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Independence Day Celebration

Monday, July 1, 2024 - Sunday, July 7, 2024

We're celebrating our independence in good old fashioned red, white and blue style.


Monday, July 1

Family Crafts - Held at the Park at Water's Edge. Reservations are not required for all craft activities. 

  • Sand Art: 10am - 11:30am
  • Glitter Tattoos: 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Build-a-Buddy Workshop: 2:30pm - 4pm

Tuesday, July 2

Family Crafts - Held at the Park at Water's Edge. Reservations are not required for all craft activities. 

  • Painting Studio: 10am - 11:30am
  • Glitter Tattoos: 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Build-a-Buddy Workshop: 2:30pm - 4pm

Wednesday, July 3

Family Golf Scramble - 9am: Gather your family and friends for a nine-hole golf scramble on Betsie Valley. Sign up by June 29! 

Family Crafts - Held at the Park at Water's Edge. Reservations are not required for all craft activities. 

  • Sand Art: 10am - 11:30am
  • Glitter Tattoos: 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Build-a-Buddy Workshop: 2:30pm - 4pm

Chairlift Rides  - Held from 4pm - 8pm on the Buck Quad Chairlift

Bike & Golf Cart Parade

Held at 5:15pm. Our theme is Red, White, Blue, and Americana Fun! Free to participate. Guests must use their own personal bikes or golf carts for the parade.

Registration available from June 24 - July 2, 2024 at the Mountain Adventure Zone or call us at 231-378-2071 . Each participant will receive a number to display on their bike or golf cart. Entries are subject to review. Registrants must be lined up at 5pm at the Mountain Adventure Zone for judging. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 golf carts and top 3 bikes! 

Golf Cart Prizes

  • First Place: Four unlimited Action Pack Passes
  • Second Place: Four unlimited Alpine Slide passes
  • Third Place: Four single Alpine Slide tickets

Bike Prizes

  • First Place: One unlimited Action Pack Pass
  • Second Place: One unlimited Alpine Slide pass
  • Third Place: One single Alpine Slide ticket

 

Barr Park Party with Music, Carnival Games & Activities

Held from 5:30pm - 9pm. Enjoy music and dancing plus carnival games, lawn games, treats and more! 

  • DJ - We'll be playing your favorite tunes from 5:30 - 9:30pm in Barr Park, centrally located between the Lodge, Inn and Peak Fitness Center. Come party with us!
  • Carnival Games - A variety of carnival games will be available to play. Tickets will be required to play the games. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased in Barr Park at the event, or purchased in advance from the Park at Water's Edge or Mountain Adventure Zone on July 3.
  • Independence Day Sand Art Bottles - 5 tickets. Create your own patriotic work of art!
  • Fourth of July Glitter Tattoos - 10 tickets. Get star spangled with our themed glitter tattoos!

We'll also have glow and light up items available for purchase. Pricing will vary.

Outdoor Movie in Barr Park: 9:30pm - 11pm, featuring The Sandlot. Free to attend!


Thursday, July 4

Family Crafts - Held at the Park at Water's Edge. Reservations are not required for all craft activities. 

  • Nature Frames: 10am - 11:30am
  • Glitter Tattoos: 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Build-a-Buddy Workshop: 2:30pm - 4pm

Local Firework Shows: Dusk
Our local towns put on excellent firework displays!  See Firework Displays »


Friday, July 5

Fourth of July 5k Fun Run: Held at 9am. Continue your Independence Day celebration by participating in our Fourth of July 5K Fun Run! A commemorative medal will be provided to all participants upon 5k completion. Details »

Family Golf Scramble - 9am: Gather your family and friends for a nine-hole golf scramble on Betsie Valley. Sign up by June 29! 

Family Crafts - Held at the Park at Water's Edge. Reservations are not required for all craft activities. 

  • Painting Studio: 10am - 11:30am
  • Glitter Tattoos: 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Build-a-Buddy Workshop: 2:30pm - 4pm

Guided Bike Ride - Held at 4pm. Take a 90 minute guided ride along our on-site mountain bike trail system.  Minimum age to participate is 12 years old. The ride pace is moderate. Reservations required, call the Mountain Adventure Zone, 231-378-2071.

Cost with Rental: $50
Cost without Rental: $30


Saturday, July 6

Family Crafts - Held at the Park at Water's Edge. Reservations are not required for all craft activities. 

  • Sand Art: 10am - 11:30am
  • Glitter Tattoos: 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Build-a-Buddy Workshop: 2:30pm - 4pm

Chairlift Rides - Held from 6pm - 8pm on the Buck Quad Chairlift

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt - Receive a list of clues ranging from 5 to 20 points each. Each team must have 4 - 8 people, and team members must be in the photos for them to count. Additional points are up for grabs for teams dressed in coordinating outfits or costumes. Each team must use their own smart phone or camera for this activity. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams with the top overall team winning ice cream vouchers from Crystal Scoops!

We'll begin taking reservations on June 24, 2024. Reservations are required for this activity. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 231-378-2071.

Time: 7pm - 8pm
Where: Scavenger Hunt begins and ends at the Mountain Adventure Zone
Cost: $10 per team


Sunday, July 7

Family Crafts   - Held at the Park at Water's Edge. Reservations are not required for all craft activities. 

  • Nature Frames: 10am - 11:30am
  • Glitter Tattoos: 12pm - 1:30pm
  • Build-a-Buddy Workshop: 2:30pm - 4pm


Available Daily

Mountain Adventure Zone

* Indicates reservations are required. Please call 231-378-2071 to reserve or reserve online .

 

Park at Water's Edge

* Indicates reservations are required. Please call 231-378-2238  to reserve or reserve online .

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