The River Rafting
The River Rafting is one of Sweden's largest student events that is annually recurring during Walpurgis. It has been a tradition since 1975.
During the River Rafting the audience get to watch 120 rafts make their way down the river Fyris from the start at the Eddaspången to the finish by the Stadsparken. The River Rafting has become a beloved tradition in Uppsala and today it's a major event with close to 100 000 visitors.
The River Rafting is open for all persons over 18 years who can swim. For those interested, the registration opens and closes during the beginning of the spring semester.
Prior to the River Rafting there is an eight day long River festival, from the 21th to the 28th of April. During the festival there is a large number of activities that you can join in on during the days and during the evenings there is entertainment in the pub tent. In the tent there is food to eat and beverages to drink every day.
The raft construction area is also placed on the festival grounds and there you can build a raft or look at all the fantastic rafts that are being built.
If you have or know younger kids the Duck Day, on the 26th of April, is the perfect day to visit the festival because there will be activities for kids. and all of the income from the duck day will go to charity.