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7th Annual Friends of Atascadero Lake LakeFest with Children's Day in the Park!

May 18, 2024

10 am - 4pm

For the 7th Annual Friends of Atascadero Lake LakeFest with Children's Day in the Park will be bringing you a fantastic event on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park.

Activities for all ages include the famous Cardboard Boat Regatta & Races, 2-for-1 Charles Paddock Zoo coupons, a fishing derby, DJ music, great music, kids activities, a 50/50 Raffle, food, and a variety of vendors! The favorite Cardboard Boat Regatta & Races will include those boats “built at home” as part of the “Open Class” Cardboard Boat Race.  For the kids, supplies will be available to “build your own” boat to race as part of the “Kids Class” Cardboard Boat Race.

The event will kick off with music by the DJ along with registration for the Fishing Derby! Plan accordingly as the Fishing Derby will get underway at 12 noon along with pre-judging for the “Open Class” boat race at 12:30 pm followed by the race at 1 pm. At 2:30 pm, the Kids Class Cardboard Boat Race will begin and the Fishing Derby will wrap up with winners announced for both. Plus, at 3:30 pm, the winner of the 50/50 Raffle will be announced! Something for all ages and it’s free to attend! Bring your wallet to enjoy the food, drinks, and shopping opportunities. This event is a fun way to explore the different booths while learning about local resources in our community for children and their families!

Proceeds of the event will be used to benefit improvements in and around Atascadero Lake along with the resources for the LINK Family Resource Center. For more information, check out our website: or See you on May 18th!  

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