Riverfest 2022

Full Schedule

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Ongoing Saturday & Sunday

Rafting

10-6 Sat & 10-4 Sun

Tickets $20 Adults, $20 Kids (ages 4-11)

Enjoy Riverfest by rafting the beautiful Animas River!  Roll through Class I and II rapids, and splash through one wet Class III.  Animas Park put-in to Boyd Park take-out near Miller.  Rafts will run every hour.  Meet your guides at the put-in.  Tickets available for purchase at the put-in and Desert River Guides’ ticket purchase tent at Rocky Reach Landing.  After the ride, a shuttle will take you back to Animas Park put-in.  An additional shuttle will be looping from Animas Park to the main parking lot at Berg Park – off of San Juan Boulevard.  Purchase in advance by calling Desert River Guides at (505) 427-7734.

Brick Pavers

Purchase a Brick Paver

Stop by the Merchandise Booth at River Reach Terrace and purchase your engraved, custom memorial, family or business, concrete paver brick at Riverfest and show your support for the river trails!  A perfect way to remember loved ones.  All proceeds from Paver Bricks go to trail development.

Beer & Wine

Beer & Wine Gardens

Friday:  5pm – 8:30pm @ River Reach Terrace VIP Tent

Saturday:  10am – 7:30pm @ River Reach Terrace and Rocky Reach Landing

Sunday:  11am – 4pm @ River Reach Terrace and Rocky Reach Landing

River Kids

Kids Activities

Kids stuff @ Rocky Reach Landing

Kid-friendly vendors

Awesome hands-on arts & crafts

Music

Leisure games

Cars & Trucks

Car and Truck Shows

@ Cottonwood Landing
(Riverfest Express stop at Tucker parking lot)

Saturday @ 11am – 5pm – Truck Show hosted by Toys for Tots

Sunday @ 11am – 3pm – Classic Car Show hosted by Four Corners Old Car Club

Tractor Rides

Free Tractor Rides

Take a free tractor ride from the Red Barn to Rocky Reach Landing, brought to you by the Four Corners Antique Power Association.

Riverfest Express

Free Shuttle Service

The Riverfest Express, provided by Red Apple Transit, is free to all Riverfest guests both Saturday and Sunday.  Shuttle service runs every 30 minutes, and begins at the Farmington Museum with stops at:

  • Tucker Street (All Veterans Memorial Park)
  • River Reach Terrace (Berg Park)
  • River Reach Terrace (Scott Ave)
  • Animas Park (Animal Shelter)

Music

Live Music

Riverfest kicks off Friday evening with music.  Live musical acts continue all day Saturday & Sunday.

Friday, May 27

Kickoff

Riverfest Kickoff
5pm – 9pm

Friday’s events are at River Reach Terrace ONLY.  Enjoy Art and Music in our Beer and Wine Garden at the River Reach Terrace.

Music

Music by Majik Ham
5pm – 6:30pm

Yo-Yo

Yo-Yo Tricks by Luke Renner
6:30pm – 6:45pm

Music

Music by Tim Sullivan
7pm – 9pm

VIPs

VIP Summer Kickoff Event
5pm – 9pm

VIP Pass can be purchased for $25

Located in the VIP & Fine Arts Tent near the Little Pavilion.  VIP Access includes hot hors d’oevres, free beer tasting of micro brews, one free beer or wine pour, cash beer & wine bar, fine art viewing and sales with the artists, and live music.

Saturday, May 28

Plein Air

Plein Air Painters
Sunrise – 11am

Enjoy works in progress, or view, vote, and purchase at the Riverfest VIP Tent at River Reach Terrace.  Winner by popular vote will be announced Saturday at 4pm at the Little Pavilion.

Disc Golf

2022 Kokopelli Game (GDG $5K/10K event)
7am check-in – 8am players meeting – 8:30am start

2-day event, 1 round per day. There will be a raffle awards ceremony BBQ on Sunday after the final round!  Day 1 will be at Berg Park.  Day 2 will be at Aztec Disc Golf Course.

Riverfest Run

Riverfest Fun Run
8am

Kick-off summer with a 10K, 5K, or 2-mile walk at Riverfest this Memorial Day weekend! Organized by the Farmington Recreation Center this fun run/walk is open to the whole family. $20 for the runs, $12 for the walk. Register by May 27 by 4:00 pm at the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd, Farmington, or online at fmtn.org/WebTrac under “Sports/Athletics.”

