Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 2017

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ – Summer 2017

What began as a couple of kayakers creating tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 2017, a cult-classic community celebration 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 $5 (children 12 and under are free) and all proceeds go directly to BPTA. No dogs please.

We pre-sell tickets 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!

Pickin’ Schedule: 3-6pm Kayak, Fishing Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Demos, 4:30-9pm Live Music

September 27th concert and Whitewater Festival

Headlining: Pitchfork Revolution

Opening: Eric Leadbetter of Jive Coulis, Benji Nagel of Watkins Glen and Crystal Pizzola of Tone Red

Whitewater Surf Festival Schedule (New this year!):

@ the Bend Whitewater Park, across the street from Tumalo Creek

12:00pm Registration starts

4:00pm – 6:00pm 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’).

*Due to OLCC restrictions, sorry, no outside alcohol*

Special Thanks to the 2017 Pickin’ & Paddlin’ Sponsors

Deschutes Brewery; Northline Wealth Management; Bend Radio Group; Skjersaa Group; Edward Jones; Bowerman Guitars; Desert Orthopedics; Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe

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 see the BPTA Pickin’ & Paddlin’ sponsorship flier.