Lake Lanier Islands Blog

Fall Foliage at the Lake! It’s about that time…

September 1st, 2014

Labor Day is this weekend, and that means the summer season is at long last coming to a close. We’re definitely going to end it with a bang, but we’re already looking forward to the Fall season! Soon enough the leaves are going to start turning, and seriously, it doesn’t get much prettier than cruising around Lake Lanier on a pontoon boat with your camera in hand. The foliage is stunning this time of year, and we’ve got everything you need to take full advantage of the season!

Take a look at our Fabulous Fall Package!

Come and see the stunning explosion of reds, oranges, and yellows across the Lake as North Georgia experiences the changing of the seasons! With the Fabulous Fall Package, available from August 15th to November 30th, you’ll stay in luxurious accommodations at Legacy Lodge, enjoy a delicious buffet (4 people per night of stay) at Windows Restaurant, and receive four access passes to Sunset Cove (per night of stay). Additionally, you’ll get to see what it’s really about from the deck of a pontoon boat! This package includes a four-hour 24ft.-pontoon rental with capacity for 8 people*! Be sure to pick up your map of the Islands and the surrounding Lake area from our Concierge or Harbor Landing  to see where you should head for the best pictures!

For folks looking for peak fall foliage viewing, the color change is most evident in our area between October 15 and November 15. However, this package is available through November 30th.

Package includes:

  • Luxurious overnight accommodations.
  • 4-hr Pontoon Rental with 24ft. and capacity for 8pp. (*Pontoon rental does not include gas or upgraded Pontoons) (per night of stay)***
  • Map with locations of best fall foliage sightseeing from Oct 15 to Nov 15.
  • Buffet Breakfast for 4 people at Windows Restaurant (per night of stay)
  • Four passes to Sunset Cove Beach (per night of stay).

*** After booking your reservation, please contact Harbor Landing at (770) 932-7254 to reserve the Pontoon at the day and time of your convenience. We cannot guarantee Pontoon availability without a previous reservation confirmed by Harbor Landing.

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Take a look at our Fall Foliage Package!

Our Fall Foliage Package includes luxurious overnight accommodations and daily buffet breakfast for two adults (kids 12 & under eat free). Your kids are going to have a blast with our newly launched Legacy Kids activities, including fun at the brand new saltwater lounging pool, courtyard games, nightly movies, free popsicles, a game room & more! We’re also including a daily 8-hour Resort Cart rental, as well as Sunset Cove beach access for four. With Full Moon Parties, Wine Cruises, and Festivals, you’re going to enjoy every minute of the Fall season with us here at Lanier Islands!

Be sure to ask our concierge for your map of the best locations around the Islands for great Fall Foliage!

The Fall Foliage Package is available from September 1st to October 31st.

  • Kids 12 & under eat free when accompanied by an adult under the Staycation Package
  • Breakfast gratuities are included
  • The Resort Cart rental must be used all at once, and cannot be split. Unused Resort Cart rental time expires once the guest departs the Resort

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Labor Day Party this Weekend!

August 28th, 2014

It’s the second to last weekend for LanierWorld and summer, and we are definitely going out with a bang! Come party with us and 97.1 the River and hear great live entertainment, eat delicious food, splash down the fastest water slides, and hang out with the coolest people! On Sunday we’re launching a ton of fireworks into the air!

You don’t want to miss summer’s last bash at our Labor Day Weekend Celebration from Friday, August 29th – Monday, September 1st. Live music, fireworks, pick-up volleyball, cartoon characters, radio giveaways, boardwalk entertainers and MORE! Check out the weekend’s itinerary below for more details!

Book the Labor Day Extravaganza Package and enjoy the last days of the summer filled with fun and excitement! Arrive early on Friday and jump in our brand new salt-water heated pool or enjoy each minute of the day at Sunset Cove Beach. Outdoor and indoor children activities will keep the kids excited – and free unlimited popsicles will keep everyone cool. Wake up next morning to a delicious Buffet Breakfast. Yes, this package includes Buffet Breakfast for four at Windows Restaurant for each night of stay – so you and your family can enjoy Chef’s cooked to order omelet and those delicious waffles with fruits! Lanier World will be open from Saturday, August 30th to Monday, September 1st and we got you covered! This package includes eight passes to LanierWorld per night of stay, including four Sunset Cove Beach passes per day on days in which LanierWorld is not open. The celebration could not end without an exciting Labor Day Fireworks Spectacular at Sunset Cove, on Sunday, August 31st.

