LocalState park hosts paddling festival May 8-9
NEW — 6 a.m. May 2, 2015
For expert paddlers or those looking to try sea kayaking or stand-up paddling for the first time, the fifth annual Northwest Paddling Festival is the place to be to get started for a summer on the water.
The festival, the largest of its kind in the Northwest, will be May 8-9 at Lake Sammamish State Park. The hours are from 2-7 p.m. May 8, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9.
The kayak polo match takes place at 2 p.m. May 9. Jousting follows from 3-4 p.m. The kayak tours, along the park’s wetland areas, run every 30 minutes.
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