Why you should spend the 4th of July in Telluride

The 4th of July celebrations in Telluride are truly unique – so special that this particular holiday weekend was one of the reasons I decided to make the box canyon my home. What I love so much about the 4th of July is that, despite everyone being so busy, everyone in town makes such a huge effort to get dressed up, build floats for the parade & literally hit the “pause” button for one day to enjoy the festivities, spend time with family & friends, and take some time to remember how incredible this tiny mountain community really is.

Here is a snapshot of some of the highlights of the 4th of July celebrations in Telluride:

  • the day starts early with the Rundola, a fundraiser run from the bottom of the gondola to the top of the gondola.
  • the Main St July 4 parade kicks off at 11am & is really the centre point of the holiday celebrations
  • the Telluride Fire Department hosts the annual picnic in Town Park from 1pm onwards
  • the evening fireworks display is a spectacularly explosive end to the festivities and can be enjoyed from numerous vantage points around town. The most popular spot is watching the action from Telluride Town Park.

Where to stay in Telluride?

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