The Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival is held annually 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. The Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival is a two day event held in Centennial Park featuring BOATS, BANDS, and BEER!

River Fun: races through the world famous Royal Gorge, to freestyle events in the Cañon City Whitewater Park, or sprint and Boater X races.  Rafts, kayaks, SUP’s, or river boards there is an event for everyone to enjoy including the Build Your Own Boat Race (ByOB Race) and there is the very popular Community Raft Race.

Adventure sports, lots of music, food, vendors and FUN! Competitions include: Downriver Kayak & Raft Races, Community Raft Race, Rafting Company Battle, SUP Cross, SUP Sprint, Build Your Own Boat Races, Raft Rodeo, Inner Tube Races, Fly Casting Competition, Pixie Bike Race, Duckie Dash, Youth Adventure Race, Whitewater Adventure Race, and many more.


June 22 – June 23

Canon City, CO

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