Charleston Outdoor Fest Set for April at James Island County Park

The Charleston Outdoor Fest is coming up on Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th at James Island County Park. This annual family-friendly event celebrates the paddlesports and outdoor recreation communities.

Celebrating nature’s playground, the two-day Charleston Outdoor Fest features a multitude of activities to explore in a festival setting. Guests can try their hand at paddlesports like kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding, in the calm waters of James Island County Park’s lake. Plus, a variety of other outdoor recreational sports will be offered for all ages and abilities. Experience a mountain biking course. Try out the sports of slack lining and archery. Scale the climbing wall. Test out the park’s disc golf course. Equipment and boats will be available and expert staff will be on hand to help everyone learn the ropes.

Kids are invited to paddle across the lake during the annual cardboard canoe race on Saturday or Sunday. Stand up paddleboarding yoga programs will take place throughout the weekend for ages 16 and up.

Activities are open for all skill levels from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

All of the excitement takes place within a fun festival atmosphere at James Island County Park. A vendor village will be on site with organizations and businesses showcasing a wide variety of products and services. Guests can enjoy live music from local bands throughout the weekend, plus food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Attendees can explore the park and its festivities free with regular James Island County Park admission ($2 per person). To take part in the recreational activities, purchase a Try It Pass for $10. Children 12 and under are $8 with an accompanying adult pass. The Try It Pass offers full access to the paddlesports and other activities on site.

Guests are encouraged to bring closed-toe shoes to participate in climbing or mountain biking, and shoes that can get wet and stay on feet in the water for the paddling programs and activities.

For more information, including schedules of activities and other details, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.

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