Anytime travelers have the chance to enjoy a great getaway in scenic and fun Durango, Colorado, it’s an opportunity they simply won’t want to miss! While Durango is known and loved for offering visitors easy access to year-round fun and adventure, there’s something undeniably spectacular about heading this way over the 4th of July! When travel plans bring you to Durango for a July 4th journey, you’ll be just in time to make the most of holiday fun, celebrations, and festivities in abundance. When these are tacked onto an itinerary made up of all those traditional Durango favorite activities, you’ll find you’re in for an unforgettable adventure from start to finish. When you’re putting the finishing touches on your to-do list for July 4th in Durango CO, be sure to put the following at the very top!
Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Fun in Durango on 4th of July
Situated next to the picture-perfect San Juan National Forest, Durango is a destination that has long captivated visitors who head here to make the most of the view. This year, when your travel plans bring you here over the 4th of July, you can enjoy savoring the sights of the Lower Animas River by participating in the annual 4th of July River Parade! Hosted July 4th at a put-in point of 50 Animas View Drive, the annual River Parade is part of the greater Mild to Wild Rafting event lineup and is a chance to flow your way through the heart of the city using the river as your guide. All general public rafting trips that day will inevitably be a part of the parade too! Those who participate in the River Parade on the 4th of July often take the opportunity to dress in their patriotic best attire before getting into the water and putting on a float show quite unlike any other. It’s bound to be a fun experience and could perhaps be the highlight of your Independence Day getaway.
Activities to Enjoy in Town to Celebrate
No matter where you find yourself on the 4th of July, it tends to be a holiday that revolves around spending quality time with family and friends. When you happen to be in Durango, it’s no exception to the rule! Durango 4th of July is filled with family-friendly activities to check out and experience beginning with the annual All-American gourmet community breakfast hosted at Rotary Park. This delicious event is presented by the Rotary Club of Durango and kicks off at 7:30 am. It runs through 11:00 am and those looking to enjoy everything from pancakes and eggs to savory sausage selections can do so at a ticket price of $12 for adults and $7 for kids 5 to 12.
Next up is the annual Freedom 5K Race and fun run that’s always a fan-favorite activity to enjoy when Independence Day comes around in Durango. Participants can walk, run, or jog their way through the course which offers up great city views and ends with a gathering complete with food and beverage options as well as live music to celebrate.
Concert in the Park will be going strong over the July 4th in Durango, CO much to the delight of those who love adding musical moments to all of their itineraries. Starting at 9:15 am at Buckley Park, visitors can drop by to enjoy inspiring patriotic musical performances by Southwest Civic Winds. Stick around until noon and you’ll be able to enjoy the 4th of July picnic open to the community that includes kid’s activities, local beer brands, more live music, and of course, delicious food options to choose from. The proceeds from this event go to benefit the organization Building Homes for Heroes.
The Stars & Stripes 4th of July parade is a must-see part of the day’s festivities and is hosted on Main Avenue in Durango beginning at 5:00 pm. Afterward, guests can enjoy the street dance event at the local Transit Center Parking Lot as well as the drone show which is always an impressive sight! While fireworks are typically scheduled for the evening of July 4th in this area, the hot and dry weather in Durango often sees the display canceled on account of fire risks so be sure to keep an eye on the calendar for any changes.
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Now is the very best time to start turning those July travel plans to Durango into a well-deserved reality! At Durango Colorado Vacations, we know that having amazing accommodations in place upon arrival means you’ll have even more to enjoy when you’re here. Reach out today to learn about our exciting and luxurious Durango rentals with jacuzzis. We’re here to handle all of the details so that you can focus on the Durango 4th of July fun ahead. We can’t wait to see you in scenic Durango soon!