Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the water? Look no further than Deep Creek Lake! This charming area is renowned for its unforgettable Fourth of July celebrations. To ensure you don’t miss out on the festivities, I’ve put together a comprehensive guide featuring the must-see events and insider tips for finding the best spot to watch the Deep Creek Lake fireworks.
Live Music Galore
If you’re in the mood for live music throughout the weekend, make sure to check out the Honi-Honi Bar, Black Bear Tavern, or MoonShadow. These fantastic venues are sure to keep you entertained.
Discover Fresh Local Produce
Kickstart your Independence Day weekend by exploring the Deep Creek Farmers Market at Garrett College. Every Friday from 3-7PM, they offer a wide variety of fresh veggies, baked goods, and more. You can also head to the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market in downtown Oakland on Saturday from 10AM-1PM. There, you’ll find an abundance of locally grown produce, crafts, and delicious baked goods.
Boat Parade on Deep Creek Lake
On July 1st, from 7-9PM, witness the Boat Parade on Deep Creek Lake. The procession starts from McHenry Cove and passes by several judging stations along the route. Spectators have the opportunity to vote for their favorite boats, with prizes awarded in various categories. This event, sponsored by the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club, raises funds for their Blind Skier and Camper Programs, as well as their charitable endeavors.
Broadford Lake Fireworks
Start your Independence Day celebrations a day early by heading to Broadford Lake Park in Oakland July 3rd. Arrive at 7:30PM to enjoy a soul-stirring musical celebration presented by the Garrett Community Concert Band. Around 9:30PM, prepare to be dazzled as the fireworks light up the night sky above the lake. Remember to bring a picnic basket and savor the patriotic atmosphere. More info.
Accident Independence Day Parade
Immerse yourself in small town charm and enjoy the festive atmosphere in Accident. On the 4th of July at 11AM, the parade begins with numerous vantage points along the street. Afterward, stop by the Accident Volunteer Fire Department for some delicious burgers and ice cream, knowing that your contribution supports the local fire department’s activities.
Free Fishing Day
On July 4th, enjoy a day of fishing without the need for a license, stamp, or registration. Take advantage of Maryland’s Free Fishing Day and explore the state’s waters to your heart’s content.
Free Concert at Wisp Resort
See Rick K. The Road Trip at Wisp Resort before the fireworks on July 4th from 6:30 to 9:30PM.
Fire on the Mountain Deep Creek Lake Fireworks
Prepare for the pinnacle of the celebrations with the Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display! Starting at approximately 9:30PM, these magnificent fireworks illuminate the night sky. The show is launched from the top of Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park at Wisp Resort, with prime viewing spots around McHenry Cove. If weather conditions aren’t favorable on the scheduled day, the rain date is July 5th. Stay tuned to 104.5 WKHJ for updates on the status of the Deep Creek Lake fireworks.
Where to Watch Deep Creek Lake Fireworks – ensure you have the best vantage point, and consider these favorite spots:
- Wisp Resort has a great view and is hosting a free, outdoor concert by Rick K. Road Trip starting at 6:30.
- Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals with a view of Wisp Resort, particularly homes and townhomes along the northern end of Deep Creek Drive.
- Many McHenry businesses allow viewing from their parking lots.
- Enjoy the show from the lawn at Garrett College.
- Parking is usually available at the Garrett County Fairgrounds on Mosser Road for a fee.
- Arrive early and park along the road at the Scenic Overlook on Rt. 219.
- Experience the magic from your own boat in McHenry Cove.
Don’t miss out on this incredible celebration at Deep Creek Lake!