Bring your family and friends to this fun event! The only cost is the fees to enter the park. Come dressed to get wet, because from 8am to 5pm the event will have all sorts of paddlecraft you can try out and enjoy in Fireman;’s Cove. There will be paddling demos, contest, live music, food for sale, and other fun activities. Clothes that can get wet and water shoes are recommended. Life vest must be worn at the event when on the water. You may bring your own life vest (recommended), or the event will have loaner life vest at the loaner life vest fitting station. Bring cash for food and come enjoy a fun filled day on the water. There will be sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks, canoes, rafts, Hobie pedel kayaks and other paddle craft for you to tryout. It’s a blast, so don’t miss this event!
Here is the Activity Schedule:
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
PADDLE FEST 2019
SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH 8AM - 5PM
North entrance to Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Fireman’s Cove.
7pm Friday evening paddle clubs presentation: Adventures and Lessons learned over 1700 miles, One Paddle Stroke at a Time
6:00AM Motorless Fishing Derby at Lake Pleasant – Call Brian or Dallas for Details
Sign-in starts at 5:30am and begins around 6pm. Sign-in/start is at Fireman's Cove. Derby last for about six hours. For details go to: https://www.lowergear.com/kayak-fishing-tournaments. Brian Soefje 480-297-9590 or Dallas Shewmaker 480-348-8917.
Photo Contest (Sun-up to 4PM) See Stage for details! (Dave - Paddle AZ)
8AM - 5PM “TRY OUT A PADDLE CRAFT” ALL DAY 8AM – 5PM
See shoreline booths for free demo rides on kayaks, canoes, Hobie pedal craft, stand up paddleboards, and rafts. You must stay inside Fireman’s Cove with demo paddle craft, and there is a ½ hour limit use per each paddle craft.
Start of the “Build-a-Boat” Contest – A very fun activity! (Adventure Encounter/South by Southwest Adventures) Teams make a boat out of provided materials anytime between 8am and 2pm, and then one member has to paddle it against the competition at 3pm, great fun!
9AM - 5PM *****MUSIC by DARRON WESTON AND THE GANG***** On Stage throughout day (darrontheguitarguy.com)
9AM Kayak Paddle Tour around Helm Island (Desert Breeze)
9:30AM Locomotion Race #1 – A hoot! (Adventure Encounter/South by Southwest Adventures)
10:00AM DARING ADVENTURES POKER PADDLE – Help and have fun! (Daring Adventures)
Chip in and help Daring Adventures Program which supports people with disabilities through kayaking and other outdoor adventure opportunities.
10:30AM SUP Yoga Demo Class (Desert Lotus Paddle Boards)
How to Plan a Kayaking Expedition (BOW South Expeditions)
11:00AM Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga (45 min) – Try it! (No Snow SUP)
11:30AM Locomotion Race #2 – Crazy fun! (Adventure Encounter/South by Southwest Adventures)
NOON Scavenger Hunt Paddle – A funny challenge! (Lake Pleasant Regional Park)
How to Prep and Pack Food for a Kayak Camping Trip (BOW South Expeditions)
1:00PM Father-son & Mother-daughter kayak races (Adventure Encounter/South by Southwest Adventures)
1:30PM SUP Yoga demo class (Desert Lotus Paddle Boards)
2:00PM Locomotion Race #3 – Last chance! (Adventure Encounter/South by Southwest Adventures)
2:30PM Kayak Paddle Tour around Helm Island (Desert Breeze)
3:00PM THE FUN “BUILD-A-BOAT” RACES! (Adventure Encounter/South by Southwest Adventures)
3:30PM Stand Up Paddle Board Fitness and Yoga – Feel the burn! (River Bound Sports)
4:00PM Portage Paddle Race – Teams of two tests their grit! (Lake Pleasant Regional Park)
4:30PM RACING WITH RAFTS ((Adventure Encounter/South by Southwest Adventures)
5:00PM All Demo Paddle Craft must return to shore.
7pm Saturday evening paddle clubs presentation: Paddle It Forward, Inspiring Youth through Paddle Sports
PADDLE FEST BOOTHS & SPONSORS
ABILITY 360 SPORTS & FITNESS CENTER
ADVENTURE ENCOUNTER – SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST ADVENTURES – KAYAK & PADDLEBOARD RENTALS, GUIDED TRIPS & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION (ACA) – PADDLE SPORTS SAFETY, EDUCATION & TRAINING
ARIZONA GAME & FISH DEPARTMENT PADDLE SPORTS & SAFETY EDUCATION
ARIZONA MOMENTS – AREA ADVENTURE & HISTORY
BOW SOUTH EXPEDITIONS
COSTA SUNGLASSES – SEE YOUR ADVENTURES MORE CLEARLY
DARING ADVENTURES - ADVENTURES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
DARRON WESTON GUITAR ENTERTAINMENT (darrontheguitarguy.com)
DESERT BREEZE KAYAKING TOURS
DESERT LOTUS PADDLE BOARDS – RENTALS & YOGA
DESERT MOUNTAIN PADDLERS MEETUP
DESERT RIVER KAYAK OUTFITTERS – PADDLE TRIPS, KAYAKS & PADDLE BOARDS
GO PADDLE AZ “SUP AND KAYAK LAKE PLEASANT” RENTALS, TOURS, LESSONS, SUP YOGA, FITNESS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
JUST ADD WATER PADDLERS MEETUP
KAYAK ARIZONA MEET UP – WE LUV TO YAK!
LOWERGEAR OUTDOORS – YOUR HOBIE KAYAK DEALER, KAYAK RENTALS & PADDLE GEAR
LUV 2 STAND UP PADDLE – SALES AND TOURS
MARICOPA COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT PADDLING PROGRAM
NO SNOW STAND UP PADDLE BOARD SHOP – RENTALS, SALES, TOURS, SUP YOGA & LESSONS
OLD TOWN CANOES AND KAYAKS – HELPING YOU FIND YOUR ADVENTURE
PADDLE ARIZONA MEETUP
PHOENIX KAYAK CLUB MEETUP
RIVERBOUND SPORTS PADDLE COMPANY – PADDLE BOARDS, INFLATABLE KAYAKS, RENTALS, SALES, LESSONS, PADDLEBOARD FITNESS & YOGA CLASSES, TOURS
RIVERPROOF – NRS DEALER WITH SALES, RENTALS AND REPAIRS. WE CARRY MARAVIA AND AIRE RAFTS AS WELL AS JACK’S PLASTIC GEAR.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA PADDLERS CLUB
U. S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY – BOATING & PADDLING SAFETY