76.4 F
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Home Local News Lake County Lake Front Nights a Success for Ski Beach in Leesburg

Lake Front Nights a Success for Ski Beach in Leesburg

- Advertisement -

LEESBURG – Locals did not let the rain get the best of them Saturday night. The kickoff for Leesburg’s Lake Front Nights summer events promised fun-in-the-sun and although the sun decided not to participate, many locals showed up at Ski Beach to take part in the festivities.

The City of Leesburg kicked off with their first night of what city manager, Al Minner calls their “Fun-in-the-sun Summer series” Saturday night. An estimated 200 people came out to enjoy the refreshing new form of lakeside entertainment.

Kids ran along the shore and climbed Florida’s tallest rock wall while the adults browsed the many vendors and sampled some of the best food from local food trucks.

- Advertisement -

nikki walters lake front nights ski beach leesburg fl
Nikki Walters secures the safety harness on her daughter for the rock wall.

We interviewed a couple of locals who supported the event. Nikki Walters, a Leesburg native told us, “It was fantastic..Music was great, my daughter loved the rock wall climbing. The pretzel truck was great! Can’t wait for the next one!”

Nikki (pictured with her daughter to the right), told us in the interview that the rock wall was a great touch, adding that it was different than the usual bounce houses seen at most events. “I think they did an excellent job providing a fun spot for families to spend time together without having to spend a lot of money. The location was perfect, plenty of room for the kids to run around,” said Walters.

- Advertisement -

Lori Sherman, a Fruitland Park resident, told us her favorite part of the night was the ribs and the live music. “Of all the events Leesburg has, this one is more laid back and not so crowded, beautiful scenery,” stated Sherman, “they did an awesome job, definitely a place to relax and enjoy…This is now one of my favorite Leesburg events.”

Unfortunately, however, the night was cut short when the rain got heavier, forcing vendors and locals back to their cars around 7 p.m.

Rainy weather aside, it seems that this may be the beginning of new summer pastime for years to come.

- Advertisement -

The City of Leesburg will be hosting their next Lake Front Nights event on August 20th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Ski Beach in Leesburg. Be sure to come and join us and experience Leesburg’s fun-in-the-sun.

Lake Front Nights at Ski Beach – Leesburg, FL Photos

- Advertisement -

Subscribe for free daily news

Receive daily emails and keep up with local news 100% Free!

Luis Izquierdo
Luis Izquierdo is the Founder & Publisher of Central Florida Wire, LLC. "My goal is to provide a 100% unbiased source for REAL news in your town and to be your number one source for accurate and honest information."

Most Popular

Sumter County SPCA Hosts Virtual “Jeopardy-style” Fundrasier

Sumter County Humane Society is hosting its second virtual "Jeopardy-style" quiz show fundraiser.

Drugs, Vehicles, & Over $100k Seized In Lake County Drug Bust

Law enforcement officers seized over $36,000 worth of drugs, multiple vehicles, and over $100,000 in cash during drug bust in Clermont, Florida.

Clermont Woman Offers Deputy “Oral Sex” After Arrest

19-year-old Madison Bryant was charged with bribing a public official after offering oral sex to deputy.

Summerfield Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

45-year-old Joey Edward Morgan is wanted for attempted murder after witnesses say he beat his wife along I-75 Thursday morning, pushing her into oncoming traffic.

Recent Comments