2012 marks the 64th anniversay of FIBArk, the nation's oldest whitewater festival and Salida's signature event. Since 1949, every June during the Spring snow runoff, Salida has hosted FIBArk - First in Boating on the Arkansas.
Located in Salida's historic downtown, Riverside Park is the center of FIBArk activity and entertainment. Food, arts and crafts, and industry vendors are available, as well as a beer tent, a carnival, and a state-of-the art amphitheater for this year's extraordinary musical line-up.
Events can include
- Stand up Paddle Boarding Demo
- Cruiser Crit
- Boater X
- Raft Rodeo
- Hill Climb Race
- Down River Race
- Whitewater competions
Fun for the family for 4 days in June! http://fibark.net/ America's Oldest & Boldest Whitewater Festival