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Yellowstone River

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Northwest

Oregon

Bend-Sunriver

July 3-5: Bend celebrates the 4th of July with park decorations, patriotic trivia, patriotic parade around the preserve and our guests build and devour a fabulous 9-foot patriotic banana split. Also, our annual Golden Horseshoe Tournament continues all weekend and is open for all to participate.
July 8-11: Pickleball Mania #3 – be sure to get your registration form off the Bend/TT web site early and send it in so you don’t miss out. Challenge games and fun times to be had by all.

July 25-26
SUNFEST
Sunriver’s annual food and wine festival in the Sunriver Village Mall, just 4 miles from the preserve. Local wineries and some of Oregon’s best vintners will be on hand for wine tasting. Food and entertainment makes for a festive event for everyone! 12 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Sponsored by the Sunriver Chamber.

July 11-12
Bend Summer Festival
For more than a decade (this is the 18th year) the Festival has been entertaining thousands! This event is more than art, music, food, entertainment and fun – it is a tremendous device to bring our community together, to gather, to stay connected, all in the context of celebrating this great downtown of ours. So join us to live it, taste it, chew it, view it, hear it, and dance it (got it?) at the Bank of the Cascades Bend Summer Festival 2009! Families are especially welcome. Event is just 24 miles from the preserve in downtown Bend on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Washington

Chehalis

July 3-5: 4th of July Weekend:  Celebrate America’s Birthday! Deck out your campsite in Red, White & Blue. Decorate your bike and pets and be part of our annual Park Parade, complete with a Fire Engine! Old-fashioned hamburgers, hotdogs and make your own Ice Cream Sundae! Saturday evening rock out with Shawnee Band, a local 60s rock and roll crowd pleaser!
July 10-12:
  We will feature Scatter Creek Winery, of Tenino, on Saturday evening. Come to the Adult Lodge (21+ years old) to meet the winemakers and enjoy tasting a variety of their award-winning wines. Listening and dancing music with Ram Karaoke.
July 17-19:
Rock N’ Roll Weekend: Flashback to the 70s, 80s and 90s rock and roll with Norm Lynn poolside. Let’s have a Rock ‘N Good Time!
July 24-26: Pet Show Weekend: Come show off your pet! Compete for special treats and prizes at our 3rd Annual Pet Show!
July 31-Aug. 2:
Hawaiian Luau Weekend: We will be tropical all weekend with flower leis, hula, limbo. Saturday night come dressed in your favorite Polynesian outfit for luau fun – serving our signature Steak Dinner with flair! Enjoy spectacular entertainment by the lovely Lehua’s Aloha Dancers.

Grandy Creek

July 3-5: Independence Day Celebration:  Enjoy Red, White & Blue Pancakes before hitting the Carnival featuring games, parade, face painting, crafts and more.
July 10-11:
  Race Weekend – start your engines for races of all kinds.
July 25:
Enjoy our Magical Weekend featuring a magic show on our new outdoor stage! Come see Brian Ledbetter.
July 31-Aug. 1: Scavenger Hunt Weekend.

July 24-26
Annual Concrete Fly In
Held at the Concrete Municipal Airport. For information, contact Jim Jenkins at (360) 770-4848.

July 25
Cement City Street Fair
Sponsored by the Concrete Chamber of Commerce and United General Hospital, the 2nd Annual Cement City Street Fair will feature arts and crafts, sidewalk sales, live music, fitness activities, health screenings, resource tables, poetry reading and more. Our goal is to provide an event chock full of healthy family fun and showcase the artists, performers, businesses and service providers in our area. Special evening performance by Hank Cramer at 7 p.m. in the Concrete Theatre.

