The nation’s largest paddling celebration. 


Save the Date for Paddlefest 2020 - Saturday, August 1


Supporting Outdoors For All.


The Ohio River Paddlefest is a project of Adventure Crew (formerly Outdoor Adventure Clubs), a 501-c3 non-profit organization that provides outdoor recreation opportunities to city teens in 22 high schools in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Your participation in Paddlefest supports Adventure Crew commitment to Outdoors for All.


What is Paddlefest?

The Ohio River Paddlefest is recognized as the nation’s largest paddling celebration with over 2,200 participants traveling 9 miles through downtown Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky in canoes, kayaks, and other human-powered craft.

Join us for Paddlefest on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

Paddlefest 2019 is Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare

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Meet Our Paddlefest Sponsors

Paddlefest Partners