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World class whitewater action headlines Reno River Festival


HomeFeature2013RENO RIVER FESTIVAL NEWS RELEASE – In addition to a weekend filled with free entertainment, exciting whitewater competition, beautiful weather and nearly 100 different vendors selling food, drinks, outdoor equipment, crafts and more, the 10th annual Reno River Festival encourages spectators to get involved with a new interactive play area that appeals to the kid in everyone. Add to that a host of free clinics, seminars and more in the Cabela’s Outdoor Area and visitors to the Reno River Festival are sure to have something to do every minute of the day May 11 – 12.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. each day, Festival-goers can take part in an early morning yoga session, compliments of 24 Hour Fitness, followed by the beginning of whitewater competitions at 10 a.m. that continue throughout the day. The outdoor expo also opens at 10:00 a.m. along with the new kids play area which includes activities for children small and large such as a zip line across the Truckee River, a rock climbing wall, a four-person bungee trampoline, obstacle course and a giant rock slide. Cabela’s presents free clinics in its deluxe outdoor living area including Fishing Kayaks at 11:00 a.m., Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices at 12:00 p.m., River Wading and Fly Tactics at 1:00 p.m., Truckee River Set Up and Tactics for Spin Fishermen at 2:00 p.m. and Canoe Camping Gear and Trip Ideas for the Reno Area at 3:00 p.m. Both areas are located on the east side of Wingfield Park so spectators can enjoy competitions, music and activities all in one convenient location.

Bands also take the stage beginning at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with Buster Blue opening the day, followed by Whitney Myer at 1:00 p.m., Mark Sexton Band at 3:00 p.m. and closing out with Keyser Soze at 5 p.m. Sunday brings Oddly Enough to the stage at 11:30 a.m. with GrooveSession at 1:30 p.m. and Jelly Bread at 3:30 p.m.

Add to the fun an assortment of food and beverage choices ranging from barbecue and snow cones to teriyaki bowls and ice cold Coors and Budweiser products and the 10th annual Reno River Festival serves up a little something for everyone May 11 – 12.

The Truckee River Whitewater Park is located just blocks from Reno’s 24-hour gaming excitement and other attractions including dining and nightlife, golf, skiing, hiking and bike trails, lakes and a selection of art museums and galleries. For more details about the 10th annual Reno River Festival presented by Subaru of America, visit www.RenoRiverFestival.com or call 775-784-9400 ext. 119.

The Reno River Festival is held at the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield located in the heart of downtown Reno’s Old Southwest, named one of “Best Neighborhoods in America” by Men’s Journal magazine and recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of “America’s Coolest River Walks.” Hosting top whitewater athletes from around the world, the city’s $1.5-million Whitewater Park is within steps of the downtown Reno gaming and entertainment corridor including a range of dining options, entertainment venues, museums, theaters, hiking and biking trails and a selection of renowned hotel-casinos offering fully customizable weekend getaway packages. The Reno River Festival is presented by Subaru of America.

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