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HAPPENING ALL WEEK

SNOWDOWN THEME CONTEST

Magpie’s Newstand Café - 707 Main

This theme contest is for 2021 because themes are chosen 2 years in advance. The winner will be announced during the Purgatory events on SUNDAY, Feb 3. Let your imagination run wild!! Submit your entries at Magpies' no later than NOON SUNDAY Feb 3. *NOTE: No obscene (ie, nasty) or redundant (this means we already did it and won't be doing that same thing again so don't bother submitting it) themes will be considered! Check the walls of Oscar's, Olde Tymer's or go to www.SNOWDOWN.org if you wonder what themes have already been used.

Event Coordinator: Marlene Gebhardt 749-8913

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: NOON SUNDAY Feb 3

Prize: Purgatory Ski Pass!

12:00 SUNDAY PURGY'S PATIO 2020 SNOWDOWN THEME ANNOUNCEMENT

SNOWDOWN CLOSING PARTY AT PURGATORY RESORT

“And on the final day, they shall ski!” Hitting the slopes at Purgatory after four days of winter celebrations is a tradition as old as SNOWDOWN. Come on up for the closing party, with an air bag jump competition, drink specials and …WHAT??? The announcement of next year’s SNOWDOWN 2020 theme! As well as the WINNER of the chosen theme for SNOWDOWN 2020! Yes! We will do this LIVE! It’s all very exciting and we hope you’ll join us and be the first to be “in the know.” Otherwise, who knows when they’ll get around to posting it to SNOWDOWN fb? Geesh, gather your friends, eat some pancakes at the Fairgrounds and load er’ up! We’ll see you for what’s sure to be some kinda party on the mountain!

HAPPENING ALL WEEK

SNOWDOWN SEARCH FOR THE SILVER BULLET

Hosted by Coors Light and Four Corners Broadcasting

Now in its 21st year! 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! Find the Silver Bullet before anyone else and win $250 in cash, glory and other fun and wonderful prizes. How it works; each day starting Monday Jan 28, clues will be released on KIQX & KRSJ Radio that will help you in your search. You must be creative and smart in your solution of these clues to find the Silver Bullet and claim your veritable plethora of prizes. Remember there is no second place in this contest...there's only one Coors Light Silver Bullet! Registration is not required but you must be over 21+.

Event Coordinator: Mike Biery 247-3620

Entry Cost: FREE

Prizes: Cash! Glory! Treasure! Bragging rights!

HAPPENING ALL WEEK

SPIN THE WHEEL, PROVIDE A MEAL

Durango Harley-Davidson - 750 S Camino del Rio

Tuesday through SATURDAY 9 AM to 5 PM, POP into Durango Harley-Davidson, bring a donation of food and spin the roulette wheel for in-store discounts and prizes. Donations benefit Manna Soup Kitchen!

Event Coordinator: Catie Bird 259-0778 x12

Prizes!

NEW EVENT!

HAPPENING ALL WEEK

BUILD A BONG CONTEST

Prohibition Herb - 1185 Camino Del Rio

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, the sky is the limit! Your bong-tastic creations can be dropped of at Prohibition Herb WEDNESDAY, Jan 30 through SATURDAY, Feb 2. Entries will be judged by our esteemed panel of judges and winners will be picked on SUNDAY, Feb 3 at 4:20 PM. *Please ensure your bong is free of cannabis residue! Dirty bongs will not accepted. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Sayrah Sims 361-4296

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 9 PM SATURDAY Feb 2

Prizes: 1st - Basket of Prohibition Herb Gear and Coupons valued at $250! 2nd - Prohibition Herb Hoodie and Coupons, 3rd - Prohibition Herb T-shirt and Coupons

HAPPENING ALL WEEK

3RD ANNUAL SNOWDOWN ESCAPE ROOM: DOOMED RAIDERS OF THE CRYSTAL CRUSADE

Conundrum Escape Rooms - 736 Main Ste 100

Available only for the week of Snowdown! This escape room will take you on an epic adventure as you embark on a challenging crusade. First, Second and Third place teams based on fastest escape time will be announced at the end of SNOWDOWN. Teams must have 5 players, no more, no less and all players must be 18+. Conundrum will start taking reservations one week before the first day of SNOWDOWN.

Event Coordinator: Hanna Pierce (970) 764-4545

Entry Cost: $80 per team of 5 people

Entry Deadline: SUNDAY Feb 3

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, in order of best escape time

WEDNESDAY

11:15 AM WEDNESDAY

SNOWDOWN FASHION DO'S & DON'TS

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall - 2500 Main

Calling all hero types in Durango, you are specially invited to arrive in the nick of time and dine and have some wine at SNOWDOWN’S premier haute couture affair. 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. Once again, our elite patrons and models will prove why Durango was voted “Worst Dressed Community” by USA Today! Doors to the grand event will open and revelries begin at 11:15. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres available as the doors open and dining will commence at 12:00. The fashion show begins at 12:30. Such fun! Sadly, the show ends at 1:40 and we will bid you good cheer as you return to high-powered occupations or subsequent frolics. We will provide nothing but the best prizes for those whose attire impresses us the most. As parking accommodations are limited, please do be so good as to arrive many to one transport unit. All monies go to SNOWDOWN, which is a heroic non-profit organization. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinators: Cyd Waddell 759-5513, Beth Wyman 749-9349, Margaret Leeder 799-0950

Entry Cost: $20/$15/$6: Runway table/Regular seating/SRO – no seat, no food, no drink. Advance tickets on sale at the Official SNOWDOWN store, Magpie’s Newsstand, 707 Main, SATURDAY Jan 19, 2019. Tickets to be SOLD beginning at 6 AM. Do arrive early, be so kind as to offer up your cash or check only - Limit 4 seated tickets per person; you may purchase as many SRO tickets as you like while supplies last.

Prizes: Best costume in 3 comic categories.

WEDNESDAY

12 NOON SNOWDOWN SCAVENGER HUNT

Billy Goat Saloon - 39848 US HWY 160 (Gem Village)

Teams of 4 will scope the highways, the byways, the salons and saloons around Durango for the items on the list. Pick up lists between NOON and 8 PM at the Billy Goat. The list has 100 items for you to scavenge and all the items will fit into one City of Durango blue recycling box. The team who returns with the most items from the list to the Billy Goat Saloon FRIDAY Feb 1 wins! Doors open at 9 AM FRIDAY, judging at 10 AM sharp. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Ashleigh Tarkington 903-0090

Entry Cost: $20

Entry Deadline: 8 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30

Prizes: Comic amounts of cash for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

WEDNESDAY

1 PM KEG CAP FRISBEE

The Balcony Bar & Grill - 600 Main Ste 205

Test your skill at using keg caps as frisbees! Three chances with a prize for each win. Dress to impress, amuse or rescue us! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: Awards for each win

WEDNESDAY

2 PM COSTUME CONTEST

The Palace Restaurant - 505 Main

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! Enjoy your favorite libations and snacks while strutting your comical style for the judges. Winners announced at 4 PM, Best in Theme. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Scott Wells 247-2018

Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Palace Gift Cards


WEDNESDAY

2 PM DART TOURNAMENT

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Players are welcome to bring their own arrows or use ours as they take turns in this spectacular SNOWDOWN dart tournament! Double elimination 32 player bracket. All ages welcome. Parent must accompany under 18.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Cost: $15

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

2 PM SNOWDOWN FASHION DO'S & DON'TS AFTERPARTY

Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

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. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Lisa Gibson 749-4748

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: $100 and trophies for Best Couple, $50 for Best Single

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

4 PM AIR GUITAR HERO

The Roost - 128 E College Dr

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.

Event Coordinator: Kelsie Borland (970) 219-0410

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 3 categories!

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

4 PM SUPERHERO MINUTE TO WIN IT FOR TEEN & TWEENS

Durango Public Library - 1900 E 3rd Ave

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! Ages 11-17. This is a FREE event with no registration required.

Event Coordinator: Corinna Manion 375-3385

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Comic book prizes for each round plus a Grand Prize

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

4 PM SUPER PARENT LEGO LAVA WALK

11th Street Station - 1101 Main

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. Must be over 18+.

Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman 505-220-2820

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

4 PM 14TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave

A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more! A Special Showing of the Kids and Teens SNOWDOWN Follies will also perform SATURDAY Feb 2, 1 PM.

Event Coordinator: Emily Simpson Grandt 259-2606

Entry Cost: $16 General Admission $12 DAC Members and children under 12. Tickets available at durangoarts.org or call the Box Office 259-2606 ext 13

WEDNESDAY

4:30 PM 41ST ANNUAL SNOWDOWN BARTENDERS CONTEST

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

The Official SNOWDOWN 2019 Cocktail is chosen during this traditional event! Now in it's 41st year since this celebration started! We know all you thirsty Heroes, Heroines and Comic Dudes have been busy devising the perfect Comic Con cocktail! All cocktails will be judged on presentation and taste. You don’t have to be a bartender to enter, but you must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

WEDNESDAY

5:30 PM SPELLEBRATION

Henry Strater Theatre - 699 Main

Hosted by Durango Adult Education Center

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.

Event Coordinator: Kelly Quach 385-4354

Entry Cost: $250

Entry Deadline: 5 PM Monday Jan 28

Prizes: Grand Prize, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

6 PM SNOWDOWN EUCHRE TOURNAMENT

VFW - 1550 Main

A fun, fast-moving card trick-taking game usually played with a partner. Play Euchre by house rules. Get there early because tournament registration begins promptly at 5 PM. Only one qualifier. Play begins at 6 PM. Must be 18 to participate.

Event Coordinator: Joe Zuber 259-1375

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Registration begins at 5 PM, on-site only

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

6 PM TWILIGHT NIGHTS TRIATHLON

Purgatory Resort Base Area

Hosted by Durango Nordic Ski Club

Cross country ski, snow shoe, fat bike race at the base of purgatory. Team or individual. Come alone - join a team. For ALL ages!

Event Coordinator: Tom Holcomb 799-6439

Entry Cost: $10

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd


WEDNESDAY

6 PM BICYCLE ROLLER RACES

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

Hosted by FLC Cycling Team

SNOWDOWN'S own bicycle event is gearing up its rollers. Head-to-head races on stationary indoor rollers at The Irish Embassy Pub. Contestants provide their own bicycles - with 700c front wheels. Furthest distance covered in 15 minutes wins. Categories: Men 18-45, Men 45 & up, Women all ages, Men & Women under 18.

Event Coordinator: Ian Burnett 970-403-1200

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd each category

WEDNESDAY

6 PM SNOWDOWN CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT

Durango Elks Lodge - 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)

Time once again to get out your heroic comicribbage board and sign up for this event! Regular 6-card play, single elimination. Bring boards and cards if you have them. Sign up early as this has been a hugely popular event for years! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Audrey Harris 749-4942

Entry Cost: $8

Entry Deadline: 2 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30

Prizes: Cash prizes for first 3 places, plus small awards!

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

6 PM GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK DISCUSSION

Durango Public Library - 1900 E 3rd Ave

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.” Light refreshments will accompany what is sure to be a lively conversation. No registration required.

Event Coordinator: Daisy Grice 375-3387

Entry Cost: FREE

WEDNESDAY

6 PM MAGICAL MYSTERY MUSICAL TOUR

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

Hosted by AIKO AIKO Sound

SNOWDOWN’S oldest music trivia contest! Teams of 4 will test their knowledge of music trivia in a variety of musical genres, from Top 40 and heavy metal to classic Broadway show tunes! Finals will be held on THURSDAY. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dale Garland 259-3693

Entry Cost: $40 per team of 4

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

6:30 PM PING PONG TOURNAMENT

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Ping Pong, the mightiest non-video game pastime since 1909! SPIN! SMASH! SHOWOFF! Single elimination, regulation ping-pong. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd – Bar Tabs!

NEW TIME!

WEDNESDAY

6:30 PM BUTT DARTS

BREW Pub & Kitchen - 117 W College Dr

A SNOWDOWN twist on the classic party game "Quarters." Teams of four will compete for the coveted Golden Ass Trophy! Sign up begins Monday, Jan 28. Limited to 12 teams, must be 21+.

Event Coordinators: Greg Yucha 382-0788, Erik Maxson 903-8058

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

7 PM SCOTCH DOUBLES 8-BALL

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Teams of two will play head to head in this double elimination 8-ball tournament alternating shots after every made ball. Cash prizes will be awarded. All ages are welcome – anyone under 21 MUST be accompanied by a parent.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Cost: $20 per team

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!

WEDNESDAY

7:30 PM SNOWDOWN TEEN FOLLIES

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave

A show presenting the amazing talents of our local children, singing, dancing, comedy, skits, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more! A Special Showing of the Kids and Teens SNOWDOWN Follies will also perform SATURDAY Feb 2, 1 PM.

Event Coordinator: Emily Simpson Grandt 259-2606

Entry Cost: $16 General Admission $12 DAC Members and children under 12. Tickets available at durangoarts.org or call Box Office 259-2606 ext13

WEDNESDAY

7:45 PM BEER TRIVIA

Carver Brewing Co - 1022 Main

Join true believers for a night of revelry and trivia. Excelsior! Up to 8 teams of 3 or 4. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 teams. Call 259-2545 to reserve a spot for your team. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Patrick Jose 259-2545

Entry Cost: $15 per team of 3 or 4

Entry Deadline: By reservation

Prizes: Awards for the top 3 teams

WEDNESDAY

8 PM GUINNESS GAMES - ANTS IN THE PANTS

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

Holy ants in the pants Batman! Adult players compete individually for prizes. Arrive early to sign up and play. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

8 PM LIP SYNC CONTEST

El Rancho Tavern - 975 Main

Come out, come out! Enter the Lip Sync Contest-Solo or Group Acts, judging based on Best Performance and Crowd Favorite! Dance Party to follow! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best Overall, Crowd Favorite

WEDNESDAY

8:30 PM SNOWDOWN JOKEDOWN

Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

Tell your best joke or present your best stand-up and win comics amounts of cash money! Plus your own Bragging Rights Trophy! Come early and get a seat, we fill up faster than a fearless comic downing a free drink. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Morgan Kirkpatrick (303) 526-6364

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: Cash and Trophies for Best Joke, Best Stand-up

WEDNESDAY

9 PM MECHANICAL BULL RIDING CONTEST

Wild Horse Saloon - 601 E 2nd Ave

Ride em’ cowboy (and cowgirl)! Try your hand at this buckin’ bull and see how long you can go, YEEHAW! Mens & Womens categories; Register the day of the event between 7-8:30 PM, Contest starts at 9 PM. 1st place awarded in both categories in the form of cash registration & a trophy! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Amber Morris (405) 245-9968

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

WEDNESDAY

9:30 PM KLACKERS

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Durango’s own homegrown game! Single-elimination tournament of this exciting, fast-paced dice board game. Roll the jive bones and klack the jack! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

WEDNESDAY

10 PM GUINNESS GAMES - HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

“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! (open up and there it goes!).” If you remember this jingle, you remember how to play Hungry Hippos! This is a hugely popular event, so sign up early! Must 18+.

Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

NEW DAY! NEW LOCATION!

THURSDAY

11:40 AM CHAMPAGNE PONG

Durango Elks Lodge - 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)

Dahhling! It's like the beer pong but with a much better beverage! Hosted by Edna Mode from the Incredibles! Only one wins in the round robin competition but we also have our “not so famous” dance off for our odd number elimination rounds. We award for costumes too! The day and time have changed but don’t look back. It distracts from the now! Cost includes bottomless champagne and a Super Incredible brunch buffet. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Lesley Ponce 375-0076

Entry Cost: $20 Contestants AND Spectators; Brunch and bottomless champagne for everyone!

Entry Deadline: Tickets on sale at Durango Elks Lodge beginning 5 PM FRIDAY Jan 25. There are limited player spots available but there will be plenty of spectator availability at the event.

Prizes: Only one wins in the end but plenty of fun along the way. Prizes for costumes too!

