First Friday of July event packed with recreational activities in honor of Cañon City’s 150th anniversary – Canon City Daily Record

Each month throughout the year, Feature First Friday events are scheduled to continue Cañon City’s 150th anniversary celebration.

The July Party will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 1 at Centennial Park, with a host of recreational activities and demonstrations, as well as music and food.

“For more than 150 years, the natural landscape of the city, the river and the surrounding foothills have offered limitless opportunities to experience the great outdoors,” Lisa Studts, director of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, said in a statement. hurry. . “This July Friday is all about celebrating and enjoying the great outdoor recreation opportunities in and around Cañon City.”

Whether your passion is biking, hiking, rafting, kayaking, fishing, gardening or just sitting back and enjoying a picnic by the river, Cañon City is the perfect place where you can have it all. TO DO.

“From our wonderful city parks, our trails, and the Arkansas River, we live in an area full of fun ways to enjoy the outdoors,” Studts said.

During the Feature First Friday event, you will have the chance to participate and learn about some of these recreational activities and enjoy the park. Featured events will include whitewater entertainment, water safety demonstrations by the Royal Gorge Gargoyle team and fly fishing demonstrations.

This is also a recruiting event for the Royal Gorge Gargoyle team. People ages 15-19 can learn more about joining the Fremont County Youth Whitewater Program.

Chris Moffett, who is the president of Royal Gorge RIO, said there will be a rock climbing wall and river demonstrations along with rafting and paddleboarding.

Fremont Search & Rescue, Master Gardeners and Colorado Native Plant Society, Fremont County Historical Society, representatives from Royal Gorge Rio, Nature’s Educators, Fremont Adventure Recreation, as well as some rafting gear, will be on hand for people to learn from the experts about the countless activities to do right here in the community.

Studts said for adventurous souls, attendees can bring their own raft, kayak, boogie board, paddle board or inner tube and join in the fun.

Kona Ice, From the Flames Pizza and Snakcin Mackins (BBQ) will be at the park selling food and treats and the wading pool will be open until 7 p.m.

For recreation enthusiasts, there will be music and whitewater entertainment to attend. The museum will also be handing out Cañon City’s 150th Passport to Adventure booklets and a free self-guided tour of South Cañon to enjoy at your leisure on foot, bike, or even by car.

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