Best bets this weekend include the Downtown Durango Balloon Glow, the Durango Nursery’s annual Harvest Fest and live music by the Blue Moon Ramblers and Black Velvet Trio.
The Balloon Glow gets underway at 6 p.m. Friday with the balloon pilots beginning to inflate the hot air balloons. The pilots will give attendees the chance to ride inside the basket, called a “candlestick,” which is just the balloon basket and burner without the balloon.
A portable T-shirt factory will be on hand, and participants can use photos from the event to make a customized shirt. A Humpty Dumpty balloon will be among the glowing balloons.
The glow starts around 6:30 p.m., and the balloons will come down around 7:30 p.m., weather depending.
The Durango Nursery will host its annual Harvest Fest starting at noon Saturday, with lots of activities for kids, including games, hay rides and costume contests for children and dogs. A mini farmers market will be available for cash purchases. Bob’s YR Uncle will entertain with live music.
Lisa Parker’s Puppies will be at the Harvest Fest with dogs for adoption.
STEAM Lab, 3:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Build, explore, create and problem-solve with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities. For ages 5-12. Visit durangopubliclibrary.org.
Live Music with Truckley Howe, 5:30 p.m., Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave.
Downtown Durango Balloon Glow, 6 p.m., 500 block of Main Avenue. Hot air balloons will light up the sky in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot. Free event and weather permitting.
Community Yard Sale, 9 a.m., 256 Ute Road in Ignacio. Buy, sell and trade new and used items. For more information, call 563-4784.
Darryl Kuntz, 9 a.m., Durango Farmers Market, 259 W. Ninth St. Kuntz will entertain on keyboard.
Plein Air Artists of Colorado – Exhibition, 9 a.m., Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave. Artists discover inspiration and subject matter in and around historic downtown Durango.
Blue Moon Ramblers, 6 p.m., Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.
The Black Velvet Trio, 4 p.m., Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave.