Tappan Lake Park to celebrate holiday with fireworks, fun on Saturday, July 2

June 28, 2011

The skies above Tappan Lake and Tappan Lake Park will be bright and shiny on Saturday night (July 2).


The park’s annual Fourth of July holiday weekend fireworks show is scheduled Saturday night at dark at the park’s swimming beach. Food vendors will be available at the beach as part of the night’s activities.


And it’s all part of a big weekend of fun over the holiday (July 1-4).


Events kick off Friday (July 1) with kids’ activities at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the park’s activity center, followed by adult bingo at 7:30 p.m.


The schedule on Saturday (July 2) opens with a kids’ activity at 11 a.m. Things then heat up at the park’s swimming beach as the popular “Joe Zelek Band” takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. followed by the giant fireworks show at dark.


Sunday’s (July 3) events include a 4th of July parade at 11 a.m., cornhole games at 2 p.m. and a disc jockey at the park’s basketball courts at 8 p.m.


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


Overnight camping also is available at a cost of $32.25 per night for a full hookup (includes electric, water and sewer service), $27 and $25 for sites with electric, and $25 per night for a primitive site. Discounts apply for stays of at least 30 days. Reservations can be made by calling the park at (740) 922-3649 or by sending an e-mail to tappan@mwcd.org for availability.


The park also features two-bedroom family vacation cabins that sleep up to six people and include air conditioning, along with salt-box style camper cabins. Overnight boat docking can be purchased by guests of the park.


The park also offers rentals of its picnic shelters for $40 each.


For more information or a complete schedule of activities over the holiday weekend and all summer, contact Tappan Lake Park at (740) 922-3649. Tappan Lake Park is located off Harrison County Rd. 55 a few miles west of Cadiz and just a few minutes off U.S. Rt. 250. Details about the park also can be found at www.mwcd.org and on Facebook.


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