Celebrate Our Rivers: Save the Date for the 20th Annual River Fest!

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, River Fest 2020 has been postponed indefinitely. 

After much thought and careful deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our 20th Annual River Fest originally scheduled for June 6-7. As we deal with uncertain timelines out of our control, the health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance. While we hope to be able to gather as a community in the near future, we feel there is too much uncertainty to continue planning a large gathering in early June.

Additionally, River Fest is made possible year after year by the generosity of our business partners through sponsorships and donations to our silent auction. In times where businesses are adjusting to stay-at-home orders and making difficult decisions regarding their employees, to paraphrase JFK, we must ask ourselves not what our local business partners can do for us, but what we can do for our local businesses.

Rest assured, we will come together as a community in the future to celebrate our waters, our lands, and our collective resilience. Stay tuned for more updates and learn how you can get involved with River Fest moving forward.


This year, the Conservation Center is celebrating the rivers and streams of the Lower Gunnison Watershed with a two-day-long, family-friendly party and float festival. The festival on June 6 will feature live music, food and beverages, games and activities for all ages, river-themed educational booths, and more. On June 7, join WSCC and Western Slope SUP for a guided float down the North Fork of the Gunnison. Mark your calendars for this perfect summer kick-off event!

To make the 20th anniversary of River Fest one for the memory books, we need your help. We are calling for business sponsors, food vendors, silent auction donations, educational tables, and licensed river guides. For more information, email us at info@theconservationcenter.org or call 970-527-5307 x 204.

Stay tuned to this page for more details including float trip registration, volunteer signup, and the event schedule! 

Want to relive the good times from last year? Check out our web post from 2019’s River Fest. 

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