Gunnison River Festival events will occur over two separate weekends this summer as a result of anticipated high runoff. Festival officials announced this week that all events scheduled to occur at the Gunnison Whitewater Park will be moved to Saturday, Aug. 24.
The 16th annual Gunnison River Festival was previously scheduled for June 20-23. Other portions of the festival slated to take place along the Taylor River, at I Bar Ranch and in downtown Gunnison will continue as previously planned.
The festival board indicated in a prepared statement that after discussing projections and consulting with the title sponsor, the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, they opted to reschedule events previously planned for Saturday, June 22 at the Whitewater Park.
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