Splashing in the sun at the Whitewater festival

MONTGOMERY AL, (WSFA) - Many people are splashing in the sun at the Coosa River Whitewater festival on the weekend of May 14th.

The festival is a practice day for competitors and spectators alike. People come out for fun filled races from the Jordan Dam to the famous Moccasin Gap Rapid. The events are broken down into women's, juniors, and men's. Each of those will be further divided into novice and pros.

Years ago the Coosa River claimed several lives, all of which could have been prevented with the proper training and education. The festival provides the proper  instructions on how to safely navigate and prepare for Whitewater, while having fun.

The last day of the festival is May 16th. For more information click here