Cash Prizes - Nightime Freestyle Kayak - After Parade Party at Santa Rita
In 1982 local paddling legend Nancy Wiley put on the first whitewater rodeo in Durango, CO and Animas River Days was born! In 2014, our NEW WHITEWATER PARK opened with 12 rapid features...the most notable being Smelter Rapid, Cornerpocket, Ponderosa (the "flipper"), Clocktower and Santa Rita Rapid. The larger rapids rate as Class IIIs at lower water and Class IVs at higher water.
JOIN US AT SANTA RITA PARK ON SATURDAY, MAY 30TH, 8:30 AM TO 9:00 PM, FOR WHITEWATER COMPETITIONS, SKA BEER GARDEN, LIVE MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE DAY, FAMILY AND PET-FRIENDLY EVENTS, FOOD AND FUN FOR ALL!
Enter the Yellow Ducky Race to WIN an NRS Tyrant SUP and Boardworks Paddle!
Parade Viewing Party at Santa Rita Park with music by Soul Atomic!
After the parade, join us for Ska brews and the first ever after-dark freestyle kayak finals!
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LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT...MAY 30TH
- Americana de Animas - acoustic folk & Bluegrass, 11:00 am at Santa Rita Park
- Stillwater Faculty Band - jazz, funk and latin music, 11:30 am at Santa Rita Park
- Groove Casters - Classic disco, funk, pop and rock,12:00 pm at Santa Rita Park
- Soul What - Classic and modern soul music, 1:30 pm at Santa Rita Park
- 32nd Street Latin Allstars - Classic salsa, latin jazz/rock, 2:30 pm at Santa Rita Park
- The Crags - Retro rock, surf and alt country, 4:00 pm at Santa Rita Park
- Soul Atomic - 5:30 pm during the Parade Viewing Party at Santa Rita Park
- Late Night Dance Party - Featuring Soul Atomic and DJ, Producer and Unicorn Wrangler straight from LA, divaDanielle, 10:00 pm at the Balcony Bar & Grill - Backstage, $5 cover
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS:
- Can I Surf That CLINIC, Thursday and Friday, May 28-29th, join Brittany Parker and Natali Zollinger for a 2 day Whitewater Clinic sponsored by Boardworks Surf and Badfish Stand Up Paddle on the Animas River.
- Film Night & Kickoff Party, Thursday, May 28, 6:30 pm at Smiley Building Theater, tickets $10 in adance, $12 at the door.
- Late Night Dance Party, Saturday, May 30, 10:00 pm at Backstage Theater, featuring Soul Atomic and divaDanielle, $5 cover
Parade of Carnage