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4th Of July Weekend At The Lake Of The Ozarks
Each year, on the Fourth of July, Lake of the Ozarks plays host to thousands to party goers who throng to this place to have unlimited fun. The Independence Day celebration at the Ozarks starts a day before, on the 3rd of July itself. There are a myriad of events and shows that are organized for adults as well as children who attend this event.
The Eldon Family Fun Day is held on the third of July. Eldon Air Park plays host to the festivities and celebrations on this day. There are skate board demonstrations held here as a part of the fun day celebration. Miss and Mr. Eldon pageant, parades, music performances, washers’ tournaments, dog shows and activities for kids are all a part of the Eldon Family Day. Firework displays are an integral part of the day’s celebrations. The Eldon fire department, that is responsible for the firework displays, synchronizes the entire performance with patriotic music. This show, which lasts for an hour, culminates with the national anthem.
More fireworks fill the sky over the Ozarks on the Fourth of July. There are six firework displays on the American Independence Day. The highlight of the day is the “Fireworks on the Water” show which is held by The Lodge of Four Seasons each year. This firework extravaganza is unique every year. If you want to watch the firework display from the Lodge’s property, ensure you book your stay with them well in advance.
Another resort that has been actively engaged in fireworks displays for the last two decades is the Tar-A-Tar Resort at the Ozarks. Pyrotechnic, from the Newcastle region of Pennsylvania, puts up this show which lasts for 25 minutes, at the resort.
Another “Fireworks on the Water” event is conducted by Gravois Mills. If you want to be a part of this fireworks extravaganza, then, park your car on Highway 5 and take a boat to the show. A lot of visitors grace this 30 minute show each year. Licensed firework experts are invited by Gravois Mills to conduct the show.
Another highlight of the Fourth of July celebrations is the “Fourth of July Spectacular” organized by the Versailles police department. This show is an effort by the department to promote their city and put it on the global map. The show lasts for close to 30 minutes and lights up, not only the sky, but also the ground. Barrel races, carnival games and the famous watermelon eating competition are organized by the Versailles Chamber of Commerce and City Hall. This family fun event is one of the key features of the celebrations at the Ozarks each year.
You can also opt for the “Fireboard Cruise” on boat ‘Celebration’ which is one of the most comfortable and luxurious yachts at the Ozarks. The fireworks display aboard this cruise is also one of the most sought after events during the Independence Day celebrations. While the cost per ticket for adults is $20, it is $10 for children under the age of 12. Children below 3 years are admitted free of charge.
In addition to these spectacular fireworks displays, you can also engage in various activities like fishing, golfing, shopping and just partying. If you want to have a blast this Independence Day, then, head straight to the Lake of the Ozarks for the most memorable Fourth of July ever!
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