2020 Paddling Events


13-15 Canoecopia; Madison, WI, Rutabaga.com, 1-800-472-3353

10-11 WKC Spring Cedar River Race
(downriver and slalom), Maple Valley, WA. Info:
theleague@nwwhitewater.org; www.nwwhitewater.org

26-29 Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival; Santa Cruz, CA, 831-425-4887; santacruzpaddlefest.com

24-25 Riverhouse Slalom, Deschutes River, Bend, OR www.nwwhitewater.org


6-8 Downriver Equipment Rafttopia Spring Kickoff Sale and Used Boat Swap, 303-467-9489, www.downriverequip.com

6-8 Suwannee River Paddling Festival, Suwannee/Withlacoochee Rivers,
352-377-8342, www.paddleflorida.org http://paddleflorida.org/

7-8 Bull Run Slalom, Sandy, OR www.nwwhitewater.org

21-22 East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival; Charleston, SC, Click Here

21-22 Rich Weiss Slalom, Chilliwack River, Chilliwack, BC www.nwwhitewater.org

28 NOC Spring Fling, Bryson City, NC. Info: Click Here

28 South Platte River Clean Up (Downriver Equipment), 303-467-9489, www.downriverequip.com


4-6 American Whitewater’s 21st Annual French Broad River Fest, Hot Springs, NC www.frenchbroadriverfestival.com

4-5 24th Annual Cheat River Festival, Albright, W.Va. www.cheat.org

5 Chattahoochee Valley River Rally, Georgia.
Click Here

11-12 The Northwest Paddling Festival; Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah, WA The Northwest Paddling Festival

12-13 Hell or High Water Weekend, presented by Ottawa Paddleshack. Largest whitewater event in Canada, on Petawawa River, Ont.

12-13 Reno Whitewater Festival. Click Here

18-20: Down River Equipment Rendezvous on the Ark, 303-467-9489, www.downriverequip.com

18-20 Dominion Riverrock, Richmond, Va. Two-day festival, featuring music, running, biking, boatercross and kayak big air events. Click Here

18-20 The Golden Games, Clear Creek, Golden, CO. www.thegoldengames.com

17 Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon, Des Plaines River, Illinois. Choice of 18.5 mile Marathon or 5.25 mile Minithon, with music & food at the takeout; www.canoemarathon.com; info@canoemarathon.com; 847-604-2445

27-28 Puntledge River Paddle Festival; Vancouver Island Canada
Click Here

25-28 CKS Paddlefest and Buena Vista Pro Rodeo; Buena Vista, CO
Click Here

25-28 29th Annual WMCKA Symposium; Big Blue Lake, MI, Click Here

25-27 43rd Bigfork Whitewater Festival, Bigfork, MT. www.bigforkwhitewaterfestival.com


1-2 Lyons Outdoor Games; Lyons CO
Click Here

1-3 Yampa River Festival/SUP Cup/Creek Race; Steamboat Springs, CO; Brought to you by Steamboat in the Summertime. www.friendsoftheyampa.com

2 Animas River Days, Durango, CO. www.animasriverdays.org

2 Dolores River Festival, Dolores, CO. http://www.doloresriverfestival.com/

2-3 Salmon la Sac Slalom, Cle Elum River, Roslyn, WA www.nwwhitewater.org

2-8 20th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn; 113 miles from Schuylkill Haven, PA, to Philadelphia’s Boat House Row. Info: Click Here

4-8 Week of Rivers, Ontario & Quebec, Madawaska Canoe Centre, Info: paddle@owl-mkc.ca, (613) 756-3620, http://owl-mkc.ca/mkc/event/canadian-shield-week-of-rivers/

6-10 GoPro Mountain Games; Vail,CO, Click Here

8-10 Maine Canoe Symposium; (207) 778-0853, www.mainecanoesyposium.com

14-17 FiBARK Festival; Salida, CO. Info: Click Here

15-16 St. Albans Yak Fest/Tour De Coal Community River Float; St. Albans, W. Va. Info: 304-546-0785/304-419-4417

