Escape the heat and join us for a “cool” weekend!Tired of the heat? Join us for tons of fun in one of the “coolest” places in Colorado for the Gunnison River Festival! Kayaking, art, food and fun!Come “Celebrate Our Rivers” at the Gunnison River Festival.
RAFTING, KAYAKING, & BIKING:
FREESTYLE KAYAK CHALLENGE – Loops, space, godzillas, and grinds. Need we say more?
BOATER X – Been to a motor cross race? Same thing – just with kayaks. Expect carnage!
TAYLOR RIVER DOWN RIVER RACE - 400 cfs on the Upper Taylor! Raft or kayak through this beautiful canyon!
COMMUNITY RAFT RACE AND RACE A RAFT – Rafters and runners team up for a race to the finish for the coveted golden paddle!
TOWNIE BIKE RACE - Costumes, townie bikes, chaos! And it’s free! Yes free!
LONGBOARD CONTEST - Sound insane? It is! Watch these geographically challenged surfers charge it. Don’t tell them they’re in Colorado, it justconfuses them.
FUN FOR KIDS & PETS:KIDS CLIMBING WALL COMPETITION – For kids that like some adventure! Climb the 25 foot wall and enjoy the view from the top!
KIDZ ZONE - Especially for kids! Moon bounce, games, and activities for kids of all ages.
FOAM BOAT RACE – Remember the pine box derby? Try making a kayak out of foam and race it on our extreme course!
SIDEWALK CHALK CONTEST - Show off your art skills and your appreciation of rivers with this water themed sidewalk chalk contest!
GUNNISON VALLEY ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE – Dunk-a-Dog Contest - Wear your dog out with a variety of fun events!
ART, FOOD, & MUSIC:“CELEBRATION OF RIVERS” ARTIST RECEPTION AND READINGS – Visit the Gunnison Gallery for a great displays of art celebrating our rivers.Poerty and prose readings will add to the diversity of visual art submitted.
GET YOUR SWING ON! – Join us Friday night for a great time at the Gunnison Arts Center with the Swing Doctors!
GUNNISON FARMER’S MARKET - Farm fresh produce, baked goods, meats, and prepared foods.
FABULOUS FOOD - As you feast your eyes on fantastic river activities, don’t forget to treat your taste buds to a savory snack and refreshingbeverage from one of our many vendors. New Belgium on tap!
MORE LIVE MUSIC – Join us for the “White Trash Party” and awards ceremony on their outdoor patio and enjoy the glorious Gunnison night sky. Bring your dancin’ shoes and your best costume!
DUTCH OVEN COOKOFF – Show off your Dutch Oven skills or sample some delicious campfire specialties.
BLACK CANYON BLUEGRASS NIGHT – Get your bluegrass on with Greensky Bluegrass Band @ The Eldo in Crested Butte
RIVER AWARNESS WEEK:STATE OF THE UPPER GUNNISON PRESENTATION Learn about the water quality and quantity issues in the Upper Gunnisonand how local organizations and agencies are working to protect local waters for future generations of locals and visitors.
COAL CREEK WATERSHED COALITION – Join for this fun and interactive hike and water quality sampling demonstration.<p>STANDARD MINE HIKE – See all the improvements through the EPA’s remediation efforts at the Standard Mine.
HIKING TOUR OF THE PEANUT MINE – Take a leisurely stroll through the restored Peanut Mine site and hear about the efforts made to restorethis site.Event schedule is subject to change
– please check www.gunnisonriverfestival.com
for the most recent schedule of events. Check our website for details on event locations!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Poponi, [email protected]
, (970) 596-7496,234 N. Main St. Suite 3C, Gunnison, CO 81230.