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May 27

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One event on May 28, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on May 29, 2022 at 12:00 am

The 47th Annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival will be happening Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2022.
HUGE cash prizes for men and women’s kayak divisions for overall in slalom, down river, and giant slalom racing.  Beginner to intermediate division slalom race.  Head-to-head rafting with cash prizes and the paddleboard race in Bigfork Bay is returning for a fourth year!
We’re excited to welcome back Clark Hyundai as our banner sponsor for this year’s festival!  This festival wouldn’t be possible without ALL of our amazing sponsors.
For more information, check out our website at www.bigforkwhitewaterfestival.com

 

Thursday May 26th:

Open Camping for competitors at take-out of Wild Mile. Please check in with Camp host and respect all camping rules.

Friday May 27th:

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Womx’s Race Training Clinic – California Watersport Collective

2:30 p.m. – Registration for Friday Fun Float @ put in (South Shore Access off Hwy 209)

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ball Race or Boater-X (depending on river flow): Viewing from the Swan River Nature Trail

6:00 p.m. Weekend Orientation, located at Riverbend Stage in Sliter Memorial Park

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. FREE CONCERT at Riverbend Stage in Sliter Memorial Park featuring Mudslide Charley from Missoula

  • registration

  • raffle sales

  • fundraiser for our local first responders

Competition Schedule:

Saturday May 28th:

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration/Check In: – Kayaks, SUP Race, Rafts – Downtown – Vendor Area – Mill St. & Osborn Landing

10:00 a.m. Lower Slalom Race: Powerhouse/ Steel Bridge

11:00 a.m. SUP Races Begin: Bigfork Bay Public DockTentative: Beginner 11:00 Intermediate 11:30 Advanced 12:00

12:30 p.m. – Mandatory Safety Meeting @ put in (South Shore Access off Hwy 209)

1:00 p.m. Expert Slalom: Viewing from the Swan River Nature Trail

Sunday May 29th:

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration: Rafts – Downtown – Vendor Area – Mill St. & Osborn Landing

9:30 a.m. Down River Race: Viewing at Steel Bridge and along Swan River Nature Trail

11:00 a.m. 1st heat Raft Head-to-Head: Viewing at Steel Bridge and along Swan River Nature Trail

11:30 a.m. Giant Slalom: Viewing at Steel Bridge and along Swan River Nature Trail

2:30 p.m. Final Rafting Heats

6:00 p.m. Awards ceremony at The Garden Bar at the conclusion of all racing!

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May 27
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