Mark your calendar for 


Pagosa Springs’ annual Fourth of July Parade

Town of Pagosa Springs

Mark your calendars for the annual Town of Pagosa Springs Fourth of July parade.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. and you will know it has started when you hear the sounds of the San Juan Squadron as it kicks off the parade with its annual flyover. 

You can also vote for your favorite parade entry at the following link:

After the parade, make sure to check out the other events going on in town: Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo, Park to Park Artisan and Food Market, Freedom Float, and don’t forget about the fireworks display starting at sundown.

Additional event information can be found on the Visit Pagosa Springs website at 

Parking prohibitions for parade

Due to public safety concerns and to reduce any conflict with pedestrian and vehicular traffic, all on-street parking is strictly prohibited along the designated parade route. 

This order is in effect from July 3 at 9 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. on July 4, after the parade. Only parking in designated parking lots will be allowed within the parade route, and vehicles must remain in place until the conclusion of the parade and the roads are reopened. 

This order includes the 400 block of Pagosa Street (U.S. 160) at Goodman’s Department Store through the 600 block of Pagosa Street (U.S. 160) to the bell tower park, all of Hot Springs Boulevard and the Apache Street bridge. 

Additionally, all parking will be prohibited on 1st Street and the 100 block of Lewis Street between the hours of 9 p.m. on July 3 until after the parade at 12:30 p.m. on July 4. This is required for the designated detour.

Vehicles, including trailers found to be in violation of any of the above parking prohibitions, will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

These parking prohibitions are required per the Colorado Department of Transportation parade permit to ensure a safe detour and route for this event.