Basalt River Day moves to the river
August 13, 2009
BASALT – Twelve years after River Day was founded in Basalt, the event is actually going to be on the river this year.
The 12th annual River Day festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at Old Pond Park along the Roaring Fork River. Old Pond Park is Basalt’s most recently created park, next to Taqueria el Nopal.
The one-day party will feature as carnival for kids, a beer and wine garden for adults, arts and food vendors, and several bands.
The event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and the start of the Basalt Half Marathon. The Heart of the Rockies Band takes center stage at 8:30 a.m. The official opening of the carnival and vendor booths is at 9 a.m. The River Day Parade will wind down Midland Avenue at 11 a.m. The beer garden will operate from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Other highlights include a pie contest at 10:30 a.m. Participants should drop off their creations at 10:15 a.m. The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a fishing clinic at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m.
Musical performances feature the Earthbeat Choir at 10 a.m.; Lizard Skinner at noon; Funky Munky and the ThunderLuv at 2:30 p.m.; and the Double Diamond Band at 5 p.m.