Schedule

Brought to you by the Gunnison Upper River Water Conservancy District

Going on Now!
Pottery for Paddlers
Paint your own pottery Fundraiser for the Gunnison Whitewater Park
Glazing sessions Tuesday, May 13, Monday, May 19, 6-8PM; Wednesday, May 28, 6-8PM; Sunday, June 1, 1-5PM; Tuesday, June 10, 6-8PM.  Contact the Gunnison Arts Center 970-641-4029, or carlie@gunnisonartscenter.org

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Boat Tour at Curecanti National Recreation Area  Location changed to Blue Mesa Reservoir (due to the generous snowpack in the upper Gunnison Basin).  $15/person  Includes transportation to and from Gunnison!  Bus leaves Gunnison at 9AM – returning approx. 1:00PM. Register at western.edu (search Water Workshop).

I Bar Ranch River Festival Fundraiser
Castle Creek Guitars Summer Concert Series at the I Bar Ranch – Bonnie & The Clydes
Come early and fly fish the Tomichi River on the IBar Ranch. Starting at 5:30PM Food and beverages available. Music at 7:00PM. Tickets at www.ibarranch.com.  Pre-Registration for all Gunnison River Festival Events.

Friday, June 20, 2014 Boat Tour at Curecanti National Recreation Area
Location changed to Blue Mesa Reservoir (due to the generous snowpack in the upper Gunnison Basin).  $15/person  Includes transportation to and from Gunnison!  Bus leaves Gunnison at 9AM – returning approx. 1:00PM. Pre-register at Gunnison Community Center, 200 Spencer Ave., Gunnison, CO
  First Come – First Serve.  Register early!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Night Fish Fry
at the Gunnison Whitewater Park Starting at 5:30PM
Community Float/Paddle on the Gunnison River into the Whitewater Park and enjoy an authentic fish fry, and Sierra Nevada Beer.  Bring your guitar, banjo, drums, mando and jam down on the banks of the Gunnison River.  Contact Three Rivers Resort 641-1303 or Scenic River Tours 641-3131 to reserve your tour down the Gunnison.  Includes transportation from the Whitewater Park to the North Bridge put-in; float on the Gunnison River with an expert guide, and catfish fry dinner at the park.  All for $30!  Have a boat?  Come on down and enjoy dinner for $10/person.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Gunnison River Festival
Gunnison Whitewater Park

KIDS ZONE EDUCATIONAL & INTERACTIVE AREA- 11AM – 3PM Free Kids Event. FOAMY BOAT RACE 1PM.

Waggin’ Tails K9 Training CANINE BIG AIR COMPETITION- 11AM Mergelmen Pond $15/pup!

Inflatable Whitewater Rodeo- 12PM Inflatables will be judged on combo of surf style, surf duration and crowd applause. Helmets are required and will be available on-site. $20/person. 2 heats, 2 min. ea.

Freestyle Kayak Competition- 1:00PM Whitewater Park. Novice & Advanced. $20/boater.

Foamy Boater X- 2:00PM! Buy a boat and watch the action unfold. $10/entry.

Hooligan- 2:30PM Costumes! Make a craft and keep it together. All boats will be inspected. $25/boat.

King Of The Wave- 3:00PM Who can stay in the wave the longest! $5/boater.

Gunnison Arts Center 
Gunnison River Festival Celebration 6-9PM
Celebration Reception – Raffle, Silent Auction, River Film Series with “Dam-Nation”
Water Themed Juried Gallery Exhibit and Pick up “Pottery for Paddlers” pieces

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Gunnison River Festival
Curecanti National Recreation Area  Blue Mesa Lake
UGRWCD Open Water Swim- 8:30AM registration, 9:00AM. Start and Finish at Iola Boat Ramp. $20/person. Men’s and Women’s Categories. 1 Mile Course. Swim caps to all swimmers.

Gunnison River Festival
Taylor River

COMPETITIVE DOWN RIVER RAFT RACE- 9:30AM registration at The Slot/Taylor Canyon. 10:00AM Start.  Shuttle is on your own. Minimum raft size is 10’. $30/boat.

COMPETITIVE KAYAK RACE- 9:30AM registration at The Slot/Taylor Canyon. 10:15AM Start. Shuttle is on your own. $15 /boat.

Bridge to Bridge Fly Fishing Challenge

Five Mile to Three Rivers Take-out/Taylor River. 8:15 Registration, 9AM start with 2 boats at a time/5 minute intervals. 2 hour float. $80/team.

 

Pre-Register for all events at Gunnison Community Center, 200 E. Spencer, or at the I Bar Ranch Thursday, June 19th 6PM.

Thank you to the United States Forest Service for permitting us on our Gunnison to Taylor River change