Event Details


Recent update:

Due to high river conditions, this event has been rescheduled from its original date on July 25 to Wednesday, August 1st.

Participants that did not RSVP by noon on Wednesday, July 25th, have been refunded the cost of their tickets.

Please contact Kyaira Ware at [email protected] for additional questions.

This event is sold out!

Who knew happy hour could be so cheap?!

For only $10 you can reserve your spot at Paddle the Potomac: An Alternative Happy Hour with Potomac Conservancy and Outdoor Afro.

One ticket gets you a boat or paddleboard rental and two hours of paddling along the iconic DC skyline.

This event will transform your typical Wednesday night into an unforgettable experience.

We'll bring the food and fun. You just have to show up!


Where: Key Bridge Boathouse in Georgetown

When: Wednesday, July 25th from 6pm to 8pm.

Cost: $10 for two hours of blissful paddling with a single/double kayak or standup paddle board.

Other considerations:

  • Be sure to arrive by 7:00 to be able to get out on the water.

  • This event is appropriate for all skill levels. Beginners and experts are welcome!

  • Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather (rain or shine) and wear clothes you won't mind getting wet.

  • In order to reduce waste, we will not provide cups. Be sure to bring a reusable bottle to fill up before heading out on the water.

  • One ticket covers the cost of one person.


Walk/Bicycle: There are many places along M street that bring you down to the C&O canal, or walk down Wisconsin until you arrive at K Street. Walk West (keeping the water to your left) until you find the boathouse beneath Key Bridge.

From Rosslyn Metro (¾ mile): walk across Key Bridge and take the stairs on either side down to the canal. There are footbridges across the canal that lead to stairs on Water St. Walk back toward the bridge and the boathouse is located directly below Key Bridge.

From Foggy Bottom Metro (1 mile): From the rotary, walk West on K street toward the waterfront. If you follow the waterfront park, the boathouse is located just on the other side of Key Bridge.

Driving: Key Bridge Boathouse is located near the very end of K Street, which turns into Water Street. From Georgetown, follow Wisconsin Ave down toward the waterfront, taking a right onto K St/Water St.

Parking is extremely limited, but there is free 3-hour parking across the street, and a parking garage up by the Lowes Movie Theater.


Contact Kyaira Ware, Community Conservation Associate at [email protected] or 301-608-1188 ext. 206

Thank you to our partner Outdoor Afro!

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Top photo © William MacFarland, courtesy of MacFarlandPhoto.net

  • When: Wed Aug. 1
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Address: 3500 Water St NW
    Washington DC,US 20007

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