Whalers Rest

July 3-4: “Happy Birthday America” Weekend! We will be celebrating on the 4th with our annual parade and family BBQ fun!
July 10-11:  “Reach for the Stars” Weekend: Kids get ready for the “Great Gondolas Balloon Race.” Dee Smith will entertain us Saturday night in our South Clubhouse at 7 p.m. Come by and sway to the favorites!
July 16: Tonight is “Kids Extreme Play Night” – calling all kids to come hang out until 11 p.m. in our South Clubhouse. We’ll party with crazy games, swimming fun, great movies and snacks. Parents enjoy your night out.
July 17-18: “Way Out West” Weekend:  Look out for the local sheriff because he has warmed up the jail for you or your kin. Get your boots slicked up for our annual poker run and boot dancing fun with Hired Hands in our South Clubhouse.
July 24-25:
Calling all farmhands and future farmers for our “Down on the Farm” Weekend. It’s a barnyard party with greased pigs and butter churning. Saturday evening we will have an old-fashioned hoedown with the Bush Pilots in our South Clubhouse at 7 p.m.

July 18
2009 Oregon Tuna Classic Tournament Series
We’ve teamed up with Ducks Unlimited to bring sportsmen together that share a passion for the pursuit of the pelagic along with the desire to help those less fortunate. The event attracts hundreds of anglers from all over Oregon.  This year over 200 boats and nearly 1,000 people are expected to participate in all four events including the post-tournament celebrations. Last year’s events produced over 13,200 pounds of Albacore tuna and a cash contribution of $46,000 for the Oregon Food Bank and its statewide network. All proceeds benefit the Oregon Food Bank. For more information visit the web site at www.oregontunaclassic.com

Oceana

July 4: Fire O’er the Water at Dusk (can be seen from the resort); Site and RV Decorating Contest; Old-Fashioned Hot Dogs, Chips and Shakes BBQ.  Breakfast will be served every Saturday and Sunday throughout July – check your member handout for information and menu.

July 24 and 26th
Sun and Surf Run
2,000 motorcycles will meet at the Convention Center.  Enjoy a bonfire, fireworks, motorcycle parade and stunt riders.  Sponsored by the Ocean Shores Chamber.  Held in Ocean Shores, just 4 miles from the preserve.

Southwest

Arizona

Verde Valley

July 3-5: Fourth of July Weekend: The Verde Valley Recreation team has organized a fun-filled activity schedule to entertain and amuse children of all ages. From noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, join the staff at the Pool Lodge for swimming pool games; Red, White & Blue crafts; scavenger hunts; mask painting and more. Children under 5 are welcome to join with parental supervision. At 5 p.m. bring your whole family to the Family Center for BBQ Ribs. This traditional picnic-style feast, which features St. Louis-style pork ribs, a full salad bar with potato and macaroni salads, cole slaw, watermelon, cupcakes and more, has put Verde Valley on the map. On Saturday, begin your day with Red, White & Blue pancakes, served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. At 11 a.m. family water games begin at the pool. Dinner served at 5 p.m. includes grilled burgers, dogs, brats, and more. On Sunday, wrap up the holiday weekend with a Campers Breakfast, Chapel and swimming. Join us at the Pool Lodge for a special “Create your own Sundae” bar.

California

Idyllwild

July 3-5:  Happy Birthday America:  Start the weekend off with the Idlyllwild Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. July 4th. Get back in time for a watermelon eating contest, plus other fun pool games. Hot dogs and lots of good stuff to eat too!
July 17-19: Bluegrass Weekend:  Bring your chairs, fiddles and spoons. There will be Band Scrambles, workshops to join in on plus some informal Jam Sessions. Sunday morning will be a Gospel Jam.

