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Event Calendar

TWO SPACES LEFT-ACA Level 2 Essentials of River Kayaking Skills Clinic, May 13-14

Ellis Bay- Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary West Alton, MO, United States

Are you new or newer to paddling, or just want to improve your existing kayak skills? Join us for this 2-day training class where you will learn paddle strokes, maneuvers, river hazards, how to plan a trip, self-rescues and more. The skills class is a prerequisite for becoming a Level 2 Instructor, but anyone is

Drink for a Cause with MRWTA!

The Old Bakery Beer Company 400 Landmarks, Alton, United States

Come have a beer and some great food with us! Support the work of the Mississippi River Water Trail Association by coming out on May 16, 2024, 11:30 am-9pm at Old Bakery Brewery in Alton, IL and socialize with us! Even if you can't make it out on May 16th, you can round up at

ON WAITLIST-ACA Level 2 Essentials of River Kayaking Skills Clinic, May 24-25

Ellis Bay- Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary West Alton, MO, United States

Are you new or newer to paddling, or just want to improve your existing kayak skills? Join us for this 2-day training class where you will learn paddle strokes, maneuvers, river hazards, how to plan a trip, self-rescues and more. The skills class is a prerequisite for becoming a Level 2 Instructor, but anyone is

ACA Level 2 Essentials of River Kayaking Instructor Certification with Tom Burroughs

Ellis Bay- Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary West Alton, MO, United States

Are you proficient with ACA Level Two River Kayaking Skills and now ready to learn how to teach these skills to others after a skills assessment? This 3-day course with Tom Burroughs of will review river kayaking skills then focus on requirements and assessment to be a skilled kayak instructor. Be prepared to get wet

Introductory Kayak Skills for the public, 12 and older

Ellis Bay- Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary West Alton, MO, United States

This introductory paddling course is for those who have never paddled or are somewhat new to paddling and want to learn how to safely get in and out of a kayak from shore or dock, basic strokes such as forward, back, sweep (turn) and stop, and want to know what to do if you are

Firecracker Race

Grafton Access

Come out and race with us 15 miles downriver from Grafton to Alton.  End the race at the Alton marina and Riverfront Park.  Our award ceremony will be in Riverfront Park after the race.  Registration for this event can be done here. For more details visit our race page.

GREAT RIVERS RENDEZVOUS 2024

Mississippi River MO, United States

Announcing an all new Paddlefest! You've been asking for it, so we are delivering a brand new event for Paddlefest 2024 in association with the Mississippi Earthtones Festival in Alton, Illinois. Bring your boat down to the banks of the Mississippi River and join us on a float trip down the Mighty Mississippi River under