BASS LAKE – Independence Day at Bass Lake promises to be one to remember as activities take place all day and well into the evening, sponsored by lakeside resorts, businesses, and restaurants and the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce.
At 1:30 p.m. The Pines Village fun gets started in the park across from the bakery, where family-friendly contests and crafts will be on-going until about 4:30 p.m. Best red-white-and-blue hat contest, golf-cart decorating and t-shirt tye-die are just some of the competitions kids of various ages can participate in to celebrate the holiday.
Gates open at 5:30 for The Pines Resort 4th of July BBQ, music, dancing and fireworks show. Details here.
Sometime during your travels, you may want to stop and get a Fork’s Burger to celebrate their 75th anniversary.
On the other side of the lake, Miller’s Landing Resort plays host to the annual 4th of July boat parade. The tradition continues with the motto, “It’s a Big Deal!”
“Round up your rowdy friends and get ready for the ultimate boat decorating throw-down,” say organizers. It’s not just about bragging rights, they add that awesome prizes are offered for parade winners, along with a chance to have your name engraved on the America’s Cup/Bass Lake edition trophy.
The boat parade will begin near the entrance of Willow Cove. Starting at 7 p.m. decorated boats will make their way towards The Pines Resort, then loop around near The Forks Resort and head back towards the dam. Judging will take place in front of Miller’s Landing Marina between 7:30 and 8 p.m.. There is no fee to participate in the boat parade. Prizes will be awarded following the judging.
To register for the Boat Parade call Michelle at (559) 642-3633. More info on the boat parade here.
It’s a new moon that won’t shed much light, so the fireworks should be very clear in the sky. The show will be viewable from The Pines Resort down towards the falls to The Forks Resort and you can watch from either side of the lake. There is no fee to attend the fireworks show.
Please remember that, aside from this sanctioned show, fireworks are prohibited at Bass Lake and all of the surrounding mountain areas.