Knox County and the Water Quality Forum will host the ​5th annual Cheers to Clean Water Celebration and Clean-Up on Saturday, June 11 at Suttree Landing Park (1001 Waterfront Drive SE).

The event, which includes a water race for kayaks and paddle boarders, kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and registration is open until 10:30 a.m. the day of the event. ​Following the race, there will be a celebration that includes local vendors and booths, kids’ activities, kayaks for rental, bluegrass music, food trucks, rain barrels, and prizes. The celebration and clean up are free and open to the public but the race costs $15. Local breweries ​have donated beer and it will be available for purchase for those 21 and older.

“This event is a fun way to promote the importance of keeping our rivers and streams clean,” said Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.

For a full list of prices and to register for the event click here.

The Water Quality Forum is a coalition of diverse partners including local governments, non-profits, utility companies and businesses that work together to keep East Tennessee waters clean.

The Knox County Stormwater is working with the Forum to host the event.