Get ready for a weekend full of patriotic fun! Lakewood Camping Resort is gearing up for our Annual Independence Day Celebration We have exciting activities and events for the whole family! Here’s a look at some of the fun we’re offering! For full schedules & event descriptions, please visit the Lakewood Camping Resort mobile app.
High Steppin’ Country, Lakewood Camping Resort’s Original variety show begins at 8:30 p.m. in Lakewood’s Theater by the Sea. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Although the show is free to guests of Lakewood Camping Resort, you must have a ticket to enter! View ticket information here.
Let us see how festive you can get by decorating your yards for the Fourth of July holiday. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded for campsites and 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded for Annual Lease/Vacation Rentals. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at the Sand and Surf Stage at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th.
To Decorate: Sign up to decorate by registering on the Lakewood Camping Resort Mobile App. Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 2nd and closes at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3rd. Download the app here: http://onelink.to/lakewood
To Judge: This year, are the judging panel! Please visit the Lakewood App to vote for your favorite yard. One vote per division only, please. Voting will open at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 2nd and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th.
Join us for a time of fellowship & God’s word!
It’s an Independence Day weekend tradition here at Lakewood. We want to see if you have what it takes to be crowned Miss Lakewood 2023!
We will also have a photogenic contest. To enter this contest, submit a 5X7 or larger color photo. These must be submitted no later than 6 pm, July 1st. You are welcome to deliver pictures in person or email them to: Events@lakewoodcampground.com. The child must compete in the pageant to be entered into the photogenic contest. Photos will be available for pick up after 10 pm Tuesday, July 4th.
View pageant rules & regulations here: https://bit.ly/MissLakewood_23
How to register: All contestants must register in person at the Lakewood Information Center no later than 6 pm, July 1. Contestants must be registered guests of Lakewood Camping Resort.
Show us your legs! This Fourth of July Lakewood tradition is for men ages 16 & up. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prizes will be awarded!
View contest rules & regulations here: https://bit.ly/MrLegs_23
How to register: Register in person at Lakewood Information Center no later than 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 2.
Bring a chair, or blanket, or just listen on your golf cart! No tickets are required!
How creative can you get? We want to see your best sandcastles and sand sculptures! Prizes are on the line. Winners will be announced at the 2023 Independence Day Awards Ceremony on July 4.
Day of Competion: Check-In starts at 9:45 am July 3 at the Sand and Surf Stage. The contest begins at 10:00 am and ends at 1 pm.
Rules & Regulations: https://bit.ly/23_Sandcastle
How to register: Sign up to participate in the Information Center no later than 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 2.
Float down the lazy river to hits curated by DJ Gemini
Big Daddy Splash is a cannonball contest for men aged 18 and above. This exciting event will take place at the Outdoor Pool on Monday, July 3rd at 1 p.m. Participants will take turns showing off their best cannonballs, with judges awarding points for style, technique, and splash size. It’s sure to be a fun and thrilling event for everyone involved, so don’t miss out!
No Registration required
How high can you stack America’s favorite cookie? Prizes will be awarded in the following age divisions:
How to register: Register in the Information Cener before 2 p.m. on July 3rd
Even the pets can get in on the action! This pet costume contest will be held at the outdoor pool.
How to register: Sign up in the Lakewood Information Center before 3 p.m. July 3rd.
New to Lakewood for the summer of 2023, prepare to be WOWED during the Polynesian Fire Show inside our Theater by the Sea!
Ticket Information: Visit the Info Center or call (843) 447-7343 for tickets
Enjoy this long-running tradition of floats, beauty Queens, decorated golf carts, marching units, and more! The parade will run south along Ocean Boulevard, turn at the outdoor pool and end at the Trading Post. Decorate your bike or golf cart & ride in the parade to be eligible for great prizes! Registration required.
Bicycle Decorating Rules & Regulations: https://bit.ly/BDAUSA23_Bike
Golf Cart Decorating Rules & Regulations: https://bit.ly/BDUSA_GolfCar
To watch: Parade spectators should line Ocean Blvd. and Main Street to view the Parade as it moves through the route
Participate in the Parade: For golf cart and bicycle entries, please register in person at the Information Center before 6 p.m. on July 3rd to receive your entry number and lineup information.
Keep your eyes on the sky at 1:00 as the South Carolina tradition of Salute from the Shore passes over Lakewood.
You’ll catch a glimpse of the F-16s and a C-17 as they head south to Beaufort.
Who will be our 2023 Apple Pie Baking Champion? Bring the pie and recipe to the Information Center for check-in on Monday, July 4th between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Judging will begin at 2 p.m.
Rules & Regulations: bit.ly/APBC_23
How to register: Register on the Lakewood Camping Resort mobile app here: http://onelink.to/lakewood
Ready. Set. Crawl! The Diaper Derby is a race among our youngest campers.
Rules & Regulations: https://bit.ly/LCR_DD23
How to register: Register in the Information Center before 8 p.m. July 3rd.
Yard Decorating Contest Voting Closes on the Lakewood Camping Resort Mobile App 5:00 p.m.
Winners announced: Yard Decorating Contest, Golf Cart Decorating Contest, Bike Decorating Contest, Apple Pie Baking Championship, Sandcastle Building Competition,
Let’s celebrate America in style at our annual Block Party. Enjoy live music from Bruce Wimberly, watermelon, inflatables, games, and fun! End the night with a performance by Lakewood’s own High Steppin’ Country!