The Lagos Boat Regatta was organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture about a month ago and trust a sister to be there. The places my legs take me to though. :D. It held at the Lagoon Waterfront, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi. The ceremonial regatta is one of the major festivals listed in the Calendar of Arts and Culture Events by Lagos State and it was quite interesting.
At the Lagos State Boat Regatta, there were several colorful and cultural boat regatta on display. There was also a boat regatta competition among several traditional coastline communities in Lagos state. There were trainings and presentations on water rescue. The importance of wearing a life jacket when about to board a boat or any other water transporter was highly stressed. I particularly enjoyed the performances by the jet ski riders.
There were also performances by entertainment boats, cultural display by various riverine communities and masquerade displays. I saw a masquerade with some concoctions on it and I was legit scared. I was going to take a photo but was hesitant as there might be repercussions *crying smiley*. Thinking about it now, I still feel chills.
The Lagos boat regatta is open to the public as a cultural and entertainment funfair, it showcases the State’s rich aquatic cultural asset. The Lagos Boat Regatta is ideal for family recreation. There were are a lot of kids and they sure had a great time as there was a little areana which had bouncing castles and other fun stuff for them. The Lagos Boat Regatta was fun and apart from the small tension I felt with the masquerade it was totally cool and I would definitely be there next year.
I’m glad that the Lagos State Government is harnessing the tourism potential of the state and cant wait to attend more events like this