Event Calendar

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

ON WAITLIST! 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

Drost Park Kayaking-Registration opens May 29th!

Drost Park Myron Provence Parkway, Maryville, IL, United States

Come out and Kayak with us for FREE on June 29th from noon to 5pm at Drost Park in Maryville IL.  We provide the boats, gear, safety personnel, all we need is you. Pre-registration is required by calling 618-223-8965 beginning May 29th. You will be assigned an hour during the day to kayak on the

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-Registration is now open!!

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