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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Free Cardboard Boat Regatta on Nottingham Lake this Saturday


Free Cardboard Boat Regatta on Nottingham Lake followed by Pop Up Strings Concert on Saturday, August 25th


Awards presented for fastest boat, most creative design, most dramatic sinking, and crowd favorite during the annual regatta


Avon, CO – What floats your boat? Corrugated cardboard, duct tape, caulk and glue are on the list of suggested supplies for the Avon Recreation Center’s second annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, which takes place this Saturday, August 25th. The free event, with more than $1,000 in prizes up for grabs, is open to children and adults. Successful competitors will navigate their cardboard craft in Nottingham Lake as quickly as possible. Boats will race in heats based on the age of the crew, and judges will determine winners in the categories of Fastest Boat, Most Creative Design, Most Dramatic Sinking, and Crowd Favorite.   

Registration for the free event begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and the regatta will begin at 11 a.m. Registration and an activity waiver are required, and participants can pre-register at the Avon Recreation Center. A complete list of guidelines, suggested supplies, restricted materials, and construction tips are available at Awards and a raffle will follow the race.

Then, stick around for a Pop Up Strings Concert on the Avon Performance Pavilion Event Terrace overlooking the beautiful Nottingham Lake. This free 90-minute concert will begin at noon and features Touch of Class String Quartet playing classical and contemporary music by Colorado’s most esteemed symphonies and philharmonics. Refreshing beverages served by Optimum Events will be available for purchase. Enjoy the concert from the terrace or from the lake itself via paddleboard or pedalboat. Paddleboard and pedal boat rentals are available at the Nottingham Park beach.

This free 90-minute concert is presented by the Town of Avon.

For more information, please contact Matt Koch, Programs Coordinator, at 970-748-4057 or


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