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FIBArk Whitewater Festival 2020

Hundreds of athletes and spectators flock to FIBArk to mark the start of boating season

FIBArk Whitewater Festival in Colorado 2020 - Best Time
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FIBArk is the oldest whitewater festival in North America and Colorado's signature event. Every June since 1949 in Salida, Colorado, the spring snow melts and the beginning of whitewater season is marked by FIBArk, which means "First in Boating on the Arkansas".

FIBArk Whitewater Festival in Colorado - Best Season 2020

Often called “America’s oldest and boldest whitewater festival” FIBArk attracts kayakers, stand-up paddlers and rafters to take part in competitions and have fun on the beautiful Arkansas River. Apart from athletic events, it showcases a variety of live music, costumed bike competitors, a parade and a foot race.

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