Wooden Boat Rendezvous

  • Presented By: The Folk School
  • Dates: August 4, 2019
  • Location: Pioneer Park
  • Address: 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • Phone: (907) 457-1219
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: free
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Date: Sunday, August 4, 2019

In partnership with Fairbanks Paddlers, The Folk School is pleased to bring back the Paddlers’ Wooden Boat Rondy, an event they held up until a few years ago.

This will be a chance to float the Chena River through Fairbanks on or in any kind of river-worthy, human-powered boat, wooden or otherwise. The float will go from Grahl Landing to the Pioneer Park boat launch. At Pioneer Park, we’ll have a BBQ on the lawn (maybe with pizza from the oven), with boats on display and the chance to visit with river folks. The BBQ will be free, but it will be a potluck, so please bring a dish to share.

Even if you don’t have a boat of your own, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find someone with a spot in their boat.

If you’ve long wanted to build the boat of your dreams, now is the time to get started! (And check The Folk School calendar for upcoming classes related to boat building.) Or if you have a partially built boat, start working on it again. Then come and join in the fun!

11:00 AM Drop off boats
11:30 AM Shuttle Leaves Pioneer Park rear parking lot
12:00 PM Suit up and get ready for launch
12:30 PM Shove off from Grahl!
1:30 PM Takeout and start BBQ
2:30 PM Awards
3:30 PM Start Cleanup
4:00 PM Finish

Age range: all ages event

Location: Chena River

Cost: Free (please bring a dish to share at the potluck BBQ)

Contact: Don Kiely: don@folk.school or 907-457-1219

Wooden Boat Rendezvous