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
February 18, 2023, 4-10pm EST

CKS Paddlefest
May 26-29, 2023 - Memorial Day Weekend
Downtown Buena Vista, CO

Animas River Days
June 2-4, 2023
Santa Rita Park in Durango, CO

Yampa River Festival
TBD June, 2023
Steamboat Springs, CO

June 3, 2023
Bellvue, CO

Oh Be Joyful Race
June 3, 2023
Crested Butte, CO

Dolores River Festival
June 3, 2023
Joe Rowell Park in Dolores, CO

GoPro Mountain Games
June 8-11, 2023
Downtown Vail, Colorado

Gunnison River Festival
Several dates throughout Spring/Summer 2023, check website for details!
Crested Butte/Gunnison, CO

June 15-18, 2023
"America's Oldest and Boldest Whitewater Festival"
USA Canoe Kayak designated Southwest Regional Team Qualifier
Riverside Park in Salida, CO

Ridgway RiverFest
June 24, 2023
Rollans Park in Ridgway, CO

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival
July 21-22, 2023
Arkansas Riverwalk in Cañon City, CO

August 25-27th, 2023
Rancho del Rio on the Colorado River near Bond, CO

Bailey Fest
September 1st-4th, 2023
Bailey, CO

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