Well, maybe not officially over but Labor Day has passed so no more big summer holidays. Taco Tuesday is finished for the year. No more Friday night movies at Holiday Harbor.
But don’t let that stop you from having some fun in Canyon Lake because fall is a great time for events and really probably the best time for getting on the water. Average daytime temperatures typically run in the 70’s and 80’s and the water temp is still close to 80 degrees. Most of the summer crowd have put the boats away so there is much less traffic on the lake this time of year. It’s really ideal if you want to get some wakeboarding or waterskiing in.
It’s also a great time to play golf or maybe learn the sport for the first time. Cooler temps make the golf course much more enjoyable and if you want take lessons, the guys at the pro shop offer outstanding instruction at a reasonable price. Just keep in mind that the golf course is closed for over seeding for 3 weeks in October so check with the pro shop to get the exact dates.
The fall season is also a great time for events in Canyon Lake with a full calendar of great things to do. Here are a few of our favorite activities:
Sunday Brunches – The Lighthouse is open every Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for brunch and there is no better time or place to relax and take in the beautiful fall days.
Miss Canyon Lake Pageant – Tickets are still available for Saturday night’s pageant and the crowning of Miss Canyon Lake. You can purchase tickets at the event for $10 so come out and support all the ladies who have worked so hard to represent Canyon Lake.
Ski Tourney – The Canyon Lake Ski Club is running their fall tourney this weekend at the North Causeway. If you want to see some impressive rooster tails, get out there Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am and cheer on the skiers. For big air, head to the Ski Jump Lagoon at noon Saturday.
Little Shop of Horrors / Canyon Lake Community Theatre – The biggest event of the year for the Community Theatre! Come out to Indian Beach for an evening of entertainment under the stars while the Theatre rolls out Little Shop of Horrors. It really is an impressive event for Canyon Lake with a professionally built stage and great talent from the community. Shows run in the evenings for two weeks September 19th-21st and 26th-28th. Shows start at 7:30.
Western BBQ – Come out for some great grub at Eastport Park October 5th from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Car Show – The Canyon Lake Car Show will be at the lodge again this year on October 12th and you can expect to see some amazing hot rods and classic cars. Lots of other fun events that day
Chili Cook-off – One of our favorite events every year is the chili cook-off at Holiday Harbor. Typically over 20 great cooks show up to vie for 1st place but your taste buds are the real winners. Beer and wine are usually available and the cost is reasonable. This year’s event is October 19th.
Oktoberfest – This rowdy and fun event will be held in the Towne Center this year on September 21st from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will feature all the great food, drink, and fun that Oktoberfest is known for.
Art Walk – The Canyon Lake Art Association will be showcasing some great community artists on October 19th and 20th during the Open Studios Tour. Pick up your map and get more details at the POA office starting October 16th. You don’t really have to walk; we suggest the golf cart. 😉
We’ll see you out there!