River Runners Event Guide

Some of the goings-on in and around Buena Vista, Salida and Cañon City.

May
24
Fri
CKS PaddleFest @ Downtown
May 24 – May 27 all-day

CKS PaddleFest is a weekend festival is for all ages, abilities and activities. Enjoy paddling demos, live music and competitions all weekend long. It is a great time to check out Buena Vista, Colorado. The PaddleFest Race to the Grill will be held at River Runners on Monday, May 27, 2019.

May
31
Fri
2019 Campout for the Cause @ The Meadows
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 10:00 pm
Campout Stage.

The 2019 Campout for the Cause is in Buena Vista, Colorado on June 1 – 3, 2019. Tickets start at $99 for the three-day lifestyle music festival. Book a raft trip with River Runners and get transportation to and from the venue.

The Cause: EMMY’S FRIENDS

This year’s cause supports a two-year-old girl named Emmy with a rare childhood cancer known as embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Learn more about the cause here.

Jun
13
Thu
FIBArk Whitewater Festival @ Salida Riverside Park
Jun 13 – Jun 16 all-day
FIBArk

FIBArk Whitewater Festival

FIBArk Whitewater Festival, which stands for “First In Boating on the Arkansas”, started in 1949 as a riverboat race in Salida, Colorado. It has evolved into a premier whitewater event attracting some of the best paddlers in the world. In addition to the paddling aspect of the event, it is one of Salida’s biggest parties, featuring a carnival, live music, kids events and so much more. Plan your visit to Salida during FIBArk for a weekend you will not forget!

Jun
16
Sun
Live music from Bonfire Dub at River Runners @ River Runners Browns Canyon
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live music from Bonfire Dub at River Runners @ River Runners Browns Canyon

River Runners Music Series

Hear live music from Bonfire Dub on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Bonfire Dub plays an acoustic laced and electric driven mix of reggae, folk, and dub music. Original songs feature lyrics inspired by eastern philosophy, indigenous struggles, political injustice, international relief efforts, and the natural world. General admission is free. Camping tickets are available for $10 per person.

Riverside Grill

The Riverside Grill will be open 11 am – 9 pm, so get ready for another Sunday Funday at River Runners.

Whitewater rafting with River Runners

Raft with River River Runners or join the private float to the grill to round out your day.

Jun
21
Fri
Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival @ Royal Gorge Region
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival
21 & 22, 2019

The Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival promotes the outdoors and an active lifestyle through kayak, stand up paddle board, raft, and river board competitions. The Arkansas River runs through the Royal Gorge into Cañon City where the 8th annual event is centered. The RGWF celebrates the Arkansas River and highlights the many recreational opportunities it presents. Enjoy live music and much more at this all-ages festival.

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival
Jun
29
Sat
Rapids & Grass Beer Festival @ South Main Square
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm
Rapids & Grass Beer Festival @ South Main Square  | Buena Vista | Colorado | United States

Rapids and Grass Beer Festival

Featuring music from Rapid Grass and more great bands

June 29 – 30, 2019 at the Beach in Buena Vista, Colorado

The fourth annual Rapids and Grass Beer Festival features unlimited tastings from more than 45 premiere breweries from Colorado and across the United States.

Plus, live music at the Beach Stage from Rapidgrass and many more bands TBD.

After party shows at the Ivy Ballroom in the Surf Hotel.

Freedom Float to River Runners on June 30.

Jul
7
Sun
Live Music from Dragondeer at River Runners Browns Canyon @ River Runners Browns Canyon
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music from Dragondeer at River Runners Browns Canyon @ River Runners Browns Canyon

River Runners Music Series

Hear live music from Dragondeer on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

Dragondeer has a thick blues-rock sound that has been compared to early Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, and electric Taj Mahal. Hear them live on the beach next to the Arkansas River at River Runners Browns Canyon. General admission is free. Camping tickets are available for $10 per person.

Riverside Grill

The Riverside Grill will be open 11 am – 9 pm, so rearrange your schedule and come on down for another Sunday Funday at River Runners.

Whitewater rafting with River Runners

Raft with River River Runners to round out your day.

Aug
4
Sun
Live Music from Coral Creek at River Runners @ River Runners Browns Canyon
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music from Coral Creek at River Runners @ River Runners Browns Canyon

River Runners Music Series

Hear live music from Coral Creek on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

Coral Creek is a nationally acclaimed Newgrass band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band). Their music is inspired by the islands and the mountains with a heavy influence from musical legends like John Coltrane, Jerry Garcia, Tony Rice, Professor Longhair, and Dr. John. General admission is free and camping tickets are available for $10 per person.

Riverside Grill

The Riverside Grill will be open 11 am – 9 pm, so get ready for another Sunday Funday at River Runners.

Whitewater rafting with River Runners

Raft with River River Runners or join the private float to the grill to round out your day.

Aug
9
Fri
Second River on the River @ River Runners at Browns Canyon
Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm
The River Arkansas.

Featuring The River Arkansas

River Runners and The River Arkansas present the Second River on the River – a rafting, camping and music festival at River Runners in Buena Vista, Colorado, August 9-11, 2019. Beer sales will benefit a local non-profit TBD. Beer donated by Eddyline Brewery.

Beer Donated by Eddyline Brewery

Beer sales benefit GARNA.

THE SCHEDULE AND LINE-UP:

Friday, August 9, 2019

    4 pm – 8 pm – Camping and event check-in
    8 pm – 10 pm – KneeOn Sisters

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Sunday, August 12, 2018

    1 pm – Camping check-out

LOCATION:

River Runners at Browns Canyon
24070 County Road 301
Buena Vista, Colorado
August 9 – 11, 2019