Fireworks planned Monday, July 4, in amphitheater at Atwood Lake Park

June 28, 2011

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks.


And the best fireworks show around will be held Monday, July 4, in the amphitheater at Atwood Lake Park.


The fireworks display, which begins at dark, has been moved from the Atwood Lake Resort property to the amphitheater inside Atwood Lake Park. As usual, it will be visible from throughout much of the lake region.


It’s part of a full weekend of activities at Atwood Lake Park planned Friday (July 1) through Monday (July 4). Events for all members of the family are planned throughout the weekend at the park.


The schedule of events on Friday (July 1) includes a “human tic-tac-toe” game at 1 p.m. and card games at 7 p.m. On Saturday (July 2) visitors can enjoy story time for ages 4 to 9 at 9:30 a.m., a kids’ craft at 10 a.m., creative cooking class at 11:30 a.m. and a nature hike at 1 p.m. A kids’ carnival begins at 3 p.m., an open mike comedy night and a dutch auction follow at 7 p.m.


The events Sunday (July 3) start with a church service at 8 a.m., a bike parade at 11 a.m. and a “cherry on top” contest at 1 p.m. A square dance is planned at 8 p.m. in the campgrounds’ Shelter B.


On Monday (July 4), the day begins with a fitness walk at 8 a.m. and then tie-dye T-shirts at 3 p.m. The magician Ed Ellis will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by the band 8 Track with Elvis at 8 p.m. The park’s giant fireworks show follows at dark.


The park is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and the swimming beach is open from noon to 8 p.m.


Camping also is available at a cost of $32.25 per night for a full hookup (includes electric and sewer service), $27 and $25 per night for a site with electric and $25 per night for a primitive site. Discounts apply for stays of at least 30 days. Group camping also is available. Reservations can be made by calling the park at (330) 343-6780 or by sending an e-mail to for availability and details.


The park also features two-bedroom family vacation cabins that sleep up to six people and include air conditioning, along with patio cabins with air conditioning. Overnight boat docking also can be purchased by guests of the park who are camping or staying in a cabin. The park offers rentals of its picnic shelters.


For more information or a complete schedule of activities over the holiday weekend and all summer, contact Atwood Lake Park at (330) 343-6780. Atwood Lake Park is located at 4956 Shop Rd. NE, Mineral City, just off State Rt. 212 near Bolivar and only 15 minutes from I-77. Details about the park also can be found at and on Facebook.


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