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July 19th - 21st, 2018

The Pirates of Lanier are proud to announce our 10th Annual Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run!

This year's event will feature many of the fun activities we all have enjoyed so much in over the past ten years!

This year, all events, except for the actual poker run will take place inside Margaritaville on Lanier Islands!. We have positioned all our events to be close to the Sunset Cove Docks for the convenience of our participants.

  • Thursday July 19th

    1. Check in and Registration

      11am - 3 Pm
      Check in and Registration will be at the Lanier Islands Harbor Pavilion, located right off Harbor Landing. Walking distance from the Sunset Cove Docks and across from the water park.
      All Captain's must register at Harbor Pavilion. Here you will receive your credentials package which will include your lanyards, dinner tickets for the Captains Meeting and Auction, your paddle with the number of hands you are playing as well as your goodies bag featuring some very cool gifts from our sponsors!

      6pm - 11pm -

      The Welcome Meet and Greet Party

      at Lanier Islands Harbor Pavilion and Tent.
      Come by and meet your fellow Poker Run Captains and crew! Have a good time!

  • Friday July 20th

    1. Cheeseburger on Paradise Beach Party

      12pm - 3pm
      This year, we are bringing back our Cheeseburger in Paradise Beach Party with a twist!
      Margaritaville and Lanier Islands has graciously asked to host our afternoon shindig right at Paradise Beach (formerly known as Big Beach) in Sunset Cove! That's right, boats from all over will gather at the beach and on the docks for our famous Friday afternoon party. Cheeseburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be free to all registered participants.
      Our annual Pirate Stereo Competition will be hosted by one of our favorite sponsors AVC Marine for all registered vessels!

      2pm - 10pm
      Registration will be open at the Lanier Islands Harbor Pavilion

      6pm - 9pm

      The Captains Meeting and Auction

      There is no rest for weary! After having a full day of boating, stereo competitions and beach fun, we will gather back at Harbor Pavilion and Harbor Tent for the Friday night Captains Party and Auction!!
      Attendance at the Safety Meeting is mandatory for all the Captains. This insures that everyone understands the safety rules of the Poker Run.
      After the Safety Meeting we will have food and drinks for all registered entrants. A cash bar will also be open.
      After dinner, Live Entertainment will be provided under the tent for everyone's dancing and listening pleasure!

  • Saturday July 21st


    1. 9am - 3pm

      10th Annual Poker Run - Saturday


        This is it!! Everyone's favorite annual event on the lake!
        There is no central start location for the poker run. It is not a race! Boats from all over the lake will go to the various stops to pick up their cards at their own direction and course.
        Beautifully decorated boats of all makes, models and sized will be coursing the lake in search of the coveted prizes!

      Click Here for Card and Lunch Stop Locations
        5pm - 9pm

        Poker Run Casino


        As the Pirates finish up collecting their cards, we will all gather at Sunset Cove. The Casino opens at 5:00 pm and will be located LAndshark Landing. Prizes are awarded for the best three hands, as well as for Best Decorated Boat and Best Dressed Crew.
        Live Entertainment will be provided!

        9pm - 10pm

        The Awards Ceremony

          This when ye all get yer booty! Winners will get thier coveted trophies and the Top Three Hands will be awarded thier prizes!

          10pm - ??

          Closing Fireworks Celebration

          After a fun day and night of helping to raise money for the kids, we close our event with a spectacular display of fireworks!! Drop the mike! Elvis has left the room!!


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