Suwannee River Paddling Festival

Sponsored by Paddle Florida and the Columbia County Tourist Development Council, North Central Florida’s First Annual Suwannee River Paddling Festival will take place April 5-7, 2013 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Suwannee River State Park near Live Oak. Four of Paddle Florida’s favorite entertainers will perform Friday for a benefit concert to support the Florida Springs Institute. Supported trip options on Saturday and Sunday offer paddlers the opportunity to experience the iconic Suwannee River in segments ranging from 12 to 20 miles. The weekend will also feature kayak/canoe demos and an opportunity to hear from local experts dedicated to preserving North Florida’s rivers, springs, and watersheds. REGISTRATION DEADLINE (for camping): MARCH 22.Please note: RSVP'ing on this meet-up page does not register you for this event. Festival details and registration at: http://paddleflorida.org/festival.html

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  • Laurel W

    The catered breakfasts and dinners were excellent.

    April 8, 2013

  • Julie

    I'll be there by 6 unless this traffic doesn't let up! Feel free to call me so we can get the group together. [masked]

    April 5, 2013

  • Laurel W

    Sam, you are leaving us on our own? If so, we should have a plan to meet up - my phone number is[masked]

    April 4, 2013

    • Sam G.

      I feel real bad about not coming but I have to work until 5:00 pm Friday in Melbourne and would not get up there until mid Saturday Morning.

      April 4, 2013

  • Laurel W

    Typo - thats area code 407

    April 4, 2013

  • Sam G.

    I waited along as I could but I can't get out of work

    April 4, 2013

  • sarah b

    I booked and paid for the festival but cant now attend due to business travel :-( is there anyone who would like a free pass? the organizers say i can transfer it, I just have to notify them who I am transferring it to. let me know, thanks and SORRY to miss you all!

    April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      wow sarah, i would like to attend. please let me know if you still have the pass that would be great, I wanted to do this but didnt sign up because i thought i missed a deadline. please let me know...thank you. :) is it for camping also...i will gladly reimburse you since you cannot attend.

      April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    now were getting closer to my neck of the woods!!!!

    April 3, 2013

  • sarah b

    Sam, are you getting an area for us to all camp together? Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    March 7, 2013

    • Sam G.

      I have not. Not sure how to. I will look into it and get back with ya'll. Thanks for the idea.

      March 7, 2013

  • Charlie H.

    I am all signed up, registered, and paid. I will be departing North St Pete after work on Friday about 4:30 pm. If anyone wants to carpool for the 3 hour drive please let me know. I can carry one more kayak.

    March 6, 2013

  • Julie N

    Wow, sorry to miss this. Maybe next year.

    March 2, 2013

  • Jeff R.

    Just found out my parents are stopping by on their way back up north that weekend...I'm going miss this!! Grrrrrr

    February 22, 2013

  • Linda R.

    I hate to miss this one, but it is mmy last daughters Senior Prom.....so I can't go :o(

    February 17, 2013

  • Laurel W

    I have wanted to go to this for years, and now it will finally work out.

    January 28, 2013

  • Linda R.

    Great Deal for camping, concert and meals for the weekend...$95 for 1 person or $170 for two........... would love to be half of 2 BUT need to wait closer to date due to abrupt schedule changes!!

    January 28, 2013

    • Linda R.

      Cancel that thought! Just found out it's my daughters Senior Prom the 6th!! Oh well, maybe next year!!

      January 28, 2013

  • Julie

    Already paid, I wanted to do this last year!

    January 28, 2013

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