Callaway Gardens is anxiously 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.
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. During the day, DJ Fade to Black will entertain beach-goers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dancing to the classic beach music of the Swinging’ Medallions, part of the 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).
Fun continues on Friday with a Red, White and Blue Fun Run at 7 a.m.; a Farmers Market at 4 p.m.; an evening Jessta James beach concert and the FSU Flying High Circus performing at 8 p.m.
Saturday night will be packed with entertainment with a 5 p.m. concert by Matt Whitten and an evening concert by Secret Sauce. 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 Aero eXtreme Parachute Demonstration Team (weather permitting).
In addition, Robin Lake Beach offers guests a number of activities for a fee including Aqua Island, Paddle Boats, Light Striker Laser Tag, waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding and lessons, rock climbing wall, spider jump 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.
At some time during a visit, guests definitely want to 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. Reservations are required. The cost is $35 per person, who must be 54” tall and wear closed-toe shoes. Add the new Lake Course for only $15 per person.
Rest and relax this Fourth of July by staying overnight. Guests can choose from lodging in the newly renovated Mountain Creek Inn, relaxing Cottages or secluded 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.
Special Event admission for July 4th 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. 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 Friday through 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, are admitted for free. 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.