Like most places in Lake County, Clear Lake Campground and the city of Clearlake do not allow fireworks of any kind. If you're coming to Camp for 4th of July weekend, absolutely no fireworks will be permitted. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy a fireworks show over the lake. Two safe public fireworks displays are planned to celebrate the 2020 holiday:
City of Clearlake: Austin Park
Fireworks will be launched from the Austin Park area in Clearlake at 9pm, thanks to the Lakeshore Lions Club.
If you have a boat, you can launch it from Camp and head into the lake to enjoy the show, otherwise there are two viewing options presented by the Lions Club: A "drive in" experience for those with vehicles and a "picnic in the park" experience for those walking in. Due to a lack of fundraising opportunities, we will be welcoming a $10 fee to park your vehicle. The "drive in" experience will allow for you and your family to park your vehicle and enjoy the fireworks display just as you would enjoy a drive in movie. Vehicles will be parked with adequate space between them to adhere to social distancing. The "picnic in the park" experience will allow those on foot to come and sit on the grass in designated areas, again adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Entrance to the parking area: Austin Drive and Uhl. Food vendors will be on site from 4-8PM and restrooms and hand washing stations are available. Masks are required when not in your vehicle. Please maintain social distancing. Alcohol, glass containers, and smoking are prohibited and pets must be on a leash. This event will probably draw a large crowd. Note: The annual parade, carnival, and car show have been cancelled for 2020.
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Konocti Vista Casino: Lakeport
Konocti Vista Casino and Resort will host a Community Fireworks Extravaganza beginning at 9PM. The best places to view the fireworks will be around the southwest part of the lake. Library Park and the area along the waterfront from 1st to 5th Streets in Lakeport (about 35 minutes from Camp) or the smaller Lakeside County Park in Kelseyville at 1985 Park Drive (about 30 minutes from Camp) are possible options (please maintain social distancing and wear masks when outside your car). There will be no public party at the Casino this year and the marina access is limited to hotel guests only.
Konocti Vista address: 2755 Mission Rancheria Road, Lakeport
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More notes about fireworks: Fireworks are sold in Lakeport, however they can only be used legally in the city of Lakeport but not in public parks. Fireworks shows usually held in Lakeport and Clearlake Oaks are cancelled for 2020.
July 5: Old Time Fiddle Music
Celebrate the 4th of July with music at the Ely Stage Stop Fiddlers' Jam on Sunday, noon - 2PM. Bring your own chairs, wear masks, and find a shady spot at least 6 feet away from others! Burgers, hot dogs, and root beer floats will be for sale. Attendance limited to the first 100 people.
Address: 9921 Soda Bay Rd, Kelseyville, 20 minutes from Camp (between Lower Lake and Kelseyville)
Web site: Ely Stage Stop