River Runners Event Guide

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

Apr
6
Sat
Opening Day of the Colorado Rafting Season @ River Runners
Apr 6 all-day

Opening Day of the 2019 Colorado Rafting Season

Colorado whitewater rafting.

Join us

Opening day of the 2019 Colorado rafting season is scheduled for April 6, 2019. Learn more about Colorado whitewater rafting at whitewater.net or give us a call at 800-723-8987.

Something for the whole family

River Runners has a river adventure for nearly all ages and abilities. Choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater on half-day, full-day and overnight rafting trips. Minimum requirements for the Family Float are just three years old and 35 pounds.

Choose from three locations on Colorado’s Arkansas River

River Runners has three locations on the Upper Arkansas River: River Runners at Browns Canyon, River Runners at South Main (new), and River Runners at the Royal Gorge – all an easy and scenic drive from Colorado Springs, Denver and Summit County.

Book in advance for the best deal

Take advantage of pre-season whitewater rafting deals and save on your Colorado vacation. Group discounts are also available. Call 800-723-8987 for more details.

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

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

June 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.

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.

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 – Opening Band TBD

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

 

Apr
6
Sat
Opening Day of the Colorado Rafting Season @ River Runners
Apr 6 all-day

Opening Day of the 2019 Colorado Rafting Season

Colorado whitewater rafting.

Join us

Opening day of the 2019 Colorado rafting season is scheduled for April 6, 2019. Learn more about Colorado whitewater rafting at whitewater.net or give us a call at 800-723-8987.

Something for the whole family

River Runners has a river adventure for nearly all ages and abilities. Choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater on half-day, full-day and overnight rafting trips. Minimum requirements for the Family Float are just three years old and 35 pounds.

Choose from three locations on Colorado’s Arkansas River

River Runners has three locations on the Upper Arkansas River: River Runners at Browns Canyon, River Runners at South Main (new), and River Runners at the Royal Gorge – all an easy and scenic drive from Colorado Springs, Denver and Summit County.

Book in advance for the best deal

Take advantage of pre-season whitewater rafting deals and save on your Colorado vacation. Group discounts are also available. Call 800-723-8987 for more details.

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

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

June 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.

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.

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 – Opening Band TBD

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