poupThe 10th Annual Ridgway RiverFest is set for June 24, 2017 – we’re preparing for our biggest year yet in the water and on the banks of the Uncompahgre River at Rollans Park in Ridgway, Colorado. We hope everyone will put this popular outdoor festival “Celebrating our Watershed” on your calendars and plan to join us for a full day of fun, healthy outdoor recreation, while supporting the water quality studies, clean up projects and educational activities of the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership.
Announcing the 2017 Festival Schedule:
9-10:15 a.m. River race registration at UWP Booth
10 a.m. Silent Auction bidding begins
11:30-12:30 & 2-3pm Kid’s activities in the River Fairy Forest, funded by UpstART Theater that Moves
10:30-11:30, 12:30-2pm, & 3-4:30pm Face painting by Yogini Circus
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Kids Eddy: watershed education by local nonprofits, natural resource groups and parks & wildlife agencies
11-11:30am; 12-12:30; 2-2:30pm; 3-3:30 Bug activity at Watershed Kids Eddy Booth
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Food stands (Melry’s Lunchbox, Chee-Z Does It), Colorado Boy beer, & Glenda the Blenda margarita sales
10:30 a.m. River race safety briefing
11 a.m. River races mass start: hardshell boat, inflatable boat races, and standup paddleboard
12:30-1:30 p.m. Ute cultural presentation & flute performance by Uncompahgre Ute Historian Roland McCook
1:30 p.m. Junk of the Unc Race: Bring your homemade watercraft and see how it floats on our short course on the Uncompahgre River
3-6 p.m. Live Music by Kipori Woods & Friends
4:30 p.m. River Race Awards Ceremony
5 p.m. Silent Auction bidding closes
5-6 p.m. Silent Auction winners can pick up items
6 p.m. Music and Festival Ends.
To find out more about the RiverFest organizer, Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership, visit www.uncompahgrewatershed.org.