FIBArk Announces 2022 Activities

The 74th annual FIBArk Whitewater Festival is set for June 16th through the 19th and organizers have released a full list of activities.      

The FIBArk board says there will be 4 days of music, tons of river events, a carnival, parade, Tenderfoot Hill Climb, lots of running races, a brand-new Kid’s Zone, along with new food and merchandise vendors.      

Registration for competitive events is now open online.      

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Thursday, June 16th

5:00 PM  Riverside Park Opens Riverside Park 
5:30 PM  At the Water Tower – Live Music Riverside Park 
6:00 PM  Tendfoot Hill Climb F Street 
6:30 PM  Raft Rodeo Salida Boat Ramp 
7:30 PM Round House Assembly – Live Music Riverside Park 
10:00 PM Riverside Park Closes Riverside Park 

Friday, June 17th

8:00 AM  Heart of the Rockies Rampage Athlete Check In Centennial Park 
11:00 AM  Riverside Park Opens Riverside Park 
11:00 AM SUP Surf Contest Salida Whitewater Park 
1:00 PM Head to Head Slalom Boater Cross Salida Whitewater Park 
3:00 PM Raft Sprint Head to Head Salida Whitewater Park 
3:30 PM Joe Johnson and The Wildfires – Live Music Riverside Park 
5:00 PM SUP Dual Slalom Salida Whitewater Park 
5-7PM Pine Creek Giant Slalom Pine Creek (for flows under 4K CFS) 
5:30 PM Leadville Cherokee – Live Music Riverside Park 
6:30 PM SUP Boxing Salida Whitewater Park 
7:30 PM Tejon Street Corner Thieves – Live Music Riverside Park 
10:00 PM Riverside Park closes Riverside Park 

Saturday, June 18th

8:00 AM 5K/10K Road Race Thonhoff Park 
8:30 AM Kids Fun Run Thonhoff Park 
9:00 AM Slalom Race, First Runs followed by Second Runs Salida Whitewater Park 
11:00 AM Riverside Park Opens Riverside park 
11:00 AM Skills for Bills Below F Street Bridge 
1:00 PM Slalom Finals Salida Whitewater Park 
3:00 PM Freestyle Throwdown Salida Whitewater Park 
3:30 PM Drunken Hearts – Live Music Riverside park 
4:30 PM Youth Paddling Whitewater Parade Salida Whitewater Park 
5:30 PM Hooligans Race Salida Whitewater Park 
5:30 PM The Altitones – Live Music Riverside park 
7:30 PM Big Sam’s Funky Nation – Live Music Riverside park 
10:00 PM Riverside Park Closes Riverside park 

Sunday, June 19th

8:00 AM  10K Trail Run TBD 
8:30 AM Down River Race Marathon (26 miles) OC  RMOC to Salida 
8:45 AM Down River Race Marathon(26 miles) Raft  RMOC to Salida 
9:00 AM Down River Race (26 miles) Kayak and SUP  RMOC to Salida 
10:00 AM Down River Race Intermediate (10 Mile) Kayak Stonebridge to Salida 
10:15 AM Down River Race Intermediate (10 Mile) SUP Stonebridge to Salida 
11:00 AM Riverside Park Opens Riverside Park 
11:30 AM Down River Race Heavy Half (13 Mile) OC/Raft/K1  Hecla to Salida 
12:30 PM Crazy River Dog Salida Whitewater Park 
12:30 PM Float Like a Buffalo – Live Music Riverside Park 
1:30 PM Down River Race Novice (1 mile) Marvin Park to Salida 
2:30 PM The Jauntee – Live Music Riverside Park 
4:30 PM Riverside Park Closes Riverside Park 
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