What began as a couple of kayakers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge community celebration in support of the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance and their efforts to transform the Colorado Bridge into a whitewater surfpark. Highlights include kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board demos throughout the late afternoon, local and regional music performances in the evening, microbrews from Bend’s best breweries, food carts, non-profit information tables and more.
$5 and children 12 and under are free
Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tickets for those 21 and older
The June 25th event features The Blackberry Bushes from Port Townsend, WA, support from Quincy Street and Franchot Tone.
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins playing at 5 p.m. and the headliner is done by 9 p.m.
This event is part of the Subaru of Bend Outside Games.
During this month’s Pickin’ & Paddlin’, we’ll also be hosting the 5th Annual Deschutes Wooden Boat Gathering on the backlawn from 4 – 6 p.m. Builders will have the opportunity to meet other builders, talk shop, and swap tips and techniques. If you own a wooden kayak, canoe or SUP bring it down and show off your craft.
Special thanks to Deschutes Brewery and Cascade Lakes Brewing for donating the kegs for this event.