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Potomac River Festival 2013

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate our river and the paddling community who cherishes it. The strength, spirit and joy of all who paddle this river was evidenced in a profound way during this year’s festival.

We will be back next year! Follow us on Facebook (Active Nature Adventures) for an announcement about 2014 dates.

Didn't get a chance to pick up your Potomac Fest t-shirt? Your in luck, because we found some extras hiding in the garage! Click the Buy Now button below and we will contact you to get your size(s) and shipping preference.

Sizes and styles left:
Men's (M, L, XL), Women's (M, L)
Women's sizes run small.

July 13-14 2013

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

Saturday July 13

11:00 AM: Memorial Service for Shannon Christy
A memorial service will be held for Shannon on Overlook 3 Great Falls Park, Virginia. Following the service kayakers will gather in Fisherman’s Eddy in boats to spread flowers into the water in memory of Shannon. If you would like to make a donation to the Shannon Christy fund you can do so here.

7:00 PM: Party for the Potomac
Celebrating the Potomac River and the Paddling Lifestyle
All are welcome to join the festivities as we recognize the athletes and have ourselves one hell of a good time. Camping available.
Sponsored by Active Nature and Red Bull


Sunday, July 14

9:00 AM: Widewater Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge
Head to head SUP racing.

10:00 AM: Kayak Attainment Race
Kayakers racing against the current and themselves.