THURSDAY

1 PM IRON MIXOLOGIST

El Moro Spirits and Tavern - 945 Main

Enter to compete for the crown of Iron Mixologist. Competitors will go head to head creating cocktails that will be evaluated by a panel of judges, who will decide the winner of the coveted Iron Mixologist Golden Bar Spoon. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dave Woodruff 259-5555

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 mintes before event

Prizes: Golden Bar Spoon, Silver Bar Spoon and Copper Bar Spoon, El Moro gift cards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW TIME!

THURSDAY

2 PM BIG WHEEL DERBY

Balcony Bar & Grill - 600 Main Ste 205

Each contestant does a timed lap around the balcony on a Big Wheel! Hopefully, the required helmet won’t mess up your costume! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

2 PM WARMING HUT AND THE MARIO & LUIGI MUSTACHE CHALLENGE

BREW Pub & Kitchen - 117 W College Dr

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. The top 3 placements will be awarded prizes, with first place winning SNOWDOWN Follies tickets! It can get mighty chilly running from event to event, so stop in from the cold, warm up and try your luck. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Kristin Dills 259-4444

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Tickets to SNOWDOWN Follies and other great prizes

THURSDAY

2 PM FAMILY FEUD

The Palace Restaurant - 505 Main

This game is similar to the TV classic, but with our own SNOWDOWN style! Four person teams will compete for the top prize. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Scott Wells 247-2018

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd

NEW EVENT!

THURSDAY

3 PM SPEED RACER ADULT TRICYCLE RACE

11th Street Station - 1101 Main

Competitors will compete in a tournament-style set of races riding tricycles around a special track for prizes and gift cards. Awards at 6 PM. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman (505) 220-2820

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

4 PM NAME THAT TUNE

8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)

Contestants will listen for 5-20 seconds to songs and will then be asked to name the song and the artist, with each correct answer being worth 1 point. Highest point total wins! Oh, and let’s not forget - every five or so songs - contestants will be given the opportunity to get a bonus point for naming the year of the album! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Chris Brophy (970) 769-1522

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Drink cards and drink tokens!

THURSDAY

4 PM HOT WING EATING CONTEST

Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Dr (next to Cuckoo's)

Hosted by Cuckoo's Chicken House

Hot Hot Hot wings! Did I say HOT? Drop by Cuckoo’s for a full set of rules. Limited to the first 20 entries. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 799-2377

Entry Cost: $8 per Contestant

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st - Pound of Wings a Month for a Year, 2nd - Pound of Wings a Month for 6 Months, 3rd - T-shirt

THURSDAY

4 PM 14TH ANNUAL SNOWDOWN KIDS FOLLIES

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave

(see WEDNESDAY 4 PM for details)

THURSDAY

4 PM CAPT'N MARVEL OYSTER SLURPING

Hwy 3 Roadhouse - 955 HWY 3

Eat as many oysters as you can in 60 seconds! Limited to the first 10 men and first 10 women who sign up. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Chuck Norton 247-4702

Entry Cost: $20 per contestant - paid in advance

Entry Deadline: Call to enter by 5 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30. Participants must arrive 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!

THURSDAY

4 - 6 PM THE SCIENCE OF COMIC CON

Powerhouse Science Center - 1333 Camino Del Rio

Where there are geeks there will be nerds. In this family fun event we will explore the science behind some comic con exploits. How realistic is the science behind mutations? Can you actually swing from Spider Silk? Could humans actually have superpowers some day? Learn and discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what is known to be possible and into an otherwise unimaginable future! All ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Donitza Ivanovich 903-3367

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

THURSDAY

4 - 8 PM BOOZIN’ BEACONS

Eolus - 919 Main (Rooftop)

Hosted by Friends of the San Juans

A rollicking collision of libations and life-saving skills incorporating teamwork, knowledge of the downtown bar scene and skills with Avalanche Beacons. Teams sent out across Durango. Games begin at Eolus where all teams are to return by 7 PM. Proceeds benefit Friends of the San Juans and SNOWDOWN. Limited to 10 teams of 3-4 people. BYO beacon and camera phone. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Ben Stone (303) 518-0362

Event Cost: $10 per player

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

4:30 PM SNOWDOWN JR KING AND QUEEN CONTEST

Best Western Rio Grande Inn - 400 E 2nd Ave

Hosted by McDonald's and Best Western Rio Grande Inn

All ages are welcome to attend this final selection of SNOWDOWN's Junior King and Queen from the Durango grade school competition. Winning royalty will ride in the SNOWDOWN Light Parade FRIDAY night!

Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser 247-2446 or 247-3986

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

THURSDAY

4:30 PM 27TH ANNUAL WINE & CRAFT SPIRITS TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION

Mutu's Italian Kitchen - 701 E 2nd Ave

Hosted by La Plata Open Space Conservancy

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. Proceeds from this event support LPOSC’s work conserving landscapes and natural resources in Southwest Colorado. Tickets go on sale SATURDAY Jan 26 at www.lposc.org. Tickets available at the door if space permits.

Event Coordinator: Lea Parks Novak 259-3415

Entry Cost: $75 per person

Entry Deadline: Tickets in advance or at the door

THURSDAY

5 PM TYE DOWN FLY TYING CONTEST

The San Juan Angler - 600 Main Ste 202

Fly Tying! We provide the materials. You make your most creative fly design! All ages and skill levels and spectators welcome!

Event Coordinator: Cole Glenn 382-9978

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!

THURSDAY

5 PM HANKY PANKY

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Be the first one to pull ALL the kleenex out of a box, ONE at a time! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

THURSDAY

6 PM KAYAK POOL SLALOM

Durango Community Recreation Center - 2700 Main

Hosted by Durango Whitewater

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. Slalom is for ALL AGES, ALL TYPES OF BOATS! Very youth friendly. How does it work? Each boater is timed through the gates. We will teach you the rules and course on arrival. Practice starts at 6 PM with racing at 7 PM.

Event Coordinator: Kent Ford 259-1361

Entry Cost: $1 per contestant, FREE for spectators

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Awards for all ages!

THURSDAY

6 PM MAGICAL MYSTERY MUSICAL TOUR FINALS

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

(see WEDNESDAY 6 PM for details)

NEW DAY!

THURSDAY

6 PM SNOWDOWN COMIC CON PINBALL SHOWDOWN

J Bo's Pizza & Ribs - 1301 Florida Rd

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. All money paid back to the top super heroes of the night. There will be raffle prizes from J Bo's as well. Prizes for best costumes will also be awarded. All ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Jason Thomas 759-1158

Entry Cost: $5 per contestant

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

6 PM SNOWDOWN TREADMILL CHALLENGE

BREW Pub & Kitchen - 117 W College Dr

Hosted by Durango Running Company

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! Men's & Women's categories.

Event Coordinator: Brett Sublet 769-3639

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

6 PM SNOWDOWN SUPERHERO OBSTACLE COURSE

Durango Jungle Gym - 151 E 15th St

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! Must be over 21+.

Event Coordinator: Allison Kardas 422-1976

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes!

THURSDAY

6 PM BEER PONG

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Teams of two will square off in this double elimanation tournament played with traditional beer pong rules. This is a 64 team bracket and teams should sign up early, this event fills up! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Cost: $20 per team

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

6:30 PM SNOWDOWN PUBHOUSE TRIVIA

Powerhouse Science Center - 1333 Camino Del Rio

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. Get focused with some local brews and compete against some of the brightest minds around. All ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Charlotte Ford 259-9234 x103

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

6:30 PM DODGEBALL

Durango Community Recreation Center - 2700 Main

Hosted by SoCoCAA Youth Services

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. Each team consists of 6 members, including at least 2 women. Must be 16+. Spectators of all ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Nita Emerson 563-4517

Entry Cost: $85 per team

Entry Deadline: 5 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 30

Prizes: 1st, 2nd

NEW EVENT!

THURSDAY

7 PM MAGIC CARPET RIDE

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Sit on small rug and scoot your bootie across the floor. First one to finish wins! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

NEW EVENT!

THURSDAY

7 PM SALOONATIC OLYMPICS

Billy Goat Saloon - 39848 US HWY 160 (Gem Village)

Teams of 4 compete in general bar games.

Event Coordinator: Ashleigh Tarkington 903-0090

Entry Cost: $10 per team

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!

