Accident's Homecoming Celebration starts on Friday with an 11 am parade.
The big event on Friday, fireworks on Deep Creek Lake, otherwise known as Fire on the Mountain.
Continue the festivities on Saturday with the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club Boat Parade.
Arts and Entertainment...
Music at Penn Alps presents Enrico Elisi & Frederico Augostini on Saturday, July 5, at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall.
July 4th is a license-free fishing day all across Maryland. On this day, no fishing license is required to catch and possess finfish in tidal and non-tidal waters of the State for recreational purposes. All other fishing laws and regulations still apply.
The Farmers Market in Oakland happens every Saturday 10am - 1pm.
At The State Parks
Friday, July 4
11:00 a.m. Creating an Owl. Join the Naturalist for a talk about the adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet one of our owls up close and then create your own. Develop nature journaling skills through observation and drawing or just come for fun.
1:30 p.m. Tie Dye on the Beach! Meet at the beach to make your own tie dye shirt and create your own conservation message for your shirt! “Give a Hoot Don’t Pollute” wait that one is taken. You get the idea! $12.00 per shirt. Approx. 1 hour.
Saturday, July 5
11:00 a.m. Discovery Room Crafts Join the Naturalist to learn about adaptations and secrets of owls. Meet an owl up close and then create your own. Develop nature journaling skills through observation and drawing or just come for fun. Great for all ages! Free.
11:00 a.m. Little Guard For kids age 5-7. Meet at the beach and learn the skills of a lifeguard. Kids will run a relay, practice throwing a lifesaving device, learn how to recognize a troubled swimmer and more. NO swimming required. Free.
8:00 p.m. Scales & Tales Campfire Program Meet at the amphitheater to meet some of the resident critters both scaly and feathered. Marshmallows will be provided.
Sunday, July 6
11:00 a.m. Aquatic Adventures Join the Naturalist on the docks of the Discovery Center for this exciting adventure! Check out fish traps, aqua scopes and learn about the critters that call Deep Creek home. Approx. ½ hour, Free.
11:00 a.m. Butterflies and Flowers at Sang Run - Join the Naturalist for a walk around the farm at Friend’s Store on Sang Run Road observing the butterflies that inhabit the native plants. Learn the difference between native and non-native plants and their effects on the environment. Approx. 1 hour.
2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter Come to the aviary to get up close and personal with a birds of prey. Learn some interesting facts and watch them eat! Bring a camera because they will be perched for a great photo opportunity! Free.
Friday, July 4th
Paddle Like a Pro, 4:00 PM
This weekly activity includes hands-on instruction on basic paddling techniques, followed by free time to explore New Germany Lake by kayak, canoe, or row boat. Paddle Like a Pro is offered every Friday, weather permitting. Cost is $5.00 per boat. Boats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Lake House.
Saturday, July 5th
Woody Plant Hike, 10 AM
Participants are invited to join the park naturalist on this guided one-mile hike and learn how to identify some common woody plants found in the park. Participants are encouraged to bring drinking water and wear appropriate footwear. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the Lake House.
Nature Bingo, 2:00 PM
During this interactive program, participants are invited to explore the park in search of random things found in nature. The first team to complete a row of boxes will win a prize. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the Lake House.
Old Time Jam, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Musicians and listeners of all ages are invited to share and enjoy traditional folk, bluegrass, and other “old-time” Appalachian music. The “Jam” will take place at the Lake House from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Admission is free, and food and gift items will be available for purchase.
Sunday, July 6th
Beaver Splash! 1:00 PM
Participants of all ages are invited to join the park naturalist at the Nature Center to learn all about the intriguing lives of beavers. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the Lake House.
Weekly Craft & Story Hour, 3:00 PM
During this craft and story hour, kids will discover the wonderful differences between the forest during the day and the forest at night, in the short story, How to Hide a Butterfly by Ruth Heller. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the Lake House.
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