Fourth of July in Ouray!

4th of July waterfights in Ouray

4th of July parade in Ouray, Colorado


4th of July parade in Ouray, Colorado

This was actually the first time I’ve seen the parade! Usually I manage to sleep in until the jets flying through the valley wake me up…

4th of July parade in Ouray, Colorado

Chevy classic.

4th of July parade in Ouray, Colorado

Nice ride, Dude!

4th of July waterfights in Ouray

The water fights were great this year; the first three were intense battles that lasted for a long time, with each team battling back and forth until finally one of them lost control.

4th of July waterfights in Ouray

Getting blasted.

4th of July waterfights in Ouray

In the senior men’s final, the champions dominated! The minute the last fight was over, the skies unleashed with a torrential downpour and thunder.

James's first sparkler

James’s first fireworks.

And the highlight of the 4th, as always, was the firework show. Sorry, I don’t have any photos of those, as I was too amazed to do anything but stare. Ouray is seriously the coolest place anywhere to see fireworks – after each explosion, the blasts echo around the surrounding mountains like a stadium. The echoes are almost cooler than the fireworks themselves!

5 thoughts on “Fourth of July in Ouray!

  1. Nice photos! I was in Steamboat Springs (still am), and the fireworks were cut short because some fireworks ignited the others, causing a tremendous display of out-of-control craziness.

  2. I always look forward to your July 4th photos from Ouray! Thanks! I notice the Ouray Brewery in the one photo… I haven’t been to Ouray since 2007 and I don’t think that was there back then as I surely would’ve tried it. I may have to stop in there next summer!

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