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July 4th Celebration at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

OK, people! Independence Day is coming up and YOU KNOW we’ve got something great lined up for you at the Lake! It’s the perfect weekend to come ride the water slides, dip your toes in the lake, build a sandcastle along our pristine beach, and soak up the sun at LanierWorld! Dine right on the beach or catch a pick-up game of volleyball at Sunset Cove! Check out great live music at each of our outdoor stages! Enjoy the cool breeze on the patio at Gianni’s! There will be patriotic food and drink specials all weekend long, and on Firday, July 4th, find a spot on the beach for an incredible fireworks display! This is an Independence Day celebration you won’t want to miss!

Be sure to show your patriotic pride this weekend at LanierWorld at the Share a Coke booth on Saturday, July 5th! Customize your own Coke experience by getting your name printed on your own customizeable bottle. If you don’t want to get your name on it, we suggest “GO USA” or “LanierWorld”!

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 3, join Johnny Summers at Sunset Cove from 5pm-9pm.

Friday, July 4, join the Kicks 101.5 Party at Sunset Cove! Kicks will be out all day making sure everyone is having a great time as you splash and slide your way through the park! Make sure you wear your patriotic swim trunks, because this Independence Day, we’re going to be rocking it out all day long!

Friday, July 4, head over to Big Beach from 3pm-7pm to jam with the Wylie Street Coyotes Band with your toes firmly in the sand! They’ll be here all weekend long!

Friday, July 4, find yourself a cozy spot at Sunset Cove and get ready for our fireworks extravaganza! Our spectacular display will begin after dark, weather-dependant.

Saturday, July 5, dig your toes in the sand at the Big Beach stage and rock out with the Wiley Street Coyotes Band or relax at Sunset Cove and listen to Ashley Rivera from 1-5pm.

Saturday, July 5, when you’re ready to pause your fun for dinner, be sure to check out the Bama Gamblers on the Sunset Cove stage from 6pm-10pm, or celebrate America with Italian cuisine at Gianni’s while the sweet rythms from Gray Sartin play from 5pm-9pm.

Sunday, July 6, enjoy your lunch at Sunset Cove and hear Redneck Blonde from 1pm-5pm, or come back for round three of the Wylee Street Coyotes Band at Big Beach from 3pm-7pm. Finish out your excellent weekend at Sunset Cove from 6pm-10pm.

Thunder on the Parkway was Awesome!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Well folks, we were a little concerned about the weather this weekend, but everything turned out just fine! Thunder on the Parkway was exactly the amazing motorcycle rally we wanted to see, and we’re so grateful to all of you who came out and participated! Let’s take a look at some of the pictures, shall we?

All set up for the show!

Bikes, bikes, bikes!

Thunder on the Parkway at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Rev your engines and pull up your kickstands, it’s time for an incredible event here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort! This exciting motorcycle weekend is like nothing we’ve ever seen, and we want you to come experience all the excitement and more this weekend at Peachtree Pointe!

Come hear live music all weekend from Blackberry Smoke and local favorites Drivin’ n Cryin’! We’ll have cool motorcycle games on the Vista, and tons of vendors from all over the States. You won’t want miss the amazing bikes that will line the field!

You’re going to LOVE it, whether you’re a hardened veteran biker with a hundred patches on your leather jacket or just getting started with your first multi-state ride and a brand new helmet. You can check out all the details at thunderontheparkway.com, or buy your tickets online today!

 

Twitter Tuesdays at LanierWorld!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Did you know that our Twitter followers get super special deals exclusive to them?! It’s true! On Tuesdays our Twitter followers can check our feed in the morning and receive a special little prize just for following us! All you have to do is follow us, and YOU could receive special deals like free popcorn or fountain drinks, discounts on tube rentals, and more ALL SUMMER LONG!!

