6th Annual Party in the Park
May 21, 12-5:30pm
Buckley Park, Durango
Stillwater received grant support for its 6th Annual Party in the Park, held in late May in Buckley Park. This annual community-building event at Buckley Park is designed to support La Plata County residents, especially families, in learning about the numerous programs and activities for kids offered in our area – summer and year-round. Stillwater Music youth ensembles, as well as performers from area youth arts organizations, provide live entertainment throughout the day, which is entirely free to the public. A wide variety of area businesses and nonprofit organizations host exhibitor booths to showcase their programs for youth. Hands-on activities for kids are a highlight in exhibitor booths.
All Stillwater youth ensembles that perform at the Party in the Park are led by working professional musicians who dedicate a significant portion of their time to education. Stillwater faculty perform regularly in such groups as the High Rollers, Sky Pilot, Durango Funk All Stars, Kirk James Blues Band, 20 Moons Dance Theater and the Southwest Civic Winds. With free admission and a focus on kids, the Party in the Park draws families from all socioeconomic backgrounds. It offers families the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of area youth program offerings, including sports, marital arts, dance, outdoor experience, music, visual art, theater, crafts and community service.