Fun On The Uncompahgre /
FUNC Fest

Water sports enthusiasts, competitors, and the fun-loving Montrose community are invited to enjoy the Fun on the Uncompahgre “FUNC Fest” at the Montrose Water Sports Park. The annual event is hosted by the City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism and features a full lineup of events on water and land.

UPDATE: Due to ongoing restrictions on the size of public events due to COVID-19, FUNC Fest has been canceled for 2020. We look forward to the prospect of resuming this fun-filled event in 2021.


FUNC Fest Event Banner

Open to all levels, FUNC Fest features water competitions, including crowd-pleasing freestyle kayaking and surfing contests. The event also features stand-up paddle (SUP) board cross and boatercross events that target kayakers and SUP'ers. The public can bring their helmets and PFDs to take part in the FUNC-y River Parade. 

For those who prefer to stay dry and revel in land-based activities, the Colorado FUNC Fest offers food, beer, live music, and activities for all ages. 

FUNC-y Line-Up!

The Colorado FUNC Fest features a full schedule of fun entertainment. No admission fees. Check in on this website for a full listing of events as they are announced.

Unleash Your Competitive Side

Activities and competition on the water are a highlight of FUNC Fest. 

Rules for Water Event Participants

  • Waivers, helmets, and personal flotation devices required for all competitors and participants
  • Whitewater kayak class is limited to boats 10’ and under
  • SUP class is limited to boards 11’ and under
  • Cross-course description will be provided on event day by the race director
  • Have fun!

Vendors and Exhibitors Welcome

Great vendors make FUNC Fest event better! Add your wares, tasty food and drinks to the event by reserving a vendor space today. Check back for details or call 970.240.1402.

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.

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