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Fourth of July Events at the Lake!
The absolute apex of summer! Come join us at the lake and create those summer memories of a lifetime.
Friday & Saturday, July 2 & 3 – 8am-12pm
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 & Saturday, July 2 & 3 – 9am-4pm
The tenth 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!
Friday On The Green
Friday, July 2 – 6:30-8:30pm
From Riverboat Captain to a blues-singing, harp-playing, award-winning musician—John Bull returns to Russell Crossroads and takes the Green Stage with some really good music and maybe a story or two! Come join us as John and Ed Picket play from 6:30 to 8:30.
Music at Copper’s Grill
Yoga On The Green
Saturday, July 3 – 7am
The Town Green at Russell Crossroads
Yoga On The Green is designed for all levels from beginner to intermediate, so come join us! We have a wonderful group of certified instructors again this year! We are very happy and excited that Barbara Sokol, Terrie Rich, Abby Brown, and Peggy Clayton are back this year. We are also excited to announce that Taira Adair will be joining in this season. Be sure to bring your mat and water bottle!
Alexander City Celebrate Freedom
Saturday, July 3 – 6-10pm
BRHS Band Practice Field
The event is held on Benjamin Russell band practice field. It is free to the public, but no coolers, please. Vendors will be provided.
Special music guest is award-winning Christian band “I AM THEY.”
Wetumpka Independence Day Fireworks
Sponsored by Wind Creek Casino
Saturday, July 3 – 8:30pm
Gold Star Park, Wetumpka
Bring your lawn chairs and your coolers. Come and celebrate!
Fourth of July Boat Parade
Presented by Russell Marine
Sunday, July 4 – 10:30am-12pm
Register now for the Fourth of July Boat Parade. You can register online up until 10:00am on the day of the event.
Categories for Tallest Flag (must go under bridge), Largest Flag, Most Patriotic Crew, Most Creative Theme, and Best Overall Boat and Crew.
Prizes: Best Overall Boat and Crew – $500. 1st Place – $150 Russell Marine Gift Certificate. 2nd Place – $75 Russell Marine Gift Certificate.
Concert & Fireworks
Sunday, 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 making a return visit with a brand-new member, Sweet Tea Trio! So much fun coming to our stage, and of course, the fireworks will fly at 9pm!
Don’t miss this one. It’ll be one of the best ever!