Pine Mountain Lake
Pine Mountain Lake, California 95321, USA
July Fourth Boat ParadeEvery year during the Fourth of July, in a small gated community called Pine Mountain Lake in the Sierra foothills near Groveland, there is a boat parade. The members of the community come up with a theme (one year it was classic TV shows, another it was historical eras) and "weekenders" and residents alike get creative and build scenes and costumes to parade around the lake for hundreds of on-lookers.
My parents have retired to this community so, I've enjoyed watching the parade from a boat for the past few years.
Just a tip: if you'd like to enjoy the boat parade and the rest of the July Fourth festivities, look for rental properties in Pine Mountain Lake on AirBnB or VRBO.