slalom kayaker in American River Festival 2012The American River Festival is one of the longest running whitewater festivals in the country. Come watch and participate in this fun weekend on water and land!  See the ARF website for registration and detailed schedules.

Remember to stop by Henningsen-Lotus Park and check out the great deals on used rafting and kayaking equipment at the Friends of The River Gear Swap. A portion of the sales go to support Friends of the River. Contact for more information about the gear swap. Activities include whitewater rodeo, slalom and downriver races, games, live music, food and merchandise vendors, and great spectator seats. River games and activities include races for those of all abilities, fun fests for kids, and educational clinics. The Festival benefits several river-focused nonprofits. For more information, call The River Store at 530-626-3435.

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