Whitewater Festivals & Events

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!

The Glenwood Adventure Games
May 15-17, 2020
Glenwood Springs, CO

CKS Paddlefest
May 22-25, 2020 - Memorial Day Weekend
Downtown Buena Vista, CO

Burning Can Fest at Lyons Outdoor Games
May 30, 2020
USA Canoe Kayak designated Southwest Regional Team Qualifier
Bohn Park in Lyons, CO

Animas River Days
May 30, 2020
Santa Rita Park in Durango, CO

Yampa River Festival
June 5-7, 2020
Steamboat Springs, CO

Dolores River Festival
June 6, 2020
Joe Rowell Park in Dolores, CO

GoPro Mountain Games
June 4-7, 2020
Downtown Vail, Colorado

FIBArk
June 18-21, 2020
"America's Oldest and Boldest Whitewater Festival"
USA Canoe Kayak designated Southwest Regional Team Qualifier
Riverside Park in Salida, CO

Oh Be Joyful Race
June 20, 2020
Crested Butte, CO

Steven's Down Race and Poudre Canyon Festival
June TBD, 2020
Possible 2nd Annual Steven's Down Race Bellvue, CO

Citizens for the River Urban Festival (The Greenway Foundation Event)
June TBD, 2020
South Platte River in downtown Denver, CO

Ridgway RiverFest
June 27, 2020
Rollans Park in Ridgway, CO

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival
July 10-11, 2020
Arkansas Riverwalk in CaƱon City, CO

Gunnison River Festival
2020 dates are TBD, check website for updates.
Crested Butte/Gunnison, CO

GoreFest
August TBD, 2020
Rancho del Rio on the Colorado River near Bond, CO

Bailey Fest
Date TBD depending on water levels
Bailey, CO

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