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Wild West Riverfest

August 10th and 11th 2024

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

2023 Results

2024 Riverfest Schedule

Friday August 9th

2:00 to  5:00 pm- Open Registration at Hayden Arch Bridge and slalom practice runs

6:00 pm- Group Canyon Paddle | Class IV

Saturday August 10th

Slalom Race | Class III

8:00 am to 9:00- Registration for slalom race; registration for slalom closes at 9

9:00 am- Racer Shuttle @ Gradient Mountain Sports 

9:45- Race Course Closed

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

6:00 to 9:30 @ Cody City Park featuring Float Like A Buffalo; results and prizes 

Sunday August 11th

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

2024 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:

Float Like a Buffalo

Float Like a Buffalo is rock with funk, ska, reggae, and jam influences. Nods to the funk of Lettuce and The Motet,  jam of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, rock of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago Transit Authority, soul of James Brown, & high-energy guitar licks of Jimi Hendrix all combine to make a unique sound that’s impossible not to dance to.

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.

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