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White River Paddle Days and Festival

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June 16 @ 8:30 am 1:00 pm EDT

The White River Paddle Days and Festival’s races are part of a three-day event from June 14th through 16th. The White River Alliance invites all interested in racing by canoe, tandem kayak, or single kayak to be a part of the fun! All experience levels welcome! There is no need to bring your own boat as all participants must use the canoes and kayaks provided.

All races are 6.5-7 miles and should take a little over an hour to reach the finish line. Check-in opens each day at 8:30 AM with a short program about Discover White River. Buses begin leaving for the start line at 9 AM. The races will be held in Daleville, Indianapolis, and Noblesville.

  • Friday, June 14th – Canoe Country, 6660 S Co Rd 900 W, Daleville, IN 47334
  • Saturday, June 15th – Frank’s Paddlesports Livery, 3001 N White River Pkwy Dr W, Indianapolis, IN 46222
  • Sunday, June 16th – White River Canoe Company, 17180 River Rd, Noblesville, IN 46062

The registration fee is $40 per single kayak or $80 per canoe/tandem kayak for two-person teams. The registration fee will cover the canoe/kayak rental, food and refreshments, entertainment, and will also support the efforts of the White River Alliance. Space is limited, register by selecting the event(s) you wish to participate in using the buttons below to claim your spot!

Awards will be handed out to the first three finishers by boat type: canoes, tandem kayaks, and kayaks. Race in a themed outfit or costume and you may be the winner of the team spirit award! Enter all three races (Canoe Country, Frank’s Paddlesports Livery, and White River Canoe Company) and you will be entered for the participation award.

Participants and spectators can also earn points through the free Discover White River Rewards Pass by attending any of the races, which can be redeemed for exclusive prizes like stickers, t-shirts, and on-water experiences.

After you register you will receive more details about locations, the race routes, pre- and post-event activities, and other event information.

If it rains or river levels are too high/dangerous for paddling, the event will be held the following weekend, June 21st- 23rd.