Thursday, May 16, 2013
The free annual hands-on expo for all things rugged or just plain recreational is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you ever wanted to try a climbing wall, in other words, now’s the time. Plus things as low-impact as horseshoes.
Likewise kayaking, fishing in the Allegheny, dragon-boating, yoga and more. (This year, borrowing a page from the restaurant world, the fest will test a smartphone-based “no wait” reservation system for boats.)
There’s also lessons in the esoteric martial-arts discipline of capoeira (and the rather slower art of tai chi) and lawn games in the GameZone organized by festival sponsor Dick’s Sporting Goods: croquet, bocce, Ladderball.
Venture Outdoors will even have bikes on hand for you to ride. Or take to the water on the RiverQuest Explorer, a “green” boat that teaches about the health of the watershed.
Everything you need to know should be here.