Making a splash

Some of the world’s best freestyle kayakers gather at the Truckee River this weekend for the Reno River Festival. The second annual whitewater celebration includes pro and amateur competitions, workshops and demonstrations as well as live music and DJs in the park. Jay Kincaid, winner of last year’s Reno Pro Freestyle Invitational, and Eric Jackson, the current world freestyle champion, are expected to compete in the Pro Rodeo Invitational on May 14. The festival begins May 12 and concludes May 15 at the Truckee River Whitewater Park in downtown Reno. For a schedule, visit —Kelley Lang