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Fireworks on Charles Mill Lake

July 6 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for fireworks on Charles Mill Lake on Saturday, July 6! Fireworks are shot from near the beach within Charles Mill Lake Park at dusk.
Want to watch from the water? Check out our Sunset Boat Rentals for a memorable 4th of July watching experience:

Charles Mill Red, White, & Blue Celebration

July 4 – July 7

Thursday, July 4                      

1-2pm             Kid’s Water Games – Play water games at the Eagle Point pool, including swim through a hoop, duck push, ride a noodle, blow a ping pong ball, and more. For ages 6-12.

3-4pm             Carnival Games – Participate in the fun at Messerly Recreation Center and win prizes! Cost: $3 for ten tickets, cash only. All ages welcome.

5-6pm             Traveling Program and Craft – Keep a look out for Program Staff on Charles Mill carts as they travel through the campsites passing out event information and a fun kid’s craft.

7:30-8:30pm    KENO Night – Join us at the Messerly Recreation Center to play Charles Mill Keno, which is like BINGO. The theme and prizes for the night will be candy focused.


Friday, July 5                  

10:30-11:30am Coffee and Donuts Social – Meet up with your camp friends at Messerly Recreation Center. Chat while enjoying breakfast. Donations accepted! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

2-3pm             T-shirt Tie Dye – Make a colorful creation in the grass by the Messerly Recreation Center! T-shirts will be available to purchase for $10 each, cash only. Children and Adults welcome, sizes first come, first served.

4-5pm             American Golf Cart Parade – Decorate your golf cart for a patriotic parade through the campgrounds. We will start at 4pm in the Messerly Building parking area or Eagle Pool area. Enter your cart in a prize drawing where your creativity, spirit and adventure may be rewarded.

5-10pm           Catfish Tournament – Find the biggest fish and/or catch three fish for top weight. Registration opens at 4:30pm at SR 430 public launch ramp. The cost is $15 per two-person team, $8 per individual, and $5 for the Big Catfish Contest. All Fisherman must report for weigh in by 10pm.

7:30-8:30pm    Family BINGO – Enjoy time with family and friends in the Messerly Recreation Center and take home some patriotic gear during this Red, White, and Blue Theme event.

9-9:30pm        Glow Night Parade – Don your best glow stick accessories and meet at Eagle Point Shelter. We will parade around the circle in a group to show off our fabulous looks.


Saturday, July 6                      

11am-1pm       Patriotic Craft for Adults – The Messerly Recreation Center will be set up to create a red, white, and blue paver or a red, white, and blue clay pot with light. Cost is $10 per person, limited to 12 participants. Registration required at

1:30-2:30pm    Patriotic Craft for Kids – Join us at Eagle Point pool area to be creative and celebrate the holiday.

3-4pm             Adult Cornhole Contest – Grab a partner compete for first and second place prizes. The cost is $5 per team. Meet at Main Camp cornhole area by the bocce ball courts.

6-10:30pm       Beach Game Time – Head to the beach to play the game Musical Ice Chair. Then check out the concession stand for glow-in-the-dark items and Tay’s Concession for food.

7-10pm           LIVE Music: The Blue Limestone Project – Enjoy a live musical performance at the Beach

Dusk               Fireworks Over the Lake – Enjoy spectacular fireworks display over the lake! Fireworks will begin at dusk and can be viewed from a boat or on land. Fireworks are set off near the swim beach.


Sunday, July 7                 

10:15am       Non-denominational Church Service  – All are welcome to participate in this church service at Messerly Recreation Center.


July 6
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Charles Mill Lake Park
1277A State Rt. 430
Mansfield, OH 44903
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