Events

Featured Event

2020 Wildwater Worlds

April 26- 30, 2020

Celebrate international competition with the NOC for a week long wildwater competition. Learn More

Upcoming Events

NRC Glacier Breaker

February 29- March 1, 2020

This community whitewater event includes slalom and downriver races and is fun for all ages and ability levels. Learn More

Work Hard, Play Hard Job Fair

March 14 , 2020

Join us for NOC's first annual job fair! Learn More

NRC Slalom US Open

March 27- 28, 2020

This national-level slalom and downriver race on the Nantahala River is suitable for intermediate to advanced paddlers. Learn More

Upper Cascades release 4/18

April 18 , 2020

4/18/2020 Cascades & Upper Nantahala Release Learn More

Live Like Maria Freestyle Classic

April 18- 19, 2020

Join NRC for a fun weekend of clinics and competition in the discipline of Freestyle. Learn More

NOC Spring Fling

April 18- 19, 2020

Celebrate spring in the Smokies with free live music and gear demos, a community freestyle event and family-friendly activities. Learn More

Upper Cascades release 4/19

April 19 , 2020

4/19/2020 Cascades & Upper Nantahala Release Learn More

Smoky Mountain Relay

April 24- 25, 2020

Teams of 6 or 12 runners traverse 212 miles through the Smoky Mountains in this epic overnight relay. Learn More

2020 Wildwater Worlds

April 26- 30, 2020

Celebrate international competition with the NOC for a week long wildwater competition. Learn More

Merrell Adventure Dash

May 23 , 2020

Runners negotiate challenge obstacles in this 5K adventure race. Kids aged 12 and under race free with a participating adult. Learn More

Women’s Paddlefest

June 5- 7, 2020

The Ladies Southeast Paddling Series has moved to Nantahala Outdoor Center for a three-day paddling festival, hosted by inspirational paddler Anna Levesque! Learn More

Fontana Lake Open Water Races

June 13 , 2020

5K, 10K, and 15K Open Swim Race on Beautiful Lake Fontana! Learn More

Not Your Average Ladies Night

June 29 , 2020

It's NOC's Annual Not Your Average Ladies Night - stop by for Inspiration, Raffles, and Shopping! Learn More

Upper Cascades release 7/10

July 10 , 2020

7/10/2020 Cascades & Upper Nantahala Release Learn More

Upper Cascades release 7/24

July 24 , 2020

7/24/2020 Cascades & Upper Nantahala Release Learn More

Paddle Grapple

August 1 , 2020

Canoe, Kayak, SUP, or Surfski in the 2019 Paddle Grapple - a multi-discipline 3 or 6 mile race on beautiful Fontana Lake. Learn More

Upper Cascades release 8/14

August 14 , 2020

8/14/2020 Cascades & Upper Nantahala Release Learn More

Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF)

September 25- 27, 2020

This weekend, NOC says "thank you!" to our guests with a Mountainfilm Outdoor Film Festival, blow-out sales, paddling events, live music, family activities and more! Learn More

Upper Cascades release 9/26

September 27 , 2020

9/27/2020 Cascades & Upper Nantahala Release Learn More

Upper Cascades release 9/27

September 27 , 2020

9/27/2020 Cascades & Upper Nantahala Release Learn More