Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival Watersports Demo (July 13-14): Try a wide range of paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and other watersports equipment at Boulder Beach on the Spokane River or sign up for a clinic to have a guide show you the ropes. All part of the Spokatopia festival with live music, bike demos, and other outdoor activities all weekend long.

Tri Town Float Down Poker Paddle (July 20-21): Paddle the Pend Oreille River from Ione to Metaline Falls in northeast Wash., and win prizes along the way—organized by the North Pend Oreille County Chamber of Commerce to help local veterans and cancer patients.

Paddle, Splash, and Play (July 20): A free kid and family event at Riverside State Park’s Nine Mile Recreation Area, hosted by the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club, to experience various paddling sports and equipment.

Long Bridge Swim (August 3): A 1.76-mile swim race across Lake Pend Oreille, along Sandpoint, Idaho’s iconic Long Bridge.

Swim the Snake (August 10): Swim across the Snake River channel between Lyons Ferry State Park and Lyons Ferry Marina, in the town of Starbuck, Wash. (southwest of Pullman). Or paddle a kayak or SUP for this event. Fundraiser for Blue Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council and local youth summer swim teams.