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Rebel Rebel Float Trip: the Whiskey Rebellion w/ a Bowie Twist

July 30, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Embark on a guided float trip that is wacky and irreverent while paying tribute to the 1790s Whiskey Rebellion. We’ll tell the story of this historically significant rebellion in entirely new way – by hearkening the voice of David Bowie. Why Bowie? We believe that a spirit of rebellion–revolution even–threaded the experiences of the rebels and David Bowie (albeit nearly 200 years removed). We’ll use music and interpreters in such a way that you won’t possibly forget what the Whiskey Rebellion meant to both the region and a young nation.

-A 4.5 mile guided kayaking trip on the Monongahela River with the story of rebellion unfolding along the route
-Single and tandem kayaks for those who need them
-An exclusive yet rustic riverfront period supper
-2 cocktails courtesy of Wigle Whiskey
-Whiskey sampling
-A whole lot of David Bowie tunes and covers

This most rebellious experience will be held on the Mon River between Webster and Monongahela, about 50 minutes outside of Pittsburgh. This is a 21 and over event with a rain date scheduled for August 6.

The experience will be limited to 25 guests with ticket prices beginning at $75. This price includes dinner, drinks, the guided trip, and entertainment. Tickets are now on sale. See “ticket information” near the top of this page for the link.

The Rebel Rebel Float Trip is an event of the Mon River Town Program in partnership with Venture Outdoors and with support by National Road Heritage Corridor, Wigle Whiskey, and Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers.


July 30, 2017
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Monongahela Aquatorium
200 Railroad St
Monongahela, PA 15063 United States


Mon River Towns