East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014

The popular East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival is back! The festival with something for every age and interest returns April 11-13 at James Island County Park located at 871 Riverland Drive.

Formerly known as the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival, the event features one of the country's premier showcases of canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. In 2013, the 23rd annual festival expanded to include a multitude of popular outdoor recreation activities in addition to paddling, such as mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing and disc golf.

The East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor festival will bring together enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels with world-renowned instructors and equipment manufacturers. Attendees can try out equipment, compete in races and other hands-on activities on site, and learn everything from the basics to expert skills in each sport.

After getting their fill of outdoor excitement, festival-goers can stay to enjoy tasty fare from food vendors at the park, enjoy a beverage, and listen to live music. On Friday evening, stop by the park for live music from popular Charleston band Sol Driven Train.

Anyone who enjoys being active in the great outdoors will find something exciting at the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival, running all day Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13 at James Island County Park. Park admission starts at $1 per person. To try out activities, get the “Try It” pass for $10. Or, register for a full-day or full-weekend pass to experience all of the classes, demos and much more.

Volunteers are also being recruited to help at this festival! For more information on volunteering for this and other Charleston County Parks' events, call 843-795-4386 or email eguerrero@ccprc.com.

For a full event schedule and to register, visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com/outdoorfest or call 843-795-4386.

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