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Wild West Riverfest

August 12th and 13th 2023

Wild West Riverfest takes place each August on the Shoshone River in Cody Wyoming. The festival is a fundraiser for WWPC and includes a variety of kayak, SUP, and raft races as well as a concert and other activities.





Where to Stay

Riverfest: Welcome
Riverfest: About

2023 Riverfest Schedule

Friday August 11th

5:00 pm- Open Registration at Hayden Arch Bridge

6:00 pm- Group Canyon Paddle | Class IV

Saturday August 12th

Slalom Race | Class III

9:00 am- Racer Shuttle @ Gradient Mountain Sports

10:00 am- Racer’s Meeting @ Hayden Arch Bridge      

10:30 am- Women & Youth Slalom Race Begins

11:30 pm- Men’s Slalom Race Begins

Boater Cross | Class IV

12:30 pm- Shoshone Canyon Racer’s Meeting @ Hayden Arch Bridge

1:00 pm- Shoshone Canyon Boater Cross Begins

Concert and Awards

Tenth Mountain Division

6:00 to 9:30 @ Cody City Park

Sunday August 13th

Stinking Water Sprint | Class II

9:00 am- Gear Rental at Gradient shuttle

10:00 am- Racer Shuttle @ Belfry Bridge 

10:30 am- Racers Meeting @ Demaris Put-IN

11:00 am- Stinking Water Sprint Race Begins

12:00 pm- Lunch and Awards @ Belfry Bridge

Riverfest: About

2023 Riverfest Concert 

Come join us Saturday Night From 6 to 9:30 at Cody City Park for after race festivities and a free concert featuring Tenth Mountain Division! There will be food trucks and a beer garden at the park.

About Tenth Mountain Division:

Born in the fertile breeding grounds of the mountains of Colorado, Tenth Mountain Division is continuing the musical legacy set down by their forefathers in Colorado. Like those that came before, Tenth Mountain Division is pushing the sound found in the mountains into bold, new directions with their exploratory take on Americana that dips freely in the well of all their diverse influences, classic Southern Rock, the progressive bluegrass that was born in their backyard in Colorado, the adventurous spirit of sixties psychedelic blues, and straight ahead driving rock ‘n’ roll.  Much like their Colorado predecessors, Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, and Yonder Mountain String Band, they defy simple categorization; instead they reference their musical history with their high-energy shows as they blaze new musical paths every night.  As they do so they have become the new voice of the Colorado music scene, taking their Ski-party sound around the country and making every show feel like a night in the mountains.

– Tim Newby: Author of ‘Bluegrass in Baltimore’ & ‘Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival’

Riverfest: Who We Are

Where To Stay

Wild West Riverfest has teamed up with The Scout Inn as a lodging option for the event.  They will be offering a group rate, just mention you are coming for the Wild West Riverfest!

There are lots of options around Cody for camping as well and one option near the Shoshone canyon is located at Buffalo Bill Reservoir.

Riverfest: Who We Are
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