Independence Day

Weekend Events Forecast


As the holiday weekend approaches both the weather and the event forecast are looking superb. And while we know Mother Nature can change her mind at a moment's notice (keeping our fingers crossed) we know that the event forecast is pretty much set to go rain or shine! If you are looking to join in some of this weekend's festivities, here is a quick run down of what's in store...

July 4th Weekend Event Schedule:


July 3, 2014 

Get a head start on the weekend with the Tupper Lake Firework Display - Friday, July 3rd

Let's start with what we know you're looking for... when are the fireworks? July 3rd is the day, dusk is the time. Friday evening, the Tupper Lake Municipal Park will be filled with activity as friends, neighbors and new acquaintances come together for the annual Tupper Lake Fireworks Display, a show which we might add is guaranteed not to disappoint!

Chicken BBQ

July 3, 2015

The annual Tupper Lake Independence Day Chicken BBQ will take place the Tupper Lake Municipal Park Pavilion starting at 3pm. Stop by and get your fill as the Moose Lodge grills up a superb 1/2 chicken meal sided by corn on the cob, baked beans and salt potatoes. Dine at the pavilion or take your meals to go. Either way you are sure to be able to enjoy more time exploring with your family and less time slaving over your own grill or stove.

The Great American Garage Sale

July 3-5, 2015

Tupper Lake Great American Garage Sale Map (Map provided by the Tupper Lake Free Press)

Calling all treasure hunters, pickers and bargain shoppers: the community of Tupper Lake will once again host The Great American Garage Sale starting on Friday, July 3rd and running through Sunday, July 5th. From arts and crafts to antiques, furniture, toys, jewelry and more, this town-wide garage sale is sure to have something that you are looking for (whether you know you needed it or not). For more details on what is available at each specific sale location, pick up the July 1st edition of the Tupper Lake Free Press.

The Old Home Softball Tournament

July 3-5, 2015

Old Home Softball Tourney (Tupper Lake Free Press Photo)

The baseball field at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park will be alive with action on Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5th as Tupper Lake hosts the largest softball tournament of the year. Aged in tradition, The Old Home Softball Tournament has sparked new life over recent years, and now attracts teams from throughout the region to come compete for the much deserved bragging rights and the $1,000 grand prize. 

The Makers: Opening of Wild Walk

July 4, 2015

Maker Day - July 4th from The Wild Center on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 4th will be an extra special day for Tupper Lake as it marks the 10th Anniversary of the Wild Center and the opening of the much anticipated new Wild Walk. The Wild Center is celebrating with a special event where all of the creators of Wild Walk will be on hand (from the exhibit team to the fabricators, and the architects who designed the structure) to mark the official "skybreaking!" There will be opportunities throughout the day to explore Wild Walk on your own, speak with the Wild Walk makers as well as the Wild Center naturalist to answer your questions and more! 

Live Music!

July 3-4, 2015

As part of the Miller Lite Summer Concert Series presented by P-2's Irish Pub, Independence Day weekend will feature two live shows at P-2's Irish Pub on Main Street in Tupper Lake. On Friday, July 3rd on your way to the fireworks at the Park, swing into P-2's for some tunes from local musicians Jamie Savage & Dave Ruch. July 4th will be marked as "Classic Rock Night" with a live show from the band: Legend.

Outdoor Movie Night at Little Wolf Beach

July 5, 2015

Grab the family and head down to Little Wolf Beach as the Town of Tupper Lake's Recreation Department kicks off their summer movie series with a showing of "Big Hero 6" at the Little Wolf Beach Pavilion. This free outdoor movie will start shortly after dark. Movie subject to change. Contact the Tupper Lake Recreation Department for more information at (518) 359-8370.

Happy Independence Day!

All of us here in Tupper Lake would like to wish you a happy, safe and healthy Independence Day Weekend. We look forward to seeing you at some of this weekend's festivities. 

For more information on what is happening throughout the month of July check out this recent blog and be sure to browse through the complete calendar of events.

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