July 4th in Durango

Hal Lott - June 17, 2022

July 4th celebration in Historic Downtown Durango will feature a whole weekend of festivities and events! Things will kick off on Friday in Buckley Park with Outdoor Movie Night featuring Sandlot. The night will include music by Stillwater Youth Bands and Bike Decorating for the 4th of July Parade. On Saturday the first annual BBQ, Bulls & Beer Competition will take place at the La Plata County Fairgrounds starting at 10am.

On Saturday evening at the transit center, kick up your heels for a Street Dance and watch the drone and fireworks show. On Sunday, stop by the Powerhouse Science Center for a free music event called Rockin' on the River featuring Elder Grown. And for the big event on July 4th this day will be packed with multiple events including an All American Breakfast at Rotary park, free music at Buckley park, picnic, concerts, fun bike and running races and capped off with the 4th of July parade down Historic Main Avenue!

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, July 1, 7:00 pm: Stillwater Youth Bands, Outdoor Movie Night showing Sandlot, and Bike Decorating for the 4th of July Parade at Buckley Park

Saturday, July 2, 10:00am: 1st Annual BBQ, Bulls & Beer Competition at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Saturday, July 2, 6:00pm: Street Dance, Drone Show and Close-Proximity Fireworks at Durango Transit Center

Sunday, July 3, 4:00pm: Rockin’ on the River with the band Elder Grown at The Powerhouse Center

Monday, July 4: The Big Day!

  • 7:30am - 11:00am: All American Gourmet Breakfast & Libations at Rotary Park
  • 9:00am: Start Animas River Trail Freedom 5K Run at Rotary Park
  • 9:15am - 10:30am: Free Concert in the Park featuring Southwest Civic Winds at Rotary Park
  • 11:30am - 4:30pm: Annual 4th of July Picnic & Concerts at Buckley Park
  • 3:45pm - 5:00pm: The Main Ave Mile bike and running races in Downtown Durango on Main Avenue
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Stars & Stripes Parade on Main Avenue

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