The Grand

The Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and TSYS, is back and better than ever! On August 7th and 8th, join the Georgia Conservancy, Whitewater Express, Uptown Columbus and This is American Music for the largest weekend of whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia history! The "Grand 2.0" includes deep discounts on whitewater rafting, live music Friday and Saturday, and a free SweetWater beer for every paddler.


Friday, August 7th Paddle Schedule
3:00 p.m. - Classic - $25 5:00 p.m. - Classic - $45

Saturday, August 8th Paddle Schedule
9 a.m. - Classic - $25 10 a.m. - Classic - $25 10 a.m. - Flatwater - $10
11 a.m. - Classic - $25 12 p.m. - Classic - $25 1 p.m. - Classic - $25
2:00 p.m. - VIP Only 3 p.m. - Classic - $25 4 p.m. - Challange - $45

Click link and scroll down the registration page to find Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle pricing.

>>> GRAND 2.0 LIVE MUSIC <<<

Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle Saturday Music Showcase Hosted by:

Fire Mountain Blue Blood Sailing To Denver The Bohannons
3:00 PM 4:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM



Thanks to our partners at The SweetWater Brewing Company, every paddler, aged 21+ up with a valid ID, recieves a complementary SweetWater Brewing Company beer. From the Grand Columbus Whitewater Padle Kickoff Party at The Loft on Friday night to the After-Paddle Party in Woodruff Park, we will be serving up heady brews all-weekend-long with all proceedes going to The Georgia Conservancy. See details below.

"The Grand" Plan - Everything you need to know about The Grand 2.0:

On Friday, August 7, The Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle kicks off with discounted rafting - $25 and $45 at the 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. timeslots. Later that evening, "The Grand 2.0 Kickoff Party" begins with an acoustic showcase of live music and a SweetWater Brewing Company "tap takeover" in the main room at The Loft in Uptown Columbus. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and acoustic music from Fire Mountain and Sailing to Denver will start at 9:00 p.m. All proceeds from the sale of SweetWater beer go to The Georgia Conservancy. There is a $5 cover at the door.

On Saturday, August 8, The Grand 2.0 features deeply discounted rafting, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and includes a full day of free live music in Woodruff Park. Rafting prices are $25 per person for rafting trips between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The “Challenge” run at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. is $45 per person. For those interested in a more relaxing time on the water, Whitewater Express will lead a flatwater paddle to Oxbow Meadows starting at 10:00 a.m. $10 per person, not including boat rental, which can be arranged with Whitewater Express. Every Grand 2.0 paddler receives a complementary wristband, souvenir cup and drink ticket (good for one SweetWater beer or Coca-Cola Company soft drink.)

To recieve your complementary beverage, pick-up your ticket and wristband at The After Paddle Party starting at 3:00 p.m in Woodruff Park, adjacent to Whitewater Express. Dont worry non-paddlers, we have beer for you too! After party wristbands cost $8 and include a Grand 2.0 souvenir cup and a drink ticket (good for a soft drink or a SweetWater beer). Additional individual beer tickets cost $4, cash only. We will have an ATM on site (you must have a wristband to get a ticket). 

he "This is American Music Musical Showcase" starts at 3:00 p.m., is free, open to the public and will be hosted in Woodruff Park, adjacent to the Whitewater Express Outpost in Uptown Columbus. The After-Padlle Party will include a SweetWater Brewing Company beer garden, food trucks, outdoor restrooms, and Grand 2.0 merchandise. 

After the sun goes down, Whitewater Express employees (and any adventurous whitewater kayakers) will put on a “Saturday Night Lights” demonstration at the new section of whitewater illuminated by stadium lights.

Click here to register with Whitewater Express for rafting on Friday or Saturday.

Thank you to our Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle Partners and Sponsors:

Cut Bait Rapid Presenting Sponsors:

Waveshaper Rapid Sponsors:

Ambush Rapid Sponsors:

The Fort Trustee Fund

Gooderin' Grits Rapid Sponsors: