2021 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.

Don’t forget to support your local paddling shop while attending the events.

Please contact local event organizers for COVID-19 protocols 

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12-14 Canoecopia; Madison WI. Info: Click Here VIRTURAL

21-22 WKC Spring Cedar River Race (downriver and slalom); Maple Valley, WA. Info:

26-28 East Coast Paddlesports Symposium; Charleston, SC. Info: Click Here CANCELLED

26-29 Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival; Santa Cruz, CA. Info: Click Here CANCELLED 

27-28 Spring Cedar River Races Cedar Rivers at Landsburg Park; King County, WA. Info: Click Here


3-5 Downriver Equipment Rafttopia Spring Kickoff Sale and Used Boat Swap. Info: Click Here VIRTUAL

2-4 Suwannee River Paddling Festival; Suwannee, FL. Info: Click Here

26-30 NOC Wildwaters Worlds; Bryson City, NC. Info: Click Here CANCELLED

TBD American Whitewater’s 24th Annual French Broad River Fest; Hot Springs, NC. Info: Click Here


1-3 Annual WMCKA Spring Confluence; Big Blue Lake, MI. Info: Click Here CANCELLED

8-9 Reno Whitewater Festival. Info: Click Here

21-23 Dominion Riverrock Two-day Festival; Richmond, VA. Info: Click Here

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

28-31 CKS Paddlefest and Buena Vista Pro Rodeo; Buena Vista, CO Info: Click Here

29-31 46th Bigfork Whitewater Festival; Bigfork, MT. Info: Click Here

TBD Lyons Outdoor Games and Burning Can Fest; Lyons, CO. Info: Click Here

TBD The Golden Games; Glenwood Springs, CO. Info: www.thegoldengames.com

TBD Down River Equipment Rendezvous on the Ark. Info: Click Here

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

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

TBD 27th Annual Cheat River Festival; Albright, W.Va. Info: Click Here

TBD Chattahoochee Valley River Rally; Georgia. Info: Click Here

TBD The Northwest Paddling Festival; Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah, WA Info: Click Here


3-5 Animas River Days, Durango, CO. Info: Click Here

4-5 Yampa River Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO. info: Click here:

5-6 Salmon la Sac Slalom and DR Races; Cle Elum River, Roslyn, WA. Info: Click Here

1-5, 8-12, 29-July 3 Madawaska Canoe Centre Week of Rivers; Ontario & Quebec. Info: Click Here

10-13 GoPro Mountain Games; Vail, CO, Info: Click Here

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

17-20 FiBARK Festival; Salida, CO. Info: Click Here

19 39th Annual Outdoors Inc Canoe & Kayak Race; Memphis, TN. Info: Click Here

23-26 Yukon River Quest; Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Info: Click Here

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

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

17-20 FiBARK Festival; Salida, CO. Info: Click Here

TBD 35th Maine Canoe Symposium;  Info: Click here

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

TBD American Whitewater Deerfield River Festival; Charlemont, MA. Info: Click Here

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

TBD Citizens for the River; Denver, CO. Info: Click Here

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

TBD 22th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn; Schuylkill Haven, PA. Info: Click Here  CANCELLED

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

TBD Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe Race; Wisc. River, WI,
Info: Click Here 


10 Rotary of Pass Christian Paddle the Bay 5k, Pass Christian, MS.  Info link:  Rotary of Pass Christian Paddle the Bay 5K (gofundme.com)

12-16 Madawaska Kanu Centre – Slalom Week; British Columbia. Info: Click Here

TBD Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival; Cañon City, CO. Info: Click Here


3-5 The Big Gear Show; Park City, UT. Info: Click Here

7 Ohio River Paddlefest; Cincinnati, OH. Info: www.OhioRiverPaddlefest.org.

10-12 Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow; Denver, CO. Info: Click Here

16-20 Madawaska Kanu Centre – Week of Rivers; British Columbia. Info: Click Here

TBD Gore Fest; Kremmling, CO. Info: Click Here

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


TBD American Whitewater Gauley River Festival; Summersville, WV. Info: Click Here

TBD 24nd Annual Feather River Festival, Feather River, CA. Info: Click Here


TBD Moose Fest, Moose River; Old Forge, NY. Info: Click Here


26th Annual Green River Race; Asheville, NC. Info: Click Here

6-7 WKC Fall Cedar Whitewater Races; Maple Valley, WA. Info: Click Here
TBD Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival; Sanibel/Fort Meyers, FL. Info: Click Here


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