News The full Kayak Fest schedule is now out SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Thursday, Aug. 4th, 2016 Photo: Supplied by Taylor Ablett. Kayak Fest is quickly approaching in Timmins, and the city is releasing the full schedule of events. Returning this year is the kid’s zone, hot air balloon rides, and the paddling competitions. A new event is the stunt show on the Mattagami River. The annual festival kicks off on Friday, August 26th and runs until Sunday, August 28th. Helix is headlining the event, taking the stage on Saturday night after the fireworks. The full schedule of events is online, on the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge website.