Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival

Boats, Bands and Beer! The 9th Annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival will be held in beautiful Cañon City, Colorado where the Arkansas River flows, rages, and tumbles out of the world famous Royal Gorge. This is the premier whitewater and river event of the Summer. Come join our festival on June 23 & 24, 2017!

This year's festival will be held at Whitewater Park in Cañon City along the banks of the Arkansas River. The events on the river will include Kayak and Raft Downriver Races through the Royal Gorge, Freestyle events for Kayaks, Rafts, Body Boards and SUP, SUP Cross, Kayak Boater X, Community Raft Race, Raft Cross, Duckie Dash, Raft Rodeo River Tube Races and the Build Your Own Boat Race. We will have a Kayak Big Air Ramp and will see what happens when kayakers go extreme. Land events will include a Pixie Bike Race, an obstacle race (WAR). a Youth Adventure Race and a Kids Fun Zone. Enjoy great music featuring 7 live local bands.

There will be food, beer, vendors and entertainment for the entire family. One hour from Colorado Springs and 45 minutes from Pueblo. Please visit

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25 May 2017

By TRAVELHOST Contributing Writer