Weekend Happenings at the Lake

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Friday, June 20

LUKE BRYAN TICKET GIVEAWAY AT SUNSET COVE

Do you love Luke Bryan? Do you want a chance to win tickets to his nearly SOLD OUT show at Lakewood Amphitheater this July? YOU ARE SO LUCKY because we’ve got the tickets! All you’ve got to do is show up at Sunset Cove Friday, June 13th and you could be the winner! We’re giving away 4 tickets to the show starting at 9 pm! It’s your chance to see Luke Bryan, Lee Brice & Cole Swindell in concert at Lakewood Amphitheater, Saturday, July 26th! Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Sponsored by Miller Lite.
*Must be 21 years or older to win. Guest must be present to win.
Sponsored by Kicks 101.5 & Miller Lite

EVERY WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday and Saturday, June 20-21 – 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, June 20 – 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.

WEEKLY EVENTS

Masterpiece Mondays – Monday, June 23, 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, June 24, 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, June 25, 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, June 26, 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, June 27, 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 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!

 

 

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What a FUN Weekend at Lake Lanier Islands!

Monday, June 16th, 2014

You guys, this weekend was SO FUN!! If you didn’t get a chance to go to our Full Moon Party on Saturday, don’t worry! We’ve got plenty more full moons this summer, and you’ll have a chance to come party with the coolest entertainers through October! Let’s take a look at some of our pictures from this weekend.

Johnny Pyro fired up the crowds with his amazing fire breathing skills!

The party was rockin’ under the full moon!

And it felt like a club atmosphere when the Wobble came on!

Finally we wrapped it all up with a great fireworks show!

 

Lake Lanier Islands Resort Now Pet-Friendly!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Are you looking for a great place to bring your family on vacation? Your WHOLE family? Lake Lanier Islands Resort is now pet-friendly, so you don’t have to find a sitter for Fido! “Leave no pet behind” can be your new motto for finding great, affordable vacation spots this season!

We’ve got your pet-friendliest accommodations at Legacy Lodge, the LakeHouses at Legacy, and of course, our campgrounds at Shoal Creek, Chestnut Ridge, and Blue Ridge.

There are more than 20 miles of walking and hiking trails, full of gorgeous Georgia scenery and wildlife here at the Islands. Why not take your furry friend on a beautiful walk under cloudless blue skies? Or you could grab a couple life vests and head on out to Harbor Landing to rent a pontoon for a full day of fun on the Lake! Our Island Skimmer Pontoons and Standard Pontoons are pet-friendly, too! Treat your best friend to an exciting new experience. Your pooch pal will love seeing leaping fish, snapping turtles, gliding herons, geese and ducks, and even graceful deer on the shoreline. Wave your paws at the passing boats on your way back in to Harbor Landing, and at the end of the day, your mischievous mutt will sleep the best sleep he’s ever had.

There’s plenty to do here at Lake Lanier Islands, so why not bring your ENTIRE family out to play! Remember Lake Lanier the next time you’re looking for a pet-friendly destination!

Book your reservations today!

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Weekend Events at Lake Lanier Islands: Memorial Day Edition

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

It’s the weekend here at Lake Lanier Islands, and you’ve come to the right blog to see what’s happening at LanierWorld and Sunset Cove! First, let’s take a look at the weather report:

And now, without further ado, here are the happenings for this weekend at Lake Lanier Islands!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26: Memorial Day Weekend!

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means the summer season can officially commence! With kids either fresh out of school or with glassy-eyed grit rolling into their last week, parents are going to want to celebrate not having to pester them into doing their homework for at least two months! There is literally no better way to celebrate this weekend than with a pontoon rental, beach shenanigans, and a splash down the Triple Threat or Intimidator! Ready to release all that tension from Spring Semester? Grab an innertube and let the waves carry you to total relaxation in the South’s largest wave pool!

For a more detailed look at what’s happening at the lake specifically for Memorial Day weekend, just click HERE.

