Water Ski Days

Lake City is the Birthplace of Water Skiing

Water Ski Days

June 23-25, 2017

Water skiing was invented in Lake City in 1922 by Ralph Samuelson. Join us for three days of water skiing exhibitions, live music in the beer garden, a street carnival, festival food, sports tournaments, and Grand Parade. Fun for children and adults of all ages!

Arts & Crafts Show

Thank you for your interest in the Water Ski Days Arts & Crafts Show.  If you would like to participate as a vendor, you’ll find the necessary paperwork here.  The registration deadline is May 29, 2017.  Returning vendors have until April 17, 2017 to return this form and reserve your same space from 2016.  All other assignments will be given out in the order in which application materials are received.  We will do our best to accommodate your special requests.

The following must be filled out and returned to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce:

  • Arts & Crafts Fair Application
  • Operator Certificate of Compliance  (ST19 Form)
  • Rules & Regulations Form – signed & dated
  • Check payable to: Lake City Chamber of Commerce

Arts & Crafts Application 2017

ST19 Form

Grand Parade

Thank you for your interest in the Water Ski Days Parade.  If you would like to participate, you’ll find the necessary paperwork here.  The registration deadline is May 31, 2017.  Your timely response is appreciated and is necessary to guarantee a place in the parade, as the number of units are limited.

The following must be filled out and returned to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce:

  • Parade Application
  • Certificate of Insurance (Participants must present a certificate of insurance for their vehicle along with the application.)

WSD Parade Application 2017

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Entertainment 

Friday June 23

6:00PM

karaoke

The karaoke finals take place on the main stage.  FREE ADMISSION!

Friday June 23

8:00PM

hooligans

The Local Hooligans take the stage at 8:00PM.  FREE ADMISSION.

Saturday June 24

8:00PM

Hitchville takes the stage at 8:00PM.  $10 ADMISSION.

Sunday June 25

6:00PM

Arch Allies takes the stage at 6:00PM.  $10 ADMISSION.

PHOTOS FROM 2015 WATER SKI DAYS

Thank you to our amazing sponsors! 

If you are interested in sponsoring, please download the form here:

2017 Sponsorship Form

Carnival Street Closures

The following streets will be closed to accommodate the carnival:

South Franklin Street (near Lake City Federal Bank) to the intersection of North Franklin Street & East Chestnut Street.

The East Lyon Avenue block between South Washington Street and South Franklin Street.

The East Center Street block between South Washington Street and South Franklin Street.