Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 2016

 Pickin’ & Paddlin’ – Summer 2016

What began as a couple of kayakers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge community celebration in to raise funds for Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA) whose mission is to establish a navigable paddle trail within Deschutes County to enhance river and lake recreation opportunities while promoting water safety, education, and stewardship. Come enjoy live music and boat demos on the back lawn at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe. Tickets are $10 (children 12 and under are free) and all proceeds go directly to BPTA. No dogs please.


We will be pre-selling tickets this year in order to manage capacity. Pre-sale tickets are available through the Tumalo Creek website only. Bring your receipt and ID to get in. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come first serve basis. This popular event will sell out so please purchase tickets early!

Wednesday, August 24

4-7 p.m. kayak, canoe, and paddleboard demos
5-9:30 p.m. live music


Crow and the Canyon
Cascade Crescendo
Space Heaterz



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Wednesday, June 22

Alicia Viani & Mark Karwan
The Pitchfork Revolution
Left Coast Country*

*Winners of the 2014 Northwest String Summit Band Competition

Please Walk, Bike, or Carpool!

Parking is extremely limited at this popular event. Help us reduce our impact on our neighbors by taking alternative transportation. There will be additional bike racks available for your convenience. Parking alternatives: from The Pavilion or Miller’s Landing and walk past the Bend Whitewater Park and under the new tunnel (also known as The Portal to Pickin’).

Special Thanks to the 2016 Pickin’ & Paddlin’ Sponsors

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

Deschutes Brewery

Bowerman Guitars

92.9 / Bend Radio Group

Shelter Studio

Tumalo Cider Co.

Northline Wealth Management

Caboost Kombucha

Picky Bars


Sponsor Information: In the height of the summer Pickin & Paddlin draws hundreds of engaged members of our community who are invested in supporting local businesses and improving this beautiful place we call home. To learn more about sponsoring Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 2016 contact Geoff Frank geoff(at)tumalocreek.com.