June 20 - 22, 2013
The Ohio River Way Paddlefest is the largest canoe and kayak paddling event in America with over 2,200 paddlers. The weekend kicks off with the Kids Outdoor Action Expo on Thursday, the Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival on Friday and Paddle the Ohio on Saturday.
Paddlefest Weekend begins on Thursday, June 20 with the new and improved Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo! This year’s expo will be divided into 4 villages that include Let’s Move, Let’s Explore, Let’s Go Green and Let’s Splash! Kids can learn about everything from fishing to paddling to Zumba, Tai Chi, recycling, water safety, bike safety, gardening and much more!
On Friday, June 21, the Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival takes place in Parker's Grove. Listen to live music from five great bands and enjoy other activities such as the kayak fishing contest, cardboard boat races, Mini Dragon Boat Races, silent auction, ACA SmartStart kayak lessons, all-day boat demos, Outdoor Gear Market & Vendor Fair, Gear Swap & Flea Market and more. Register for Saturday's Paddle the Ohio and store your boat overnight at the secure "boat check" area.
Paddle the Ohio on Saturday, June 22 on the 8.2 mile float trip, 11 mile Amateur race or the 14 mile Pro race. While paddling down river, enjoy live music, water stops and the camaraderie of other paddlers. At the end of the paddle don't forget to stop by the Finish Line Festival at Yeatman's Cove for even more fun.