Grand Valley River Fest & Rubber Ducky Race

May 14th, 2022
Riverfront at Las Colonias
Grand Junction, CO
Join us for the 1st Annual Grand Valley River Fest on May 14th from 10 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.
 
Highlights include:
 
 
Rubber Ducky Race – 2:30 pm:
 
RiversEdge West will be hosting a rubber ducky race and the winner will go home with a Rival Hoss Hala paddleboard (worth $1,199)!
 
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). 
 
1 duck for $20
6 ducks for $100
12 ducks for $200
 
Only 400 ducks sold; get yours before they sell out! You do not need to be present to win.
 
Buy tickets in advance or at the event. Online ticket sales will close at noon on May 13th. In-person ticket sales at the festival will close on May 14th, the day of the event, at 1:00 pm. 
 
Rubber ducky racce proceeds go towards RiversEdge West's Education and River Stewardship programs. 
 
 
 
Community Gear Swap - 10 am - 5pm:
15% of each item sold will be donated to Save-a-Life Jacket Program. Learn more here.
 
Slackline Exhibition - 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. Learn more and reserve your spot here.
 
Throw Bag Tournament - 3:00 - 4:00 pm:
This event will test your strength, focus and accuracy while at the same time raising awareness for water safety. There will be prize giveaways for the top three winners. 1st place winner will win a set of Sawyer 10’ MXS Topo Shafts W/ Dynelite Pro Blades! Learn more and reserve your spot here.
 
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. Learn more and sign up here.
 
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 (including face painting and a kids climbing wall!). 
 
Food Trucks: Pali Thai, Sugar & Ice, Mount Garfield and B&C BBQ
 
+ Entertainment from Griz Entertainment
 
Free Admission.
 
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. 
 
 

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