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Fourth of July 2023 Activities Are Scheduled!

If this is your first summer at Lake Monticello, do we have a treat in store for you! Our Independence Day celebrations are one of our community’s most anticipated events. It brings family and friends together who honor our nation’s history while enjoying a bunch of Lake Monticello’s most beloved traditions. A huge thank you goes out to our sponsors who help pay for the materials: The Sweet Art Emporium, Jefferson Pharmacy, Firefly Broadband Internet, UVA Community Credit Union Happy Tails, Ace Hardware, Wahoo BBQ, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Fluvanna County, and Tractor Supply.

The Lake Loves Local Raffle helps pay for materials needed to hold the Independence Day Celebrations. Be sure to purchase your raffle ticket for a chance to win wonderful local gift certificates. Tickets go on sale June 19 -June 30 at the Ashlawn Clubhouse and on July 2 in the tent beside the Pool House. Thank you for your support!

Saturday, July 1st

Boat Parade 

  • Kick off the celebration at 6 PM 
  • Line up at the Marina 
  • Water guns and canons are fun, but water balloons are not allowed, sorry!
  • Please do not squirt people/boats that are waving a white towel or shirt.
  • LMPD will lead the parade.
  • Special thanks to Lake Monticello Police Department (LMPD) 

Sunday, July 2nd

Sand Sculpture Contest

  • 8 AM – 12 PM 
  • At the Main Beach 
  • Registration opens at 8 AM 
  • Special thanks to Nancy Parsons 

Horseshoe Tournament

  • Register at 8:30 AM at the Horseshoe Pits beside the Ashlawn Tennis Courts 
  • The competition runs from 9-11 AM
  • Special thanks to Mark Post

Cornhole Tournament

  • Registration at 1:15 PM 
  • 2 – 4 PM 
  • At the Ashlawn Clubhouse Lawn
  • Special thanks to Mark Post

Kids Games

  • 10 AM – 12:30 PM 
  • At the Ashlawn Clubhouse Lawn 
  • Temporary tattoos, Twister, Lawn Jenga, Connect 4, and more!
  • Special thanks to Young Residents and Families Volunteers

Wildlife Committee Crafts 

  • 10 AM – 1 PM 
  • At the Ashlawn Clubhouse Lawn 
  • Crafts & Wildlife Info
  • Special thanks to the Wildlife Committee Volunteers

Lake Loves Local Raffle

  • Tickets will sell from 10 AM – 3 PM on July 2nd at Raffle Table
  • Tickets will sell at Main Desk (41 Ashlawn Blvd.) last two weeks of June.
  • Drawing at 4:30 PM. Winners will be in the GM Corner.
  • Beside Pool House
  • Special thanks to LMOA 

Lake Monticello Pool Open

  • 11 AM – 7 PM Standard fees apply, no reservations, first come, first serve  
  • Special thanks to our Pool Team 

Main Beach

  • Lifeguards on duty.
  • First come, first serve.
  • Tents will be limited to 48″x48″ and may not be set up within 15 yards of the shoreline.

Food & Beverage

  • Beer Garden
  • Shark Tank
  • Lakeside Restaurant
  • Times TBD. Food & drinks are not free. Cash is preferred. Menu and pricing will be shared closer to the date.
  • Special thanks to our Food & Beverage Team 

Pool Party 

  • Lake Monticello Pool 7:30 PM – after the fireworks (9:45ish) 
  • Wristbands sold by LMST and LMOA for $15 ($12 for LMST families); part of the proceeds goes to the Lake Monticello Swim Team  
  • Special thanks to Lake Monticello Swim Team


  • Docks and racks must be cleared of boats no later than July 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM.  
  • Fireworks begin at dark (approx. 9:15 PM) 
  • Viewing areas are Main Beach, Ashlawn Clubhouse lawn, Main Dam, on the water from a boat 
  • Viewing is not allowed from the Marina Point property (other than MP owners). This is private property.
  • The gates will not be open to the public for fireworks. All guests must be registered by a resident.  
  • Special thanks to LMPD & our Maintenance Team

Remote Control Airplanes

  • Fly Over Lake at 8:30 PM
  • Special thanks to Craig Loudsberry

Tuesday, July 4th


  • Online preregistration runs from May 22 – June 28, 2023. Registering by June 16 guarantees a free bumper magnet.  
  • Preregistered number distribution at the Ashlawn Clubhouse on Monday, July 3, at 4 PM 
  • Same-day registration will be at 6:15 AM 
  • Start at 7 AM 
  • Begin at Bunker Ballfield
  • Special thanks to John Platt


  • Online preregistration runs from May 22 – June 28, 2023. Registering by June 16 guarantees a free bumper magnet.  
  • There will be NO same-day registration 
  • Beach 3 will be CLOSED until after Patriotic Skiers
  • Swim begins at 10 AM at Beach 3 – across the lake to the Main Beach 
  • Check-in runs from 8:45-9:45 AM 
  • Staggered Start Fun Swim followed by an Award Ceremony on Main Beach for the three fastest males and three fastest females of the first two waves. 
  • Special thanks to the Lake Monticello Swim Team (LMST) Volunteers, LMPD, Water Safety Patrol, and Lake Monticello Volunteer Water Rescue  

Patriotic Skiers

  • 11:45 AM view from the Main Beach 
  • Special thanks to Gary Hannifan  

Kids’ Putting Contest

  • 9 – 10 AM 
  • Open to children aged 12 and below
  • At the Lake Monticello Golf Course
  • Special thanks to Mark Marshall and the Youth Golf Foundation Directors 

Pickleball Demo and Open Play

  • 9 AM – 10:30 AM 
  • At the Ashlawn Courts 
  • Starts with a demo followed by playtime 
  • Special thanks to Warren McIvor 

Lake Monticello Pool Open

  • 11 AM – 7 PM Standard fees apply, no reservations, first come, first serve  
  • Special thanks to our Pool Team 

Stars and Stripes Forever Parade

  • Line up at 5:30 PM at the Ashlawn Clubhouse Parking Lot 
  • Walkers leave after cars leave 
  • Cars take a right at the Main Gate and circle Jefferson Drive
  • No throwing candy on Jefferson Drive
  • Return to the  Ashlawn Clubhouse for a free popsicle from Food Lion
  • Special thanks to LMPD and Food Lion

Lake Safety

  • LMVRS trailer at the Ashlawn Clubhouse 
  • Water Safety Patrol will be on the lake with scheduled & event patrols & Fireworks Safety Zone at Monroe Cove entrance. 
  • WSP and LM Water Rescue will secure the swim channel during the Swim Across the Lake, and aid swimmers having difficulty. 
  • WSP to maintain a “safe zone” for fireworks. 
  • Special thanks to John Lye, Water Safety Patrol volunteers, and the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire & Rescue.


Stay up to date HERE on LMOA.NEWS for more information.

Event locations/times/dates are subject to change, stay tuned for updates.

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