Ouray Announces Fourth of July Parade Rules
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OURAY – The Town of Ouray has announced new rules and etiquette for is July 4th Parade. There will be a $10 charge per entry that will go toward parade expenses and prizes. All parade entries must register at least 24 hours ahead of time to participate; registration forms can be picked up from and returned, along with entry fee, to the following locations: Ouray City Hall, 320 Sixth Ave.; Ouray Toys, 722 Main St.; Buckskin Booksellers, Beaumont Hotel, 505 Main St.; and Khristopher’s Culinaire, (733 Main Street). Or send a request for an application to Ouray Fire Department, PO Box 468, Ouray, CO 81427.

Any vehicle or float in the parade should impart some theme or issue. If your parade entry includes horses or mules, you must have someone following up the “rear” to pick up animal droppings.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. Parade participants should be at the staging area (4th St. and 4th Ave.) before 9 a.m. There will be organizers dressed in fire department shirts that will direct you to your location in the parade.

Shooting of long-range water “shooters” and throwing of water-filled balloons, either from a vehicle or from the crowd, is prohibited. (Your water fetish should be satisfied at the organized “water fights.”)

The indiscriminate shooting of fireworks is against both State and City laws. Please do not shoot off any fireworks during the parade.

Please do not throw items or candy from a parade vehicle. If you wish to provide items for the crowd, they must come from someone walking alongside the vehicle. Children can be seriously injured running into the street to fetch these prizes and the fire department is trying to eliminate the risk. For those with children watching the parade, please do not allow your children to run out into the street to get items thrown.

The fire department discourages the random participation of Jeeps in the parade unless they have a specific message or theme to convey. Jeeps should be limited to the evening flare parade.

Telluride Needs Parade Volunteers
While there are always plenty of participants in Telluride’s Fourth of July Parade, there are never enough volunteers. Contact Susan McKinney at 728-9775 if you can help out.

To enter a float in the parade, fill out a registration form, available online at telluride-co.gov. There you will find complete information on different categories and a schedule.

The parade takes place Sunday, July 4 at 11 a.m.

Montrose Fourth of July Activities

A parade takes place between Pythian and Rio Grande Avenues between noon and 2 p.m. It is free to participate. Parade entry forms are due by July 1, available from the Montrose ACT office. Call 249-5000 for more information.

Montrose Summer Fest, takes place on Sunset Mesa from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring helicopter rides, a salsa contest, hay rides and many other games for the whole family. At 4 p.m., 5,000 ping pong balls will be dropped via helicopter; each found ball may be redeemed for a prize. This is a free event. Call 209-8221 for more information.

At nightfall, fireworks will be launched from Sunset Mesa, visible from anywhere in town.
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