Package includes:

  • Labor Day Celebration with live entertainment and fireworks (Sunday) at Sunset Cove and Beach.
  • Eight passes to LanierWorld per night or stay
  • $50 Resort credit*
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast for four at Windows Restaurant – gratuities included.
  • Luxurious overnight accommodations

Schedule of Entertainment:

Friday, August 29th

Johnny Summers 5-9 pm at Sunset Cove restaurant

Saturday, August 30th

Riley Biederer & Rex 1-5 pm at Sunset Cove restaurant

Atlanta Falcons Ticket Giveaway sponsored by Miller Lite 4-9 pm at Sunset Cove

Old School Horn Band 6-10 pm on Sunset Cove stage

Wylie Coyote Band 1-5 pm on Big Beach stage

Sunday, August 31st

97.1 The River live remote from 2-6 pm at Sunset Cove

Evan Greenstein 2-6 pm at Sunset Cove restaurant

Atlanta Falcons Ticket Giveaway sponsored by Miller Lite 4-9 pm at Sunset Cove

Fly Betty Band 6-10 pm on Sunset Cove stage

Wylie Coyote Band 3-7 pm on Big Beach stage

FIREWORKS after dark

Monday, September 1st

Ashley Rivera 2-6 pm at Sunset Cove

Wylie Coyote Band 3-7pm on Big Beach

 

Spongebob Square Pants & Patrick will be making appearances on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in LanierWorld! Don’t miss a great photo opportunity with your kids and these friendly characters, special giveaways and interactive fun!

Labor Day at Lanier Islands!

August 18th, 2014

Do you have plans for Labor Day? You should definitely consider spending the weekend with us! We’ve got tons of great live entertainment set up, and there’s going to be fireworks on Sunday! Don’t forget, this is the last weekend that LanierWorld will be open for the summer season, so you won’t want to miss the last hurrah! Let’s send summer off in style because it’s been one of the best ones ever!

 

Check out our Labor Day Extravaganza Package! 

Arrive early on Friday and jump in our new heated saltwater pool or enjoy each minute of the day at Sunset Cove! Outdoor and indoor Legacy Kids activities will keep the kids excited – and free unlimited popsicles will keep everyone cool! Wake up next morning to a delicious Buffet Breakfast for four at Windows Restaurant for each night of your stay. LanierWorld will be open for its final weekend of the summer, and we’ve got you covered! This package includes eight passes to LanierWorld per night of stay, including four Sunset Cove Beach passes per day on days in which LanierWorld is not open. Take advantage of the $50 Resort Credit per night of stay to have a Labor Day Celebration of your choice – by the pool or by the beach! Enjoy great live entertainment presented by 97.1 The River all weekend long at Sunset Cove! The summer simply couldn’t end without an exciting Labor Day Fireworks Spectacular at Sunset Cove, on Sunday, August 31st.

Let’s end it with a bang and make the summer of 2014 one for the record books! See you out there!
To read more about this great package, go tohttp://www.lakelanierislands.com/packages/laborday

To book your stay, go to https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=10192&Chain=15467&arrive=8%2F26%2F2014&depart=9%2F4%2F2014&adult=1&child=0&promo=LABORDAY

Weekend Events at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

August 8th, 2014

It’s time for another weekend here at the Lake, and with another full moon on Saturday we’re excited to host another of our wildly popular Full Moon Parties! Haywire and Madison Parks will be performing live on the Sunset Cove Stage as we dance the night away on the beach under the stars. Hang out by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy great food and beverage specials, including all new menu items at the completely renovated Sunset Cove Restaurant! You’ll get to party with great entertainers, including stilt-walkers, magicians, and even fire breathers! It’s party time after dark at Sunset Cove, and you don’t want to miss the best event on the Lake this year! The Full Moon Party is an exclusive event at Sunset Cove, and a $15 cover will be charged beginning at 7pm. Fireworks will follow the party at 11pm.

This weekend looks to be a fun one for all of our guests as Sunday sees the return of our popular Wine Cruise Series! Guests will get to cruise the South’s Great Lake on our 85-foot houseboat this Sunday from 2pm-5pm while tasting fabulous wines from all over the world, paired with creative culinary dishes prepared special by our team of chefs. Guests will then get to interact with winemakers and other knowledgeable wine industry insiders for a three-hour cruise aboard the Island Princess!

