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!
*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
- 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