AquaPalooza Grand Lake will Rock the Lake Saturday, July 16
Two pre-parties, featuring Dead Parrot rum and
Schultz vodka, will amp up the fun of Grand Lake’s
largest on-the-water concert and raft up.
Three things you’ll always find in Oklahoma during July: sunny skies, boats on the water and one legendary party — AquaPalooza Grand Lake.
Held every year on the third Saturday in July, AquaPalooza Grand Lake makes the most of those sunny skies with an afternoon of live music and fun that draws 15,000 boaters and water lovers from all over the country.
Presented by 360GrandLake.com, this popular Grand Lake tradition is an experience you don’t want to miss. So mark your calendars now and plan to be a part of this year’s event as Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees’ largest on-the-water concert and raft up rocks the lake and celebrates Oklahoma on Saturday, July 16.
The floating four-hour concert will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. just off The Point at Grand Lake RV Resort, which is hosting the 12th annual event. Everyone is invited to boat, paddle or swim their way to Duck Creek to be a part of this epic summer party that is free and open to the public.
“AquaPalooza is a good time. It’s about having fun and enjoying Grand Lake,” said Michelle Robertson, owner and president of 360GrandLake.com. “The event has continued to grow each year. People come from all over the country to be a part of this national event that has become a popular Grand Lake tradition.”
Prior to last year’s event, organizers realized AquaPalooza Grand Lake was so much fun it shouldn’t be contained to just one day so they expanded the event to two days in order to include two pre-parties.
This year, there’s even more fun on offer.
In addition to the main concert and raft up, the 2022 AquaPalooza Grand Lake will host two pre-parties on Friday, July 15, as well as a multi-day AquaPalooza Grand Tasting Tour, featuring Dead Parrot rum and Schultz vodka from headline sponsor, Rock Creek Distillery.
An Oklahoma-based distillery that is focused on “simply spirits and making great products that people really like”, Rock Creek Distillery is the perfect choice to be the headline sponsor of this year’s AquaPalooza Grand Lake celebrating Oklahoma.
To introduce Rock Creek Distillery and give everyone a taste (literally) of its handcrafted Oklahoma-made spirits, 360GrandLake.com is announcing the AquaPalooza Grand Tasting Tour.
Leading up to the on-the-water concert, Rock Creek Distillery will be visiting local bars, restaurants and liquor stores around Grand Lake to showcase their homegrown and handcrafted Schultz vodka and extra smooth Dead Parrot rum.
The AquaPalooza Grand Tasting Tour dates and locations include:
- Thursday, June 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Lighthouse restaurant, 104 E. Ketchum Ave., Ketchum
- Friday, June 24, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Pier 13 Wine & Spirits, next to Fiesta Mart at the junction of Highways 28 and 82 in Langley
- Friday, June 24, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Grand Spirits Wine & Liquor, 1623C S. Main St., Grove
- Thursday, June 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Bella Donna’s at Grand Lake, 2530 S. Main St., Grove
- Friday, July 1, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, at Sharky’s Bar at Hammerhead Marina, 34988 Hammerhead Road, Ketchum.
- Saturday, July 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Blind Swine Duck Creek, 451107 East 320 Road, Afton
- Friday, July 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Pickles at the Lake, 2036 N. 3rd St. (Highway 82), Langley
- Saturday, July 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., at The Copper Penny, 711 E. Ketchum Ave., Ketchum
- Thursday, July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Monkey Island Pub, 55950 E 290 Rd, Afton, OK
Rock Creek Distillery will also be the featured spirits at the AquaPalooza VIP Party and the AquaPalooza pre-party at Sharky’s Bar on Friday, July 15, and at AquaPalooza Grand Lake on Saturday, July 16.
The hottest party in town on Friday, July 15 will be the AquaPalooza VIP Party. Held from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lighthouse restaurant in Ketchum, the VIP party is presented by 360GrandLake.com and Rock Creek Distillery. To amp up the fun, there will be live music, delicious finger foods and drinks featuring Dead Parrot rum and Schultz vodka, as well as swag bags filled with an array of goodies.
Swag bags for gold package VIP ticket holders will include a 2022 AquaPalooza Grand Lake T-shirt, exclusive AquaPalooza gift certificates, coupons and promo items from Grand Lake area businesses and lots of fun items from Rock Creek Distillery. Silver package ticket holders will also receive a swag bag with lots of Grand Lake promo items, coupons and gift certificates.
Tickets to the AquaPalooza VIP Party are available at GrandLakeConcert.com.
There are two levels of tickets with a limited number of each available. The exclusive gold package VIP tickets are $110 each with only 100 available. Silver package VIP tickets are $55 and limited to 200.
The Lighthouse Restaurant is located at 104 E. Ketchum Ave., in Ketchum. The restaurant will also be open to the public for dining on Friday, July 15, with purchased tickets only for the VIP area.
After the VIP event, the fun will continue at Sharky’s Bar at Hammerhead Marina for the second of the two AquaPalooza Grand Lake pre-parties.
Everyone 21 and over is invited to join in on the fun at the AquaPalooza Grand Lake pre-party bash from 9 p.m. to midnight. This event is open to the public.
Gold package VIP ticket holders will receive wristband VIP entry to Sharky’s Bar with access to a VIP area as they dance the night away to the bar’s live entertainment.
Sharky’s Bar at Hammerhead Marina is located at 34988 Hammerhead Road, in Ketchum.
While preparations for the 2022 AquaPalooza Grand Lake are off to a great start, there are still plenty of decisions and plans being made, including the event’s musical entertainment. For more information and to stay-up-to-date on the concert and raft up, the pre-parties, tasting tour and more, join the event on Facebook at 2022 AquaPalooza Grand Lake.
AquaPalooza Grand Lake is a free public event made possible by generous sponsors. If you would like to become a sponsor, contact 360GrandLake.com today at AquaPaloozaGrandLake@gmail.com.
For those coming by land, Grand Lake RV Resort is at 31527 South 4510 Road, Afton.
360GrandLake.com is Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees’ premier information website, promoting businesses and organizations through online marketing on 360GrandLake.com and cross-promotion on social media channels. The website also features area events, coupons, job listings and more. Its parent company, Grand Splash Marketing, is a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations agency that covers all aspects of marketing for its clients, from business cards and billboards to full-scale digital marketing. 360GrandLake.com first got involved with AquaPalooza Grand Lake 13 years ago while promoting and marketing the event for a client. Ten years ago, 360GrandLake.com became the presenting sponsor and has produced the event itself ever since.
Owner/President of 360GrandLake.com