Lake Chelan Valley
4th of July Celebration 2012
Manson Bay, Washington on beautiful Lake Chelan
The annual Independence Day Celebration will "blow you away" all week long! You can check back to this site for updated information, but for now... here is the schedule of FABULOUS events:
Sunday, July 1st
All American Patriotic Outdoor Worship Service: 10am, Manson United Methodist Church.
Kiwanis BBQ Chicken Dinner: 12-5pm, Manson Grange & Community Center. YUM! Right in tradition with our hometown celebration and the American Independence Day is this DELICIOUS BBQ chicken Dinner brought to you by the folks from the Manson Kiwanis. This "SECRET" recipe has been a Manson Bay 4th of July weekend tradition for 50 years and counting. Don't be late for supper!
Wednesday, July 4th – Independence Day
All American Family Breakfast: 8-11am, Manson Grange & Community Center. This annual tradition is hosted by the Manson United Methodist Church and promises to fill you up good before you head out for a fun-filled day on the lake or around the town! Menu includes scrambled eggs, ham, taters, grits, sausage gravy & biscuits, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, milk, choc milk, juice & hot chocolate.
Manson Bay Farmers Market: 8-11am, Manson Grange & Community Center. Every Wednesday and Saturday in Manson you'll find wonderful organic veggies and treats to eat, homemade pies and goodies, beautiful handmade crafts and jewelry, and something sure to surprise you!
Music in the Park - featuring our very own LAKE BOYS: 7-10pm, Manson Bay Park, downtown Manson... right on the Bay. This local band is well known and NOT to be missed! Playing cover favorites and culminating with a special accompaniment to the "Big" Show, the Lake Boys will tie the day together! Grab a blanket and your girl or your guy, bring your lawn chairs and the family, and listen as these local favorites make us all feel like celebrating.
The "Big Show" 4th of July Fireworks: 10:15pm, Manson Bay, Lake Chelan.
Join in a celebration in Manson that has been going on for as long as we can remember! Right after the Lake Boys you will hear and see a celebration like none other. Everyone’s favorite patriotic songs and more will accompany an incredible show in the sky to mark the anniversary of our nation’s independence. Your deck, boats, blankets, chairs or just a spot
on the ground are all fair game for this spectacular event on the lake. Patriotic music on the radio by our very own KOZI radio and live music by the Lake Boys on the shore will ensure a perfect seat from any “room” in the Manson Bay region! Be sure to be in Manson early for best parking!
Saturday, July 7th
Manson Bay Farmers Market: 8:30am-11am, Manson Grange & Community Center. Every Wednesday and Saturday in Manson you'll find wonderful organic veggies and treats to eat, homemade pies and goodies, beautiful handmade crafts and jewelry, and something sure to surprise you!
Manson Library Book Sale at the Manson Grange from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more.
Sunday, July 8th – Wenatchee Youth Circus
Wenatchee Youth Circus: 5:00pm, Manson Secondary School football field. Two 18-wheel semi-trucks provide center ring set-up for acts such as flying trapeze, high wire, swinging ladders, Spanish webs, double trapeze, single trapeze, tumbling, trampoline, Roman ladders, clown antics & much more. 60 Years of fun and amazement by youth from our own back yards! Do not miss this show!
Congratulations to the Fireworks Barge Tour winners:
Bonnie Laws, Stacy Byquist, Ann Williams, Herb Sargo and Karen Klepper
Don’t worry about long lines in Manson restaurants on the 4th! New restaurants and wineries seem to pop up around here all the time and Additional food vendors will be on hand for something guaranteed to be quick and delicious! So eat up, in or out, we’ve got you all covered!
AND, cherry seed spitting contests and other fun holiday games will take place at any moment during the weekend. Keep your eyes open for spontaneous fun!!!!
Wow! What a week! Homemade breakfast, shoppin', eatin' chicken, lickin' fingers, lookin' at all the beautiful people, great music and fireworks! Lake Chelan is THE place to be this Holiday week!
Finally, DONATIONS are always needed and truly appreciated! Without the Lake Chelan community, the 33rd Annual 4th of July Fireworks show would not happen. Your donation (in ANY amount) can be dropped off at or mailed to the
Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 216 / 102 East Johnson Ave
Chelan, WA 98816
OR At any Manson or Chelan business with a donation can.
Please make checks payable to LCCC/MBD. Thank you!
**** NOTE: All generous donors contributing $50 or more will be entered in a raffle (1 chance for each increment of $50) for an exciting tour of the fireworks barge! Donations of $500 or more automatically receive barge tour. The drawing will take place July 3rd at 12pm. The winner and 5 friends will receive a t-shirt & hat. The tour will take place at 6pm on July 3rd so be sure to have your phone handy!
Be sure to check this site regularly for more information on all these terrific events. See you soon!
Special thanks go out to the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Chelan Tourism & Promotion Group, Wapato Point Mgmt Co. & Homeowners, Lake Chelan Winery & Wapato Point Cellars, Mountain View Lodge, Manson Growers, KOZI Radio, the Lake Chelan Mirror, Manson Fire District 5, Hard Row to Hoe Winery, The Sunset Bar & Grill, Manson Bay Market, Wal-Mart, Mill Bay Casino, and many other generous individuals!
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