Ponderosa

July 3-5:  Independence Day: Our Country turns a spry 233 years old this weekend. Come celebrate its birthday in style. On Friday, join a Ponderosa favorite DJ Vern for his only appearance this season. On Saturday we’ll be bustling about with activities galore, including Rainbow the Clown and her balloon creations. Hungry? We’ll be serving up some fine grub during our barbeque. Then settle in and get ready to rock when Jelly Slide Down returns.
June 11-12: Wet and Wild: Beat the summertime heat with cool water. Have fun with pool games and slip inside the slip and side. Or really cool off in the river! Interested in a rafting trip? Ask us how to book one at a discounted rate.  Then mellow out to the cools sounds of Aaron Clemens.
July 18:  Western Days: Vic Yeakle of the Country Nuggets returns at night. Before that, join us for some calf and steer ropin’. Take a western photo and design your own frame. The whole day will be a shindig of country and western and fun. Yee Haw!
July 25: Olympics! Come participate in the second annual Ponderosa Resort Olypiad. Take home a medal in the decathalon, play games and make crafts with Olympic rings.

July 18
7th Annual Red Hot Summer Dance Party
As in the past, local blues legend Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers will headline this year’s dance party. Blue Box Bayou Band, voted by KVMR as California hottest Zydeco, Tex-Mex and Blue Band will open the show at 6 p.m. Food will be also be served, along with beer and local wines. For more information visit www.bayleyhouse.net or call (530) 887-8848.

Placerville Founders’ Day and Highway 50 Association Wagon Train
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is introducing a new monthly performance series, one that brings to life the colorful and diverse people who played a role in California’s history. Presented on the 3rd Saturday of the month, starting with this month’s performance. Each performance will take place in a different location at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. On July 18 join us in the meadow for an evening bonfire and enjoy the colorful stories and personalities of John Sutter, Sam Brannan and James Marshall. $10 for adults, $7 for children (12 & under.) Free parking starts at 7 p.m. Bring your own seating – lawn chairs, blankets, etc. Refreshments will be available. Bring the whole family.

Rancho Oso

Throughout June:  Enjoy guided trail rides for beginners to experts, ages 8 and over, and hand-led rides for “little wranglers,” ages 7 and under. Call (805) 683-5110 for ride reservations. Make sure to leave time Saturday to view the Bulls vs. Bears in the arena. Bring your camera because the bucking bulls are quite a show. 

July 3:  Teen dance with DJ Avery Wright at our Pool Patio. Ages 13-17 only after 8 p.m.
July 4: Celebrate our nation’s birthday with carnival fun! A bounce house for kids to jump in, lots of games and prizes. Try your luck with roping, using our roll-a-roper. Decorate your rig with a 4th of July theme and participate in the contest for prizes. Volunteer to be a judge. Live music with Stan Wayne on the Pool Patio from 7 to 10 p.m. Stan plays great country, oldies, patriotic and pop.
July 18: Pet Parade: sign up your dog or cat or ??? in our parade. Different categories include cute, ugly, costume and speech.
July 25: Pool tournament – compete for prizes. Sign up at Adult Lodge.

July 4
Spirit of ’76 Parade
The grand march begins at 1 p.m. at Micheltorena Street and proceeds down State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara, concluding at Cota Street. Enjoy the fireworks from the beach!

July 11-12
22nd Annual Santa Barbara French Festival
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where America celebrates France! There will be continuous entertainment, mimes, jugglers, puppet shows for kids, music, laughter and fine wine and cuisine!  Event is free.  Oh la la!

July 16-18
6th Annual Santa Barbara Wine Festival
1 to 4 p.m.

Chase Palm Park Beachside/Cabrillo Boulevard
Sip and savor unlimited premium wines and gourmet food samples among the palms next to the beach! Prices “rolled back” to 2006 pricing. Proceeds benefit the food bank. Tickets are $49 advance or $65 at the gate. For more information, call (805) 223-1880.

