Ohio River Paddlefest

Paddlefest - boats on Landing with bridgeSAVE THE DATE!

15th Annual Ohio River Paddlefest

Saturday, August 6

Registration now open


Participate in one of America’s largest and most exciting paddling events!
You will love our new course this year.  We will start at Schmidt Field in Cincinnati’s East End and take out at the Gilday Park in Riverside.  Special thanks to our partners with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission who manage both sites.dsc_7605
Enjoy the FREE parking, easy boat drop off & pick up and the speedy shuttle bus ride back to your vehicle.
Along the new 8.9 mile course you can explore the mouths of the Licking River and the Mill Creek, paddle under 6 bridges, take in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky skyline, and enjoy the live music and refreshments at the “Halfway Celebration” on the Covington shoreline.
On-line Registration now open.  Take advantage of the early-bird discount rates!
Click here to download a mail-in registration form.
If the Coast Guard deems the waters unsafe on August 6, Paddlefest will be rescheduled for the following Saturday, August 13.
Paddlefest - Women SUP PaddlersThe Ohio River Paddlefest is being sponsored and managed this year by Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, a non-profit organization connecting inner city teens to nature and the outdoors year round.  Paddlefest proceeds will support the work of OACGC in 20 area highschools in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  For more information about Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, go to www.outdooradventureclubs.org and visit us on Facebook.



Interested in volunteering for Paddlefest 2016?  Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form!


Email address: info@ohioriverpaddlefest.org

*Note: SUP, canoe and kayak races as well as our annual Kayak Fishing Tournament have yet to be determined for this year’s Paddlefest.  Stay posted!