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Shooting Star Perseids Paddle

Event information

Date: Friday, August 11, 2023

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fee: $20 per person.

Age: Ages 21 or older.

Contact: 708-534-8499

Location: Monee Reservoir

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A shooting star falling through the night sky full of stars. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Enjoy a perfect evening on the waters of Monee Reservoir while the peak of the Perseids meteor shower dazzles overhead. Watch the sunset and listen to the natural sounds as they wane from day into night. Get lucky and even catch some shooting stars. Once off the water, bring your drink of choice (beer and wine only, please) and enjoy it around a campfire with s’mores.

All equipment is provided. Personal kayaks are welcomed.


Event requirements

Registration Required by Wednesday, Aug. 9: 708-534-8499.


Wear clothing that can get wet, including water shoes or old gym shoes. This is a recreational, non-instructional program. Prior paddling experience is strongly recommended. 

The natural surface launch area is accessible by a paved trail from the parking lot. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.