Walt's Best Ways to Enjoy the "Big Wake Weekend"
"Big Wake Weekend" is basically Indy Cars on water. Folsom Lake water. 200 mph.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday....on the Granite Bay side of Folsom Lake.. the best of Hydroplane racing the country has to offer will start at 7am daily. It's the tour's first stop at Folsom Lake since 1967!
The American Power Boat Association (APBA) event has something for everyone. Beer Gardens, Bands, Wakeboarding and exhibits.
30,000 people are predicted to watch from the shore and by boat...which means a lot of sunburned drunk people.
It's going to be in the upper 90's.
Where to watch this whole thing roll out? My years of covering events on that side of the lake reveals these prime spots to watch;
*Get on a friends boat in Granite Bay. Those tickets are about gone though. www.bigwakeweekend.com
*VIP area (just sold out)
*arrive early at Granite Bay State Park. Set up your chairs. Umbrella, cooler, sunblock. You get the idea.
Tickets are $19 for Friday and $39 per day for the weekend. 3-day packages available. Wristbands needed to get to event.
Best bet for parking? Go park at Sierra College and take a shuttle to the race site. All the reserved parking spots near the event are $25/day and will be gone by Friday.