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Your guide to the Snowdown 2019 schedule of events

You can do all of these rad things during Snowdown, and you should, cause it’s the most wonderful time in Durango

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Lucy Schaefer/Special to DGO

Snowdown 2018
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Lucy Schaefer/Special to DGO

Snowdown 2018
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Lucy Schaefer/Special to DGO

Snowdown 2018
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Lucy Schaefer/Special to DGO

Snowdown 2018
Ep 190119749
Lucy Schaefer/Special to DGO

Snowdown 2018
Ep 190119749
Lucy Schaefer/Special to DGO

Snowdown 2018

Your guide to the Snowdown 2019 schedule of events

Lucy Schaefer/Special to DGO

Snowdown 2018
Lucy Schaefer/Special to DGO

Snowdown 2018
Lucy Schaefer/Special to DGO

Snowdown 2018

Good news, friends! We’re quickly approaching Snowdown time, the most magical time of the year in Durango. This year’s theme is Comic-Con, which means you get to dress up like, well, whatever the hell you want to. Want to be Eleven from Stranger Things? Go for it. How about some obscure anime character that no one will recognize? Do your thang! You can be whatever you want to be during Snowdown.

And, you can also do whatever you want to do from this list, because these are the official Snowdown events for 2019. Well, everything but that *one event* that’s sold out for basically 1,000 years and you have to sell your firstborn to get tickets to it. Everything else, though, is fair game.

Happening All Week

SNOWDOWN THEME CONTEST: Magpie’s Newstand Café, 707 Main Ave., free

This theme contest is for 2021 because themes are chosen 2 years in advance. Let your imagination run wild!!

SNOWDOWN SEARCH FOR THE SILVER BULLET: Hosted by Coors Light and Four Corners Broadcasting, 21+, free

This event challenges all explorers, adventurers and the very clever to find “the Silver Bullet!” Somewhere, out there among the cliffs and canyons, mountains and meadows of La Plata County, the Silver Bullet will be hidden!

SPIN THE WHEEL, PROVIDE A MEAL: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Durango Harley-Davidson, 750 S. Camino del Rio, food donation

BUILD A BONG CONTEST: Prohibition Herb, 1185 Camino del Rio, 21+, free

Use your imagination to build the most creative bong the universe has ever seen! We encourage you to use anything and everything possible to build a unique one of a kind bong.

3RD ANNUAL SNOWDOWN ESCAPE ROOM - DOOMED RAIDERS OF THE CRYSTAL CRUSADE: Conundrum Escape Rooms, 736 Main Ave., Ste 100, 18+, $80 per team of 5

Available only for the week of Snowdown! This escape room will take you on an epic adventure as you embark on a challenging crusade.

Wednesday

SNOWDOWN FASHION DO’S & DON’TS: 11:15 a.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 2500 Main Ave., 21+, $20/$15/$6, advance tickets on sale at Magpie’s Newsstand, 707 Main Ave.

Fly, glide or walk, gather your super peeps and join us for fabulous fashion, food and frolicking fun! Whether your outfit is divinely bourgeoisie, comically complete or the fashion police need to dress you at the door, it is all jolly good fun! Dress to impress but please remember to follow a small bit of etiquette – it is an ADULT-only affair but not X-rated! Those offended by unsuitable attire and manners need not attend.

SNOWDOWN SCAVENGER HUNT: Deadline is 8 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 US HWY 160 (Gem Village), 21+, $20

Teams of 4 will scope the highways, the byways, the salons and saloons around Durango for the items on the list.

KEG CAP FRISBEE: 1 p.m., The Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., Ste 205, 21+, free

Test your skill at using keg caps as frisbees!

COSTUME CONTEST: Winners announced at 4 p.m., The Palace Restaurant, 505 Main Ave., 21+, free

Ladies and gentlemen, comic heroes and fine friends, wear your ComiCon Costume to the Quiet Lady Tavern at the Palace Restaurant. Your finest Snowdown cosplay could be the envy of the Snowdown Costume Contest!

DART TOURNAMENT: (insert time), Pongas, 121 W. Eighth Street, $15

Players are welcome to bring their own arrows or use ours as they take turns in this spectacular Snowdown dart tournament!

