2022 Independence Day Weekend Events

The biggest weekend of the year in Roaming Shores is Independence Day weekend (July 2nd – 4th)! Check out the following planned events!

Roaming Shores 5K & 1 Mile:

The weekend will kick off on Saturday, July 2nd at 8am with the Roaming Shores 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. This is a family friendly athletic event. Proceeds benefiting our local Safety Services and the STARS Club who organizes the annual Roaming Shores Fireworks Display and numerous social events. Sign up online. Price increases after June 25th!

Cardboard Boat Races:

The Roaming Shores Police Department will host their 4th Annual Cardboard Boat Race at Beach 1 on Saturday, July 2nd at Noon. “THE CHALLENGE”: to design and build a person-powered corrugated cardboard boat capable of racing a 200-yard course, in Lake Roaming Rock. Boats may be powered by canoe paddles, oars, kayak paddles, approved mechanical paddlewheels, sails and raw muscle power. For full rules and waiver, click here or contact the Roaming Shores Police Department at rspd@roamingshorespd.org.

Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament:

Jason P. Scribben was a senior at Grand Valley High School and died in a boating accident on Lake Roaming Rock on July 4th, 1998. The volleyball court at beach #1 was dedicated to him.

This year the annual Jason P. Scribben Memorial 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament will be held on July 2nd at the Roaming Shores Beach #1 Volleyball Court. The tournament will start at 1pm and registration will begin at 12pm.

Please come and join us as we celebrate Jason P. Scribben’s memories and support safe boating on our Lake.

Doctor D at the Kathy Crandall Entertainment Pavilion:

DJ Doctor D will be playing at the Kathy Crandall Entertainment pavilion the evening of the fireworks. Come join us for some fun!


The Annual Fireworks Display will be Saturday, July 2nd at 10pm, weather permitting. The rain date will be July 3rd. The annual display is made possible by the generous donations of our Membership and the tireless efforts of the STARS Club. The show is best viewed by boat or from the Beach 1 area.

As the fireworks display is fired from Beach 2, please note that the entire Beach 2 area will be closed on the afternoon of the show. There is no set time for Beach 2’s closure, it is up to the Fireworks company. 

Boaters: Please anchor your boats around the buoys (rather than down the lake) for safety and the best view of lower & sky driven displays. Try to be in place by 9:30pm/9:45pm.

**On Fireworks Night, the entire lake will be NO WAKE beginning at 8pm until dawn the following morning.**

STARS Cornhole Tournament

Mark your calendars and get ready for some fun competition! The STARS Club will hosting a Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, July 3rd at the field between the Roaming Shores Clubhouse Pool & Pavilion beginning at 1pm. This event is limited to the first 40 participants! Online registration coming soon! Click here for more info, rules, and registration info!

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