Kickoff Your Summer at Lake Lanier Islands on Memorial Day Weekend

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20th, but we know that in Atlanta it can sometimes feel like it on April 20th. It’s about time to start getting wet, Atlanta, and I don’t mean from the sticky humidity.


Lanier Islands resort is helping you kick off this summer with a number of special events all throughout Memorial Day weekend. There’s four new slides waiting for you at the water park as well.

Kickoff Your Summer at Lake Lanier Islands on Memorial Day Weekend

Lanier Islands Resort is kicking off the fun this Memorial Day Weekend with activities all weekend long. Stay the whole weekend at one o the resort’s lodging options, the Legacy Lodge, edge of water Legacy Villas, Lakehouses at Legacy, or camping and Rving.

Along with pool and lakeside activities, the resort offers two areas for family fun. Game Changer, the indoor adventure zone with escape games, simulators, axe throwing, video games and more. And Fin’s Up inside Margaritaville, a cool-ya-off water park. (formerly Lake Lanier Islands)

“Memorial Day Weekend serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer for many, so we’ve pulled out all the stops on nearly every acre of the resort,” said Matthew Bowling, Vice President of Lanier Islands.

“Whether lounging poolside at Legacy Lodge or being among the first to experience Georgia’s first adrenaline-fueled waterslide coaster – Apocalypso, we offer a lot of different ways for our guests to design a holiday weekend that fits their unique tastes and personalities.

“At the core of it all is a spirit of patriotism to remember and honor the brave men and women of the U.S. military and the sacrifices they made to keep our great nation the land of the free.”

Here’s a rundown on the Memorial Weekend activities.

  • Fireworks over Lake Lanier – Sunday and Monday evenings
  • Live music by the Legacy Lodge pool – Friday-Monday
  • Legacy Lodge Poolside Grill Out – Saturday
  • Poolside Movies at Legacy Lodge – Friday and Saturday
  • Live Music at Margaritaville – Saturday-Monday from 7pm to 10pm
  • Game Changer Indoor Fun Center – Arcade Games, Virtual Sports Suites, Axe Throwing, Escape Room Fun and MORE – Friday/Saturday, noon to 11pm and Sunday/Monday noon to 10pm

And now for those new slides at Fin’s Up.

The biggest, most anticipated new slide is called Apocalypso.

It’s 418 feet long and features what Lanier Islands calls “the most significant drop of its kind in the U.S.”, taking riders to speeds up to 30mph.

It’s unique because it has a bit of a roller coaster feel with steep valleys followed stomach-lifting ascents , saving the big drop to the end.

Lanier is premiering 3 more slides this year in addition to Apocalypso.

Serpentine Storm – This slide has thrilling rotations combined with a downward-spiraling descent
Dreamsicle Dive – Offering high-intensity fun with closed and open tubes for an exhilarating ride
Mango Mania – Perfect for younger thrill-seekers

Read more about Lanier Island’s premier water park.

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Kickoff Your Summer at Lake Lanier Islands on Memorial Day Weekend