ARDEN — The night sky will ignite with a barrage of color, light, and sound over Lake Julian Park on July Fourth, capping off a day of outdoor recreation on the grounds.
While fireworks will be shot off around 9:15 p.m., arrive by 7:45 p.m. to allow ample time for parking and staking out a spot. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
Revelers are encouraged to come for the day and enjoy all the park has to offer: disc golf, cornhole, sand volleyball, playgrounds, fitness courses, horseshoes, and more. Local bluegrass band Supper Break will play live music during the afternoon and into the evening.
Picnic tables and grills are available on a first come basis. Food trucks will also be on-site throughout the day.
An accessible boat launch is available for private craft including fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and sailboats for a fee of $8. Paddle boats and water trikes can be rented for $12 per hour. All boats must be off the water by 8 p.m.
Parking on July 4 is restricted to Estes Elementary, located at 275 Overlook Road. Shuttles will operate from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. from the parking lot, and crossing guards will be on site for the evening.