'Back to the Chatt' race June 15

Metro Atlanta paddlers can go “Back to the Chatt” with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s annual River Race and Festival June 15.

With extended hours, more live music and more vendors, the 11th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, said David Lee Simmons, spokesperson for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

Presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper in partnership with the National Park Service and the city of Roswell, “Back to the Chatt” will begin at 9 a.m. at Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road and include competitive and recreational categories for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. This 8-mile course includes scenic rapids and concludes at Riverside Park, the site of the free, family-friendly festival, music and awards presentation.

The free festival at Roswell’s Riverside Park, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is a family-friendly event with live music, food, children’s activities and environmental exhibitors. 

The music lineup features Jimmy Hall and Friends, with the lead singer of Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee Wet Willie (“Keep On Smilin’”); the Women of Rock trio of Caroline Aiken, Diane Durrett and Donna Hopkins; and the Music Matters “Rock U” Bands! 

Visit www.chattahoochee.org for more information and to register.



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