Here’s a recap of the festival from Molly Armbrister writing for the Fort Collins Coloradoan. From the article:
Families with young children, Colorado State University students and senior citizens turned out to enjoy the water and sunshine, along with picnic cuisine provided by Avogadro’s Number and music by the river. Gary Kimsey, a founder of Friends of the Poudre, the organization that sponsored the festival, said, “It’s a day to celebrate the river.” Friends of the Poudre is Colorado’s oldest river-protection nonprofit group and also sponsors the Poudre River Ball in the fall to raise money and awareness for its cause.
Save the Poudre hosted a booth at the event to provide information about its mission to oppose the proposed Glade Reservoir. The Poudre Paddlers, a canoe and kayak club, also had a booth, while the city of Fort Collins had a booth highlighting the natural areas surrounding the city. Musical acts Slim Pickens, The Horsetooth Mountain Rangers and Chuck Pyle were also at the event to add to the festivity. Still, the main attraction of the day was the river itself, providing cool refreshment through swimming, rafting and tubing.