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Cedar Creek Lake Fourth of July Celebrations

Cedar Creek Lake is one of the most exciting places to visit during the 4th of July celebrations. The lake provides a wide range of activities for both individual travelers and families, including a legendary air show.

There are plenty of activities opportunities to celebrate our country and freedom together with our community.

If you are looking for a few suggestions about what to do around Cedar Creek Lake on the 4th of July weekend, here are some options to consider:

Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Airshow

The Thunder Over Cedar Creek Airshow is a major attraction during the Fourth of July celebrations around Cedar Creek Lake. Come and enjoy vintage aircraft shows, dogfight simulations, and aerial acrobatics by professional pilots right over the lake.

The air show is conducted over Cedar Creek Lake and takes place from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. on July 3, 2021. The show is offered by the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation. It also features the latest aircraft technology and a close experience with military jet fighters.

It is a spectacular show that will entertain and amaze you with the power of both civilian and military fighter crafts. This is one Indpendence Day event you shouldn't miss while visiting Cedar Creek Lake this 4th of July weekend.

Fireworks Shows at the Gun Barrel City

Gun Barrel City traditionally hosts a wide range of exciting activities on July 4th that culminate in an amazing fireworks display. I spoke with the city, and plans are still up in the air for Gun Barrel City July Fest this year. 

Typically it features a concert in the park with performances by well-known artists. Usually it also includes carnival rides and a colorful fireworks display on the lake.

Other Places to Watch Fireworks Displays on Cedar Creek Lake

There are usually plenty of activities and fireworks shows around Cedar Creek on the July 4th weekend.

Some places may have canceled their Fourth of July activities this year due to the pandemic, and we have not been able to get an answer yet, but you can still check out for the availability of festivities in the following locations:

  • The Payne Springs Volunteer Fire Department annual parade. The parade is usually held on July 4th in the Bushwhacker subdivision starting from 11 A.M. It is an annual parade held to benefit the Payne Springs volunteer fire department.
  • The Athens Life Fellowship Church also holds July 4th celebrations in their annual freedom fest that starts from 5 P.M. Until 10 P.M. on Friday, July 2, 2021. The events include water slides, music, snow cones, food trucks, and fireworks displays.

There are plenty of activities all around Cedar Creek Lake during the 4th of July.

Join us to celebrate this day in a different style this year. There will definitely be something for everyone in most parts of Cedar Creek Lake. 

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GOOD. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.09 feet high. Largemouth bass are good with skirted jigs, flukes, and crankbaits near creeks, brushy shorelines, and timber. Hybrids and sand bass are excellent on main lake points, humps, and ridges with live bait, swimbaits, slabs, and jigging spoons. Crappie are good with minnows and jigs in brush piles, boat docks, and bridges. Catfish are good in water depths 15-25 feet using cut bait and chicken liver.

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