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Date: May 14, 10:00 am-5:00pm
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Location: Riverfront at Las Colonias
Details: Join us for the 1st Annual Grand Valley River Fest on May 14th from 11 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: Community Gear Swap - 10 am - 5pm: 5% of each item sold will be donated to Save-a-Life Jacket Program. Rubber Ducky Race – 11:30 am: RiversEdge West will be hosting a rubber ducky race; the winner will go home with a brand new Hala paddleboard! You can buy tickets in advance or at the event (coming soon). Ticket sales will close on the day of the event at 11:00 am. Event proceeds go towards several of the programs at RiversEdge West. Slackline Contest - 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. 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. 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. 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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