Calling all water sports enthusiasts and fun-loving folks to come out and enjoy the annual Fun on the Uncompahgre, aka “FUNC Fest”, at the Montrose Water Sports Park in Riverbottom Park. The event takes place on the second weekend of each August, offering two fun-filled days of activities, both on and off of the water. 

FUNC-y Line-Up!

FUNC Fest features a full schedule of water sports competitions, live music, activities for the whole family, local vendors, a food truck village, and a beer garden!

FUNC Fest 2023

Water Sports Competitions

Water sports competitions include the Riverbottom Downriver Race, Western Slope River Surf Competition, FUNCy Kayak Rodeo, and the Start Here Paddle Everywhere Community Floating Parade. We will have great prizes and a cash purse for competitors!

Live Music

Musicians will perform throughout the day on the lawn. Bring your own chairs, hammocks, and blankets to relax on while you take in the tunes.

Food Trucks and Vendors

A variety of food, drink, merchandise, and service vendors enhance the event.

Large paddle-board carrying 6 people goes through a rapid on the Uncompahgre River.

About the Montrose Water Sports Park

The Water Sports Park (WSP), located on the Uncompahgre River in Riverbottom Park in the heart Montrose’s premier parks complex, consists of 1,000 feet of river channel. The WSP is one of the largest in the state of Colorado and one of the few in the U.S. to be accessible by ADA standards. Designed with all citizens in mind, from ankle waders to expert kayakers, the WSP is complemented by terraced spectator and beach areas, allowing a safe space for viewing right on the river. Sustained irrigation flows on the Uncompahgre River make the park an enticing destination through late summer, long after other parks have lost their luster.

Get More Info!

Visit the Water Sports Park Page

To contact our Pavilion and Community Events Manager, Katie Schroer, email or call 970.240.4880! You can also call the Montrose Visitor Center at 970.497.8558 for general information on FUNC Fest.

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