2024 Paddling Events

Paddling Life brings you a comprehensive list of upcoming paddling events. Kayak, rafting, stand up paddle boards, whitewater, angler, retail, and river stewardship events.

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March Paddling Events

8-10 Canoecopia; Madison WI. Info: Click Here 

TBD WKC Spring Cedar River Race (downriver and slalom); Maple Valley, WA. Info:

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TBD Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival; Santa Cruz, CA. Info: Click Here  

April Paddling Events

1-6 Downriver Equipment Rafttopia Spring Kickoff Sale and Used Boat Swap. Info: Click Here

5-7 Suwannee River Paddling Festival; Suwannee, FL. Info: Click Here

TBD Nantahala Outdoor Center Spring Fling, (13077 Highway 19 W, Bryson City, NC). Info: Click Here

May Paddling Events

3-4 30th Annual Cheat River Festival; Albright, W.Va. Info: Click Here

17-24 Dominion Riverrock Two-day Festival; Richmond, VA. Info: Click Here

19 Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon; Des Plaines River, Illinois. Info: Click here

26-28 Annual WMCKA Spring Confluence; Big Blue Lake, MI. Info: Click Here

23-27 CKS Paddlefest and Buena Vista Pro Rodeo; Buena Vista, CO Info: Click Here

26-28 48th Bigfork Whitewater Festival; Bigfork, MT. Info: Click Here

TBD Hell or High Water Weekend, presented by Ottawa Paddleshack; Petawawa River, Ont. Info: Click Here

27 South Platte River Clean Up (Downriver Equipment); Denver, CO. Info: Click Here

31-2 Big Gear Show, Denver, CO. Click here

TBD Kayak Skramble (kayak relay, Folly Beach S.C info@kayakskramble.com; 

June Paddling Events

1-2 Animas River Days, Durango, CO. Info: Click Here

TBD Yampa River Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO. info: Click here:

TBD Dolores River Festival; Dolores, CO. Info: Click Here

TBD Oh Be Joyful Race; Crested Butte, CO Info: Click here

TBD Salmon la Sac Slalom and DR Races; Cle Elum River, Roslyn, WA. Info: Click Here

6-9 GoPro Mountain Games; Vail, CO, Info: Click Here

7-9 Maine Canoe Symposium;  Info: Click here

7-9 Great Reno  River Rally. Info: Click Here

TBD Taylor Downriver Race/Gunnison River Festival; Gunnison, CO. Info: Click Here

TBD 6th Annual PADDLE RUN (5.1 miles), Thomas Bull Memorial Park to Benedict Farm Park, Montgomery, NY. Click here

13-16 FiBARK Festival; Salida, CO. Info: Click Here

14-15 St. Albans Yak Fest/Tour De Coal Community River Float; St. Albans, WV Info: Click here

17-19 Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow; SLC, UT. Info: Click Here

17-21 Madawaska Canoe Centre Week of Rivers; Ontario & Quebec. Info: Click Here

TBD Sunshine State Games Canoe & Kayak Marathon; Middleburg, FL. Info: Click here:

15-21 23th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn; Schuylkill Haven, PA. Info: Click Here  

26-29 Yukon River Quest; Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Info: Click Here 

TBD Rotary of Pass Christian Paddle the Bay, 5k, Pass Christian, MS.  Info:

TBD Zoar Outdoor Demofest; Charlemont, MA Info: Click Here

29 Ridgway River Festival; Ridgway, CO. Info: Click Here

TBD Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe Race; Wisc. River, WI,
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TBD Citizens for the River; Denver, CO. Info: Click Here

July Paddling Events

26-27 Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival; Cañon City, CO. Info: Click Here

TBD Canadian National Championships; Canmore, Alberta. Info: Click Here

29-2 Madawaska Canoe Centre Week of Rivers; Ontario & Quebec. Info: Click Here

August Paddling Events

6-9 Madawaska Kanu Centre – Slalom Week; British Columbia. Info: Click Here

September Paddling Events

12-14 The Paddle Antrim Festival; Ellsworth, MI to Elk Rapids, MI Info: Click Here

TBD 15th Annual PADDLE BATTLE; Hopewell, VA. Info: Click Here.

November Paddling Events

TBD Collegiate Whitewater Festival, Index, WA Info:https: Click Here

Please contact us with information about other events to add to our calendar by emailing info@paddlinglife.net.