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Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie 2023

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - August 20 @ 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets for Saturday’s Event

CLICK HERE to Register to Paddle at Saturday’s Event (Paddle Registration Includes Event Entry Ticket)

Join Anchored Soul, the City of Belmont & Gaston County Travel & Tourism for our 4th annual “Bon Temps Paddle Battle on Wylie” in Belmont, NC!

Whether you’re a live music lover, a beer and wine sipper, a foodie, a seasoned paddler, or a fun-lovin’ paddle newbie, we have something for you.

3 Days of Events!

Friday Night Racers Party (Aug 18) 6:00pm-9:00pm

Live music, beverage, food & raffles.

Saturday (Aug 19) 8:00am-4:00pm

Live music by Kids In America Totally 80s Tribute Band, beverage, food and raffles, and a Paddle Battle on Lake Wylie to energize the crowd.

Sunday (Aug 20) 9:00am-1:00pm

Come enjoy a lazy river style paddle on the South Fork River followed by beverage and food at the Catawba Riverkeepers Confluence South Fork.

Proceeds to Great Causes

The proceeds from Saturday’s event benefits various local non-profit organizations including, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue & Lucky Labs Rescue of Charlotte. Beginner paddlers can participate in a 1-mile fun race and the intermediate and advanced paddler can take it up a notch in the 3.5-, 7-, or 14-mile distance courses. There’s also a Guppies race and a SUP Pup Cup race for your human babies and fur babies, respectively.

No Equipment, No Problem!

Anchored Soul will be available to assist with all your equipment needs.

Never paddleboarded before and would like to try it out? Contact Heidi Schmidt Cole, American Canoe Association certified SUP Instructor and owner of Anchored Soul, to schedule a lesson.



August 18 @ 5:00 pm
August 20 @ 7:00 pm


Gaston County Wildlife Club
3127 South Point Road
Belmont, NC 28012 United States
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Heidi Schmidt Cole