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Llano Rock’N Riverfest is Labor Day weekend

Llano Rock’N Riverfest welcomes professional and amateur personal watercraft racers on all three days of events over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-6. The races and festival are at Badu Park in Llano. Courtesy photo

Personal watercraft races and classes, live music, and a fireworks show are just a few of the highlights of Llano Rock’N Riverfeston Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-6, in Badu Park.

The event is held around July 4 each year but was postponed until September this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Admission to the event is free. Craft and food vendors will be set up, and while some might accept debit or credit cards, visitors are encouraged to bring cash. They should also bring lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas to watch the races. Coolers are welcome at this BYOB event.

Professional and amateurs will compete in the personal watercraft races on the Llano River. Register at the event. All racers are required to wear racing helmets and U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vests and have a kill cord. More than 100 racers are expected to compete.

A schedule of racing classes is available on the event website. Cost is $40 per day for amateur classes; $50 for pro-am classes; and $25 for ages 10-15 and beginners. Call 512-569-4197 for more information.

Live music follows the races each day, and fireworks are set for dark-thirty on Saturday, Sept. 5. Compliments of the Llano Volunteer Fire Department, the fireworks are best seen from Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive.

Event organizers ask that everyone follow state and local COVID-19 regulations, including wearing face coverings and social distancing.

suzanne@thepicayune.com

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