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Independence Day Weekend at Charles Mill

June 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - July 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Independence Day Weekend

Friday, June 30                        

5:30-7:30pm – Traveling Craft for Kids – Watch for the traveling gator passing out event schedules and craft kits!

7:30-8:45pm – Family BINGO Night – Visit the Messerly Recreation Center for an evening of fun and prizes!

9-9:30pm – Glow Stick Parade – Meet at Eagle Point Shelter to take part in the parade! Glow sticks will be provided or you can bring your own!

Saturday, July 1            

11am-12:30pm – Bandana Wreath Craft for Adults – Make a patriotic wreath at the Messerly Recreation Center. Reservation required at $5 per person.

1:30-2:30pm – Traveling Craft for Kids – Watch for the traveling gator passing out insect craft kits!

3-3:30pm – Water Balloon Fun – Meet at Eagle Point pool for games. Shallow end will be closed during event.

5:30-7pm – Dr. Insecta Magic Show – Meet at the Messerly Recreation Center for a magic show with live animals and learn about these fascinating creatures! For all ages.

7:30-9:30pm – LIVE Music: Oolong Gurus – Bring your blanket and camp chairs to the beach and enjoy the music before the fireworks.

Dusk – FIREWORKS Over the Lake – Enjoy a fireworks display over the lake! Can be seen from land and water. Concessions and glow items will be on sale at the beach.

Sunday, July 2 

10:15am – Non-Denominational Church Service at the Messerly Recreation Center.

12-1:30pm – T-shirt Tie Dye – Make a colorful and unique creation in the grass near the Messerly Recreation Center! T-shirts will be available for purchase, cash only. Youth sizes are $8 each, adult sizes are $10 each, 2x and 3x are $12 each. Sizes are first come, first served. *New 2023 t-shirt design*

2-3pm – Red, White, Blue Golf Cart Parade – Decorate your golf cart and meet at the Messerly Recreation Center for a parade. Enter to win a prize!

3:30-5pm – Adult Cornhole Tournament – Meet at the cornhole areas at Eagle Point and Main Camp, near the playground and shelter. Entry fee is $5 per team. Prizes for first and second places!

8:45-10pm – Movie at Eagle Point: Moana – Bring your golf carts and or chairs to pool area at Eagle Point and watch this family-friendly movie. Rated PG and will begin at dusk.

Wednesday, July 5

9-11pm – Moonlight Kayak Tour – Enjoy a kayak tour around Charles Mill Lake by the light of the full moon! Bring your own equipment or borrow ours. For ages 12 and up. Registration is required at


June 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
July 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Charles Mill Lake Park
1277A State Route 430
Mansfield, OH 44903


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