LakeFest is an annual festival in DeFuniak Springs, Florida celebrating sports and exercise on the water. Held in Chipley Park on the banks and on the water of Lake DeFuniak, one of the world’s rare, naturally round spring-fed lakes. The event will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Enjoy a 5K race, kids zone, exhibits, cardboard boat races, live music, food vendors, and more. Click here to register for 5K race.
6 a.m. – Registration for 5K Race & Dash n’ Splash Fun Run
7 am: – 5K Race
8 am: Registration for Kayak and Paddleboard Races
9 am: – Opening Ceremony, Vendors Open, Kids Fun Zone Open until 3pm, Registration for Cardboard Boat Races Begin, Live Demonstrations and Exhibits Open until 3pm, Heritage Museum Open until 4pm, Caboose Tours until 1pm
9:15 am: – Kayak and Paddleboard Races Begin
10 am: – Dash n’ Splash Fun Run, Car Show, Voting for People’s Choice Awards until 2pm
10:45 am: – Hydroflight Demonstration by Pro Hydroflight Athlete Ben Merrell
11 am: – Poker Paddle/Walk until 2pm, Lucky Duck Hunt until 2pm
11:30 am: – Live Entertainment: Bryan Bludworth
Noon: – Cardboard Boat Races
1 pm: – LakeFest Parade
1:30 pm: – Live Entertainment: Kelby Shea Comman
2:15 pm: – Introductions of 2018 LakeFest Queen
2:30 pm: – Live Entertainment: Community Band