Kettle Fest Events

Kettle Festival  2020

*all paddle fest events are on river time,  please check back for updates*

Friday, May 1

9:00- 4:00 Paddle festival set up for sponsors and event planners.
4:00 Pre-event river inspection, followed by final safety meeting.
5:00 – 8:00 Robinson Park Paddlers Social

river warning

Saturday, May 2

9:00-6:00 Robinson Park in Sandstone Minnesota hosts the Kettle River Paddle Festival. 1:00-3:00 Race registration in Robinson Park.
3:30 Pre-race meeting for all paddlers at the Banning State Park
4:00 the “Kettle River Run” paddlers race from Banning State Park to Robinson Quarry. Fastest boat down the river wins big prizes.
5:30-7:30 Dinner and social
7:30 Announcement of the “Kettle River Run” winner, beverages with fellow paddlers and some great door prizes from our generous sponsors.

Sunday, May 3

9:00- 11:00 join the flat water Group Float (pending )
9:00-1:00  Boat “SWAP and FLOAT” in the parking lot of Robinson Park.
12:00 the Kettle River Rodeo watch paddlers do their stunts and tricks. River level will determine what wave will be used for the competition. Watch the action from the cliffs of Banning State Park, plenty of free seats for everyone.
3:00 Final river run and event clean-up, help keep the Kettle River and Robinson Park looking beautiful.