Family Fun

Family Adventures in Ouray

Bringing your family to friendly Ouray is the perfect way to reconnect, unplug and enjoy our kid-friendly San Juan Mountain adventures.

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I Want to be a Kid...Forever

Ouray is a wonderful, safe community that welcomes families and kids. Whether it is winter or summer, Ouray is a great place to have a family vacation without breaking the bank. The town offers many reasonably-priced accommodations from hotels, to rental homes, to campgrounds and cabins, Main Street is full of kid-friendly restaurants and stores, and our local guides are ready to plan a safe and fun adventure for your family.

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Give each child a disposable camera and let them be your family photojournalist for the weekend, you may be surprised what their eyes pick up. Stop by or contact the Ouray Visitor’s Center for great seasonal activity suggestions and free local events that your family can attend, or plan your own itinerary with inspirations from the list of some of our favorite things to do in and around Ouray with families.

Before you arrive, download this year’s scavenger hunt to complete while you visit Ouray and turn it in at the Visitor’s Center for a special gift!

Download a family-friendly Ouray County Scavenger Hunt here. Turn it in to the Visitor's Center during your time in town for a special prize!

Summertime Family Events

  • June 21: Mountain Air Music Series, Magic Giant with BonFire Dub, Fellin Park, 6pm
  • June 27: Adventure Wednesdays: Via Ferrata with Mountain Trip, Voyager Youth Program, 10:00am-6:00pm
  • June 28: Mountain Air Music Series, The Black Lillies with You Knew Me When, Fellin Park, 6pm
  • June 30: Ridgway River Festival, Rollans Park, 8am-5pm
  • July 1: Ridgway River Festival, Rollans Park, 8am-5pm
  • July 3: Ouray Volunteer Fire Department Concert in the Park, Ulterior Motive with You Knew Me When, Fellin Park, 5-11pm
  • July 4: Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Parade on main Street, 10am
  • July 4: Kids Games in Fellin Park, 11am (right after the parade)
  • July 4: Brownies and lemonade at the Ouray Museum, 11am-2pm
  • July 4: Water Fights, corner of 6th and Main, 2pm
  • July 4: Jeep Glow Parade, downtown Ouray, dusk/dark
  • July (Thursdays): Ridgway Concert Series, Hartwell Park, 6pm
  • July 11: Adventure Wednesdays: Mesa Mall & Movie, Voyager Youth Program, 10am-6pm
  • July 16-19: Little Mountain Goat Kids Climbing Program, Peak Mountain Guides, 9am-1pm daily
  • July 18: Adventure Wednesdays: Black Canyon Hike, Voyager Youth Program, 10am-5pm
  • July 25: Adventure Wednesdays: Purgatory Alpine Resort, Voyager Youth Program, 10am-7pm
  • July 30-August 2: Little Mountain Goats Kids Climbing Program, Peak Mountain Guides, 9am-1pm daily
  • August 1: Adventure Wednesdays: TOP ropes course & laser tag, Voyager Youth Program, 11am-5pm
  • August 7: Adventure Wednesdays: San Juan LEADS, Voyager Youth Program, 10am-5pm
  • August 15: Adventure Wednesdays: Telluride fun and sunset concert, Voyager Youth Program, 1pm-9pm
  • August 20: Free Children’s Concert, San Juan Chamber Music Fest, TBA, 10:00am
  • August 22: Adventure Wednesdays: Bananas Fun Park, Voyager Youth Program, 9am-5pm
  • August 29-September 1: Ouray County Fair
  • August 31: Tractor Pull, 6pm, Ouray County Fairgrounds
  • September 2-3: CPRA Roughstock Rodeo, 1pm, Ouray County Fairgrounds
  • September 3: Labor Day Parade, Ridgway, Hwy 62, 10 am
  • September 3: Barbeque in Hartwell Park, 10:30, right after the Parade
  • October 6: Oktoberfest & 54th Annual Jeep Raffle Drawing, Ouray Community Center, 3pm-10pm

Year-Round Family Friendly Fun

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