Water Ski Days

Flags of Valor create impressive panorama

Jun 29, 2022
The Lake City American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary’s Flags of Valor display went up along North Lakeshore Drive over Water Ski Days. Hundreds donated $10 to have a tag attached to a flagpole in honor or in memory of someone. Above, flags flying during the display. Below, 86-year-old George...

Huppert to be grand marshal of Water Ski Days parade

Jun 22, 2022
Nearly anyone who played a horn or banged a drum at Bluff View Elementary School in the last four decades is likely to recognize this year’s Water Ski Days parade grand marshal, Gail Huppert. At the end of the 2021-2022 school year, Huppert marked 40 years teaching in Lake City. She retired at the...

Big year means a bigger Water Ski Days

Jun 22, 2022
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce is going big on Water Ski Days this year. Lake City is celebrating its 150th year, it’s been just days under 100 years since Ralph Samuelson invented the sport that gave the festival its name, and Water Ski Days itself is celebrating its 50th occurrence since its...

Free water skiing clinic on June 24 celebrates sport’s invention here a century ago

Jun 8, 2022
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sport of water skiing, USA Water Ski and Wake Sports and the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Hall of Fame will host a free learn to water ski event in Lake City open to participants of all ages and abilities, presented by Radar Skis. As part of the USA Water...

Lions and Lakesters announce 32nd Water Ski Days car and tractor show

Jun 1, 2022
The Lake City Lakesters car club and the Lake City Lions will, again, co-host the annual Water Ski Days weekend car and tractor show. This year marks the 32nd such event for these groups. The show will be held on Saturday, June 25, at the Lake City High School football field located at the corner...

Water Ski Days buttons available

May 25, 2022
Buttons for the 50th annual Water Ski Days festival are now on sale at locations around Lake City. Water Ski Days buttons are $5 each or 3 for $10. The commemorative button is required for admission into the beverage tent along with entertainment tickets. Also, the button provides access to the...

Sign-up open for Rotary 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Kids Fun Run

May 11, 2022
The Lake City Rotary Club Circle of Life Run/Walk 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Kids Fun Run will be Saturday, June 25, in Lake City at Underwood Park. It’s part of the Water Ski Days festival. Registration before June 23 is $35 for adults, and $10 for ages 12 and up. People can register online at...

Flags of Valor to return for sixth year

May 11, 2022
The Lake City American Legion and Legion Auxiliary Post 110 have announced that the Flags of Valor display of American flags will be held during Water Ski Days again this year. This will be the organizations’ sixth year of sponsoring the flag display along North Highway 61 from Ohuta Park to...

Rotary: Sponsors made successful Circle of Life possible

Jul 21, 2021
The Lake City Rotary Club’s Circle of Life was a wonderful success again this year. It was held on a beautiful Saturday morning June 26 during the Water Ski celebration. We would like to thank our sponsors. Without them this event could not be possible: Presenting Sponsors: Mayo Clinic Health...

Flags of Valor was huge success

Jul 7, 2021
The Lake City American Legion and Legion Auxiliary wish to thank everyone who helped to make the Flags Of Valor display a huge success. To all who donated to sponsor flags, all who helped to assemble and then returned to take them down. To all who walked the way daily to make sure that they...


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