4th of July in Ouray

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4th of July in Ouray

Happy 4th of July!

We have a fun-packed day full of something for everyone! Below is a list of the main events. Please feel free to check out local restaurants and retail stores for other events or specials throughout the holiday as well. Our Visit Ouray website has a comprehensive listing of all the wonderful places to check out while here.

REMINDER: Storage and use of PERSONAL fireworks inside the City of Ouray is prohibited. (O.M.C. 10-2 N.1-6)

7 AM REGISTRATION FOR OURAYCE
Ouray Community Center at 320 6th Avenue

7:30 AM OURAYCE
Ouray Community Center at 320 6th Avenue

End Time: 9:00 am MDT
Price: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.10 SignUp Fee
Price increases after July 1, 2024

This year marks the 41st Annual Ourayce 10K Fun Run. This event is hosted by the Home Trust of Ouray County, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide permanently affordable housing and housing-related resources to modest-income households in Ouray County. Our vision is to create an inclusive, economically diverse community through stewardship of community resources.

Registration is $35 online (and includes a race T-shirt) at runsignup.com/Race/CO/Ouray/Ourayce10KFunRun.  All proceeds from this event go toward creating affordable workforce housing in Ouray County.

This 10K Fun Run starts and ends at the historic Ouray Community Center in the heart of the City of Ouray. Teams, costumes, and other positive ways to have a fun time for a good cause are encouraged.  

Details subject to change. Verify with event host.

REMINDER: Storage and use of PERSONAL fireworks inside the City of Ouray is prohibited. (O.M.C. 10-2 N.1-6)

9 AM PARADE LINE-UP
4th and 4th. First come, first, served for line-up. Please have your float or vehicle decorated festively for the holiday. Please be respectful and mindful while also having fun with it!

10 AM PARADE
Please note that during the parade traffic will be held at both ends of Ouray. If providing candy you should have helpers who are walking alongside your float passing candy out to the spectators. Throwing candy from the floats can cause children to run into the parade traffic. 

Our Parade has a dry side and a wet side. If you want to stay dry please stay on the east side of Main Street. West side is the WET side of Main Street! If you need to cool down or want to try your hand at soaking the firefighters as they go by (BYO water guns) you will want to be set up on the west side for the parade. For the safety of all involved, as well as to keep the parade moving, we ask that you please not cross sides during the parade, if possible. 

10:30 AM-ish FLYOVER
By Colorado Air National Guard

11 AM KID'S GAMES
In Fellin Park immediately after Parade.
Fun includes: Races, pie-eating contest, and sawdust pile!

2 PM WATER FIGHTS
6th and Main Street
To join please contact Steve Duce at Timber Ridge Service Station, #970-325-4204.

9 PM JEEP LIGHT PARADE
The lineup is at the Amphitheater Turnoff. 
Main Street

9:30 PM FIREWORKS
Weather permitting. Done by the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department.
HWY 550 will be closed from the overlook to 3rd Avenue, (MP 92.030 to 93.740).

"Thank you!" to everyone who helped plan or attend this festive day!
Special thanks to all of the first responders helping make this day not only special but safe as well!

CLICK HERE for more information.

REMINDER: Storage and use of PERSONAL fireworks inside the City of Ouray is prohibited. (O.M.C. 10-2 N.1-6)

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