Celebrate the 2016 Fourth of July Weekend at Callaway Garden’s Star Spangled Beach Party

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Callaway Gardens is eagerly anticipating the Fourth of July weekend celebration!  Join us for three days filled with a ton of fun in the sun culminating with a fantastic fireworks show.  Bring the entire family and enjoy a myriad of beach activities throughout the weekend.

 Each day will feature a variety of events to entertain all ages including a deejay and bands such as The Chris Collins Band (Sat., 5 p.m.), Daniel Lee Band (Sat., 7 p.m.),Final Answer (Sun., 5 p.m.), The Regulars Band (Sun., 7:30 p.m.) and the Swinging’ Medallions (Mon., 7 p.m.).

 Guests of all ages are sure to be thrilled by the acrobatics of the Florida State University Flying High Circus as they perform Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and two special shows on Monday, July 4th, at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

 Join in on Saturday for Sand Castle Competition with prizes awarded. Saturday at dusk, everyone will gather with their eyes to the sky to see a skydiving demonstration by theSilver Wings, the U. S. Army’s Command Exhibition Parachute Team.

 On Monday, Robin Lake Beach will be ready for a day of Independence Day celebration and all American fun. The anticipated patriotic fireworks finale will shoot off at approximately 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

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Schedule of Events:  July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party

Saturday, July 2
9 a.m. Beach Opens
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beach Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Miniature Golf*, Table Tennis*, Shuffleboard, Giant Chess, Xcelerator Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*, Playground, Basketball
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Beach Concessions, Food Vendors
11 a.m. to Noon Signup for Sandcastle Building Competition (at stage, no fee, awards)
Noon to 2 p.m. Sandcastle Building Competition
Noon to 10 p.m. Beach Bar
Noon to 5 p.m. Live entertainment by a deejay
2:30 p.m. Results and Awards for Sandcastle Building Competition
3:30 p.m. FSU Flying High Circus Performance
5 p.m. Live Music: Chris Collins
7 p.m. Live Music: The Daniel Lee Band
8 p.m. FSU Flying High Circus Performance
Dusk  Skydiving Demonstration by the Silver Wings, the U. S. Army’s Command Exhibition Parachute Team

Sunday, July 3
9 a.m. Beach Open
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beach Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Miniature Golf*, Table Tennis*, Shuffleboard, Giant Chess, Xcelerator Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*, Playground, Basketball
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Beach Concessions, Food Vendors
Noon to 5 p.m. Live entertainment by a deejay
12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beach Bar
Noon to 5 p.m. Live entertainment by a deejay
3:30 p.m. FSU Flying High Circus Performance
5 p.m.  Live Music:  Final Answer Band
7:30 p.m. Live Music:  The Regulars Band

Monday, July 4
7 a.m. Beach Opens
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beach Activities: Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Miniature Golf*, Table Tennis*, Shuffleboard, Giant Chess, Xcelerator Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*, Playground, Basketball
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Beach Concessions, Food Vendors
Noon to 10 p.m. Beach Bar
Noon to 7 p.m. Live entertainment by a deejay
3:30 p.m. FSU Flying Circus Performance
6 p.m. Beach Connector Gate Closes to setup fireworks
6 p.m. FSU Flying Circus Performance
7 p.m. Live Music: Swinging Medallions
9:30 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza (Weather Permitting)

*Additional fee

Please Note

• Events are subject to change without notice or in case of inclement weather. No rain-checks.

• Guests on July 4 will be issued a wristband. The wristband should be worn at all times and will be required for re-entry should a guest choose to leave.

• Access gate between Gardens and Robin Lake Beach area will be closed from 6 p.m.to 10 p.m. on July 4 in preparation for fireworks display.

*Additional fee required.
* Gate subject to close due to capacity limits.

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Robin Lake Beach offers guests a number of activities for a fee including Aqua Island, paddle boats, waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding and lessons, rock climbing wall, spider jump, the Xcelerator four-story inflatable water slide and a flying trapeze.  A limited number of beach umbrellas with chairs are available for rent as well as semi-private cabanas overlooking Robin Lake Beach.  And, not to be overlooked, are the traditional Robin Lake Beach games of miniature golf, table tennis, shuffleboard, giant chess and checkers, and bring a disc golf set to try to beginner’s disc golf course.

Rest and relax this Fourth of July by staying overnight.  Guests can choose from lodging in the newly acquired Lodge and Spa, the relaxing Southern Pine Cottages, or the secluded Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes, or the quaint Mountain Creek Inn.  The special July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party overnight package includes lodging, admission to the Gardens and Beach Party and breakfast in the Plant Room starting at $189* in The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens.

Special Event admission applies July 2-4, 2016.  Saturday and Sunday admission is $25/adult; $12.50/child (6 to 12); and children five and younger are free.  Annual passholders are admitted for free.  Monday, July 4th, Special Event admission is $30/adult; $25/senior 65+; $15/child age 6-12; children 5 and younger are admitted for free.  Tax is additional.  Annual passholders and Military personnel, with valid active duty or retired identification, can enter this special event for half-price.  Veterans also are admitted for half-price.  Admission includes access to the Gardens attractions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and beach activities until they close each night.  On Monday, Robin Lake Beach gate will open at 7 a.m. until the fireworks finale.

The Robin Lake Beach entrance is on U.S. Hwy. 27.

Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  To make a reservation or for additional information, visitwww.callawaygardens.com/july4 or call 1.800.463.6990.

*Rate is per night, based on double occupancy in a Non-View Room at the Mountain Creek Inn. Offer valid July 2-4, 2016. Pricing also is available in the Southern Pine Cottages, Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes, and Mountain Creek Inn. Tax, fees, resort service charge, and gratuity not included. Based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

 

About Callaway Gardens

For more than 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, and residential community on thousands of acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails, and special events throughout the year.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 807 guest rooms, restaurants, spa, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities — with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course — offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.

 Disclaimer:  I was provided with a media release.  No compensation was received for posting this. 

 

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