SNOWDOWN FASHION DO’S & DON’TS AFTERPARTY: 2 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main, 21+, free

Ah, the fun never stops! Come show off your best and worst fashion at the afterparty! Prizes for the best costume and the worst costume.

AIR GUITAR HERO: 4 p.m., The Roost, 128 E. College Drive, free

Are you the Best Air Guitar Hero in the West?! You can pick your own song and perform your air guitar skills to the audience. There will be three categories of prizes: Best Performance, Best Technical Guitar and Best Costume.

SUPERHERO MINUTE TO WIN IT FOR TEEN & TWEENS: 4 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave, ages 11-17, free

Join us for some fast-paced action as we smash through superhero-themed minute-long challenges. Wear your Snowdown costume and come play for prizes!

SUPER PARENT LEGO LAVA WALK: 4 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave., 18+, free

Compete in a time trial competition to prove who is the most “Super” Mom or Dad out there - child not required! Competitors (adults only) will walk across a “lava flow” of Lego pieces barefoot for the chance to win prizes and gift cards.

14TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES: 4 p.m., Durango Arts Center Theatre, 802 E. Second Ave., $16/$12

A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more!

41ST ANNUAL SNOWDOWN BARTENDERS CONTEST: 4:30 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, free

The Official Snowdown 2019 Cocktail is chosen during this traditional event!

SPELLEBRATION: 5 p.m., Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., hosted by Durango Adult Education Center, $250

Spellebration is the one and only spelling showdown of SNOWDOWN! 12, 3-person teams will show off their spelling skills with cocktails and costumes in this fun adult spelling bee. All ages welcome in this family friendly fundraiser.

SNOWDOWN EUCHRE TOURNAMENT: 6 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave., 18+, free

A fun, fast-moving card trick-taking game usually played with a partner.

TWILIGHT NIGHTS TRIATHLON: 6 p.m., Purgatory Resort Base Area, hosted by Durango Nordic Ski Club, all ages, $10

Cross country ski, snow shoe, fat bike race at the base of purgatory.

BICYCLE ROLLER RACES: 6 p.m., The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., hosted by FLC Cycling Team, all ages, free

Snowdown’s own bicycle event is gearing up its rollers. Head-to-head races on stationary indoor rollers at The Irish Embassy Pub.

SNOWDOWN CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT: 6 p.m., Durango Elks Lodge, 901 E. Second Ave. (Ninth Street entrance), 18+, $8

Time once again to get out your heroic comicribbage board and sign up for this event!

GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK DISCUSSION: 6 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave., free

Teens and adults are invited to join us for a fun and informal discussion of graphic novels. Which are your favorites? Meet fellow enthusiasts and add to your stack of “Must Reads.”

MAGICAL MYSTERY MUSICAL TOUR: 6 p.m., The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., hosted by AIKO AIKO Sound, 21+, $40 per team of 4

Snowdown’s oldest music trivia contest! Teams of 4 will test their knowledge of music trivia in a variety of musical genres.

PING PONG TOURNAMENT: 6 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, free

Ping Pong, the mightiest non-video game pastime since 1909!

BUTT DARTS: 6 p.m., BREW Pub & Kitchen, 117 W. College Drive, 21+, free

A Snowdown twist on the classic party game “Quarters.”

SCOTCH DOUBLES 8-BALL: 7 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth Street, all ages, $20 per team

Teams of two will play head to head in this double elimination 8-ball tournament alternating shots after every made ball.

SNOWDOWN TEEN FOLLIES: 7:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center Theatre, 802 E. Second Ave., $16/$12

A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more!

BEER TRIVIA: 7:45 p.m., Carver Brewing Co, 1022 Main Ave., $15 per team of 3 or 4

Join true believers for a night of revelry and trivia. Excelsior!

GUINNESS GAMES - ANTS IN THE PANTS: 8 p.m., The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., 18+, free

Holy ants in the pants, Batman!

LIP SYNC CONTEST: 8 p.m., El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave., 21+, free

Come out, come out! Enter the Lip Sync Contest-Solo or Group Acts.

SNOWDOWN JOKEDOWN: 8:30 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave., 21+, free

Tell your best joke or present your best stand-up and win comics amounts of cash money! Plus your own Bragging Rights Trophy!

