LAKE GEORGE - Thousands of water sports enthusiasts are expected to be drawn to the area Friday through Sunday as Lake George hosts the debut of "Queen's Great Boating Weekend."
The event, envisioned to kick off Lake George's boating season, is set for May 21 through 23 throughout the village.
Scheduled activities include a high performance boat parade Friday evening down Canada Street, followed by a welcoming reception and party at Fort William Henry Resort.
Saturday's events feature the 4th annual Milford Lester Memorial Cup Rowing Race at Million Dollar Beach, set to start at 9 a.m. with dozens of competitors.
Offshore demonstration "races" featuring high performance boats moored at the Lake George Village docks, are scheduled to begin at noon on Saturday.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Elvis tribute artists will perform in Blais Park off Beach Road.
Throughout the weekend, area boat dealers will display their new models in an outdoor boat show in the Beach Road parking area. A post-race celebration is set for King Neptune';s Pub beginning at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks over the lake at 9:30 p.m. A half-hour later, the group "Crossfire is scheduled to perform at King Neptune's.
Sunday, the boat show along Beach Road continues until 5 p.m.
The weekend is sponsored by Performance Marine, the Lake George Chamber of Commerce, Fort William Henry Resort, Lake George Boat Dealers Association, King Neptune's Pub, Boardwalk Restaurant, D'Ella Auto Group and the host municipalities.
For details, visit www.QueensGreatBoatingWeekend.com or email: info@QueensGreatBoatingWeekend.com.