LJEA's 50th Anniversary Boats and Brews Bash

Saturday, July 29th 10 AM

Join LJEA as we celebrate our 50th year as a non profit protecting the Lake James watershed! Saturday, July 29th, we will host a boat parade on Lake James at the Lake James State Park beach (Paddy's Creek) followed by a birthday celebration at Fonta Flora-Whippoorwill Farm.

Boat Parade (10 AM Boats line up, 10:30 AM Parade begins)- The theme of the parade is Fauna and Flora of the Lake James Watershed, so decorate your boat accordingly! Prizes will be awarded to the top three best decorated boats and the best name (on theme). Entry fee is $50 for motorized boats and $25 for non-motorized boats (kayaks, canoes, SUPs, etc).

Register here for the Boat Parade

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Birthday Party (12-2 PM)- Join us at Whippoorwill for celebratory refreshments, birthday cake, toasts, and prize awards. Fonta Flora will be brewing a special birthday beer for us, Lake James Blue, and $1 from every pint sold will go to LJEA!

Be a Sponsor of Boats and Brews!

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please email [email protected] or call (828) 475-2735.

Sponsorship levels:

  • $500 - 50th Anniversary Sponsor - Recognition on website, announcement at Boat Parade by parade EMCEE, and announcement at Birthday Party at Whippoorwill Farm. Logo on website event page. Logo and recognition on event signage and advertising.

  • $250- Boat Parade Sponsor - Recognition on website and announcement at Boat Parade by parade EMCEE. Logo on website event page.


Can't attend but still want to help us celebrate 50 years? Make a donation to LJEA and help us continue the work of the last 50 years for 50 (+) more!

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