Race cars at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia

Lake Lanier Sports Venues

Atlanta’s day at the beach is at Lake Lanier! Just a short drive north of Atlanta, this stunning venue allows athletes and coaches to focus on the game and to feel a world away from the big city.

Popular Sporting Event Venues

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Auto racing

The home of Petit Le Mans is no stranger to crowds of over 100,000 people. Its sprawling acres include the road racetrack, campgrounds, nature trails, and event fields. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta hosts a variety of motorized and man-powered sporting events annually. It also is the home of the new Michelin Tower — a four-story, state-of-the-art tower consisting of a 300-person event space, media center, hospitality suites, and a rooftop viewing deck.

Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center

Equestrian, archery

Guests to this equine center are not horsing around when making Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center their choice for events. Booked throughout the year for horse shows, archery competitions, and expositions on gardening and other agriculture-related events, this 66-acre development includes a covered livestock arena, camping area, and a 4,500-square-foot ballroom.

Aerial view of Margaritaville at Lanier Islands in Gainesville, Georgia
Margaritaville at Lanier Islands in Gainesville, Georgia

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Golf, swimming, equestrian, endurance racing, cycling, beach sports

A luxurious sporting location, Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is home to several prestigious adventure/endurance races and has also played host to triathlons and cycling events. With 1,500 scenic acres, the resort houses facilities for equine, golf, boating, swimming, and beach sport tournaments.

Other Area Attractions

Lake Lanier offers all the amenities and attractions one would expect to find at a top-notch lake destination. Marinas, beaches, boating, paddle sports, and other water adventures await players in their off time. On the shore, guests will find a wide variety of dining options, shopping at boutiques and big box stores, and other fun distractions, such as the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (a children’s museum), a thriving arts community, and many annual events.

How To Get There

Lake Lanier is one hour north of Atlanta, with direct access off Interstate 85. Halfway between the big city and Georgia’s mountains, Lake Lanier is an excellent base for events, with convenient interstate access to regional attractions and other sports venues. Air service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and daily trains from AMTRAK are also available.


Lake Lanier CVB
2875 Browns Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30504

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