Ridgway RiverFest

Thanks for making the 10th Annual Ridgway RiverFest on June 24, 2017 – 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 the 2018 outdoor festival “Celebrating our Watershed” on your calendars for June 30, and plan to join us for another full day of fun, healthy outdoor recreation, while supporting the water quality studies, clean up projects and educational activities of the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership.

See what fun we had this year on 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.


Nonprofit Organizer

To find out more about the RiverFest organizer, Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership, visit www.uncompahgrewatershed.org.