By Luke Groskopf Herald staff writer
Article Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 10:41pm
Ten years ago, Durangoans celebrated Independence Day without a fireworks show. Because of dry conditions, this year they’ll have to do it again.
It’s not just Durango either. Silverton, Bayfield, Vallecito and Pagosa Springs have also canceled their annual fireworks shows because of fire danger.
But other events – including parades, athletic contests and plenty of food – will carry on as planned.
And for those who cannot live without fireworks, Cortez is the place to be. The show there starts at 9 p.m., with views from Centennial Park.
5K Freedom run, 9 a.m., Rotary Park.
All-American Gourmet Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Rotary Park.
Public reading of Declaration of Independence and other founding documents, 11 a.m., Buckley Park.
Durango Elks Lodge Family Barbecue, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 901 Second Avenue.
Kids to Kids Flea Market, Noon-3 p.m., Buckley Park.
Family Fun Picnic, Noon-5 p.m., Buckley Park.
Stars & Stripes Parade, 6 p.m., Main Avenue.
Street Dance with live music and beer garden, 6:30-9 p.m., Main Avenue
5K/10K Blue Ribbon Fun Run, 8 a.m., Memorial Park.
Fourth of July Parade and Water Fight, 10:30 a.m., Green Street/Blair Street loop.
International Rhubarb Festival and Silverton Brass Band Concert, after parade, Memorial Park.
Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic, after parade, Miners Tavern.
Kids’ events, 1 p.m., Memorial Park.
Ducky Derby, 2 p.m.,Cement Creek in Memorial Park.
“The Complete History of America (Abridged)”, 2 p.m., Grand Imperial Hotel Theatre.
Gun Fighters Show, 5:30 p.m., 12th and Blair Streets
Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Bayfield Lions Club.
Firecracker 5K and Family Walk, 8 a.m.
Pie and Craft Sale, 8 a.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Pet Parade, 9:45 a.m., Mill Street.
Bayfield 4th of July Parade, 10 a.m., Mill Street.
Serrano’s Annual Horseshoe Tournament, 12 p.m., Eagle Park.
Third annual Coed One-Pitch Softball Tournament, 1 p.m., Joe Stephenson Park (post-softball events include the Antique Truck Show, Kids’ Carnival and live music by Jack Ten High and Big Mama Donna).
10-Day Band concert, 7:30 p.m., Bayfield High School.