Delaware Seashore State Park

5th Annual Paddlefest

#paddlefestde

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Delaware Seashore State Park

Launch times:  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

After-Party: Postponed until 2022

Rehoboth Beach, DE

What is Paddlefest?

Delaware Seashore State Park's Paddlefest began in 2017, planned as a special one-time event, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the state park. That first year was SO. MUCH. FUN. 

Park staff and paddlefest participants knew Paddlefest needed to be an annual event. In 2019, the growing popularity of the event led to the inaugural Paddlefest After-Party, complete with food, beverages, live music, and a variety of exhibitors and vendors. Generous sponsors made this party possible and also provided t-shirts and goody bags for all participants!

What's new in 2021?

You asked, we listened, and started making plans back in September 2019.  COVID-19 however, brought those plans to a screeching halt. Due to the uncertainty of what life will be like in August 2021, and the extensive planning that Paddlefest requires, we've decided to downgrade the Paddlefest After-Party to just a few food trucks and a picnic area.  But what matters most is that we can still paddle together and there are still improvements to look forward to:

  • New educational stops along the course (and if the tides allow, the course route could be new!)

  • A digital course map, available on any smart phone

COVID-19 Updates

  • For the most current COVID-19 updates, please visit the Delaware State Parks website.

  • For the safety of our visitors and staff, as of May 2021, program attendees ages 13 and older will be required to have face coverings and use them indoors and when maintaining social distancing is not possible. Rangers or park staff may require those who do not bring face masks to leave.

  • Youth participants 12 years and younger are to follow the Division of Public Health recommendations for face coverings on children. Those who are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should remain home.

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