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Fireworks, Food, Family, & Fun!
Saturday, July 4, 2020

It’s an all-out, all-American celebration! At Callaway Resort & Gardens, the July 4th festivities begin early and last well into the night. Enjoy outdoor adventures, beach and watersports, contests, live music, delicious food and drink specials, circus performances, or just take it all in and relax on the shore. End the evening with a bang with our spectacular Annual Fireworks Extravaganza and make it a Fourth to remember.

Highlights include:

Live Music


Circus Performances & Entertainment


Food & Drink Specials


Sandcastle Demonstration


Beach Activities 


Fireworks Extravaganza

Frequently Asked Questions



Please note, times and events are subject to change for 2020.

  • 9 a.m. Garden & Beach Gates Open
  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sign up for Whipped Cream Pie Eating Contest and Water Balloon Toss (at Info Booth, no fee)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Face Painting* & Extreme Airballs*
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sandsculpting Building Demonstration
  • 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Beach Concessions & Food Vendor (Hours of Operation)
  • Noon to 9:30 p.m. Beach Bar (Hours of Operation)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. Live DJ entertainment
  • 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Beach Games & Competitions
    • 1:00 p.m. Whipped Cream Pie Eating Contest (First 25 Children)
    • 2:00 p.m. Parents Vs. Child Tug-O-War
    • 3:00 p.m. Water Balloon Toss (First 50 Pairs)
  • 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Free Photos with Santa on the Beach (Christmas in July Celebration) 
  • 2:30 p.m. Bicycle Stunt Show (Lane 4 in Robin Lake Beach Parking Lot)
  • 3:30 p.m. FSU Flying High Circus Performance
  • 4:30 p.m. Bicycle Stunt Show (Lane 4 in Robin Lake Beach Parking Lot)
  • 6:00 p.m. FSU Flying High Circus Performance
  • 7:00 p.m. Az Izz Band Performance
  • Dusk (approx. 9:30 p.m.) Fireworks Extravaganza (Weather Permitting)


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Did you know? Your Admission ticket gains you access to the beach & entire gardens all-day long! 

Beach Activities Include:

Aqua Island*, Paddle Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Spider Jump*, Miniature Golf*, Table Tennis*, Shuffleboard, Giant Chess, Roadster Pedal Karts*, Playground, Basketball


Gardens Activities Include:

Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center, Birds of Prey Shows, 10+ paved miles of bike paths, bike rentals*, TreeTop Adventure*zip lining course, and so much more!

SUMMER BUCKET LIST “What’s Happening” July 4th at Callaway Resort & Gardens



Special Events Admission applies for Day Guests on July 4th. Additional fees on select activities for all guests. 
Upon admission to Callaway Resort & Gardens, you will be provided with a special event wristband.
A limited number of grills are available on the West Beach picnic area near the Ski pavilion. We recommend arriving early, as these grill spots are first-come-first-serve. We do not provide grills. 
Personal fireworks are not permitted onsite. 
Photography is welcomed and encouraged, but drones are not permitted.
No pets except for service animals.
Please do not bring personal alcoholic beverages into Callaway Resort & Gardens.

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