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Annual Fun on the Uncompahgre "FUNC" Fest

Water sports enthusiasts, competitors, and the fun-loving Montrose community are invited to enjoy the Fun on the Uncompahgre “FUNC Fest” at the Montrose Water Sports Park. The annual event is hosted by the City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism and features a full lineup of events on water and land.

Open to all levels, water competitions include a crowd-pleasing freestyle kayaking and surfing contest in the morning. The afternoon will feature stand up paddle (SUP) board cross and boatercross event that targets kayakers and SUP'ers. The public can bring their helmets and PFDs to take part in the FUNC-y River Parade

For those who prefer to stay dry and revel in land-based activities, the Colorado FUNC Fest offers food, beer, live music, and activities for all ages. 

About the Montrose Water Sports Park

The Water Sports Park (WSP), located on the Uncompahgre River in Riverbottom Park in the heart Montrose’s premier parks complex, consists of 1,000 feet of river channel. The WSP is one of the largest in the state of Colorado and one of the few in the U.S. to be accessible by ADA standards. Designed with all citizens in mind, from ankle waders to expert kayakers, the WSP is complemented by terraced spectator and beach areas, allowing a safe space for viewing right on the river. Sustained irrigation flows on the Uncompahgre River make the park an enticing destination through late summer, long after other parks have lost their luster.

2017 ​Event Sponsors


Title Sponsor

Office of Business and Tourism Logo

Co-Sponsors
San Juan Mountains Credit Union
Cherry Creek Media
Peak Professionals


​Station Sponsors


Live Music
Montrose Daily Press

FUNC-y River Parade
Montrose Kayak and Surf

Wine, Dine, Sweets, & Beer
Prestige Event Rentals


Kids' Fun
Montrose Recreation District

Dog Welcome Party
Chow Down Pet Supplies

Save these FUNC-y dates!



July 13 & 14, 2018

Rules for Water Event Participants


  • Waivers, helmets, and personal flotation devices required for all competitors and participants
  • Whitewater kayak class is limited to boats 10’ and under
  • SUP class is limited to boards 11’ and under
  • Cross course description will be provided on event day by the race director
  • Have fun!

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