Illinois August 07, 2018
The Epic Float Trip Down The Country’s Largest River That Starts In Illinois
Get excited for a wild summer event that everyone in Illinois needs to see. Taking place on the Mississippi River, there will be an epic float trip of kayaks and other paddlesport boats making the annual journey down the river.
There’s nothing in the world quite like this amazing attraction. Scroll on for more details.
Taking place August 18, 2018 is a gigantic journey of rafts, canoes, and kayaks that will fill the Mississippi River from Davenport, Iowa to Rock Island, Illinois.
Beginning around 7 a.m., boats can take off from various ports along the river, including two in Moline. The other docks are in Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa.
Floatzilla is the largest paddlesport festival in the nation, and each year, it aims to beat its previous record. This year, it is also trying to beat the World Record for the largest connected raft of kayaks and canoes, which is currently set at 3,150 boats.
Each year, thousands of people from across the nation come to experience a grand boating adventure that is free of commercial barge traffic and packed with immaculate views and family-friendly fun.
No matter where you begin this epic float trip, all boats end up in Rock Island in Lake Potter at Sunset Park where there will be food and music to celebrate.
Registration is currently open and costs $25 through August 15, 2018, after which the price will increase to $30. If you do not have your own boat, outfitters will be on hand to set you up.
Learn more about Floatzilla on its
Facebook page or website, where you can also register.
For more fun on this massive river, check out these
10 exciting adventures you can take along the Mississippi River in Illinois.
If you’ve ever been on this epic float trip, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.