Photo courtesy Lake Murray Country

The 31st Annual 4th of July Celebration at Lake Murray will be held June 29 at noon.

Showing pride for the nation and sign up your business, family, or friends to be a part of the patriotic celebration. The Parade will start at Bomb Island and head towards the Lake Murray Dam.

Participate by decorating your boat according to theme to possibly win cash prizes.

Free Registration is open through June 28. Entries received between June 23-28 will be accepted; however, after June 23, information packets (entry number, map, etc.) must be picked up at the Lake Murray Country Visitor’s Center.

Sign up by phone  at 781-5940 x 0; mail, PO Box 1783, Irmo, SC 29063; email [email protected]; or in person at the visitor’s center at 2184 N Lake Drive, Columbia. Download the registration form for complete rules at

The 2019 boat parade theme is “Light Up Lake Murray. Prize amounts are listed below, they only apply to boat parade participants.

1st Place: $400

2nd Place: $300

3rd Place: $200

4th Place: $100

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