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Lakeside’s Weekend Scoop

Dishing out upcoming events and specials across Lanier for the weekend of July 21-23, 2017. Highlights include Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run; music and fireworks at Lanier Islands; hikes and paddle adventures at Don Carter State Park; and live music at Fish Tales, Pig Tales, Pelican Pete’s, Skogies and Twisted Oar. Sign up for weekly emails >>>.


Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run
 
July 20 (Thursday) 
  • 11 am-3 pm - Welcome Tent, Lake Lanier Islands Resort
  • 6 -11pm - Welcome Meet & Greet, at Coastal Breeze Restaurant

July 21 (Friday)
  • 12-3 pm - Pirates Cove Beach Bash & Raft-Up. Stereo Competition sponsored by AVC, Lunch provided by Pigtales & Fishtales, Lake Lanier Islands
  • 2-10 pm - Registration, Lanier lslands Amphitheater
  • 6-9 pm - Welcome Party & Buffet dinner provided by Jim 'N Nicks, Silent and Live Auction, Lanier Islands Amphitheater
  • 8 pm - Mandatory Captains Meeting, Concert by Fly Betty, Lanier Islands Amphitheater

July 22 (Saturday)
  • 9am-3pm - Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run (Card stops open - Gainesville Marina Card Stop closes @ 2 pm ) 
  • 11-3 pm: 4 Lunch Stops: Pigtails at Aqualand, Pelican Pete's at Port Royale, Twisted Oar at Holiday Marina, Fishtales at Hideaway Bay
  • 5-9 pm - Card playing at Sunset Cove Casino   
  • 9 pm - Awards Ceremony & Fireworks, Lanier Islands


Restaurants

Fish Tales (at Hideaway Bay Marina)
6330 Mitchell Street, Flowery Branch • 770-967-3775 • www.fishtaleslakelanier.com

  • July 21  - Live Music w/ Tiki Bros from 6-10 pm
  • July 22 - Live Music w/ Bennett Jackson from 12-4 pm; T. Collie from 6-10 pm
  • July 23 - Live Music w/ Ben Dunlap from 5-9 pm


Pig Tales (at Aqualand Marina)
6800 Lights Ferry Rd, Flowery Branch • 678-828-7676 • www.pigtaleslakelanier.com

  • July 21 - Live Music w/ T. Collie from 6-10 pm
  • July 22 - Live Music w/ Karliegh Dills from 1-4 pm; Riley Biederer from 5-9 pm
  • July 23 - Live Music w/ John Hightower from 5-9 pm


Pelican Pete’s (at Port Royale Marina)
8800 Port Royale Dr, Gainesville • 770-887-5715 • www.bestinboating.com
 
  • July 21 - Live Music w/ Tom Hart from 7-10 pm
  • July 22 - Live Music w/ John Amoroso from 11 am-2 pm; Dominic DeSantis from 3-6 pm; Ronnie Rollie from 7-10 pm
  • July 23 - Live Music w/ The Woodys from 11 am-2 pm; Jason Marcum from 3-6 pm; Dave Craver from 7-10 pm


Skogies (at Gainesville Marina)
2151 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville • 678-450-1310 • www.skogies.net
 
Now serving beer and wine

  • July 21 - Live music with Swing Daddies from 5:30- 9:30 pm
  • July 22 - Live music with Michael Perkins from 5:30- 9:30 pm
  • July 23 - Live music with TJ Patillo from 10 am - 2 pm 


Twisted Oar (at Holiday Marina)
6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford • 678-714-7572 • www.facebook.com/twistedoar
 
  • July 21 - Live Music with John Amoroso, 8-11 pm
  • July 22 - Live Music with Michael Caine, 1-4 pm; The Spin Offs, 8-11 pm
  • July 23 - Live Music with John Amoroso, 1-4 pm



Marinas
 
Sunrise Cove Marina
5725 Flat Creek Rd., Gainesville • 770-536-8599 • www.sunrisecovemarina.com
 
  • July 21-23  - Delicious Take Out Menu at the Marina Office Friday - Sunday during regular office hours while supplies last. Food by Easy B’s Kitchen. Grab and Go!



Lanier Islands
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford • 770-945-8787 • LanierIslands.com

 

  • July 21 - Low Country Boil, 5-7 pm - Sunset Cove Cafe
  • July 21 - Seafood Buffet, 5:30-8:30 pm - Sidney’s
  • July 21 - Poker Run - Lanier Islands Amhitheater - 2-10pm: Registration; 6-9pm: Welcome Party & Buffet dinner provided by Jim 'N Nicks, Silent and Live Auction; 8pm: Mandatory Captains Meeting, Concert by Fly Betty
  • July 22 - Sunset Cove - B98.5 broadcasts live from Sunset Cove! Join us for great music on the beach, 12-2 pm
  • July 22 - Poker Run - 5-9pm: Card playing at Casino, Sunset Cove
  • July 22 - Fireworks - 10 pm at LanierWorld

LanierWorld July Hours:
    Sun - Thurs - 10 am - 8 pm
    Fri -  10 am - 9 pm
    Sat - 10 am -10 pm  




Lake Lanier Olympic Park
3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville
 

Weekends - Canoe, Kayak, SUP Rentals



 






Don Carter State Park
5000 North Browning Bridge Road, Gainesville •  www.gastateparks.org/doncarter

 
  • July 21 - Animals and Their Signs Hike, 4 pm; Intro to Kayaking, 6-7:30 pm           
  • July 22 - Whale Tail Paddle Adventure, 9 am-1 pm; Glowlight Lake Paddle, 8-10 pm
  • July 23 - Intro to Kayaking, 5-6:30 pm




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