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Green Turtle Bay Celebrates Marina Day August 12th

Green Turtle Bay Marina DayWith the start of school just around the corner for most kids in the region, Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina is giving families one last chance for an end-of-summer hoorah! The resort invites families and friends to join in the festivities planned for the Green Turtle Bay Marina Day Celebration on Saturday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“This is a way for the resort’s owners and staff to say, ‘Thank you’ and give back to our community,” Green Turtle Bay’s Assistant Marketing Director Brian McDonald says. “Kids of all ages can come to the resort and enjoy live stage shows, games, activities, fireworks, and experience the marina’s 'Water-Way-of-Life,' all at no cost to the participants.”

Stage shows will kick off at 11 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be featured on the event stage, which is located across from Dockers Bayside Grill. Featured acts include family-friendly entertainment from Animal Tales, Mr. Science, Russ the Magician and Mary the Storyteller. Special guests Elsa of Disney’s® Frozen and Spiderman will host a special “meet and greet” event for children and their families and friends.

Additional children’s activities include games, water activities and craft events. Children are invited to enjoy the rock wall, train rides, water zorbs, a bouncer and water slide. They are also encouraged to take the kayaks and paddleboards out on the harbor waters and explore everything the resort has to offer.

Green Turtle Bay will also host harbor tours during the event. Resort guides will give visitors a ride through the harbor on one of the resort’s rental pontoon boats, allowing guests to learn more about the vessel and the marina’s amenities.

For those looking for evening activities, live music will be featured on the event stage. The evening’s festivities will kick off at 4 p.m. with music from 37 Degrees North. At 5 p.m. Emcee Scott Jackson will lead the audience in a rousing round of audience participation activities and at 6 p.m. The Cruisers will launch into a blend of blues, classic rock, pop, country rock, funk, soul, Motown and light jazz selections that guests are sure to love.

In addition to all of this, the Green Turtle Bay Marina Day Celebration will also feature a variety of food and retail vendors that guests can enjoy, as well.

“This is truly a day that the owners, managers and staff of the resort enjoy as much as the visitors,” McDonald says. “We all get to experience, first-hand, everyone enjoying Green Turtle Bay and that brings us all a sense of satisfaction and joy.”

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Guests should grab a lawn chair and stick around for an exciting evening that includes a fireworks display over the bay at dark.

The event is free to the public.  

Colorful Bridge
Photo by Shane Dunnaway

In the back of Hematite Lake in LBL are a series of boardwalks and bridges. In autumn, spectacular colors of foliage are scattered throughout, as seen here on this "colorful" bridge.