Kenmore’s New Waterfront Activities Day

After months of gray, dreary weather, the sun is finally back and with it comes Kenmore’s inaugural Waterfront Activities Day, May 13.

For several years, nonprofit Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center has held a boat race as well as a waterfront fair — both annual events — separately, this will be the first year the events will be merged.

“People in Kenmore have a strong affinity for water-based recreation and leisure activities,” race organizer and KWAC board member Sheri Baker said in a statement. “By combining the race and fair we’re able to bring together community around a shared passion, which helps to cultivate it.”

The day-long event kicks off at 10 a.m. with 12.4-mile boat race — participants may captain any human-powered watercraft — on the Sammamish River from Redmond-based Luke McRedmond Park to Squire’s Landing Park in Kenmore where cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

The fun will continue at Squire’s Landing beginning at noon where a family-friendly waterfront fair will commence. Fairgoers will be able to check out a canoe, kayak, stand up paddle board, or dragon boat for free during the event. Additionally, there will be raffles, local vendor booths, information displays and the standard fair eateries.

For more information about the fair or to pre-register for the race, visit the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center online.

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