Join us for an old fashioned Fourth of July in Ouray. Visitors and locals of all ages cherish memories of this grand observance of the national holiday. Many of these activities have been a tradition since the early 1900s, and we expect they will be around for a long, long time into the future.
6:30 am - Ouray School Pancake Breakfast, Ouray Community Center
8:00 am - Annual OURAYCE-10K race for KURA 98.9. Registration from 7-8 or online at https://ultrasignup.com/ (search for Ourayce). Race begins at 8 at City Hall. The traditional Ouray Fourth of July 10K Race at 8,ooo feet! A benefit for our community radio station. A loop course from City Hall In Ouray Colorado and back through beautiful Ouray.
10:00 am - Ouray Fourth of July Main Street Parade. If you have a float or a party group that wants to participate, line up along 4th Street starting at 9 am. Or grab a great spot on Main Street for the show. This year's parade WILL have heavy doses of water, as usual. However, in an effort to help those who wish to stay dry, the East Side of Main (i.e., the side with Duckett's, Ouray Brewery, Khristopher's Culinaire, etc.) will be dry.
(after the parade) - Free kids games in Fellin Park with the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department
(after the parade) - Elks Club BBQ, Building Tours & Independence Day Karaoke
(after the parade) - Brownies and Lemonade after the parade at the Ouray County Museum
2:00 pm - Ouray Volunteer Fire Department Water Fights. At the intersection of Main and Sixth Avenue.
Dusk: Jeep "Glow" Parade. Line up at the Switzerland of America Overlook at 8:30 PM. Decorate your Jeep with twinkle lights and glow sticks (some packets available for a donation to the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department). Parade starts down the hill and through Ouray at dusk. Prize for the best decorated Jeep!