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Event Details

BID will provide information and details about the larger annual events in Downtown as one way to inform businesses of the impacts to Downtown. This will include information on road closures, parking into and other details. Events include: Snowdown Parade in late January/early February, Taste of Durango in mid-May, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic over Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, and Autumn Arts Festival in mid-September. The event promotors will present this information at two BID Coffee and Conversation meetings prior to the event. Businesses are encouraged to attend these meeting to ask questions. The BID monthly meetings are the second Friday of each month at 8:30 to 9:30 am in the community room at TBK Bank.

Current Event Information:

July 4th Parade, Thursday July 4

The annual 4th of July parade will be on Main Ave. from College to 12th Street. Staging will be on the 500 block of Main, and on E. 5th Street from Main to E. 3rd Ave. This area will be closed to parking and traffic from 4 to 6:30 pm. The parade route (Main from College to 12th Street) will be closed to parking and traffic from 5:45 to 7 pm. The Street Dance will be held in the Transit Center parking lot, which requires no closures of Downtown streets. That parking area will be closed from 12:30 pm to 1 am.

Schedule for the day:

7:30 to 11 am - All American Gourmet Breakfast & Libations, by Rotary Club of Durango, at Rotary Park

9 am - Freedom 5K, by City of Durango Parks and Recreation, at Rotary Park

9:15 to 10:45 am - Free Concert in the Park, by Southwest Civic Winds, at Rotary Park

12 to 4:30 pm - Independence Day Party, by Building Homes for Heroes & City of Durango, at Buckley Park

6 to 6:45 pm - Stars and Stripes Parade, by City of Durango, Main Avenue

7 to 9:15 pm - Independence Day Dance, by KSUT & City of Durango, at Transit Center

9:15 pm - FIREWORKS! By City of Durango and Durango Fire Protection District, fireworks shot from Greenmount Cemetary

Click HERE for the poster.


Applications for entries to the 4th of July parade can be obtained by contacting Holden Randle, City of Durango, holden.randle@durangogov.org or 970-375-7317

For questions, contact:

Tim Walsowrth at BID timw@downtowndurango.org or 970-375-5068

Alex Wilkinson, City of Durango Community Events, Alex.Wilkinson@durangogov.org  or 970-375-7325

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