This year's festival is proudly
brought to you by Amica's Pizza





Calling this a whitewater paddling event may be generous, but saying it is one of the most fun events of FIBArk would be right on. The Hooligan Race is open to anything that floats that’s not a boat. Hooligans dress up in costume and the winner is usually not just the fastest but often one of the few left standing, or, floating. This spectacle of “controlled chaos” is a local tradition that always produces a huge turnout. Don’t miss it!

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FIBArk’s signature event, the Classic Downriver Race is the longest, oldest, most prestigious and perhaps the toughest race in North America. The Downriver Race is truly an athletic marvel and continues to be one of the most respected (maybe even feared) whitewater races. 



Heart of the Rockies Rampage sponsored by World Cup Skateboarding, Friends of Salida Skateparks, City of Salida, and FIBArk.  This world class skateboarding competition will begin with groms and end with visiting pros from around the world competing for a purse prize.  Categories also include amateurs, women's, and master's divisions.

fun for the whole family

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Located in Salida’s historic downtown, Riverside Park and amphitheater is the center of FIBArk activity and entertainment.  Enjoy 3 nights and 4 days of live music throughout the weekend right alongside the banks of the Arkansas River.  You won't want to miss this year's lineup!

Kids in Bouncy Castle

kid's oasis

We have decided to step up our kids oasis this year as a treat for adults and kids alike. Keep an ear out for all of the kid-centric specialties coming to the play-ground side of Riverside Park. We will update this site with tons of fun over the next few months.

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vendor village

If you were a fan of our long loved “vendor alley”, you will love our new “vendor village”.  Vendor village is being perfectly curated to fit the FIBArk vibe.  Keep an eye out on this site in the next month for a finalized vendor list.

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friday, june 17
tejon street corner thieves

Outlaw Alt-Folk group Tejon Street Corner Thieves hails from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, bringing new energy to the Bluegrass genre by mingling darker subjects and tones with depth-driven lyricism and performative musicianship. The musicians behind Tejon have been playing together since 2013, where they gained momentum in the local Colorado scene with accolades and press coverage around the state, spanning from Colorado Springs’ Colorado Springs Gazette to Denver's 303 Magazine.

saturday, june 18
big sam's funky nation
7:30-9:00 pm

Noladelic PowerFunk. That’s the sound BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION have been whipping up for more than a decade. It’s high-energy music that mixes funk, rock & roll, hip-hop, and jazz into the same pot, gluing everything together with the brassy influence — and heavy grooves — of New Orleans.

the headliners