Celebrate the 2014 Fourth of July Weekend at Callaway Gardens’ Star Spangled Beach Party

Jun 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations | Callaway Gardens
Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  706-663-2281 or 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292) | Fax: 706-663-5068
Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000
http://www.callawaygardens.com

 


Celebrate the 2014 Fourth of July Weekend at Callaway Gardens’ Star Spangled Beach Party



Sun, Fun, Circus, Music, Fireworks and More



PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (6/23/14) - Callaway Gardens is eagerly anticipating the Fourth of July!  Come join us for a great day filled with a ton of fun in the sun and a spectacular fireworks show.  Bring the entire family and enjoy a myriad of beach activities throughout the weekend.

Friday will feature a variety of activities and events to entertain all ages.   Guests of all ages are sure to be thrilled by the acrobatics of the Florida State University Flying High Circus as they perform at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Callaway Gardens Farmers Market will have holiday hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  During the day, DJ Mickey J will entertain beachgoers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; a performance by Secret Sauce at 5 p.m.; dancing to the classic beach music of the Swinging’ Medallions, part of Callaway Gardens’ Independence Day tradition and fun for all ages, will begin at 7:30 p.m.  The anticipated patriotic fireworks finale will shoot off at approximately 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

Saturday night will be packed with live entertainment.  At 5 p.m., Wicked Dixie kicks off followed by The Regulars.  Another thrilling FSU Flying High Circus performance will be in the big tent at the special time of 7:45 p.m. to make sure everyone is out watching the sky for the dusk jump by the On Target Pyrotechnic Skydiving Team (weather permitting).

In addition, Robin Lake Beach offers guests a number of activities for a fee including Aqua Island, paddle boats, bumper boats, waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding and lessons, rock climbing wall, spider jump, the Xcelerator four-story inflatable water slide and a flying trapeze.  A limited number of beach umbrellas with chairs are available for rent as well as semi-private cabanas overlooking Robin Lake Beach.  And, not to be overlooked, are the traditional Robin Lake Beach games of miniature golf, table tennis, shuffleboard, and giant chess and checkers.

A special highlight will be the return of the Train to Callaway Gardens.  This version of the Chickadee Choo Choo will be trackless in the Robin Lake Beach area.  Rides will be $5 per person between Noon and 6 p.m. Be sure to take a ride on the train and spread the word that the Train is back.

At some time during a visit, guests should check out TreeTop Adventure, a course in the tree canopy featuring a combination of aerial challenges and zip lines.  Located adjacent to the Callaway Discovery Center, the Discovery Course is $35 per person. Those feeling up to the challenge can add the more extreme Lake Course for only $15 per person. For both of these courses, guests must be 54” tall.  New for the smaller guests 36” to 60”, the Sapling Course is just $15.  Reservations and closed-toe shoes are required.  Visit http://www.callawaygardens.com/treetop or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292).

Rest and relax this Fourth of July by staying overnight.  Guests can choose from lodging in the newly renovated Mountain Creek Inn, the relaxing Southern Pine Cottages or the secluded Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes.  The special July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party overnight package includes lodging, admission to the Gardens and Beach Party and breakfast in the Plant Room starting at $189* in the Mountain Creek Inn.

To visit for just July 4th, Special Event admission is $25/adult; $20/senior 65+; $12.50/child age 6-12; children 5 and younger are admitted for free.  Tax is included.  Annual passholders and Military personnel, with valid active duty or retired identification, can enter this special event for half-price.  Veterans also are admitted for half-price.  Admission includes access to the Gardens attractions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Star Spangled Beach Party festivities at Robin Lake from 7 a.m. until the fireworks finale.

General admission applies Saturday and Sunday - $18/adult; $15/senior 65+; $9/child age 6-12; children 5 and younger are admitted for free.  Tax is included.  Annual passholders and Military personnel, with valid active duty or retired identification, can enter this special event for free.  Veterans are admitted for half-price.  Admission includes access to the Gardens attractions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Robin Lake from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.

The Robin Lake Beach entrance is on U.S. Hwy. 27.
Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  To make a reservation or for additional information, visit http://www.callawaygardens.com/july4 or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292).

 

*Rate is per night, based on double occupancy in a Non-View Room at the Mountain Creek Inn. Offer valid July 3-6, 2014. Pricing also is available in the Southern Pine Cottages, Mountain Creek Villas and Vacation Homes. Tax and gratuity not included. Based on availability. Other restrictions may apply.

Schedule of Events:  July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party
July 4: Beach Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Gardens Attractions Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 5-6: Beach Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Gardens Attractions Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, July 4, 2014
7 a.m.            Beach Opens
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beach Activities Aqua Island*, Blaster Boats*, Paddle Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*, Spider Jump*, Miniature Golf, Table  Tennis, Shuffleboard, Giant Checkers, Giant Chess, Xcelerator  Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Callaway Gardens Farmers Market
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Beach Concessions, Food Vendors and Food Trucks
Noon to 5 p.m.    Live entertainment by DJ Mickey J
Noon to 6 p.m.    Chickadee Choo Choo Train*
3:30 p.m.         FSU Flying High Circus Performance
5 p.m.            Live Music:  Secret Sauce
6 p.m.            FSU Flying High Circus Performance
6 p.m.            Beach Connector Gate Closes (Access between Gardens and Robin Lake Beach area will be closed
from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in preparation for fireworks display.  Please use exterior entrances.)
7:30 p.m.         Live Music:  The Swingin' Medallions
9:30 p.m.         Fireworks Extravaganza (Weather Permitted)

Saturday, July 5, 2014
9 a.m.            Beach Opens
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beach Activities Aqua Island*, Blaster Boats*, Paddle
Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*,
      Spider Jump*, Miniature Golf, Table Tennis,
Shuffleboard, Giant Checkers, Giant Chess, Xcelerator
Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Beach Concessions, Food Vendors and Food Trucks
Noon to 5 p.m.    Live entertainment by DJ Mickey J
Noon to 6 p.m.    Chickadee Choo Choo Train*
3:30 p.m.         FSU Flying High Circus Performance
5 p.m.            Live Music: Wicked Dixie
7 p.m.            Live Music: The Regulars
7:45 p.m.         FSU Flying Circus Performance
9 p.m.            On Target Pyrotechnic Skydivers Performance

Sunday, July 6, 2014
9 a.m.            Beach Opens
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beach Activities Aqua Island*, Blaster Boats*, Paddle
                  Boats*, Flying Trapeze*, Rock Climbing Wall*,
Spider Jump*, Miniature Golf, Table Tennis,
Shuffleboard, Giant Checkers, Giant Chess,
Xcelerator Water Slide*, Roadster Pedal Karts*
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Beach Concessions
Noon to 5 p.m.    Live entertainment by DJ Mickey J
Noon to 6 p.m.    Chickadee Choo Choo Train*
3:30 p.m.         FSU Flying High Circus Performance
All events are at Robin Lake Beach area unless otherwise noted, are weather dependent and subject to change.  No rain checks.
*Additional fee

Please Note
• Events are subject to change without notice or in case of inclement weather. No rain-checks.
• Guests on July 4 will be issued a wristband. The wristband should be worn at all times and will be required for re-entry should a guest choose to leave.
• Access gate between Gardens and Robin Lake Beach area will be closed from 6 p.m.to 10 p.m. on July 4 in preparation for fireworks display.
*Additional fee required.
 

 

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