Visiting Durango

4th of July

4 Days of Fun for the Fourth!

Celebrate 4th of July in Durango. Four full days of fun for everyone!

Durango is a great place to celebrate the 4th of July! The City of Durango, BID, Durango Chamber of Commerce, Visit Durango and La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center have collaborated to plan 25+ activiites from Saturday July 1 to Tuesday July 4.

PRE-4th of July

Red, White and Blue Selfie Contest - A weekly contest where you take selfies in your best red, white or blue outfits and submit for $100 gift card! One winner every week leading up to the 4th.

Decorating Contest and Scaenger Hunt - Friday June 30 to Tuesday July 4. Vote for the best 4th of July window display at shops in Downtown and in the North Main District. Some of these shops will also be part of the scavenger hunt. Inside these stores will be a clue to the next location. Get your scavenger hunt map marked at as many locations as possible. Turn them in at the Street Dance (see below on Tuesday July 4) to be in a drawing for a prize!

LIVE MUSIC at the Animas City Theatre! Check out The Burroughs Friday June 30, doors open at 7 pm and tickets are just $20. The Burroughs is a 9-piece act that describe themselves as "sweaty soul music."


Saturday July 1

A Taste of Independence - A Celebration of La Plata County's Indepedent Food Trucks noon to 3 pm @ La Plata County Fairgrounds and Events Center


Watermelon Eating Contest 4 pm @ 11th Street Station

3 age ranges - up to 6 years old, 7 to 15, 16+


Party in the Park Concert at 5 pm featuring Ozomatli @ Buckley Park

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the gate but this might sell out!


Live music at the Animas City Theatre! Check out the Gasoline Lollipops.

Tickets $20. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm.


Sunday July 2

to be announced


Monday July 3

Rafting Day - enjoy a float down the Animas River through town at several local businesses.

Pie Baking Contest at 3 pm at EsoTerra Ciderworks

Live music and free outdoor movie at 7 pm at Buckley park


Tuesay July 4

8 to 11:30 am @ Rotary Park

9 am @ Rotary Park

9:15 to 10:30 am @ Rotary Park

11:30 am to 4:30 pm @ Buckley Park

5 to 6 pm @ Main Ave in Downtown

6 to 9 pm @ Transit Center

9:15 pm @ Transit Center