Slideshow: River Fest

The atmosphere was festive May 9 at Volunteer Park in Beacon Falls for the annual River Fest. The annual Naugatuck Valley River Race was canceled due to the water level being low, but that didn’t dampen the mood. The festival featured food, live music from the Rubber City Blues Band, family activities and a releasing of the butterflies ceremony by the Beacon Falls Rotary Club. The festival was capped off by the Beacon Falls Lions Club’s annual Duck Race. -PHOTOS ELIO GUGLIOTTI