Pickin' & Paddlin' Music Series & Demo Days
Pickin’ & Paddlin’
June 29, July 27, August 31, September 21
Throughout the summer, Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe hosts four nights of live music and boat demos on the back lawn behind the store, on the banks of the Deschutes River. This event takes place the last Wednesday of every month in June, July, August and September.
From 4– 7 p.m. Tumalo Creek’s fleet of 50 demo boats will be available to try for free with plenty of paddling experts on hand to answer any questions and get boaters comfortable out on the water.
The music series and demo days are a fundraiser for the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA) and donations are encouraged. The series is officially sponsored by Cascade Lakes Brewing, and they provide all the beverages for the event. The music starts at 7 p.m., and features the best of Bend’s local bluegrass and folk scene.
One of the primary goals of the Pickin’ and Paddlin’ series is to raise awareness about the safety hazards of the Colorado Bridge and raise money for improvements. The BPTA is working with Bend Parks & Recreation District, the Old Mill District and many other public and private entities in hopes to transform the bridge into a public whitewater play park.