LakeFest 2021


Friday, May 14 - Sunday, May 16, 2021
Amphitheatre, 1184 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

LakeFest is an annual festival in DeFuniak Springs, Florida celebrating safe, recreational activities for the entire family on the water and banks of beautiful Lake DeFuniak, one of the world’s rare, naturally round spring-fed lakes.  The 2021 event is comprised of live entertainment, kayak/water sport races, outdoor evening movie, fish fry, hilarious cardboard boat races, water demonstrations, booth exhibits, water slides, bounce houses, kids activities, an historic district bicycle tour, and car show.  The 2021 program will include overnight primitive camping for those who sign up in advance for an event or who are vendors, sponsors and educational booth hosts.  

Friday, May 14, 2021

8am-8pm: CHECK-IN: Primitive (tent) camping registrations. Visitors Center, 1164 Circle Drive.

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

5pm-10pm: Nighttime Kayak/Canoe/Paddleboard Activity.  Free.

5:30pm-6pm: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Singer Andy Avery!  Amphitheatre.

6pm-7pm: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Today's Yesterday Band!  Amphitheatre.  

7pm-9pm:  LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Country Singer Jeff Bates in Concert!  Amphitheatre. 

8pm-10pm: Nighttime Disc Golf.  Chipley Park.  East side of First Presbyterian Church.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

6:30am-8am: Coffee & Donuts for Overnight Campers - Camp Kayak

7:00am-11:00am: Triathlon. Begins at Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood.

8:00am-Noon:  Farmers' MarketBaldwin Avenue between 7th & 8th Streets

9am: OPENING CEREMONIES with Singer Jim Hubbard.  "Camp Jamboree"  (Amphitheater) 

9am-3:30pm:  EVENTS & ACTIVITIES by area:

  • Butterfly Garden Tours, 9am, 10am, & 11am.  Library Garden, 3 Circle Drive
  • Camp Kayak -  primitive camping
  • Camp Kids - Kids Activities, waterslides
  • Camp Jamboree - Amphitheater/Live Entertainment
  • Disc Golf. Check-in at DeFunk Disco booth among the street vendors
  • Walton Heritage Museum - KIDS Lucky Duck Hunt. "Every kid is a winner."
  • Trading Post - Food & Merchandise Vendors, Circle Drive
  • Command Post - Behind Amphitheater

9:15am:  Water Races  - Command Post, behind Amphitheatre

10am until - KIDS Lucky Duck Hunt. "Every Kid is a Winner." Walton Heritage Museum (Train Depot.)

10am-2pm:  Antique Car Show and Public Voting.  Left side of Amphitheatre.

10:45am-Noon:  Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge. Area of lake behind Amphitheatre. Entry Fee to participate. Free to watch.

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

11am-11:30am: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Southbound Band!  Amphitheatre.

11:30am - Noon: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Top Hat Banjo!  Amphitheatre.

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

2:15pm:  AWARD PRESENTATIONS:  Amphitheatre

  • Lucky Duck Hunt Drawings 
  • Car Show
  • Cardboard Boat Races
  • Water Races

 2:30pm - 3pm:  LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - Singer  Andy Avery!  Amphitheatre.

3:00pm-3:45pm:  Parade. "Outdoor Fun in the Water, Sand & Sun!"  Circle Drive

5:30pm:  Historic District Bike Tour.  Starts at the Visitors Center, 1162 Circle Drive

8:00 pm-10:00pm:  Nighttime Disc Golf - Chipley Park.  Call (850) 520-8170 for specific location.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

6:30am-8:00am: Coffee & Donuts for Overnight Campers - Camp Kayak

Noon: Camping concludes.

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