoy samples of red and green chili, salsas and vegetarian chili. Brews and soft drinks will be available to tame those fiery tongues. Doors open at 7 AM to decorate booths/stands/cookers and to start cooking your favorite recipes! Judging begins at 10:30 AM. Tasting cups on sale at 12 NOON with proceeds supporting SNOWDOWN! Witches and warlocks can vote for the people’s choice award. Prizes generously underwritten by Sunny Side Meats Market.

Event Coordinator: Greg Yucha 382-0788 greg.yucha@gmail.com

Entry Cost: FREE for contestants, samples are 50 cents
Entry Deadline: 7 AM day of event.  See www.snowdown.org for rules & registration.

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

 

12 NOON – 2 PM BLOODY MARY CONTEST

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall - 2500 Main

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. Ice, cups and Vodka will be provided by Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse. Contestants bring the rest to prepare their Bloody Marys and decorate their booth AND themselves, for costumes are always encouraged!

Event Coordinator: Sharina Ramsey-Adams 769-2577

Entry Cost: FREE for contestants, samples are $1
Entry Deadline: 7 AM day of event.  See www.snowdown.org for rules & registration.

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

 

12 NOON OUTLAW JOSIE PETE'S GOLF TOURNAMENT

Main Mall Commons – 835 Main

A SNOWDOWN favorite! Each hole is located in a different downtown establishment. If your entry has been chosen, meet at 11:30 AM at The Main Mall, wearing your best magical mystical attire. Bring your own putter and golf ball. Shotgun start at NOON. Missed out on getting a team? Spectate at these locations: Gazpacho’s, 2nd Ave Deli, The Roost, Cuckoos, Wildhorse Saloon, Diamond Belle, Balcony Bar & Grill,  Father's Daughters Pizza, Derailed Pour House, Fired Up Pizza, Joel's, The Garage, Starlight Lounge, El Rancho, Old Tymer’s Café, Carver’s Brewing Co, Taco Libre, Ernie's 11th Street Station, Durango Craft Spirits, The Elks Lodge, Steamworks Brewing Co, and Fur Trapper’s Steakhouse. Entry Forms must be postmarked or dropped off at Animas Wine & Spirits no later than Jan 1. Drawing is limited to 60 teams. Rules for drawing explained on entry form. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinators: Joe Leder joe@animaswine.com, Doug Lyons 749-8655

Entry Cost: $75.00 per team
Entry Deadline: Saturday, Jan 1

Prizes!


12 NOON – 7 PM HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW Y(OUR) WINE? 

Four Leaves Winery - 528 Main        

Come in anytime between 12 Noon and 7 PM and receive 4 samples of wine. If you can correctly identify 3 of the 4 samples using our description menu, you win a coupon for a FREE glass of wine.  If you can correctly identify all 4, you will win a FREE bottle of wine! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dean Fagner 403-8182     

Entry Cost: $

                                                            

1 PM CANINE FASHION SHOW     

McDonald's parking lot - 201 W College Dr

Durango may have been voted the "worst dressed community", but USA Today was not referring to our canines! Bring your best furry friend or borrow someone else's and show em' off in this hysterical fashion show. The categories are funniest, dress alike, and SNOWDOWN theme related. It's a howling good time! Canines of all ages welcome but please keep your leash on.                                                                    

Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser 247-2446 or 247-3986

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category!

           

1 PM MAGICAL MYSTERY PINBALL TOURNAMENT EXTRAVAGANZA

The Garage - 121 W 8th St

This is an International Flipper Pinball Association sanctioned pinball tournament. The format is 7 strike group knockout. Players are paired against each other in groups of four. In that group, 1st place gets no strike, 2nd place gets 1 strike, 3rd place gets 2 strikes, 4th place gets 3 strikes. Once a player gets 7 strikes, that player is eliminated. Last person standing is the winner. $5 entry and all pinball is for FREE during the tournament. This will be an all ages tournament! All player levels welcome.

Event Coordinator: Jason Thomas 970-759-1158                    

Entry Fee: $5 

Prizes: Cash - Top 5

 

1 PM CAT YOGA                           

The Smiley Bldg - 1309 E 3rd Ave Rm 15      

A yoga class with adoptable kitties! The class will be led by an instructor from YogaDurango. Space is limited, so please RSVP to j.marie.pace@gmail.com in advance to reserve your spot.            

Event Coordinator: Jess Pace 615-294-2049   

Entry Cost: FREE ($20 suggested donation with proceeds to benefit La Plata County Humane Society).                                                                                                             

1 PM MYSTICAL HUMAN FOOSBALL - CANCELLED!!!

Animas Brewing Co -  1560 E 2nd Ave

Join us for an action packed fundraiser benefiting Southwest Center For Independence. Teams of 6 will compete for prizes (including best dressed team). Bring your magic ball skills.  Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Gordon South 970-903-2732

Entry Cost: $30 per team

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Best Dressed team; Best Dressed individual

 

1 PM HULA HOOP CONTEST        

Gazpacho Restaurant - 431 E 2nd Ave

Put a spin on SNOWDOWN and gyrate those hips! The person who can keep their hula-hoop up the longest wins. As in Simon Says, you have to be able to walk forward, backward, sideways, turn around and go through a simple obstacle course, all while keeping your hula-hoop going! This event is open to all ages, from the youngest wizards to the the oldest warlocks, don’t forget to bring your hula-hoop!