THURSDAY

7:30 PM SNOWDOWN TEEN FOLLIES

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave

(see WEDNESDAY 7:30 PM for details)

8 PM GUINNESS GAMES - OPERATION

THURSDAY

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

Hooray! You get to play doctor (so FUN!) and Cavity Sam needs your help! Show off your operating skills but don’t get buzzed! Arrive early and stay late! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

8 PM BEARD GROWING COMPETITION

Carver Brewing Co - 1022 Main

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. Prizes will be awarded to the best beard, length, girth, style and ABSORPTION. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dasha Greidanus 259-2545

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Contestants “pre-certified” in November must arrive 15 minutes before event

Prizes: Kegs, Growlers, Gift Cards Brewery Merchandise

8 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES GALA PREMIERE PERFORMANCE

Henry Strater Theater - 699 Main

The grand Gala of the SNOWDOWN Follies - a notoriously irreverent show performed by an all-volunteer cast and crew. To purchase tickets for this event, you must place your name on the Official Gala Wait List created on April 1st 1997 (truly over two decades ago!) To get on the list, email SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com.

Event Coordinator: Janalee Hogan SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com

Entry Cost: $65

Entry Deadline: SOLD OUT! Waitlist only!

NEW EVENT!

THURSDAY

8 PM 80's REQUEST VIDEO DANCE PARTY

Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

Request your favorite 80's Dance Videos. Dance contest with awards for the best moves! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Todd Gibson 847-852-0920

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Cash prizes for best dance moves

THURSDAY

8 PM DRAG RACE & FASHION SHOW

El Rancho Tavern - 975 Main

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! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816

Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: Best overall Queen and King and Crowd Favorites

THURSDAY

9 PM DJ AND MC BATTLE

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Epic battles of Super DJ’s and Super MC’s. Best crowd response wins. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

NEW TIME!

THURSDAY

9 PM ARM WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

Wild Horse Saloon - 601 E 2nd Ave

Single elimination bracket tournament with 6 different weight divisions in both Men's & Women's Categories; each division winner will be awarded cash prize money (from registration fees) and a trophy.

Event Coordinator: Amber Morris (405) 245-9968

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: Cash prize AND a trophy for each division winner

IT’S BACK!

THURSDAY

9 PM PICK UP LINE CONTEST

Animas City Theater - 128 E College Dr (next to Cuckoo's)

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! A panel of knowledgeable judges will determine if you’ve got what it takes to seal the deal. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dusty Grannis 799-1681

Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

THURSDAY

10 PM GUINNESS GAMES - CONNECT FOUR

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

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

Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW TIME!

THURSDAY

10 PM KARAOKE CONTEST

8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)

Come flex those pipes at the Tavern for a karaoke contest! Performers will be judged on vocalization, performance and showmanship. See also FRIDAY and SATURDAY 10 PM. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Chris Brophy 769-1522

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Drink cards and tokens!

FRIDAY

ALL DAY SNOWDOWN T-SHIRT DAY

Take advantage of the day and don a favorite SNOWDOWN apparel item - the one, the only, the elegant 2018 SNOWDOWN T-shirt! Long-sleeved for winter warmth! Get yours today at Magpie's Newsstand and other fine local establishments - wear it with style and show your support of SNOWDOWN!

FRIDAY

10 AM SNOWDOWN SCAVENTER HUNT - JUDGING

Billy Goat Saloon - 39848 HWY 160 (Gem Village)

(see WEDNESDAY 12 NOON for details)

NEW DAY!

FRIDAY

12 NOON KAN JAM

Balcony Bar & Grill - 600 Main Ste 205

Play horsehoes with a Frisbee! Nothing without superpowers here! Two people per team. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Allison Wall 422-8008

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

FRIDAY

2 PM WAITER/WAITRESS RACE

Steamworks Brewing Co - 801 E 2nd Ave (in the alley)

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! Teams must be 2 male and 2 female members of local restaurant wait staff over the age of 21. All teams are required to show their ID and sign a waiver before competing. See you there!

Event Coordinator: Joel Hayes 946-9249

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st - Keg of Steamworks Beer, 2nd - $50 Steamworks Gift Card, 3rd - A voucher for two pitchers of Steamworks Beer

NEW EVENT!

FRIDAY

3 PM SEXY CLASSIC CARWASH COMPETITION

11th Street Station - 1101 Main

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. Judged by a panel of three very qualified judges. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman (505) 220-2820

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

FRIDAY

3 - 4 PM CHILI COOK-OFF PRE-SALE

BREW Pub & Kitchen - 117 W College Dr

Avoid long lines and standing in the cold to get Durango’s finest Chili and Bloody Marys. Purchase tickets FRIDAY afternoon before the parade at Brew Pub & Kitchen.

Event Coordinator: Greg Yucha 382-0788

(See SATURDAY 12 NOON for details)

NEW EVENT!

FRIDAY

3:30 PM KIDS STEAM LAB SUPERHERO CHALLENGE

Durango Public Library - 1900 E 3rd Ave

Kids ages 5-12 can join in on fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based activities. Build and experiment with superhero transportation methods such as: zip lines, flying, and cars!

Event Coordinator: Corinna Manion 375-3385

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

FRIDAY

3:30 PM SNOWDOWN BUTTON MAKING

Durango Public Library - 1900 E 3rd Ave

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. Fun for all ages! No registration required.

Event Coordinator: Daisy Grice 375-3387

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prize: Your very own button!

NEW EVENT!

FRIDAY

3:30 PM FORT "LEX LUTHOR" COLLEGE TRIVIA

Colorado Room (in the FLC Student Union) - Fort Lewis College

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 about everything from when the first comic strip was published (1896) to who was FLC’s first mascot (hint: not Skyler), and everything in between. Brought to you by the Quiz Masters of Durango’s higher-learning institution. Alumni, students and general public welcome. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Lorraine Taylor 247-7344

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: For top 3 teams

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

FRIDAY

4:30 PM SNOWDOWN BED RACES

Between 7th, 8th & Main

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. 24 teams will compete for the title of the SNOWDOWN Bed Race Champions! Races will be single-elimination, head-to head, where the fastest team wins and advances to the next round. Beds are provided. Teams consist of 5 people, with 4 people pushing and one person on the bed. Teams will race down and back, changing their comic-con “onsie” half way down with the person on the bed and racing back to the finish line. Proceeds from this event will benefit the 100 Club of Durango. Registration for the event will begin on Dec 20, 2018 and close Jan 20, 2019. Spots will fill up fast, so assemble your team and keep an eye out for registration info on our Facebook page. All competitors must wear helmets and appropriate footwear is strongly suggested.

Event Coordinator: Tracy Barnes 946-6726

Entry Cost: $100 per team
Entry Deadline: Jan 20, 6 PM

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with the top team winning the trophy!

FRIDAY

4:30 PM FLIPPY CUP

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

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. The first one to flip the cup upright wins! This event will finish in time for the SNOWDOWN Light Parade. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

FRIDAY

4:30 - 9 PM SNOWDOWN PARADE DINNER

Durango Elks Lodge # 507- 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)

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…spaghetti and meatballs (some vegetarian too)! Garlic bread, salad, drinks, and cash bar. Please use the 9th St entrance, half block up from the parade.

Event Coordinator: Faye A Harmer 247-2296

Event Cost: $10 Adult, $5 Kids (10 and under)

Prizes: Best costume in the house at 5:30 PM for child, 7 & 8 PM for adults 1st, 2nd

6 PM (DUSK) THE SNOWDOWN FIREWORK!

This amazing display of a single firework is brought to you by the SNOWDOWN Board and the super AWESOME Teams of SNOWDOWN! Our many thanks to Durango’s hearty crew of firework-starters (and fire-putter-outers!)

FRIDAY

6 PM (DUSK) THE SNOWDOWN LIGHT PARADE

Main from College Dr to 12th St

Hosted by Purgatory Resort

Durango’s only nighttime parade, where comic themed lighted floats create a dazzling delight. Floats compete for trophies in 10 divisions with special emphasis on the lights and theme.

Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816 or parade@SNOWDOWN.org

Entry Cost: $65 per entry ($50 for registered non-profit)

Entry Deadline: 5 PM FRIDAY Jan 25 or when parade roster is full. Entry forms available online at SNOWDOWN.org

Prizes: Many divisions. See application for details. Awards to follow parade.

