Catching ’em all, Kemah drops a lure for Pokemon GO fans with festival

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KEMAH, TX - The Kemah Boardwalk is known as an entertainment hot-spot, but on Saturday it was more of a "PokeStop." Hundreds of avid Pokemon GO fans came out for the Kemah GO Fest. Attendees had exclusive ride times early in the morning, and then there was a water balloon battle following that.  Fans could also meet and greet character mascots, Pikachu and Ash.

"We're a quirky, fun, eclectic town and we came up with the idea to have a Pokemon festival," Kyle Burkes, a Kemah city council member said. "We're bringing the town together. We're bringing people here who haven't been in the city before. We're trying to tap into the viral aspect of the game."

The festival also raised money for local charities through carnival activities.