2021 Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakeshore Festival

August 7, 2021, Lakeland, Florida: The City of Lakeland Lakes and Stormwater Division in partnership with the Lakes Education Action Drive are pleased to announce the date for the 18th “no” the 17th “almost” Annual Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge and Lakeshore Festival on October 9, 2021, from 8:30 am to Noon at the Lake Hollingsworth boat ramp. Due to COVID19, last years annual event was cancelled, but we are happy to bring back this Fall fun for all challenge.

Join the Lakes Education Action Drive and the Lakes and Stormwater Division of the City of Lakeland as they help raise awareness about our water resources and how we all must play a role in protecting them. People can reduce their impact on the environment through the lifestyle choices they make every day. Celebrate our lakes and join the fun!

THE CHALLENGE: To build a boat out of cardboard and duct tape, and then put 2 people inside to race around a course, be the first to make it across the finish line without sinking.

THE CATEGORIES: On-Site Built Groups: Cardboard boats are built on site, the morning of the event, and all supplies are provided. Pre-Built Groups: Cardboard boats are built before the event, and teams must provide their own supplies.  Divisions for on-site built and pre-built categories include: Youth (both on board crew are under 18 years of age), Family (one crew member is over 18 and one crew member is under 18) and Community/Adult (both members are over 18).

Registration cost is $35 per team and can be completed online at https://www.eventbrite.com/ and search “Lakeland Cardboard Boat” Or, visit the Lakes Education Action Drive on Facebook and click on the “Events Tab”.

The establishment of the City of Lakeland’s Lakes & Stormwater Division has contributed considerably to improving the health and beauty of our City’s lakes and waterways. The Lakes & Stormwater staff invites you to take advantage of and enjoy the many lakes and water resources available to Lakeland residents and visitors alike! The Lakes Education/Action Drive (LE/AD) is a non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of educating the citizens of Polk County about our lakes and helping them to realize the tremendous benefits our lakes provide.

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