DeSoto State Park’s Annual Independence Day Events

DeSoto State Park’s Annual Independence Day events atop Lookout Mountain This annual event is fun for both children & adults! Celebrate Independence Day and enjoy good ol’ fashioned fun at DeSoto State Park. Participate in the flag making contest, sit back & enjoy DeSoto’s parade, & eat ice cream at the annual ice cream social. DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama.  Free to everyone; Great for all ages!

Independence Day Flag-Making Contest
Make your own homemade flag to be judged in this fun contest. All ages are welcome to participate. Materials & flag-making rules will be available at the campground pavilion in the Improved Campground starting Thursday, June 29th if needed (Flags are made on white foam boards, participants use natural materials). Flags can be turned in any day that week but MUST be turned in no later than 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 1st to be judged. (Turn in flags at DeSoto’s Nature Center) Winners will be announced on DeSoto’s facebook page on Saturday July the 1st (Winners will be contacted) Open to everyone-Be sure to join in the fun! Free to participate and open to all ages!

Splish & Splash Pool Party
Join the fun at our 10th Annual Splish & Splash Pool Party! Cool off in our Olympic-size pool, eat ice cream, & enter for door prizes!
$1.00 per person-admission fee.
Friday, June 30, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Subject to cancellation if inclement weather

Independence Day Parade
This annual event is fun for both children & adults! Decorate your vehicle to show your spirit!
This small parade will start at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2023.
Begins at DeSoto’s Park Headquarters & ends in DeSoto’s Improved Campground in time for the Ice Cream Social. If you wish to ride along in your decorated vehicle, meet at DeSoto’s Park Headquarters at 2:45 pm. We would love to have you join us in celebrating our Country’s Independence Day! Free to participate!
Subject to cancellation if inclement weather

Ice Cream Social
Social starts at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1st, located at the Campground Pavilion in DeSoto’s Improved Campground. Sit around & relax, eat ice cream, & meet your fellow guests at DeSoto State Park. Flag-Making Contest winners will be announced at the Ice Cream Social.  You are welcome to bring your own favorite homemade ice cream recipe or other desserts to share with your fellow guests. Bring your own comfortable camp chair as seating is limited. Free to participate, & open to everyone! Campground gate will be open for you.
Subject to cancellation if inclement weather

The event is finished.


Jun 30 2023 - Jul 01 2023


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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7104 DeSoto Parkway NE


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