MECHANICAL BULL RIDING CONTEST: 9 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., 18+, $5

Ride em’ cowboy (and cowgirl)! Try your hand at this buckin’ bull and see how long you can go. Yeehaw!

KLACKERS: 9:30 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, free

Durango’s own homegrown game! Single-elimination tournament of this exciting, fast-paced dice board game. Roll the jive bones and klack the jack!

GUINNESS GAMES - HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS: 10 p.m., The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., 18+, free

“It’s a race, it’s a chase, hurry up and feed their faces. Who will win? No one knows! Feed the hungry hip-ip-pos; Hungry, hungry hippos!

Thursday

CHAMPAGNE PONG: 11:40 a.m., Durango Elks Lodge, 901 E. Second Ave. (Ninth Street entrance), 21+, $20

Dahhling! It’s like the beer pong but with a much better beverage!

IRON MIXOLOGIST: 1 p.m., El Moro Spirits and Tavern, 945 Main Ave., 21+, free

Enter to compete for the crown of Iron Mixologist.

BIG WHEEL DERBY: 2 p.m., Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., Ste 205, 21+, free

Each contestant does a timed lap around the balcony on a Big Wheel! Hopefully, the required helmet won’t mess up your costume!

WARMING HUT AND THE MARIO & LUIGI MUSTACHE CHALLENGE: 2 p.m., BREW Pub & Kitchen, 117 W. College Drive, 21+, free

Stop into the Radio 101 Warming Hut anytime between 2 and 4:30 PM and test your skills at ‘Pin the Mustache on Mario and Luigi’. After an quick spin, and a blind fold of course, try your best to get the stick-on mustache closest to Mario’s or Luigi’s lips.

FAMILY FEUD: 2 p.m., The Palace Restaurant, 505 Main Ave., 18+, free

This game is similar to the TV classic, but with our own SNOWDOWN style!

SPEED RACER ADULT TRICYCLE RACE: 3 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave., 18+, free

Competitors will compete in a tournament-style set of races riding tricycles around a special track for prizes and gift cards.

NAME THAT TUNE: 4 p.m., 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. Eighth Ave. (College Plaza), 21+, free

Contestants will listen for 5-20 seconds to songs and will then be asked to name the song and the artist.

HOT WING EATING CONTEST: 4 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive, hosted by Cuckoo’s Chicken House, 18+, $8 per contestant

Hot Hot Hot wings! Did I say HOT?

14TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES: 4 p.m., Durango Arts Center Theatre, 802 E. Second Ave., $16/$12

CAPT’N MARVEL OYSTER SLURPING: 4 p.m., Hwy 3 Roadhouse, 955 HWY 3, 18+, $20 per contestant

Eat as many oysters as you can in 60 seconds!

THE SCIENCE OF COMIC CON: 4 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, all ages, free

Where there are geeks there will be nerds. In this family fun event we will explore the science behind some comic con exploits.

BOOZIN’ BEACONS: 4 p.m., Eolus, 919 Main Ave., hosted by Friends of the San Juans, 21+, $10 per player

A rollicking collision of libations and life-saving skills incorporating teamwork, knowledge of the downtown bar scene and skills with Avalanche Beacons.

SNOWDOWN JR KING AND QUEEN CONTEST: 4:30 p.m., Best Western Rio Grande Inn, 400 E. Second Ave., hosted by McDonald’s and Best Western Rio Grande Inn, all ages, free

All ages are welcome to attend this final selection of Snowdown’s Junior King and Queen from the Durango grade school competition.

27TH ANNUAL WINE & CRAFT SPIRITS TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION: 4:30 p.m., Mutu’s Italian Kitchen, 701 E. Second Ave., hosted by La Plata Open Space Conservancy, $75 per person

Please join La Plata Open Space Conservancy for a fun, elegant evening featuring exceptional wines and locally crafted spirits, brews, fine foods, a silent auction and an adventurous raffle.

TYE DOWN FLY TYING CONTEST: 5 p.m., The San Juan Angler, 600 Main Ave., Ste 202, all ages, free

Fly Tying! We provide the materials. You make your most creative fly design!

HANKY PANKY: 5 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, free

Be the first one to pull ALL the kleenex out of a box, ONE at a time!