Soledad Canyon

July 4: July 4th Weekend: We will have horseback riding at Soledad’s Guest Horse Ranch, dancing the Y.M.C.A., Chicken Dance, Hands Up and the Hokey Pokey poolside, and the hammer strike will be in full swing, plus basketball, horseshoes, volleyball tournaments and pool games. Don’t forget the great dances with the DJ from S.O.S. Entertainment. Top off the evening with a family campfire and marshmallow roasting. Club Blazer Initiation Ceremony will be held this weekend.
July 11: Western Weekend: Soledad’s Guest Horse Ranch will be the main focus this weekend with activities such as horseback riding, hammer strike, crafts, storytelling, and western games. Top off the evening with a family campfire and marshmallow roasting. Our Recreation department will be collecting toys for our Toys for Tots Drive. Club Blazer Initiation Ceremony will be held.
July 18: 50s Rock ‘n Roll Weekend:  Ponytails, crew cuts, poodle skirts, leather and letterman jackets, penny loafers and bobby socks are just a some of the things the kids are wearing when the T—Birds and the Pink Ladies get together. The Bunny Hop and the Twist are just a few of the dances to compete to in our 50s dance-a-thon. Guys can show off on the hammer strike. Club Blazer Initiation Ceremony and family campfire too!
July 25: Mardi Gras Weekend:  Come out and get your beads, make carnival masks at the craft class to wear to the dance at night. Collect beads throughout the day when you are challenged with various games, dares and fun activities such as the hammer strike, hula-hoop and limbo, all run by our Recreation staff. Club Blazer Initiation Ceremony and family campfire too!

Texas

Bay Landing

July 3-5: July 4th Celebration:  Start the day off by decorating your bike, tricycle, 4 wheeler or golf cart for the parade – win big prizes! Also, cabin, rig, and tent prizes will be given out for the best decorated! Games begin at 2 p.m. – you will be soaked, yoked and end up smelling like a banana before the BBQ dinner at the clubhouse. Dance under the stars with T-Bone at BV, followed by a fireworks extravaganza at dark. You don’t want to miss this!
July 24-26:
Beach Bum Days: Bring out the cardboard for our Boat Regatta – build a boat out of cardboard and, weather permitting at the lake, we will race the one-man boat! Also, sandcastle building and volleyball tourney in the sand. Dinner will be cooked in the sand. Bring a toothpick! Ever hear of “passing the buck?” We are going to pass the sand! Day filled with all kinds of goodies!

Lake Conroe

July 4-5: Independence Day Weekend/Happy July Birthdays! Weekend features patriotic golf cart and bike parade...let’s dress ‘em up and show off your patriotic pride. We will be having a family softball game, playing volleyball at the lake, providing tattoos for the kids and root beer chugging.
July 11-12: Potluck Block Party Weekend: Bring your favorite dish to the pavilion to share with your fellow camper and get to know your neighbor. We’ll also be having fun playing washers, horseshoes, basketball, and other outdoor activities.
July 18-19:
Sign your family up in the AC to play in our annual Family Feud game! Come on and play – it’s good old family fun.  We will also be freezing ice cream today so bring your ice cream freezer.
July 25-26:
Come to the AC and sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas! Don’t forget to be nice….not naughty! Enjoy a sno-cone and do our “create a snowman” craft!

Thursdays and Fridays in July
Senior Dance Club
Dance to the music you love  - big band sounds, country/western, golden oldies, line dances, and mixers (music held to a tolerable level.) Every Thursday and Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lake Conroe Recreation Center, just 5 miles from the preserve. Sponsored by the Friendship Centers. For information, call (936) 756-5371.

Saturdays in July
Texas Opry
Enjoy entertainment for the entire family, every show is different from country music, gospel, comedy, 50s music, and special events. Comfortable theater seating, no smoking, no alcohol, wheelchair accessible, special group rates. Located at the Texas Opry House, Magnolia, Texas, just 10 minutes from the preserve. For information call (281) 356-6779.

