Splash into Summer at the Sleeping Bear Dunes Water Adventure Expo

17 June 2017

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is partnering with area government agencies and private organizations to host a free water adventure expo on Saturday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Platte Point at the end of Lake Michigan Road.

The Expo will include water play safety demonstrations, skills practice, and exhibits. It is an event for adults and kids who like to swim or paddle in rivers, inland lakes, or Lake Michigan. Kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) demonstrations, mock capsize/self-rescue exercises, and life jacket fitting are among the event offerings. Stations will also be set up for weather and rip current recognition, gear checklists, and drowning survival strategies. Face painting and scavenger hunts for kids will round out the expo.  Food trucks will be onsite or visitors may pack a picnic lunch.