Paddle Fest 2012, once again, will be Memorial Day Weekend in Buena Vista, Colorado. The mission is to "Kick off the Paddling Season" with events for all ages and abilities. A community run event with the BV River Park as the beneficiary that so many people get to enjoy every year. Hope to see you there.
9am-5pm- On Water Educational Courses
and Pool Sessions with RMOC.
Learn all facets of kayaking from the best instructors in the world at PaddleFest. From first time paddling classes to advanced techniques, PaddleFest offers it all to you.
10am- SikMik Pump Track Competition
- Brought to you by 5.10
at the BV Pump Track at the end of E Main St. An all ages and all ability race and agility contest at the BV Pump Track (A skate park for mountain bikers).
11 am-1pm-River Surf Expo
presented by BoardWorks
-At the Buena Vista River Park ( Staircase Wave-just up from South Main.) Come learn some basic river SUP surf skills and try out the newest river surf SUP’s. This is for people with previous river SUP experience. Must have your own paddling gear. Demo boards will be provided.
11am-3pm- Whitewater Kayaking Demo Center
-Buena Vista River Park in South Main Come test the new 2012 whitewater kayaks and learn about boat design from the world’s best manufacturers at the Buena Vista River Park.
11am-4pm- SUP and Flatwater Kayaking Demo Center
- presented by BoardWorks
-At the Buena Vista Town Pond at McPhelemy Park. Come learn some basic skills and try out the best in Flat-Water Kayaking, Kayak Fishing, SUP, and Inflatable technologies.
10am-3pm- Combo Clinics
at McPhelemy Park. Intro classes and flat water paddling clinics for Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Kayak Fitness, Lake Kayaking and Kayak Fising on the BoardWorks Pond
at McPhelemy Park.
11am-4pm- Keynote Speakers-
Dry land presentations and education for those not wanting to get wet. State Highway Building, E Main St.
NOON – SUP Yoga For Paddlers
– Yoga keeps your core in shape and your body in balance. So does Paddling! Come learn how to apply fun and basic Yoga techniques on dry land and then yoga up on a SUP board. You will love how you feel after this course. Even if you did get a little wet.
Join Jenna with jalaBlu Yoga / $5.00-$8.00 Suggested ‘jala’ Donation – Location: BV Town Pond
2:00-3:30pm- SUP High Jump Competition
at the Boardworks SUP Pond
in McPhelemy Park. I say jump you say how high? A fun high jump contest on paddle boards (SUP) for all ages and abilities.
3pm-7pm- BV Pro Kayaking Finals
- Buena Vista River Park in South Main. Watch the best in the world battle it out for the BV Pro Kayaking Title. A must see event full of excitement and thrills.
- Meet at the South Main River Park at 5 pm with your boards and all your gear. A fun uphill, but short , foot race to your SUP board (which will be stashed up stream) and a Chinese downhill SUP River Race to the finish line in South Main. Cash and prizes for the winners.
12pm-9pm Happy Hour
- PaddleFest is brought to you by our title sponsor Eddyline Brewing
. Along with Deerhammer Distillery
and Vino Salida
present Riverside Happy Hour at the South Main Square. Beer, food and music and vendors at the South Main Square during the BV Pro Kayaking Competition. An all ages event.
7:30-8:30pm- River Flicks Movie Premier
at the State Highway Building. Presented by Forge Motion’s.
8:30-11 pm- TEVA Block Party
and listen to Live Music
at the BV Roastery.
Come enjoy local crafted Eddyline Beer
, Whiskey from Deerhammer Distillery
and Vino from Vino Salida
while listening to the band I’m With Her featuring Angie Stevens.