 

Friday and Saturday, May 23-24 – Coca-Cola presents The Goalie Challenge on Big Beach (First-come, first-served – No pre-registration needed)

Coca-Cola and McDonalds celebrate the FIFA World Cup by bringing soccer fans closer to Brazil via a unique active soccer experience! The big red interactive truck with World Cup soccer game will be set up at Big Beach all weekend long! Top 10 players have a chance to win! #CokeGoalieChallenge

 

EVERY WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday and Saturday, May 23-24 – 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, May 23 – 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

Friday, May 23

Riley Biederer and Max on the Sunset Cove stage

Wylie Street Coyotes Band on Big Beach Stage

Saturday, May 24

3:00pm – 4:45pm – A Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band, US1 will be performing Jimmy Buffet and Caribbean style covers for beach lovers at Sunset Cove.

5:30pm – 8:00pm A Rock Cover Band, Shark Fighter, will be performing at Sunset Cove.

8:00pm – 10:00pm A DJ will be hosting a Beach Party at Sunset Cove.

Wylie Street Coyotes Band on Big Beach Stage

Sunday, May 25

Old School Horn Band on the Sunset Stage

Haywire on the Sunset Stage

Wylie Street Coyotes Band on Big Beach Stage

Monday, May 26

Riley Biederer on the Sunset Stage

James P. Morgan on the Sunset Stage

Wylie Street Coyotes Band on Big Beach Stage

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

Masterpiece Mondays – Monday, May 26, 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, May 27, 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, May 28, 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, May 29, 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, May 30, 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 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!

SPECIAL OFFERS!

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It’s Memorial Day MADNESS!! Package starts at $159: Book Now & receive 4 LanierWorld tickets & your overnight stay is INCLUDED!!

Valid for this Friday only (5/23/14), this rate starts at $159 (for Double Queen and King rooms at Legacy Lodge) and includes 4 tickets to LanierWorld. 4 full price tickets to LanierWorld will cost you 147.96+tax, so we thought it would be nice to throw in an overnight stay for you! Use promo code MADNESS when booking to get this offer. Not valid with any other discount, promotion or offer. This deal for overnight stay and 4 tickets can only be obtained when booking this package through the hotel at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

Just enter promo code: MADNESS

CLICK HERE TO BOOK IT TODAY! Better hurry, this offer is only valid for THIS FRIDAY (MAY 23, 2014)!

 

Honoring Our Military: Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26

ALL ACTIVE and VETERAN military members will receive FREE LANIERWORLD ADMISSION when accompanied by a paying guest, and upon presenting a valid military ID. Offer may not be combined with any other offer, and is valid only for Friday-Monday, May 23-26, 2014. Offer is valid only at LanierWorld gate, and may not be used at Resort entry gate. God bless our troops, present and past!

Weekend Events at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

It’s the weekend here at Lake Lanier Islands, and you’ve come to the right blog to see what’s happening at LanierWorld and Sunset Cove! First things first, let’s check out the weather report:

Now, without further ado, here are the fun times we have scheduled for your leisurely pursuit!

SPECIAL EVENTS

SweetWater Shrimp Fest – Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11am-5pm; Sunset Cove

Lake Lanier Islands Resort teams up with SweetWater Brewing Company, Georgia’s favorite local brewery, to bring you the Shrimp Fest to end all shrimp fests! We’ll have all kinds of food trucks and local restaurants down at Sunset Cove, and they’ll all be bringing their best seafood game for your enjoyment! How many ways can you eat shrimp? Just ask Bubba: “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.”

In addition to these amazing and delicious food samples, we’ve got the SweetWater Beer Garden, live music all day, tons of volleyball, and even a Kids Zone with bouncy houses! When you’re stuffed to the rafters and you want to let it settle before you head home, you can hang around after the event and jam with Riley Biederer from 6-10pm!

Admission to the Shrimp Fest is $10/person. When you pay your parking fee at the gate, don’t forget to keep your receipt, because that will cover one of your carful of people.

For more information, visit ilovethecove.com!

Sunset Cove Sand Series Volleyball – Sunday, May 4, 9am

Come watch entertaining and action-packed volleyball games as semi-pros compete in a tournament at Sunset Cove!

