OKC’s second annual Whitewater Festival will take place May 19-20 with a weekend of extreme racing and family fun. You’ll never find a better time to watch – or get in on the action!
BoaterX (boatercross) has whitewater kayakers launching off the bridge at the east end of RIVERSPORT Rapids and racing side-by-side through the channels, navigating gates, executing combat rolls and elbowing their way to victory. It’s a full contact sport, and you’ll be just feet away watching the action! [video]
You’ll also be just steps away from the exciting cycling action during the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship US Qualifier. The new racing series is taking pump track racing to a new level and bringing a fresh face to bike racing around the world.
OKC’s whitewater celebration will also feature free whitewater kayaking clinics courtesy of Jackson Kayak, OKC Kayak, and RIVERSPORT. Nationally-recognized paddlers Clay Wright and Colin Kemp will be sharing their kayaking experiences with paddlers of all skill sets throughout the weekend at RIVERSPORT Rapids.
Slalom Survivor is a lighthearted whitewater kayaking competition courtesy of World Kayak. This event brings together the technical aspects of slalom racing with a playful format that will be as fun to watch as it will be to participate!
Rafting teams will be on the water battling it out for medals and bragging rights, and you’ll find great food and beer specials in Big Water Grill.
Spectator Admission, Free
Festival Parking $10