Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe will hold its Annual Spring PaddleFest on May 5-6
On Saturday, starting at 10am in Riverbend Park meet boating representatives from major kayak, canoe and paddleboard companies and demo the latest models. Tumalo Creek staff will also be on hand to answer questions and get new boaters safely and comfortably out on the water.
The demo day is also a great option for advanced paddlers who are looking to upgrade, but would like to gain a hands-on knowledge of what is available before investing in a new boat. Attendees will receive a coupon towards 10% off one non-sale boat, and 15% off one non-sale accessory through May 3.
New this year and also on Saturday is the Salmon 5K and 10K Run/Walk and Little Fry Run benefiting the Central Oregon Environmental Center. Salmon Run participants are encourage to join the paddling festivities after they finish the race.
On Sunday, the festival moves to the back lawn behind Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe where experts will teach free two-hour basic skills kayak clinics all day starting at 10 am. Please call the shop to make reservations, as classes always fill up. 541.317.9407 This is the perfect opportunity for those new to paddling who would like to learn the basics and find a boat that is just the right fit.
Start off the summer season by learning to paddle and trying out the boat of your dreams at Tumalo Creek's Annual PaddleFest.