Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-07-23 20:54:22 –
Canon City — The popularity of traditional festivals is skyrocketing, as in the summer when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in Canon City.
“We are asking more questions to the left and right than ever before. As an event coordinator, I have never been contacted so many times before the event and this is my third time,” White said. Water event coordinator Chris Moffett said.
According to Moffett, the organizers said, “That’s why we’re holding it in late July this year, but it’s been a really good weekend,” and even five months ago we knew if the 2021 festival would be possible. did not. Festivals are usually held in May.
According to Moffett, this event usually requires a year’s worth of planning. He says volunteers doing “tireless” work have made last-minute planning possible.
Thanks to this year’s festival, 12-year-old Mason Leonard has the first opportunity to participate in a surfing competition.
“My dad, he does it a lot, and he was trying to get me to do it for a while, so I really wanted to do it,” Leonard said.
“He’s really proud of me and hopes I’ll keep doing this!”
To help kids like Leonard “continue it” Royal Gorge River Initiative Organization (RIO) I want to help keep Colorado’s water clean. They are one of three nonprofits that receive revenue from the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival.
“Don’t leave a trace, you go everywhere-pick it up after you, even if it’s a small orange peel or a small piece of Pringles. You don’t want to leave it behind, what happens I don’t know. “
You can find a schedule for weekend events Here..
Admission is $ 5.00 and children under the age of 12 can participate for free.
Below is a map of the event space.
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