2013 Events Schedule

The 28th Annual Coosa River Whitewater Festival will be a weekend full of fun, fellowship, competition, and whitewater! Please see the schedule below for event times and locations for the weekend.

Please note that all times are local time (CST).  Competition times may vary depending on the number of competitors registered for a competition or a specific freestyle class. Some competitions may be canceled if there are not enough competitors registered for that competition.

In order to participate in all festival activities you must be registered or a registered guest and wearing the armband that you will receive at registration check-in.  If you or your guest is not wearing an armband, you will be asked to register or leave the festival location. Since the Coosa River is a public waterway you do not need to be registered while on the river or to be a spectator during competitions. You will need to be registered for all scheduled events (entertainment, meals, camping, etc.) at the festival grounds held at the Coosa Outdoor Center and for the shuttles provided by Coosa River Adventures and the Coosa Outdoor Center on Saturday.

Registration is available on-line (through May 15th) or on-site at the Coosa River Paddling Club check-in located outside of the Coosa Outdoor Center store during the times listed below. Please note that Coosa River Adventures and the Coosa Outdoor Center do not accept registrations or payments for the whitewater festival.

Sit-on-top kayak and canoe rentals are available through Coosa River Adventures and the Coosa Outdoor Center. Your rental with either outfitter does not include registration to the whitewater festival.

Friday, May 17th
11 am – 5 pm Practice Day: 8,500 cfs
5 pm – 7:30 pm Registration/Check-in (Coosa Outdoor Center/Festival Site)
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Billy Earl McClelland w/ Dylan Barbham (outside of the Coosa Outdoor Center store)
Saturday, May 18th
8 am – 11 am Registration/Check-in (Coosa Outdoor Center/Festival Site)
11 am – 2:30 pm Lunch at the Gap (Spectator Island at Moccasin Gap)
Buy a $5 ticket at registration/check-in or bring $5 cash to the Gap.
Choice of hotdog or hamburger, chips, and drink.
Saturday, May 18th, Shuttle Schedule
Sponsored by Coosa River Adventures and Coosa Outdoor Center
Coosa River Whitewater Festival Registered Participants and Registered Guests w/ Boats Only
Please wear the armband received during Registration Check-in and arrive 30 mins before departure time for loading!
8 am Leaving from Coosa Outdoor Center
9 am Leaving from Coosa River Adventures (415 Company Street)
10 am Leaving from Coosa Outdoor Center
11 am Leaving from Coosa River Adventures (415 Company Street)
Noon Leaving from Coosa Outdoor Center
1 pm Leaving from Coosa River Adventures (415 Company Street)
Competition Schedule
10 am Junior Freestyle Competition (Moccasin Gap)
10:45 am Women’s Freestyle (Moccasin Gap) – Class Order: Intermediate/Expert
11:30 am Men’s Freestyle (Moccasin Gap) – Class Order: Intermediate/Expert
TBD Pro Freestyle (Moccasin Gap) – Women’s and Men’s
1:00 pm Boater X (Sit-on-top Kayak Race)
1:30 pm King of the Wave (Moccasin Gap, on the main surfing wave)
2 pm Open Class – Sit-on-top/Ripboard/Stand up paddling board (Moccasin Gap)
2:30 pm Classic Ender (Moccasin Gap, small side, river left of the spectator island)
4 pm Children’s Fishing Skills Workshop (location TBD)
&nbsp Dinner on your own (check out some local flavor!)
Awards/Entertainment Schedule
Coosa Outdoor Center Campground at the Treehouse
6:30 pm Captains Meeting for Fishing Tournament (location TBD)
7:30 pm Awards Ceremony
8 pm – 11 pm Musical Entertainment by Goat Hill String Band | Door Prizes | Raffles
Sunday, June 3rd
6:30 am Festival Kayak Fishing Tournament Safe Start (Tournament Area between Jordan Dam and Goldstar Park)
7:30 am Coffee Provided by Coosa Outdoor Center (COC store)
8 am – 10:30 am Registration (Coosa Outdoor Center/Festival Site)
Sunday, May 19th, Shuttle Schedule
Sponsored by Coosa Outdoor Center. Coosa River Whitewater Festival Registered Participants and Registered Guests w/ Boats Only.
Please wear the armband received during Registration Check-in and arrive 30 mins before departure time for loading!
10 am Big Air Ramp (Coosa Outdoor Center/Festival Campgrounds)
Noon Canoe Race (Jordan Dam East Parking Lot to Coosa Outdoor Center Take-Out)
10 am – 5 pm Lazy Day Paddle on the Coosa
The time period listed is the scheduled civic event flow provided by Alabama Power.
Please note: Due to drought conditions this may be the last big release this Summer.