Lanier Islands Kicks Off New Event: GA vs. FL Battle on the Beach

Georgia Bulldogs Take on the Florida Gators on the Spectacular Screen October 28


As the Dawgs and Gators take their respective positions on EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida on October 28, fervent football fans will seek out the optimal game-watching spot on the beach at Lanier Islands. Blowing big screen TVs at sports bars all over town out of the proverbial water, the Islands’ HD Spectacular Screen soars five stories above Big Beach in LanierWorld with an awesome sound system to match – ensuring that game watchers don’t miss a play. This lakefront encounter marks Lanier Islands first ever Battle on the Beach – and the best news of all is that admission is FREE!

Wait… it gets better! Don your favorite Bulldog or Gator gear and we’ll even give you $5 off our $15/day parking fee at the front gate.


Game time starts at 3:30., but make plans to arrive early to find your lucky lounge chair on the beach from which you can cheer your favorite team to victory! Gates open at noon with lots of fun and games planned to get the party started:


  • Noon                                                     LanierWorld’s Big Beach opens
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                     Live music by Butch & the Buckheads
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                     Children‘s games and activities on Big Beach 
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                     Bulldog’ and Gator fans faceoff for Cornhole Competition
  • Time TBD                                             Super Fan Costume & Kids’ Halloween Costume contests
  • 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                       Georgia vs. Florida game on the Spectacular Screen


But what’s a great party without great FOOD? We’ll be featuring food and drink specials throughout the day, too. Gianni’s Pizza to Go will be baking hot pies all day long and Tad’s on the Boardwalk will be grilling stadium classics like Angus burgers and all-beef hot dogs as well as wings, chicken fingers and barbecue sammies. Dockside Bar will be pouring draft and canned beers, as well as your favorite cocktails. Are your tailgate taste buds tingling? It’s our very own version of The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party – complete with that breeze at your back, toes in the sand serenity that only Lanier Islands can provide. As always, we encourage you to drink responsibly. Of course, the fun doesn’t have to end when the game does! Score extra points with your family and make plans to take advantage of our Battle on the Beach Accommodations Package. This touchdown of a deal is available both Friday 10/27 and Saturday 10/28 and includes a deluxe room at our Legacy Lodge (proud member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection), $25 Islands Gift Card (which can be used towards food and drink on game day or during a future visit) and Breakfast Buffet for Four at Sidney’s Restaurant the following morning for as little as $289* per room/night.

To learn more about Battle on the Beach and other upcoming events at Lanier Islands, book reservations or explore activities available throughout the Islands, please visit


* Rate does not include taxes or resort fees.

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