Capital Lakefair celebrates 61 years of service to our community in 2018. It was created as an event to celebrate waterfront activities and bring people to the downtown and lakefront core of the city. It’s been a marvelous success, growing in size and attendance every year. Today, Lakefair carries an annual budget of nearly $300,000. Approximately 200,000 people attend, while 10,000 to 12,000 watch the downtown Lakefair parade.