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Kish Paddlefest-paddle cancelled; live music & food still on

  • 2017-07-29
  • 8:30 AM
  • 6802 42nd St., Rockford, IL


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  July 29, 2017
Leader:  Darrel Grove
Location:  meet at Kishwaukee Paddle Fest
Skill Level:  beginner
Category:  paddling

7-28-17 High water update

Water on the Kiswaukee River is still running too high/fast to paddle safely -- so the paddling portion of the PaddleFest has been cancelled.

However, the Fest portion is still going to happen with live music from 1:00-8:00 (3 bands), foods and cold drinks!


meet at Kishwaukee Paddle Fest (6802 42nd St. Rockford, IL) at 8:30 am so we can get our boats and gear on the 9:00 am shuttle to Baumann Park. We will paddle downstream to the Paddle Fest and hopefully catch the live music. There are additional shuttles at 10:30, noon and 2:00. 

There will be food and drink at the event so be sure to bring a chair and enjoy the 3 bands who will be performing. I believe you can camp out on Friday and Saturday night, if you want. Keep an eye on the Kishwaukee Paddlefest facebook page for more details as they develop.

Note: the Kishwaukee Paddle Fest is not a PSC-run event but there will be plenty of PSC members there.

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