Hart Lakefest

Fish, Float, Paddle!

Fun on Hart Lake August 17th

NEW for 2019, we will be adding a YOUTH FISHING DERBY to the lineup of fun activities planned for LAKEFEST. We are also pleased to have Paddlesport Warehouse of Scottville joining us to offer demo's of their kayaks during this event! Centered around Hart Lake, the day begins with:



  • 8:30am Registration for the FREE Youth Fishing Derby at the John Gurney Park Shelter. Age categories are: 4-6, 7-11, 12-16, event ends at 12:00pm prizes will be awarded!
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm Kayak Demo's with Paddlesport Warehouse, located at the boat docks at John Gurney Park.
  • Arrive starting at 11:00am to participate in the 12:00pm launching of the "Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta" cardboard boat event at Veteran's Park. Who will make it across Hart Lake? Rules and registration can be found on this page, or at the Hart Main Street office.
  • Free hotdogs and snacks for participants at John Gurney Park Shelter as these events conclude.
  • Register at 12:30 at the John Gurney shelter for the 1:00pm-4:00pm second annual FREE Paddling event, with a fun scavenger hunt planned for participants on Hart Lake! Bring your own Kayak or canoe, or use one of the complimentary boats provided on a first come first serve basis. Boats will launch off John Gurney Park beach. Rules and registration can be found on this page, or at the Hart Main Street office.