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Events 2022

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. For 2022, we are in the planning process and will announce events as plans are finalized.

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.

Here are the tentative 2022 dates:

  • Deerfield Festival - August 6th
  • Gore Festival/Race - August 27th-28th
  • Gauley Festival - September 15th-18th
  • Feather Festival - September 23rd-25th

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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