Paddlefest

Ohio River
6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

"Pep rally for the Ohio River"

Geese join kayakers on their sunrise float for Paddlefest 2013.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Plenty of people will be making waves in and around the Ohio River this weekend, whether it be in a clean-up capacity or participation in America's largest paddle event.

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Paddlefest
8:25 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Sunrise Urban Float kicks off Paddle Fest

Kayakers put in near the base of the Suspension Bridge early Thursday.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Tri-state kayak enthusiasts gathered early Thursday for the Sunrise Urban Float.

"This is the most fun event for me because when Paddlefest starts we are all working it," Lynette Jolicoeur of Ft. Mitchell said. Jolicoeur , who runs Flying Olive Kayak Adventures, joins her friends here to paddle a while then go out to breakfast.

Brewster Rhoads said that many of these veteran kayakers serve on the 50-member volunteer water safety crew during the yearly Paddlefest event. Rhoads' organization Green Umbrella is one of the sponsors of the Paddlefest.

Serpentine Wall
1:32 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Cincinnati joins in this year's Global Water Dance

The Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance will be part of the biennial Global Water Dance on June 22 (during Paddlefest) along the Serpentine Wall. This event helps raise awareness of the importance of water to the earth through music and dance. Choreographer Fanchon Shur and composer Shari Lauter share details of this year’s event with our Ron Esposito.

Paddlefest/Pedalfest
1:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Celebrate the Ohio River next week

Cincinnati’s annual Paddlefest is once again joined this year by Pedalfest, and the celebration of the outdoors and the Ohio River grows larger and larger. Paddlefest organizer Brewster Rhodes and Pedalfest organizer Nern Ostendorf are in The Front Row with Betsy Ross with a preview of the events coming June 20-22.