EVERY WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday and Saturday, August 8-9 – Land & Sea Buffet, 6-9pm at Windows Restaurant

Feast like a king at Windows in the main level of Legacy Lodge every Friday and Saturday this summer as we roll out the Land & Sea Buffet at Windows! You¹ll enjoy succulent shrimp, freshest finest fish, savory snow crab, and plenty of turf options for you non-surf eaters. Check out our “Cooked-to-Order” Action Station with delicious new creations every week! At the end of your meal, be sure to fill up on an amazing array of cakes, pies, parfaits, cookies and more!

Friday, August 8 – Low Country Boil, 6:30pm at Sunset Cove

Sponsored by Miller Lite, Low Country Boil Nights are back and better than ever! Come and enjoy this Southern seafood favorite every Friday night at Sunset Cove! There’s plenty to go around, so share the night with your friends and family, and dig in to a steaming pot of boiled shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, and smoked sausage. Indulge in this true Southern staple while relaxing lakeside.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday, August 8

7:00-11:00pm – Haywire on the Sunset Stage
7:00-11:00pm – Madison Parks will play at the Sunset Stage in between sets

WEEKLY EVENTS

Masterpiece Mondays – Monday, August 11, 6:00pm, Gianni’s

Sponsored by Masterpiece Mixers Paint and Party Studio

Come create your own masterpiece. We’ll supply the canvas, the paint and the brushes. Lead by local artists, this activity offers step-by-step painting instruction for those of all art levels. Take your painting home and show it off at the end of the event!

Volleyball Tuesdays – Tuesday, August 12, Sunset Cove

Stop by Sunset Cove sand courts every Tuesday for some exciting sand volleyball! What better way to enjoy the scenic views of Lake Lanier. We welcome Recreational, Intermediate, and Advanced level volleyball players. Come as an individual or a group. Pickup games start at 6:30 p.m.

Ladies Night – Wednesday, August 13, 5:00pm, Sunset Cove

NEW this year, it’s Ladies Night at Sunset Cove every Wednesday! Ladies get free beach admission into LanierWorld and drink specials.

Trivia Night – Thursday, August 14, 6:30-10:30pm

Gather your friends and family and head to Sunset Cove for our NEW Trivia Night! Whether you are a trivia veteran or have never played before, trivia nights are great for everyone! We’re awarding a $10 gift certificate to each round winner. Trivia nights are so much fun, you don’t miss out! So come on out to Sunset Cove for delicious food, refreshing drinks, and all the trivia you can handle!

Low-Country Boil – Friday, August 15, 6:30pm

Sponsored by Miller Lite, Low Country Boil Nights are back and better than ever! Come and enjoy this Southern seafood favorite every Friday night at Sunset Cove! There’s plenty to go around, so share the night with your friends and family, and dig in to a steaming pot of boiled shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, and smoked sausage. Indulge in this true Southern staple while relaxing lakeside.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Lake Lanier Islands Resort is a huge playground for kids of all ages, even the adult variety! In addition to a giant Lake right in our backyard, with pontoons and such, we’ve got a fantastic golf course, an Equestrian Center with trails and lessons, zip lines all over the place, campgrounds, and miles and miles of walking, biking and hiking trails. If you think it might be fun, we’ve got it! Why not pack up the car and make a family vacation out of it!

Give Back Thursdays at LanierWorld!

July 28th, 2014

On Thursdays this summer, help yourself by helping others! LanierWorld is partnering with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, the North Gwinnett Co-Op, and Goodwill of North Georgia to raise awareness and resources for various charitable causes.

With your help we raised well over 5,800 cans for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, AND we raised enough supplies for the North Gwinnett Co-Op for over 250 families!! That’s something to be very proud of!! Now, this Thursday and next Thursday, let’s do it again for Goodwill of North Georgia!

Get half off regular price admission per person at LanierWorld on Thursdays when you bring 1 BAG of gently used clothing to donate to the Goodwill of North Georgia on July 31 and August 7, 2014.

Dates and Charities

June 26: GA Mountain Food Bank
July 3: GA Mountain Food Bank
July 10: GA Mountain Food Bank

July 17: North Gwinnett Co-Op
July 24: North Gwinnett Co-Op

July 31: Goodwill of North Georgia
August 7: Goodwill of North Georgia

Monsters of Mock at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

July 24th, 2014

Everyone remembers the Monsters of Rock, right? Well – 97.1 The River and Lanier Islands want to help you RELIVE that concert experience. Well – kind of! We’re calling it the Monsters of Mock! Yeah MOCK – as in –  not the REAL thing, but music so good that you’ll think it’s the REAL thing!

