Presented by founding sponsors The Dock and Riverwalk restaurants, and sponsored by numerous local businesses and community groups, the Great Dock Canoe Race has been a stalwart of Crayton Cove for 37 years. The 37th annual running, scheduled for May 11, will include races for all levels of paddlers, from Ambitious Amateurs to Practically Professionals. Highlights include the Best-Dressed Canoe contest, with watercraft and crews decked out according to theme, this year being Saturday Night Live, which promises to inspire some really creative outfits and a lot of laughs. An awards ceremony concludes the festivities.
- The event is more than a good time for participants and spectators; proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Collier County.
- For information: 239-404-6718, or visit greatdockcanoerace.com.