KAYAK POOL SLALOM: 6 p.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., hosted by Durango Whitewater, all ages, $1 per contestant

Join paddlers from Durango Whitewater for a low key kayak pool slalom for everyone to enjoy. Playboat paddlers are encouraged to come join the fun. Several slalom race kayaks will be available for loan.

MAGICAL MYSTERY MUSICAL TOUR FINALS: 6 p.m., The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., $40 per team of 4

SNOWDOWN COMIC CON PINBALL SHOWDOWN: 6 p.m., J Bo’s Pizza & Ribs, 1301 Florida Road, hosted by Silverballs Amusements, LLC

Pinball Wizards of all ages and skill levels are invited to this International Pinball Flipper Association endorsed pinball tournament. Players will be randomly placed into groups of four to battle it out on pinball machines such as Iron Maiden, Ghostbusters, and Star Wars. This is a three-strike tournament that costs $5 entry, but all the machines are set on FREE play.

SNOWDOWN TREADMILL CHALLENGE: 6 p.m., BREW Pub & Kitchen, 117 W. College Drive, hosted by Durango Running Company, free

How high can you climb? Each contestant has 5 minutes to push their limits and climb as many vertical feet as possible! The contestant who climbs the most wins!

SNOWDOWN SUPERHERO OBSTACLE COURSE: 6 p.m., Durango Jungle Gym, 151 E. 15th Street, 21+, $5

Wear your best superhero costume to earn extra points in a ninja style obstacle course race. Race for the ultimate prizes of pride, pizza and beer!

BEER PONG: 6 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth Street, 21+, $20 per team

Teams of two will square off in this double elimination tournament played with traditional beer pong rules.

SNOWDOWN PUBHOUSE TRIVIA: 6 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, all ages, free

Get ready for Snowdown’s annual Pubhouse Trivia night at The Powerhouse! Held in The Powerhouse Gallery, our Trivia consists of 5 rounds of questions always including one scientific round. Assemble your team of 5 to compete for prizes or come solo and join one.

DODGEBALL: 6:30 p.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., hosted by SoCoCAA Youth Services, all ages, $85 per team

This all-pure-natural adrenaline event also increases dopamine levels naturally and raises money for awesome after-school, outdoor adventure positive youth development programs in Ignacio, staffed by real superheros. The youth are the referees, so treat ‘em with respect.

MAGIC CARPET RIDE: 7 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, free

Sit on small rug and scoot your booty across the floor. First one to finish wins!

SALOONATIC OLYMPICS: 7 p.m., Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 US HWY 160 (Gem Village), $10 per team

SNOWDOWN TEEN FOLLIES: 7:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center Theatre, 802 E. Second Ave., $16/$12

GUINNESS GAMES - OPERATION: 8 p.m., The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., 18+, free

Hooray! You get to play doctor (so FUN!) and Cavity Sam needs your help! Show off your operating skills but don’t get buzzed!

BEARD GROWING COMPETITION: 8 p.m., Carver Brewing Co, 1022 Main Ave., 21+, free

Join us for the great SNOWDOWN “Beard Race” and other fun events on the patio. Contestants showed up clean shaven at Carver’s back in November to have their mug shot taken as proof they didn’t get a head start.

SNOWDOWN FOLLIES GALA PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: 8 p.m., Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main Ave., $65/sold out/waitlist only

The grand Gala of the SNOWDOWN Follies - a notoriously irreverent show performed by an all-volunteer cast and crew.

’80s REQUEST VIDEO DANCE PARTY: 8 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave., 21+, free

Request your favorite ’80s Dance Videos. Dance contest with awards for the best moves!

DRAG RACE & FASHION SHOW: 8 p.m., El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave., 21+, free

Come strut your stuff and dress in your best Queen or King of the Drag! Join us at the El Rancho Tavern with special host, the Spaaah Shop. Dance Party to follow!

DJ AND MC BATTLE: 9 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, free

Epic battles of Super DJs and Super emcees.

ARM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT: 9 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., $5

PICK UP LINE CONTEST: 9 p.m., Animas City Theater, 128 E. College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s), 21+, free

Got a good one liner or two you think will increase your chances of getting lucky? Test your best pickup lines before a live audience!

GUINNESS GAMES - CONNECT FOUR: 10 p.m., The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., free

Adult players compete individually for prizes. Arrive early to sign up and play.