Medina Lake

July 4: July 4th Weekend: We will start the weekend on Friday. Top of the Trail Café will be open Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Holly will have tournaments all day Friday (mini-golf, shuffleboard, washer toss and more.) On Saturday, we will have a bike rodeo, banana splits, brown bag bingo and Bimbo and Borderline Band will play on the pavilion Saturday night. Top of the Trail will have a BBQ dinner before the band starts.
July 11: Pool Party! Join us for wet and wild water fun. Watermelon races, water volleyball and water gun fights will be just a few of the things going on at the pool.
July 18:
Christmas in July: If Santa can’t join us one of his elves will be here for a bike parade, hay rides and cookie social. The Spirit of Christmas board members will hold an auction in the Activity Center on Saturday night. All proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Christmas Fund to help the children in Bandera County at Christmastime. Action items are needed – call Jenny or Holly at (830) 751-2444 to donate items.
July 25:
National Day of the Cowboy & Cow Appreciation Day! Dress western and join us for Cowboy Fun!

July 14
Abendkonzerte
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers to the Main Plaza and oompah to the beat of the longest continually playing German Band outside of Germany. It’s FREE and lots of FUN. Sponsored by the Boerne Chamber of Commerce. Event is at the Main Plaza in Boerne, just 35 miles from the preserve. For information call (830) 249-7277.

East

florida

Peace River

Through July: Daily Fossil Explorations. Monday through Saturday – Canoeing (river water permitted.)

Through July
Big Cat Habitat
Wild animal education and entertainment. Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Sanctuary, located 1 hour from the preserve. Open Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. For information, call (941) 371-6377

Kentucky

Diamond Caverns

July 3-4:  Join us Friday for Family Contest and Karaoke, songwriter/recording artist Donnie Mills will perform. Saturday will be a fun day for all ages with art classes, t-shirt contest, food, and a treasure hunt for the little ones. Music guests include Nashville’s Brian Ashley Jones & Tisha Simeral and Donnie Mills.
July 18: Western Day & South of the Border includes Cowboy Breakfast, horseshoes, cowboy contests, “Great Horse Race,” chili and hot dog roast, plus music to dance by.
July 25: Gospel Music by Song Evangelist Penny Harper.

July 25/July 31
Cave City Convention Center Events
Glory Bound and the Inspirations Gospel Concert, Saturday, July 25. WJCR presents Michael Combs in Concert, Friday, July 31. Convention Center is just 5 miles from the preserve.

Massachusetts

Gateway to Cape Cod

July 4: We will have information on all the fireworks in the surrounding areas. Parades galore in many towns and cities – we are not too far from the famous parade in Bristol, RI.
July 18:
Western Weekend:  We’ll have pony rides, clowns, and a DJ teaching teaching Country and Western line dancing.
July 25:
Come visit with Santa and help us decorate our “Christmas in July” tree.

July 4
Fireworks over Onset Bay
View the fireworks display from the grove overlooking the Bay. Sponsored by the Onset Bay Association, beginning at 9 p.m. Just 10 miles from the preserve.

MAINE

Moody Beach

July 3-4: Stars and Stripes Weekend: Celebrate with our special tribute to America on Saturday morning at the Ranger Station. Flea Market on Sunday in the Res. Hall.
July 11: 
Root’nToot’n Wild West Weekend: Learn to yodel, play the “harmonica” and lasso a “steer.” Saturday night Bean Supper - sign up at the Country Store.
July 18:
Old-Fashioned Carnival Weekend: No clowning around – come and enjoy games, bicycle parade, squirt gun “wars,” ice cream and mini-golf at Wonder Mountain.
July 25:
Christmas in July Weekend: Sings carols and Hanukah songs on our wagon ride. Decorate your site and share a gift with your neighbor. We will be collecting food for the needy – drop off your donation at the Country Store or Ranger Station.

Saturdays in July
Wells Harbor Community Park and Summer Concert Series
Enjoy a concert in the park on Saturday evenings, beginning at 6 p.m. Oldies, jazz, big band – music for everyone! Bring a chair or blanket for these outdoor concerts. Held at Wells Harbor Community Park, just 3 miles from the preserve.

