Disco Do It at a glance
Your action-acked guide to Snowdown

Durangoans again gather to celebrate winter this week with the 28th annual edition of Snowdown. The bell-bottomed theme of this year’s celebration is “Snowdown – Disco Do-It,” and all the favorite events will be back on tap, joined by a handful of new ones.. A listing of events follows:

Thursday2

Thursday Wing Fever, a chicken wing eating contest, takes place at Cuckoo’s Chicken House, 128 E. College, at 4 p.m. 259-6322 .

The Snowdown Junior King & Queen will be selected at 4:30 p.m. at the Best Western Rio Grande Inn, 400 E. Second Ave. 247-2446.

Magical Musical Mystery Tour music jeopardy takes place at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave., beginning at 5 p.m. 259-1400 for details.

The Snowdown Benefactor Wine Tasting & Art Exhibition commences at 5:30 p.m. at the Bank of Colorado, 1199 Main Ave. Proceeds benefit the La Plata Open Space Conservancy. 259-3415 for details.

Thursday Night Fever, a dance contest and new event, takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Ball Park Sports Bar, 351 S. Camino del Rio. 385-5533.

The Snowdown Kid’s Follies, a new event, takes the stage at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., at 7 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

The Disco Drag Showdown, a cross-dressing fashion show and new event, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Spaaah Shop, 988 Main Ave. 769-095.

The Snowdown 9-Ball Pool Tournament begins at 7 p.m. at El Rancho, 975 Main Ave. 259-3562 for details.

The second round elimination of Lady F’s Lunacy trivia tournament begins at 7:30 p.m. at Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave. 382-9664.

The Diamond Circle Theatre, 699 Main Ave., hosts the sold-out Gala Premiere Performance of the raucous Snowdown Follies at 8 p.m.

Friday3

All Day Snowdown T-Shirt Day

The Snowdown Waiter/Waitress Race takes place at 2 p.m. in the alley behind Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave. 259-9200 for details.

The Snowdown Bed Race begins at 3 p.m. in the alley behind Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave.. 259-1577.

The Elk’s Club, 901 E. Second Ave., hosts a spaghetti dinner benefiting the Purgatory ski team from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. 247-8316 for details.

The Snowdown Wine and Winter Tasting takes place at Southern Soy, 919 Main Ave. Attendants receive a souvenir glass. 385-4723.

The single, luminous Snowdown Firework signals the start of the Snowdown Light Parade at 6 p.m. The parade begins at 500 Main Ave. and works its way to 12th Street. Back by popular demand, there will be a special appearance by the Hillstompers Marching Band of Northern New Mexico.

The 26th annual Ski Softball game between Durango Mountain Ski Patrol and the Ski/Snowboard School takes place at the FLC Softball Complex at 7 p.m. 247-5893 for details.

The third elimination round of Lady F’s Lunacy trivia tournament begins at 7:30 p.m. at Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave. 382-9664

The Magical Musical Mystery Tour musical jeopardy continues at 7:30 p.m. at Scoot • Blues, 900 Main Ave.

The Snowdown Light Parade Awards Ceremony takes place at 8 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802, E. Second Ave.

The Disco Dance Off, including dance and costume contests, takes place at the Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., at 9 p.m. 375-2568.

Saturday4

The Snowdown Balloon Rally takes place at 7:45 a.m. at Red Rock Ranch, 8 miles north of Durango.

The Snowdown Snow Sculpture Contest takes place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Plaza at Durango Mountain Resort. 247-9000 for details.

A DMR and Ska Punk Rock Breakfast takes place at Purgy’s at Durango Mountain Resort beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event includes local punk, drink specials and “motivational foods.” 247-9000 ext. 5125.

The 3 on 3 basketball tournament starts at 9 a.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. for 3rd-12th grades.375-7313.

The Snowdown Broomball Tournament runs at Chapman Hill Ice Rink beginning at 9 a.m. 375-7395 for details.

