Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

Click here to download a printable version of our 2018 events.

 

Mar
9
Fri
Eastern Iowa Sportshow @ UNI Dome
Mar 9 – Mar 11 all-day
 

It’s that time of year. The weather is getting warmer and you’re looking forward to the adventures that await you this Spring and Summer. Visit CrawDaddy Outdoors at the Eastern Iowa Sportshow March 9-11, 2018 and take advantage of sales from 25-50% off.

Have your eye on a kayak or stand up paddleboard and want to get boat show pricing? A $200 deposit will hold your boat and pricing until you pick it up in the spring or summer.

Boat Discounts

Will be announced Soon


50% OFF
Snowshoes
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Backpacks
Select PFD’s

25% OFF
Select Paddles
Bodhi Water shoes and Socks

2018 SHOW HOURS:
Friday, March 10 | 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 11 | 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 12 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Check out the Eastern Iowa Sportshow website for more details about the show and to request discount coupons. All discounted rates shown above are subject to change.

 

Mar
13
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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.

Mar
20
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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.

Mar
27
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
3
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
8
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
10
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
17
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
24
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
1
Tue
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
5
Sat
2018 Here’s What’s Blooming @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
May 5 all-day
May
6
Sun
Intro to Kayak Fishing @ Brookwood Park
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intro to Kayak Fishing @ Brookwood Park

This class will introduce people to the sport of kayak fishing on local Iowa rivers and lakes. It will start with a demo of our fishing kayaks where you will have the opportunity to try out the models we carry and discover their features and stability. Next, two Iowa fisheries professionals will be here to discuss local fish species in our rivers, habitats, seasonal movements and techniques to catch them. We will then be loading up in the kayaks to get your fishing lines wet as we paddle, fish, and provide instruction down to the Boy Scout camp. After a morning of great fishing, fishing tips and paddle instruction we will provide lunch on a sandbar. Hope you can join us for this educational and exciting day of fishing!

Where: Meeting at Brookwood Park for Demo and Class. (Near Green Bridge in Waverly, IA)
When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $45.00

Items Supplied: Kayaks, Life Jackets, Paddles, and Lunch

Items to Bring: Fishing Poles, Tackle, Water, and Sunscreen

Pre-register and Pay by Friday, May 4

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

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
13
Sun
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh

Join Darrin Siefken and Iowa wildlife photographer Kip Ladage as they guide you through this hidden Northeast Iowa treasure and the maze of cattails at Sweet Marsh.  These easy, flat water kayak floats are a great way to see a wide variety of migrating waterfowl and other bird species.  These floats are suited 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
26
Sat
River Floats
May 26 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
Sun
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.


 

Jun
2
Sat
Rocks on the Water: Archaeology Paddle
Jun 2 all-day
Rocks on the Water: Archaeology Paddle

Rocks on the Water: Archaeology Paddle

Crawdaddy is bringing to you a rich cultural experience!  This adventure focuses the deep cultural history Bremer County, the Cedar Valley and Iowa in general.  Paddlers can expect five stops along the way where they will be presented with the following discussion topics: an overview of Bremer County and Cedar Valley archaeology, artifact collection and curation, technology in archaeology, cultural resources compliance, and current archaeological research.  Participants are encouraged to bring their artifacts and questions.  The event is limited to 20 paddlers.

About the tour guide – Brennan (B.J.) Dolan is an archaeologist and cultural resources manager for the Iowa DOT.  He is the current president of the Association of Iowa Archaeologist, and a board member for the Iowa Archaeological Society.  He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, University of Nebraska, and Waverly-Shell Rock schools.

The cost is $30 if you’re bringing your own kayak or $40 if you need to rent one.

You must call in advance to reserve your spot.


 

Jun
5
Tue
River Floats
Jun 5 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.


 

Jun
21
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jun 21 @ 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 40-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
5
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 5 @ 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 40-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
17
Tue
River Floats
Jul 17 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.


 

Jul
19
Thu
Concerts in Kohlmann Park River Float @ Waverly Light & Power Boat Ramp
Jul 19 @ 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 40-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
14
Tue
River Floats
Aug 14 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.


