4th of July

LUMINARIES– Friday July 2nd- Dusk

NEW DETAILS for 2021! This year we are allowing both luminaries and/or powered light displays!! Whether you like new and flashy, appreciate tradition, have a hill or flat land, you’ve got a shot at a flag. Here’s what is great about electric or battery powered- you can set it up in advance and just plug it in at dusk. So give us your WOW factor and let the oouuu’s and ahhh’s begin!

(For luminaries, GFS Marketplace sells the white bags. Bulk tea lights are sold at Ikea, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joanns & Walmart)

CANOE RACES– Friday July 2nd at 10 am

NEW EVENT for 2021!!! Adult Kayak category. Pennants will be awarded to both male and female adults in single -person kayaks ages 13 and up.

Meet in Ritchey Bay (South end of the Lake) to race your canoe or kayak.  Youth kayakers start at Hoppers Dock on the east side, (Tipsico Trail) of the lake. Canoes are two-person, kayaks are single.

Prizes in the following Categories:

  • Men’s
  • Female
  • Adult Coed
  • Youth
  • Kayakers (under age 12)
  • Kayak Male Adult (13 & up)
  • Kayak Female Adult (13 & up)

BOAT PARADE– Saturday July 3 – 2pm

Get involved by decorating your pontoon or ski boat. Anything goes- your only limit is your imagination. Prizes are the coveted flags for First, Second, Third place and a Booby Prize. Boats meet at the boat launch @2pm and circle the entire lake at the shoreline. 6 Docks with “lollipops” are the judges.

TIPS** Go slowly, leave plenty of space for spectators and judges to see all of the details. A decorated boat usually travels more slowly, so allow plenty of time to get to the boat launch

TURTLE RACES/BALLOON TOSS/AWARDS– Sunday July 4th 2:00pm @Wojtasek’s on Tipsico Lake Rd. ( just south of the boat launch)

Join Your Neighbors at the announced yard to race your favorite turtle, compete in the balloon toss, grab your favorite ice-cream bar, and see who won the Lake activities! NO DOGS!!!

TIPS** Hunt for turtles on logs or swampy areas. Keep turtles in humane conditions until race time. Turtles shells are porous to liquids, so never paint your turtle. If marking with a strong tape, please remove some adhesive on your hand or pant leg before applying for easy removal.

2021 Lake Activities Winners


First Place- “Garden Party” ~ Rybski

Second Place- “Mask Off” ~ Berry

Third Place- “I Love America” ~ Schmidts


First Place- “Viva Las Vegas” ~ Cary

Second Place- “Kiss”- Pardun

Third Place- “Back to the Future” ~Scarcelli

Booby Prize – “Agi’s Gym” ~ Miesch

Canoe Races

Men’sOverall and Men’s~

TK and Tom Kemp (18 min, 20 sec)

2nd Place~ Dan Larabell and Chris Nemes

3rd Place~ Jacob and Kelly Courtley

Canoe/CoEd~ Mackenzie Bradley and Parker Skwarczynski

Canoe/Teen~ Matthew Amiton and Luke Bochnick


1st Randy Gilbert

2nd~ Matt Dekow

Kayak/Youth~ Landon Bradley

Honarable Mention~ Marley Barrett