AquaPalooza Offers Free Fun On The Water July 17

Friday, July 9, 2010

For the fourth time in a row since its debut in 2006, AquaPalooza broke its own records with a total of approximately 15,600 boats and 84,000 people showing up to share in a grand celebration of the boating lifestyle. In the past four years, AquaPalooza has more than tripled in size.

This year’s event for the Chattanooga area will be held from 4-9 p.m. July 17 on Chickamauga Lake by the Chickamauga Dam. Hosted by Erwin Marine Sales and Sea Ray, this free party on the water will feature live music by Convertibull, giveaways and more.

“Our team is committed to providing the most exciting, energetic and just plain fun boating event the Tennessee River has ever seen,” said Patrick Deal, vice president of Sales and Marketing of Erwin Marine Sales. “This year’s event is open to all boaters and promises to be bigger and better than ever.”

AquaPalooza is about boating, music, fun and togetherness with family and friends. This event is for all people who love life on the water. For a listing of events, visit www.aquapalooza.com or www.erwinmarinesales.com. Register online and participate for free.


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