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When it’s summertime, and all you want to do is lay in water sipping a cold drink, we’ve got the perfect afternoon for you!
First Annual Neuse River Float
Saturday, August 19
WHEN: Saturday, August 19; Arrive at 1:00 PM, depart for launch at 1:30 PM
WHO: You! and all of your lazy-river floating, ice-cream slurping friends!
WHERE: The Neuse River –> begin at: 9601 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest
✔ ICE CREAM FLOATS – Piedmont Picnic will provide DIY ice cream fixins and a wild soda bar at the launch point to get you started with an ice cream float to sip along the way.
✔FLOATS + BOATS – You can choose to BYO Float (bring along an inner tube like this one!) or to purchase a ticket that includes the rental of a kayak or canoe.
✔ TRANSPORTATION – How do you get to the launch site and back to your car? We’ll meet at the endpoint and leave our cars there. Paddle Creek will provide transport vans to take us up to the launch site. You’ll end the float back at your car!
✔ THE RIVER. You’ll float down 3 miles of the Neuse River, ending back at your vehicle. This could take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on just how lazy the river is that day (i.e., the water level).
✔ MUSIC – Along the way we’ll have the Neuse’s first floating DJ – DJ Root Boi – for you to listen to for maximum summertime feels while you make your way down river.
✔ PRIZES + #NCWATERLOVE – We’ll be celebrating one of Raleigh’s (and North Carolina’s) greatest resources along the way — the Neuse River! Triangle Land Conservancy will help us celebrate this waterway with a photo scavenger hunt – snap photos from their list, tag them, and win prizes!
A portion of all proceeds will go to Triangle Land Conservancy to support the important work they do to protect our area land and watersheds.
>>TICKET OPTION #1 – FLOAT MY BOAT: includes event ticket, complimentary ice cream float, transportation to launch point, and ONE BOAT RENTAL of your choice (canoe, single kayak, or tandem kayak).
>>TICKET OPTION #2 – BYO FLOAT: includes event ticket, complimentary ice cream float, and transportation to launch point, but you’ll BRING YOUR OWN FLOAT to ride down the river.
Click one of the fun float options below to buy online!
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