Lakeside's

Weekend Scoop

Dishing Out Events Across Lanier For The Weekend of June 21-24, 2024

Lakeside's Weekend Scoop

We’re dishing out upcoming events and specials across Lake Lanier for the weekend of June 21-23, 2024. Highlights include Food Truck Friday and a Moonlight Paddle at LLOP; the water park, cruises, and music at Margaritaville/Lanier Islands; the Splash Pad at Laurel Park; Kayak/SUP rentals at the Kayak Shack at Longwood Park; a Sail-N-Dine at Windsong Sailing Academy; and live music at Fish Tales, Pig Tales, Pelican Pete’s, Skogies and Twisted Oar. 

RESTAURANTS, RECREATION, & ENTERTAINMENT
Fish Tales (Hideaway Bay Marina)

6330 Mitchell Street, Flowery Branch

770-967-3775 • www.fishtaleslakelanier.com


June 21 - Live Music w/Brandon Reeves, 5-9 pm

June 22 - Live Music w/Rockin' Rick Dalton, 5-9 pm

June 23 - Live Music w/Ben Wade, 5-9 pm 

Pig Tales (Aqualand Marina)

6800 Lights Ferry Rd, Flowery Branch

678-828-7676 • www.pigtaleslakelanier.com


June 21 - Live Music w/Dominic DeSantis, 5 pm

June 22 - Live Music w/Ben Wade, 5 pm

June 23 - Live Music w/John Isaac, 5 pm 

Pelican Pete's (Port Royale Marina)

8800 Port Royale Dr, Gainesville

770-887-5715 • www.facebook.com/PelicanPetes/events/


June 21 - Live Music w/Craig Gleason, 6-9 pm

June 22 - Live Music w/Jeremy Wayne Dean, 1-4 pm; GA Back Porch Band, 6-9 pm

June 23 - Live Music w/Jason Marcum, 1-4 pm; Mark Piano Guy, 6-9 pm

Skogies (Gainesville Marina)

2151 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville

678-450-1310 • www.skogieslakefrontrestaurant.us 


June 22 - Live Music w/Josh Hamilton 

Twisted Oar (Holiday Marina)

6900 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford

678 714-7572 • Facebook page


June 21 - Live Music w/Rick Stone, 7 pm

June 22 - Live Music w/Jeannie Caryn, 1 pm; Chris Chapman, 7 pm June 23 - Live Music w/Ben Dunlap, 1 pm 

Smokey Q (Bald Ridge Marina)

1850 Bald Ridge Marina Road • Cumming

470-499-1279 • Facebook page


Live music lineup not available at press time. 

DESTINATIONS
Lake Lanier Olympic Park

3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville

www.exploregainesville.org


Weekends - Canoe, Kayak, SUP Rentals. Try canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Lake Lanier Olympic Park docks.


June 21 - Food Truck Friday - Auraria, 5-9 pm

June 21 - Moonlight Paddle - LCKC, 7-9 pm 

Margaritaville/Lanier Islands

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

770-945-8787 • www.lanierIslands.com


June 21 - Fins Up Water Park, 11 am-7 pm

June 21 - Game Changer, 5-11 pm

June 21 - Dive In Movie Nights, 7:30-9 pm


June 22 - Fins Up Water Park, 11 am-7 pm

June 22 - Game Changer, 12-11 pm

June 22 - Brews & Bites Beach Bash, 2-7 pm, Fins Up Water Park June 22 - Margarita Lake Excursion, 6-9 pm

June 22 - Owl Creek Band, 7-10 pm, LandShark Landing


June 23 - Fins Up Water Park, 11 am-7 pm

June 23 - Game Changer, 12-10 pm 

Laurel Park

3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

770-535-8280 • www.hallcounty.org


Offering a dog park, paved walking trail, Splash Pad (noon to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday; $2 per child) and a mega boat ramp.

Don Carter State Park

5000 North Browning Bridge Rd, Gainesville

www.gastateparks.org/doncarter


Offering a beach, camping, fishing, kayak rentals, hiking trails and horseback riding trails. $5 parking fee.

No special activities this weekend. 

Kayak Shack (Longwood Park)
20 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville • Website

Kayak/SUP rentals. Price: $20 1st Hour and $5 per 1/4 hour thereafter. Memberships now available on the "LINKA GO" App.

Windsong Sailing Academy

6900 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford • 770-967-1515 • Website


June 22 - Sail-N-Dine, 6-9 pm  

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