As we get closer to the weekend, it’s time to start planning for some fun activities. Be sure to check out these great events:
FRI 1/20 – SUN 1/22: WinterFest @ Downtown Pagosa Springs. Brought to you by the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. An activity-packed weekend for the whole family! The Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascensions, Sled Races, Cross Country Ski Clinic, Fat Bike Race, BB Gun Biathlon, the Polar Plunge and so much more!
FRI 1/20: Live Music @ The Springs Resort – Hotel Atrium. 5-7pm. Live music by a local duo-Ron & Susan. Enjoy some southwestern country rock while sipping on a cocktail!
FRI 1/20: Painting Party @ Picasso & Vino Studio. 6:30-8:30pm. “Coffee Time.” Follow along step by step to create your own masterpiece! Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase. $38 – make reservations at https://picassoandvino.com.
SAT 1/21 & SUN 1/22: Skis and Saddles Skijoring @ Archuleta County Fairgrounds. Experience the excitement of skijoring – horses pulling skiers and snowboarders, completing challenges.
SAT 1/21 & SUN 1/22: WinterFest Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension @ Uptown Pagosa Springs. Approximately 8 am. Mass ascension around Pagosa Lakes-from the west side open areas of Pagosa.
SAT 1/21: Red Ryder BB Gun Biathlon @ Yamaguchi Park. 10am. A favorite local event for all ages and abilities and also great for spectators. Registration and info at pagosanordic.com.
SAT 1/21: WinterFest 7th Annual Barkus Parade @ Downtown Pagosa Springs. Registration at 10:30am and starts at 11am. The Lost Cajun is hosting this event as a benefit for Rugby’s Rescue House. Bring your costumed pet and parade with us. Costume contest! Participants are asked to make a small donation, $10 or more in support of Rugby’s Rescue House. Get a free cup of gumbo at the Lost Cajun Restaurant.
SAT 1/21: WinterFest 12th Annual Penguin Plunge @ Downtown Pagosa Springs. Registration at 12pm and plunge at 1pm. Support your favorite non-profits by raising money and plunging into the San Juan River. Watch from the San Juan River Walk. 105 Hot Springs Blvd https://pagosachamber.com/winterfest.
SAT 1/21: Sound Journey @ The Edge of Silence. 1pm. Experience the healing benefits of harmonic vibrations produced by large gongs, Himalayan singing bowls. Call 970-389-9422. More info at https://theedgeofsilence.org. 2839 Cornerstone Dr. #5.
SAT 1/21: Live Music @ The Springs Resort – Hotel Atrium. 5-7pm. Live music and cocktails with Glenn Unrath and Jack Ellis. A blend of acoustic blues, country and folk.
SAT 1/21: Painting Party @ Picasso & Vino Studio. 6:30-8:30pm. “Hawaiian Vacation”. Follow along step by step to create your own masterpiece! Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase. Reservations at https://picassoandvino.com. $38.
SAT 1/21: Live Music Concert @ Archuleta County Fairgrounds Extension Building. 7-9pm. Concert at Skis and Saddles Skijor Pagosa Country. “Float like a Buffalo.” Rock with funk, ska, reggae & jam influences. Tickets and more info https://skisandsaddles.com. $15. 344 US HWY 84.
SUN 1/22: WinterFest Pagosa Nordic Learn to Cross-Country Ski Clinic @ Cloman Park. Checked in and ready to ski by 9:45am. These great introductory clinics for adults are held throughout the season. Skate ski and classic cross-country ski basics will be shared by some of Pagosa Springs’ best skiers. All free of charge. Donations and Pagosa Nordic Club membership are strongly encouraged to help offest the expenses with conducting the clinics and trail grooming. Register at https://pagosanordic.com.
SUN 1/22: Bingo @ St John Paul II Catholic Church. Early bird games at 5:45pm and regular bingo starts at 6pm. Food, beverages and bingo for the whole family. Doors open at 5pm.
TUES 1/24 – SUN 1/29: Bamboo Fly Rod Building Class @ PJ’s Fine Bamboo Rods. 8:30am. PJ’s will host six-day bamboo fly rod building classes numerous times a year. Build your own handcrafted bamboo fly rod from a culm of bamboo to your very own custom bamboo fly rod. Register at https://pjsfinebamboo.com/classes.
TUES 1/24: Live Music @ The Springs Resort – Hotel Atrium. 5-7pm. Live music and cocktails with the Jackson Mountain Ramblers. Playing a mix of your favorite classics.
TUES 1/24: Open Mic @ The Den. 6pm. Come play music, sing, practice your stand-up comedy or read some poetry. Hosted by Carl Mori.