August 14-15, 2020
Alamosa, CO

2021 Summerfest on the Rio – Festival News – March 10, 2021

Dear Summerfest Friends and Family,

Due to ongoing Covid 19 pandemic–related impacts, the Summerfest on the Rio Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s edition of the Festival. The Summerfest Committee would like to thank you for your support, wish you and yours the best and we look forward to the 2022 Festival. For more information please contact us at . See you next year on the Rio!

Welcome to SummerFest on the Rio, the San Luis Valley’s way of kicking off summertime fun. This annual festival depicts extensive arts and craft talents, musical entertainment for the entire family, and a multitude of activities for the kids. Walk along the winding Rio Grande in the beautiful spacious Cole Park while contemplating something from a large variety of food and drink.

The festival takes place the first weekend in June each year. Everyone is ready to go Friday at 2:00 p.m. The food and beer garden gear up for the SummerFest’s signature concerts in the park from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Saturday proves to be a big hit with the families. The park starts buzzing at 8:00 a.m. with the annual benefit Poker Run. Vendors are all set to go at 10:00 a.m. looking forward to the community interaction. Multiple musical genres are represented on stage at the north end of the park. Music starts at 11:00 a.m. and a final amazing act winds it down by 9:30 p.m.

In order to offer the community the best quality entertainment, the festival will run Friday and Saturday only and no longer is open on Sunday.

There is no admission to the public for this event! Sponsorships and donations help support and grow this festival. Please review our sponsorship information if you are interested in being a part of the SummerFest community. We are a 501(c)3 so your contribution may be tax deductible.

There are no pets unless they are certified service animals. Emotional support animals are prohibited. Bicycles or fire arms permitted within the park during this weekend. Please keep them around the perimeter of the park or leave them at home for everyone’s safety.

Keep in mind that all of our staff is volunteering his/her time. Please thank them as you see them throughout the weekend. It is very important for the community to get involved in this event. Without volunteers this and other community events will eventually not exist. Please consider participating as a volunteer, please email your information to .