The Pagosa Springs Chamber’s Winterfest event is an activity-packed weekend for the whole family here in Pagosa! There are great activities planned, such as the hot air balloon mass ascensions, sled races, fat bike races, the ever popular Penguin Plunge, and much more! Read below for detailed information of events and to download registration forms. Come join the fun!
Saturday, February 3rd
All Events Are Weather Contingent!
Downtown Pagosa Springs by the San Juan River. Enjoy the spectacular winter view as balloons fill the sky.
Fat Bike Race-9:00am For all you hard-core cyclers or “newbies”. The event will begin in Yamaguchi Park on 5th St. with registration beginning at 8:30am and the race beginning at 9am. Attendees can enjoy a 6K, 12K and Kids Fun Ride. The event is hosted by Pagosa Mountain Sports to benefit the Dust 2 group helping to put single track trails in Pagosa Springs. Registration is only $10 and you can also rent a fat bike for $10. Bikes will be available for rent at the race site. After the race, there will also be demo opportunities again for only $10. This is a fun activity for the whole family!
CLICK HERE to register!
2nd Annual Barkus Parade Get out your creativity and join the Lost Cajun for the 2nd Annual Barkus Parade in downtown Pagosa Springs. Beginning at Town Park at 11am, the parade will feature fabulous pet costumes on the Riverwalk and down main street! Make a donation of at least $10 and get a free cup of gumbo. All proceeds go directly to the Humane Society. Prizes will be given for the best costumes.
9th Annual Penguin Plunge. Pre-Registration: 12:00pm, Plunge: 1:00pm. Location: Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, 105 Hot Springs Blvd. Watch brave souls plunge into the San Juan River to benefit local charities, while enjoying the view from the San Juan River Walk.
CLICK HERE for the 2018 Penguin Plunge Registration Form.
Sledz on Rez-Build it. Ride it. Wreck it. This exciting sled race, sponsored by the YPOPS (Young Professionals of Pagosa Springs), will be held at Reservoir Hill. Registration will begin at 2:00pm, and the race begins at 2:30pm. CLICK HERE to register!
Sunday, February 4th
Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension–8:00am.
Once again, see the balloons fill the winter sky, this time over the Pagosa Lakes area. Grab a cup of coffee or cocoa, and come enjoy the spectacular view!
CLICK HERE for Balloon pilot application.