Spend Your 4th of July at Cottonwood Cove

The 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year, which means we'll be celebrating all week long!  We've got an action-packed schedule of events, so now is the perfect time to enjoy Cottonwood Cove for a whole week.  If you can't make it a week vacation, Cottonwood Cove will be the place to be on the weekend before and after the holiday.  We've also included fun 4th of July Trivia in today's blog to keep you entertained until you can get out of the office and enjoy the holiday.

Not only do we have fun holiday events planned, but Cottonwood Cove also has amazing amenities that are fun for the whole family.  We have the most modern campground in the midwest, an amazing lodge with a restaurant and multiple bars, an incredible riverfront stage with live music, and a marina on the Missouri River.  This summer, we just added a brand new swim up bar, playground, and riverfront front RV lot.  Grab your friends and family and come enjoy everything Cottonwood Cove has to offer.

Check out our fun-filled 4th of July events below:

Tuesday, July 3

Open 3pm-1:00am
Cottonwood Golf Cart Parade - 6pm
Help vote on best decorated!

Live Band: Blue Eyes - 7pm-11:30pm
Fireworks - Approximately 9:30pm
Pool Open! (21+)

Wednesday, July 4
Open 11am-10:00pm
Pool Open! (21+)

Saturday, July 7
Open 11am-1:00am

Cottonwood Concert Series: 
Bad Medicine: A Tribute to Bon Jovi - 8:30pm
Riverview Fireworks - Approximately 9:30pm
(Bad Medicine will resume at 10pm)
Pool Open! (21+)

Fourth of July Trivia:

  1. Three of the founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence died on the 4th of July in 1826 and 1831.  Who were they?
    John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the 2nd and 3rd presidents of the United States, both died on July 4, 1826.  James Monroe died on July 4, 1831.
  2. What year did America gain its Independence from Great Britain?
  3. What day was the separation of the colonies from Great Britain actually approved in Congress and made legal?
    The legal decision to separate the American colonies from Great Britain actually occurred in Congress on July 2, 1776.  One of the founding fathers, John Adams, believed that Independence Day should be celebrated on the 2nd, rather than on the 4th.  We celebrate it on the 4th because that was the day the decision was made public.
  4. Who sewed the first American Flag?
    Betsy Ross sewed the first American Flag in 1776.  It was adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.
  5.  How many people lived in the American colonies when they gained their independence?
    2.5 Million
  6.  How many original colonies were there?
    There were 13 original colonies.  That is why the first American flag had 13 stripes and 13 stars.  In fact, there are still 13 stripes on the current American flag to represent these 13 colonies.
  7.  How many men signed the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July?
    Only 2 men actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  Although the declaration was drafted by Thomas Jefferson, it was first signed by John Hancock, president for Congress, and his secretary, Charles Thompson.  The major signing event actually occurred on August 2, 1776 when 50 men signed it.  There are a total of 56 signers on the Declaration of Independence
  8.  When did Congress declare 4th of July a national holiday?
    It became a national holiday in 1980, although it was declared a federal holiday in 1941.
  9.  Where was the first Independence Day celebration?
    The first Independence Day celebration was held in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777.  The first public reading of the declaration also occurred in Philadelphia, on July 8, 1776.
  10.  Why are fireworks associated with the 4th of July?
    Fireworks have been associated with the 4th of July ever since the first Independence Day celebration in 1776 to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of American independence.  In a famous letter to his wife, John Adams stated, "the day will be the most memorable in the history of America.  I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.  It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfires, and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward  forever more."
John Adams was right! Even 242 years later, we are still celebrating Independence Day with just as much enthusiasm.  Bring your family and friends to enjoy the fun-filled events and celebrations taking place at Cottonwood Cove.  And don't forget, RV lots are filling up quickly!


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10270 Riverside Lane
Blair, Nebraska 68008

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