16 Oh Be Joyful Race, Crested Butte, CO https://www.facebook.com/events/1511581385619912/

23 Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe Race, Wisc. River, WI, 26 miles.
Click Here

16 36th Annual Outdoors Inc Canoe & Kayak Race, Memphis, TN. Largest Canoe and Kayak Race in the Southeast. Click Here

22-23 Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival, Cañon City, CO

22-24 Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison, CO. www.gunnisonriverfestival.com

23 South Platte River Festival. Denver, CO

25-29 Week of Rivers, Ontario & Quebec, Madawaska Canoe Centre, Info: paddle@owl-mkc.ca, (613) 756-3620, http://owl-mkc.ca/mkc/event/canadian-shield-week-of-rivers/

29-July 1 Zoar Outdoor Demofest; Charlemont, MA
Click Here

27-July 1 Yukon River Quest, 460 miles from Whitehorse to Dawson City.
Click Here

30 Ridgway River Fest, Ridgway, CO

30-1 American Whitewater Deerfield River Festival, Charlemont, MA Click Here


13-15 Whitewater Triple Crown, Tariffville Gorge, Tariffville, CT. Info: Click Here

21 Eppie’s Great race, Sacramento River, CA. Distances: 5.82 Mile Run, 12.5 Mile Cycle, 6.35-mile Paddle. www.eppiesgreatrace.org

23-26 Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow, Salt Lake City, Utah. www.outdoorretailer.com

23-27 Week of Rivers with Katrina in British Columbia,  Madawaska Kanu Centre, Info: paddle@owl-mkc.ca, (613) 756-3620, http://owl-mkc.ca/mkc/event/kayak-slalom-camp/http://owl-mkc.ca/mkc/event/kayak-slalom-camp/
July. 30- Aug. 5 Canadian National Championships, Canoe Meadows, Kananaskis, Canmore, Alberta http://www.albertawhitewater.ca/



4 17th Annual Ohio River Paddlefest www.OhioRiverPaddlefest.org.

6-10 Slalom Week for both kayak and canoeists, Madawaska Kanu Centre, Info: paddle@owl-mkc.ca, (613) 756-3620, http://owl-mkc.ca/mkc/event/kayak-slalom-camp/

10-11 Bailey Fest, Bailey Canyon, N. Fork S. Platte, CO. Click Here

11-12 Payette Slalom Races (Cass V and III slalom), Banks, ID,
tren@cascaderaft.com, chad@cascaderaft.com


25-26 Roaring River Slalom, Clackamas River, Estacada, OR www.nwwhitewater.org

24-25 Gore Fest, Kremmling CO. Info: Click Here

25-26 Potomac Whitewater Festival/Great Falls Race; Potomac river Washington DC

27-30 Paddlesports Retailer, Oklahoma City, OK. https://www.paddlesportsretailer.com/


13-16 American Whitewater Gauley River Festival; Summersville, WV
Click Here

21-23 22nd Annual Feather River Festival, Feather River, CA



13 Moose Fest, Moose River, Old Forge, NY. Info: https://www.facebook.com/MooseRiverFestival/

13-14 Mamquam Race, BC Championships, Mamqaum, BC, ccekayakcoach@gmail.com


1-4 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, Sanibel/FT. Meyers, Fla.
Races, events, and more. Click Here

3 Green River Race, Asheville, NC. https://greenrace.us/https://greenrace.us/

10-11 WKC Fall Cedar Whitewater Races, Maple Valley, WA, joeyyeaple@hotmail.com
24-25 Bull Run Fall Race, Sandy, OR, johnsoda7@gmail.com



1 Deception Pass Dash. The northwest’s premiere paddlesports race,
6 miles through swirling waters of Deception Pass. Click Here

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