Event Schedule for Wednesday, July 3


Scavenger Hunt

All Day throughout Downtown Durango

Take a tour through the decorated storefronts of Downtown Durango in search of clues to win the 4th of July Scavenger Hunt! The Scavenger Hunt starts at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 3 and ends at 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 6.

Participants can pick up a Scavenger Hunt map at the Durango Welcome Center, any decorated storefront or download a copy here. At each clue location a number or letter will be provided to solve the final riddle. Participants turn in their completed maps to the Welcome Center by 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 6.

A winner will be picked at random from qualifying entries.


Paint a Patriotic Mural

All Day at Hermosa Café

You, too, can be an artist! Saunter over to Hermosa Café and pick up a paintbrush to participate in the community mural. Each year Hermosa Café provides a huge canvas, paints and some outlines to create a Patriotic Mural.

Fun for adults – and also great for kids while adults are having tea and coffee! It is interesting to watch the picture emerge over the four days.


Ice Cream Social

VFW Post 4031 from 5 pm – 7 pm

Stroll down the Animas River Trail and stop at Rotary Park for an evening dinner and concert. The VFW Hall is hosting an Ice Cream social in conjunction with the Southwest Civic Winds Jazz Concert. Prices: $3 Hot dog, $1 Chips, $1 Soda, and $2 per scoop of ice cream.


Civic Winds Jazz Orchestra Concert and Dancing

Rotary Park from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wear your dancing shoes! Buy your dinner and dessert at the VFW Hall and walk across the lane to Rotary Park to dance to the Civic Winds Jazz Orchestra, featuring classic jazz hits, swing music, and more! Bring a chair or a blanket for the grass and enjoy an evening concert by the river. This event is free.

Click here to learn more about Southwest Civic Winds.


True Western Roundup

La Plata County Fairgrounds from 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Enjoy a night celebrating the working ranch activities of the American Cowboy and Cowgirl. True Western Roundup is proud to promote and preserve our Western heritage in a positive family atmosphere. True Western Roundup is brought to you by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, TBK Bank, and many other impressive businesses.

Ticket price: $18 - $20. Doors open at 5:00 pm, Rodeo starts at 6:30 pm. Click here for more information and tickets.