Montgomery Whitewater Park to Host 2024 Olympic Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross Team Trials | Sports Destination Management

Montgomery Whitewater Park to Host 2024 Olympic Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross Team Trials

Apr 12, 2024

Photo courtesy of Montgomery Whitewater

Montgomery Whitewater Park, Alabama’s new world-class outdoor adventure destination will officially kick off their spring season in March with a jam-packed calendar including concerts, local, national and international competitions (including the US Olympic Team trials) and family-friendly festival-style events. The park is always free to enter, and information on whitewater rafting, kayaking and flatwater paddling for all experience levels is available online at


Anchored by the world’s most technologically advanced whitewater system, this 120-acre park is located minutes from downtown Montgomery’s hotels, restaurants and other attractions, and is easily accessible from I-65. The park’s on-site restaurant, retail outfitter and miles of walking trails make it a perfect spring and summer destination for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.


Below is a listing of the spring events at Montgomery Whitewater Park.


The Get Down Concert Series – Saturdays at 5:00 p.m., Now through May 4

Nationally touring and emerging artists, many with roots in the region, will take the main stage at the park each Saturday in the spring, providing the perfect soundtrack to rafting and outdoor fun or a sunset happy hour. Previous artists have included Clay Street Unit and Missy Raines. A complete schedule will be available on the Montgomery Whitewater Park website.


U.S. Canoe Slalom & Kayak Cross Olympic Team Trials – April 13-14

The road to Paris will run through Montgomery when the nation’s greatest paddle athletes gather to vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. Live music and family-friendly activities will complete this monumental weekend.


All Forward Corporate Raft Race – May 11

Businesses, clubs and corporations from around the state will take on the ultimate team-building challenge of whitewater rafting as six-person crews compete for the title “Fastest Whitewater Rafting Team in Alabama.” Whitewater rafting experience is not required as teams will be partnered with a raft guide. Participants and guests can enjoy a day of live music performances, good food and cold drinks and a variety of on-site activities.

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