 

Aug
18
Sat
Floatzilla
Aug 18 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.

Sep
7
Fri
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

One of the curviest rivers of the Midwest is a hidden gem in Southwestern Wisconsin.  This gorgeous, narrow river provides beautiful scenic paddling amongst the river valley bluffs.  Camp in a small town Wisconsin city campground and enjoy the peacefulness of this beautiful region.  This is a beginner level trip suitable for all fitness levels.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

$200 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Itinerary: Click Here

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

Sep
22
Sat
13th Anniversary Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
13th Anniversary Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

13th Anniversary Open House

September 22, 2017 | 8:00AM-4:00PM

This year marks our 13th Anniversary and we want to celebrate with you! Stop by the store on Saturday, September 22nd from 8am to 4pm for the Annual CrawDaddy Outdoors Open House.

•    8-9am | Silent Auction on demo/rental kayaks
•    13 years in business = 13% off store-wide (including Kayaks)
•    Tons of other great deals | 25-75% off
•    Door Prizes from our vendors

Other great deals you’ll find during the Open House:
Select Kayaks & PFD’s – 30-50% OFF

— KAYAK DEALS —

This is by far our LARGEST & FINAL discount of the year on kayaks. Here are just *SOME* of the amazing kayak deals we have in store for you.

List to come later.

Want to wait until next spring or summer, but get anniversary pricing? You can purchase these select kayaks for the sale price with a 50% deposit, and pay the rest when you pick up the item next year.

Oct
1
Mon
Green River Paddling Trip in KY
Oct 1 – Oct 15 all-day
Green River Paddling Trip in KY @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

Green River, Kentucky

The wilderness calls! Joins us as we float one of Kentucky’s most scenic waterways. This fun filled adventure takes you on a canoe camping expedition through Kentucky cave country. The Green River is home to one of the most unique geological areas on earth. Float down a beautiful winding river surrounded by tall bluffs and bubbling springs. Paddle by waterfalls and limestone pocketed caves as you travel through this scenic wild country. Camping on gravel bars with the sound of the river right beside you and experience nature like you never have before. This is an adventure destined to make memories for a lifetime.

All transportation, gear and meals are provided.

TBD: Early October

Cost:  TBD

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

Trip Itinerary: Click Here

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

Nov
16
Fri
Holiday Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day
Holiday Open House @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

Shop Local this Holiday

Beat the mayhem of Black Friday by checking out the deals in Waverly and at CrawDaddy Outdoors November 16-18 during Holiday Open Houses in Waverly.

Friday 10-6
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 10-2

Some of the amazing deals you’ll find:
– Kuhl Jeans – 25% off
– Socks (Fox River, Smartwool, FITS) – Buy 2 get 1 Free
– Kayak Paddles – Any paddle over $150 is 10% off
– Kayak Skirts & Covers – 25% off
– Canoe Paddles – 50% off
– All Backpacks, Tents, Sleeping Bags & Pads – 25% off
– Select PFD Lifejackets – 25% off
– Select Kayaks 15-25% off

Nov
23
Fri
Black Friday + Small Business Saturday @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Black Friday + Small Business Saturday @ CrawDaddy Outdoors | Waverly | Iowa | United States

Whether you are shopping for the holidays or treating yourself to some special gifts this year, now is the time to find the best deals at CrawDaddy Outdoors.

Stop by the store on Friday the 23rd between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm or Saturday the 24th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to check out all the unbelievable prices on a wide range of our best products, and let us help you make this holiday season one to remember.

Some of our amazing Black Friday + Small Business Saturday deals: 

 

Dec
13
Thu
Christmas Greetings Windows on Main @ CrawDaddy Outdoors
Dec 13 all-day
Christmas Greetings Windows on Main @ CrawDaddy Outdoors

Participate in this fun and family-friendly activity. Stroll down Bremer Ave. in Waverly, Iowa to see all of the merchants’ living window displays and participate in a truly unique Christmas experience. Sip hot chocolate along the way or ride the trolley car.