New Orleans Second Line Parade

Join in on A New Orleans Tradition, done Telluride style!

Second Line Parades are a New Orleans tradition. Brass-bands take to the street, play and march. Onlookers who followed along to enjoy the music were known as the second line. Join Cha Wa along with the Festival staff, attendees, and other artists for a Second Line Parade down Main Street all the way to Telluride Town Park on Sunday, August 11. Everyone is welcome! Colorful floats, costumes, beads and decorations are all welcome as attendees join in on the march through town.


The parade starts at 12 pm


Elks Park - located at the intersection of Colorado and Oak Street below the Main Street banner

For the Kids

Leading up to the Parade, Telluride's renowned Wilkinson Public Library will host a complimentary kids program. This program will run from 10:00 - 11:00 am (MT), is free of charge and will feature jazz-themed children's activities. Following the Kids Program, children can prepare for the parade in Elks park with a complimentary Costume Making and Face Painting session. All materials are provided for attending families.