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!