River Runners Event Guide

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

Jun
22
Fri
Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival @ Royal Gorge Region
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

June 22 & 23, 2018

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.

Jun
30
Sat
Rapids & Grass Beer Festival @ South Main Square
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm
Rapids & Grass Beer Festival @ South Main Square | Buena Vista | Colorado | United States

Rapids and Grass Beer Festival

Featuring music from Leftover Salmon, Rapid Grass and more great bands

June 30 – July 1, 2018 at the Beach in Buena Vista, Colorado

The third 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, Bonfire Dub, Tierro w/ Bridget Law, Sugar and the Mint, Liver Down the River, We Dream Dawn, Chain Station and more.

After party shows at the Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel:
RAPIDGRASS – JUNE 29 • DJ LOGIC – JUNE 30 • LEFTOVER SALMON – JULY 1

Freedom Float to River Runners on July 1.

Jul
19
Thu
Chaffee County Fair @ Chaffee County Fairgrounds
Jul 19 – Jul 29 all-day
Chaffee County Fair.

The Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo

July 19 – 29, 2018

The Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo is fun for the whole family complete with crafts, activities, bull riding, mutton busting, antique tractor pull
and much more. William Michael Morgan will be headlining the 2018 Chaffee County Fair! Jason Boland and the Stagglers will be the opening act.
Show time 5:30 pm on July 21, 2018.

Aug
11
Sat
Gold Rush Days @ Buena Vista, Colorado
Aug 11 – Aug 12 all-day

Pair your rafting trip with Gold Rush Days

Mid-August is a great time to go whitewater rafting on Colorado’s Arkansas River. Raft Browns Canyon or the Numbers then spend the rest of the weekend celebrating mountain heritage at Gold Rush Days in Buena Vista, Colorado.

Celebrate the heritage of Buena Vista, Colorado

Gold Rush Days celebrates Buena Vista, Colorado’s heritage, and history. Enjoy a weekend filled with free music and family-friendly fun and entertainment. This will be the 37th year of celebrating Gold Rush Days.

Free Music

Enjoy free music throughout Gold Rush Days at the entertainment tent in the park. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and relax at the beer garden. A variety of genres are sure to please most musical tastes.

Craft and Art Fair

Gold Rush Days.
Browse more than 100 booths featuring metal work, photography, pottery, jewelry, handmade clothing, food vendors, activities for children and much more.

Burro Race

The 3rd leg of the renowned Triple Crown Burro Race is part of the Gold Rush Days celebration. Cheer on the competitors as they take off from Main Street Sunday morning. You do not want to miss this unique and exciting event.

Madams of Central Colorado

History comes to life during Gold Rush Days and that includes Buena Vista’s history with the local madams. The infamous ladies of the evening will discuss their trade and share many stories during this fun and informative performance Saturday evening at 7 pm at the BV Heritage Museum.

 

Jun
22
Fri
Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival @ Royal Gorge Region
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

June 22 & 23, 2018

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.

Jun
30
Sat
Rapids & Grass Beer Festival @ South Main Square
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm
Rapids & Grass Beer Festival @ South Main Square  | Buena Vista | Colorado | United States

Rapids and Grass Beer Festival

Featuring music from Leftover Salmon, Rapid Grass and more great bands

June 30 – July 1, 2018 at the Beach in Buena Vista, Colorado

The third 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, Bonfire Dub, Tierro w/ Bridget Law, Sugar and the Mint, Liver Down the River, We Dream Dawn, Chain Station and more.

After party shows at the Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel:
RAPIDGRASS – JUNE 29 • DJ LOGIC – JUNE 30 • LEFTOVER SALMON – JULY 1

Freedom Float to River Runners on July 1.

Jul
19
Thu
Chaffee County Fair @ Chaffee County Fairgrounds
Jul 19 – Jul 29 all-day
Chaffee County Fair.

The Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo

July 19 – 29, 2018

The Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo is fun for the whole family complete with crafts, activities, bull riding, mutton busting, antique tractor pull
and much more. William Michael Morgan will be headlining the 2018 Chaffee County Fair! Jason Boland and the Stagglers will be the opening act.
Show time 5:30 pm on July 21, 2018.

Aug
11
Sat
Gold Rush Days @ Buena Vista, Colorado
Aug 11 – Aug 12 all-day

Pair your rafting trip with Gold Rush Days

Mid-August is a great time to go whitewater rafting on Colorado’s Arkansas River. Raft Browns Canyon or the Numbers then spend the rest of the weekend celebrating mountain heritage at Gold Rush Days in Buena Vista, Colorado.

Celebrate the heritage of Buena Vista, Colorado

Gold Rush Days celebrates Buena Vista, Colorado’s heritage, and history. Enjoy a weekend filled with free music and family-friendly fun and entertainment. This will be the 37th year of celebrating Gold Rush Days.

Free Music

Enjoy free music throughout Gold Rush Days at the entertainment tent in the park. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and relax at the beer garden. A variety of genres are sure to please most musical tastes.

Craft and Art Fair

Gold Rush Days.
Browse more than 100 booths featuring metal work, photography, pottery, jewelry, handmade clothing, food vendors, activities for children and much more.

Burro Race

The 3rd leg of the renowned Triple Crown Burro Race is part of the Gold Rush Days celebration. Cheer on the competitors as they take off from Main Street Sunday morning. You do not want to miss this unique and exciting event.

Madams of Central Colorado

History comes to life during Gold Rush Days and that includes Buena Vista’s history with the local madams. The infamous ladies of the evening will discuss their trade and share many stories during this fun and informative performance Saturday evening at 7 pm at the BV Heritage Museum.