This 3 day event celebrates the Gunnison River with a combination of activities, film, recreation, and more. The festival kicks off at 5:30pm on June 12 with community float/paddle at the new whitewater park. There will be live music and a fish fry on the banks of the Gunnison River. Saturday and Sunday feature races for all river disciplines from the competitive down river raft race, inflatable rodeo, and a canine big air contest; yes, you did read that last one correctly! In addition to Sunday’s open water swim race, Gene Taylor’s will be sponsoring a Bridge to Bridge Fly Fishing Tournament for teams of 2.