Organizers get set for the annual Shoal Creek Water Festival this weekend

JOPLIN, Mo. — The annual Shoal Creek Water Festival is taking place this weekend.

The event features a number of fun activities for people to enjoy including a fishing derby, live music, food trucks, boat races and a lot more. The festival also provides some helpful information when it comes to safety on the water.

The festival begins Saturday, Aug. 14 at 9 A.M. and runs until 2:30 P.M..

The shoe box boat race is slated for noon.