Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fourth of July Fireworks

Who's ready for a 4th of July celebration this weekend? On the water at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks is where the party is at! From family-fun festivities to fireworks over the water, there's no better place to be this weekend. Today's blog from the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks discusses why we shoot off fireworks for the 4th of July holiday and where you can watch them this year!

Why We Shoot Off Fireworks for 4th of July 

For Americans, 4th of July has long been associated with fireworks. Why? The simple explanation is because John Adams wanted us to! Before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, he envisioned a celebration with bright colors exploding in the sky. In a letter he wrote to his wife on July 3, 1776 stated the occasion should be commemorated "with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." The first Independence fireworks were set off on July 4, 1777 in Pennsylvania. That same year, fireworks also lit up the sky in Boston. By 1783, a large variety of fireworks were available to the public. Today, 4th of July firework displays have evolved into elaborate, choreographed pyrotechnic shows, and smaller versions of them are available for people to enjoy at home with their families. The American Pyrotechnics Association estimates that more than 14,000 firework displays light up the nation's sky at each Independence Day. Where will you enjoy fireworks this 4th of July?

Fireworks Over the Water

Looking for the best places to watch fireworks from your boat this weekend? Check out these great displays happening all weekend long. Don't have a boat of your own? Get tickets for one of the fireworks cruises!

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  • Fireworks at the 5 MM of the Main Channel - 9:30 pm 
  • Runaway II Resort & Campground at the 45 MM - 9:30 pm 
  • Bear Bottom Resort at the 38 MM of the Osage Arm - 9:45 pm 
  • Celebration Cruises Bagnell Dam - 8 pm 
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill at the 34.5 MM - Dusk 
  • Point Randall Resort at the 2 MM - 9:15 pm 
  • The Lodge of Four Seasons at the 13 MM - Dusk
  • Celebration Cruises Grand Glaize - 7 pm 
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort at the 26 MM - 8:30 pm
  • Tropic Island Cruises - 7:30 pm
  • Playin' Hooky Fireworks Cruise - departing from Millstone Marina - 8:30 pm 
  • Bear Bottom Resort at the 38 MM of the Osage Arm - 9:45 pm 

While you're at the Lake and out on the water this weekend, keep Summerset Boat Lifts in mind for all your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift needs. If you got a new boat and need a new lift or need your lift modified, we've got you covered! Need boat lift repairs or maintenance? We're here for that as well! Give us a call at 573-348-5073! Happy 4th of July Weekend!

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