4th of July

Our nation's independence was celebrated in fine form last weekend with Durango's Salute to America, which included an inaugural 4th of July parade and an awe-inspiring fireworks display. Locals and visitors alike lined the store fronts along Main Avenue on Sunday evening as miniature cars and raft guide crazies made their way through downtown. After the patriotic festivities of the parade and the music of Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanoes, downtown pedestrians staked out their viewing locations with coolers, portable camp chairs and warm blankets. Firework aficionados weren't disappointed as they were treated to a colorful display as the 4th of July drew to a late night close.

RJ Farrell of Southwest Whitewater gets the crowd into the rafting spirit from atop the company’s people mover.

A barage of fireworks expode over town as motorists and pedestrians mingle near Camino del Rio.

Enthusiastic 4th of July parade spectators check out the action as floats
slowly approach their location on Main Ave.

Mayor Joe Colgan plays master of ceremonies as floats travel north up Main Ave.


A young member of Durango BMX holds onto the back of the peloton as his team makes
their way up Main Ave. during Durango's 4th of July parade Sunday evening.

Loren Skyhorse gives a howdy out to the crowd at the beginning of the
parade Sunday evening.

Parade fans jockey for position and rafting coupons from the Main Ave. curbside.
Members of the Tin Lizzies wait in line near 5th St. for
the signal to get their motors started for the race down
Main Ave.








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