Pueblo Riverwalk

Pueblo Riverwalk

The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (HARP) is a 32 acre urban waterfront experience open to the public daily. The Riverwalk returned the river to its historic location in the heart of downtown Pueblo, after being diverted in the 1920s due to a devastating flood that destroyed much of Pueblo. The Riverwalk’s current location serves the community by revitalizing a segment of the downtown area that was previously unsightly and unusable. This urban development transforms the community and has been vital in attracting new businesses, thereby helping to stabilize the economic base of the city.

The Arkansas River has been the lifeblood of Pueblo for over 300 years. Native Americans followed the river for hunting and trapping. Early settlers came as sheepherders and cattlemen. Agriculture blossomed in Pueblo’s warmer climate and the steel industry used the bountiful water resources to build a massive manufacturing center. Four nations have claimed ownership over the Arkansas River at the current location of the Riverwalk; Mexico, Spain, France and the Republic of Texas

Yearly Riverwalk Events

Boat Opening

Annual Riverwalk May event

May 1-3, 2015

Don't forget that Happy Hour Cruises start the first Friday in May and run every Friday and Saturday until the end of August from 5pm-10pm.

Live entertainment will be featured weekly. Come join the Boat Crew at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo for a great kick-off to the summer season.

$2 Boat Rides, for Excursion Boats and half off Pedal Boat rides, and don't forget Happy Hour Drink specials all weekend!!

Boats, Bands and BBQ presented by Loaf 'N Jug

June 5th and 6th 2015


 The Loaf 'N Jug Boats, Bands and BBQ is the premiere summer event on the Riverwalk. With great food, live music and a festival-type atmosphere, this is one experience your family is sure to enjoy. There is a hot wing eating contest, kids fun zone, and live music. The highlight of the event is a full fledged Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned cook-off competition that is sure to please the seasoned BBQ connoisseur and first time taste tester alike!

Rollin' on the Riverwalk


 The Riverwalk presents the biggest 4th of July show in Southern Colorado.  This is a once a year performance that you don't want to miss as the Riverwalk teams up with Pueblo Symphony Orchestra.  The event concludes with an epic fireworks display, sure to delight all ages.

2013 Rollin on the Riverwalk- The Riverwalk 4th of July Celebration 

Holiday Lighting Extravaganza  

Annual Riverwalk event in November

November 27, 2014

Holidays officially arrive in Pueblo with the 13th annual Holiday lighting extravaganza presented by Loaf and Jug. On November 29, 2013 starting at 5:00 pm, come down to the Welcome Center for hot chocolate, boat rides and SANTA!!! Fireworks will light up the sky around 7:30 pm.



2012 Holiday Lighting

2012 Holiday Lighting

Call (719) 595-0242 for more information about all of our events!