Event Coordinator: Al Librande 749-3331

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes!

           

1:30 PM LIMBO                                

Gazpacho Restaurant - 431 E 2nd Ave

Magically twist, turn and contort your body to see just how low you can go. Might want to go to the Cat Yoga at 1 PM before doing this event! All ages.                                  

Event Coordinator: Emma Lou Librande 769-3332

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes!

 

NEW TIME!

2 PM NO NONSENSE QUAFFING TOURNAMENT

11th Street Station – 1101 Main

Have a literal drink on you if you’re not careful! Get ready to chug-a-lug! Using Ernie’s custom bowling lane tables. Enter your 4-person team in your best Magical and Mystical attire! See Coordinator for rules. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Carmen Drulis 749-7204

Entry Cost: $40 per team

Prizes!


2 PM OUTHOUSE STUFFING - CANCELLED!!!                                 

Gazpacho Restaurant - 431 E 2nd Ave

Have you ever been enticed into stuffing yourself into an outhouse with your closest, most flexible friends? It’s intoxicating! See how many of your fellow Merlins you can stuff into a outhouse for an entire 10 seconds. Don’t worry, the outhouse will be spick and span for this breath-taking event. Must be 21+.                

Event Coordinator: Al Librande 749-3331

Event Cost: FREE

Prizes!                                                                                                            

 

NEW EVENT!

3:30 PM BUCKET BEER PONG                  

Starlight  Lounge - 937 Main 

It’s beer dribbling at it finest! Traditional beer pong with a magical twist using buckets and basketballs.

Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231

Event Cost: FREE Must be 21+                                   

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

4 PM FREESTYLE HAIR DESIGN AWARDS

The Chill Spot - 3102 Main Suite 15

(See ALL WEEK for details)

 

4 PM FASHION DO’S & DON’TS VIDEOCAST - CANCELLED!!!                 

Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Dr        

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Jan 15 at the theatre at 12 NOON for 1 hour, then online at Animascitytheatre.com until Sold Out. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 970-799-2281

Entry Cost: $10                                                                                              


4 PM JOSIE PETE'S GOLF TOURNAMENT AWARD CEREMONY                    

Durango Elks Lodge - 901 E 2nd Ave

(See SATURDAY 12 NOON for details)          

                                                                                                                                   

5 PM SEARCH FOR THE SILVER BULLET AWARD CEREMONY        

Joel’s Bar – 119 W 8th

(See ALL WEEK for details)

 

6 PM NINTENDO 64 MARIO KART

Starlight Lounge - 937 Main  

Use those tricky gaming skills that you have spent far too long perfecting. This is video gaming at it’s finest. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231

Entry Cost: FREE  

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs

 

NEW EVENT!                                                                                               

6 PM MOVIE NIGHT                             

First Presbyterian Church of Durango - 1159 E 3rd Ave       

Come join us for a family friendly movie night! Entrance is FREE, all you have to do is show up for the show!                                                    

Event Coordinator: Beau Smith 208-3010, Kristin Smith 208-7220      

Entry Cost: FREE      

 

6:30 PM CARDS AGAINST SNOWDOWN!             

VFW Post 4031 - 1550 Main   

3rd Annual Cards against Humanity tournament. You may be dirty, but are you funny?  Let's find out! Come play and see what you've got. Must be 18+.

Event coordinator: Hop Phelps 769-3320

Entry Cost: $2

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

 

7 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES                                             

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave          

(See FRIDAY 7 PM for details)

 

7 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST

Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Dr       

(See FRIDAY 7 PM for details)

 

9 PM SPELLBOUND SILENT DISCO DANCE OFF           

11th Street Station - 1101 Main         

Bring your best dance moves, in your best themed attire, for this fun event. Have a dance off where only you and the other dancers can hear the music, the audience will have an equally magical time watching all you wizards, witches and the like, dance as we pluck one by one out off the dance floor till one remains! Must be 21+.       

Event Coordinator: Carmen Drulis 749-7204

Entry Cost: $10

Prizes!

 

9:30 PM BEST CHEST IN THE WEST        

Starlight Lounge - 937 Main

Guys and gals! If you’re chest-worthy and want to ‘rack’ up some prizes, hit us with your best shot and show us what you’ve got! Best chest wins, man or woman. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Rick Carney 749-7231

Entry Cost: FREE Must be 21+           

Prizes: 1st, 2nd 3rd – Bar tabs                                                                  

                                                                                                                                   

10 PM  KARAOKE COMPETITION

8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E 8th Ave

(see THURSDAY 10 PM for details)    

 

10 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST

Animas City Theatre – 128 E College Dr

(See FRIDAY 7 PM for details)

 

10 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES                                           

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave          

(See FRIDAY 7 PM for details)