January 27th, 2023
Dolores Community Center

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual permit party IN PERSON this year! Get ready for a night of food, drink, fun, and entertainment with all your favorite river loving friends! Food from Absolute Bakery and Cafe, local beer from Dolores River Brewery, WildEdge, Mancos Brewing, and Telluride Brewing, cider from Fenceline, and and assortment of wines will all be available for purchase. Sales from food and drink will directly benefit DRBA. Entertainment will include: short updates on DRBA and the Dolores River, short films (TBD), and live music from Tha ‘Yoties! Kids activities and childcare will be provided. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 12 and under get in free.

Don’t forget about our amazing auction! Get great deals on boating gear, outdoor gear, trips, gift certificates, local goodies, and more! Our online auction will run from January 16th – January 27th. The auction will close at 8:30pm on January 27th. All auction items will be at the permit party for you to look at in person and available for pickup starting at 9:00pm if you are the winning bidder. We will also have a few silent auction items available for bidding at the permit party, only available to those who attend in person. Register for the online auction and browse available auction items at

Our annual permit party is DRBA’s big fundraiser for the year. All proceeds from the event support the work we do to protect and enrich the recreational and ecological values of the Dolores River through advocacy, stewardship, and education. We hope you can join us to have a great time and support the Dolores River!

Information on southwest river permits will be available at the event at the DRBA booth. You can also find this information here.