Whitewater Festivals & Events in Colorado

Colorado Whitewater helps promote and is a supporter of many whitewater festivals and events throughout Colorado. Come compete in one of the events, cheer on the competitors, listen to live music, shop unique gifts, enjoy local food and drinks, and much more!

National Paddling Film Festival
April 20, 2021 from 5-11pm ET
Virtual event - buy your ticket now

The Glenwood Adventure Games
No date scheduled for 2021
Glenwood Springs, CO

CKS Paddlefest
May 28-31, 2021 - Memorial Day Weekend
Downtown Buena Vista, CO

Burning Can Fest at Lyons Outdoor Games
No date scheduled for 2021
USA Canoe Kayak designated Southwest Regional Team Qualifier
Bohn Park in Lyons, CO

Animas River Days
June 3-6, 2021
Santa Rita Park in Durango, CO

Yampa River Festival
June 4-5, 2021
Steamboat Springs, CO

June 5-6, 2021
Bellvue, CO

Dolores River Festival
Canceled again due to COVID-19 restrictions
Joe Rowell Park in Dolores, CO

GoPro Mountain Games
June 10-13, 2021
Downtown Vail, Colorado

Gunnison River Festival
June 11-12, 2021
Crested Butte/Gunnison, CO

June 17-20, 2021
"America's Oldest and Boldest Whitewater Festival"
USA Canoe Kayak designated Southwest Regional Team Qualifier
Riverside Park in Salida, CO

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival
July 23-24, 2021
Arkansas Riverwalk in CaƱon City, CO

Oh Be Joyful Race
No date scheduled for 2021
Crested Butte, CO

Citizens for the River Urban Festival (The Greenway Foundation Event)
No date scheduled for 2021
South Platte River in downtown Denver, CO

Ridgway RiverFest
August 28, 2021
Rollans Park in Ridgway, CO

August 28, 2021
Rancho del Rio on the Colorado River near Bond, CO

Bailey Fest
September 3-5, 2021
Bailey, CO

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