Aqua Fest was one of the corporate/civic oriented events that desperately wanted legitimacy but was snared in the net of Austin's culture/counter-culture. Boat races on Town Lake? Not if La Raza has anything to say about it. Still, my favorite memories of AF were when the theme nights were still the agenda. German night was such a beautiful family affair. Mexican night was such a party. I still have a few Skipper pins.