Paddle CBEC’s Peninsula – July 14th 2018

All proceeds benefit CBEC’s Environmental Education Kayaking Programs!

Experience the wonders of the wetlands that surround the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville, MD during this unique opportunity to circumnavigate the “Horsehead Peninsula”.  This 3 mile, safety supported paddle will give you a new perspective of CBEC as you paddle through waters of Cabin Creek, Kent Narrows and Marshy Creek, while offering a celebration of your aquatic Chesapeake adventure at CBEC’s Lakeside Pavilion following the paddle.

Entertainment, Food, and Brews will await the participants at a lively after party!

Registered Participants will receive a BOTTOMLESS BEER CUP.

A Beer Truck will be on site pouring Miller Lite, Yuengling, and 60 Minute Dogfish IPA.  Spectators can buy a Bottomless Beer Cup for $15!

Food Truck on Site – Smoke, Rattle, and Roll!

Headliner Band from 11am-2pm is What’s Her Face and The Stuff!

Entry Requirements

All registrations must be submitted by July 9th, 2018.
Note:  This is not a race. Pre-Registration is required.

Vessels allowed:   Kayaks, Canoes, or Stand Up Paddle Boards

If bringing your vessel:  you must provide your own paddle and US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD).

If CBEC or other on site vendor is providing your vessel (reservations required and supplies are limited), all paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided.

All participants must wear a fully fastened “PFD” and wear a whistle (must provide)

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  No parties under the age of 18 may be a solo kayaker.

All participants must sign a waiver/release form.

Registration fees:

$60 dollars per participant: April 1-April 30th

$65 dollars per participant:  May 1-June 31st

$70 dollars per participant:  July 1st-July 12th

$25 dollars to rent a CBEC provided Kayak *Supplies are limited, reservations are required:


Contact Courtney Leigh, Paddlepalooza Coordinator at .

$25 dollars to rent a SUP from Dragonfly Paddle and Fitness * Supplies are limited, reservation are required:

Contact Karla Horton at:

Photographs Capturing Moments of Your Paddle Available For Purchase:  

Visit this link to view and order event photographs:

Krista from A Pictured Perspective Photography will be hanging out on the beach to capture your best moments of your paddle board adventure. Just $30 gives you a digital photo and includes a $5 donation to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. Any additional photos taken will be available online for purchase.

*Check back here for further information on additional Vessel Vendors renting out vessels.

*Fees are non-refundable and will be considered a donation if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather including “Small Craft Advisories.”  Donation letters for tax purposes will be provided in this event.

Schedule of Events:

Pre-Event Day, Friday, July 13th

  • 4pm-6pm Optional Equipment Drop-Off at Start Point at CBEC (Wanuga Lane)

Event Day, Saturday, July 14th

  • 8:00am-9:30am Equipment Drop-Off and Check In at Start Point at CBEC (Wanuga Lane)
  • 8:00am-9:30am Participant Transport (Between Start Point and Parking Lot/Lakeside Pavilion)
  • 9:00am  First Wave Safety Briefing and Start
  • 10:00am Last Wave Safety Briefing and Start
  • 10:30am-3pm Lakeside Pavilion Party

General Event Rules:

  • No event day registration
  • PFD’s must be worn at all times.
  • Paddlers must stay within 100 feet of shoreline
  • Everyone must exit the water by 2:00pm
  • Wear Bib number on front. No folding or cutting.
  • No headphones
  • Bring your own refillable water bottle! – REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
  • Event organizers reserve the right to disqualify participants for medical reasons or misconduct and may alter the course to assure safety.
  • Bring your own whistle
  • Dogs on leash that are registered CBEC Members are allowed:
  • Link to CBEC/Dog Membership


Sponsorship, Donation, and Vendor Opportunities

Looking for ways to contribute and support this event and help raise more money for CBEC’s Kayak Wetland Education Programs?  Consider being a Paddlepalooza Sponsor or Donate Needed Materials!

Click here for more details: Paddlepalooza Sponsorship Opportunities 2017

Click here for more details: Paddlepalooza Donation Form 2017

Click here for more details:  CBEC Paddle Palooza Vendor Form

Suggested Donated Items:  Non Perishable Snacks for participants, Beverage Cooler Dispensors, Whistles, Cones, Bottled Water, Ice, Napkins,

Paddlepalooza Sponsors

Outrigger ($1000)-

Sea Kayak ($500)-  

Benedict A. Andrew Post 296

Eastern Shore Dental Care

Log Canoe ($100)-

VFW #7464-Grasonville ($250)

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Shore United Bank

AAE Photography


Eco Interior Maintenance $500 Entire Home Carpet Cleaning

Shore Signs


Western Auto

George Norberg

George and Mary Medicus

Bryan Feock

Sandy Reinhard

Ken McDonald

Karen Stansbury

Karen Bogue

Carla Slye
DJ Tavis Whittington
Cal Case
Bellies, Babies, and Beyond