Moonlight Magic Boat Parade - 2021


Age Level: 12 and up

Fitness Level: Able to paddle at a moderate pace for 30 minutes without a break, able to swim at least 10 yards cross-current, unassisted

Skill Level: Intermediate paddler

Moonlight Magic has become a traditional event known across the region. We like to think of it as the kick-off to the holiday season! Stroll the candle-lit streets, enjoy entertainment, a parade, delicious food, crafts, family activities and more! As always,  Moonlight Magic is on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which this year is  November 26, 2021. Skip the big stores and join us for a festive, family-friendly celebration centered around our favorite local businesses.

Adventure East will be leading the boat parade this year. If you are an experienced paddler and would like to join us in the parade you can rent the gear you need to participate. If you have your own gear, join us for free! And don't forget your boat lights and headlamps for this fun, moonlit paddle!

What's included:

  • Kayak, paddle, PFD
  • Wetsuit and neoprene booties

What to bring:

  • Wear an appropriate base layer to keep on under the wetsuit. The best options are long underwear or yoga pants
  • For your upper body: fleece jacket and waterproof shell are the best layers to wear under your PFD
  • Battery powered lights for your boat and a headlamp
  • Plenty of water to drink and snacks

Meeting time: The parade starts at 6pm; please arrive by 5pm to suit up and decorate your boat


Meeting point: Conway Street, Shelburne Falls


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