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10th Annual Lake Pleasant Paddlefest Event

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Saturday, April 06, 2019
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Morristown, AZ 85342

(602) 506-2930 ext. 2

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

Activity Schedule

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

 

 
 
 
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