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Fourth of July at the Lake

July 4

Fourth of July weekend will be here before we know it, and folks will be flocking to the lake to celebrate our Independence Day. Our traditional holiday events are scheduled to go on with adjustments to maintain social distancing standards and promote the health and safety of our guests. We hope you’ll join us for one big bang of a weekend!



Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4 – 9am–3pm
The Town Green at Russell Crossroads

The ninth annual Arti Gras at Russell Crossroads will be held July 3 and 4. This two-day event on the Town Green features local artisans from Lake Martin and the surrounding area exhibiting original works in jewelry, reclaimed wood décor, paintings, pottery, metalwork, photography, candles, soaps, and much more.

Download the Artist Application >



Saturday, July 4 – 10am

Register now for the Fourth of July Boat Parade happening July 4th, 2020, beginning at 10am at the Kowaliga area of Lake Martin. Call Kowaliga Marina at 256.397.1210 to register in advance, or register onsite that morning up until 9:30am.


Tallest flag (must go under bridge)
Largest flag
Most patriotic crew
Most creative theme
Best overall boat and crew


Best Overall Boat & Crew – $500
1st Place – $150 Russell Marine Gift Certificate
2nd Place – $75 Russell Marine Gift Certificate



Gates open at 5pm
Music starts at 7pm
Fireworks at 9pm
Music continues at 9:30pm
The AMP on Lake Martin

Join us on the grassy lawn at The AMP for the Southeast’s largest fireworks show and concert. We are pumped about the lineup this year. From the Lake Martin area, The Bank Walkers will take the stage at 7pm. At 8pm, we welcome from Nashville—The Vegabonds. At 9pm, Jessie Lynn will present our National Anthem, and then we light the sky with a million colors! Claim your spot early and get ready to have some fun! We will be practicing social distancing, so there is a VERY LIMITED number of tickets on sale. Get yours soon!

Purchase tickets online >


July 4


Lake Martin