OABI Beach Fest: Detroit's First ever paddle event hits the shores of Belle Isle on August 9

(WXYZ) Detroit - OABIĀ (Once Around Belle Isle) Beach Fest is the first-ever paddle event of its kind to come to Detroit! The event will take place on Saturday, August 9.

OABI features the Paddlerama exhibition featuring a series of onsite classes, demonstrations, contests and sprint competitions as well as featuring a seven-mile race around the island for experienced paddlers & racers.

The festival will also feature live music, craft beer, food trucks, local vendors and much more.

Event attendees will have the opportunity to check out and try an array of new stand-up paddleboards and kayaks as well.

For competition fees, and more information about the event, click here .