The Great Oyster Point Runoff
Saturday, November 5, 2011 (11AM-4PM)
FREE to Attend; $10 to Float
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All Day (11AM-4PM)
OPEN PADDLE -- All are welcome to spend the day paddling around Colonial Lake in a kayak, canoe, or on a SUP. Participants must be registered to launch their boat.
WATER FESTIVAL -- Sponsors, nonprofits, and water-focused clubs will be on hand to talk about the many ways to celebrate our waterways. Whether it be on, in, or around our water, we'll have information for everyone. Vendors will be providing gear demos, workshops, and rentals for all those in attendance.
MUSIC -- What's a festival without music?! We've got a great lineup of music throughout the day, including the following acts: Mark Mandeville & Old Constitution, the South Carolina Broadcasters, and more.
FOOD & DRINK -- Between food trucks (Taco Boy, Strada Cucina, and more) and oysters, we'll make sure none of you go hungry during the Great Oyster Point Runoff. And to wash it all down, there will be a beer garden featuring local and national brewers dedicated to clean water and good brew!
12:30PM - Poseidon's Parade
2:00PM - Exhibition Race
3:30PM - Awards
Awards will be given to the finest competitors and participants of the day's events. Some of the categories will include: best costume, best boat/board decorations, winner of the exhibition race, and largest fundraiser.
* Schedule is subject to change.
To encourage the public and clean water enthusiasts to discover, learn about, and celebrate the many ways to have fun on, in, or by Charleston's waterways - all while enjoying the rare opportunity to play around on Colonial Lake. The event also aims to educate local residents about stormwater runoff, the most common cause of water pollution throughout the nation.
This event is part of the Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Event Series
When & Where
Charleston Waterkeeper is a citizen-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the public's right to clean water. We use data-driven programs and tools to identify and address water pollution issues within the Charleston Harbor Watershed. Charleston Waterkeeper is a proud member of the Waterkeeper Alliance - a movement of over 200 Waterkeeper programs from around the world, committed to clean water and strong communities.