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:
Date - Friday February 1, 2019
Time - parade starts at 6 pm, ends by 7 pm
Parade staging area – 500 block of Main, 5th Street from Main to Park Elementary – 1:30 to 9 pm
Parade route – Main from College to 14th Street, to Narrow Gauge on west and alley on east – 2:30 to 10 pm (Narrow Gauge open to parking and thru traffic, except 1100 block, see below; alley open to thru traffic, except 700 block, also see below)
Thru traffic only on College (no turns onto Main allowed) until 5:30 pm. At 5:30, traffic detoured onto Narrow Gauge and E. 2nd Ave.
City barricade trailers and street sweepers will take all parking on 500 block of E. 2nd Ave. starting at 1:30 pm. Durango Police/La Plata County Mounted Patrol at E. 2nd and College and E. 2nd and 5th to allow LIMITED traffic north and south through this block.
Alley between Main and E. 2nd, and College and 5th, open to through traffic until 5:15 pm. Exit onto 5th monitored by Durango Police/La Plata County Mounted Patrol.
Alley between Main and E. 2nd, and 7th and College, CLOSED at 2:30 pm for bed races.
Bed Races – 4 to 5:30 pm, 700 block of Main and E. 100 block of 7th Street
Pedestrian crossings of Main at 8th and 11th
Emergency access points – 5th and Main, College and Main, 9th and Main, 12th and Main, 14th and Main
Main Ave Trolley FREE starting at 3 pm. Arrives every 20 minutes. Last Trolley departs Transit Center at 8:40 pm
Special FREE shuttle from Fairgrounds to Transit Center. Starts at 5 pm at Fairgrounds, last shuttle departs Transit Center at 8 pm. At Fairgrounds every 15 minutes.
Do NOT park at Town Plaza, Albertsons, Doubletree - parking for customers only
DO park in these locations:
City lots after 5 pm (Transit Center and 3 lots on E. 2nd Ave)
Metered parking outside of closure area noted above, must pay meter until 6 pm
If parking in neighborhoods adjacent to Downtown, do not block driveways
Look for NO PARKING signs on meters Downtown
If parked in any Downtown private lot within closure areas, after 3 pm no exit will be allowed