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Friday, May 5th at 7 PM

Reel Paddling Film Festival

The North Carolina Paddle Festival kicks off with a sneak peek of the sport at the 11th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival on Friday, May 6th.  The festival showcases the world's best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States, and around the world. The film festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest awarding winning films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families. Enjoy the show!

  • When: Friday, May 5th at 7:00pm                           
  • Where: Hampton Inn
  • Admission: Free                                              Sponsored by:

Hampton Inn
215 Old Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

MAD Music will be DJ,ing all day and announcing winnners of the tournament and races

  • When: Saturday, May 6th at 9:00am - until                           
  • Where: Hammocks Beach State Park
  • Admission: Free                                  
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