May 31 - June 2, 2024
Alamosa, CO

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 4:00 p.m. The food and beer garden gear up for the SummerFest’s signature concerts in the park from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Saturday proves to be a big hit with the families. 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.

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 allowed unless they are certified service animals. Emotional support animals, bicycles and firearms prohibited 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 .