UK Whitewater Kayaking Events

The UK has a vibrant and exciting whitewater kayaking events scene, but sometimes it’s hard to find details on everything! I will try to keep this page up to date with as many events as I can. If you want your event to be added, get in touch.

DeeFest 2024

DeeFest 2024 is a 2-day inclusive kayaking event on the River Dee near Llangollen, Wales from April 13-14. It includes races, activities, socializing, and a party. Event hub at Mile End Mill. Parking and shuttles available.

CIWW Paddlefest 2024

2024 Dates TBA

Bigger than ever this year Paddlefest is on Sunday 30th April with something for everyone from 1st-time taster sessions, white water madness, kayak cross and Stand Up Paddleboard racing. You can book taster sessions and white water park and play NOW at CIWW.COM

More details: CIWW Paddlefest 2023

ShePaddles Cymru – White Water Festival 2024

2024 dates TBA


Lots of water-based activities.
Social paddling. Coaching sessions. Live band. Bar.

Female only.

We will be updating this event regularly with information on all of the activities as well as ticket release.

More details: ShePaddles Cymru

Tryweryn Festival 2024

2024 dates TBA

Tryweryn Festival is a weekend-long whitewater kayaking event held annually on the River Tryweryn in Wales. It features competitions, races, coaching, demos, vendors, camping, dinners, and parties. The ticket includes camping, meals, event entry and paddling access.

Euro Open 2024

6-7th September 2024

The 2023 Dewerstone European Open is set to be an exhilarating weekend of whitewater action, following the incredible success of the 2022 event in Nottingham. Join paddlers from across Britain and Europe for two days of kayak freestyle, boater X, SUP X, inflatable fun, and more!

Last year’s event showcased outstanding talent, with British and Euro Open champions crowned in various categories. Expect a similar level of competition this year, with novices, intermediates, and experts participating in thrilling contests. The event will feature not only the freestyle and boater X championships, but also the popular SUP X, biggest pop-out, pool inflatable race, and pool inflatable freestyle events.

The 2023 Dewerstone European Open promises a weekend packed with laughter, camaraderie, and friendly competition. Paddlers will earn points for their clubs, contributing to the race for the prestigious British Club Champions title.

Euro Open 2023

Teifi Tour

Unfortunately, it looks like Teifi Tour won’t be making a comeback.

Tyne Tour 2024

Tyne Tour 2024 Dates TBA