Spa Creek Clean Water PaddleFEST 2017

Announcing the 2nd Annual Clean Water PaddleFEST in Annapolis to celebrate and bring awareness to clean up efforts in Spa Creek. paddlefest logo 2017

All proceeds benefit Spa Creek Conservancy

Sat, September 16 11AM-4PM

Starts at Capital SUP, 808 Boucher Ave, Annapolis

Enjoy a day of fun on Spa Creek. Take an on-water guided tour, paddle at your leisure, enjoy food and drink and learn about the challenges to restoring the creek so that it will again be fishable and swimmable. Your participation supports clean up efforts.

New this year a mass paddle and foot bound show of support for clean water in Spa Creek at 12noon, on and in the water around the Spa Creek bridge.

All human powered paddlers and vessels are welcome to attend. Bring your own craft or use a stand up paddle board or kayak from Capital SUP. 

Fun activities and prizes for all ages. Kid and dog friendly.

Paddle at your own pace or take a guided on-water tour of Spa Creek. Guided tours available at2 PM. See educational stops along Spa Creek detailing conservation efforts. Afterwards attend the Eco-Fest with informative exhibits from area environment groups with plenty of activities for kids.

Fun activities and prizes for all ages. Kid and dog friendly. Paddlers for PaddleFEST

Your ticket includes:

  • On-water guided or self tour
  • Food, BBQ, Beverages
  • Wine and beer
  • Admission to EcoFEST
  • Dry Bags to first 200 ticket holders
  • Live Music from 1-3pm

$50/adult includes food and paddle board

$40/adult if you bring your own vessel

$30/adult for food and beverage only

$10/child under age 12

Scroll down for Frequently Asked Questions

If you are using a paddleboard from Capital SUP save time by completing the online Release and Liability form by clicking here.

Thanks to our Sponsors


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, otherwise there is no age limit. You must show proof of age to drink alcholic beverages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Your human powered vessel of choice can be off loaded and launched at 808 Boucher. Parking is also available there.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No motorized boats.

All board paddlers must use a lease. Other paddlers must have a tether or tie-up for their vessel.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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Is water quality a concern?

The point of this event is to raise awareness about water quality issues in Spa Creek and we want all participants to understand the risks associated with paddling in an urban waterway. We've been monitoring the water quality in Spa Creek all summer and will post the enterococci levels taken two days prior to the event. Hand sanitizer will be available at the event.

What happens if the weather is bad?

This is a weather dependent event and safety is our priority. If there is a small craft advisory, the event will be cancelled by 6AM the morning of the event and you will be notified via text message. If there is no small craft advisory but the weather is not ideal, the event will still take place but the guided tours may be shortened to ensure safety.

What is the refund policy?

Due to the nature of the event and the modest fee no refunds will be given.