This weekend in Durango will feature Colorado Public Lands Day on Saturday and Taste of Durango on Sunday.
Colorado Public Lands Day, an official celebration of the public lands available to Coloradans and tourists from around the world, will be held for the first time Saturday. A number of events are scheduled in Southwest Colorado, including a hike up Elbert Creek Trail near Needles Country Square and gatherings at the north end of Vallecito Reservoir, the welcome center in Cortez and the Powerhouse Science Center in Durango. A complete list of events can be found at copubliclandsday.com.
Taste of Durango marks the annual summer-kickoff party. Held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday on Main Avenue, the event will feature local craft breweries, artisan cocktails, samples of world-class cuisine from local restaurants, live music, dancing and more. The Durango chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association, in coordination with Durango Business Improvement District and the La Plata County Mounted Rangers, will sponsor the 2017 Taste, which will benefit Manna and other local nonprofits.
Wolfwood Refuge visits, 10 a.m., Three Springs Plaza, 175 Mercado St., 764-6000.
Stillwater Music’s Party in the Park, noon-5 p.m., Buckley Park, 1200 block of Main Avenue.
Colorado Public Lands Day Party, 6 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, 259-9234.
Taste of Durango, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Avenue, www.tasteofdurango.com.