Music, kayaking and a craft beer village in Reno, Nevada.
Reno River Festival. May 9-10. Enjoy a weekend of free live entertainment, yoga in the park, enticing food and drink, and vendors in an outdoor expo at the 10th annual Reno River Festival May 9-10, 2015. The Festivals whitewater competitions return with some of the worlds top kayakers competing for top honors and prizes in freestyle, slalom, boatercross and SUP events. A children’s play area is included to keep kids safe and entertained while parents enjoy all of the festivities. Info: www.renoriverfestival.com
Take a free guided kayak tour or learn to SUP in Washington state
Northwest Paddling Festival, Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah, Wash. May 8-9. The largest event in the Pacific Northwest is a free event with demos, clinics, a complimentary paddle tour, and more. Info: www.NorthwestPaddlingFestival.com
Celebrate recreation, conservation, and sportsmanship in Virginia
Rivanna River Regatta, Charlottesville, VA. May 9. Get your race on with the 10th annual Rivanna River downriver recreational canoe & kayak race. The downriver race will follow the same schedule as previous years… 6.2-mile downriver race. Racers are to assemble starting at 8:30am for registration. First race starts promptly at 10am. Info: rivannaregatta.blogspot.com
SUP the redrock desert in Utah
Back of Beyond, Moab, Utah. May 9, 2015. A 7-mile ACA-sanctioned race that follows the Colorado River through the spectacular red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah and past some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery, including through Moab’s ‘Postcard Alley’ and into Utah’s own ‘back of beyond.’ Elite and open classes offered. A portion of proceeds will be donated to SaveTheColorado.org. Info: BackOfBeyondSUP.com