ATASCADERO — The Friends of Atascadero Lake and The Link Family Resource Center are teaming up to bring two events in one — the Central Coast’s Fifth Annual Lake Fest on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park.

Activities for all ages include the famous Cardboard Boat Regatta and Races, 2-for-1 Charles Paddock Zoo coupons, a fishing derby, DJ music, a live band featuring Bremen Town, kids’ activities, a 50/50 raffle, food, and a variety of vendors. The favorite Cardboard Boat Regatta and Races will include those boats “built at home” as part of the “Open Class” cardboard boat race. For the kids, supplies will be available to “build your own” boat to race as part of the “Kids Class” cardboard boat race.

The free event will kick off with DJ music along with registration for the fishing derby. Plan accordingly, as the band Bremen Town and the fishing derby will get underway at 12 p.m. along with pre-judging for the “Open Class” boat race at 12:30 p.m., followed by the race at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., the Kids Class cardboard boat race will begin, and the fishing derby will wrap up with winners announced for both. Plus, at 3:30 p.m., the winner of the 50/50 raffle will be announced.


A special thank you to their sponsors: the City of Atascadero, Coast Hills Community Foundation, Atascadero Mutual Water Company, Quota Club of Atascadero, Solarponics, County Supervisor Debbie Arnold, Sylvesters Burgers, Idlers Home, Scott Engle Insurance, First Five, and Atascadero 76.

Proceeds will be used to benefit improvements in and around Atascadero Lake and towards programs at the Link Family Resource Center. For more information about these organizations, go to or . For event information, go to

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