Estimated Overnight Stays: 1,500
Families, kayakers, rafters, rock climbers, mountain bikers and fishermen will be attracted to the four day event from July 4th through July 7th in Index, Wa. The activities include fireworks, competitions, races, clinics, hikes, and prizes.
Thursday opens with a fireworks display. Friday will feature clean-up efforts, a dinner, and an evening film screening. Saturday competitions include whitewater races, a mountain biking competition and a rock climbing competition. In addition, clinics will feature focus on rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, fly fishing and orienteering. Outdoor awareness hikes, outdoor cooking clinics, craft sessions and raft floats will provide families with activities for all levels of engagement. An evening dinner with local music, a beer garden, and movie clips of the day’s activities will conclude the day. Sunday will open with a 5k & 10k run/walk, family bike ride and a kid’s treasure hunt and the finals for climbing competition occurring mid-day. The event will conclude Sunday evening with local music, a chili cook-off and the big prize ceremony.
The event highlights the fantastic town of Index as a recreational hot-spot. Sky Fest also aims to bring awareness to current conservation concerns of Index.
Sky Fest 2013, is sponsored by The University Kayak Club at the University of Washington and the Outdoor Adventure Center in Index.