Viking Paddle and Liberty Paddle take place on the beautiful Liberty Bay of Poulsbo, Washington. Both races are associated with fun local celebrations that take place in downtown Poulsbo. In May, the Viking Paddle race is during our annual Viking Fest. This festival celebrates our communities heritage and includes vendors, live music, a carnival, and parade. Liberty Paddle is annually on July 3rd and is part of our pre Independence day celebration. Fireworks finish off a fun evening of races, music, and food.
Both events have a 1 mile and a 5 mile race near the marina in downtown Poulsbo. These courses are visible from the waterfront park and bring more spectators than usually found at local races.