4th of July Celebration

Since the 1970s, the Pueblo West Metropolitan District has celebrated Independence Day with a splash. What began as typical hot July morning, as Fire Chief Jack Fowler sprayed a crowd of sweaty spectators with a fire hose along the parade route, has now turned into the largest wet parade and water fight west of the Mississippi.

This year our parade is themed, "Let Freedom Ring".  The price per vehicle or float is $35 and we will begin registration from May 1 to Jul 1.

Wet & Dry Signs for your vehicles

Parade Entry Forms and Map of parade route

Wet Parade - starts at 10am sharp!

Each Independence Day, the parade route along Joe Martinez Boulevard is transformed into a winding stream 
of blasting water cannons and squirt guns. 
Those brave enough to participate in the battle park along the route early in the morning.  The beds of pickups are transformed into holding tanks, containing many gallons of water - easy access for quick reloads - and plenty of ammunition for the duration of the parade. 

Staying Dry

For those who wish to stay dry, there is a section at the beginning of the parade route where water in forbidden.  It is suggested to bring a canopy or plastic to shield away the water.  The "front" section of the parade is considered "DRY" where entrants can enjoy the scene in an antique automobile or on horseback.


Vehicles on parade route must park at a 90 degree angle from the road (perpendicular to the road).

No motorcycles or convertibles on the parade route.  People are spraying water across the parade route making it hazardous for open cab vehicles to safely drive the route. 

Parade Parking: Along the parade route of Joe Martinez from Gadsden Drive to Civic Center Drive. If you are planning on staking a place along the parade route, please note, only a vehicle can mark your place. Lawn chairs or any other items marking a place in the public right of way will be removed. All vehicles will be required to park perpendicular to the road in an effort to accommodate as many vehicles as possible. Vehicles parked parallel to the road will be asked to re-park perpendicular. Vehicles can park to reserve a space up to 72 hours in advance of the parade. Vehicles parked longer than 72 hours in the same place will be ticketed by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. 

Fireworks Parking: 387 S. Angus within and in front of their parking lot . Otherwise, please park along the streets, respectful of road signs, traffic laws, and careful not to block private driveways.


September 16, 2019 is
Pueblo West's 50 Birthday!!

Parade Route
Wet Fun