4th Of July Events In Durango

Enjoy a full day of fun on the 4th of July in Durango, Colorado! There are several events throughout the day to choose from or you can fill up your whole day with a fourth of July celebration. The family-friendly activities and the entertaining atmosphere is something you don’t want to miss! Come out and enjoy these events on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.


UPDATE: As the battle continues on the Lightner Fire, the city of Durango has decided to postpone their 4th of July fireworks celebration. Durango Fire & Rescue says that “an increase in the amount of dry fuels, and consistent weather conditions favorable to wildfires,” played a part in the decision. (The Denver Post)

We have received the fireworks, so we will look to put on a show at a date to be determined later this year, or early next year. All other 4th of July events are moving forward as planned!City of Durango


4th of July in Durango River Parade

Join Mild to Wild for the 4th of July River Parade that flows through the heart of Durango on the Lower Animas River. Be sure to dress up in 4th of July attire! Best costume wins a prize. Seats are limited. Kids get a 4th of July souvenir! 5 trip times are available.

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Events In Buckley Park

  • American Voices: What It Means To Be An American presented by Fort Lewis College: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Family Fun Picnic in the Park presented by the City of Durango & Building Homes for Heroes: 12 – 5:00 pm (featuring live entertainment & games)

Events In Rotary Park

  • All American Gourmet Breakfast presented by Rotary Club of Durango: 7:30 – 11:00 am (free for children under 5, $5-10 for children and adults)
  • Freedom 5K presented by Durango Parks & Recreation: 9:00 am (free for all ages, register by 8:45 am)
  • Free Concert in the Park by Southwest Civic Winds: 3:00 & 4:00 pm

Events In Downtown Durango

  • Family BBQ at Durango Elks Lodge: 12:00 – 4:00 pm (food, beer, music)
  • Stars & Stripes Parade on Main Avenue: 6:00 – 6:45 pm
  • Street Dance on Main presenteed by KSUT & the City of Durango: 6:45 – 9:00 pm (beer garden, live entertainment by the Hi-Rollers)
  • Salute to America Fireworks presented by Durango Fire Protection District & the City of Durango: 9:15 pm

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Fourth At The Fort

Open to FLC alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students! Once again, we will offer food, music, and drink to celebrate 4th at the Fort with the climax of Durango’s fireworks display at sunset. Pete Giuliani Band will play from 6:45 p.m. until the fireworks begin.

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