ACK is excited to sponsor the second annual Aqua Olympics, an Austin original event involving a number of off-beat water competitions coupled with a festival on land that aims to be plenty of fun. The Aqua Olympics are associated with the popular music festival FunFunFun fest and are expected to bring close to a thousand in attendance!
So what sort of competitions are there going to be? The ones we’re most excited about are those taking place from the top of a Stand Up Paddleboard. These include the SUP high kick, freestyle & jousting – winners of these events will take home $50 ACK gift certificates as well as a free 24 hour kayak/SUP rental!
Of course there will be plenty of other goings on including slip and slide races, an across the lake north vs. south shore tug of war and a number of BMX/Skateboard showings (including a ramp into the water!). For all the details see highlights from the press release below:
Fun Fun Fun Fest is excited to announce the second annual Aqua Olympics taking place at Fiesta Gardens in Austin, TX on Sunday, August 19, beginning with Opening Ceremonies and registration at 4pm. Participants will have a chance to win prizes, including passes to the festival, by competing in events ranging from Stand Up Paddle Jousting to a “Revenge of the Nerds” Belching Contest. The festivities will also include live music, food and complimentary refreshments.
Competitors and teams for all events are encouraged to quickly register at funfunfunfest.com/2012_water_olympics. The festivities will also include pro riders soaring into the drink on the BMX Lagoon Launch and pro skaters ripping it up on the half pipe. You can also take part in giant slip n’ slide racing and other games. And, don’t forget about the FFF Taco Cannon, which will be on hand dispensing supreme taco deliciousness by the blast.
KGSR’s Andy Langer and 101X’s Trevin on the Radio will be providing the play-by-play during the competitions, while Riverboat Gamblers frontman Mike Wiebe reports live from the sidelines. No Fun Fun Fun Fest event would be complete without live music and delicious snacks. This year, Austin’s Learning Secrets DJs and FFF Fest 2012 group Orthy will perform at the Aqua Olympics, and Frank will provide delicious treats for sale on site. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
This year, Fun Fun Fun Fest gives a respectful nod to one of the city’s other beloved festivals, Aqua Fest, which took place on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in decades past. And with the Summer Olympics heating up in London at the moment, participants should not be short on inspiration or competitive fervor.
So if you haven’t gotten your fill of Olympic events or are just in the mood for a fun-filled afternoon, come stop by our booth this Sunday! We’ll have t-shirts, a raffle & the friendliest smiles out there. Hope to see you there!