Snowdown Festival goes back in time

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Lindsay Box, mentor coordinator for Boys & Girls Club gives directions on how to play the Rubik’s cube game during the Cowabunga Wipeout on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Cody Goss from San Juan Basin Health was the head of this year’s Cowabunga Wipeout.
Bruce LeClaire (right) gives two teammates instructions on how to assemble the Rubik’s Cube.
Kayla Wing gives a helping hand to Clayton Ward as he assembles the rubix cube.
The 38th Snowdown Festival celebrated the winter seasons with numerous events and festivities.
The dodgeball challenge made its return to the Durango Recreation Center on Thursday, Jan. 28, pitting a number of teams head-to-head in an intense match of dodgeball fun.
Screaming Eagles was declared victorious for the dodgeball challenge, followed by Pocket Rockets and The Cosby’s.
Volunteering youth were pitted against the victorious Screaming Eagles in a final matchup.
Youth volunteers, both tribal and non, share a group photo with their subordinates after the dodgeball challenge comes to an end.
Hula-hoop dancers show off their skills during the hula-hoop contest.
A Snowdown goer shows off his Ziggy Stardust attire.
Bueller, Bueller? Snowdown goers show their support for the cinema classics.
Cowabunga! Donatello appears to have been separated from his three brothers.
Robby Cochran (right) and Tristan Boyd enlighten festivalgoers with an acoustic set.
Brennan Jurgens from Gazpachos New Mexican Cantina prepares drinks for festivalgoers.
Gazpachos New Mexican Cantina hosted their annual outhouse stuffing, cramming a total of twenty-three people in the tight space.
Festivalgoers celebrate a hole-in-one during an entertaining game of mini golf.
Parade staff set up for a cold, yet colorful Snowdown Lightshow on Friday, Jan. 29.
Parade goers show off their 80’s themed regalia and floats.
The cold didn’t stop families from gathering on the streets of downtown Durango for the annual Snowdown Lightshow Parade.
Whether it was 80’s retro, punk rock, cinema characters, or pop-culture references, attendees kept their costume’s original and fun.
Parade goers rock out to Snowdown with their 80’s get-up.
Joanie Fraughton from the Durango Film Festival shows off her support for the sci-fi classic, “Blade Runner”.
This year’s Snowdown Lightshow Parade dazzled the crowd with an array of brightly decorated floats.
Festivalgoers enjoy themselves in the Snowdown parade.
Feeling cold? Warm your socks next to one of these hot, blazing floats.
A hula-hoop dancer flashes a smile as she marches in the Snowdown Lightshow Parade.
Who you gonna call? Just don’t get caught by the Slimer.
In the heat of the moment, a young dancer dazzles the crowd in downtown Durango with her energetic moves.
The Snowdown festivities brought together families and friends of all ages.
A group of friends brace the cold around a cozy fire.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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The 38th annual Snowdown Festival made its return to Durango with a blast from the past. This year’s festivities ran from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, and featured an 80’s style theme that showcased many eventful activities for all ages. Festivalgoers were treated with a variety live music, costume contests, dodge ball, chili cook-offs, dog fashion shows, softball challenges, pole dancing contests, and many others. Snowdown will return next winter as it celebrates 39 years with an Intergalactic Space theme.

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