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Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge + Lakes Festival

2023Sat14Oct8:30 amSat12:00 pmLakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge + Lakes Festival8:30 am - 12:00 pm Lakeland - Lake Hollingsworth, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803CATEGORY:Family Fun – Community Events,Nature + OutdoorsPRICE RANGE:Free

Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakes Festival


The Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge is fun for everyone! Register a team to build a cardboard boat (either pre-build or build on-site) OR simply come out to watch the festivities and explore the activities. Environmental Exhibitors will provide children’s activities, information on ways to protect our lakes, water ways and other environmental fun facts.

FREE to attend, Pre-Registration required to participate in the race.

On-Site Built Registration 8 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.
Cardboard Boat Building On-site 8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Pre-Built Registration 9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Race Starts at 10:00 am

This event helps 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!

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.

To see additional information, race groups, ages, prices, and read the rules, See Ticket Page on Eventbrite –


(Saturday) 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Lakeland - Lake Hollingsworth

929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803



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