On Saturday, July 4th join the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department for their annual fourth of July celebration. Games for all ages starts at 10am at the Long Lake Ball Field. Classic favorites include a scavenger hunt for the youngest, balloon races, sack races, egg toss and a three-legged race. Children compete for over 1,000 prizes from the prize booth.
The Bed Races return and will be starting at a new time, 2pm from the Long Lake Town Bridge. Teams race each other to the finish line in speed and precision while competing for the title of Best in Show. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Best in Show, and Fastest, along with a trophy and bragging rights for the year. Entry fee is $10 per bed and pre-registration is required. Call 518-624-3077 for information or to sign up. The Town of Long Lake is also looking for line judges and Best in Show Judges. Judges will receive a complimentary Feelin’ Long Lakey t-shirt for their efforts.
Peter-Michael Marino returns as the popular Long Lake MC. Peter is an award winning director, actor and comedian who has performed in the off-Broadway show STOMP, wrote and created “Desperately Seeking Susan, The Musical” premiering on the West End in London and has most recently returned from performing “Late with Lance,” his hilarious one-man show featured at the Orlando and Hollywood Fringe Festivals. Peter will be traveling to Scotland to perform his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. Do not miss his antics, hilarity and comedic repartee with the crowd at the Bed Races.
The Long Lake Fire Department will be serving a feast of sausage and peppers, hot dogs and hamburgers. Penelope the Clown will be face painting and creating balloon animals at the gazebo starting at 4pm. For dessert try the homemade and delicious Strawberry Shortcake and North Country Kettle Corn.
Finish out the evening dancing until dark with live music from Fade to Blues, a blues band from Lake Placid NY. Fade to Blues’ brand of original Indie Blues combines elements of classic rock, funk, fusion, country and soul. Look for guitar playing and vocals of BB Ready, bassist Dave Fischer and drummer, Long Lake legend, Jay Lamica to lay down the grooves to keep the crowd moving. They will rock the beach starting at 6:30pm.
At dusk do not miss the best fireworks in the Adirondacks. Fireworks can be seen from the beach, boat, or the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. The fireworks display is made possible with the support of the Town of Long Lake, Raquette Lake Navigation, Shortridge Landscaping, Motel Long Lake and Cottages, Britton Enterprises, Dr. Russell Rider, Gillis Realty, Long Lake Storage, Stewart’s Shops, Chax Handmade Knives, Wide River Antiques, Order of the Eastern Star #745, Whitney Industries LLC, and Raquette Lake Camps.