Lake Lanier Islands Blog

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

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!

Christmas in July at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

July 7th, 2014

It’s July and even though it’s mid-summer, we’re already looking forward to the Christmas season. Starting on Monday, July 7th, we’ll begin Christmas in July here at LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. All week long, from July 7th through the 11th, you can bring a donation to LanierWorld benefiting Toys for Tots.

As an added benefit, each toy you bring with you to LanierWorld this July will give you half-off regular price admission to LanierWorld. Let’s give back to local children in need and make this Christmas a day for them to remember.

Please be sure that your donations are new, unwrapped children’s toys.

Toys for Tots is a fantastic charity operated by the US Marine Corp Reserve. Their goal is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Now, normally the Marines organize toy drop sites in October, November and December, but we figure the best way to make sure they can collect the MOST toys in our area is to take advantage of our large LanierWorld crowds. Our community is one of the best in the Southeast for providing support to charity organizations, so we made sure Toys for Tots would set up a drop site here, a whole three months early! And all because we know how generous you all are! Let’s make it a perfect Christmas for hundreds of little kids across the United States!

July 4th Celebration at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

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!

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!

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, or buy your tickets online today!


Twitter Tuesdays at LanierWorld!

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

June 20th, 2014

Friday, June 20


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


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.


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.


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!

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!