Charleston Outdoor Fest

April 21-22, 2018 at James Island County Park

Whether you’re a devoted outdoor sporting enthusiast or just beginning to explore nature’s playground, you’ll find your perfect fit for fun and fitness. Canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery, disc golf, live music, and more. Exploring the vendor village and enjoying live music from five local bands is free with regular park admission. 

Young girl on a stand up paddleboard on the the lake at James Island County ParkTry It Zone

Visitors can purchase a Try It Pass for full access to the Try It Zone, featuring an archery range, a bike obstacle course, a mountain bike short track, Challenge Zone activities, disc golf, climbing, and slacklining. Your Try It Pass also allows you to demo sea kayaks, SUPs and canoes. Kids are encouraged to take part in Sunday’s cardboard canoe race. Please remember to bring closed-toe shoes if you want to participate in climbing or mountain biking. Learn more about the Try It Zone...

Live Music All Weekend


Stanton CollinsMeet Olympic Hopeful Stanton Collins

Stop by the American Canoe Association booth on Saturday or Sunday or join us at Edisto Hall on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. as Stanton Collins discusses his “Journey to Tokyo.”

East Coast Paddlesports Symposium

Instructor Helen Wilson with a student in a kayak at the East-Coast-Paddlesports-and-Outdoor-Festiva

The 28th annual East Coast Paddlesports Symposium is a 3-day immersion in the history, technique, hands-on experience, and fun of kayaking, canoeing, SUP, and more. The symposium is the heart of the Charleston Outdoor Fest, and paddling enthusiasts will not be disappointed. On-water classes are designed to enrich your symposium experience. Symposium participants will also have access to unlimited boat demos from leading manufacturers, social opportunities with top instructors, an event t-shirt, and much more.

We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes. Please lock your vehicle, and remove valuables from view. CCPRC is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen property. Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.