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4th of July Celebration
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 UPDATED City of Durango 4th of July Events
Park Events
Park Events
All-American Gourmet Breakfast 
By Rotary Club of Durango
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 a.m.  Rotary Park, 
$10/Adult, $5/Youth (5 - 12 years, 4 and under is free). Pancakes, eggs, ham, biscuits and gravy, OJ, local coffee, and more. Breakfast bar at additional cost. 
Independence Day Party
By Building Homes for Heroes & City of Durango
12 - 4:30 p.m.  Buckley Park
Ska and Steamworks Beer! Food provided by the Durango Elks Lodge and music by the Cannondolls from
12 - 2 p.m. And the Pete Giuliani Band from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Kid's activities and fun for the whole family!
 Freedom 5K
Downtown Events
 American Voices: What it means to be an American

Stars & Stripes Parade
By City of Durango
*5 - 5:45 p.m. 
Main Avenue
Parade will extend from college Dr. to 13th Street. Come check out the Festive Floats!

Free Concert in the Park
By Southwest Civic Winds
10:15 a.m. Concert Band,  11:30 a.m. Jazz Band, Rotary Park 
Southwest Civic Winds, lead by conductor, Katie Zdanowski. Band will perform an exciting program of patriotic and traditional American music to fill the morning with festive sounds
Independence Day Dance   
By KSUT & City of Durango 
6 - 9 p.m. Transit Parking Lot

Ska Brewing beer garden, live entertainment by The High Rollers, kid's activities and food. 
Gourmet BBQ with Alfresco Bar

 New 2018 Event
Patriotic Pedalers
Begins at 8:30 a.m.  No Registration Necessary
This group will follow the same course as the Iron Horse La Strada La Plata gravel ride took and will be led by Pro Cyclist Todd Wells.  The start time will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Park Elementary School and finishes at Buckley Park.  The ride has 60 mile and 40 mile options.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Riders are expected to be self-sufficient and follow rules of the Road.  The Durango Police Department will assist at the 8th Avenue crossing from Park Elemenatary and the Colorado State Patrol will assist at County Road 225A.  BRING PLENTY OF WATER!
Long Course Map      Short Course Map

Due to current weather trends and fire danger, the 4th of July Fireworks display has been cancelled for 2018.

2018 Stars and Stripes Parade Winners:
1st place goes to Durango Antique Market
2nd place goes to La Plata County Sheriffs Department 
3rd place goes to Stinking Badge Ranch 
Prizes can be picked up Monday July 9 at the Durango Recreation Center just ask for Ashleigh Siegrist!

Thank you to all who entered we hope to see you again next year!

Parade information:

*Please note the parade starts at 5:00 p.m. this year!

Would you like to have a float in the 4th of July Parade?!

Please fill out the Parade Entry Form and return it to the Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices at the Durango Recreation Center (2700 North Main Ave, 81301). 

Cost to enter a float in the Parade: $5

When: Wednesday, July 4th

The parade will start at 5pm sharp at College and Main. Please arrive after 3:45pm and no later than 4:30pm to begin staging for the parade.

Where: Enter the staging area from East 3rd Avenue at 5th Street and follow the directions of the parade marshals. The parade will head north on Main Ave and end at 13th Street. 

Reminders: There is no throwing of candy or any items. Any giveaways must be handed to spectators. Burnouts are not allowed. Try to maintain spacing as directed by the Parade Marshal throughout the duration of the parade. Please follow all instructions from the Parade Marshals.  There are no pooper scoopers for this parade, please plan to remove any manure from your float or use manure bags. 

There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  We are looking for fun, patriotic and festive entries. The more red, white and blue the better!

Please contact Ashleigh Siegrist with any questions.

Street and Parking Closure Information:

Main Avenue from 10th to 12th Street, and 11th Street from Narrow Gauge to the alley in the E 100 block of 11th Street:  12:30 pm – 12:30 am.

500 Block of Main and 5th Street from Main to 3rd Avenue: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Parade Route (College to 12th Street on Main Avenue), East 100 Block of 12th Street: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm.
For a map and printable version of this information Please Click here 

Parking Information:

  • Do not park in any private lots, including the Town Plaza Parking lot or the Albertson's Parking lot.
  • All City of Durango Parking Lots will be free to park in on July 4th
  • Please consider using the Durango Transit and the Main Avenue Trolley.  Additional Parking may be found at the La Plata County Fairgrounds and the Durango Recreation Center.  Trolley stops are close by and will be dropping riders off at the Transit Center.  For more information on Durango Transit, please go here: http://durangogov.org/transit
  • Please be mindful of “No Parking” signs on parking meters as vehicles inside the closure areas at the time of the parking closure will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

For questions and concerns, please contact the Community Events Supervisor at (970)375-7331

 4th of July Celebration Sponsors
Music Masters Logo  City of Durango Logo  Durango Party Rental Logo 
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 SW Civic Winds Logo

FLC Logo
 KSUT Logo

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Rotary Logo
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