Saturday July 26th - Sunset Cove will be rocking with the music of Journey as Departure takes the stage – You’ll also get the best taste of Southern Rock with the Bama Gamblers and more live music throughout the day!

2 – 6 pm Live Remote

4 – 5:30 pm The Bama Gamblers

6 – 8 pm Departure – The Journey Tribute Band

Join us for great music, the beach and a ton of fun at Sunset Cove!

Brought to you by Butler Tire and Atlanta’s Classic Hits – 97.1 The River!

$10 per person

IF you’re a Season Beach Pass holder, then you get FREE admission to Monsters of Mock.

Season Pass Special Mondays at LanierWorld!

July 21st, 2014

When you’re a Season Pass Holder at LanierWorld, you save more than just dollar bills, y’all. We’re offering extra goodies exclusively to our Season Pass holders all across LanierWorld this season! You already receive unlimited parking, unlimited beach access, unlimited ride and slide access, unlimited party access and more, so what else could we possibly help you out with?

Well, all you have to do is check in to our Facebook page on Monday mornings to see what little bonus prize we’ve got in store! It could be a new discount on wake boarding, or a free hotdog at WildWaves Refresher, or anything in between! You never know what you’ll get, but you’ll definitely get something just for being a Season Pass holder!

The Pirates of Lanier Poker Run!

July 17th, 2014

Ahoy Captains! This year’s Pirates of Lanier Boat Poker Run on Lake Lanier promises to be a great one! Join the Pirates for a full weekend of exciting games, events, prizes, live music and so much more!

The Fourth Annual “Pirates of Lanier Poker Run” on Lake Lanier is NOT a race or timed event – but a weekend full of fun, laughter, wonderful pirate costumes, giving to the kids, and a relaxing time for you, your family and crew.

Pirates of Lanier Boat Poker Run on Lake Lanier is an annual fund raiser event benefiting children’s charities like Camp Sunshine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

For registration details and more information about this event, please visit www.piratesoflanier.com.

Educator Appreciation Tuesdays at LanierWorld!

July 14th, 2014

Being a teacher is hard. Legitimately, ridiculously, seriously hard. Luckily, there’s a built-in thing called “summer” where the kids go home, the school doors are shut, the playground is empty and the chalkboards are wiped clean. Kids dream of summer vacation all year long, but really, so do teachers! It’s not quite the same thing, of course. Where kids dream about staying out late and catching fireflies, teachers dream about their curriculum for the next school year. Where kids lay out by the pool every day, teachers lay out lesson plans for the next school year. Where kids stock up on water balloons, ice pops, video games and orange slices, teachers stock up on reams of paper, dry erase markers, folders and boxes of Kleenex. Teachers don’t get to have the same summer vacation that kids get, but that’s not to say teachers don’t get to have any fun at all. In fact, here at Lake Lanier, we want to make sure teachers get to have the great summer vacation they deserve.

That’s why we’re offering Teacher Tuesdays! Every single Tuesday this summer, you can show your teacher ID at the LanierWorld gate and you’ll get half-off for up to 6 members in your party! Who says being a teacher doesn’t come with summer perks? Not you, after this summer!

So teachers, when you’re reading those “What I Did This Summer” essays you assign at the beginning of the school year, you can know that your students’ summer didn’t even come close to your own!

Full Moon Party at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

July 11th, 2014

As Christmas is July winds to a close, we are excited to announce our July Full Moon Party is this Saturday!! What a great end to a great week! Y’all were amazing this week, donating tons of Christmas toys for little kids all over the country! Now we’re ready to celebrate your generosity with a Full Moon Party, including great live entertainment, dancing and fireworks!

Fly Betty Band will be performing live on the Sunset Cove Stage as we dance the night away on the beach under the stars!! Hang out by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy great food and beverage specials, including all new menu items at the completely renovated Sunset Cove Restaurant! You’ll get to party with great entertainers, including stilt-walkers, magicians, and even fire breathers! Then, at the end of the night you’ll gaze skyward and enjoy our fireworks spectacular! It’s party time after dark at Sunset Cove, and you don’t want to miss the best event on the Lake this year!

Extend Your Stay: Our Full Moon Party Package offers not only access to our Full Moon Party, but also luxury overnight accommodations, $75 Resort credit, Island Hopper Trolley Passes, breakfast for 2 at Windows Restaurant & more!