Vacationland Theatre
Enjoy a play to make you laugh or make you cry. 2009 productions include “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “The Foreigner,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” Shows are at the Sanford Maine Stage, just 15 miles from the preserve. For information, call (866) 584-0770.

NORTH CAROLINA

Forest Lake

July 3-5:  July 4th Weekend! Featuring DJ Torie Boan poolside, pool games, movie on the lawn, and music by the Wishful Thinking Band.
July 10-12: 
Fun-in-the-Sun Weekend includes pool games, movie on the lawn, and music by the Pure Water Band.
July 17-19:
Christmas in July! With Best Site Contest, crafts, and music by The Big E Mike Helms.
July 24-26:
Scavenger Hunt Weekend

Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion
Event features crafts, demonstrations and exhibits. Located at Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, just 30 minutes from the preserve. For information, call (336) 859-27551

North Carolina Transportation Museum
April 1 – Oct. 31
Historic trains, train rides, historic cars and wonderful gift shops. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Located in Spencer, just 45 minutes from the preserve. For information, call (704) 636-2889

Pennsylvania

PA Dutch

July 3-5: Decorate your site for judging, wagon rides, parade and celebrate America’s birthday with cake; Country/Variety Band Saturday at the pool.
July 10-12:
Heroes Weekend
July 17-19:
  Glow in the Dark Weekend featuring glow stick wagon ride and black light dance.
July 24-26:
Christmas in July Weekend: Decorate campsite for judging, Build your own Snowman contest, Christmas Dinner – preserve will supply the turkey, you bring the sides! Wagon rides and caroling.
July 31-Aug. 2:
  New Year’s Weekend: Music to listen or danc to, bring a snack to share.

Timothy Lake North

July 3-5: “Hurricane” Wilson and his band will be playing up a storm to help us celebrate our country’s birthday.
July 10-12:
  It’s Christmas in July at TLN: Candy cane hunts, tree decorating and, of course, photos with Santa!
July 17-19:
  Go Hawaiian this weekend with limbo competitions, tropical arts and crafts, and a DJ with a Hula dancer to teach you how to Hula!
July 24-26: Everyone will have a Dino-Mite weekend with a live T-Rex Show!
July 31-Aug. 2:
Enjoy some kickin’ music by “Side Kicks Country Band!”

Scotrun (OW)

July 3-6: Red, White & Blue – Celebrate our Independence Day, an all-American holiday. Decorate your site, bike or vehicle and win a prize.  Dance party on Saturday night in the Rec Hall.
July 10-12:
“It’s Magic!” On Saturday, Brushes the Clown weaves a spell and amazes the kids with magic. DJ Mark spins his magic at night.
July 17-19:
  “Silly Olympics” featuring some crazy sports to make you laugh! Come and try your hand at Olympic Games you’ve never heard of!
July 24-26:
“Wet n’ Fun” featuring water balloons, shoot outs, lots of wet and wild games. 
July 31-Aug. 2:
NASCAR in the Poconos: 2nd race of the season at Pocono International Raceway. Come and enjoy the excitement of race week.

July 18-19
Pocono Wurst Festival
Beer, brats, wursts, wieners, and more. Dancing with polka legend Jimmy Sturr on Saturday and the Shippenberg German Band on Sunday, plus a 5K trail run. Located at Shawnee Mt., just 15 miles from the preserve. For more information visit www.shawneemt.com

July 29 to Aug. 2
NASCAR in the Poconos
NASCAR race is Sunday at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA.  Many local venues will hold events to celebrate the weekend. Cars are displayed at various locations. Meet some of the drivers. Qualifying races and many more races will run from Thursday on. Major NASCAR race is Sunday. For information, call (570) 646-2300.

TENNESSEE

Natchez Trace

July 4: Fantastic Fourth of July Weekend:  This is the largest event of the season! The fun starts at 3 p.m. with a carnival on the beach with lots of rides and food concessions. Live music and a huge fireworks display at dark!
July 11:
Gospel Music Jubilee, 7 p.m.
July 18:
Casino Night, 7 p.m. 
July 25:
Pirate Party, 7 p.m., features costume contest and live music with Tony Malugin.