KARAOKE CONTEST: 10 p.m., 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. Eighth Ave. (College Plaza), 21+, free

Come flex those pipes at the Tavern for a karaoke contest!

Friday

ALL DAY SNOWDOWN T-SHIRT DAYTake advantage of the day and don a favorite SNOWDOWN apparel item - the one, the only, the elegant 2018 SNOWDOWN T-shirt! Get yours today at Magpie’s Newsstand and other fine local establishments.

SNOWDOWN SCAVENTER HUNT - JUDGING: 10 a.m., Billy Goat Saloon, 39848 HWY 160 (Gem Village)

KAN JAM: noon, Balcony Bar & Grill, 600 Main Ave., Ste 205, 21+, free

Play horseshoes with a Frisbee! Nothing without superpowers here!

WAITER/WAITRESS RACE: 2 p.m., Steamworks Brewing Co, 801 E. Second Ave., 21+, free

Traditionally one of SNOWDOWN’S wildest events! Coed teams of your favorite local servers from area restaurants compete in a fun and frequently messy obstacle course incorporating waiting skills and a bit of a Snowdown twist!

SEXY CLASSIC CARWASH COMPETITION: 3 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave., 21+, free

Be the bravest babe or bro out there by donning your sexy super hero gear, getting all soapy and wet (snow or shine!) and washing a classic car for up to one minute.

CHILI COOK-OFF PRE-SALE: 3 p.m., BREW Pub & Kitchen, 117 W. College Drive

Avoid long lines and standing in the cold to get Durango’s finest chili and Bloody Marys.

KIDS STEAM LAB SUPERHERO CHALLENGE: 3 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave., free

Kids ages 5-12 can join in on fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based activities.

SNOWDOWN BUTTON MAKING: 3:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave., all ages, free

Let us help you get parade-ready! Stop by the library to make a button to accessorize your SNOWDOWN costume or just celebrate your favorite fandom.

FORT “LEX LUTHOR” COLLEGE TRIVIA: 3:30 p.m., Colorado Room (in the FLC Student Union), Fort Lewis College, 18+, free

Nerd alert! Don your Spiderman, Super Woman, or Black Panther digs and join fellow super heros for the esteemed Fort “Lex Luthor” College Trivia Showdown. Bring your A-game and get ready to slay questions.

SNOWDOWN BED RACES: 4:30 p.m., Between 7th, 8th & Main, $100 per team

The bed races are back! Hosted by The 100 Club of Durango, they’re bringing back the bed races for some head to head, fast-action fun on Main Street before the start of the Snowdown Light Parade.

FLIPPY CUP: 4:30 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, free

Come in to play this relay race where players stand opposite sides of the board, down a cup of beer, then use the launchers to try to flip the cup upside down.

SNOWDOWN PARADE DINNER: 4:30 p.m., Durango Elks Lodge # 507, 901 E. Second Ave., $10 adults/$5 kids

Come in before the parade and fill up! Or during, or after! Yummy food for all you SNOWDOWN goers! This meal will warm your comic self just in time for the next adventure.

THE SNOWDOWN FIREWORK!: 6 p.m.

This amazing display of a single firework is brought to you by the SNOWDOWN Board and the super AWESOME Teams of SNOWDOWN!

THE SNOWDOWN LIGHT PARADE: 6 p.m., Main from College Drive to 12th Street, $65 per entry

Durango’s only nighttime parade, where comic themed lighted floats create a dazzling delight.

2ND ANNUAL SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE: 7 p.m., The Patio Restaurant, 85 Goddard Ave. (HWY 172 Ignacio), all ages, free

A pie eating contest with no hands! No kidding!

SKI SCHOOL VS. SKI PATROL SNOWDOWN SOFTBALL GAME: 7:30 p.m., FLC Softball Complex - Fort Lewis College

A Snowdown tradition! Purgatory Mountain Patrol and the Ski/Snowboard School, continue their 41 year rivalry in Ski Softball

CHAPMAN CHALLENGE UPHILL/DOWNHILL RACE: 7:30 p.m., Chapman Hill Ski Area, 500 Florida Road, hosted by Know the Snow, $10

TEEN DANCE CON: SOLO OR SQUAD: 7:30 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 2500 Main Ave., hosted by EXIT Realty Home and Ranch and Aiko Aiko Sound, all ages, $5

Break out of Arkam Asylum to attend the annual teen dance and bust out your best Comic costume and show off your moves for prizes in both catagories!

SNOWDOWN FOLLIES: 7:30 p.m., Live at both Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main and Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 E. Second Ave., $20

The Follies return for the 36th year of entertainment with your favorite showbiz personalities and local commentary. This notoriously irreverent review performs in two theaters simultaneously.

SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST: 7:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s), $10

If you missed the ticket sales for the Snowdown Follies this year, watch the show on the big screen at the Animas City Theatre! It’s almost as good as the real thing - at half the price.

COSTUME BALL AND BALLOON DROP!: 8 p.m., Main Mall, 835 Main Ave., all ages, free

Join the Main Mall and Durango Balloon crew post Snowdown Light Parade, for their Inaugural Costume Ball and Balloon Drop!

VETERAN’S ANNUAL DANCE: 8 p.m., American Legion, 878 E. Second Ave., 21+, $10 advance/$15 at the door

Enjoy dancing to music by the popular band Liver Down The River!

MUSIC TRIVIA WITH AOR FROM ALBQ!: 8:30 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave., 21+, free

Show off your music knowledge and play along throughout the evening with the bands set list and win for the most right answers!

PANTS OFF DANCE OFF: 9 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, free

Dance contest…Come in your comic costumes..just no pants!

SNOWDOWN FOLLIES – SECOND FRIDAY PERFORMANCE: 10 p.m., Live at bot: Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main and Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 E. Second Ave., $20

SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST: 10 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s), $10

POLE DANCING CONTEST: 10 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth Street, 21+, free for contestants/$5 for spectators

Always a crowd pleaser, men and women get the chance to grab a pole and show off their best moves.

POLE KARAOKE CONTEST: 10 p.m., 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 E. Eighth Ave., free

Saturday

SNOWDOWN BALLOON RALLY & MASS ASCENSION: 8 a.m., HWY 550 N, N side of Hermosa Meadows Road, pilot $75/sponsor $225

This spectacular event features a beautiful display of colorful hot air balloons ascending in the early morning frost.

Eligibility: Pilots by invitation; Sponsors, first 25 applicants

SNOWDOWN 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: 8:30 a.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., hosted by Durango Park, $50 per team early reg/$75 per team late reg

COMIC KIDS SNOW GAMES: 10 a.m., Folsom Park, 11 Folsom Place (off Florida Road), hosted by McDonald’s, free

This super silly Snowdown event is filled with different activities now entertaining a second-generation of snazzy kiddos!

STRONGMAN & STRONGWOMAN COMPETITION: 10 a.m., CrossFit Durango, 360 S. Camino del Rio, $50

This is a local strongman and strongwoman competition. All levels of ability are welcome and encouraged to compete.

FASTER THAN FRENCH TOAST: 10 a.m., Animas River Lounge at the DoubleTree, 501 Camino del Rio, free

Test your speed. Teams of 2 will make, then eat French toast, without hands.

GET YOUR COMIC ON! PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY: 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave., free

Little ones and their families are invited to come boogie to their favorite tunes all morning long at the library!

PAINTBALL BIATHLON: 11 a.m., Chapman Ski Hill, 500 Florida Road, hosted by Durango Nordic Ski Club, all ages, $5

SNOWDOWN 9 BALL TOURNAMENT: 11 a.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth Street, $15

SPAM CARVING CONTEST: 11 a.m., Main Mall, 835 Main Ave., hosted by Fort Lewis College, free

Fort Lewis College cordially invites you to join your fellow community members and Snowdown revelers to an exceptional processed meat shaping experience.

BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER FOOSBALL: 11 a.m., El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave., $20 per team

Capes, masks, dynamic duos…the ‘smashing, crashing foosball competition returns again this year!

FLY FISHING CASTING CONTEST: 11 a.m., Schneider Park, Ninth Street and Roosa Ave., hosted by The San Juan Angler, free

BOOK GEEK GAMES: noon, Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., free

Think you have what it takes to out-geek the other book nerds in town? Test your bookishness at the 7th Annual Maria’s Bookshop Book Geek Games!

