FIBArk (Salida, CO)

This year marks the 66th anniversary of FIBArk, the nation’s oldest and boldest whitewater festival and Salida’s signature event. Since 1949, every June during the Spring snow runoff, Salida has hosted FIBArk, “First in Boating on the Arkansas.”Located in Salida’s historic downtown, Riverside Park is the center of FIBArk activity and entertainment. Food, arts and crafts, and industry vendors are available, as well as a beer tent, a carnival, and a state-of-the art amphitheater for this year’s extraordinary musical line-up.

FIBArk is presented each year as a non-profit, community event made possible only by the generosity of hundreds of volunteers and sponsors. To become a sponsor of this outdoor festival, please contact the FIBArk Board of Directors by e-mailing to, or view this year’s sponsorship package at

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the festival, including festival set-up and take-down, beer sales, event registration, information tent, and education at our recycling stations. Please contact FIBArk at if you are interested in making this year’s FIBArk the best yet! We appreciate any time you can give – from a couple of hours to all weekend!


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