Desoto State Park

Annual Independence Day Events

Event Dates:
July 3, 2020, 6:30 pm
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Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:


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.

Date: July 3rd & 4th 2020

Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama

Fee: Free to the Public; Great for all ages!



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 July 1st. Flags MUST be turned in no later than 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th to be judged. (Turn in flags at DeSoto's Nature Center) Examples of flags from year's past can be seen at the Nature Center. Free to participate and open to all ages!


Splish & Splash Pool Party

Join the fun at our 8th Annual Splish & Splash Pool Party! Cool off in our Olympic-size pool, play pool games, eat ice cream, & enter for door prizes!

$1.00 per person-admission fee.

Friday, July 3, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Independence Day Parade

This annual event is fun for both children & adults! Decorate your vehicle to show your spirit!

Parade will start at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

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, meet at DeSoto's Park Headquarters at 2:30 pm. We would love to have you join us in celebrating our Country’s Independence Day! Free to participate!


Ice Cream Social

Social starts at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th, 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.