East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival celebrates 20 years

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The East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival is celebrating its 20th year this weekend at the James Island County Park.

Paddlers from across the nation will be on hand to immerse themselves in three days chock full of canoe and kayak history, technique, hands-on experience and fun. The heart of the festival is running 4 classrooms simultaneously throughout the event, which features of 40 vendors.

In the market for a new boat? At the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival, you will be able to test boats, paddles, and accessories on the water at the festival site.

For more information on both the events and confirmed exhibitors, check out the festival Web page and the daily schedule.

The fun starts today at James Island County Park, located at 871 Riverland Drive.