If your local, your childhood memories probably include the Marietta Fireworks.
For us, it was the highlight of the summer!
As children we knew it was guaranteed to be a great night filled with music, games, activities, food and that, it was going to end with a BOOM!
The kind that shakes your chest. The lights would fill the sky, dancing down to the ground. We would await eagerly for the grand finally! Trying to guess when it might be beginning, only to be frozen in awe when it truly did.
That's not something we are likely to ever forget.
It was a day spent together, with family, friends, and community. Thanking veterans, being grateful, and thinking about what it is to be an American.
Today we bring our families.
So many memories have been made and shared at this event...
Marietta Fireworks & Bike Race
Saturday July 6, 2019 is going to be a big day in Marietta, Pennsylvania.
The day starts off with a series of bike races!
The bike races start around 10:30 am and continue throughout the afternoon until about 2pm. There are a variety of different categories in which to enter, featuring women's, kid's and men's bike races. Do you want to enter the bike races?
There is still time to register!
Even if your are not interested in racing, you can cheer on the racers or bring your bike and visit the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail! Enjoy the rich history and beauty of Marietta, the Susquehanna River and surrounding river lands during your visit.
After the races head to the party in the park!
Come out to Marietta War Memorial park for family fun, activities, food and drinks.
The party in the park kicks off around 2pm with a cornhole tournament!
Registration for cornhole teams opens at 12 noon in the park. Winning teams will be awarded trophies!
From 4pm until 9pm a kids zone with 3Monkeys Inflatables will open in the park! Wristbands will be available for purchase so children can play throughout the evening. Smokey the Bear will be there to visit with the children and at 7pm character juggler Chris Ivey will be there to entertain and wow the crowd!
Local bands will provide music and entertainment in the park. You will find food trucks and novelty vendors at the party too!
Don't forget to stop by and say hi to us!
River Rock Adventures will be hanging out at the party in the park too!
We will be there to answer questions and hand out information to anyone who's interested in finding out more about our campsite.
Swing by our stand with the kids to pick up a nature scavenger hunt! A fantastic way to keep the fun rolling while they wait for the fireworks to begin or complete it another day! Trade screen time for green time by finding simple ways to enjoy the outdoors together.
We plan to hide at least 100 kindness rocks in the park!
We hope they bring some happiness to anyone who happens upon one that day. You might notice a few sneak peaks and hints about what their themes might be! We had a blast thinking of fun ideas and painting them up ourselves.
Finally the most exciting event of the evening!
The infamous Marietta fireworks is a long enjoyed tradition shared among generations, and they're back!
The fun packed day is set to wrap up with the fireworks display, scheduled to start at 9:15, and estimated to last about 45 minutes! Get ready for a grand show, you know will start with a bang and end with an even bigger one!
This years show opening will be in honor of Marietta local, World War II and Korean War Veteran, Ben Thompson. We thank you and your family for your service, Sir.
We know Mr. Gary Schatz and his team of about 40 volunteers work very hard to make this evening a fantastic one for everyone who attends. Take a moment and thank all these hard working volunteers for their hard work all year long!
They really make it happen. We want to thank everyone involved with the Marietta Fireworks, you guys are the real MVP's of the day.
Donations are being accepted for the 2020 Marietta Fireworks display. If you enjoy the show consider making a donation to continue the tradition.
Looking to get away from the crowd?
The weekdays are the best days to camp out at River Rock Adventures campsite;
"On the weekends everyone comes out to play, but the weekdays are the best days because work keeps all the people at bay."
If your aim is to feel secluded, the weekdays are the best days for you.
You can't blame the weekend warrior! They work hard all week, counting down the days until they are free to have an adventure. They are too tired after work to utilize their weekday evenings, so they cram as much fun as they can into the weekends. A taste of the wild to keep them going. We have all been there and will probably be there again. However if you can break the chain and get outdoors during the weekdays you would be surprised at how alone you can feel.
The landscape transforms to your own private view.
The echo of nature's chorus rings out uninterrupted.
The Susquehanna River whispers sweet nothings in the wind all day long.
The trees' canopy wraps around and hugs you.
The stars dance for you in the nights sky.
The weekdays are just for you.
Campgrounds are not for everyone
The camp kitchen area makes cooking duties while camping a breeze! Whether you are planning on cooking over the fire, using the grill or bring your own gear, the camp kitchen is set up to make meal time stress free.
It features a counter area and corner table space for efficient food preparation, a charcoal grill able to be moved for optimal cooking convenience, a rustic hand washing sink station and a cooler stand with food storage. You will also find hooks for hanging, a bottle opener and a fire grate just incase!
the camp shower
Just because you're camping doesn't mean you can't get clean! Leave the wet wipes in the tent. The camp shower area provides a semi-private area to get cleaned up. It is compatible with just about any store bought shower bag for camping. The solar shower bags are intended to heat up in the sun all day and then will provide warm water. (Sit the bag in the sun and then shower up once the water is at your desired temperature!) You will find some corner shelfing to hold toiletries and towel hooks inside. The camp shower area is especially popular on hot or long camping trips!
other amenities around camp