BASS LAKE — What’s up for Independence Day? Up in the sky it’s professional fireworks and on the ground — festivities at Bass Lake including the brilliant boat parade plus friends, families and plenty of fun for this 4th of July holiday.
The boat parade starts at 7 p.m. near the entrance to Willow Cove and moves toward The Pines Resort before looping over to The Forks and winding up in Miller’s Landing Marina for judging between 7:30 – 8 p.m. The time to register for this free event, brought to you by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, is now.
Also courtesy of the Chamber, the fireworks show can be seen from The Pines Resort down towards the Falls to The Forks Resort, and you can watch from either side of the lake. The plan is to start the show at about 9 p.m. There is no fee to attend the fireworks show, however, parking will be at a premium so plan accordingly.
Please remember that, aside from this sanctioned show, all fireworks — even “safe and sane” — are prohibited at Bass Lake and all of the surrounding mountain areas. None are permitted. Zip, zero, zilch.
Barbecue, band and fireworks at the Pines Resort
Patrons at The Pines Resort at Bass Lake will enjoy a barbecue, live music and party with the Bass Lake fireworks show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the BBQ buffet runs from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. — the band takes a break shortly after the fireworks begin around 9 p.m., and the whole event wraps up at 10 p.m. The event is open to the public — you don’t need to be a resort guest to attend.
The cost for adults is $67.95, seniors 55+ are $57.95 and the price for children under 12 is $37.95. The price includes BBQ buffet dinner, party favors, iced tea, lemonade, water, regular and decaf coffees. No outside food or beverage will be allowed into the venue, except for wine or champagne, where a $15 corkage fee applies.
Please note that, due to the business of the Independence Day holiday, all parking on The Pines Resort property will be reserved for patrons only. Day visitors will be asked to park off property. For more information, phone (800) 350-7463.
Mana Fire Dancers dinner and a show at the Marina Grill next to Bass Lake Watersports in The Pines Marina
Grab a burger at The Forks Resort
Maybe what you want to do is cruise around the lake on foot or two-wheels, and could be — you’re just in the mood for a Forks Burger? Check out The Forks Resort at Bass Lake for details.
Boat parade judging takes place at Miller’s Landing Resort
If your goal is to be in the lake, you’ll want to register now for the 4th of July Boat Parade. In what’s referred to as an “ultimate boat decorating showdown,” boaters on all manner of vessel may take home bragging rights, should they win a prize, and truthfully, bragging rights apply even if they don’t.
The parade starts near the entrance to Willow Cove at 7 p.m. Boats will then parade towards The Pines, then loop around in front of The Forks and head back toward the dam. Judging will take place in the marina at Miller’s Landing Resort at Bass Lake between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
There is no charge to enter the parade. Contact Miller’s Landing Resort at Bass Lake for more information and to get your entry squared away.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!