America’s oldest whitewater festival, FIBArk returns to Salida for its 74th straight year. Experience one of Colorado’s coolest mountain towns on one of its biggest weekends of the year.
Concerts, craft beer, and whitewater races will keep you entertained. It’s held from Thursday to Sunday, June 15th to 18th, 2023. The FIBArk Whitewater Festival has been held annually since 1949. It features a wide array of both land and sea events including rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, and running.
America’s Oldest & Boldest Whitewater Festival
The highlight is the Parade down Salida F Street, which takes place on Saturday at 10 am. Spectate any of the crazy races or roam around the carnival to try your hand at a few games. There are also food vendors and live music performances to round out the weekend, so you’ll never lack something to do.
- Downriver Race
- Hooligan Race
- Freestyle Kayak
- Raft Rodeo
- Raft Sprint
- Pine Creek Race
- Slalom Races
- Stand Up Paddleboard
- Crazy River Dog
- REP River Run-Off
- Chain Drain
- Mountain Bike Races
- Running Races
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Address: Arkansas River, Downtown Salida, CO 81201
Date: Thursday – Sunday | June 15 – 18, 2023