The theme for this years event is French Broad in Wonderland! Dress up as your favorite character, deck out your boat or tube, and don't be afraid to get as wild and wacky with it as you want! Just like in years past, we will be holding a contest with three categories: Most Creative, Most Environmentally Friendly and Best Costume. In order to enter the contest simply take a photo and share it on social media with the hashtag #AnythingThatFloats2020, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be announced August 5 live on Facebook.
While people are welcome to choose their own float route (not limited to the Asheville sections of the French Broad!) we wanted to share a few options that we especially like.
Bent Creek to Hominy Creek- This is a nice easy section of water that will take you near the Biltmore Estate and end at Hominy Creek in West Asheville.
Hominy Creek/Carrier Park to New Belgium Brewery- The traditional parade route from years past, this section takes you through the River Arts District and ends at New Belgium Brewery.
Section 10 near Hot Springs- One of the more beautiful and remote sections of the river, this is a great trip to do when you want to spend a leisurely afternoon on the river.
Check out the French Broad River Paddle Trail for more ideas and to explore the River: https://frenchbroadpaddle.com/
Safety is our priority! Check out this link for some helpful tips on staying safe in the outdoors https://www.recreateresponsibly.org/
Each registration comes with one free raffle ticket with the option to purchase more! Check out the awesome prizes below.
Perception Tribe sit-on-top recreational kayak from French Broad Outfitters
Win a prize package from Wildwater Ltd that includes whitewater rafting, ziplining, and a stay in one of their gorgeous yurts for 2! Enjoy an adventure-filled weekend, this prize is perfect for everyone
Wai Mauna gift certificate for a guided SUP tour on the French Broad River for 2
Rain barrel with installation video so you can start rainwater harvesting this summer
All proceeds benefit RiverLink's mission to protect the French Broad River watershed and promote the value and importance of this vital resource in our community.
WINNERS drawn on Facebook Live on August 5!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Thank you to this year's event sponsors, Anchor QEA, Prestige Subaru, Ecosystem Services, and 98.1 The River. We truly could not offer these community events without the support of our local businesses, organizations and individuals.
RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality
of the French Broad River and its watershed.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!
Thank you for registering to join us at Anything That Floats 2020! A purchase receipt will arrive in your inbox shortly.
Pick up times for the Swag Bag of goodies from RiverLink, 98.1 and New Belgium are Wednesdays 2-6 PM and Fridays 11 AM-2 PM (starting July 15)
Included in your registration is a free cooler carrier when you book a float trip with Zen Tubing! Use this code AFParade2020 when you register for your trip on the Zen Tubing website. (good at both locations!)
Offer ends July 31, 2020!
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