Canoe and kayak show 2022

Canoe and kayak show 2022

Paddling Life brings you a comprehensive list of upcoming paddling events. Kayak, rafting, stand up paddle boards, whitewater, angler, retail, and river stewardship events.

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Upcoming (Late Summer/Fall 2022)


2-3 The Big Gear Show; Park City, UT. Info: Click Here

6 American Whitewater Deerfield River Festival; Charlemont, MA. Info: Click Here

6 Ohio River Paddlefest; Cincinnati, OH. Info: Click Here.

16-20 Madawaska Kanu Centre – Week of Rivers; British Columbia. Info: Click Here

27 Gore Fest; Kremmling, CO. Info: Click Here


16-18 American Whitewater Gauley River Festival; Summersville, WV. Info: Click Here

23-25 32nd Annual Feather River Festival, Feather River, CA. Info: Click Here

24-25 Moose Fest, Moose River; Old Forge, NY. Info: Click Here


1-11 Great Alabama 650 (World’s longest annual paddle race); Centre, AL. Info: Click here

7-16 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival; Sanibel/Fort Meyers, FL. Info: Click Here

22 PADDLE THE PASCAGOULA (11-mile race), Pascagoula, MS (Little River Marina). Info: Click Here


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5 27th Annual Green River Race; Asheville, NC. Info: Click Here

Upcoming (and to be Updated for 2023)


12-14 Canoecopia; Madison WI. Info: Click Here

21-22 WKC Spring Cedar River Race (downriver and slalom); Maple Valley, WA. Info: Click Here

26-28 East Coast Paddlesports Symposium; Charleston, SC. Info: Click Here

26-29 Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival; Santa Cruz, CA. Info: Click Here

27-28 Spring Cedar River Races Cedar Rivers at Landsburg Park; King County, WA. Info: Click Here


3-5 Downriver Equipment Rafttopia Spring Kickoff Sale and Used Boat Swap. Info: Click Here

2-4 Suwannee River Paddling Festival; Suwannee, FL. Info: Click Here

TBD American Whitewater’s 25th Annual French Broad River Fest; Hot Springs, NC. Info: Click Here


1-3 Annual WMCKA Spring Confluence; Big Blue Lake, MI. Info: Click Here

8-9 Reno Whitewater Festival. Info: Click Here

21-23 Dominion Riverrock Two-day Festival; Richmond, VA. Info: Click Here

23 Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon; Des Plaines River, Illinois. Info: Click here

28-31 CKS Paddlefest and Buena Vista Pro Rodeo; Buena Vista, CO Info: Click Here

29-31 46th Bigfork Whitewater Festival; Bigfork, MT. Info: Click Here

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TBD Lyons Outdoor Games and Burning Can Fest; Lyons, CO. Info: Click Here

TBD The Golden Games; Glenwood Springs, CO. Info:

TBD Down River Equipment Rendezvous on the Ark. Info: Click Here

TBD Hell or High Water Weekend, presented by Ottawa Paddleshack; Petawawa River, Ont. Info: Click Here

TBD South Platte River Clean Up (Downriver Equipment); Denver, CO. Info: Click Here

TBD 27th Annual Cheat River Festival; Albright, W.Va. Info: Click Here

TBD Chattahoochee Valley River Rally; Georgia. Info: Click Here

TBD The Northwest Paddling Festival; Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah, WA Info: Click Here


2-5 Animas River Days, Durango, CO. Info: Click Here

3-5 Yampa River Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO. info: Click here:

4 Dolores River Festival; Dolores, CO. Info: Click Here

4 Oh Be Joyful Race; Crested Butte, CO Info: Click here

4-5 Salmon la Sac Slalom and DR Races; Cle Elum River, Roslyn, WA. Info: Click Here

TBD Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow; Denver, CO. Info: Click Here

May 30-June 3, 13-17, Sep 5-9 Madawaska Canoe Centre Week of Rivers; Ontario & Quebec. Info: Click Here

10-12 Gunnison River Festival; Gunnison, CO. Info: Click Here

11 35th Maine Canoe Symposium; Info: Click here

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7-12 GoPro Mountain Games; Vail, CO, Info: Click Here

12 Sunshine State Games Canoe & Kayak Marathon; Middleburg, FL. Info: Click here:

16-19 FiBARK Festival; Salida, CO. Info: Click Here

17-18 St. Albans Yak Fest/Tour De Coal Community River Float; St. Albans, WV Info: Click here

18-24 22th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn; Schuylkill Haven, PA. Info: Click Here

19 40th Annual Outdoors Inc Canoe & Kayak Race; Memphis, TN. Cancelled for 2022. Info: Click Here

22-25 Yukon River Quest; Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Info: Click Here

24-26 Zoar Outdoor Demofest; Charlemont, MA Info: Click Here

25 Ridgway River Festival; Ridgway, CO. Info: Click Here

25 Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe Race; Wisc. River, WI, Info: Click Here

TBD Citizens for the River; Denver, CO. Info: Click Here


9 Rotary of Pass Christian Paddle the Bay 5k, Pass Christian, MS. Info link: Rotary of Pass Christian Paddle the Bay 5K (

22-23 Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival; Cañon City, CO. Info: Click Here

25-29 Madawaska Kanu Centre – Slalom Week; British Columbia. Info: Click Here

30-7 Canadian National Championships; Canmore, Alberta. Info: Click Here

Please contact us with information about other events to add to our calendar by emailing [email protected]

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