Stars & Stripes River Festival Returns to Oklahoma City on June 22 

Media Contact:
Kelli Teel (405) 552-4040 ext 4993
[email protected]

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 18) – RIVERSPORT’s Stars & Stripes River Festival is back on Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District. The festival will feature a full day of racing, adventures, and family fun, culminating in a fireworks display over the Oklahoma River. 

“The Stars & Stripes River Festival brings our community together for a day of exciting activities and celebrations,” said Mike Knopp, RIVERSPORT executive director. “Each year, it showcases the best of what RIVERSPORT and the Oklahoma River have to offer, drawing in participants and spectators from all over.” 

The festival kicks off with the USRowing Central Masters Regional Championships, where rowers from across the region will compete.  

Throughout the day, families can enjoy RIVERSPORT Rapids and Adventures, including whitewater rafting, surfing, tubing, adventure courses, and more. Food will be available from Big Water Grill and food trucks, with free yard games providing additional entertainment. 

The evening’s activities include the OG&E NightSprints, featuring the PaddleFest Dragon Boat Championships and the RIVERSPORT Rowing League Championships. The event will conclude with a fireworks show over the river. 

Event Schedule: 

8a to 1:30p: 
USRowing Central Masters Regional Championships • Oklahoma River 
11a to Noon: 
RIVERSPORT Rafting League Championships 
11a to 6p: 
RIVERSPORT Adventures – Buy a pass – reserve your raft trip! 
Enjoy great food from Big Water Grill including Stars & Stripes specials 
3p to 10p: 
OG&E NightSprints 
PaddleFest Dragon Boat Championships 
RIVERSPORT Rowing League Championships 
Fireworks over the Oklahoma River at the conclusion of racing! 

Admission to the Stars & Stripes River Festival is free, with parking available for $10.  

ABOUT: RIVERSPORT OKC is a US Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for both rowing and canoe/kayak. The nonprofit organization has hosted numerous national and international canoe/kayak race events including 2016 US Olympic Team Trials for Canoe Slalom, 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup and 2022 Stand Up Paddling World Cup. RIVERSPORT has been selected to host several upcoming international events including the 2025 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup and 2025 ICF Canoe Slalom and Sprint Super Cups. In 2026, RIVERSPORT will host the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. RIVERSPORT is a 501c3 nonprofit located in Oklahoma City.

View Media Assets