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Come Have Fun This Fourth of July Weekend!

Published: 06.28.2022

There’s tons of fun stuff for your family this Fourth of July weekend. Come to the lake and have the time of your life!


Wildlife Presentations

Friday, July 1 – 6-8pm
Saturday & Sunday, July 2 & 3 – 9am–4pm

Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads

Stop into the Naturalist Cabin during Arti Gras to see some local Russell Forest representatives and learn about the role they play in the woods. You’ll discover what they eat, how they live, and what types of habitats they prefer. Naturalist Marianne will be on hand to interpret the displays and also tell you all about the myths surrounding some of our local wildlife.


Friday On The Green

Jonathan Bloom
Friday, July 1 – 6:30–8:30pm
Russell Crossroads

For some, the 4th of July celebration on Lake Martin starts today! We can’t think of a much better way to start the celebration than Friday On The Green with Jonathan Bloom! Jonathan has been a part of the FOG lineup for years, and we are glad he is back this season. Of course, he will play all of your favorites and more! Come early to get a great spot on the Green.

Grab the kids, the pup (on a leash), your friends and your comfy stuff and head down to Friday On The Green!


Yoga On The Green

Saturday, July 2 – 7am
The Town Green at Russell Crossroads

Yoga On The Green is designed for all levels from beginner to advanced, so come join us!

We have a wonderful group of certified instructors again this year! We are very happy and excited that Cammy Day of Eclectic is joining our group of leaders that includes Barbara Sokol, Terrie Rich, Abby Brown, and Peggy Clayton—great leaders that can take care of the beginner as well as the advanced. If you are wanting to give yoga a try, then this is the place to start! Be sure to bring your mat and water bottle!


Arti Gras

Saturday & Sunday, July 2 & 3 – 9am–4pm
Russell Crossroads

The eleventh annual Arti Gras is coming to the Town Green at Russell Crossroads. Artisans and patrons from all over the Southeast gather for this vast annual display of handmade goods. Artisans feature everything from jewelry, soaps, paintings, pottery, woodwork, lotions, furniture, and much more!


Fourth of July Boat Parade

Presented by Russell Marine
Monday, July 4 – 10–11:30am
Kowaliga Marina

Register now for the Fourth of July Boat Parade happening July 4th, 2022 beginning at 10:00am.  You can register online up until 9:30am on the day of the event.

Tallest Flag (must go under bridge), Largest Flag, Most Patriotic Crew, Most Creative Theme, and Best Overall Boat and Crew.

Best Overall Boat and Crew – $500, 1st Place – $150 Russell Marine Gift Certificate, 2nd Place – $75 Russell Marine Gift Certificate

Register now! >


Concert & Fireworks

Monday, July 4 – 5:30-10:30pm
The AMP on Lake Martin

Join us on the grassy lawn at The AMP for the Southeast’s largest fireworks show and concert. We always have a fun time with great music, then we light the sky with a million colors! Claim your spot early and get ready to have some fun.

We are excited to announce the line-up for the Fourth of July Concert will be, from Alexander City, The Bank Walkers and former contestant on The Voice, Andrew Jannakos. A Flowery Branch, Georgia, native, Andrew grew up in a small-town neighborhood where barbecue parties and backyard soccer games were everyday events. Today, that sense of community translates to his over one million followers across Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Since Jannakos first teased his breakout single, “Gone Too Soon,” in a viral clip now viewed over ten million times, that community is only getting stronger.

Purchase tickets online! >

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