Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture is set to host a Boat Regatta funfair on Sunday April 1 2018 at the Lagoon Waterfront, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi.
The ceremonial regatta is one of the major festivals listed in the 2018 Calendar of Arts and Culture Events by Lagos State earlier released in the year.
In a release signed by Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Sunday’s boat regatta is open to the public as a cultural and entertainment funfair meant to showcase part of the State’s rich aquatic cultural asset, being a festival that is common to the traditional coastline communities.
According to the Commissioner, the water regatta will also serve as family recreation show for the benefits of Lagosians and tourists on Easter Sunday.
The activities scheduled to spice the cultural festival include, performances by entertainment boats, traditional boat regatta parade, cultural display by various riverine communities, water safety tips as well as other side attractions.
Participating water communities will also compete to win prizes on open water swimming, canoe race competition and outstanding regatta boats.
Private boat owners and other stakeholders involved in marine leisure and hospitality ventures will also feature on the sidelines at the event.
‘’The boat regatta is a traditional tourism feature of Lagos State and this year’s outing, in line with the vision of Governor Ambode, will further showcase the tourism values and beauty of Lagos waterways and market its potentials to local and foreign tourists as well as investors, Ayorinde said..