Durango, CO – Animas River Days flows into Durango, June 8-10, with whitewater races, live music, and family and dog friendly activities! There is something for everyone during the three-day celebration that honors the Animas River.
Events will kick-off on June 8th with the Second Annual Local Media Contest, featuring the best of local adventures through film and photography, and the Reel Paddling Film Festival, an international film tour with the best kayaking, canoeing, SUP and fishing action of the year. Doors open at the Smiley Building at 6 pm.
Saturday heats up with the return of whitewater slalom and boatercross. We haven’t forgotten our fury friends either - dog fetching, costumes and best trick contests will brighten every pet-lovers day.
Don’t miss the beer garden with all-day live music starting a noon. Featured bands are: Poetic Mind, Six Dollar String Band and Free Play.
San Juan Citizens Alliance and the Southwest Conservation Corps will be hosting streamside learning opportunities about the importance of river systems, clean water and aquatic life.
There will be lots of kids activities too. Durango Discovery Museum will bring the Solar Roller, the Museum's mobile science discovery center focused on energy science literacy with hands on exhibits. Also, come by and visit WOW Bubbles, Durango Nature’s Studies booth, get your face painted, see the story walk along the river bath and participate in the bark boat race.
The evening starts on Saturday, 5 pm, with the much anticipated River Days Costumed Parade, which is followed by a post-parade party at Ska Brewing and features former members of Cosmic Accident and A Dub Rock Band.
Sunday will keep fans on the edge of the river with the downriver race, kayak and inflatable rodeos, and Up-Down Paddle Board races. Winners of the “Clean-up the Animas” contest also will be announced.
Don't miss the Boardworks SUP demos through 4CRS Riversports and the Hala Gear SUP demos (all demos from booth at Santa Rita Park).
For more information, go to Kayak, Canoe, and Down River Races: Durango Colorado - Animas River Days
or call 970.779.1547.
Thanks to our 2012 Platinum and Gold Sponsors:
Durango 99X Radio
Lasting Impressions Indoor Billboard Advertising
Rich Black Creative