Located just two hours southwest of Denver, the Royal Gorge is a “must-see” attraction, especially during July when Cañon City hosts an exhilarating weekend of boats, bands, and beer at the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival. It’s Cañon City’s biggest party of the summer and a perfect place to experience Colorado’s outdoors at its finest.
This year’s 13th annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival takes place on Friday and Saturday, July 22nd – 23rd, 2022 at Centennial Park.
During the weekend, the days are filled with whitewater competitions and family enjoyment, meanwhile, local and favorite bands from across the nation make Cañon City come alive each night. There are entry fees for each event and profits go directly to the Royal Gorge RIO, a non-profit that supports the city’s expansion of their Whitewater Park and other river and community causes.
Come and live like a local and splash the weekend away!
- Coming Home Realty 5K & 10K Mountain Bike Ride
- The Pizza Madness 5K & 10K Trail Run
- Mandy Reed Agency 27K Grinder
- Greater Fremont County Floatie Rodeo
- Royal Gorge Race – R4, R6, Kayak
- RMR Story Head 2 Head – R2
- Build Your Own Boat Race
- Kayak Head 2 Head Race
- SUP Head 2 Head Race
- Community Raft Race
- Surfing Competition
- All Hands On Deck!
- Duckie Dash
- SUP Parade
- Raft Rodeo
Address: Centennial Park, Cañon City, CO
Date: Friday – Saturday | July 22 – 23, 2022
Admission: Entry fees for each event