River Lights Festival has successful second run
The River Lights Festival finished its sophomore run over the weekend.
"It's still in its infancy. It is only two years, it is brand new. We are creating something as we go along here," said Hugh Vassos, the director of the festival.
They may be new but all the signs look good. Vassos said that they had record numbers because they had a lot more for people to check out.
"It's been good. In addition of the Watercross Nationals, the Saskatoon Racing Canoe Club, and the paddle board challenge we have added new sporting events to the river," he said.
The light display itself has also grown.
"Last night we had racing under the lights which was really exciting and the Enchanted Forest has provided us with a number of displays," he said.
The festival is still growing and Vassos said that it will take a few years to establish what they want to be.
"We want to grow this festival to be a major event in this province," he said.
With River Landing's continued development it will also help the growth of the festival.
"The more people living down here and working down here has to be good for all of our vendors and the festival itself... It will encourage people to come down and see those sports and maybe join those clubs," he said.