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Fab Fridays In July



Fab Fridays in July

Join the Durango Business Improvement District (BID) in a celebration of our Downtown businesses during our Fab Fridays in July.

Come downtown this Friday, July 20 from 5-8pm. There will be 25 merchants participating in the 800 and 900 blocks of Main Avenue. Each merchant will be providing something unique and fun that evening! (see below for details). Think of it like a block party, without closing the streets.

This is a great event for the whole family.  Rubby Balloon will be making free balloon creations for kids and Magic Brush will be doing face painting in front of the Main Mall.  We will also have entertainment by Devin Scott playing his Ukulele that night.  Its a great night to come to Durango and celebrate our Downtown businesses.

Look for the green balloons for participating merchants. Special thanks to Durango Balloon Company for the balloons!

Participating merchants, address and activities for Friday, July 20:

Business Address Activity or offering


 Maria's Bookshop


960 Main Avenue Bruce Phillips, a professional children’s musician, songwriter, and educator, will be playing at Maria’s Bookshop at 6pm on July 20th. He has played for our community in the past and we are excited to welcome him back. Don't miss this dynamic, educational, and interactive performance by an accomplished teacher and entertainer.
Maria's Bookshop will also be displaying local artist Lori Preusch’s breathtaking work for the 2018 Music in the Mountains Festival, and we invite visitors to stop in for a viewing. Posters of the artwork will be available for $5. Between 5 and 8pm that evening, visitors to the shop will also have the chance to enter a drawing to win a copy of the book This is Your Brain on Music by Danel Levitin, a long-time customer favorite.
Mountain Bike Specialists 949 Main Avenue Mountain Bike Maintenance Clinic by Darian Harvey from 5 to 6:30. Class is limited to 20 people. Advance sign up required.  Call 247-4066
El Moro Spirits & Tavern 945 Main Avenue 3:00 to 6:00
$3 Wells
$4 Tallboy Cans
$4 House Wine
$1 off all small plates and bar snacks
Spaaah Shop & Day Spa 934 Main Avenue               

 Free Mini Facials with one of our licensed Estheticians.  Each facial customer will receive a Deep Cleansing, followed by an exfoliation and topped off with a beautiful moisturizer with our organic skincare line "Eminence"

Tippy Canoe 925 Main Ave • X-mas in July 15% off entire store( Pendleton and Micheal Aram Exceptions)
• 20% to 60% off sale room items
• Prize drawing at 8pm $100 value


Animas Chocolate Company                      

920 Main Ave.

Artist reception for our current local artist on display; Carol Meckling showcasing beautiful landscapes and abstracts.
The reception will be from 5-7pm with the artist in attendance and light refreshments.

ACC will also be introducing 3 new truffles on Friday
1. The New York Basin; a Manhattan cocktail inspired truffle.
2. The Nugget; a Single Origin Bolivian hand rolled truffle
3. The Texas Truffle; Handcrafted fudge enrobed in Milk Chocolate with a bedazzled top
Come try their newest creation the “Stage III S’more”; Our handcrafted marshmallows enrobed in chocolate (dark or milk) in between our house made oatmeal cookies.  We will be offering these all day with a free S’more to all purchases over $10.00.

Eolus Bar and Dining 919 Main Avenue  Wines of the San Juan Winemaker
Josh Arnold will be pouring new vintages & they will be offered by the glass that evening.  5-8


The Irish Embassy Pub


900 Main Ave


Live music with Patrick's Crossing. Dinner specials




143 E. 9th Street


Draw for a discount with purchase of $10 or more; Draw for door prizes – adults or children; and, Draw for a “treat” (while prizes & treats last)!



Earthen Vessel Gallery


115 W 9th St

Everyone has a mug that is not their favorite anymore. Bring it in and we will donate it to the La Plata County Humane Society and receive 25% off a replacement mug. Limit one per customer.
Brown's Sport Shoe  870 Main Avenue Drawing for a discount with purchase. Beverages will be available.
Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen 862 Main Avenue  Come on in for a free Gazpacho shooter! Just ask your server, bartender or hostess when you come in!


Beads and Beyond


840 Main Avenue

Backyard Olympics games. For prizes. Water gun target shooting, speed beading, yoga moves and ring toss
Pine Needle Mountaineering 835 Main Avenue Suite #112 Food, prizes and more. Spin to Win- Spin the wheel for a prize. 
C'est Bon of Durango  835 Main Avenue Suite 102  Answer trivia questions about current products for a discount.


Dolce Boutique


835 Main Avenue Suite 101

Beverages and snacks will be served. Models will be showing off the latest Summer fashions. Plus hair tinsel
There's No Place Like Home 822 Main Avenue Jewelry trunk show with local artist Nancy Conrad from 5-7 p.m

Durango T-Shirt Co.


816 Main Avenue



Folding competitions on different types of garments.
Will be judged based on neatness and time.
Winners will receive a discount


lively (a boutique)


809 Main Avenue


Jewelry Trunk Show by Artist Bailey Parker & Fashion Show of new Summer Merchandise from 6-8pm
Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College Ticket Office 802 Main Avenue Offering a drawing for 2 tickets to the performance of Mandy Harvey on October 16, 2018. The Ticket Office will stay open until 8pm for people to purchase tickets for our new season and enter the drawing.
Durango Welcome Center 802 Main Ave Refreshments & Cookies plus a drawing for an osprey backpack
Silk Sparrow 801 Main Avenue

Providing food and drinks all evening plus 10% off storewide and live screen printing limited edition tees from 6-8 pm.

Rose Duds 801 Main Avenue B 1/2 off the entire store plus refreshments and snacks.

Live music with Caitlin Cannon. 

Plein Goods 133 E 8th Street See store for details
The World According to Mark 131 East 8th Street Mark Jaramillo will be doing pottery demonstrations and instore discounts will be offered.
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