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DeSoto State Park’s Annual Independence Day Celebration

July 1 @ 6:30 PM - July 2 @ 8:00 PM

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One event on July 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM

DeSoto State Park Independence Day

DeSoto State Park is having a two-day Independence Day Celebration that includes a flag-making contest, a community pool party, an Independence Day Parade, and an ice cream social!

Splish & Splash Pool Party – Friday at 6:30 PM

Join the fun at our 9th Annual Splish & Splash Pool Party! Cool off in our Olympic-size pool, eat ice cream, & enter for door prizes! $1.00 per person-admission fee. Friday, July 1, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Independence Day Parade – Saturday at 3 PM

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 2, 2021.
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 in your decorated vehicle, meet at DeSoto’s Park Headquarters at 2:45 pm. We would love to have you join us in celebrating our Country’s Independence Day! Free to participate!

Ice Cream Social – Saturday at 4 PM

Social starts at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2nd, 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.

Independence Day 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 Thursday, June 30th if needed (Flags are made on white foam boards, participants use natural materials). Flags can be turned in any day that week but MUST be turned in no later than 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2nd to be judged. (Turn in flags at DeSoto’s Nature Center) Winners will be announced on DeSoto’s facebook page on Saturday July the 2nd. (Winners will be contacted) Open to everyone-Be sure to join in the fun! Free to participate and open to all ages!


July 1 @ 6:30 PM
July 2 @ 8:00 PM
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DeSoto State Park
7104 DeSoto Pkwy NE
Fort Payne, AL 35967 United States
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