Every year, the foothills town of Lyons hosts a Whitewater Festival with races, water rodeos, food, games, beer and more.
To enhance both the festival and the town's reputation as a recreational destination, residents are raising money for construction of a world-class whitewater feature called the "October Hole." The addition is the final component of the Lyons River Project, a series of enhancements to the Saint Vrain River. To that end, everyone is invited and encouraged to Spring for the River tonight at Oskar Blues Restaurant and Brewery, 303 Main Street in Lyons.
Admission is a measly $25, $15 of which is a tax-deductible donation that goes to the Lyons River Project. The rest goes toward the evening's enjoyments: a Cajun buffet, bluegrass background noise provided by Whitewater Ramble, a screening of Wet-House (a documentary film about six crazy kayakers) and a silent auction featuring a wide range of items. Not only will whitewater enthusiasts land some great deals on brand-new equipment, but they'll also get the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from making the ride on one river even gnarlier. Any additional fundage will benefit fish-habitat projects on the river. To order tickets, call Oskar Blues at 303-823-6685.
Mon., March 19, 6-11 p.m.