The 14th Annual
Gila River Festival
The Gila Conservation Coalition hosts the 14th annual Gila River Festival “Celebrating 50 Years of Wild & Scenic Rivers” September 20-23, 2018 in Silver City, NM, the Gila National Forest and along the Gila River.
This year's festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Featuring hands-on activities designed to foster a deeper intimacy with the Gila River, the four-day event includes river outings, field trips, workshops, and more.
Speakers include writers Phil Connors, Tim Palmer, and Melissa Sevigny and filmmaker Tony Estrada. Keynote speaker is Senator Tom Udall (invited).
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Silver City, NM
The Gila River Festival is based in Silver City, New Mexico, the gateway to the Gila Wilderness -- America's first wilderness area. A variety of expert-guided field trips will be offered to bring you unforgettable experiences of the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest and the Gila River, New Mexico's last wild river. Silver City has a vibrant historic downtown and thriving art community.
A wide variety of lodging options is available.
THANK YOU! to our sponsors whose financial contributions make the Gila River Festival possible!
Photographs: Stephen Dorn, Jay Hemphill, Maddy Alfero, Allyson Siwik, Diana Molina,
Mark Watson, Zoe Wolfe, Mike Fugagli.