AquaPalooza makes Lake Travis debut this weekend

Thousands of boaters and floaters will head to Lake Travis this weekend for AquaPalooza, a massive, free event where people take to the water for concerts and other activities.

There are several AquaPaloozas around the country during the weekends in July, but the signature event will take place at the Reserve on Lake Travis this weekend.

The event, organized by Sea Ray and Sail and Ski Sports, begins at 7 a.m. Friday. Boats begin loading into Lake Travis, and boats will be lashed together to form rafts.

The music starts at 2 p.m. with a battle of the bands, and there will be local bands playing until 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, music will continue, with headliner Brad Paisley playing at 5 p.m. Swimmers are invited to swim up to the stage for the concerts.

The event also promises food, drinks and activities for the whole family.

As far as safety, Sea Ray says they will have medical staff on hand. They remind boaters to securely anchor their boats, and say that children under 13 must always wear a life vest.

For more information, visit Aquapalooza’s website.