Another great event occurring on April 23rd is the Rio Camuy raft fest. This event is family friendly and the locals pull out all the stops with decorating their canoes, kayaks and motor-less flotation vehicles for a festival and floating parade. You will find this large gatheing on the river on the outskirts of the town of Rio Camuy. This event allows family and friends to gather together for a great day of entertainment and fun. A lot of emphasis is placed on outdoor activities, with visitors being able to participate in mountain biking and amateur diving contests. There is live music to liven up the atmosphere, while great food keeps your appetite wonderfully content. Much of the land-based action takes place along Joaquín Martínez Avenue. However, the water is where the most exciting parts of the event occur. That is where a massive rafting event takes place during the course of the festival. Many of the participants take advantage of the opportunity by getting very creative with their boats, often creating some really odd-looking and mind-boggling boats. Others stick to more normal buoyancy devices and make use of rafts, kayaks and tubes. All participants enter into a race which follows the river down-stream on a scenic voyage which lasts for around 45 minutes. In past years, up to 360 people have taken part in the voyage, with fans of the event lining the banks to cheer on the craziness. With that many people in the water, the traffic is obviously insane. However the number of participants also testifies to the popularity of the event.