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Events 2021

Last year we cancelled our in-person events and moved them online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was an effort to keep you, our staff, and volunteers, as well as the communities that host our events as safe as possible. In 2021 we are still not sure what our event schedule will be but we hope to gather in person as soon as public health officials say it is safe to do so. For planning purposes we need a minimum of three months lead time on events and will make the call on whether to cancel or postpone event at that time. If we do need to cancel an event we will plan to provide an online alternative. We need your membership support now more than ever!!!!

American Whitewater holds four official festivals each year: Gauley Fest in West Virginia, Deerfield Fest in Massachusetts, Gore Canyon Festival in Colorado, and Feather Fest in California.

In addition to these events, our volunteers and affiliate clubs host many other events around the country. We participate in several of these events when there are opportunities to promote membership, raise funds for river stewardship work, improve visibility and communications with the community, and support our partners.


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Will Parini

Weybridge, Vt, Vt

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