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International Paddling Film Festival (Drive-In)

Get Your Ticket!

Join a special drive-in event to view this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans.

The International Paddling Film Festival is now a unique and socially distant Drive-In Theater experience you can attend from the comfort of your car. The drive-in will take place at Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown on Oct. 22, 2020. Enjoy a variety of award-winning paddling films on a large outdoor screen with audio through your car radio. Gourmet snack boxes available for purchase!

Two Events in One

We’re combining the Paddling Film Festival with our Serving the Schuylkill Appreciation Night, an annual fundraiser for Schuylkill River Greenways (SRG). As part of the night’s festivities, we will be honoring several deserving individuals and organizations for their support of SRG in our mission to connect people and communities to the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill River Trail. The awards will take place as a pre-recorded video before the paddling films viewing.

2020 Serving the Schuylkill Award Recipients 
  • Government Partner Award: PA DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn
  • Outstanding River Partners: Keystone and Philadelphia Canoe Clubs
  • Volunteers: Betsy & Dan Daley, Paul Kusko
  • Regional Influencer: The Quant Family

Online Silent Auction Open Now!

The Paddling Film Festival includes an online silent auction. CLICK HERE to make your bid now! The auction includes the following items:

More Details about the Event

Schuylkill River Greenways is hosting the film festival for the first time. View films about hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries and grueling kayak fishing battles.

The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year. Get your ticket today to enjoy a collection of paddle adventure films including the NEW "Schuylkill Soaring" film featuring the Schuylkill River! The event will also include an online auction and raffle prizes.

Ticket Options
  • Drive-In Film Festival Ticket: This ticket will give you access to the Drive-In Film Festival event. The Drive-In Film Festival will be from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost for this ticket is $35 per car.
  • Ticket Add On Options (Must Order by Oct. 11): You can add on an option to receive a gourmet snack box ($30 each) to enjoy during the drive-in. There is a non-vegetarian and vegetarian option available. Each box comes with one beverage, either a single serve beer or wine option (must be 21 or over), or a soda or water selection. More details about the food pricing is below.
    • Non-Vegetarian Snack Box Option: ~Lobster Mac & Cheese Bites ~Slider Trio ~~Miniature Angus Burger, Grilled Fish, & Chicken ~~Appropriate Condiments ~Mini Cannolis ~Small Popcorn
    • Vegetarian Snack Box Option: ~Vegetarian Spring Rolls ~Slider Trio ~~Eggplant Parmesan - ~~Baby Bella stuffed with Roasted Peppers & Chipotle Cheese ~~Grilled Black Bean & Veggie ~~Appropriate Condiments ~Mini Cannolis ~Small Popcorn

Bonus Features

Every film festival attendee receives a FREE one-year digital subscription to Paddling Magazine and a chance to win an Aqua-Bound canoeing, kayaking, kayak fishing, or SUP prize pack (up to a $425 value). You also get to cast your vote during the event for the best film to go toward selecting the People’s Choice Award winner.