Indian Lake celebrating Independence Day July 6

INDIAN LAKE - The Town of Indian Lake's Independence Day Celebration will take place Saturday, July 6.

The day will kick off with a Kids' Fishing Derby at Byron Park starting at 8 a.m. The Indian Lake / Blue Mountain Lake Fish and Game Association sponsors this event every year, with over 200 children participating. This is a free event for those under age 16.

New this year, the fish and game association will also sponsor a Kids' Shoot at the range on Chain Lakes Road, from 2-4 p.m. This Introduction to Target Shooting & Gun Safety will use .22 caliber and BB guns.

The United Methodist Church's Bazaar, Bake Sale and Flea Market starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes to 1:30 p.m. There will be many home-baked goods and handmade items for sale as well as many gently used items. The Bake Sale and Bazaar takes place at the church on Main Street; the Flea Market will be just south of there at the parsonage.

In Blue Mountain Lake the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will hold its annual Auction & Block Party. The auction starts at 10 a.m. and finishes up at 2 p.m., with the block party running from 2-5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to find a treasure and is fun to participate in or just sit back and watch.

The Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Chicken Barbeque at the fire hall. Stop in after 4 p.m. to enjoy this delicious meal, but make sure to get there early because they will more than likely sell out.


The parade down Main Street starts at 7 p.m. The theme this year is "Summer Fun...Adirondack Style." All individuals and organizations are encouraged to join the parade. The classic cars are always a hit.

The float contest will be judged on the theme and the floats should reflect this theme. The best float will be awarded $50.

The best-dressed tractor competition is on again this year. Deck out a tractor and enter it in the parade. Cash prizes of $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded for first, second and third places; no lawnmowers please.

Registration forms for the parade are available at Town Hall and the Chamber of Commerce or by calling 648-5828. These forms should be turned in at the Events / Activities Dept. at the town hall by July 2.


Follow the parade to Byron Park to join in on the festivities there. The United Methodist Church from Blue Mountain Lake will hold a Strawberry Shortcake Social starting at 6:30 p.m., the Country Christmas Tour Committee will be selling 50/50 raffles and glow necklaces and bracelets will be sold.

Entertainer Stephen Gratto & Family will be here again this year. Stephen and his boys will be stilt walking and entertaining the crowd after the parade.

After the parade and before the fireworks music will be provided by hometown favorites Adirondack Acoustics. The evening will finish with a fireworks display at about 9:30 p.m.

For more information contact the Events / Activities Dept. at 648-5828 or