The Largest Paddling Event In The Nation, The Ohio River Paddlefest Is A Not-To-Be-Missed Summer Event

Mark your calendars! The annual Ohio River Paddlefest is scheduled for the first weekend in August and promises to be nothing short of epic. The largest festival of its kind in the U.S., the Ohio River Paddlefest is a celebration of paddlesports and the mighty Ohio River. An estimated 2,000+ participants will paddle their way through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, a spectacle that you won’t want to miss. So whether you’re paddling or just observing, you’re bound to enjoy this exciting summer event.

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This year’s event is scheduled for August 7, 2021. What are your thoughts on this iconic river festival in Ohio? Have you ever attended before? If so, we’d love to hear all about your paddling adventures! For more information, you can visit the official website or follow the Ohio River Paddlefest on Facebook.

Address: Cincinnati, OH, USA