LakeFest 2019


Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19, 2019
GPS:  3 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

LakeFest is an annual festival in DeFuniak Springs, Florida celebrating sports and exercise on the water.  Held in Chipley Park on the banks (and on the water) of Lake DeFuniak, one of the world's rare, naturally round spring-fed lakes.  The event is comprised of canoe, kayak and cardboard boat races, water demonstrations, booth exhibits, water slides, bounce houses, kids activities, 5k race and fun run, car show and live entertainment.  2019 program will include overnight primitive camping.  To participate or learn more about these individual events making up the weekend festival, select the link on the left side of this page of the activity about which you wish to learn more.

Friday, May 17, 2019

11am until Sellout:  Fish Fry. Amphitheater. 
          Provided by VFW

4pm-7pm: Fishing Tournament. Boat Ramp, 95 Circle Drive

7:45pm-8pm:  Nighttime Hydroflight Show.  (behind Amphitheater)

7pm-10pm: Nighttime Kayak and Canoe Camping Course Advanced Registration
      Required.  Free.

7:30pm-Midnight:  Bonfire. Next to Amphitheater. Sponsored by 30A Blaze

8pm-10pm:  Outdoor Movie"Bernie the Dolphin."  Amphitheater. 
          Sponsored by the DeFuniak Springs Special Events Committee

Saturday, May 18, 2019

8:15am - 9am: Registration for Kayak/Paddle Board Races - "LakeFest Command Post"
     (behind Amphitheater.)

9am: Opening Ceremonies.  "Camp Jamboree"  (Amphitheater) 

9am-3:30pm:  EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:

  • Butterfly Garden Tours, Library Garden
  • Camp Kayak
  • Camp Exploration
  • Camp Kids
  • Disc Golf. Check-in at DeFunk Disco booth among the street vendors
  • Trading Post (Food & Merchandise Vendors)

9:15am:  Kayak/Paddle Board Races - "LakeFest Command Post"  (behind Amphitheater.) 

10am-10:30am: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Community Band - Camp Jamboree 

10am-1pm:  Nonie's Petting Zoo Presentations - Location TBA.

10am-2pm:  Antique Car Show and Public Voting.  Area in front of Train Depot.  Free.

10:45am-11am:  Hydroflight Show - Behind Amphitheater.

     11am-11:30am:  LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:  Singer Andy Avery.  Camp Jamboree 

11am-2pm: Poker Paddle - LakeFest Command Post" - behind Amphitheater

11am-2pm: Lucky Duck Hunt on the Water In the Water of Lake DeFuniak

Noon: Cardboard Boat Races Boat ramp next to Hall of Brotherhood.

1pm:  Parade.  Circle Drive

 1:30pm - 2pm:  LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:  Singer Andy Avery.  Camp Jamboree 

2:15pm:  AWARD PRESENTATIONS:  "Camp Jamboree" Amphitheater 

  • Lucky Duck Hunt Drawings 
  • Car Show - Camp Heritage
  • Cardboard Boat Races
  • Paddle Poker
  • Paddle Sport Races

 2:30pm - 3pm:  LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:  Singer Andy Avery.  Camp Jamboree 

4pm-6pm: Beginners Course for Kayaks, Canoe and Paddle Board Enthusiasts Free.
      Advanced Registration Required or visit the American Kayaking Association's booth
      during the day for space availability.

Sunday, May 29, 2019


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