EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle River Watershed Council has announced that RiverFest 2014, presented by Oldcastle Materials Southwest Group, will return Aug. 9. The theme of this annual float is “Discover Your Rivers” and the event is a way for river users of all ages to connect to their local waterways as well as other river enthusiasts.
Eagle County has made much progress in the past few years acquiring and constructing new access points along the Upper Colorado River. The RiverFest float will launch at Red Dirt Creek and take out at the Horse Creek boat ramp at Colorado River Ranch.
LEARN ABOUT THE UPPER COLORADO
The four-mile float along this scenic stretch of the Upper Colorado below the Flat Tops will be an opportunity to learn about the health of the Colorado River in Eagle County and explore the mighty river that flows through our backyard.
MORE FUN FOLLOWING THE FLOAT
After the float, the evening’s festivities will kick off at the Colorado River Ranch featuring live music from local favorite Hardscrabble. Dinner will include Moe’s Original Bar B Que as well as beer from Bonfire Brewing and Crazy Mountain Brewing. Other activities for this family-friendly evening include dancing, lawn games, a bouncy castle and a silent auction.
The cost of the full afternoon is $75 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Or bring your own boat and join the Watershed Council for dinner and the evening festivities for $40.
All of the funds raised support the Eagle River Watershed Council and its river advocacy programs in Eagle County. RiverFest 2013 was a sold out event; call 970-827-5406 to reserve your tickets.