42nd annual Mayor's Cup Regatta runs through the weekend

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) The fun of the Fourth may be over, but the party is still going strong in Plattsburgh with the 42nd annual Mayor's Cup Regatta and Festival.

The Mayor's Cup kicked off Thursday night and will continue through the weekend.

Organizers say this is one of Plattsburgh's big summer traditions on Lake Champlain. The four-day celebration includes the 42nd annual regatta. There will also be a barbecue, live music and activities for the family and kids.

Community members flocked to Trinity Park Friday to check out local vendors and celebrate the summertime and the weather together.

City officials say that's what this event is all about: getting out and enjoying what Plattsburgh has to offer and celebrating the people and the businesses.

"It brings revenue into the city because these visitors are spending money at the local restaurants, businesses coming here. At Trinity Park we have a bunch of vendors working, so it's bringing in revenue for our businesses and community," said Scott Matthews, the City of Plattsburgh Community Engagement Coordinator.

The annual regatta kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday. Our Kelly O'Brien spoke with Kjell Dahlen about the race. He has organized the regatta for the last 30 years. Watch the video for the full interview.

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