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This is information for the 2014 Festival. Information for the current festival is coming soon.

Potomac River Festival 2014

July 4 - 6

Incredible Paddling Action. An Epic Celebration of the Nation's River. Featuring the Great Falls Race and the Widewater SUP Challenge. .
Photo of a man kayaking down the Potomac falls while two other kayakers in their boats watch from below

Friday July 4

8:00 PM: Fireworks Social Paddle
Bring your own kayak, canoe or SUP and come join the fun as we view a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display from the middle of the Potomac River. At Riley's lock. SUP rentals are available for $25.00, reserve yours today from the sidebar on this page.

Saturday, July 5

11:00 AM: Great Falls Race
Visit our spectator page to find out about the best places to view the race. The Great Falls Race is one of the most exciting kayaking races anywhere! Class V Whitewater, the Nation's best kayakers. One trophy. See them race!

7:00 PM: Party for the Potomac Celebrating the Potomac and the Paddling Lifestyle
Active Nature is set on two acres of beautiful property adjacent to Seneca Creek State Park just 20 miles from downtown DC. We invite you to enjoy great music, food, paddling films and more. Camping is available and families are welcome.

Sunday, July 6

11:00 AM: Widewater Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge
Sprint SUP race on scenic Widewater near Great Falls, MD

Noon - 4PM: Stand Up Paddle board Demos
Whether you’re an avid SUP-er or new to the sport, we invite you to try out different styles of SUPs and receive paddling tips from our friendly instructional team – all for free!