SNOWDOWN RC ROCK CRAWL: noon, Kroegers Ace Hardware, 8 Town Plaza, free

Get your CRAWL on! See if you have what it takes to get through our Crazy Crawler course. You will be timed and given points for mistakes.

OUTLAW JOSIE PETE’S GOLF TOURNAMENT: noon, various locations Downtown Durango, hosted by PJ’s Market and Animas Wine & Spirits, free

Holy golf swing batman! Each hole is located in a different downtown establishment! If your entry has been chosen, meet at 11:30 AM at The Main Mall, wearing your best comic con attire. Bring your own putter and golf ball.

LATTE ART SNOWDOWN THROWDOWN: noon, 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave., hosted by Compact Coffee, $10

Baristas will compete head to head, pouring their best latte art in front of judges & specialty coffee enthusiasts.

SNOWDOWN CHILI COOK-OFF: noon, La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 2500 Main Ave., hosted by Sunnyside Farms Market & Durango Breweries, free for contestants/$.50 per sample ticket

SNOWDOWN BLOODY MARY CONTEST: noon, La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 2500 Main Ave., free for contestants/$1 for sample tickets

SUPERYOUTH POWER DASH: 12:30 p.m., Buckley Park, Main Ave. & E. 12th Street, hosted by Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition, free

CANINE FASHION SHOW: 1 p.m., McDonalds parking lot, 201 W. College Drive, free

This hilarious event features Durango’s best dressed pooches from all points across town!

HUMAN FOOSBALL: 1 p.m., Animas Brewing Co, 1560 E. Second Ave., hosted by Southwest Center for Independence, 18+ to participate, $30 per team

SPECIAL SHOWING OF KIDS AND TEENS SNOWDOWN FOLLIES: 1 p.m., Durango Arts Center Theatre, 802 E. Second Ave., $16/$12

A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more!

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: 1 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary, 878 E. Second Ave., 21+, free

Attention all Cornholers! The ever popular cornhole tournament returns! Try to sink four bean bags through the holes in the wooden platform.

SNOWDOWN FASHION DO’S & DON’TS VIDEOCAST: 1 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s), $10

OUTHOUSE STUFFING: 1 p.m., Gazpacho Restaurant, 431 E. Second Ave., hosted by Busy Bee Realty, 21+, free

What would Snowdown be without its twisted challenges? See how many of your fellow flexible friends can you stuff in an outhouse in 2 minutes!

BROOMBALL TOURNAMENT: 1:15 p.m., Chapman Hill Ice Rink, 500 Florida Road, hosted by the City of Durango, 18+, $60 per team

LIMBO...HOW LOW CAN YOU GO: 1:30 p.m., Gazpacho Restaurant, 431 E. Second Ave., hosted by Lou’s Bed and Breakfast, all ages, free

COMIC BOOK CRAFTING: 2 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave., free

Give your wardrobe or home a bit of “POW!” by making upcycled crafts out of old graphic novels.

HULA HOOP CONTEST: 2 p.m., Gazpacho Restaurant, 431 E. Second Ave., free

Go forward, go backward, turn around, and if you’re worried about throwing a hip out, this is a great spectator event!

QUAFFING TOURNAMENT: 3 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave., 21+, $40

Using Ernie’s custom bowling lane tables, enter your 4-person team in 2019’s après ski-style table sliding beer extravaganza!

CARDS AGAINST SNOWDOWN: 3 p.m., VFW, 1550 Main Ave., 18+, $5

This is the first ever Snowdown Cards Against Humanity Tournament! You may be dirty, but are you funny?

COMIC CON FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1159 E. Third Ave., all ages, free

OUTLAW JOSIE PETE’S GOLF TOURNAMENT AWARDS: 4 p.m., Durango Elks Lodge #507, 901 E. Second Ave (9th St entrance)

LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER: 4 p.m., Durango Craft Spirits Distillery, 1120 Main Ave., hosted by Durango Holiday Pub Crawl, 21+, $5

NINTENDO 64 MARIO KART, 5 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, freeUse those mad gaming skills that you have wasted hours over the years acquiring to drive a pretend go-cart with Flash Gordon speed and Black Panther agility.

