Events kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday May 25 with the official grand opening ceremony at WaveShaper Island off the Riverwalk (below Eagle & Phenix Power House). The Dragon Boat Festival is noon-5 p.m. near the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Expect music, food vendors, art vendors and drinks. It's free to watch the festivities.
Beginning Memorial Day weekend and for this first time ever in Columbus, Ga you will be able to raft down the Chattahoochee River next door to Uptown Columbus. Enjoy an adventurous trip down the river, towel off and then hit the streets of downtown Columbus with great dining, entertainment and shopping.
Rafters can book their trips now by calling 800-676-7238 or visiting whitewaterexpress.com. Rafting trips are $32.50 (Adventure trip) and $48.50 (High Adventure trip-includes two runs of the river)