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If you've never experienced 'Floatilla' on Cross Lake in Shreveport, you need to make plans to be there this year, because it's truly an epic day on the water!

The 31st Annual Cross Lake Floatilla is coming up Saturday, June 18, 2022, on you guessed it, Cross Lake in Shreveport. This year's theme is 'Luau on the Lake.'

I don't know about you, but just the thought of getting outdoors and enjoying Cross Lake has me excited! Floatilla has been a right of passage for area residents for years and that's no surprise because it's a LOT of fun! Activities will center around American Legion Post 14 from 11:30 am - 9:3o pm.

A lot of people picture Floatilla as a bunch of boats tied off together with folks drinking, but it's so much more... even though that happens, too! The poker run is my favorite part of the day. You make your way to different docks around the lake that are decorated in different themes to make the best poker hand. Some of the locations are a little hard to find, but that's part of the fun and folks go all out with entertainment and decorations. Beware of lines for the last few docks when it's getting close to the 3 pm deadline to turn in your poker hands at the American Legion, though. Things can get super congested! Registration for the poker run and the boat parade is Friday, June 17th, from 5:30 - 8 pm at the Floatilla Pre-Party at Bayou Daiquiri. While you're there, you can also pick up raffle tickets, t-shirts, and tanks to commemorate the day.

If you're more of a landlubber, no worries! The American Legion has a full bar with food available. Fireworks will begin at dusk over the water.

A few notes before you head out on the water. Make sure to check your boat registration and get your updated Cross Lake sticker. Also, make sure you have a designated driver and plenty of life jackets, drinking water, and sunscreen. Be safe and most of all, have fun!

Make sure to follow the Cross Lake Floatilla's 2022 event page here for updates.

Courtesy of Cross Lake Floatilla
Courtesy of Cross Lake Floatilla

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