347 days left until Canoecopia!     March 8 - 10
Canoecopia is presented by

Presenting Sponsor

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM

1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event

Parking Fees
1-Day: $8.00
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center


  Dave Shapiro

Dave's interest in knots began as a small child. He was watching his father trying to teach his older brother how to tie a bowline. While his brother was struggling to learn the steps, Dave picked up a piece of rope and tied a bowline on his first try. This annoyed his brother to no end but his parents were quite impressed. They gifted him with his grandfather's knot book, thus starting a lifelong love of all things related to knots and rope.

Dave works at River Bend Nature Center in Racine, Wisconsin where (among many other things) he teaches canoeing and kayaking (and sometimes knot tying).


Dave Shapiro
 Knot Clinic
Atrium - upstairs Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm 
The popular Knot Clinic is back again. Stop by to ask a question, see a demonstration or just admire the knot board. Learn a new knot and stick around to teach it to the next person. We will even give you a piece of rope to take home and practice with.

The knot clinic is part of of our Drop-In Clinics happening from 1:00-4:00 on Saturday.