18TH ANNUAL RIVER FESTIVAL – JUNE 2, 2018!
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Get your PFDs and dancing shoes ready…our Annual River Festival is back with a day of fun! Join us on June 2nd at the Paonia River Park for the River Festival featuring live music, family fun, vendors, food & drink, games (including the ever popular fruit toss!), and so much more.
Looking to lend a hand? We have many ways to get involved! Email [email protected] to learn more!
FESTIVAL – SATURDAY JUNE 2, 2018
PAONIA RIVER PARK – 3:00-9:30 PM
Dust off your dancing shoes, break out the sunscreen, and get ready to party at the 18th Annual River Festival at the Paonia River Park! This event is free and open to the public. Live music, food & drinks, educational tables, kids arts and crafts including mural painting, games (including the ever-popular Fruit Toss!) and so much more!
We are also having a costume contest with prizes! This year’s theme is “Birds & Beasts” so come dressed as your favorite endangered or threatened species!
And new this year, we are introducing “All Forked Up” – a build your own craft vessel race! Join us on May 30 at the packing shed on 1st and Grand in Paonia for a fun night building your boat out of recycled materials! We’ll have kids and adult races with prizes at the River Fest – don’t miss out on this crazy, fun race! GET ALL THE FORKED UP DETAILS HERE!
KICK OFF RIVER FEST WITH A GUIDED BIRDING WALK! Starting at 7am on Saturday at the River Park, Jim Lefevre – a Biologist/Raptor Specialist with BIO-Logic, Inc., a Natural Resource consulting company in Montrose – will lead a guided walk exploring the birds of the River Park. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Binoculars encouraged!
JUST ANNOUNCED – THE 2018 RIVER FEST MUSICAL LINEUP!
RIVER FLOAT – CANCELLED
Due to an unfortunate combination of factors – including low flows on the North Fork and being unable to acquire the necessary permits – we must cancel this year’s float. We encourage everyone to arrive early to the Paonia River Park to enjoy the river prior to the River Festival start at 3pm on June 2. We will be issuing refunds to all paid registrants – expect an email with more details shortly. Please contact [email protected] with any questions regarding the float cancellation.