Cape Fear River Watch plans to host its annual LakeFest educational festival on Saturday, Oct. 22, to celebrate science, nature, and wildlife native to the region.
The family-friendly event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the boathouse at Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington. Parking is available at 298 Park St.
Attendees to LakeFest can enjoy games, crafts, activities, half-price paddleboat rides, nature tours, face painting, and educational exhibits from more than 20 local environmental organizations.
Free nature tours are planned at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and will be limited to the first 30 individuals that register in-person during LakeFest. Nature tours run 30-40 minutes.
Paddleboat, kayak, and canoe rentals will be half-price during LakeFest. Discounted rental rates are $5 per hour for two-seater paddleboats, single kayaks, and canoes and $7.50 per hour for four-seater paddleboats and tandem kayaks. Limited numbers are available.
Food trucks are to be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Food trucks include Paella Fusion, Port City Pops, and Buoy Bowls.
Greenfield Lake Park is a city-owned, 190-acre park that features two children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, a skatepark, kayak access, picnic areas, and an approximately 4.5 mile trail around the lake. Cape Fear River Watch manages the Greenfield Lake Boathouse.
For information about LakeFest, including about volunteering or hosting a table, contact Environmental Education Manager Marissa Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org.