Come on out to Alton Baker Park in Eugene, Oregon for the biggest and most fun FREE family-friendly festival on the mighty Willamette River!  

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 7th

10am Race Course Preview for race participants and volunteer safety boaters; safety support provided by ACA – meet at Canoe Canal Pond with your watercraft!

Sunday, September 9th

7am  Volunteer Breakfast

9:30-11am  Vendor Booth set up

10am  Safety Boater Volunteer Meeting at WKCC booth

11am-12:05pm  Boat Staging; place your boat in the start zone (with volunteer support)

12pm  Festival Starts – Opening Ceremony with Esther Stutzman (Kalapuya Elder) and Festival Founders, Booths and NRS Silent Auction open for business!

12:30pm Race Participant Safety Meeting (mandatory for all racers)

1pm  Salmon Paddle Race Start

1, 2 & 3pm FREE Guided Raft Trips on the Willamette River
Island Park to Alton Baker –  Sign up at Rafting Table (shuttle up-river provided)

1:15pm  Free Watercraft Demos (canoes, kayaks, SUPs), Kids Obstacle Course Opens (fun timed event – win raffle tickets!), Paddle the Kalapuya Canoe, Godakut, Self-guided Canal Tours

1:30-3pm Music by the Slow Ponies

3-4:30pm Music by Dirty Dandelions

4:30pm Raffle and Award Ceremony

5pm Festival End and After Party Begins at Coldfire Brewery! Come raise a glass for your river!