WOOFstock: Be sure to check out our booth at Woofstock this Saturday at the Suwanee Town Center Park! Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10am-6pm.

Woofstock, sponsored by Star 94, is a fantastically fun event for pet owners in Suwanee, and we’ll be there to talk about our pet-friendly accommodations, upcoming events, and all the cool activities you can do at Lake Lanier Islands! Come by our booth from noon to 1pm to get your picture taken with Bucky Beaver!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Sunset Cove Beach Cafe & Club – Friday, May 2, 5pm-9pm

Singer/Guitar player, John Amoroso, will be performing inside Sunset Cove restaurant from 5 pm- 9 pm.

Sunset Cove – Saturday, May 3, 11am-10pm

We’ll have live entertainment all during the Shrimp Fest from Fly Betty and Hurrican Wilson, so come out and enjoy some dancing in the sun!
Local favorite Riley Biederer will wrap up the day at the Sunset Cove indoor stage. from 6-10pm

Sunset Cove Beach Cafe & Club – Sunday, May 4, 1pm-5pm

License 2 Chill will perform on the outdoor stage at Sunset Cove from 1 pm- 5 pm.

WEEKLY EVENTS

Trivia Night – Thursday, May 1, 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, May 2, 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 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!

Weekend Events at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

Friday, April 25th, 2014

It’s the weekend here at Lake Lanier Islands, and you’ve come to the right blog to see what’s happening at LanierWorld and Sunset Cove! First things first, let’s check out the weather report:

Now, without further ado, here are the fun times we have scheduled for your leisurely pursuit!

SPECIAL EVENTS

In-Water Boat Show – Friday & Saturday, April 25 & 26, 2014, 10am-8pm; Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10am-5pm

Lake Lanier Islands Resort teams up with new partner, Spinnerworks, a well-known and established event company out of Charlotte, N.C., to produce the largest in-water boat show in Georgia! All wet vendors will be strategically placed across both Sunset Cove and Big Beach docks, while the dry vendors will cover the Grand Hall parking lot and Sunset Cove entertainment district. The 2014 In-Water Boat Show will showcase new, top-of-the-line boats, some of which are available for demo by qualified buyers, along with numerous static displays and featured exhibitors.

Admission to the event is FREE because gate admission is FREE to the Islands all weekend long. The 2014 In-Water Boat Show is the best value in Georgia for the entire family! Over the past 2 years, an estimated 4,000 guests have attended the show each year.

Enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend with some of the Cove’s favorites. Try out Sunset Cove’s new menu with great food and drink specials! Plan your stay in the beautiful Legacy Lodge, Legacy Villas or LakeHouses at Legacy and don’t miss a out on what’s sure to be a great weekend!

 

Our Gates are Open! – Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been hearing the buzz all winter long, and now it’s time to see what’s new at Lake Lanier Islands! THIS WEEKEND ONLY, come on through our wide open gates for FREE! We’ve got something really special planned for you as you come to the coolest spot on the Lake this weekend. Read about everything available!

 

SPECIAL COUPONS!!

To help you get a feel for what your next family vacation will be like, be sure to stop by our gate on your way in to pick up your exclusive coupon sheet, valid for this weekend only (April 25-27). Or, feel free to print out a copy here!

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Sunset Cove Beach Cafe & Club – Friday, April 25, 6pm-10pm

Local Favorite Riley Biederer will be performing inside Sunset Cove restaurant.

Sunset Cove – Saturday, April 26, 1pm-10pm

Singer/Guitarist John Amoroso, will be performing inside Sunset Cove restaurant from 1 pm- 5 pm, followed by the band, Redneck Blonde, which will be performing on the outdoor stage at Sunset Cove from 6 pm- 10 pm.

Sunset Cove Beach Cafe & Club – Sunday, April 27, 2pm-6pm

Singer/Guitar player, Johnny Summers, will be performing inside Sunset Cove restaurant.

 

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 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! And this is certainly the weekend to come give us a try!