Friday, June 29, 2012

Independence Day Celebration Update

Updated June 29, 10:41a.m.

Get ready, the first annual Independence Day Celebration at the Rez is only a day away.

Date:  Saturday June 30th
Time:  5 p.m.
Location: Old Trace Park and Lakeshore Park

* There will be accommodations at both parks for those with disabilities - including ADA compliant restroom facilities. 

Events are planned for both Lakeshore Park and Old Trace Park, pick a spot and come join the fun. 

What fun, you ask?

A few details

  • Gates open at 5p.m.
  • Lakeshore Park band  -  Luckenbach
  • Old Trace Park band   -  South of 20
  • Hummers, ATVs, Rock Climbing Wall, Cooling Stations and more provided by the National Guard
  • Flyovers
  • Space Jumps
  • Vendors:
    • Kathryn's 
    • Burger and Blues
    • Hungry Howies
    • Little Willie's
    • McAllisters
    • Cock of the Walk
    • Frozen Fun Factory
    • Bop's
    • Kona Ice
  • Boat Parade - leaves Main Harbor area around 8pm comes across Spillway and past Lakeshore Park back to the Yacht Club and Old Trace Park
  • Wounded Warriors and Operation PROP will be on the Grand Marshall boat
  • Miss 103 will do a live countdown on the radio and the fireworks will begin around 9:15pm.  Fireworks will be located on Red Dot Road (fishing jetty on Madison side)

Don't miss it.

Check out the event flyer for more details  HERE.

The Rez News


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this post! Very informative, exactly what I was looking for!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful event! This was the best fireworks display I've ever seen! So proud to be a Rezident! Many thanks to those involved with putting this together for our community.

Anonymous said...

I agree great event! Two minor suggestions: launch fireworks from a point closer to Lakeshore Park (or buy more expensive fireworks) and make the shuttle stop at the entrance to the park (don't make the buses get caught up in the congestion of everyone leaving.

Overall good event and well done, especially for the first time.

Anonymous said...

I was delighted to see the Rankin side of the Rez putting on it's own event. Suggestion, lets have the fireworks where we can all appreciate them. The distance factor needs to be addressed by next year. Children were very disappointed some adults too. We are too far away to view the Madison fireworks. I would even pay to see a decent firework display if it's on our side.

Bill Mays said...

We live on the Rankin side, but we were on a pontoon boat which enabled us to float over closer to the fireworks. It was one of the best fireworks displays I have seen! We even participated in the boat parade, having decorated ours. It was just a wonderful time with our friends! Many thanks to the planners and organizers!