Tuck Fest

April 20, 2024 at 8:00am
US National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28214

Tuck Fest is a three-day celebration of the outdoor lifestyle that attracts 40,000 people to the Whitewater Center every April. Its schedule includes dozens of races and competitions across Whitewater’s 1,300-acre facility; performances by award-winning bands and musicians; plus expos, vendors, and clinics all weekend long.   

Tuck Fest gets its name from the Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail, a historical trading route that passes through the Whitewater Center property. Now in its 11th year, Tuck Fest showcases the best of Whitewater, all in one weekend. 

New in 2024: Whitewater is raising the stakes for three select competitions. Spectators will cheer on not just amateur athletes, but also professionals competing for $35,000 in cash purses across Deep Water Solo, Boatercross, and Dirty Crit. 

Tuck Fest returns April 2024, at the Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event is free to attend, and a one-time race registration fee allows competitors to participate in up to 28 competitions scheduled throughout the weekend.


7:00 am - 4:00 pm: Tuck fest registration & packet pick-up

10:00 am - 8:00 pm: Hours for vendor village

10:00 am - 7:00 pm: Whitewater center activities

8:00 am: Tuck fest half marathon and 5k trail race

8:30 am: Swim the ford

9:00 am: Boatercross competition: seeding

9:00 am: Bouldering competition

9:00 am: Power flow

10:00 am: Flatwater kayak race

10:30 am: Family adventure race

11:00 am: Adventure architect

11:00 am: Sup yoga

11:30 am: Open level flow

11:30 am: Raft race: guided – presented by u.s. Coast guard

11:30 am: Raft race: unguided – presented by u.s. Coast guard

12:00 pm: 12k MTB race

12:30 pm: Deep water solo: athlete meet & greet

12:30 pm: Youth short track MTB race

1:00 pm: All levels flow

2:00 pm: Art in nature

2:00 pm: Learn to raft guide

2:30 pm: Kids yoga

3:30 pm: 12k trail race

4:00 pm: Baker’s dozen kayak race

4:30 pm: Deep water solo competition: finals

4:30 pm: Acro yoga

4:30 pm: Half dozen sup race

5:00 pm: Live music

6:00 pm: Slow flow

7:00 pm: Live music

9:00 pm:Live music

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