The 2014 International Canoe Federation Canoe Freestyle Pan American Championships will be based on the campus of Nantahala Outdoor Center outside Bryson City.
Live music, a competition DJ and a lineup of activities will keep things exciting for spectators making their way to this family-friendly event.
Training will begin as early as Aug. 28, but the first heats won’t take place until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Semifinals will be held 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5, with finals 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 and an awards presentation following at 6:15 p.m. Live music will be held on both Friday and Saturday evenings along the river at Big Wesser BBQ.
www.noc.com/events/2014-freestyle-panam-championships or 828.785.5082.