Virginia

Chesapeake

July 4: Independence Day Weekend:  On Friday, laze around the pool while sipping iced tea and soda. At night dance along with DJ Brad Beasley. Check out the craft bazaar on Saturday or decorate your golf cart for our annual Golf Cart Parade. Bragging rights are at stake so make it good! The celebration is not over until you’ve kicked up you heels with Tom Napier.
July 11
: Flower Power Show: a trip down Memory Lane for Baby Boomers. Bring your hippie beads and tie-dyed t-shirts. Protest receding hairlines. Do you tap dance, play the piano or spoons, or know every song from the “Sound of Music?” Share that hidden talent at the “Super Freaky” show, that hidden talent your relatives coax out of you at family gatherings. (After all we are family!) Enjoy the Saturday night dance with the DJ.
July 13-17:
Vacation Bible School:  The kids or grandkids won’t have to miss this summertime favorite after all. Very popular among the younger set, this weeklong event is better than any vacation Bible school at home, because it’s combined with camping!
July 18:
Gospel Jamboree:  In partnership with the Country Gospel Music Association, we feature multiple performances by some very talented country gospel music groups. Bring your lawn chairs to the pavilion in the evening.
July 25: Christmas in July/Ten Thousand Villages Sale: Escape the ordinary! Discover skillfully handmade items from Third World countries. Ten Thousand Villages presents exquisite home décor, personal accessories and gift items handcrafted by artisans from around the world – for you, your home or RV, or as gift for those special to you. Dance at Dark Saturday night!

Harbor View

July 4: Kids of all ages join in the Activity Room to color a patriotic picture. Best one wins a prize.
July 25:
Christmas in July: Best site decorations with Christmas colors will be awarded a wonderful prize!

July 4th
Fireworks at Colonial Beach Municipal Pier
Enjoy a fireworks display over the Potomac River, beginning at 9:05 p.m. Bring a chair or beach blanket.  Sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce. For information, call 804-224-7181.

Midwest

INDIANA

Indian Lakes

July 4-6:  A Patriotic Happening! We’ll go all out with golf cart decorations, parade, contests and prizes. A magician will be here for kids. We’ll keep celebrating Saturday night with the Diamond River Band and our DJ will entertain us on Sunday night.
July 10-11
:  Join us Friday for the Digital Teen event in our open-air pavilion where our youthful guests will enjoy the newest music plus a big campfire! On Saturday we’ll have the Blind Golf Car Race where kids drive blindfolded while their folks ride along and navigate!
July 17-18:
Celebrate “Christmas in July” as Santa comes to town. Bring a dish to feed 10 for our potluck dinner. Our Pie Contest is always so much fun so bring your best because prizes will be awarded!
July 24-25:
  It’s Friday Night at the Movies featuring one of Mike’s favorites! On Saturday it’s the Golf Car Scavenger Hunt – a combination of clues, rules and strategy with prizes awarded to the winners.

July 17-18
Oldenburg Town Hall Freundenfest
German festival featuring German music, dancers, food, crafts, games, 10K hike, beer garden, old farm machinery, good family fun. Live German band both days. Hours are Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

OHIO

Wilmington

July 4: Show of your red, white and blue pride with our 4th of July parade and camp site competition. Join us for an evening cookout by the lake and a 4th of July mixer complete with a DJ and all-American food. 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Cultus Lake

July 4:  Joint celebration for Canada Day and USA on July 4th! “All You Can Eat Spaghetti” on Saturday night and dancing to the music of Hong Kong Cowboy at 7 p.m.
July 25:
Taste of BC features specialty foods from British Columbia from 2 to 4 p.m., Chili Cook-off at 5:30 p.m., and dancing to the music of Hong Kong Cowboy at 7 p.m.