Ohio River Paddlefest

Celebrate the beauty of the Ohio River during the nation’s largest paddling celebration with more than 2,000 people from more than 20 states.
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Where We're Located

Schmidt Boat Launch Ramp
2944 Humbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226

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Adventure Crew


$50-$75 Adults, $20-$25 Youth


Dates and Times


The Ohio River Paddlefest is recognized as the nation’s largest paddling celebration, with 2,000 participants traveling through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in canoes, kayaks and other human-powered craft.
In 2022, the event is back for its 21st year, promising just as much excitement as years past.

The event is a project of and benefits Adventure Crew, a nonprofit that takes city teens on free outdoor adventures like hiking, biking and kayaking.
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