Mission Reach Floatilla Fiesta event sold out for free kayaking

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SAN ANTONIO – By paddling through fun obstacles or just sitting and soaking up the sun, families across San Antonio kept the party spirit alive along the river on Saturday morning.

The San Antonio River Foundation organized the “Mission Reach Floatilla Fiesta” in partnership with organizations such as the San Antonio River Authority and Mission Adventure Tours.

Svaasya Saraswathula, four, and Svakasha, nine, said they were thrilled when their parents told them they would be in the water.

“They told me last week,” Svakasha said. “I can’t wait to go kayaking on my own. “

For many like the Saraswathula family, this is their first time exploring the San Antonio River.

“I am a nature lover, so hearing the birds, seeing the smiling faces makes you feel at home,” said Gabriel García.

The Fiesta Floating Event also featured Fiesta Medals and educational activities to introduce the river to San Antonians.

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“(We hope this will develop a) appreciation (and) management of the river because most people don’t know they have this ability to be on the river (to kayak)”, Albert Cardona, special events coordinator for the San Antonio River. Foundation, says. “(It’s great for them to be able to) kayak and be here and see the birds, see the fish, enjoy the river in its true form.”

To learn more about kayaking opportunities in Mission Reach, downtown San Antonio, and the King William District, click here.

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