July 21-22, 2023
Festival Fun in the Heart of Colorado
The 14th Annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (RGWF) features whitewater competitions and land-based recreation events to celebrate the whitewater season on the Arkansas River. Enjoy summer flows in a fantastic whitewater setting in historic Cañon City, Colorado. Held in the refurbished and family-friendly Centennial Park, the Whitewater Festival pairs boats, bands, and beer for a weekend of fun-filled (and whitewater-fueled) events. It's the biggest party of the summer in Cañon City and one not to be missed! Proceeds of this event benefit the Cañon City community. All are welcome to register for events or to watch the fun unfold!
$5 - Adults
FREE - Children 12 and under (with adult)
Purchase a 2-day festival XpressPASS at the Royal Gorge Chamber Alliance (424 Main St.) or My Brother's Place (625 Main St.) before the festival and avoid the lines at entry gates.
Thank you for your help in keeping the festival safe and enjoyable for all!
Fan Favorite Events
Festival Map & Location
Bike Parking and Gear Storage
Ride your bike or scooter to the Whitewater Festival and park it in the 'Gear Storage' area. This will be a secure location staffed by volunteers (donations accepted), located in the basketball court area at Centennial Park. Bring your own lock! You can also store paddle boards and kayaks in between events.
Friday, 3:00 pm - close
Saturday, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
2023 Presenting and Class V Sponsors
Whitewater Festival is brought to you by our generous sponsors.