Press and Media Releases

April 2, 2024

Greensboro, GA -  Announcing the 1st Annual Lake Oconee Waterway Soiree, promised to be the most Epic event on Lake Oconee, taking place August 23, 24, and 25.  This is a family friendly community event with free admission for children under 12 years old. Tickets for purchase at

This weekend-long event will kick-off with a ‘Livin La Vida Laka’ welcome party at Sixty-Two in Madison, GA on Friday evening, August 23rd, from 7PM to 10PM with limited ticket availability. 

The ‘Waterway Soiree’ will start with a nod to downtown Greensboro at the Lake Oconee Brewing Company on Saturday, August 24th from 11AM to 1PM with our headliner Myron Mixon.  All three lake hops will be open from 1PM to 4PM at Old Salem Park, Parks Ferry, and Sun Life Marinas.  

The ‘Rock the Dock’ wrap-up party on Sunday afternoon, August 25th, at the Lake Oconee Brewery Company in Greensboro, GA from 1PM to 4PM. Tickets to the wrap-up party are on sale at the Oconee Brewing Company's official website. 

Event proceeds will benefit the Kirby Smart Family Foundation, as well as the Greene County Habitat for Humanity.  We are excited to welcome visitors from throughout Georgia to beautiful Lake Oconee. This is truly a community-wide event!

 Livin La Vida Laka Welcome Party on Friday evening, August 23 will be a General Admission Dance Party and Kick-Off event. Attendees will enjoy catered food and drinks, and dance the night away with lively DJ tunes!

 The Waterway Soiree lake hops on Saturday, August 24 can all be accessed by car and very limited boat access. Festivities will include raffle prizes, curated themed parties, elevated entertainment and activities, and food and drinks for sale featuring exclusive chef headliners.  

 Lake Hop tickets will include entrance and parking for 4 themed lake parties including themed entertainment, kid-friendly activities, dog events, and a dock decorating contest. Each ticket will include a raffle ticket for incredible prizes, and a collectable pictorial lake map, painted by a local artist, with all hop locations. Get your map stamped at each location to receive additional raffle tickets. Waterway Soiree merchandise and themed food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Themes will include a ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’ Island Hop; a ‘Mexican Fiesta’ Hop; a ‘Meat and Greet’ Hop; and a ‘Delectable Dessert’ Hop.  Exclusive headlining chefs include:

Myron Mixon - 5x BBQ world champion and “winningest man in BBQ”. Meat and Greet cooking demo and book signing, storytelling. Appeared on numerous BBQ TV Shows: Destination America, BBQ Pitmasters, Smoked, & BBQ Pit Wars. Mayor of Unadilla, Georgia and owner of Jack’s Old South restaurants.

Mark Cameron- Guest chef at the famous Miami Jamaican restaurant Dunkunoo. Owned the acclaimed Caribbean Grill in Oceanside, Ca.  Profiled on NBC, FOX, and CBS for demonstrations on Caribbean Cuisine.  Creator of a condiment line to celebrate his home country of Jamaica. Mark is also an accomplished artist featured at Art Basel in Miami with his Abstract, representational, and Impressionistic Art. He is nicknamed the “Renaissance Man”.

 The ‘Rock the Dock’ wrap-up party on Sunday, August 25 will take place at Oconee Brewery in Downtown Greensboro. This family-friendly event will feature a celebrity Superbowl DJ sponsored by Nice entertainment rocking tunes all afternoon! There will be fun kids activities, farm-to-table purveyors, food trucks, and exclusive ‘Rock the Dock’ beer and ‘Waterway Soiree’ seltzers for sale. Epic Waterway Soiree raffle prizes will be awarded at this festive event! Tickets to the wrap-up party are on sale at the Oconee Brewing Company's official website. 

 Don’t miss this festive weekend of family activities and give back to your community by supporting the Kirby Smart family foundation and the Green County Habitat for Humanity!