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.


FUNC FEST

One day of FUNC-y fun just wasn't enough, so we've added another day to pack a little more excitement into the event. Join us on Friday for live music, food, and drink and camp out overnight for an early start for the full line-up of events on Saturday.

Open to all levels, water competitions on Saturday include a crowd-pleasing freestyle kayaking and surfing contest in the morning. The afternoon will feature stand up paddle (SUP) board cross and boatercross event that targets 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. 

QUICK LINKS

REGISTER TO RACE VOLUNTEER CAMPING RESERVATIONS

VENDOR APPLICATION

FUNC-y Line-Up!

The Colorado FUNC Fest features a full schedule of fun entertainment. No admission fees. 

Friday

Saturday

4:00 pm - Camping Registration Opens 8:30 am - 9:30 am Yoga in the Park hosted by Yoga House
5:30 pm - Dave's Fault 10:00 am - Downriver Races
(Kayak, SUP, Raft & Inflatable Kayak)
7:30 pm - Living on a Bad Name
(Bon Jovi Tribute Band)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Yoga in the Park hosted by Yoga House
  1:00 pm - FUNC-y River Parade
 
2:00 pm - Ulterior Motive
  2:00 pm - Cross Races
(SUP, Boater & Kayak)
 
4:00 pm - Neon Sky
  5:00 pm - Race Awards
  5:30 pm - SUP Giveaway
 
6:00 pm - Donny Morales & The Big Wind
 
8:00 pm - Paizley Park
(Prince Tribute Band)

 

Make It a Camp-out!

This year's event features a unique opportunity to camp out in Riverbottom Park. Campsites are $20, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your online campsite reservation today or register for a site at the event.

Unleash Your Competitive Side

Activities and competition on the water are a highlight of FUNC Fest. Competitive events at the Water Sports Park will begin Saturday, August 10 at 10 am. Awards will be at 5 pm. REGISTER HERE! 

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. Complete the Vendor/Exhibitor Application Agreement or cal 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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