BROOMBALL AWARDS: 5 p.m., Chapman Hill Ice Rink, 500 Florida Road

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW Y(OUR) WINE?: 5 p.m., Four Leaves Winery, 528 Main Ave., 21+, $6

Come in between 5-8 PM and receive 4 samples of wine. If you can correctly identify 3 of the 4 samples using our description menu, you win a coupon for a FREE glass of wine!

SEARCH FOR THE SILVER BULLET AWARDS CEREMONY: 5 p.m., Joel’s Bar, 119 W. Eighth Street

BAR GAMES - TWISTER: 6 p.m., Animas River Lounge at The DoubleTree, 501 Camino del Rio, 21+, free

Compete against your fellow super heroes for a chance to will fun prizes.

FREESTYLE RAP OFF: 6 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth Street, 21+, free

Contestants will have less than three minutes to show what they can do in this freestyle rap contest.

SNOWDOWN FIREWORKS: 6 p.m.

SNOWDOWN COSTUME CONTEST & ELECTRONIC DANCE PARTY: 7 p.m., Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, 21+, $10

It’s a Snowdown Costume Contest and Electronic Dance Party!

BOOTY SHAKING CONTEST: 7 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., 18+, $5

We’ll take some fries with that comically great shake!

BAR GAMES - HOOK AND RING TOSS: 7:30 p.m., Animas River Lounge at The DoubleTree, 501 Camino del Rio, 21+, free

Compete against your fellow super heroes for a chance to will fun prizes!

SNOWDOWN FOLLIES: 7:30 p.m., live at both Henry Strater Theater and Durango Arts Center Theater, $20

SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST: 7:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s), $10

GUINNESS GAMES - YAHTZEE!: 8 p.m., The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., 18+, free

BEST CHEST IN THE WEST: 9 p.m., Starlight Lounge, 932 Main Ave., 21+, free

Guys and gals, show off your pectorals in what’s sure to be a visually entertaining event.

BAR GAMES - ZOMBIE SHOOTOUT: 9 p.m., Animas River Lounge at The DoubleTree, 501 Camino del Rio, 21+, free

PULL UP CONTEST: 9:30 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth Street, 21+, free

Men and women and SENIORS will have the chance to compete in different categories this year!

SNOWDOWN FOLLIES – SECOND FRIDAY PERFORMANCE: 10 p.m., live at both Henry Strater Theater and Durango Arts Center Theater, $20

SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST: 10 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive (next to Cuckoo’s), $10

10th ANNUAL COSTUME GALA: 10 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave., free

KARAOKE CONTEST: 10 p.m., 8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E. Eighth Ave. (College Plaza), free

Sunday

SNOWDOWN CLOSING PARTY AT PURGATORY RESORT“And on the final day, they shall ski!”

LA PLATA COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE PANCAKE BREAKFAST & SILENT AUCTION: 7 a.m. to noon, La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 2500 Main Ave., $10/$6

All you can eat pancakes, ham, eggs, coffee and juice! Come to our breakfast and we’ll come to your rescue!

SNOWDOWN BALLOON RALLY & MASS ASCENSION: 8 a.m., HWY 550 N, N side of Hermosa Meadows Road (park at Animas Valley Elem. School)

SNOWDOWN 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: 8:30 a.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., $50/$75

COMIC CON CHURCH: 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1159 E. Third Ave., all ages, free

SPEED PANCAKE STACKING: 10 a.m., Animas River Lounge at the DoubleTree, 501 Camino del Rio, 21+, free

Test your speed to see who will stack the most pancakes from 5’ away. Snowdown costumes and PJ’s encouraged.

KUNG FU PANDA OBSTACLE COURSE: noon, Durango Jungle Gym, 151 E. 15th Street, $5

Kids can challenge themselves in this obstacle course race using UNAA Obstacle Course rules and regulations.

TEAM TRUCK PULL: noon, Illete Fitness, 659 Tech Center Drive, $10 per person/$40 per team

Test your Superhero strength!

SNOWDOWN 8-BALL TOURNAMENT: 1 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth Street, all ages, $15 per player

SUPER BOWL SNOWDOWN SLOWDOWN PARTY: 2 p.m., Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave., 18+, free

Come on over, cozy up and place your bets on the big winner for Super Bowl SUNDAY!

BUILD A BONG - AWARDS: 4:20 p.m., Prohibition Herb, 1185 Camino del Rio