IN THE RIVER: THE 200 BOAT FLOAT
We’re taking On the River to a whole new level again this year…and we’re actually getting IN the River!
- What: In the River – 200 Boat Float
- When: Saturday, August 3, 10:00 AM – Noon
On the River has established itself as one of the finest festivals in the region – live music, fireworks, foods and drinks, entertainment, a volleyball tournament and more…all right on an authentic beach environment! What’s missing? A chance to actually get in the water! Come join us as we aim to get 200 boats (canoes, kayaks, row boats, scull boats, paddle boats…you name it) in the Saint Joseph River. Click here to see a map of the event.
Well, all you need to do is show up at the Boat Ramp across from IUSB on Northside Blvd., in between Twyckenham Bridge and the IUSB footbridge. We’re encouraging everyone to bring their own boat, but if you don’t have one, we’ll have some there available for you to rent. We’ll also have life jackets for you to borrow if necessary. Sounds awesome, right!?!
If you have your own boat you can also launch from the Notre Dame Boat Ramp near the farmer’s market. Sorry, no boat rentals available there! Then, get on in the water!
This is a non-competitive, family-friendly type event designed to give people a chance to enjoy some recreational canoeing or kayaking in the heart of downtown South Bend.
As an added bonus, anyone who gets “In the River” will receive a free ticket to On the River 2013.
The Big Media Event
The big media event will take place at 11:00 AM sharp. Navigate your boats to the area of the river next to Howard Park (north of the foot bridge, yet south of the Jefferson Street Bridge). We’ll have news crews, photographers, and city officials on hand to document the largest group of boaters to ever be in this part of the river at once! The picture is guaranteed to make headlines and be a beloved photo in our community. You’ll want to be a part of it!
In The River FAQs
- What is In The River?
- Is getting IN the river a mandatory part of On the River?
- Where exactly is In the River happening?
- Is it safe to get in the river?
- Is the river clean?
- Is this a race or a competition?
- Is there an age limit?
- Is there a cost to participate?
- Do you have to sign up in advance to participate?
- What if I don’t own a canoe, kayak, or any other boat?