Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The 8th annual Venture Outdoors Festival will kickoff at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Washington's Landing lasting until6:00 p.m. The event returns to Washington's Landing this year due to heavy construction and development on the North Shore. The festival has grown in popularity over the past years. Assistant Executive Director for Venture Outdoors Sean Brady says last year the event hosted about 8,000 people. The festival is a showcase of outdoor activities available in the region including kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, and a climbable rock wall. The event is open to all ages and skill levels. Brady says the objective is to introduce a variety of outdoor activities to people and to inspire them to participate in outdoor activities regularly. Over 100 different clubs and organizations will have exhibits and booths. The festival is free to participants and is the premiere event of Great Outdoors Week marking the beginning of the outdoor activity summer season.