Join us for the 1st Annual Grand Valley River Fest on May 14th from 11 am – 5 pm – hosted by Grand Junction Adventures and River Rescue Dynamics with support from and proceeds to benefit RiversEdge West and Save-a-Life Jacket Program.
The goal of the festival is to educate and engage the community on all aspects related to our local waterways: Stewardship & Environmental Ethics, Boater Safety & Recreation.
Rubber Ducky Race – 11:30 am:
RiversEdge West will be hosting a rubber ducky race and the winner will go home with a Rival Hoss Hala paddleboard
Purchase a numbered rubber ducky (or several!) and watch it float down the Colorado River. The race will take place at the Las Colonias Slough/River Park, as well as be live-streamed – so anyone anywhere can participate and watch their duckies race! (Winner will pay shipping and handling costs if not located in Grand Junction, CO).
Ducks can be purchased for $20 each, 6 for $100, or 12 for $200. Only 400 ducks will be sold; get yours before they sell out!
Buy tickets in advance
or at the event. Online ticket sales will close at noon on May 13th. In-person ticket sales will close on May 14th, the day of the event, at 11:00 am.
Please note: If the Las Colonias Slough isn’t open by 5/14 we will postpone the event for a later date. Event proceeds go towards RiversEdge West’s Education and River Stewardship programs.
Community Gear Swap – 10 am – 5pm:
5% of each item sold will be donated to Save-a-Life Jacket Program.
Slackline Contest – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:
Test your slackline skills in a slackline contest across the Butterfly Pond. There will be three different slackline events. It is free to participate and there will be cash and gear prizes for winners.
Paddle Fit Contest – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm:
This event will test your endurance. Participants will see how many laps they can achieve in a 30 min paddle span. It is free to participate and there will be cash and gear prizes for top three winners.
Beer Garden – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm:
Save-A-Life will be hosting a beer tent at the event. All proceeds will go towards this non-profit organization. Beer sponsors include Ramblebine Brewing Company and Monumental Beer Works.
Gear Demos – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm:
Grand Junction Adventures will be providing discounted demo gear rates throughout the event.
Workshops & Activities for Kids & Adults – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm:
Several booths at the event will be conducting mini-workshops for kids and adults.
The Grand Valley River Fest is hosted by Grand Junction Adventures and River Rescue Dynamics with proceeds benefiting RiversEdge West and Save-a-Life Jacket Program.