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Posted on: April 7, 2015

[ARCHIVED] East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival returns April 17-19

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This year, we are celebrating a quarter century of its festival honoring the paddlesports and outdoor recreation community! The popular East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival returns with something outdoors-y for every age and interest on April 17-19 at James Island County Park.

The East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival features one of the country’s premier showcases of canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, plus a multitude of popular outdoor recreation activities such as mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing, and disc golf.

The East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor festival brings together enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels with world-renowned instructors and sports equipment manufacturers. Attendees can try out equipment, compete in races and other hands-on activities on site, and learn everything from the basics to expert skills in each sport.

This year’s festival will be bigger and better! Kick off the weekend with a special springtime edition of the Reggae Nights Concert Series, live in the park on Friday, April 17 from 8:30 – 11 p.m. The concert is open to the public for $10, or free for festival registrants. On Saturday, April 18, compete or join us to watch amazing climbing action at the Wall’s annual Palmetto Pump Climbing Competition!

Other festival highlights at James Island County Park that weekend include Reel Paddling Film Festival, the BIC One Design SUP Challenge, slackline demos, the kids’ cardboard canoe race, a disc golf tournament, a mountain bike race, a tag team paddle adventure, and an archery contest. Many programs are also available for registration, ranging from beginner to expert level skill classes, to sessions on topics like birding by boat, yoga SUP, backcountry cooking, fly fishing, and kayak rolling.

Anyone who enjoys being active in the great outdoors will find something exciting at the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival, beginning Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19 at James Island County Park. Park admission starts at $1 per person. To try out activities, get the Try It pass for $10. Or, register for a full-day or weekend pass to experience classes, demos, competitions and much more. For a full event schedule and to register, visit the link below or call 843-795-4386.

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