**With a special, return appearance by the Hill Stompers Band of Los Alamos, New Mexico! They’ll bring fun and excitement to our only nighttime parade! Keep an eye out for them at surprise visits to SNOWDOWN venues throughout.

NEW DAY!

FRIDAY

7 PM 2ND ANNUAL SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE

The Patio Restaurant - 85 Goddard Ave (HWY 172 Ignacio)

A pie eating contest with no hands! No kidding! Join us for delicious house-made pies and see if you can beat last years winning time! 3 age categories and all ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Emily Meisner 563-9574

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Day of event

Prizes: 1st place wins $100 and a picture on the wall! Prizes for 2nd and 3rd

FRIDAY

7:30 PM SKI SCHOOL VS. SKI PATROL SNOWDOWN SOFTBALL GAME

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 – softball palyed on skis and boards! Make your way to one of the most popular SNOWDOWN spectator events!

Event Coordinator: RJ Ferrell 403-3786

FRIDAY

7:30 PM CHAPMAN CHALLENGE UPHILL/DOWNHILL RACE

Chapman Hill Ski Area - 500 Florida Rd

Hosted by Know the Snow

Race registration to begin at Chapman immediately following the SNOWDOWN Light Parade. This is an up-hill downhill snow travel race, relay teams welcome. The race will consist of 2 or 3 laps up and down Chapman Hill Municipal ski area. Proceeds will go to Know the Snow Fund for avalanche awareness and education.

Event Coordinator: Jim Philpott 749-6963

Entry Cost: $10

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Swag for top finishers

FRIDAY

7:30 PM TEEN DANCE CON: SOLO OR SQUAD

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall - 2500 Main

Hosted by EXIT Realty Home and Ranch and Aiko Aiko Sound

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! Food, Coca Cola products, Durango Party Rental bounce house, and music by Aiko Aiko make this event POP! See you there right after the SNOWDOWN Light Parade! A safe environment to enjoy ages 10-18. PARENTS MUST SIGN PERMISSION FORM!

Event Coordinator: John Gillam 759-0763

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Even the Superheros will be surprised at the sweet stash of goodies!

FRIDAY

7:30 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES

Live at both: Henry Strater Theater - 699 Main and Durango Arts Center Theater - 802 E 2nd Ave

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. Really! Cash bar! Ticket purchases limited to four per person for this show performed by an all-volunteer cast and crew! Ticket sales support SNOWDOWN. This is adult entertainment. Visit www.SNOWDOWNfollies.org for complete details. Mail-in ticket drawing: December 1, 2018. Secret Box Office: SATURDAY, Jan 19, 2019 at 6 AM. Radio stations KIQX, KRSJ and KIUP will announce over the air the clues to the secret locations where morning enthusiasts can line up to obtain coupons for the purchase of Follies tickets. Actual ticket sales will commence at 6:30 AM at the Elks Lodge, 9th St entrance. Ticket Marketplace at Bank of the San Juans: 12 tickets will be sold (in lots of 4) to the highest bidder each day for four days beginning Tuesday Jan 22 to the highest bidder each day (through FRIDAY, Jan 25). Bids will be received in person only at 144 E 8th St. No telephone calls.

Event Coordinator: Janalee Hogan www.SNOWDOWNfollies@gmail.com

Entry Cost: $20 per ticket

FRIDAY

7:30 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST

Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo's)

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. Tickets available at the Animas City Theatre box office at NOON SATURDAY, Jan 19, 2019 or animascitytheatre.com. Get yours early...until sold out!

Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 799-2281

Entry Cost: $10

NEW EVENT!

FRIDAY

8 PM COSTUME BALL AND BALLOON DROP!

Main Mall - 835 Main

Join the Main Mall and Durango Balloon crew post SNOWDOWN Light Parade, for their Inaugural Costume Ball and Balloon Drop! Warm up inside with live music, food, hot drinks, costume contest, raffle, and finale balloon drop. This is a family friendly event!

Event Coordinator: TJ Hermesman 946-2749, Bear Tomlinson (808)398-6255

Entry Cost: FREE
Prizes!

NEW TIME!

FRIDAY

8 PM - 12 AM VETERAN’S ANNUAL DANCE

American Legion 878 E 2nd ave

Enjoy dancing to music by the popular band Liver Down The River! A fun dance and party to raise money for LaPlata County Veterans. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Donna Jones 903-2424

Entry Cost: $10 per person in Advance; $15 per person at the door

FRIDAY

8:30 PM MUSIC TRIVIA WITH AOR FROM ALBQ!

Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

Show off your music knowledge and play along throughout the evening with the bands set list and win for the most right answers! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Bridgett Tesmer 247-5440

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Cash prizes

FRIDAY

9 PM PANTS OFF DANCE OFF

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Dance contest…Come in your comic costumes..just no pants!…bathing suit, loincloth, skirt, kilt, wear anything but pants to dance in! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

FRIDAY

10 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES – SECOND FRIDAY PERFORMANCE

Live at both: Henry Strater Theater - 699 Main and Durango Arts Center Theater - 802 E 2nd Ave

(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

FRIDAY

10 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST

Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo's)

(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

FRIDAY

10 PM POLE DANCIING CONTEST

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Always a crowd pleaser, men and women get the chance to grab a pole and show off their best moves. Contestants and spectators should arrive early as this event fills up fast! Bar tabs will be awarded as prizes. LIVE VIDEO on the BIG SCREEN. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 553-0115

Entry Cost: FREE for contestants, $5 for spectators

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

NEW TIME!

FRIDAY

10 PM POLE KARAOKE CONTEST

8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E 8th Ave

(See THURSDAY 10 PM for details)

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

8 AM SNOWDOWN BALLOON RALLY & MASS ASCENSION

HWY 550 N, N side of Hermosa Meadows Rd (park at Animas Valley Elem. School)

This spectacular event features a beautiful display of colorful hot air balloons ascending in the early morning frost. Grab some warm clothes, some friends, some warm drinks, some more warm clothes…and join us as we engage in the wonder around us! Maybe the Jetsons will do a fly-by?

Event Coordinator: Phil Campbell 759-4326

Event Cost: Pilot $75, Sponsor $225

Eligibility: Pilots by invitation; Sponsors, first 25 applicants

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

SATURDAY

8:30 AM SNOWDOWN 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Durango Community Recreation Center - 2700 Main

Hosted by Durango Park

Bring your team super powers for 3 on 3 Basketball at the Durango Rec Center.

Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 4 games and each participant will receive

a free event t-shirt. Teams are limited to 4 players. This tournament is for kids in

grades 3-8. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games. 8 divisions with

4 players per team. Prizes for every player. Volunteers, officials and scorekeepers needed for the event. All volunteers receive a FREE event T-shirt.

Event Coordinator: Holden Randle 375-7317

Entry Cost: $50 per team/early reg.; $75 per team/late reg.

Entry Deadline: Registration begins WEDNESDAY Jan 30

Prizes: 1st, 2nd

SATURDAY

10 AM COMIC KIDS SNOW GAMES

Folsom Park - 11 Folsom Place (off Florida Rd)

Hosted by McDonald’s

This super silly SNOWDOWN event is filled with different activities now entertaining a second-generation of snazzy kiddos! This is a party for kids from 3 years old, up to 5th graders getting their Comic On! Lots of games and fun.

Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser 247-3986 or 247-2446

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: PRIZES!

SATURDAY

10 AM STRONGMAN & STRONGWOMAN COMPETITION

CrossFit Durango - 360 S Camino Del Rio

This is a local strongman and strongwoman competition. All levels of ability are welcome and encouraged to compete. The competition may include yoke carry, atlas stones, axle lifts and a host of other games that both athletes and spectators will find exciting.

Event Coordinator: Dominique Brandt 422-2847

Entry Cost: $50

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Eligibility: Lightweight, medium weight and heavyweight for men and women

Prizes: Top 3 in each category

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

10 AM FASTER THAN FRENCH TOAST

Animas River Lounge at the DoubleTree - 501 Camino Del Rio

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

Fastest team wins prizes from Breckenridge Brewery. Costumes and PJ’s encouraged.

Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielson 382-3910

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

SATURDAY

10:30 AM GET YOUR COMIC ON! PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY

Durango Public Library - 1900 E 3rd Ave

Little ones and their families are invited to come boogie to their favorite tunes

all morning long at the library! Come dressed in your comic best. This is a FREE

event with no registration or prizes.

Event Coordinator: Corinna Manion 375-3385

Entry Cost: FREE

NEW TIME!

SATURDAY

11 AM PAINTBALL BIATHLON

Chapman Ski Hill (North end) - 500 Florida Rd

Hosted by Durango Nordic Ski Club

Paintball biathlon is a fun, easy and family friendly event. Fun obstacle course

done on foot, followed by paintball shot at Durango Gun Club next door. All

equipment and safety gear provided. Entry fee gets you 2 runs and proceeds

benefit Durango Nordic Ski Club. Kids of all ages and their parents are welcome to do this course!

Event Coordinator: Tracy Barnes 946-6726

Event Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

SATURDAY

11 AM SNOWDOWN 9 BALL TOURNAMENT

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Now in its 23rd year! Double elimination 64 player bracket. T-shirts will be awarded

to all participants.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Cost: $15

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Cash!

NEW LOCATION!

SATURDAY

11 AM SPAM CARVING CONTEST

Main Mall - 835 Main

Hosted by Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College cordially invites you to join your fellow community members and SNOWDOWN revelers to an exceptional processed meat shaping experience. Expand your knowledge of foodstuff carving implements and challenge yourself transforming soft cube-like blocks of pressed ham chunks into dazzling sculptures and edible arts! Prizes for the most SPAM-tastic creations!

Event Coordinator: Mitch Davis 247-7401

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes!

NEW TIME!

SATURDAY

11 AM BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER FOOSBALL

El Rancho Tavern - 975 Main Ave

Capes, masks, dynamic duos…the ‘smashing, crashing foosball competition returns again this year! Bring your own ‘super partner’. 32 teams will compete in the bar room. Double elimination. Must be 21+. On -Line ENTRY FORM HERE

Event Coordinator: Chip Lile 749-1816

Entry Cost: $20 per team

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

SATURDAY

11 AM FLY FISHING CASTING CONTEST

Schneider Park - 9th St and Roosa Ave

Hosted by The San Juan Angler

Join us in this fun flycasting contest, where it’s all about precision and distance. Bring your own gear or we will provide gear! All skill levels and spectators welcome.

Event Coordinator: Cole Glenn 382-9978

Entry Cost: Free

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

SATURDAY

12 NOON BOOK GEEK GAMES

Maria’s Bookshop - 960 Main

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! Teams of two will face off in a relay race of literary-themed nerd battles such as: speed alphabetization, book-on-the-head balancing, literary trivia and backwards walking read-aloud. Costumes will count towards your overall score. Nerd glasses optional, but they will help you read the small print (and make you look smarter, too!) Open to all ages, though being able to read will give you a distinct advantage.

Event Coordinator: Virginia Cassel 247-1438

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes!

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

12 NOON SNOWDOWN RC ROCK CRAWL

Kroegers Ace Hardware - 8 Town Plaza

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. The driver with the least amount of points wins. We will have beginner and advanced categories. Kids are welcome to try with one of our “Demo” vehicles. Also, there is a best dressed competition. Dress up your rig in your best “Get Your Comic On” theme. (“Dress up your rig…”, that’s SNOWDOWN!)

Event Coordinator: Bob Thom 759-5480

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd beginner & advanced

12 NOON OUTLAW JOSIE PETE’S GOLF TOURNAMENT

Various locations Downtown Durango

Hosted by PJ’s Market and Animas Wine & Spirits ENTRY FORM LINK

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. Shotgun start at NOON! Missed out on getting a team?
Spectate at these locations:
Palace Restaurant
BREW Pub & Kitchen
Father’s Daughters Pizza
The Cavern
Derailed Pour House
Fired Up Pizza
Joel’s
Pongas
Starlight Lounge
El Moro
El Rancho
Ernie’s 11th Street Station
Durango Craft Spirits
Carver Brewing
The Irish Embassy
The Diamond Belle Saloon
Steamwork
The Elks Lodge
Gazpacho’s
The Red Snapper
Wild Horse Saloon
The Balcony
Olde Tymers
The Rochester Hotel & Cuckoos

Entry forms must be postmarked or dropped off at Animas Wine & Spirits no later than December 28, 2019.
Drawing is limited to 60 teams. Rules for drawing explained on entry form.

Event Coordinator: Joe Leder 970-749-8655

Event Cost: $75 per team

Entry Deadline: All entries must be postmarked no later than Jan 1, 2019. Download entry form at HERE or at Animas Wine & Spirits.

Prizes: Best Hole, Best Caddy and Best Costume. The winning costume team is automatically eligible for the 2020 Tournament

SATURDAY

12 NOON LATTE ART SNOWDOWN THROWDOWN

11th Street Station - 1101 Main

Hosted by Compact Coffee

Baristas will compete head to head, pouring their best latte art in front of judges & specialty coffee enthusiasts. FREE COFFEE for spectators & PRIZES for the top three baristas. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Seth Shank (719) 484-9804

Entry Cost: $10

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes!

SATURDAY

12 NOON - 2 PM SNOWDOWN CHILI COOK-OFF

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall - 2500 Main

Hosted by Sunnyside Farms Market & Durango Breweries

Make sure you’re ready to chow down on some delicious red and green chili, salsa and vegetarian chili. Brews and soft drinks will be available for chilling your chili lips!

Judging begins at 10:30 AM. Tasting samples on sale at NOON with all proceeds supporting SNOWDOWN! Guests can vote for the people’s choice award. Prizes awarded at 2 PM. Best Red Chili, Best Green Chili, Best Vegetarian Chili and Best Salsa.

Event Coordinator: Greg Yucha 382-0788

Entry Cost: FREE for contestants, samples are 50¢ per ticket

Entry Deadline: 7 AM day of event

Prizes!

SATURDAY

12 NOON - 2 PM SNOWDOWN BLOODY MARY CONTEST

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall – 2500 Main

Those who lay claim to Durango’s Best Bloody Mary can show off their goods! The Bloody Mary Contest takes place during the SNOWDOWN Chili Cook-Off. Vodka, cups and ice will be provided. Contestants bring the rest to prepare their Bloody Mary’s and decorate their booth AND themselves. Costumes are encouraged! Each team will receive ½ of a table to decorate, then prepare and serve Bloody Mary’s from NOON until 2 PM.

Event Coordinators: Greg Yucha 382-0788, Dusty Grannis 799-1681

Event Cost: FREE for contestants, samples are $1

Entry Deadline: 9 AM day of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Professional and Amateur

SATURDAY

12:30 - 2:30 PM SUPERYOUTH POWER DASH

Buckley Park - Main & E 12th St

Hosted by Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition

Kids (8-10), and teens (13-18), are invited to race through this year’s obstacle course in teams of two. There will be age appropriate FUN for those 7 and under, provided by the La Plata Family Center. Parent signatures required.

Event Coordinator: Breeah Kinsella 317-8039

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event
Prizes!

SATURDAY

1 PM CANINE FASHION SHOW

McDonalds parking lot - 201 W College Dr

Calling all pups! If you haven’t made it to this event, make it your mission on SATURDAY at 1 PM! This hilarious event features Durango’s best dressed pooches from all points across town! Bring your best furry friend or borrow someone else’s! Dress em’ up like you, your vision of Comic Con, a donkey, a bird, or…? Show off your creativity and have FUN bringing the family to this giggle fest!

Event Coordinator: Kathy Bowser

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: Trophies for Funniest, Most Formal, Most look-like and best SNOWDOWN theme costume

SATURDAY

1 PM HUMAN FOOSBALL

Animas Brewing Co - 1560 E 2nd Ave

Hosted by Southwest Center for Independence

An annual fundraiser to benefit the Southwest Center for Independence Southwest Rides medical transportation program. Teams of 5 will compete for prizes in a classic foosball tournament with a twist, SNOWDOWN style at its best! Long poles will connect teammates as you kick soccer balls into the opposing team's goal. Due to the overwhelming popularity early registration is recommended. Day-of registration (if not already full) will be from 12-12:45 pm and we will limit the number of teams. Early registration in person at Animas Brewing Company or Southwest Center for Independence begins Monday Jan 21. This is a great spectator event, but you must be 18+ to participate.

