Imagine cruising across the beautiful Deep Creek Lake as fireworks fly above you and crack in the sky, lighting up the whole lake. Whether you are visiting with your family, friends, or even by yourself, there is so much to do on the weekend of the fourth of July, you will never want to leave. From watching parades to enjoying the best firework show in Garrett County the options are endless. Deep Creek Lake doesn’t just celebrate the 4th of July, they celebrate the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of July too. Here are a few local events going on in the Deep Creek Lake area on the weekend of the 4th of July.

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

It wouldn’t be a celebration without a pre-party on the lake the day before. Luckily there are several festivities to partake in this weekend. So buckle up and get ready for the weekend of your lifetime. 

Boat Parade

The Deep Creek Lake Lions Club Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, July 3rd. The parade consists of boats decorated in all things fourth of July. The starting point for the parade will be at the McHenry Cove and will ride past several different judging stations along their route. The judges will vote for their favorite boats and at the end, one boat will be awarded the winner. You can watch from anywhere in the path, and lighted boats will head back to the McHenry Cove at dusk. If you are looking for a spectacular boating experience, this is the event for you.

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market

Come and see what all of the hype is about at the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market. Browse through local suppliers for homemade items, freshly grown fruits, and vegetables, and much more. Spend a day in the sunshine shopping locally for some of your favorite products. The farmer’s market happens every Saturday throughout the summer. Spend a day supporting local businesses while you grab some ice cream and enjoy live music. 

Sunday, July 4th,2021

Get ready for a day full of excitement and fun as you celebrate Independence Day in Deep Creek. Whether you spend all day on the boat, or you spend it with your family and friends, you are destined to have a great day.

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display

This is one of Deep Creeks’ favorite annual events.  Held by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, this firework show is one the locals look forward to every year. The stunning fireworks will soar through the sky and light up just over Marsh Mountain at Wisp Resort. For a scenic overlook, you can check along RT. 219. There are many other places to view the fireworks such as Wisp Resort, the lawn at Garrett College, on a boat anchored at McHenry Cove, or most local businesses in McHenry. This Deep Creek Lake Event will bring in thousands of people each year to see the 4th of July Fireworks. 

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Though many of the festivities will have come and gone, and you may have already been to the Garrett County Fairgrounds, gone to the tubing park, sat at the lakefront, and watched the boat parade, but if the weather says otherwise, Deep Creek is prepared for that. July 5th is their rain date in case everything else gets rained out. You can check the weather conditions on the radio for more detail in the case of bad weather.

No matter what you decide to do, you will have a great time here in Western Maryland. From exploring the Deep Creek Lake State Park to checking out the boat parade, there is something for everyone here. At Red Barn Vacations we pride ourselves in providing luxury rentals to make your Deep Creek Lake Vacation the absolute best it can possibly be. We hope to see you soon on the lake to enjoy the 4th of July!