Are you still finalizing your holiday weekend plans?

If a trip to the beach or an extended vacation is not in the cards for you, relax.  There are plenty of events scheduled right here close to home for you along with your family and friends to take in to help celebrate Independence Day.

From parades, music, great food and plenty of fireworks check out the events planned in the Lake Martin region.

July 1

Friday On The Green

This Friday’s free concert on the Russell Crossroads Town Green will feature Rexton Lee from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Bring coolers, blankets, chairs, kids and pets for live music, lawn games and time with family and friends.

July 1

Alabama Avenue at Chuck’s

Alabama Avenue is so excited to kick off 4th of July weekend at Chuck’s Marina on beautiful Lake Martin! Celebrate the grand opening of the new Chuckwalla pizza kitchen as you spend your Friday night singing and dancing under the stars.

 

July 2

Russell Crossroads

Community Garden Club Pancake Breakfast

The Russell Crossroads Community Garden Club members will be up early cooking pancakes for all to enjoy at the Artist’s Cabin from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on holiday weekend Saturdays. Come by, feed the family and help out the garden club.

 

July 2

Fireworks Bash

The Hackneyville Volunteer Fire Department will host its 4th annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks show from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 9461 Highway 63 North, across from the fire station in Hackneyville, just eight miles from Alexander CIty. Kowaliga Country 97.5 will be on site, and guests can enjoy live music from Baylie Kizziah, Outshine and Rexton Lee.

 

July 2-3

Arti Gras

Russell Crossroads once again will host this juried art show on the Town Green. Browse the tents and find that perfect piece for your lake home. There will be handmade pottery, photography, furniture, watercolors, oil paintings, reclaimed wood décor, jewelry, soaps, jams, jellies and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 256-212-1416.

July 3

Celebrate Freedom

The celebration begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn of Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City. Celebrate the Fourth of July with a free concert and fireworks show at dark. Nationally known Christian singer Josh Wilson will be the headliner of the concert. Food vendors will be available. No private coolers allowed.

July 4

Russell Marine Fourth of July Boat Parade

Decorate your boat and join the patriotic crowd at Kowaliga Marina as boats of all sizes, shapes and decorations parade from Kowaliga Marina to Children’s Harbor, circling past the lighthouse and making the return trip. Spectators line the shore along the route to applaud their favorite boats and contestants. Registered boats will vie for top honors for Largest Flag, Tallest Flag, Most Patriotic Crew, Most Creative and Best Overall. Boat parade starts at 10 a.m. Call 334-857-2111 to register or for information.

July 4

Fourth of July Blast

Find a spot on the grassy hillside at Lake Martin Amphitheater for the 16th annual Fourth of July Blast, as Russell Lands hosts the Southeast’s largest fireworks show over Lake Martin. Gates open at 5 p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. The Bank Walkers and Sweet Tea will entertain, and the fireworks start at 9 p.m. Call 256-397-1019 for information.