The 28th annual Charleston Outdoor Festival will return to the James Island County Park from Saturday, April 21st to Sunday, April 22nd.
The festival brings together enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels to celebrate paddlesports and the outdoor recreation community. The event features showcases for canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and includes many outdoor recreation activities like mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing, and disc golf.
Featured areas and events include:
- The Try It Zone
- Attendees can purchase a Try It pass and experience an archery range, a bike obstacle course, a mountain bike short track, the Challenge Zone (activities and brain teasers), disc golf, climbing, and the slackline course. Plus, Try It passholders can demo sea kayaks, SUPs and canoes. Kids are encouraged to take part in Sunday’s cardboard canoe race.
- East Coast Paddlesports Symposium
- he symposium is a three-day immersion in the history, technique, hands-on experience, and fun of kayaking, canoeing, SUP and other paddlesports topics. Participants can sign up for classroom presentations and on-water classes from the world’s top instructors in dozens of topics. Programs range from beginner to expert-level skills classes, including sessions on topics like birding by boat, kayak rolling, backcountry cooking, fishing, photography and much more.
- Vendor Village
- Leading manufacturers and outfitters exhibit a wide variety of products in the Vendor Village. Here, you can try out boats and equipment, talk with vendors, and get a chance to try before buying
For more information, including schedules or to register for symposium classes and other programs, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.