Schedule of Events for Paddlefest Weekend

Schedule of Events for Paddlefest Weekend 2014


 Friday, June 20

Paddlefest Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island Park, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Kids Expo is the largest environmental, nature and water safety education event for children in the Midwest and 2011 first place award winner of the OPRA (Ohio Parks and Recreation) Award for Excellence in Environmental Programs.

The Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo is free and open to the public. It is open to summer camps, individuals, summer school programs and organized groups. Kids of all ages will be able to paddle a raft on Lake Como, learn how to cast and catch fish, pet farm animals,  learn safe biking and how to camp outdoors, learn yoga, see all kinds of cool animals,  learn about water safety, nutrition, renewable energy and wildlife of the Ohio River Basin. More than 50 interactive exhibits and activities.

Saturday, June 21
Paddlefest Outdoor Expo & “Roots on the River” Music Festival at Coney Island Park, 10:00 am  to midnight. All day fun for the whole family on the banks of the Ohio.
9 a.m.- 9 p.m.: Boat drop off and registration open for all events, 8.2-mile float trip, 5 mile SUP Race & 11 mile canoe and kayak races and the Kayak Fishing Tournament.

Sunday, June 22 (NEW PADDLE DATE)
Paddle the Ohio & the Finish Line Festival presented by Gold Star Chili at Yeatman’s Cove - 6:30 a.m.-3:00  p.m.

Join 2,000 adults, children  and dogs for  America’s largest paddling event!

6:30-9 a.m.: Paddler registration and boat drop-off at Coney Island (6201 Kellogg Ave.,Cincinnati).

6:45 a.m.: Mandatory racer meeting.

7:15 a.m.: Races begin

7:45-9:00 a.m.: Paddler put-in – 8.2-Mile Float Trip (Rental boats must be picked up by 8:15 am; Final boat leaves at 9:15 am)

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Paddler Pit Stop at Schmidt Field – restrooms & drinking water available.

10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m: Finish Line Festival at Yeatman’s Cove – Live music, exhibitors, bike demos, refreshments and more.

10:30  a.m.: Racer awards presentations

12:15 p.m.:Raffle drawings in front of band tent

2:45 p.m.: Last shuttle bus leaves Public Landing  for Coney Island.