Full Moon Parties Loom Large Over Georgia’s LanierWorld in 2016

Lanier Islands Makes Ready to Launch its First Key West-Themed Event of the Season on April 23

Lanier Islands Makes Ready to Launch its First Key West-Themed Event of the Season on April 23.


Ever since its launch in 2010, Sunset Cove Beach Café and Club at Georgia’s Lanier Islands has become renowned among travelers and locals alike for its beach-themed drinks and dishes, lakeside breezes and panoramic views. However, an event for which this waterfront eatery – located inside the award-winning Southern resort’s boardwalk and waterpark entertainment district – is perhaps most beloved typically occurs just once a month, on or near the advent of the full moon.


Inspired by the original Full Moon Parties hosted in Key West, Florida, Sunset Cove pulls out all of the stops on entertainment from 7 to 11 p.m. These lunar-themed events are filled with food and drink specials, glow-in-the-dark gear, rockin’ live entertainment, fire breathers, jugglers, stilt walkers, dancing under the stars, beachside bonfires, supreme people watching and more.

A Crowd Gathers Around a Street Performer at Lanier Islands Famed Full Moon Party

To kick off the 2016 season, Lanier Islands gets the party started early on Saturday, April 23 with a DJ spinning tunes live from 3 pm to 7 pm. Party goers can dance in the sand, play a pickup game of beach volleyball or cornhole, or try their hand at something entirely new and utterly unique called Battle Ball. Popular local party band – Fly Betty Band – will take the stage from 7 pm to 11 pm. Future Full Moon Parties during 2016 are scheduled for May 21, June 18, July 23, August 20, September 17 and October 15.


Full Moon Party admission is just $20/person*. For attendees who want to transform their Full Moon Party into a full blown lakeside getaway, the resort offers a special accommodation package that includes an overnight stay at the award-winning Legacy Lodge, $75 Gift Card redeemable at any of the resort’s eateries or watering holes, breakfast for two at Sidney’s Restaurant (gratuities included), and access to Sunset Cove’s Full Moon Party on Saturday starting as low as $299.

Firebreather Lights Up the Night at Lanier Islands Full Moon Party

“Full Moon Parties are a great way to get in the spirit for the upcoming season,” said Cindy Wahl, Director of Marketing for the Resort. “We are expecting 2016 to be one of our best years to date where fun and family adventure are concerned. And on the subject of adventure, free admission to Full Moon Parties is a perk of our LanierWorld Summer Adventure Pass – which also includes unlimited access to many LanierWorld events, activities and attractions, such as our white sandy beach, more than a dozen water slides and rides, miniature golf, friend day discounts, and entertainment on the new Spectacular Screen at Big Beach. For the first time, we are also proud to offer our Adventure Pass holders an exclusive promotional rate of $50 off** our Best Available rate at Legacy Lodge for a terrific staycation experience.  Adventure Passes are available for advance purchase now at the Lanier Islands website at a discounted rate that will be expiring soon – so it definitely pays to get a jump on Summer.”


To learn more about what LanierWorld has in store for its visitors during Summer 2016, view the calendar of events and purchase Adventure Passes ahead of the season, interested parties are invited to visit www.lanierislands.com. To keep up-to-date on the latest information and take part in contests, fans are encouraged to “like” Lanier Islands on Facebook.

* Does not include $15/car resort gate access fee

** Discounted room rates available on Sundays through Thursday nights only. Offer valid from May 31st – August 6th.


About Lanier Islands

Nestled on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lanier Islands. Situated less than 45 miles from downtown Atlanta on 1,500 pristine acres of forests, meadows and beaches, this luxury resort is quickly growing in size, scope and reputation as one of the Southeast’s leading lakeside retreats. As the resort’s crown jewel, Lake Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes, encompassing 38,000 surface acres and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia. Legacy Lodge and Legacy Villas enhance the park’s broad assortment of accommodation choices and meeting sites – making it the ideal choice for corporate meetings and company retreats. Popular excursions like fun in the sun at the boardwalk-themed LanierWorld, zip lining through the trees with Lake Lanier Canopy Tours, horseback riding on a lakeside trail from the Equestrian Center, and renting a boat and ski equipment from Harbor Landing make the islands a terrific choice for families vacationing or “staycationing” in the South. Tranquility – the Spa and the picturesque 18-hole Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course are major draws for visitors looking to relax or play, and with more than 20 wedding venues to choose from, the Resort is rapidly gaining favor with brides- and grooms-to-be as a highly sought-after Destination Wedding site.

Lanier Islands is steadily securing a solid standing for their unique vision of the future of this luxury retreat, their unswerving dedication to the comfort and enjoyment of their guests, and their signature brand of Southern Hospitality. In 2014, the Resort became a member of the highly esteemed Southern Living Hotel Collection. The Islands has also been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for two consecutive years and was named “Best Place for Family Fun” by Best Self Atlanta Magazine in 2015.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with a media release.  I did not receive compensation for posting this. 

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