There is no shortage of things to do in Canyon Lake with multiple events each month all year round. Whether it’s for the kids, adults, or seniors there are lots of activities both indoors and outdoors. Check out our list of the larger annual events below for a peek at what’s coming up in the community. Dates are approximate so please check with event coordinators for exact dates, times and locations.
Polar Bear Ski Day – For the adventurous (and slightly) crazy of us who love to start the year with a brisk ski around the lake. The ski club sponsors this annual event and usually provides boats, heaters, blankets, hot food and drinks. If you like to wakeboard, no problem – they pull all kinds of crazy people around the lake. Dress warm and be prepared for fun come January.
Fit Community 5k/10k Run – Hosted by the Canyon Lake Fitness and Triathlon Club, this event has become an annual favorite walkers and runners. Canyon Lake has plenty of hills so don’t expect it to be too easy. Throw on your running shoes and come join the fun.
Easter Egg Hunt – Fun, fun for the little ones at Holiday Harbor with food, vendor booths and of course lots of hidden eggs. Keep your eyes open and you might even see a few rabbits. Every year the Saturday before Easter sponsored by the Jr. Women’s Club.
Women’s Fashion Show – Sponsored by the Women’s Club, this annual event is a great opportunity to see fashions and accessories from nearby retailers.
Taco Tuesday – All summer long from Memorial Day to Labor Day every Tuesday night at the lodge, join the throngs of taco eaters on the grounds and Sunset Beach with delicious tacos, margaritas and other goodies. Music and jumper toys for the kids make this a great weekly outing for the whole family. Oh yeah, it’s a bargain too! See you Tuesday.
Fiesta Day – Our biggest annual event with a parade, ski shows, entertainment, vendor and food booths. So decorate up your golf cart and join the parade or just get a spot on the parade booth and then join everyone at the lodge afterwards for the festivities.
Movie Night at Holiday Harbor – Every June through August the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association sponsors Friday Night Movies under the stars at Holiday Harbor. Movies are family friendly and are projected on a large inflatable screen in the park after dark.
4th of July Fireworks Show – This is the biggest event of the year anticipated by all. Enjoy the show from some of the favorite beaches around the community or if you are a boat owner, anchor out with all the others by Skipper’s Island and watch the amazing show explode overhead. The entire show, nearly 20 minutes long, is electronically timed and set to music to further enhance the show. Great vantage points include Holiday Harbor, Sunset Beach, The Campgrounds and if you are outside Canyon Lake, Tuscany Hills might offer the best vantage point of all.
Kid’s Fishing Derby
Pedal/Paddle Regatta – One of the best events of summer, the regatta is for kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and just about anyone with a human powered vessel. Launching from Indian Beach in the East Bay of Canyon Lake every summer… ahoy mate.
Classic Car Show – An amazing showing of unbelievable classic custom cars and hot rods every October. Canyon Lake has many car collectors who come out for this event to proudly display their chariots. This one will have the car geeks drooling; just don’t get any on the paint.
Oktoberfest – A great event held at Indian Beach every year with German food, beers, Oom-pah band and other entertainment. Experience Oktoberfest without ever leaving the community. Sponsored by the Home Owner’s Club.
Chili Cook-Off – Bring your appetite for this all day flavor fest at Holiday Harbor. Local amateurs and pros mix up their best batch and compete for the chili cook-off crown.
Marine Corp Band Concert
Parade of Frights – Think you have the decorating skills to create the scariest house on the street? Then join this fun event and see who you can scare. Want to get scared instead? Jump in the golf cart and make the rounds with the kids.
Veteran’s Day – Always a moving event at the Canyon Lake Towne Center with music, tributes, and a flyover. Show up and show your patriotism for this emotional day.
Senior Center Holiday Boutique – Always lots of handmade and unique decorations and gift ideas for the Holidays
Jr. Women’s Club Holiday Boutique – Come down to the lodge for some great gift giving ideas for the holidays from local vendors, businesses and hobbyists.
Home Show – Enter your home in this Holiday decorating contest or if you’re not that ambitious, just check out the other entrants. Sponsored by the Home Owner’s Club.
Gary Bonner Concert
Breakfast and Brunch with Santa – Two great events for the kids every December at the North Ski Area and the Lodge.
Tree Lighting Ceremonies – Come check out the official lighting of the Christmas Tree in the Canyon Lake Towne Center. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Christmas Boat Parade of Lights – A winter wonderful way to spend time with friends and family watching the boats cruise around Canyon Lake all lit up. Anyone can enter, and it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, but the more lights the better. So fire up that generator, assemble a crew, and design your best floating tribute to Christmas. Or get the hot cocoa ready and pick a spot on the deck or one of the better lakeside beaches.
Holiday Decorating Contest