Yoga

Yoga Flow Class
9am – 9:45am

This all-level class will be provided by Sacred Rebel Yoga.  Class will take place under the pear trees near the Little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace.  $10/person.

Music

Music by Sandstoners
10am – 11:30am

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Music by Zia Chicks
10am – 11:30am

at Rocky Reach Landing

Wiener Dogs

Wiener Dog Races
11am – Noon

River Reach Terrace.  Races take place at The Arena at Berg Park (near the intersection of Scott and San Juan Blvd)

Register:  Saturday 9:30am to 10:45am in front of race gates.  $10/dog.  Proceeds benefit River Reach Foundation.

Magic

Magic by Misto the Magi
11:30am – 12pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Cars & Trucks

Truck Show
11am – 5pm

Enjoy the Truck Show sponsored by Toys for Tots at Cottonwood Landing.

Music

Music by Julie and the Boyz
12pm – 1:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Music

Andean Tradition
12pm – 8pm

at Berg East

Music

Music by Breezin’
12:30pm – 2pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Music by Brant Leeper Band
2pm – 3:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Native Dancers

Native Dancers
2:30pm – 4pm

Joe Tohonnie, Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers at the Little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace.

Yo-Yo

Yo-Yo Tricks by Luke Renner
4:15pm – 4:30pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Music by Jokers Wild
4:30pm – 6pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Music by Majik Ham
4pm – 5:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Music

Music by Funkified
6:30pm – 8pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Music by Rico Jones
6pm – 6:45pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Music

Music by Li Yat Collective
7:15pm – 8pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Sunday, May 29

Disc Golf

Disc Golf Open Play
10am – 5pm

Open Play Animas Parklands.  FREE.  Bring your discs.

River
Parade

Riverfest Raft Parade
11am – 2pm

For the love of the Animas! The Riverfest Raft Parade and costume contest for rafters, kayakers, and other river users.  The launch is at 11:00a.m. Sunday at Animas Park near the Animal Shelter and goes to the Miller Street take-out.  Private rafters, teams from local businesses and organizations, kayakers, canoers and anyone who wants to float the river can compete for the most outrageous costumes while highlighting the fun that the river provides. Winners of the costume contest will be announced at the little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace at 3:00pm. If your company or organization is interested in sponsoring a raft and getting a team on the water contact Desert River Guides. 6 rafts available with guide for $100 per team, bring your costumes and a banner or sign and have fun on the water. Private boaters please do not block the turn around at the put in or access to the take out ramp. parking at the take out is limited. For questions about the parade please contact the sponsor/organizer Desert River Guides for more information.

Cars & Trucks

Truck Show
11am – 3pm

Enjoy the Classic Car Show sponsored by Four Corners Old Car Club at Cottonwood Landing.

Music

Music by D’DAT
11am – 12:30pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Music by Pete Giuliani Band
11am – 12:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Gourd Dance

One Nation Gourd Dance Club
12pm – 5pm

At All Veterans Memorial Park.  One Nation Gourd Dance Club will host a Gourd Dance to honor all Warriors and Veterans.  Closest access and parking is South Tucker Ave off of San Juan Boulevard.

Music

Andean Tradition
12pm – 5pm

at Berg East

Fashion Show

Riverfest Recycled Fashion Show
12:30pm – 1:00pm

At the Little Pavilion at the River Reach Terrace.  Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, Third Place in both Middle and High School categories.

Magic

Magic by Misto the Magi
12:30pm – 1pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Music

Music by Black Velvet
1pm – 2:30pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Music by Kirk James Band
1:pm – 2:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Duck Race

Riverfest Duck Race
2pm

Watch the plastic duckies race down Willetts Ditch, near Rocky Reach Landing.  Entry only $5/ticket.  Sunday sales end at 1:45pm and are only available that day at Rocky Reach Landing.  River Reach Terrace ticket sales end on Saturday at 8:00pm.  Click the button below for tickets.  Proceeds benefit River Reach Foundation and Kiwanis Rio del Sol.  Need not be present to win.

Prizes:  1st Place $2,000 Cash – 2nd Place $1,000 Cash – 3rd Place $500 Cash

Magic

Magic by Misto the Magi
3pm – 3:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Music

Music by Tumblin Dice
3pm – 5pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Music by Wild Country
3:30pm – 5pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

VISITORS

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SUPPORT

Vendor, Sponsor, & Volunteer Information

Berg Park

Animas Park