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Gunnison River Festival

June 22 - June 25

Gunnison River Festival

The 14th Annual Gunnison River Festival
Gunnison, Colorado
June 22 – 25, 2017

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“Celebrating Our Rivers” brings us together the beginning of each summer season at the headwaters of the Taylor, Gunnison Rivers and regional creeks flowing off the Continental Divide. We celebrate run-off, recreation and ecology of our clean waterways

The Gunnison River makes up about 10% of the Colorado River runoff. This pristine watershed offers up some of the best recreation in the state and deserves to be celebrated. The festival areas span from the Taylor River in Almont to the whitewater park in Gunnison. Enjoy a weekend of beers, boats, and fishing whilst exploring the Gunnison Valley’s waterways.

The festival areas span from the Gunnison River North bridge to Jorgenson Park, to the whitewater park in Gunnison. Enjoy a weekend of boats, beers, and fishing whilst exploring the Gunnison Valley’s waterways.

Event Schedule:

Thursday, June 22 – Saturday, June 24, 2017

Now through June 10th – Guess the Flow contest Individual purchase guesses on flow of Gunnison River at festival time.

Thursday, June 22

  • 1:00 PM Free SUP demos, PacMan Pond
  • 3:30 PM SUP & Pup Race, PacMan Pond
  • 4:00 PM Canine Big Air Comp, PacMan Pond Jorgensen Park, Gunnison Colorado
  • 4:30 – 9:00 PM Summer Solstice Party “Western Water Wheels” Live Music with Whitewater Ramble, Food and Beverage available. River Games, Bike toss I Bar Ranch, Gunnison Colorado

Friday, June 23

  • 5:30 PM Rocky Mountain Rafts Downriver Raft & Kayak Race
  • Community Float, following racers. Gunnison River(Town run, North Bridge to Whitewater Park)
  • 5:00 PM Upslope Brewing Beer Garden, Food & Music at Gunnison County Whitewater Park
  • 5:30-7:30 PM GSI Outdoors Dutch Oven Cookoff (judging 7:30PM) at Gunnison County Whitewater Park

Saturday, June 24

  • 11 AM – 4 PM Whitewater Action, Gunnison County Whitewater Park
  • Competitions – Kids Education Zone – Vendors
  • Freestyle Kayak Comp
  • Spallone Foamy Boat Race (for kids)
  • Surf the Wave
  • Inflatable Rodeo
  • Hooligan Race (TBD based on flow)
  • 5 PM Block Party and Awards Live Music with Policulture Original Mountain Reagge, Food, Beer Garden, Strider Races for kids and adults 100 South Main in front of the Gunnison Art Center, Downtown Gunnison

Please contact Joellen Fonken, sageproduction@icloud.com (970) 275-3516, for Media, PR and special requests. Visit their website at http://www.gunnisonriverfestival.com/

 

Organizer

Gunnison River Festival
Phone:
(970) 275-3516
Email:
gunnisonriverfest@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.gunnisonriverfestival.com/

Venue

Gunnison County Whitewater Park
Highway 50
Gunnison, CO 81230 United States
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Website:
http://www.gunnisonriverfestival.com/

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