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Reel Paddling Film Festival

The best paddling films of the year
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Durty Nellies
180 N Smith St
Palatine, Illinois 60067

Online ticket sales have ended. Additional tickets will be available at the door for $15

Presented by Chicago Whitewater Association

Rapid Media's 11th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival showcases the world's best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is a film contest awarding winning films in 10 categories. The winners and other shortlisted films are then toured to more than 100 cities around the world, screening for an audience of more than 30,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their friends and families. The Reel Paddling Film Festival is produced by Rapid Media. Rapid Media also publishes four leading paddlesports magazines: Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots and Kayak Anglermagazines. Your ticket to a Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour stop includes a free one-year digital edition subscription to all of the above magazines. Special offer details are available in your evening program.

All ages show.

Tickets at the door: $15. ($12 when purchased online before 3/22)

Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7:00pm 

Cash bar available. Raffle prizes courtesy of our sponsors during intermission

First 50 people (over 21) will get a free pint of New Belgium Beer!

Local sponsors: Rocktown Adventures, The Yak Shack ...additional goodies from New Belgium Brewing Co.


All of the proceeds of this event will be donated to American Whitewater, a national non-profit organization with a mission “to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely."

Online Ticket sales end at 11PM on Tuesday, March 22 (the night before the event)

Cash only at the door. ATM located nearby.

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Map of Durty Nellies
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Durty Nellies
180 N Smith St
Palatine, Illinois 60067