Stay & Play: 4th of July Week in Durango!

This 4th of July, "We Want You" to stay and play in Durango to enjoy a town-wide week of festivities. The town of Durango is celebrating the 4th of July with a week of events including concerts, dance parties, movies in the park, the Stars & Stripes 4th of July Parade, the 4th of July Street Dance & Drone Show, artists showcase, food & drink, a 5k race, a Homes for Heroes picnic, the True Western Roundup, and more. The 4th of July festivities in Durango offer something for everyone!

Selfie Scavenger Hunt:

As we count down the days till the 4th of July, you can participate in the selfie scavenger hunt and win awesome prizes. The town-wide selfie scavenger hunt begins on Friday, May 19th, and runs until the 4th of July. Please stay tuned for a list of locations where you can take your "red, white & blue" selfies and submit them to @VisitDurango on social media for a chance to be featured and win awesome prizes. 

4th of July Stars & Stripes Parade

Event Schedule:

Saturday, July 1st, 2023:

• Independent Food Truck Celebration at the La Plata Fairgrounds & Event Center | 12 - 3 pm
• Oscar’s Café Pie Eating Contest at La Plata County Fairgrounds 2:30 pm
• Watermelon Eating Contest at 11th Street Station | 4 - 6 pm
• Live Concert and Silent Disco at 11th Street Station | 9 - 11 pm

Sunday, July 2nd, 2023: 

• Durango Breakfast at VFW Post 4031 | 9 - 11 am
• Ice Cream Social at VFW Post 4031 | 5 - 7 pm
• Southwest Civic Winds Concert at Rotary Park | 6:30 - 8 pm

Monday, July 3rd, 2023:

• Apple Pie Baking Contest at EsoTerra Ciderworks | 3 pm
• Movies in the Park at Buckley Park | 7 - 9 pm

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023:

• All-American Gourmet Breakfast at Rotary Park | 7:30 – 11:30 am
• Freedom 5K Race | 9 - 11 am
• Southwest Civic Winds Concert | 9:15 – 10:45 am
• Building Homes for Heroes Picnic | 12 - 4:30 pm
• Stars & Stripes 4th of July Parade on Main Avenue | 5:00-5:45 pm
• 4th of July Street Dance & Drone Show | 6:30 - 10 pm

Wednesday, July 5th, 2023:

• True Western Roundup at the La Plata County Fairgrounds | 6:30 - 11 pm

4th of July Sweepstakes:

Durango residents can enter the 4th of July Staycation Sweepstakes, and people across the country can enter the 4th of July Vacation Sweepstakes.  Both prize packs include a two-night stay at a downtown Durango hotel, two days of breakfast, lunch, and dinner at locally owned restaurants, a $500 downtown Durango shopping spree, four passes to the Durango Hot Springs, four tickets to the Bar D Wranglers Cowboy Music Show & Supper, and four VIP seats at the Durango 4th of July Parade.