Monday, January 21, 2013

East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival

The popular East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival is expanding to include a variety of outdoor activities! The event, now called the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival, will be on April 19-21 at James Island County Park, and will feature a multitude of popular outside activities in addition to paddling.

Continuing as one of the premier paddlesports events on the Atlantic Coast, the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival will feature other recreation-related activities in addition to its showcase of kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding. The festival will bring together enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels with world-renowned instructors and equipment manufacturers. Watch a slack line demonstration and try it out yourself. Learn about Leave No Trace ethics and ways you can be a good steward to the environment while camping or spending time outdoors. Hear about the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission's adaptive recreation programs tailored to individuals with disabilities. Try out mountain biking, archery, skateboarding and disc golf. Scale the park’s portable climbing wall or high ropes course. The event will also feature awe-inspiring demonstrations by the Gibbon Slack Line Team.

After getting your fill of outdoor excitement, attendees will be able to enjoy tasty fare from food vendors on site at the park, as well as beverages including beer. Stay tuned to their website for more information and an event schedule.

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