Lakefest 2024 - 30A


Lakefest 2024

Lakefest 2024

Saturday, May 18
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

DeFuniak Springs
1350 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435


Friday, May 17th – Saturday, May 18th, 2024
Chipley Park, Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

LakeFest is an annual festival in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, celebrating safe, recreational activities for the entire family on the water and banks of beautiful Lake DeFuniak, one of the world’s rare, naturally round spring-fed lakes.

Friday, May 17th, 2024

 11:00 a.m.  V.F.W. Post 4437 LAKEFEST FISH FRY – Fish, Fries, Beans, Coleslaw, and Hushpuppies – $15.00

12:00 p.m.   Primitive Tent Camping Setup Begins – (Circle Drive at the Boat Ramp)

3:00 p.m.  Vendor Setup Begins – Vendors can set up between 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

** 7th Street to Live Oak Road – CLOSED between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. **


5:00 p.m.   Food Vendors Open 

Disc Golf Opens

5:30 p.m.   Live Entertainment – ZUMBA FITNESS FOR KIDS (Amphitheatre)

6:00 p.m.    Live Entertainment – CREWS WRIGHT (Amphitheatre)

7:00 p.m.    Live Entertainment – AMANDA AND QUINTON SPRAGGS (Amphitheatre)

8:00 p.m.    Live Entertainment – ANDY AVERY (Amphitheatre)

9:00 p.m.   LakeFest concludes until Saturday, May 18th, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

**  ROAD CLOSURE starts at 6 a.m. ALL of Circle Drive and West to 7th Street **

7:00 a.m.  Artists/Vendor Market check-in – (Live Oak Avenue and Circle Drive)

8:00 a.m.  Check-in for the LakeFest Car Show – (7th Street and Circle Drive)

                      Check-in for the Tractor Show – (Main Street and Circle Drive)

8:00 a.m.  Main Street Farmers Market – (Baldwin Avenue between 7th Street & 8th Street)

9:00 a.m.  Events & Activities area:

Opening Ceremonies – (Amphitheatre Stage)

Welcome and Invocation – Mayor Bob Campbell

Present the Colors – Walton High School Air Force Junior ROTC

Post the Colors – Walton High School Air Force Junior ROTC

Pledge of the Allegiance

National Anthem  – Andy Avery

Introduction of 2024 LakeFest Queens

Introduction of 2024 DeFuniak Springs Queens

Introduction of 2024 Walton County Queens

                                LakeFest Officially Opens

                                Cardboard Boat Registration Begins

                                Tractor Show Opens

Disc Golf Opens

9:45 a.m.      Events & Activities by area:

                                Live Entertainment – WAKEBOARD PERFORMANCE (Lake DeFuniak)

Live Entertainment – CREWS WRIGHT (Amphitheatre)

10:00 a.m.     Events & Activities by area: 

                               Walton County Heritage Museum, Circle Drive, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                               Caboose opens for tours, Circle Drive, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lucky Duck Hunt for the Children – At the Walton County Heritage Museum

LakeFest Car Show and Public Voting (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Circle Drive, Under the Oaks at Chipley Park near the amphitheatre

10:30 a.m.    Events & Activities by area:

                                 Live Entertainment – BEN MERRELL PERFORMS HYDROFLIGHT (Lake DeFuniak)

                                 Cardboard Boat Registration – Ends

11:00 a.m.    Events & Activities by area:

                                 Lucky Duck Hunt on the Water – (Lake DeFuniak) – (1) duck per person-

                                  turn in duck at Kayak & Canoe Rental tent behind amphitheatre -winners

will be announced at 2:15 p.m. on the amphitheatre stage after the car show results.

11:30 a.m.    Events & Activities by area:

                                 Live Entertainment – AMANDA AND QUINTON SPRAGGS (Amphitheatre)

12:00 p.m.    Events & Activities by area:

Cardboard Boat Competition Begins – (Circle Drive, Lake DeFuniak)

1:00 p.m.  Events & Activities by area:

                             BIG KAHUNA COMPETITION BEGINS – (Lake DeFuniak, behind Amphitheatre)

1:30 p.m.  Early Lineup – Parade Early Lineup can begin (turn on Bruce Avenue and follow signs) 

2:00 p.m.     Events & Activities by area:

Live Entertainment – JOEY SHALING (Amphitheatre)

2:15 p.m.     Award Presentations:

Car Show

Lucky Duck Winners

                               Live Entertainment – JOEY SHALING (Amphitheatre)

2:30 p.m.          Lineup and staging for the parade (turn on Bruce Avenue and follow signs)

3:00 p.m.          LakeFest Parade – (Circle Drive, clockwise direction beginning at Hubbard Street,

                                Narrated by Andy Avery)

                                Live Entertainment – JOEY SHALING (Amphitheatre)

 4:30 p.m.          LakeFest wraps up for another year! – We hope you have enjoyed your day and we

look forward to seeing you at LakeFest 2025!!

Vendors may continue to sell after 4:30 p.m. but MUST vacate the premises by 7:00 p.m. and have their areas cleaned and free from all trash. Thank you.

 Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Noon: Camping concludes – All primitive campers should leave their campsites clean 

and vacate by noon. 

1:00 p.m.    Events & Activities by area:

                             Live Entertainment – AMANDA AND QUINTON SPRAGGS (Amphitheatre)

                             Live Entertainment – ANDY AVERY (Amphitheatre)

                             Live Entertainment – BRAEDON COOPER BAND (Amphitheatre)

Be safe going home and we hope to see you at LakeFest 2025!

(SAVE THE DATES NOW – May 16th and 17th, 2025)

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