View of the band Six Foot Ramblers playing under a tent with Lake Lanier and LCKC paddlers in the background.

LCKC paddlers race as the band plays at Food Truck Friday last month.

April 19th brought the first Food Truck Friday of the season to Lake Lanier Olympic Park. Beautiful weather and an active lake with canoes, kayaks, rowers and boaters were the perfect backdrop for the crowds who came to listen to some live music by the Six Foot Ramblers and eat some great food.

Among the food vendors there was a wide range of choices with catfish, trout, lobster, BBQ, tacos, gyros, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, iced drinks, coffee, beer and wine. There were also activities like a punching bag provided by the Army National Guard and Dragon Boat rides provided by LCKC members.

Other informational booths were also present like the Hall County Library System. With something for everyone, free entry and parking and two courtesy docks that provide a convenient way for boaters to attend, it’s an easy access event for a family friendly afternoon on the lake.

Upcoming dates and bands include:

May 17th: The Harmony Grove Band

June 21st: Auraria

August 16th: Ivan Duke Band


A view of a rower setting up his rowing shell for spectators to view.

Joe Beez of Cumming sets up his rowing shell at the Lake Lanier Rowing Club’s exhibit area at Food Truck Friday.

A young boy is standing in front of a punching bag getting ready to hit it.

A youngster tries out the punching machine provided by the Army National Guard.

Two young toddlers sit in small chairs eating dinner.

Fifteen month old Kennedy Rhodes of Gainesville, left, and 2 year old Carter Levent of Braselton seem to be enjoying snacks.