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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 27 from 5-8pm. There will be 35 merchants participating in the 700, 600 and 500 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 and Wildflower Rentals will have oversized yard games.  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 27: Click here for a mobile friendly and printable copy.

Business Address Activity or offering


Mesa Verde Museums Association


802 Main Ave Join  National Park Ranger, Jacob Collins, as he demonstrates how the Ancestral Puebloans made tools from various types of stone. Demonstations from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Durango Welcome Center.
Seasons of Durango 764 Main Avenue Serving a new Specialty Drink called the 416 Smokey jalapeño margarita. Served with barrel aged tequilla made in house plus locally grown peppers. Served all night from 5-8pm. Regular Happy hour is from 4-6pm and 9 to close.
Crow's Closet 750 Main Avenue 20% off your purchase including sale items! All day! We will also do a drawing for a Toad And Co item up to $75.00 value.
Conundrum Escape Room & Brain Games LLC. 736 Main Avenue suite 100              

Yard Games, Meet and Greet with the owner and room designers, Board Games
Times: 4:30-8:00

Sticks & Stones Handmade 734 Main Ave Drawing for exclusive discounts at our brand new location (922 Main Ave).
First dibs on a silent auction fundraiser that will begin on Fab Friday and will run through August 31st for an original pastel artwork by Rez Dog. Money will be donated to the LPCHS.



726 1/2  Main Ave.

A free fry with the order of two entrees.Times:  5-7 p.m.

Old Barrel Tea Company 713 Main Avenue Tea and honey Samples. A raffle for each person who spends over $40.


Scenic Aperture


708 Main Ave


New releases for summer 2018


Magpie's Newsstand Cafe


707 Main Avenue

25% discount on “fresh made gelato”. Just ask for the fab Friday discount.



Mahogany Grille


699 Main Avenue

Chef Safari will be in front of the Strater Hotel doing one of his famous watermelon carvings and visiting with his fans and the curious. 
Diamond Belle Saloon 699 Main Avenue Belle Girls will be available for pictures and will hand out Belle punch card. With each breakfast at the Mahogany Grill over $10 you will get a punch. After 10 punches, redeemed for $10. The Gunfight will take place at 5:30 in The Belle and on the corner of 7th St and Main, with a gunfighter signing autographs later in the tent and handing out Sheriff’s badges to little kids and coupons for personalized Wanted posters. 
The Living Tree 680 Main Avenue

offering 3 specials-

 locals day discounts- 30% off our entire menu for locals

Thai Steak Salad day- 20% off Thai Steak Salad

Kombucha happy hour- from 7:00 to 8:30 spend $10 get a free Kombucha




651 Main Avenue

Summer Clearance Sale. Fun suprpise gift with purchase. Snacks and drinks served from 5-8pm.
Joyful Nook Gallery 640 Main Avenue Suite #2 Demonstrations on paper making and various uses of paper. 
Durango Olive Oil & Spice  640 Main Avenue Suite 1  Matcha & Spice Blending Demo! 


Father Daughters Pizza


600 Main Avenue

Kids pizza coloring contest.

Age groups




free slice and drink to winner in each group


We will hang pictures in our ‘Kids Corner’

Announce winners at 6:30

The San Juan Angler 600 Main Avenue Demo casting with practice caster and fly tying demo.  Select sale items.
We will be open all day until 8pm.

Get Fused!


600 Main Avenue suite 112


Glass Fusing Class:How to create a aspen scene.
5 to 8pm

 Cost $30.00 

All inclusive 

The class all the materials, and firing you art piece. 

Durango Dawg House


600 Main Avenue


we will have a live glass blowing demo and give aways
Cloud 9 Head Shop 600 Main Avenue suite 1 $100 Cash Giveaway sponsored by the RecRoom(free to enter), In Store Giveaways and meet and greet with local glass artists
Wild Horse Saloon 601 East 2nd  Ave Free Dance Class 7-8pm
Animas City Theatre 128 E College Drive

Come see our film, WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR any showing on Friday and get an entry for a chance to win Movie Passes, Tickets to a National Theatre Production, Bolshoi Ballet, or to an upcoming show!

Cuckoo's Chicken House & Waterin' Hole 128 E College Drive Answer Sport's Trivia questions for a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate and other prizes!


The Bookcase and Barber 601 E 2nd Avenue Suite B Special Password from 5-8pm is: Lovin L ’Amour. Guests who say this password at the door, are eligible for a $5 Manhattan instead of for $11!
The Roost 128 E College Dr Happy Hour All Specials all night, $1 Off All Alcoholic Beverages, 1/2 Price Hummus and Pita Chips.  We will also be running a special on our 10 oz Prime Rib Dinner, only $15!
BREW Pub and Kitchen 117 W. College Drive


Participants will be rolling 5 large yard dice. One roll and one chance per person.
Prizes are as follows:

5 of a kind/yahtzee : GROWLER!
4 of a kind: FLIGHT OF BEERS!
Large straight: HOUSE PINT!
Full house: HOUSE DRAW!
3 of a kind: HOUSE TASTER!
2 of a kind: BREW STICKER/DECAL!

No purchase necessary
Participants must be 21+ to roll and win

Starbucks 558 Main Avenue We are going to have a coloring contest! Adults and children  are welcome to come in and color one of our Starbucks cups. It will be 7/27/18 from 5-8pm. We will offer free apple juice and brewed coffee. Participants will enter to win an awesome Starbucks gift basket. Will will have the cups on display all the next week and let the public cast their votes for the best one. Voting will start 7-28-18 and go through 8-3-18. I will call the winner on 8-4-18 to come claim their prize! Times: 7-27-18 5pm-8pm
Kids Rock 563 Main Avenue Snacks, Drinks, Discounts and giveaways.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 561 Main Avenue Help us Serve some Sweetness and Honor our Heroes! Purchase 1 pound of fudge & we will donate 1 pound of fudge.This has been extended to those who are serving our fires this year. Our goal is 900 lbs this month.
Overland 546 Main Avenue Drawing for a sheepskin rug! Also select merchandise 30-50% off.
Four Leaves Winery 528 Main Avenue Live Music from 6-8pm.
Cowgirls  501 Main Avenue Rough Turquoise presentation. 60-75% off whole sale stock and 1/2 off beads.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad 479 Main Avenue Enter a drawing for: 2 Adult tickets on the Cowboy Poet Train for October 5, & Family 4 Pack to the Peanuts™ Pumpkin Patch Express. Drawing is located in the gift shop.
A SHARED BLANKET 104 E 5th Street Art demonstration and snacks
{re}Love Consign & Design 110 E. 5th Street serving appetizers. Check out our new selection of furniture and art.
A Lil' Chic 149 E 5th Street Serving cookies & Summer drinks plus design tips for lighting. Customers who like Lil' Chic on Facebook on Friday evening will become eligible for a drawing. See store for details.
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