Event Coordinator: Ruthie Uhl 259-1672

Entry Cost: $30 per team

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes: Trophies for funniest, most formal, most look-alike and best SNOWDOWN theme costume

SATURDAY

1 PM SPECIAL SHOWING OF KIDS AND TEENS SNOWDOWN FOLLIES

Durango Arts Center Theatre - 802 E 2nd Ave

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

Event Coordinator: Emily Simpson Grandt 259-2606

Entry Cost: $16 General Admission $12 DAC Members and children under 12. Tickets available at durangoarts.org or call the Box Office 259-2606 ext 13


SATURDAY

1 PM CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

American Legion Auxiliary - 878 E 2nd Ave

Attention all Cornholers! The ever popular cornhole tournament returns! Try to sink four bean bags through the holes in the wooden platform. ACA Rules will govern all scoring and outcomes. 32 teams in brackets - single elimination. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Steve Frost 247-1590

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: FRIDAY Feb 1

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

1 PM SNOWDOWN FASHION DO'S & DON'TS VIDEOCAST

Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo's)

Didn’t get tickets to SNOWDOWNS Premier Fashion Luncheon? Do you work on WEDNESDAY’s and always miss out? Come see the fashion show replay on the big screen. The rest of us have already seen it but as they say, our old news is your new news! Tickets will go on sale beginning at NOON, SATURDAY Jan 19. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Michele Redding 799-2377

Entry Cost: $10

SATURDAY

1 PM OUTHOUSE STUFFING

Gazpacho Restaurant - 431 E 2nd Ave

Hosted by Busy Bee Realty

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! Don’t worry, the outhouse has been specially cleaned for this one-of-a-kind event! Can you stay in there with the door shut for 10 whole seconds? Amazing lung capacity and holding your breath super powers encouraged. Beat the record and get an atta-boy! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Al LiBrande 749-3331

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd - Gazpacho’s Gift Cards

SATURDAY

1:15 PM BROOMBALL TOURNAMENT

Chapman Hill Ice Rink - 500 Florida Rd

Hosted by the City of Durango

Coed single-elimination 6-on-6 tournament! “Official Broomball” equipment is required. Bring your own wood handled straw broom and protective gear with non-abrasive shoe soles. Teams must provide their own helmets. Complete rosters are due when payment is made. NO ALCOLHOL! Citations will be given to violators. Awards ceremony following the tournament. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Matt Morrissey 375-7375

Event Cost: $60 per team

Event Deadline: 5 PM WEDNESDAY Jan 3

Prizes: 1st, 2nd


NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

1:30 PM LIMBO...HOW LOW CAN YOU GO

Gazpacho Restaurant - 431 E 2nd Ave

Hosted by Lou’s Bed and Breakfast

How low can you go? Get your comic on! to defy gravity as you limbo your limbs off! All ages welcome!

Event Coordinator: Emma Lou LiBrande 769-3332

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes!


NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

2 PM COMIC BOOK CRAFTING

Durango Public Library - 1900 E 3rd Ave

Give your wardrobe or home a bit of "POW!" by making upcycled crafts out of old graphic novels. We will provide all the supplies and tools you'll need to make a one of a kind creation! Fun for the whole family, though small children will need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Event Coordinator: Daisy Grice 375-3387

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

SATURDAY

2 PM HULA HOOP CONTEST

Gazpacho Restaurant - 431 E 2nd Ave

Ah, it’s one thing to try to keep your hula hoop up and spinning but this classic toy takes on a new level of difficult FUN when SIMON starts talking! Go forward, go backward, turn around, if you’re worried about throwing a hip out, this is a great spectator event!

Event Coordinator: Matt 749-3977

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes!

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

3 PM QUAFFING TOURNAMENT

11th Street Station - 1101 Main

Using Ernie’s custom bowling lane tables, enter your 4-person team in 2019’s après ski-style table sliding beer extravaganza! See Coordinator for rules. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Abby Feldman (505) 220-2820

Entry Cost: $40

Entry Deadline: FRIDAY Feb 1

Prizes!


NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

3 PM CARDS AGAINST SNOWDOWN

VFW - 1550 Main

This is the first ever SNOWDOWN Cards Against Humanity Tournament! You may be dirty, but are you funny? Your opponents will be the judge of that! (bribing encouraged!) This is sure to be a laugh until your cheeks hurt event! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Hop Phelps 382-8247

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: 30 minutes before event

Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

4 PM COMIC CON FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

First Presbyterian Church - 1159 E 3rd Ave

You and yours are welcome to join us as we show a family friendly superhero movie. SNOWDOWN costumes are encouraged and we’ll provide the free comic POP!corn! All ages welcome.

Event Coordinator: Beau T Smith 247-3175

Entry Cost: FREE

SATURDAY

4 PM OUTLAW JOSIE PETE’S GOLF TOURNAMENT AWARDS

Durango Elks Lodge #507 - 901 E 2nd Ave (9th St entrance)

(see SATURDAY 12 NOON for details)

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

4 - 8 PM LEFT, RIGHT, CENTER

Durango Craft Spirits Distillery - 1120 Main

Hosted by Durango Holiday Pub Crawl

We will be playing a game called “Left, Right, Center”. This will be a bracket style tournament with prizes for the final 3 contestants. Basically, it’s just an excuse for people to come out, socialize, drink a bit and play an incredibly fun game. Whether or not you go home with prizes, you'll leave with a sense that something amazing just happened. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Jeremy Lunde (303) 522-2957

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes!

SATURDAY

5 PM NINTENDO 64 MARIO KART

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Use those mad gaming skills that you have wasted hours over the years acquiring (and will never get back) to drive a pretend go-cart with Flash Gordon speed and Black Panther agility. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes!


SATURDAY

5 PM BROOMBALL AWARDS

Chapman Hill Ice Rink - 500 Florida Rd

(see SATURDAY 1:15 for details)

SATURDAY

5 PM HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW Y(OUR) WINE?

Four Leaves Winery - 528 Main

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! If you can correctly identify all 4, you win a FREE bottle of wine! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Dean Fagner 403-8182

Entry Cost: $6

SATURDAY

5 PM SEARCH FOR THE SILVER BULLET AWARDS CEREMONY

Joel’s Bar - 119 W 8th St

(see ALL WEEK for details)


NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

6 PM BAR GAMES - TWISTER

Animas River Lounge at The DoubleTree - 501 Camino Del Rio

Compete against your fellow super heroes for a chance to will fun prizes. The top 3 super twisters will get an entry for the night’s top prize of a Comic Con package in Denver and we will even shack you up at the Hilton Hotel. If you’re wild and crazy enough to participate in all 3 events; Twister, Hook and Ring Toss and the Zombie Shootout, you will also receive an additional entry into the drawing. (That’s SUPER!) Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielsen 382-3910

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay.

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

6 PM FREESTYLE RAP OFF

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Contestants will have less than three minutes to show what they can do in this freestyle rap contest. Rhyme it in your mind, keep it current, keep it fun, be nobodies hound dog, lol, that’s our advice and we’re keeping our day jobs. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Entry Cost: FREE

SATURDAY

6 PM SNOWDOWN FIREWORKS

In the skies above Durango, opposite College West Rim

Cast your eyes upward for a spectacular display like you’ve never ever ever seen! It’s not a bird, it’s not batman or a meteor show, it’s the wild and crazy SNOWDOWN fireworks!!! Let the lit-up skies lead you on your way to FUN! Many thanks to the Durango Fire & Rescue crew, we appreciate you! The fireworks show is sponsored by the SNOWDOWN Board, The Wells Group, Agritek, Colorado Eagle/Budweiser, Serious Texas BBQ, C & J Gravel and the Jaquez Rocket Ranch. BOOM!

