Annual RiverFest returns June 13 | VailDaily.com

Annual RiverFest returns June 13

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The Eagle River Watershed Council's RiverFest returns June 13 with dinner, drinks, dancing, a silent auction, live music and a raft trip.
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EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle River Watershed Council has announced that the sixth annual RiverFest will take place June 13. RiverFest is an annual celebration of our rivers and a fundraiser for Eagle River Watershed Council.

This year, following the theme “Discover Your Rivers,” the Watershed Council welcomes the community to join them in kicking off summer by rafting an iconic section of the Colorado River and continuing the festivities into the evening with a celebration in Wolcott.

The Eagle River Watershed Council is partnering with Timberline Tours for a special guided rafting trip at a significantly discounted rate. Afterwards, celebrate our rivers at the Wolcott Yacht Club with a catered dinner, local craft beer, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, dancing and a special performance by bluegrass super-group Taarka, based out of Lyons.

TICKET OPTIONS

There are three different ticket options. The river ticket includes the float, dinner and drinks and is $95. The dinner ticket, including dinner and drinks, is $50. The drinks ticket gets ticket holders into the event to enjoy the music and festivities for just $25. All participants in the guided float must buy tickets in advance and will meet at the State Bridge boat ramp at 12:30 p.m. Doors open at the Wolcott Yacht Club at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by live music at 7 p.m.

All of the funds raised will support the Eagle River Watershed Council in advocating for our rivers. RiverFest 2014 was a sold out event. Visit http://www.erwc.org/Events or call 97- 827-5406 to reserve your tickets.

ABOUT THE COUNCIL

The Eagle River Watershed Council has a mission to advocate for the health and conservation of the Upper Colorado and Eagle river basins through research, education and projects. The Council strives to protect and enhance the high-quality natural, scenic and economic values that our rivers and tributaries provide to the citizens, visitors and wildlife of the Eagle River and Colorado River watersheds in Eagle County.