PRLog - May 16, 2014 - BUFORD, Ga. -- Even though the summer solstice doesn’t officially arrive until June 21, Memorial Day serves as the unofficial launch to the summer season for many Atlanta fun seekers. After opening the beach, waterpark and boardwalk to its wildly popular LanierWorld the weekend prior, Georgia’s Lake Lanier Islands Resort will kick the summer into high gear with a four-day Memorial Day Weekend Celebration that promises live music, fun in the sun, and fireworks. In addition to over a dozen waterslides and attractions, carnival rides like the towering lakeside Ferris Wheel and Tilt-a-Whirl, a slew of waterfront dining establishments, pick-up games of beach volleyball, family-friendly matches of miniature golf, and adventurous pursuits like kayaking, ziplining, and paddleboarding, the Memorial Day Weekend lineup at Lake Lanier Islands consists of:
Big Crowds Expected at LanierWorld at GA's Lake Lanier Islands Over Memorial Day
Friday, May 23: Coca-Cola Presents the Goalie Challenge at Big Beach – Lake Lanier Islands teams up with its long-time vendors and sponsors at McDonalds and Coca-Cola to host the weekend-long Goalie Challenge to commemorate this year’s FIFA World Cup. For soccer fans who can’t make it to the real match in South America, this unique and interactive soccer experience will bring a bit of Brazil to the beach that lines the southern shore of Lake Sidney Lanier. Top 10 players will have a chance to “score” big prizes! As the sun sets on a perfect day by the lake, guests can enjoy a live performance by Riley Beiderer and Sunset Cove will host its weekly Low Country Boil.
Saturday, May 24: Memorial Day Summer Kick-Off Beach Party Hosted by Rock 100 – Lake Lanier Islands promises a “rockin’” start to the summer season thanks to live music on the Sunset Cove stage, while DJs Jesse and Aaron host a treasure trove of interactive entertainment on the Big Beach stage. Bands one of Atlanta’s most popular rock cover bands, Shark Fighter. The Goalie Challenge continues, and there will also be plenty of kid-and-family-
Sunday, May 25: Live Music on the Sunset Cove Stage – In addition to an open air concert featuring Old School Horn Band and Haywire – entertainment from DJs Jesse and Aaron, and the Goalie Challenge continue at Big Beach. The day ends with a BANG! thanks to a spectacular patriotic fireworks display over the lake.
Monday, May 26: Live Music on the Sunset Cove Stage – Guests who visit LanierWorld on Memorial Day will be treated to live performances by Riley Biederer and James P. Morgan.
As it does every day of the summer season, Lake Lanier Islands Resort will extend a special discount to active duty military personnel of $10 off LanierWorld daily admission upon presentation of valid military ID. Visitors who wish to extend their Memorial Day Weekend celebration over more than one day will appreciate the Family Fun Vacation Package – which features deluxe accommodations at the Resort, up to four passes to LanierWorld, 4 passes to the beach, breakfast and more for as low as $299 to $359. The Islands’ Legacy Lodge will play host to a number of events during the holiday weekend, as well – including a poolside DJ at the NEW Legacy Leisure Pool, not-to-be-missed Land & Sea Buffets at Windows Restaurant on Friday and Saturday night, and a treasure trove of Olympic-themed activities with prizes and badges for pint-sized patriots through the NEW Legacy Kids Program. Young guests of the Lodge, LakeHouses, and Villas will have an opportunity to enjoy games on the lawn, contests by the pool, movies under the stars, scavenger hunts, petting zoo, all-they-can-
For more information about Memorial Day Weekend at Lake Lanier Islands Resort and to sneak a peek at upcoming events at the Southern lakeside destination, please visit www.lakelanierislands.com.
About Lake Lanier Islands Resort®: Nestled on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lake Lanier Islands Resort®. Situated less than 45 miles from downtown Atlanta on 1,500 pristine acres of forests, meadows and beaches, this luxury resort is quickly growing in size, scope and reputation as one of the Southeast’s leading lakeside retreats. The Resort’s crown jewel – Lake Sidney Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes, encompassing 38,000 miles of surface area and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia. Legacy Lodge and Legacy Villas enhance the Resort’s broad assortment of accommodation choices and meeting sites – making it the ideal choice for corporate meetings and company retreats. Popular excursions like fun in the sun at the boardwalk-themed LanierWorld, zip lining through the trees with Lake Lanier Canopy Tours, horseback riding on a lakeside trail from the Equestrian Center, and renting a boat and ski equipment from Harbor Landing make the Resort a terrific choice for families vacationing or “staycationing”
Kasie Bolling/Out of Her Mind Freelance
Kasie Bolling/Out of Her Mind Freelance