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

7 PM SNOWDOWN COSTUME CONTEST & ELECTRONIC DANCE PARTY

Powerhouse Science Center - 1333 Camino Del Rio

It’s a SNOWDOWN Costume Contest and Electronic Dance Party! Dress up in your finest costume and compete to win prizes in 6 categories and dance the night away! Featuring an electronic dance party and performance by the Durango Aerialists. Costume entrants are encouraged to be creative and prepare to "act" their role. All costumes must adhere to the Comic Con Props Convention Policies. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Charlotte Ford 259-9234 x103

Entry Cost: $10 includes 1 beer ticket

Prizes: Categories include; Best in Show, Judges Choice, Most Humorous, Best Performance, Best Duo, & Worst in Show. Grand prize is awarded to Best in Show.

SATURDAY

7 PM BOOTY SHAKING CONTEST

Wild Horse Saloon - 601 E 2nd Ave

We’ll take some fries with that comically great shake! Shake your money maker and prove you’ve got the best shaking booty shaker! One winner takes all contest, Male and Female. Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Amber Morris (405) 245-9968

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes: Best Male, Best Female

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

7:30 PM BAR GAMES - HOOK AND RING TOSS

Animas River Lounge at The DoubleTree - 501 Camino Del Rio

Compete against your fellow super heroes for a chance to will fun prizes! The top 3 winners will also get an entry for the night’s top prize of a Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay. If you participate in all 3 events, Twister, Hook and Ring Toss and the Zombie Shootout, you will also receive an additional entry into the drawing. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielsen 382-3910

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event

Prizes: Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay

SATURDAY

7:30 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES

First SATURDAY Performance LIVE at both: Henry Strater Theater and Durango Arts Center Theater

(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

SATURDAY

7:30 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST

Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo's)

(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

SATURDAY

8 PM GUINNESS GAMES - YAHTZEE!

The Irish Embassy Pub - 900 Main

Yahtzee, “the game that makes thinking fun.” Players compete individually or on teams of 4 in case of a large turnout. Be on time and get ready to play! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Cindy Coleman 946-7660

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 15 minutes before event

Prizes!

SATURDAY

9 PM BEST CHEST IN THE WEST

Starlight Lounge - 932 Main

Ha! Always a chuckle to see what the Starlight will come up with next! Guys and gals, show off your pectorals in what’s sure to be a visually entertaining event. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Matt McDermott 880-0214

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

PRIZES: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Bar Tabs!

NEW EVENT!

SATURDAY

9 PM BAR GAMES - ZOMBIE SHOOTOUT

Animas River Lounge at The DoubleTree - 501 Camino Del Rio

Compete against your fellow super heroes for a chance to win fun prizes! The top 3 winners will also get an entry for the night’s top prize of a Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay. If you participate in all 3 events; Twister, Hook and Ring Toss and the Zombie Shootout, you will also receive an additional entry into the drawing. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielsen 382-3910

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event

Prizes: Comic Con package in Denver with tickets and a Hilton Hotel stay

SATURDAY

9:30 PM PULL UP CONTEST

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Men and women and SENIORS will have the chance to compete in different categories this year! All the way down all the way up or it will not count! This has become such a fun event! Come watch or jump up and start pulling up, either way it's free! Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Three different categories = three different prizes awarded for first place!

SATURDAY

10 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES – SECOND FRIDAY PERFORMANCE

LIVE at both: Henry Strater Theater and Durango Arts Center Theater

(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

SATURDAY

10 PM SNOWDOWN FOLLIES VIDEOCAST

Animas City Theatre - 128 E College Drive (next to Cuckoo's)

(see FRIDAY 7:30 PM for details)

SATURDAY

10 PM 10th ANNUAL COSTUME GALA

Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

Come show off your best costume and win cash! Prizes for best single costume and best couple costume along with the correct answers to Comic Con trivia questions.

Event Coordinator: Morgan Kirkpatrick (303) 526-6364

Entry Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes: Cash

SATURDAY

10 PM KARAOKE CONTEST

8th Avenue Tavern - 509 E 8th Ave (College Plaza)

(see THURSDAY 10 PM for details)

SUNDAY

SNOWDOWN CLOSING PARTY AT PURGATORY RESORT

“And on the final day, they shall ski!” Hitting the slopes at Purgatory after four days of winter celebrations is a tradition as old as SNOWDOWN. Come on up for the closing party, with an air bag jump competition, drink specials and …WHAT??? The announcement of next year’s SNOWDOWN 2020 theme! As well as the WINNER of the chosen theme for SNOWDOWN 2020! Yes! We will do this LIVE! It’s all very exciting and we hope you’ll join us and be the first to be “in the know.” Otherwise, who knows when they’ll get around to posting it to SNOWDOWN fb? Geesh, gather your friends, eat some pancakes at the Fairgrounds and load er’ up! We’ll see you for what’s sure to be some kinda party on the mountain!

SUNDAY

7 AM - 12 NOON LA PLATA COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE PANCAKE BREAKFAST & SILENT AUCTION

La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall - 2500 Main

Support Search & Rescue, every Superhero needs fuel to fight crime. All you can eat pancakes, ham, eggs, coffee and juice! Come to our breakfast and we’ll come to your rescue!

Event Coordinator: Ron Corkish 946-4437

Entry Cost: $10 Adults, $6 Children (7-12), Under 6 FREE

SUNDAY

8 AM SNOWDOWN BALLOON RALLY & MASS ASCENSION

HWY 550 N, N side of Hermosa Meadows Rd (park at Animas Valley Elem. School)

(see SATURDAY 8 AM for details)

SUNDAY

8:30 AM SNOWDOWN 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Durango Community Recreation Center - 2700 Main

(see SATURDAY 8:30 AM for details)

NEW EVENT!

SUNDAY

10 AM COMIC CON CHURCH

First Presbyterian Church - 1159 E 3rd Ave

Wear your SNOWDOWN costumes and come celebrate our amazing Durango Community! All ages welcome.

Event Coordinator: Beau T Smith 247-3175

Entry Cost: FREE

NEW EVENT!

SUNDAY

10 AM SPEED PANCAKE STACKING

Animas River Lounge at the DoubleTree - 501 Camino Del Rio

Test your speed to see who will stack the most pancakes from 5’ away. SNOWDOWN costumes and PJ’s encouraged. Must be 21+.

Event Coordinator: Kristin Nielson 382-3910

Event Cost: FREE

Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before event

SUNDAY

12 NOON KUNG FU PANDA OBSTACLE COURSE

Durango Jungle Gym - 151 E 15th St

Kids can challenge themselves in this obstacle course race using UNAA Obstacle Course rules and regulations. Participants get an extra point for costumes! This is for the under 18 set!

Event Coordinator: Allison Kardas 422-1976

Entry Cost: $5

Entry Deadline: Time of event

Prizes!

NEW EVENT!

SUNDAY

12 NOON TEAM TRUCK PULL

Illete Fitness - 659 Tech Center Dr

Test your Superhero strength! Teams will pull a truck with a rope, tug of war style, donated by Well on Wheels. Teams will compete for the fastest time to pull the truck 100 feet. Teams must include 4 people. There will be 3 prize categories for fastest male team, fastest female team and fastest co-ed team. Co-ed teams must consist of 2 male and 2 female participants. Paid teams will get a consolation t-shirt! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Andrew Malhmood or Asron Coats (505) 947-4868

Entry Cost: $10 per person/$40 per team

Entry Deadline: 60 minutes before event

Prizes!

SUNDAY

1 PM SNOWDOWN 8-BALL TOURNAMENT

Pongas - 121 W 8th St

Now in its 23rd year! Double elimination tournament with up to 64 players. Participants will recieve a T-shirt and doors open at 11 AM. Open to all ages, under 21 must have a parent or guardian.

Event Coordinator: Austin Zufelt 382-8554

Entry Cost: $15 per player
Entry Deadline: Time of event

SUNDAY

2 PM SUPER BOWL SNOWDOWN SLOWDOWN PARTY

Derailed Pour House - 725 Main

Come on over, cozy up and place your bets on the big winner for Super Bowl SUNDAY! Watch the battle for who will be named the supreme team! Giveaways & prizes! Must be 18+.

Event Coordinator: Lisa Gibson 247-5440

Entry Cost: FREE

SUNDAY

4:20 PM BUILD A BONG - AWARDS

Prohibition Herb - 1185 Camino Del Rio

(see ALL WEEK for details)