Nearly 2,000 paddlers in well over 1,100 canoes and kayaks enjoying a gorgeous morning on the mighty Ohio. Life is good in Greater Cincinnati!
Check out the Cincinnati Enquirer’s coverage – they caputred the spirt of this year’s event!
Our Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo, presented by the Hamilton County Park District, gave over 2,500 children the opportunity to paddle, fish and learn about the natural world here in their own backyard. Take a look at the video from News 5 of the Kids Expo.
Our Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival drew the biggest crowd ever to listen to great local musicians on the WNKU Music Stage, meet our vendors, get great deals at our silent auction and gear swap, and enjoy our Cincy Paddlers Rolling Contest, our Jakson Kayak Fishing Tournament and our New Richmond Cardboard Boat Race.
Special thanks to our hard working volunteers, sponsors, entertainers, vendors, and law enforcement and water safety team for making Paddlefest such a fun “pep rally” for the Ohio!
Share your experiences at the Paddlefest Facebook page. Let us know what you liked about the event. We are always looking for ways to make the Paddlefest even more fun and meaningful!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 25, 2011 for our 10th Annual Ohio River Paddlefest. Help us to once again make next year’s event the largest – and most enjoyable – float trip in America! Want to REALLY experience the Ohio? Then join us for our 3rd Annual Great Ohio River Swim on Saturday, July 24. Be the first in your family to swim across the Ohio and back (just 900 yards) on a beautiful Saturday morning with the Ohio closed to boat traffic!
Thanks so much helping us celebrate, promote and protect the Ohio River, our region’s most precious natural asset.
Brewster Rhoads, Paddlefest Chair
Teresa Lubic, Paddlefest Director
We’re posting tons of photos from the entire Paddlefest Weekend. Check out our Flickr photostream, and you may see yourself or someone you know!
View photo galleries from Cincinnati.Com for the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo and Paddlefest.
Also, read what 2010 Paddlefest participants have to say about this year’s even at Active.com. Click here to read and post your own feedback.