Kayak Fest coming up

The fifth Clearwater Kayak Festival will be held the July 27/28 weekend

Former Clearwater resident Bryn Thomas plays in the water during the Clearwater Kayak Festival in 2010. Organizers plan to bring the event back the July 27/28 weekend.

Former Clearwater resident Bryn Thomas plays in the water during the Clearwater Kayak Festival in 2010. Organizers plan to bring the event back the July 27/28 weekend.

After a two-year break, the fifth Clearwater Kayak Festival will be held the July 27/28 weekend, says Adrian Kiernan, one of the organizers.

“Brenda Parks organized it before but she’s no longer here,” he said. “Three of us in town decided to pick it up.”

The action will start on Saturday with downstream races in Clearwater River’s mid-canyon.

On Sunday spectators can enjoy the rodeo action on the standing wave at Pink Mountain on the river.

As a special feature, Serenity Center for the Performing Arts will host singer-songwriter Shane Phillips on Saturday evening in a house concert.

Camping for kayak festival participants will be available at Serenity, Kiernan said.

 

There will be no charge to watch the festival but participants must pay an entry fee.