Paddlefest is a celebration of the Slave River, one of the world’s best lesser-known whitewater paddling destinations. In Fort Smith, we are blessed to have access to this beautiful and mighty river, where pelicans and paddlers of all skill levels come to play in the world-class whitewater for the August long weekend.
Paddlefest includes all kinds of fun events like flat-water canoe races (tandem and voyageur), guided hikes, kids paddling games, whitewater kayak rodeos and races (beginner and advanced), stand-up paddleboard jousting, a beach-themed party, awards dinners, amazing food, and more!
2019 Paddlefest Dates
August 2nd – 5th
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