Lebanon’s first summer lakeside festival held at Zaarour Club


Organized by Gata Events & Promotions in collaboration with Zaarour Club, this summer’s long-awaited event, “The Lakeside Festival – Zaarour”, kicked off on August 5 in Zaarour during an official opening ceremony attended by the event organizer Mrs. Sandra Ghattas – the Managing Director of Gata – and Mrs. Carol El Murr, the CEO of Zaarour Club.

The ceremony was also attended by many political, entertainment, social and media figures, and featured a live concert, launching of a hot air balloon and other captivating shows.

“The Lakeside Festival – Zaarour” is the first summer festival to be held around a lake in Lebanon, starting on Friday 5th of August till Sunday the 7th of August 2016, whereby it will welcome visitors for free starting 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day.

The event comprises several sections including an exhibition area for local designers, craftsmen and miscellaneous brands; a flower market; a fresh food market by Souq El Tayeb and a food and beverage trucks and stands’ area with a wide variety of appetizing snacks, bites, sweets and refreshing drinks; as well as a large children’s area with numerous games and activities. The festival will also feature rowing boats that can be rented for a pleasant ride around the lake, in addition to a hot air balloon that will take people up in the air to enjoy a breathtaking view over the entire area.

A fun-packed entertainment program also awaits visitors: live concerts by young Lebanese bands and famous DJs, live dance performances and classes, live entertainment shows and parades for children by mini studio, live demos and exciting shows by different brands, live sports shows, dog training shows, and the cherry on top, a spectacular firework show that will add a dash of magic to Zaarour on Saturday August 6th, at 8:30 p.m.

From her end, Mrs. Sandra Ghattas the Managing Director of Gata reasserted the company’s ongoing mission to create exceptional exhibitions, events and festivals. She said: “Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese and foreigners grew fond of Gata’s events which come in support of the country’s economy, trade, industry and tourism. Till date, we have introduced more than 5 major exhibitions which have become highly anticipated annual rendezvous, and today, we launch “The Lakeside Festival – Zaarour”, in collaboration with Zaarour Club. This is a new and unique event since it’s the first summer festival to be organized around Zaarour’s artificial lake. We’re taking advantage of the venue’s beautiful natural setting and strategic location, since Zaarour Club hosts one of the most popular ski resorts in Lebanon and the closest to Beirut during the winter season. Our purpose is to actively contribute in turning Zaarour into a hip summer destination, by attracting families and individuals looking to enjoy a full day in the outdoors while benefiting from a full entertainment program”.

“The Lakeside Festival – Zaarour” is bringing a fresh breeze to Zaarour. For three consecutive days, Zaarour Club will be one of Lebanon’s hottest spots, offering plenty of fun, entertainment and surprises for everyone. It’s going to be a memorable weekend, so try not to miss it!

This event is sponsored by Volvo, Perrier, Arope Insurance, Besiders and Beat.