Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

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Mar
28
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
4
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
9
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
11
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
18
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

Apr
25
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
2
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
9
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
14
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

An easy beginner-level flat kayak water float. Sweet Marsh near Tripoli, Iowa flourishes with wildlife in the spring. Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage, as they guide you through the cattails in search of Sandhill cranes, a variety of ducks, pelicans and other migratory bird species. This kayak trip is perfect for beginners, families and photographers.

The cost for this event is only $20 if you need a kayak, or $10 if you bring your own.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot and the group will meet at Sweet Marsh.

May
27
Sat
River Floats
May 27 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

May
28
Sun
River Floats
May 28 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

May
29
Mon
River Floats
May 29 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Jun
13
Tue
River Floats
Jun 13 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Jul
6
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp

Join us for a relaxing evening in beautiful Waverly, Iowa this summer. Meet at the Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp at 5:45pm and paddle for approximately 20-30 minutes, then enjoy live music while floating on the river (concert starts at 6:30pm). The evening ends with a short 20-minute paddle back to the boat ramp.

Bring your own kayak for free, or if you need one for the evening, they’re available for just $10.

If you need a rental, you must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Jul
18
Tue
River Floats
Jul 18 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Jul
20
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp

Join us for a relaxing evening in beautiful Waverly, Iowa this summer. Meet at the Waverly Light and Power Boat Ramp at 5:45pm and paddle for approximately 20-30 minutes, then enjoy live music while floating on the river (concert starts at 6:30pm). The evening ends with a short 20-minute paddle back to the boat ramp.

Bring your own kayak for free, or if you need one for the evening, they’re available for just $10.

If you need a rental, you must call in advance to reserve your spot.

Aug
8
Tue
River Floats
Aug 8 all-day
River Floats

Join the CrawDaddy Crew on a relaxing summer float on one of Iowa’s many rivers. No prior kayaking experience is required.

The cost is $10 for transportation plus $20 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $30 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.

May 27 – Shell Rock
May 28 – Cedar River
May 29 – Wapsipinicon River
June 13 – Volga River
July 18 – Shell Rock River
August 8 – Winnebago River

 

Aug
19
Sat
Floatzilla
Aug 19 all-day
Floatzilla

Floatzilla is the Quad Cities annual paddle sports festival that culminates with a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest flotilla of kayaks and canoes on the protected backwaters of Lake Potter at Sunset Marina in Rock Island, Illinois.

CrawDaddy Outdoors will be at Lake Potter with a booth selling kayaks and gear.

  • Rentals will be available for $40 per single kayak
  • There will be no tandems or canoe rentals
  • You must call ahead to reserve and pay for rental: 319-352-9129
  • 6:15 am pickup at Ben Butterworth launch or 7:00 am pickup at Lake Potter
  • All boats need to be returned to Lake Potter at end of event.

Learn more at floatzilla.org.

Oct
6
Fri
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

Join is for a weekend paddle and camping trip down the Kickapoo River. Camp at the LaFarge City Campground while enjoying the peak of fall colors. Previous canoeing or kayaking experience is recommended but not required. This is a beginner level trip suitable for all fitness levels.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

$175 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here