The Snowdown Snowgames take place from 10 a.m.-noon at

Chapman Hill. 247-2446 for details.

The 5K Snowshoe Shuffle race kicks off at Hillcrest Golf Course Cross Country Ski Track at 10 a.m. 946-0417 for details.

The Snowdown Hash House Run starts at 11 a.m. at a secret location. One harrier lays a trail of flour. The other harriers follow that trail to the end where food and beverages await. 375-2413 for details.

The Downhill Kayak Race takes place at the Snowcoaster Hill at Durango Mountain Resort at 11 a.m. 259-8313 for details.

El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave., hosts an 8-Ball Pool Tournament, a double elimination event, at 11 a.m. 259-8111 for details.

The Snowdown Chili Cook-Off begins at noon at the La Plata County Fairgrounds with proceeds supporting Snowdown. 375-2513 for details.

Snowdown Tubercross takes place at noon at the Hesperus Ski Area. 946-8106 for details.

The Outlaw Josie Pete’s Golf Tournament begins at noon in the Main Mall Commons. Contestants putt 12 holes in costume through various local drinking establishments. 382-7400 to register.

Snowdown Texas Hold ‘Em Poker takes place at Colorado Pongas, 121 W. 8th St., at noon. Limited to 80 players. 382-8554 for details.

A Rugby Exhibition Match with the Durango Rhinos Rugby Team teaks place at 1 p.m. at Santa Rita Park. 375-6449 for details.

The Feline Fashion Show takes place at 1 p.m. in the McDonald’s parking lot. 247-2446 for details.

The Grocery Games start at 1 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall and features Oreo Stacking and Spam Carving. 247-4475.

The Canine Fashion Show takes place at 2 p.m. in the McDonald’s parking lot. 247-2446 for details.

Durango Mountain Resort presents Mountain Bike Dual Slalom at 2 p.m. 247-9000.

Belt Sander Drag Races, a new event where competitors race down a 50 foot track, takes place at 2 p.m. at Kroeger’s. 247-0660 for details.

The 6th annual Outhouse Stuffing takes place at Gazpacho, 431 E. Second Ave., at 3 p.m. 247-3334 for details.

The Balloon Glow takes place at 5:30 p.m. on the Fort Lewis College Rim. In conjunction with the event, tthere will be a fireworks display.

Solid Muldoon’s, 117 W. College, presents Snowdown Arm Wrestling at 6 p.m. 247-9151 for details.

The Magical Musical Mystery Tour continues at 7 p.m. at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave.

Lady F’s Lunacy continues with the final round at 7:30 p.m. at Lady Falconburgh’s, 640 Main Ave. 382-9664 for details.

The Snowball takes place at the DSNGRR Museum at 6 p.m. featuring fine fare, live music, costume contest and a cash bar. 769-2573 for details.

The Contra Boogie, a disco flavored Contra Dance, takes place at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 1515 Main Ave. 259-6820 for details.

Boogie Nights takes place at Steamworks, 801 E. Second Ave., at 8 p.m. Hosted by the Point. 259-9200 for details.

Sunday5

La Plata County Search & Rescue hosts the Snowdown Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m.-noon at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

A kayak Pool Slalom race runs from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Durango Rec. Center. 382-9199 for details.

Day two of the Snowdown Balloon Rally takes place at Red Rock Ranch, 8 miles north of Durango.

3-on-3 Basketball continues at the Durango Rec Center at 9 a.m.

A Hash House Harriers Run starts at a secret location at 11 a.m.

Colorado Timberline Academy hosts the Ullr Ski Obstacle Race at 12:30 p.m. 259-9673 for details.

The Snowdown Bartender’s Contest takes place at 4 p.m. at the West Side Bar and Grill, 117 W. College. 247-9151 for details.

The final round of the Magical Mystery Tour at 5 p.m. at Scoot ‘n Blues, 900 Main Ave. 259-1400 details.

For more information on the 28th annual celebration of Snowdown, visit www.snowdown.org.

 

 

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