The Jackson Lake Association held its First Annual PirateFest event at Lloyd Shoals Park on April 29th, 2017. Open to the public, it was designed to bring the lake community and surrounding areas together as a family-friendly day of fun and activities designed to promote Jackson Lake and raise funds for lake safety programs, especially those that benefit children.
One of the highlights of the day was the Cardboard Boat Regatta Race, where participants made water-worthy boats using only cardboard and duct tape, then raced them for cash prizes and awards.
First rate entertainment was provided by three live bands and food was available until it sold completely out, at “The Tussahaw Tiki”. Besides these fun events, others included:
- Thieves’ Market, where arts and crafts were sold;
- Pirate Costume Contests;
- Children’s Activities at Little Matey’s Playground
All proceeds will be used to stock “Safety First” booths with loaner life jackets, lake maps that show where safety hazards and buoy markers are, plus educational safety information that the public can use to have a safer Jackson Lake experience.
Attendees were able to access the festival from land or by water, with water taxis available to bring people from their boats on Jackson Lake to the park. By all accounts, the First Annual PirateFest at Jackson Lake will not be the last!
WHO: Jackson Lake Association
WHAT: First Annual PirateFest
WHERE: Lloyd Shoals Park at Jackson Lake, 180 Dam Road, Jackson Georgia
WHEN: Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 10:00AM – 5:30 PM
ADMISSION: $5.00 Ages 18 and Up. Under 18 is FREE
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