River Runners Event Guide

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

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.

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

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!