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Charlotte Adventure Sports Festival May 13
U.S. National Whitewater Center Hosts
Charlotte Adventure Sports Festival May 13

Charlotte, NC – The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) hosts the Charlotte Adventure Sports Festival on Saturday, May 13, 2:00 – 8:00 pm at Latta Park in Dilworth. The first of what is slated to become an annual event, the festival brings together athletes, outdoor outfitters, and gear vendors for a celebration of outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and healthy, active living in keeping with the mission of the new USNWC facility scheduled to open in Charlotte on June 15.

Kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and other sports will be featured prominently as Latta Park becomes outdoor adventure central for the day. A family area will include activities to appeal to the young outdoor enthusiast in everyone, including tricycle racing sponsored by Bicycle Sport and fun activities for kids and families.

On the concert stage, performances throughout the day will include Americana artist Dave Childers and the Modern Don Juans, rock and roll newcomers The Sammies, and local bluegrass favorites the Moonshine Racers. Local restaurants including Mac’s Speed Shop and Dilworth Neighborhood Grill will be serving their specialties all day.

Tickets are on sale now through and local retailers Jesse Brown and Bicycle Sport. Adult admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door and includes beer, wine, food, and entertainment. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult. Event sponsors include Sun & Ski Sport, Girl Scouts, REI, Bicycle Sport, Sugoi, Jesse Brown, Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Bud Select, 106.5 The End, 96.1 The Beat,,, and Sports Connection.

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is the world’s premier outdoor recreation and environmental learning center. Opening in June 2006, the Center features the only multi-channel recirculating whitewater river on the planet, along with mountain biking trails, a climbing center, challenge courses, a conference center, and more. Situated on 300 acres of Catawba riverfront wilderness 10 minutes from center city, the Center has been designated as an Olympic training facility by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Visit

Tickets are on sale now through

For more information, contact:
Lance Kinerk, U.S. National Whitewater Center
(704) 372-9695

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