Callaway Gardens Kicks Off Summer with Memorial Day Weekend Festival

May 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations | Callaway Gardens
Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  706-663-6881 or 1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068
Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000
http://www.callawaygardens.com

 


Callaway Gardens Kicks Off Summer with Memorial Day Weekend Festival Featuring the 56th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament®



International Water Sports Competition, Fireworks, Live Music, Movies, Beach Fun, and So Much More



PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (5/21/2015) – It’s time celebrate the arrival of Summer at Callaway Gardens’ Memorial Day Weekend Festival, May 22-25, 2015. Catch a few rays, kick up a little sand, enjoy a variety of music and watch the world’s best water sports athletes competing at the Nautique 56th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® presented by GM Marine Technology.

As is tradition at Callaway Gardens, Memorial Day Weekend is full of championship waterskiing and wakeboarding on Robin Lake.  Watch the world’s finest water sports athletes representing more than a dozen countries competing for the largest purse in the United States at the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament.

Competition events include tricks, slalom, jump, wakeboard and wakeskating. The Junior Masters elimination rounds and finals will be Friday, May 22, at 7:30 a.m. The Masters elimination rounds will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday.  Sunday will start with Opening Ceremonies at 10 a.m. and finals at 10:30 a.m. with participants competing for the coveted title of Masters Champion.

Special tournament activities on Robin Lake Beach will include water sports exhibitors, concessions and other festivities for spectators to enjoy throughout the event.

Memorial Day Weekend opens Robin Lake Beach for the Summer – with lots of exciting activities for 2015, including Aqua Island as well as its traditional activities of swimming, shuffleboard, table tennis, and upgraded miniature golf.  Friday night will feature the movie “Big Hero 6,” on the brand new 50 foot screen to kick off the 2015 Movies on the Beach series (http://www.callawaygardens.com/moviesonthebeach).  While DJ Mikey J will entertain beach-goers on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, The Regulars will take the stage Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Final Answer Band will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday.  Adding to the excitement, Saturday night at dark a fireworks extravaganza will light up the sky over the waters of Robin Lake.

Guests can add some adrenaline to their day on Callaway Gardens’ year-round attraction, TreeTop Adventure*, which features 36 aerial challenges and zip lines. Reservations are suggested.  Guests also can enjoy the many attractions unique to Callaway Gardens including the Birds of Prey show featuring free-flight hawks, owls and falcons; butterflies flying about in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center; beautiful horticultural displays in the John A. Sibley Horticultural Center; and a bounty of growing vegetables and flowers in Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden.  The 10-mile Discovery Bicycle Trail takes guests on a leisurely ride by all of these great attractions.  A tennis match, round of golf, or time spent fishing by boat in other Callaway Gardens lakes are enjoyable ways to begin or end a great day.

Special Event admission applies to the Memorial Day Weekend Festival for  Saturday and Sunday events ($27/adult; $15/children age 6 to 12; children 5 and younger are admitted for free).  At the event, admission can be upgraded to Pavilion Passes for premium seating on a limited, first-come basis. Callaway Gardens Annual Passholders receive half-price admission.  For this special holiday event, military personnel receive half-price admission for themselves and up to five guests in the same vehicle with presentation of active, retired, or veteran military identification.
Make this experience a weekend getaway.  Stay for the weekend and enjoy the new TreeTop Adventure and Callaway Gardens’ array of facilities, attractions and special events on a special Memorial Day Weekend overnighat package.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 1.800.852.3810 or visit http://www.callawaygardens.com.

Make this Memorial Day Weekend one to remember for a lifetime!

 

*Fee charged


Schedule of Events:  Memorial Day Weekend Festival featuring the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament

Friday, May 22, 2015
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Masters (Junior Semifinal/Final Rounds) Tricks, Slalom, Wakeboard and Jump Competitions
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Recreation Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Miniature  Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Kids Zone: Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Bounce Houses* and Face Painting*
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Callaway Gardens Market
Dusk  Movie: Big Hero 6

Saturday, May 23, 2015
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Masters (Pro Semifinal Rounds) Tricks, Slalom, Wakeboard, Wakeskate and Jump Competitions
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Recreation Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Miniature Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Kids Zone: Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Bounce Houses* and Face Painting*
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Music by DJ Mikey J
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Food and Drink Specials
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.   Live Music: The Regulars
Dusk  Fireworks Extravaganza

Sunday, May 24, 2015
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.  Chapel Service and Morning of Champions at Mountain Creek Inn Ballroom
10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Masters Opening Ceremonies
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Recreation Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Miniature Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Masters (Pro Final Rounds) Tricks, Slalom, Wakeboard, Wakeskate and Jump Competitions
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Kids Zone: Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Bounce Houses* and Face Painting*
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Food and Drink Specials
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Music by DJ Mikey J
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Masters Awards Ceremony** at Mountain Creek Inn Ballroom
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.   Live Music: Final Answer

Monday, May 25, 2015
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Recreation Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Miniature,  Golf, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard and more

All events are at Robin Lake Beach area unless otherwise noted.

*Additional fee
**For Awards Ceremony tickets, please visit Media Trailer during event

 

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